Credit Granting Policy

As of August 1, 2021

Test Name Credit for "5" Higher Level
(2-4 credits)
Credit for "6,7" Higher Level
(up to 8 credits)
Anthropology: Social and Cultural ANTH 100** (4) ANTH 100** (8)
Arabic: Language B Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4) Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4); GEN 100(4)
Biology BIOL 100** (4) BIOL 100** (8)
Business & Management BUS 100** (4) BUS 100** (4)
Chemistry CHEM 115 (4) CHEM 115 (4); CHEM 100** (4)
Chinese: Language B (Cantonese or Mandarin) CHNSE 232@@ (4) CHNSE 231 (4); CHNSE 232@@ (4)
Computer Science CS 100 (4) CS 100 (8)
Dance THTR 182 (4) THTR 182 (4)
Danish: Language B Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4) Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4); GEN 100(4)
Design Tech. ARTS 100** (4) ARTS 100** (8)
Dutch: Language B Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4) Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4); GEN 100(4)
Economics ECON 100** (4) ECON 100** (8)
Environmental Systems and Societies ENVS 100** (4) ENVS 100** (8)
Film CINE 100** (4) CINE 100** (8)
Finnish: Language B Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4) Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4); GEN 100(4)
French: Language B FREN 232@@ (4) FREN 231 (4); FREN 232@@ (4)
German: Language B GERM 232@@ (4) GERM 231 (4); GERM 232@@ (4)
Global Politics INTST 100 (4) INTST 100 (4)
Greek (Classical Languages) GREEK 232@@ (4) GREEK 231 (4); GREEK 232@@ (4)
Hindi: Language B Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4) Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4); GEN 100(4)
History of Africa and the Middle East, Americas, Asia/Oceania, Europe HIST 100**(4) HIST 100** (8)
Indonesian: Language B Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4) Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4); GEN 100(4)
Italian: Language B Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4) Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4); GEN 100(4)
Japanese: Language B JAPN 232@@ (4) JAPN 231 (4); JAPN 232@@ (4)
Korean: Language B Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4) Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4); GEN 100(4)
Language A:  Literature
ENGL 100** (4) ENGL 100** (8)
Language A:  Language and Culture ENGL 100** (4) ENGL 100** (8)
Latin (Classical Languages) LATIN 232@@ (4) LATIN 231 (4); LATIN 232@@ (4)
Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches MATH 100 (2) MATH 100 (4)
Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations MATH 151@ (2) MATH 151@ (2); MATH 100** (4)
Music MUSC 100** (4) MUSC 100** (8)
Norwegian: Language B Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4) Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4); GEN 100(4)
Physics PHYS 221@ (4) PHYS 221@ (4); PHYS 100** (4)
Portuguese: Language B Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4) Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4); GEN 100(4)
Psychology PSYCH 210 (4) PSYCH 210 (4)
Russian: Language B RUSS 232@@ (4) RUSS 231(4); RUSS 232@@ (4)
Spanish: Language B
SPAN 232@@ (4) SPAN 231(4); SPAN 232@@ (4)
Swedish: Language B Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4) Satisfies the non-English language requirement (4); GEN 100(4)
Theatre THTR 110 (4) THTR 110 (8)
Theory of Knowledge GEN 100** (2) GEN 100** (2)
Visual Arts ARTS 100** (4) ARTS 100** (8)

 

NOTES: 

  • These course credits DO NOT satisfy Distribution (2020+) or Mode of Inquiry (2018 and prior catalog years) general requirements, except as allowed below for Mathematical Sciences (2018-).
  • For students admitted as first year students, no more than 32 credits will be awarded for courses taken prior to matriculation. This includes college, AP, IB, and concurrent (or dual) enrollment credits.
  • 4 Credits are awarded for scores of "5" on Higher Level tests and 8 credits for scores of “6” or “7” on the Higher Level tests listed above. Credit is not granted for Higher Level scores of "4" or below, or for any Standard Level scores.
  • 4 credits are awarded for IB Diploma with score of 30+, listed as GEN 101 (Theory of Knowledge).

For information on tests not listed above, or if you have other questions, contact:

University Registrar,
Willamette University
900 State Street,
Salem OR 97301

** Non-major elective credit.

@ Credit for these courses may be applied toward the Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning (2018 and prior catalog years) requirement.

@@ These courses satisfy the Foundation Language requirement (2019+), and the Study in a Language Other Than English requirement (2018 and prior catalog years).

Descriptions of courses listed above, access the Willamette Catalog.

Willamette University

Office of Admission

Address
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6303 voice
1-844-BEARCAT toll free
503-375-5363 fax
503-375-5383 TDD

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