External Exam Credit & Waivers

Students who took one or more Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations offered by the Educational Testing Service in Princeton should have the scores sent to the University of Pennsylvania, code #2926.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions also reviews and awards advanced placement credit on a case-by-case basis for International Baccalaureate (IB); C.G.E. “A” Level examinations; and other national exams, including the French Baccalaureate, German Abitur, Swiss Maturite and Canadian CEGEP program.

For help regarding:

  • AP credits, visit the Office of the University Registrar, Franklin Building, Room 221.
  • Advanced standing (A Levels, IB, etc.), please contact Eddrena Owens, Transfer Credit Coordinator, at eddrenao@admissions.upenn.edu.

For students who have received external exam credit or waivers based on Office of Undergraduate Admissions guidelines, the charts below provide guidance on how this credit can be applied to requirements within the Wharton undergraduate curriculum.

External Exam Credit & Waivers: Students Entering in Fall 2017 or Later
Note: AP/IB/A-Level credits from language exams or that do not count toward any other requirements can be used to satisfy the unrestricted elective requirement.
Exam/Subject
Score
Award
Wharton Requirement
AP Economics – Micro 5 ECON 001 waiver ECON 010 (if student also has a waiver or credit for ECON 002)
AP Economics – Macro 5 ECON 002 waiver ECON 010 (if student also has a waiver or credit for ECON 001)
AP French Language 5 French 202 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
AP French Language 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
AP French Literature 5 French 212 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
AP French Literature 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
AP German Language 5 German 104 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
AP Italian Language & Culture 5 ITAL 201 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
AP Italian Language & Culture 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
AP Latin/Latin- Literature/Latin-Vergil 5 Latin 204 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
AP Latin/Latin- Literature/Latin-Vergil 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
AP Math BC 5 MATH 104 (1 CU) MATH 104/110
AP Spanish Language 5 Spanish 202 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
AP Spanish Language 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
AP Spanish Literature 5 Spanish 212 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
AP Spanish Literature 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
AP Statistics 5 STAT 101 waiver STAT 101
IB Economics 7, 6 ECON 001 and 102 waiver ECON 010
IB French A 7, 6, 5 French 212 or 202 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
IB French B 7, 6 French 202 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
IB German A 7, 6, 5, 4 German 203 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
IB German B 7, 6 German 203 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
IB German B 5, 4 German 104 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
IB Latin 7 Latin 204 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
IB Latin 6 No credit Fulfills language requirement
IB Mathematics with Further Mathematics 7 MATH 104 (1 CU) MATH 104/110
IB Spanish A 7, 6, 5 Spanish 212 or 202 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
IB Spanish B 7, 6 Spanish 202 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
GCE Advanced (A) Level Economics A* or A ECON 001 and 102 waiver ECON 010
GCE Advanced (A) Level Greek A* or A Greek 204 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
GCE Advanced (A) Level Greek B No credit Fulfills language requirement
GCE Advanced (A) Level Latin A* or A Latin 204 (1 CU) Fulfills language requirement
GCE Advanced (A) Level Latin B No credit Fulfills language requirement

Note: For students who enter Wharton prior to fall 2017, only 1 course unit (CU) in each of the General Education Distribution categories (i.e., Social Structures; Language, Arts & Culture; Science & Technology) can be fulfilled by using AP/IB credit. Any additional AP/IB credit can be used to fulfill unrestricted and non-business elective requirements (up to 10 CUs of credit maximum).

AP Credit: Students Entering in 2015 or 2016
Subject
Award
Requirement
Biology BIOL 091 Science & Technology
Chemistry CHEM 091 Science & Technology
Computer Science A CIS 110 Science & Technology
Computer Science AB CIS 110 Science & Technology
Economics – Micro ECON 001 waiver ECON 10 if student also has a waiver or credit for ECON 002
Economics – Macro ECON 002 waiver ECON 10 if student also has a waiver or credit for ECON 001
French Language FREN 210 Language, Arts & Culture
French Literature FREN 220 Language, Arts & Culture AND Global Environment
German Language GRMN 104 Language, Arts & Culture
Latin Latin Free Language, Arts & Culture
Math BC MATH 104 MATH 104
Physics B PHYS 091, 092 Science & Technology
Physics C (Mechanics) PHYS 093 Science & Technology
Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism) PHYS 094 Science & Technology
Spanish Language SPAN 210 Language, Arts & Culture
Spanish Literature SPAN 220 Language, Arts & Culture AND Global Environment
Statistics STAT 111/101 waiver STAT 101 (appears as STAT 111waiver on transcript)
AP Credit: Students Entering Before 2015
Subject Award Requirement
Biology BIOL 091 Science & Technology
Chemistry CHEM 091 Science & Technology
Classical Studies – Latin Latin Free Language, Arts & Culture
Computer Science A CIS 110 Science & Technology
Computer Science AB CIS 110 Science & Technology
Economics – Micro ECON 001 waiver ECON 10 if student also has a waiver or credit for ECON 002
Economics – Macro ECON 002 waiver ECON 10 if student also has a waiver or credit for ECON 001
English Language English Free Language, Arts & Culture
English Literature English Free Language, Arts & Culture
Environmental Science ENVS 200 Science & Technology
European History HIST 041 Social Structures AND Global Environment
French Language FREN 210 Language, Arts & Culture
French Literature FREN 220 Language, Arts & Culture AND Global Environment
German Language GRMN 104 Language, Arts & Culture
Math BC MATH 104 MATH 104
Physics B PHYS 091, 092 Science & Technology
Physics C (Mechanics) PHYS 093 Science & Technology
Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism) PHYS 094 Science & Technology
Spanish Language SPAN 210 Language, Arts & Culture
Spanish Literature SPAN 220 Language, Arts & Culture AND Global Environment
Statistics STAT 111/101 credit or waiver* STAT 101 (appears as STAT 111 credit or waiver on transcript)
US History HIST 042 Social Structures
World History HIST 044 Social Structures AND Global Environment

* Beginning with students entering Penn in fall 2014, the Statistics Department will grant waivers instead of credit for STAT 111/101.