AP and IBO Credit

Franklin College will accept credit for selected College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement exams (AP) and the International Baccalaureate academic program (IBO).  Franklin College does not administer these exams.  However, students may receive credit for examination by providing an official record of examination results to the Academic Records Office.  Franklin College does not award credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exams; however, CLEP exams may be taken to demonstrate proficiency in the foreign languages.

More specific information on these policies appears below.

AP Credit

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program provides an opportunity for high school students to earn college credits and/or advanced placement by enrolling in AP courses in high school and completing the associated AP exam at the conclusion of each course.  Franklin College requires a minimum score of 4 on all AP exams: those exams requiring a score greater than 4 are noted in the following table. The following table includes the examinations, passing scores, hours of credit allowed, and Franklin College course equivalences.

AP TestPassing ScoreCredit HoursCourse Equivalence
Art History44ART 116
Biology44BIO 114
Chemistry410CHE 121, 122
Comp. Government & Politics44POL 332
Computer Science
– Computer Science A43CMP 141
– Computer Science AB46CMP 141, 142
English Lang/Comp44LA 101
English Literature44LA 101
English Literature58LA 101 and LA 201
European History43HIS XXX
(will satisfy one course in category C of the history curriculum – see History curriculum)
Economics44ECO 115
French (language & literature)*48FRE 110, 111
Mathematics
– Calculus AB44MAT 135
(or Calculus BC with AB subscore of 3 or higher)
– Calculus BC49MAT 135, 140, 142
(and AB subscore of 3 or higher)
Statistics43MAT 224
Physics
– Physics C – Mechanics45PHY 201
– Physics C – Elect. & Magnetism45PHY 202
Spanish* 48SPA 110, 111
Studio Art43ART 160
Psychology44PSY 117
U.S. Government & Politics44POL 221
U.S. History46HIS 120, 121
World History 44HIS 205

International Baccalaureate Examination Credit (IBO)* Franklin College will accept AP credit for advance placement in foreign language; however, students should be aware that they can also get advance placement by taking the College’s foreign language placement tests. Please note further clarification listed under Spanish and French Curricula in Academic Catalog.

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is an advanced international educational program for high school and college-aged students. Franklin College recognizes credit from the International Baccalaureate academic program and encourages students to submit IB exam scores to the Academic Records office for evaluation
Course credit may be granted for IB credit meeting both of the following guidelines.

  1. IB credits taken in the Diploma Programme
  2. IB credits granted for the Higher Level (HL) Examination with scores of 5, 6, or 7.

For more information on the IBO, visit their website at www.ibo.org. For more information on Franklin College’s IBO policy, contact the Registrar, at 317.738.8018.

IB SubjectScoreCourse(s)Credit Hours
Biology (HL)5, 6, or 7BIO 134/BIO 1404/4 (total of 8 hours)
Chemistry (HL)5, 6, or 7CHE 1124
Computer Science (HL)5, 6, or 7CMP 1303
Economics (HL)5, 6, or 7ECO 1154
English A1 (HL)5, 6, or 7ENG XXX 3 undistributed credits
English A2 (HL)5, 6, or 7ENG XXX3 undistributed credits
French (HL)5FRE 2104
-In order to earn credit for FRE 110 and 111, student must take FRE 211 at FC and earn a C- or better.
French (HL)6FRE 2114
-In order to earn credit for FRE 110, 111, and 210, student must take FRE 300-level at FC and earn a C- or better.
French (HL)7FRE XXX (300-level)4
-In order to earn credit for FRE 111, 210, and 211, student must take a FRE 300-level course at FC earning a C- or better.
Mathematics (HL)5, 6, or 7MAT 135 4
Philosophy5, 6, or 7PHL 1164
Psychology5, 6, or 7PSY 1174
Social Anthropology 5, 6, or 7SOX 1233
Spanish (HL)5SPA 2104
-In order to earn credit for SPA 110 and 111, student must take SPA 211 at FC and earn a C- or better.
Spanish (HL)6SPA 2114
-In order to earn credit for SPA 110, 111, and 210, student must take SPA300-level at FC and earn a C- or better.
Spanish (HL)7SPA XXX (300-level)4
-In order to earn credit for SPA 111, 210, and 211, student must take a SPA 300-level course at FC earning a C- or better.
Theatre Arts (HL)5, 6, or 7THE 110/THE 1253/3 (total of 6 hours)