Course credit is awarded to students with scores of 4 or 5 on Advanced Placement (AP) exams; for scores of 6 or 7 on Higher-Level International Baccalaureate (IB) exams; and for comparable scores on British A-Level exams. Exams based on year-long courses receive one credit; exams based on semester-long courses receive one-half course credit. Credit is not granted for exams that duplicate each other, such as AP and IB English Literature.

There is no limit to the number of exams that may be awarded credit, but credit received for advanced standing does not supersede the College’s requirement of 30 post-college-matriculation courses. In effect, regardless of the number of AP/IB exams that are eligible for and awarded credit, no more than two of them can apply to the credits needed for graduation.

The Language Requirement

The graduation requirement for a language other than English can be satisfied in one of eight ways as detailed in the Pomona course catalog.

Departmental Specifics

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and students should contact individual academic departments directly to inquire about receiving course credit or course waivers through AP credits.