Students should consult with the Placement Advisors (Mary Glaser and
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
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.
- 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.