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    Transferring Credits

    Please contact the admission office at 651-523-2207 or 1-800-753-9753 or email admission@hamline.edu if you have any questions about transferring high school credits. Complete transfer policy information is also available in the Hamline University Bulletin.

    Transfer students: Learn about transferring college credit to Hamline University.

    Advanced Placement | International Baccalaureate | Post-secondary Enrollment Option

    Credit Limitation for Work Done in High School

    Hamline University will accept no more than 64 credits for accredited college level coursework taken while concurrently enrolled as a high school student. This includes course work from AP, IB, PSEO, CIS, and CLEP. In addition, AP and IB programs are limited to 20 credits each. CIS, CLEP and DSST programs are limited to 16 credits each. Students may transfer in up to 64 credits of PSEO course work. The aggregate total for all programs must not exceed 64 credits.

    Advanced Placement (AP)

    Students that have taken AP exams should consult the list below for required scores and credit given for each exam.
    A maximum of 20 semester credits may be transferred from the AP program.

    HP = Fulfills particular Hamline Plan requirement

    AP Exam

    Score

    Hamline Credit

    HP

    Art History

    4 or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    Art (Studio)

    4 or 5

    Elective Credit

    F

    Art (Studio 2D Design)

    4 or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    Art (Studio 3D Design)

    4 or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    Biology

    4 or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    Calculus AB (or AB subscore on BC exam)

    4 or 5

    MATH 1170: Calculus I

    M, R

    Calculus BC

    4 or 5

    MATH 1180: Calculus II

    M

    Chemistry

    3, 4, or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    Chinese

    3, 4, or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    Computer Science A

    4 or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    Economics: Micro

    4 or 5

    ECON 1310: Microeconomic Analysis

    S

    Economics: Macro

    4 or 5

    ECON 1320: Macroeconomic Analysis

    S

    English: Language and Composition

    4 or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    English: Literature and Composition

    4 or 5

    Elective Credit

    H

    Environmental Science

    3, 4, or 5

    ESD 1100: Introduction to Environmental Studies

     

    French: Language

    3
    4 or 5

    FREN 3210: Intermediate French I
    FREN 3220: Intermediate French II

     

    French: Literature

    4 or 5

    FREN 3520: Literature and Civilization II

     

    German: Language

    3
    4 or 5

    GERM 3210: Intermediate German I
    GERM 3220: Intermediate German II

     

    Government and Politics: U.S.

    4 or 5

    PSCI 1110: American Government & Politics

    S

    Government and Politics: Comparative

    4 or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    History: European

    4 or 5

    HIST 1200: Introduction to European History

    S

    History: United States

    4 or 5

    HIST 1300: Introduction to U.S. History

    S

    History: World

    4 or 5

    HIST 1100: Introduction to World History

    D, S

    Human Geography

    4 or 5

    Elective Credit; equivalent to the Human Geography requirement in social studies major

     

    Japanese

    4 or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    Latin

    4 or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    Music Theory

    4 or 5

    MUS 3410: Music Theory I

     

    Physics 1

    3, 4, or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    Physics 2

    3, 4, or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    Physics B (last offered May 2014)

    3, 4, or 5

    PHYS 1130: Physics for Poets

    N

    Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

    4 or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    Physics C: Mechanics

    4 or 5

    Elective Credit

     

    Psychology

    4 or 5

    PSY 1330: General Psychology

    S

    Spanish: Language

    3
    4 or 5

    SPAN 3210: Intermediate Spanish I
    SPAN 3220: Intermediate Spanish II

     

    Spanish: Literature

    4 or 5

    SPAN 3980: Spanish Literature

     

    Statistics

    4 or 5

    MATH 1200: Statistics and Data Analysis

    M, R

    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    Students who have taken IB exams should consult the list below for required scores and credit given for each exam. Students may only receive credits for completing Higher Level exams.


    A maximum of 20 semester credits may be transferred from the IB program.

    HP = Fulfills particular Hamline Plan requirement

    IB Exam

    Score

    Hamline Credit

    HP

    Biology

    5 and up

    Elective Credit

     

    Business and Management

    4 and up

    Elective Credit

     

    Chemistry

    5 and up

    CHEM 1130 and 1140: General Chemistry 1 and 2

     

    Economics

    4 and up

    ECON 1310: Microeconomic Analysis

    S

    English A

    4
    5 and up

    ENG 3010: Textual Studies and Criticism
    ENG 3010 and Elective Credit

    H

    History of the Americas

    4 and up

    HIST 1300: Introduction to U.S. History

    S, D

    History of Europe

    4 and up

    HIST 1200: Introduction to European History

    S, D

    Language B

    4 and up

    1110 and 1120: Beginning I & II in relevant language

     

    Mathematics

    5 and up

    MATH 1170 and 1180: Calculus I and II

    M, R

    Music

    4 and up

    MUS 1100: Introduction to Music

    F

    Philosophy

    5 and up

    PHIL 1120: General Philosophy

    H

    Physics

    5 and up

    PHYS 1150 and 1160: Algebra-based Physics I & II

     

    Psychology

    4 and up

    PSY 1330: General Psychology

    S

    Theatre Arts

    4 and up

    THTR 1120: Introduction to Theatre Arts

    F

    Visual Arts

    4 and up

    Elective Credit

    F

    Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO)

    If you have taken classes at a Minnesota college through the PSEO program, please contact the admission office to see how they transfer.

    Students participating in the PSEO program are still considered first-year students. If they have completed an A.A. or A.S. degree through the PSEO program, each class is reviewed for transfer credit independent of any degree.

    Call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 651-523-2207 or 1-800-753-9753 or email admission@hamline.edu if you have any questions about transferring credits.

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