External Exam Credit and Waivers

The University of Pennsylvania may award credit or waivers (advanced course standing) to students who have taken Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or other internationally recognized examinations prior to matriculation at Penn. Scores warranting University credit vary by department.

  • Matriculating students seeking credit for Advanced Placement (AP) exams must have official score reports sent directly to the Office of the University Registrar by The College Board.
  • Matriculating students seeking credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) exams must have official score reports sent directly to Penn Admissions by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
  • Matriculating students seeking credit for A-Level exams must email their original A-Level certificates to Eddrena Owens (eddrenao@upenn.edu) in the Office of Admissions in order to have their scores evaluated for credit.

External exam scores will appear under “Testing” in your student profile and waivers will be indicated in your Degree Audit. The charts below provide guidance on how credits and waivers from your external exam scores can be applied to requirements within the Wharton undergraduate curriculum.¹ A full list of external exam credits and waivers can be found on the Penn Admissions website.

AP Exams: Credit, Waivers, and Requirement Fulfillment

Credit, Waivers, and Requirement Fulfillment for Students Entering Penn in Fall 2024 and Onward
AP Exam/Subject
Score
Award
Wharton Requirement
Computer Science A 5 CIS 1100 Unrestricted Elective
Economics – Micro 5 ECON 0100 waiver BEPP 1000 (if student also has a waiver or credit for ECON 0200)
Economics – Macro 5 ECON 0200 waiver BEPP 1000 (if student also has a waiver or credit for ECON 0100)
French Language 5 FREN 1000 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
French Language 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
German Language 5 GRMN 0400 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
German Language 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
Italian Language & Culture 5 ITAL 1000 Fulfills language requirement
Italian Language & Culture 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
Latin/Latin- Literature/Latin-Vergil 5 LATN 0400 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Latin/Latin- Literature/Latin-Vergil 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
Math BC ² 5 MATH 1300 Unrestricted Elective
Physics 1 5 PHYS 0101 Unrestricted Elective
Physics 2 5 PHYS 0102 Unrestricted Elective
Physics C 5 PHYS 0151 Unrestricted Elective
Spanish Language 5 SPAN 1000 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Spanish Language 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
Spanish Literature 5 SPAN 1200 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Spanish Literature 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
Statistics 5 STAT 1010 waiver STAT 1010
Credit, Waivers, and Requirement Fulfillment for Students Entering Penn Prior to Fall 2024
AP Exam/Subject
Score
Award
Wharton Requirement
Computer Science A 5 CIS 1100 Unrestricted Elective
Economics – Micro 5 ECON 0100² waiver BEPP 1000² (if student also has a waiver or credit for ECON 0200)
Economics – Macro 5 ECON 0200² waiver BEPP 1000 (if student also has a waiver or credit for ECON 0100)
French Language 5 FREN 1000 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
French Language 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
German Language 5 GRMN 0400 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
German Language 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
Italian Language & Culture 5 ITAL 1000 Fulfills language requirement
Italian Language & Culture 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
Latin/Latin- Literature/Latin-Vergil 5 LATN 0400 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Latin/Latin- Literature/Latin-Vergil 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
Math BC ³ 5 MATH 1400 MATH 1400
Physics 1 5 PHYS 0101 Unrestricted Elective
Physics 2 5 PHYS 0102 Unrestricted Elective
Physics C 5 PHYS 0151 Unrestricted Elective
Spanish Language 5 SPAN 1000 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Spanish Language 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
Spanish Literature 5 SPAN 1200 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Spanish Literature 3, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
Statistics 5 STAT 1010 waiver STAT 1010

² An internal departmental examination is also available for credit once enrolled at Penn.

IB Exams: Credit, Waivers, and Requirement Fulfillment

Credit, Waivers, and Requirement Fulfillment for Students Entering Penn in Fall 2024 and Onward.
IB Higher Level Exam
Score
Award
Wharton Requirement
Economics 7, 6 ECON 0100 and 0200 waivers BEPP 1000
French A 7, 6 FREN 1212 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
French A 5 FREN 1000 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
French B 7, 6 FREN 1000 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
German A 7, 6 GRMN 2100 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
German A 5 GRMN 0400 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
German A 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
German B 7, 6 GRMN 0400 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
German B 5, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
Latin 7 LATN 0400 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Latin 6 No credit Fulfills language requirement
Physics 7, 6 PHYS 0150 & 0102 Unrestricted Elective
Spanish A 7, 6 SPAN 1200 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Spanish A 5 SPAN 1000 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Spanish B 7, 6 SPAN 1000 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective

 

Credit, Waivers, and Requirement Fulfillment for Students Entering Penn Prior to Fall 2024
IB Higher Level Exam
Score
Award
Wharton Requirement
Economics 7, 6 ECON 0100 and 0200 waivers BEPP 1000
French A 7, 6 FREN 1212 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
French A 5 FREN 1000 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
French B 7, 6 FREN 1000 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
German A 7, 6 GRMN 2100 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
German A 5 GRMN 0400 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
German A 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
German B 7, 6 GRMN 0400 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
German B 5, 4 No credit Fulfills language requirement
Latin 7 LATN 0400 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Latin 6 No credit Fulfills language requirement
Mathematics with Further Mathematics² 7 MATH 1400 Fulfills math requirement
Physics 7, 6 PHYS 0150 & 0102 Unrestricted Elective
Spanish A 7, 6 SPAN 1200 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Spanish A 5 SPAN 1000 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Spanish B 7, 6 SPAN 1000 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective

² An internal departmental examination is also available for credit.

GCE Advanced (A) Level Exams: Credit, Waivers, and Requirement Fulfillment

A-Level Exam/Subject
Score
Award
Wharton Requirement
Economics A* or A ECON 0100 and 0200 waiver BEPP 1000
French A* or A FREN 1212 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
French A- No credit Fulfills language requirement
Greek A* or A GREK 0400 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Greek B No credit Fulfills language requirement
Latin A* or A LATN 0400 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Latin B No credit Fulfills language requirement
Physics A* or A PHYS 0150 and 0151 Unrestricted Elective
Physics B PHYS 0101 and 0102 Unrestricted Elective
Spanish A* or A SPAN 1200 Fulfills language requirement / Unrestricted Elective
Spanish A- No credit Fulfills language requirement

1 Starting with Advance Registration in spring 2022, all course numbers changed from 3 to 4 numbers/characters.