Transfer of Academic Credit to Kalamazoo College
There are several ways that a Kalamazoo College student can transfer in academic credit toward their degree requirements.
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit
Students who have earned an AP score of 4 or 5 will be granted one unit of credit for each subject area upon enrollment at Kalamazoo College. AP credits will apply toward graduation but may not be used to satisfy the seminar requirements. AP credits may be used to satisfy major, minor, or concentration requirements at the discretion of departmental faculty. An AP score of 3 may be used to waive a prerequisite or of advanced placement at the discretion of departmental faculty, but college credit will not be granted.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit
Students with scores of 5-6-7 on the Higher Level International Baccalaureate examinations will receive credit in the same manner as Advanced Placement. IB scores of 5-6-7 on the Higher Level will count toward graduation and may count toward a major, minor, or concentration at the discretion of departmental faculty. These credits may not be used to satisfy the seminar requirements.
Dual Enrollment Credit
Dual enrollment credit is credit taken at a regionally accredited institution of higher education while a student is still in high school. While this credit may have been used to satisfy high school diploma requirements, it must have been taken at an accredited institution of higher education. All general transfer credit policies apply to dual enrollment credit. Students bringing dual enrollment credits into Kalamazoo College will be classified as first-year students for the entire first academic year, and will be required to follow all policies in effect for first-year students.