Credit by Examination

High school students can earn credit toward graduation at The Ohio State University by completing tests in the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs. Reference the charts below to learn the score requirements for specific Ohio State course credit. Please note that these credits are subject to change without notice.

To learn more about examination credit, view the Credit by Examination brochure. For more information about testing services at the university, visit the Testing Center website.

AP Tests, scores and credit awarded

To earn credit for AP scores, contact College Board at 1-888-225-5427 to have your official score report sent to recipient code #1592, The Ohio State University Testing Center, 585 Student Academic Services Building, 281 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210.

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IB Exams
AP Test Subject Score Courses (credit hours)
Art History 3+ HISTART 2002 (3)
Biology 3 Biology 1101 (4)
Biology 4 Biology 1113 (4)
Biology 5Biology 1113 (4); Biology 1114 (4)
Calculus AB 3+ Math 1151 (5)
Calculus BC 3+ Math 1151 (5); Math 1152 (5)
Chemistry 3 CHEM 1110 (5)
Chemistry 4+ CHEM 1210 (5)
Chinese Language and Culture 3 Chinese 1101 (4); Chinese 1102 (4)
Chinese Language and Culture 4 Chinese 1101 (4); Chinese 1102 (4); Chinese 1103 (4)
Chinese Language and Culture 5 Chinese 1101 (4); Chinese 1102 (4); Chinese 1103 (4); Chinese 2102 (5)
Computer Science Principles 3+ CSE 1211 (3)
Computer Science A 3 CSE 1223 (3)
Computer Science A 4+ CSE 1223 (3); CSE 2123 (3)
Economics: Microeconomics 3+ ECON 2001.01 (3)
Economics: Macroeconomics 3+ ECON 2002.01 (3)
English Language and Composition 3+ English 1110.01 (3)
English Literature and Composition 3+ English 1110.02 (3)
English Language and Composition AND English Literature and Composition 3+ on both exams English 1110.01 (3); English 1167H (3)
Environmental Science 3+ ENR 2100 (3)
French Language and Culture 3 French 1101 (4); French 1102 (4)
French Language and Culture 4 French 1101 (4); French 1102 (4); French 1103 (4)
French Language and Culture 5 French 1101 (4); French 1102 (4); French 1103 (4); French 2101.01 (3)
German Language and Culture 3 German 1101 (4); German 1102 (4)
German Language and Culture 4 German 1101 (4); German 1102 (4); German 1103 (4)
German Language and Culture 5 German 1101 (4); German 1102 (4); German 1103 (4); German 2101 (3)
Government and Politics: United States 3+ POLITSC 1100 (3)
Government and Politics: Comparative 3+ POLITSC 1200 (3)
History: European 3+ History 1212 (3)
History: United States 3+ History 1151 (3); History 1152 (3)
History: World 3+ History 1681 (3); History 1682 (3)
Human Geography 3+ Geography 2400 (3)
Italian Language and Culture 3 Italian 1101 (4); Italian 1102 (4)
Italian Language and Culture 4 Italian 1101 (4); Italian 1102 (4); Italian 1103 (4)
Italian Language and Culture 5 Italian 1101 (4); Italian 1102 (4); Italian 1103 (4); Italian 2102 (3)
Japanese Language and Culture 3 Japanese 1101 (4); Japanese 1102 (4)
Japanese Language and Culture 4 Japanese 1101 (4); Japanese 1102 (4); Japanese 1103 (4)
Japanese Language and Culture 5 Japanese 1101 (4); Japanese 1102 (4); Japanese 1103 (4); Japanese 2102 (5)
Latin 3 Latin 1101.01 (5); Latin 1102.01 (5)
Latin 4 Latin 1101.01 (5); Latin 1102.01 (5); Latin 1103 (3)
Latin 5 Latin 1101.01 (5); Latin 1102.01 (5); Latin 1103 (3); Latin 2105 (3)
Music Theory 3 Music 2221 (2)
Music Theory 4+ Music 2221 (2); Music 2224 (2)
Physics 1 3+ Physics 1200 (5)
Physics 2 3+ Physics 1201 (5)
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3+ Physics 1251 (5)
Physics C: Mechanics 3+ Physics 1250 (5)
Psychology 3+ PSYCH 1100 (3)
Research   Contact your department
Seminar   Contact your department
Spanish Language 3 Spanish 1101 (4); Spanish 1102 (4)
Spanish Language 4 Spanish 1101 (4); Spanish 1102 (4); Spanish 1103 (4)
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 or 4 Spanish 1101 (4); Spanish 1102 (4); Spanish 1103 (4)
Spanish Language OR Spanish Literature and Culture 5 Spanish 1101 (4); Spanish 1102 (4); Spanish 1103 (4); Spanish 2202 (3)
Statistics 3 Statistics 1450 (3)
Statistics 4+ Statistics 2450 (3)
Studio Art: 2-D Design 3+ Art 2300 (3)
Studio Art: 3-D Design 3+ Art 2400 (3)
Studio Art: Drawing 3+ Art 2100 (3)

IB Exams

Visit ibo.org for information on how to transfer an IB diploma. The Ohio State University only awards EM credit for IB scores of 4 or higher that are achieved in the "Higher Level (HL)" programs and approved by the Department. No credit is awarded for "Standard Level (SL)" scores.

IB Exams
IB Exam Subject Score Courses (credit hours)
Arabic A1 4+ Arabic 2702 (3)
American History 4+ History 1511 (3); History General (3)
Biology 4+ Biology 1113 (4); Biology 1114 (4)
Chemistry 4+ Chemistry 1210 (5)
Economics 4+ ECON 2001.01 (3); ECON 2002.01 (3)
English A: Language and Literature 4+ English 1110.01 (3); English 1167H (3)
English A: Literature 4+ English 1110.01 (3); English 2220 (3)
Film 4+ English 2263 (3)
French A: Language and Literature 6+ French 1102.01 (4); French 1103.01 (4)
French A: Literature 6+ French 1102.01 (4); French 1103.01 (4)
French B 6+ French 1102.01 (4); French 1103.01 (4)
Geography 4+ Geography 2400 (3)
History: Europe and Middle East 4+ History 2353 (3); History 3253 (3)
Math 4 or 5 Math 1151 (5)
Math 6 or 7 Math 1151 (5); Contact the Math Advising Office regarding credit for Math 1152 (5)
Philosophy 4+ Philosophy 1100 (3)
Physics 4+ Physics 1200 (5); Physics 1201 (5)
Psychology 4+ Psychology 1100 (3)
Social and Cultural Anthropology 4+ Anthropology 2202 (3)
Spanish A: Language and Literature 5 Spanish 1101 (4); Spanish 1102 (4)
Spanish A: Language and Literature OR Spanish A: Literature OR Spanish B 6 or 7 Spanish 1101 (4); Spanish 1102 (4); Spanish 1103 (4)
World History 4+ History 2650 (3); History General (3)