External Credit: AP, IB Credit and Credit from Other Institutions
The History Department encourages students to pursue the study of history abroad and grants credit for such study as appropriate. We believe that history majors should master a foreign language as well as immerse themselves in a foreign culture and society.
The Department of History grants credit for history courses that are pre-approved by the Department and are part of Off-Campus Study outside the United States. Credit is contingent on successfully completing an introductory course at Swarthmore.
The Department of History does not grant credit from another college or university in the United States except for courses taken at Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, and the University of Pennsylvania. We will only grant an exception for domestic off-campus study experiences validated by our Off-Campus Study or Registrar’s Offices and at our discretion. Such credit does not satisfy the Department’s concentration requirement.
Upon return, we expect that you have all of the necessary materials. You will hand them in or scan and send them to our department administrative assistant after completing Off-Campus Study's necessary forms.
General Note about External Credits
All credit external to Swarthmore to be evaluated by the Department of History is granted on a one-to-one basis. That is, a student must take and complete a history course at Swarthmore—earning a C or better—for each external credit the student wishes to receive. Any combination of external credits designated HIST will not exceed three.