The College recognizes the value of the following Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs and will grant a maximum of 3.00 units of credit to those students who have satisfactorily completed them.
Upon receipt of the official transcript, the Registrar will determine, in conjunction with faculty members of specific departments, the awarding of the allowable 3 units. Placement in courses is determined by the department's faculty.
Except in extraordinary circumstances, students may earn a maximum of 3 units of credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, British A-Levels, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur, or any combination of these programs. Credit will not be granted for scores from two programs which appear to be equivalent.
Kenyon will not accept transfer credit or test scores for which transfer credit will be granted more than one year after the completion of the coursework/testing (except in the case of a student admitted to Kenyon as a transfer student).
Credit of this nature cannot be used to satisfy the diversification requirement, but will be applied to units outside a student's major and toward the 16.0 units required to graduate. Credit may not be substituted for a semester of residence at the College. It may, however, be included in a proposal for early graduation.
Original (or official, not photocopied) documents submitted to substantiate such credit must be maintained in our files and cannot be returned to the student.
Students who satisfactorily complete an International Baccalaureate (IB) program in high school and who send the results to the Registrar may have up to 3 units of Kenyon credit awarded. At the discretion of individual departments, 1 unit of credit may be earned for each score of 6 or 7 on Higher Level examinations. A full year of credit may be earned for an IB diploma point total of 36 or higher (with no score below 5).