AP/IP Credit Policy

One Swarthmore College credit may be granted for the AP Environmental Science exam if both of the following two conditions are satisfied:

  1. a score of 5 is achieved on the exam
  2. the student also completes with a passing grade at least one course in either the Environmental Science/Technology category or the Environmental Social Sciences/Humanities category listed in the Environmental Studies section of the Bulletin.

However, the following restrictions apply to the use of credit for the AP exam:

  1. it may not be counted as one of the five required courses for the Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Studies
  2. it may not be counted as one of the College's required twenty courses outside the major

(Policy of the Environmental Studies Committee, April 2003)