High School Transfer Credit

Regarding college courses done during high school

While there are clearly many good reasons for high school students to expose themselves to college level course work, for entering first-year students, Swarthmore normally does not grant Swarthmore degree credit for college work done prior to starting school at Swarthmore (including the summer before Swarthmore), but advanced placement into courses with prerequisites may be possible. Such placement decisions are made on a subject-by-subject basis by the individual Swarthmore departments. New students are encouraged to speak with someone in the department about placement, usually the departmental administrative assistant.

Many Swarthmore departments award some degree credit and/or advanced placement without credit for excellent AP and IB test scores. For AP and IB credit rules, please see the AP and IB credit guide.

Swarthmore degree credit is normally not available for college-level work done during the high school years, including college level work done during "early college" or other dual enrollment programs, see the third paragraph of section 3.5 of the college catalog.