Honors courses and other accelerated study in high school are excellent preparation for Vanderbilt. The well-established advanced-placement policy endeavors to recognize exceptional high school preparation, to avoid requiring freshmen to take courses clearly mastered in high school, and to encourage students to begin their college learning experience at the level most appropriate to their preparation. Advanced placement may be decided on the basis of good performance on the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations, on the College Board SAT II Subject Tests, on International Baccalaureate tests, or, in some cases, on placement tests given by Vanderbilt.
Please refer to the Academic External section of your record in AAI for a summary of your advanced credit. Should your scores not be correctly listed there, please bring a copy of the scores to 350 Buttrick Hall. Please direct any questions about Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credit to Lisa Wright in the Office of Academic Services for the College of Arts and Science.
Information about Advanced Placement Examination grades accepted for advanced placement with credit by the various departments at Vanderbilt are listed at the Admissions Office website. Advanced Placement credit does not affect the Vanderbilt grade point average, nor does it count toward the AXLE distribution requirements.
International Baccalaureate test scores accepted for advanced credit by the various departments at Vanderbilt are listed at the Admissions Office website. The amount and type of credit that may be awarded is subject to the same limitations as credit for Advanced Placement.