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Undergraduate Program

AP Credit

Students should consult with the Placement Advisors (Mary Glaser and Gail Kaufmann) before making any course decisions that could be affected by AP credits.

Calculus AB and BC (Liberal Arts Students Only):
AB 4 or 5, or BC 4, or BC 3 with an AB subscore of 4 or 5: One credit, equivalent to Mathematics 32, and placement into Mathematics 34, or one mathematics credit and placement into Mathematics 39.

BC 5: Two credits, equivalent to Mathematics 32 and 34, and placement into Mathematics 42, 44, 70, or 72. However, only one Mathematical Sciences distribution credit is received.

General Information about Pre-Matriculation Credit for Liberal Arts Students
Pre-matriculation credits are defined as credits earned from certain scores on Advanced Placement and SATII examinations, scores on examinations of certain international diplomas, as well as credits earned from college courses taken prior to matriculation at Tufts. Pre-matriculation credits are treated as regular course credits, but are not normally applied toward the concentration. These credits may be accepted in partial satisfaction of the foundation requirements. They also may count toward one of the two credits required in each distribution area. If the credit received is equivalent to a Tufts course, the student may not take the course for additional credit toward the degree. Students do not need to take the next level course in order to keep the pre-matriculation credit (except where stated). Liberal arts students are limited to five pre-matriculation credits toward their degree. Credits earned prior to matriculation via Tufts summer session are not included in this limit. Secondary school students who have taken college courses should consult the appropriate departments regarding their placement and the possible award of credits. Credit is generally awarded only for courses taken at a college with regularly enrolled college students. Some colleges offer their courses at nearby secondary schools for classes composed entirely of secondary school students; credit is not awarded for these courses.

Restrictions

  • Students with pre-matriculation credit equivalent to Mathematics 30 may not also receive credit for Mathematics 30.
  • Students with pre-matriculation credit equivalent to Mathematics 14 may not also receive credit for Mathematics 14.
  • Students with pre-matriculation credit equivalent to Mathematics 32 may not also receive credit for Mathematics 30 or 32.
  • Students with pre-matriculation credit equivalent to Mathematics 34 may not also receive credit for Mathematics 34 or 39.
  • However, Liberal Arts students who receive pre-matriculation credit for Math 30, 32, or 34 may also take Mathematics 14, 15, 16, 19, or 10 for credit. Those who receive pre-matriculation credit for Math 14 may also take Mathematics 15,16,19, or 10 for credit.