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Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Seal of Biliteracy


College credit is awarded to qualified students for specific advanced placement (AP) examinations offered through the College Entrance Examination Board. Specific score criteria are available in the Office of Records and Registration.

The AP examinations are administered in high school. The advanced placement (AP) credit is awarded after the student has successfully completed 12 credit hours at Saint Xavier University.

SXU also recognizes College Acceleration Program (CAP) credit as long as the student receives a grade of C or better.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credits Awarded
AP Exam Minimum Score SXU Equivalent Credit Hours
Art Design 3 ART 102 3
Art 3-D Design 3 ART 202 3
Art History 3 ART 103 3
Art (Studio) 3 ART 101 3
Biology 3 BIOL 101 3
Chemistry 3 CHEM 100 3
Computer Science Principles 3 CMPSC 112 3
Computer Science 3 CMPSC 202 4
  4 CMPSC 202-203 8
English Lang/Comp OR 3 ENGL 120 and 188 6
English Lit/Comp 3 ENGL 154 and 188 6
Environmental Science 3 NATSC 101 3
French Language 3 FRNCH 103 3
  4 FRNCH 103-104 6
French Literature 3 FRNCH 220 3
Geography 3 SOCSC 101 3
German Language 3 GERMN 103 3
  4 GERMN 103-104 6
History (US) 3 HIST 103-104 6
History (World) 3 HIST 101-102 6
History (European) 3 HIST 209-210 6
Italian Language 3 ITALN 103 3
  4 ITALN 103-104 6
Math (Calc AB) 3 MATH 201 4
Math (Calc BC) 3 MATH 201-202 8
Math (Stats) 3 MATH 135 4
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 200 3
Microeconomics 3 ECON 201 3
Music Theory 3 MUS 101 3
Physics 1 3 PHYS 201 4
Physics 2 3 PHYS 202

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Physics B (Non-calc) 3 PHYS 201 4
Physics C (Calc-based) 3 PHYS 211 4
Pol. Sci. (US Gvt) 3 POLSC 101 3
Pol. Sci. (Comp Gvt) 3 POLSC 102 3
Psychology 3 PSYCH 101 3
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 103 3
  4 SPAN 103-104 6
Spanish Literature 3 SPAN 288 3
 
AP credit is not posted unless/until a student is a current SXU student.
AP scores will only be posted upon official notification (scores) sent directly from AP.
AP # : 888-225-5427 to get transcripts sent here. SXU College Code is #1708.
Revised: 4/18/18

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is where high school students follow a particular curriculum and is held to a specific set of standards as is mandated by the program. To culminate their coursework, students sit for exams which demonstrate knowledge in particular areas and could potentially earn credit for them at colleges and universities. Credits will be awarded as stated below:

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credits Awarded
IB Exam Credits Awarded SXU Equivalent Standard Level Score Higher Level Score
Anthropology        
Social and Cultural 3 ANTH 101 5, 6 or 7 5, 6 or 7
         
Art        
Visual Arts 3 ART 103   5, 6 or 7
         
Business        
Business 3 BUSP 101 5, 6 or 7 5, 6 or 7
         
Communication        
Theatre Arts 3 COMM 230   5, 6 or 7
         
Computer Science        
Information Tech in a Global Society 3 CMPSC 111   5, 6 or 7
Computer Science 3 CMPSC 188   5, 6 or 7
         
Economics        
Economics 6 ECON 200-201   5, 6 or 7
         
English        
Language and Literature 3 ENGL 154 6 or 7 6 or 7
         
Foreign Languages        
Arabic B 3 ARAB 103 5, 6 or 7  
  6 ARAB 103-104   5, 6 or 7
French B 3 FRNCH 103 5, 6 or 7  
  6 FRNCH 103-104   5, 6 or 7
German B 3 GERMN 103 5, 6 or 7  
  6 GERMN 103-104   5, 6 or 7
Classical Language: Greek 3 GREEK 103 5, 6 or 7  
  6 GREEK 103-104   5, 6 or 7
Classical Language: Latin 3 LATIN 103 5, 6 or 7  
  6 LATIN 103-104   5, 6 or 7
Spanish B 3 SPAN 103 5, 6 or 7  
  6 SPAN 103-104   5, 6 or 7
         
History        
World Hist.: Europe and Islamic World 3 HIST 188   5, 6 or 7
20th Century World History 3 HIST 188   5, 6 or 7
History of the Americas 3 HIST 188   5,6, or 7
Mathematics        
Mathematical Studies 0 MATH 099 5, 6 or 7  
Mathematics 4 MATH 201 5, 6 or 7  
  8 MATH 201-202   5, 6 or 7
         
Music        
Music 3 MUS 115   6 or 7
         
Philosophy        
Philosophy 3 PHIL 288   5, 6 or 7
         
Political Sciences        
Global Politics 3 POLSC 102   5, 6 or 7
         
Psychology        
Psychology 3 PSYCH 101   5, 6 or 7
         
Science        
Biology 3 BIOL 101   5, 6 or 7
Chemistry 3 CHEM 100   5, 6 or 7
Environmental Systems and Societies 3 BIOL 213 5, 6 or 7 5, 6 or 7
Physics 4 PHYS 201   5
  8 PHYS 201-202   6 or 7
         
Social Sciences        
Geography 3 SOCSC 101   6 or 7
         
IB credit is not posted unless/until a student is a current SXU student.
IB credit will only be posted upon official notification (scores) sent directly from the IB program.
Revised: 4/18/18

Illinois Seal of Biliteracy

Saint Xavier University accepts the Illinois Seal of Biliteracy and is equivalent to two (2) years or twelve (12) semester hours of credit for foreign language taken during high school. Credit will be given for the completion of introductory (101-104) coursework. The high school transcript must indicate the student will be receiving or has received the State Seal of Biliteracy. Students who have received a State Seal of Biliteracy must request course credit for their seal within three (3) academic years after graduating from high school (HB 4446, Rule 3-9a).