International Baccalaureate (IB)
IB credit will be given to students who receive a grade of 5 or higher on Higher-level (HL) exams. No credit will be given for Subsidiary-level exams. Students must provide an official report of their IB exam scores. Information for sending a transcript can be found here.
Multiple exams for one subject will not be given duplicate credit.
The following list is not exhaustive of IB exams.
|IB Exam||Equivalency (credit)|
|Art||Art elective (3)|
|Biology||Biology core (4)|
|Chemistry||Physical Sci core (4)|
|Computer||CS 108 (4)|
|English Lit||Literature core (3)|
|French||FREN 202 (4)|
|Geography||GEOG 110 (4)|
|History, Americas||History core (4)|
|History, European||History core (4)|
|History, US||History elective (3)|
|Mathematics||Mathematics core (3)|
|Philosophy||Philosophy core (3)|
|Physics||Physical science core (4)|
|Psychology||PSYC 151 (3)|
|Spanish||SPAN 202 (4)|
|Visual Arts||Rhetoric in culture core (3)|
Advanced-Level, Cambridge Exams
Calvin will accept A-Level exam scores of C or better for college credit in certain subjects. This exam policy is in progress.
|Information Sys||Foundations of Info Tech Core - IDIS 110|
|Math||Mathematics 171 (CalculusI)|
|Maths - Further||Mathematics 172 (Calculus II)|
|Physics||Physics 222, possible 133 upon review*|
*The registrar's office may work with designated academic departments for further review of higher level achievement and curriculum depth on a case-by-case basis.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Calvin College accepts credit only for the successful completion (50 or higher) of the Calculus with Elementary Functions CLEP examination. Credit granted for this exam is equivalent to 4 semester hours of Calculus I (Math 171). No other CLEP examinations are accepted.