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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 (students who have graduated from high school and are transferring college credits earned after high school graduation as well as those earned while concurrently enrolled in high school) can transfer up to 64 credits earned at a community college. The limit for AP, IB, CIS, CLEP, and DSST credits that are accepted is the same as listed below for high school transfers. Hamline's residency requirement is 56 credits—students need to complete at least 56 credits at Hamline to earn a Hamline bachelor's degree.

    Advanced Placement | International Baccalaureate | Postsecondary Enrollment Option

    Credits Accepted for Work Done in High School

    Reduce the cost of college by transferring in college credits earned during high school!

    Hamline University will accept up to 64 credits for accredited college-level coursework taken while concurrently enrolled as a high school student. This includes coursework from AP, IB, PSEO, CIS, and CLEP. Hamline University accepts up to 20 college credits from either Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs to fulfill degree requirements. 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 who 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

    General credit

    F

    Art (studio 2D design)

    4 or 5

    General credit

     

    Art (studio 3D design)

    4 or 5

    General 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

    General 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 & Composition

    4 or 5

    Elective credit

     

    English: Literature & 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 & Civilization II

     

    German: Language

    3
    4 or 5

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

     

    Government & Politics: U.S.

    4 or 5

    PSCI 1110: American Government & Politics

    S

    Government & Politics: Comp.

    4 or 5

    Elective credit

    G

    History: European

    4 or 5

    Elective credit

    S

    History: U.S.

    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

    General credit; equivalent to the human geography requirement in social studies major

     

    Japanese

    4 or 5

    General credit

     

    Latin

    4 or 5

    General credit

     

    Music Theory

    4 or 5

    MUS 3410: Music Theory I

     

    Physics 1

    3, 4, or 5

    General credit

     

    Physics 2

    3, 4, or 5

    General credit

     

    Physics C: Electricity & 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 

    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

    General credit


    Business & Management

    4 and up

    General credit

     

    Chemistry

    5 and up

    CHEM 1130: General Chemistry I

    CHEM 1140: General Chemistry II

     

    Dance

    4 and up

    THTR 1130: Dance 1

    F

    Economics

    4 and up

    ECON 1310: Microeconomic Analysis

    S

    English A

    4
    5 and up

    ENG 1900: Introduction to Literature & Criticism 
    ENG 1900 and Elective Credit

    H

    Film

    4 and up

    General credit

     

    History of the Americas

    4 and up

    HIST 1300: Introduction to U.S. History

    S

    History of Asia/Oceania

    4 and up

    Elective credit

    S

    History of Europe

    4 and up

    Elective credit

    S

    Language B

    4 and up

    1110 & 1120: Beginning I & II in relevant language

     

    Literature in Chinese

    4 and up

    General credit

     

    Mathematics

    5 and up

    MATH 1170 & 1180: Calculus I & II

    M, R

    Music

    4 and up

    MUS 1100: Survey of Western Music

    F

    Philosophy

    5 and up

    PHIL 1120: General Philosophy

    H

    Physics

    5 and up

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

     

    Psychology

    4 and up

    PSY 1330: General Psychology

    S

    Theatre Arts

    4 and up

    THTR 1120: Studies in Dramatic Storytelling and Performance: Stage and Screen

    F

    Visual Arts

    4 and up

    General 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.

    Go to TES (Transfer Evaluation System) to look up your preexisting credits.