Students entering Pomona College may receive course credit for a maximum of two courses required for graduation. 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.
The Language Requirement
The graduation requirement for a language other than English can be satisfied by incoming students in one of eight ways as detailed in the Pomona course catalog. However, please note that this list is not exhaustive; students should contact individual academic departments directly to inquire about receiving course credit or course waivers through AP credits.
In cases where credit is awarded for AP or IB exam scores, the decision of whether departmental requirements are met by these credits is up to individual departments. Students should contact individual academic departments directly to inquire about receiving course credit or course waivers through AP or IB credits.