Advanced Placement and
Transfer of Credit
Incoming students may receive credit toward graduation
for three kinds of prior achievement: (1) successful
completion of college-level course work in secondary
school, as measured by performance on the College
Board Advanced Placement Program examination; (2)
successful completion of approved liberal arts courses
taken while enrolled in high school, for which credit ap-
pears on the transcript of an accredited college or
university; and (3) work completed in International
Baccalaureate programs (see below). Students receiving
advanced credit cannot duplicate their coursework while
enrolled at Oberlin.
Oberlin does not grant credit for CLEP (College Level
Examination Program) and other programs of credit by
examination where the examination is not tied in with
completion of specific courses leading up to the tests.
Nor does the College grant academic credit to the in-
coming student for experiential learning programs unless
these programs were approved for credit at the college
or university where the student was enrolled at the time.
Oberlin does not grant credit for correspondence
courses, extension courses, or continuing education.
Specific questions about the transfer of credits to the
College should be addressed to: Office of the Registrar,
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 44074, (440) 775-8450.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)
Oberlin will grant up to a total of 28 hours of credit to-
ward graduation for performance on IB exams. 8 hours
of credit are awarded for each higher-level course com-
pleted with a score of 6 or 7 and four hours of credit are
awarded for each higher-level course completed with a
score of 5. The guidelines for approval of IB credit vary
from department to dep