Credit Granting Policy

As of March 17, 2022

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART
TEST NAME CREDIT FOR "4" SCORE (4 CREDITS) CREDIT FOR "5" SCORE (4 CREDITS) CREDIT FOR "4" OR "5" SCORE (3 CREDITS)
Art – Drawing ARTS 100** ARTS 100** FD 105
Art - 2D Design ARTS 100** ARTS 100** FD 101
Art - 3D Design ARTS 100** ARTS 100** FD 111
Art History ARTH 100** ARTH 100** AH 125
Biology BIOL 100** BIOL 100** SCI 223
Chemistry CHEM 115 CHEM 115 SCI 223
Chinese Language and Culture CHNSE 232@@ CHNSE 232@@ N/A
Computer Science A CS 141 CS 141 SCI 223
Computer Science Principles CS 100** CS 100** SCI 223
Economics/MAcro ECON 100** ECON 100** N/A
Economics/MIcro ECON 100** ECON 100** N/A
English Language/Composition ENGL 100** ENGL 100** LA 122
English Literature/Composition ENGL 100** ENGL 100** LA 122
Environmental Science ENVS 100 ENVS 100 SCI 223
French Language and Culture
FREN 232@@ FREN 232@@ N/A
German Language and Culture
GERM 232@@ GERM 232@@ N/A
History: European HIST 100** HIST 100** LA 225
History: United States HIST 100** HIST 100** LA 225
History: World History HIST 100** HIST 100** LA 225
Human Geography ENVS 100 ENVS 100 LA 225
Italian Language and Culture Satisfies the non-English language requirement Satisfies the non-English language requirement N/A
Japanese Language and Culture JAPN 232@@ JAPN 232@@ N/A
Latin LATIN 232@@ LATIN 232@@ N/A
Math: Calculus AB MATH 151@ MATH 151@, MATH 152@ MTH 101
Math: Calculus BC MATH 151@, MATH 152@ MATH 151@, MATH 152@, MATH 153@ MTH 101
Music Theory MUSC 100** MUSC 100** N/A
Physics I PHYS 100** PHYS 100** SCI 223
Physics II PHYS 100** PHYS 100** SCI 223
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism PHYS 222 PHYS 222 SCI 223
Physics C: Mechanics
PHYS 221 PHYS 221 SCI 223
Politics: Comparative Govt. & Politics INTST 205 INTST 205 LA 225
Politics: Gov't/Politics of U.S. PPLE 100** PPLE 100** N/A
Psychology PSYC 210 PSYC 210 LA 225
Spanish Language and Culture
SPAN 232@@ SPAN 232@@ N/A
Spanish Literature and Culture
SPAN 100** SPAN 100** N/A
Statistics MATH 138 MATH 138 MTH 101


NOTES:

  • College of Arts and Sciences: 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-).
  • College of Arts and Sciences: 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.
  • Pacific Northwest College of ArtsNo more than 72 credits will be awarded for courses taken prior to matriculation. This includes college, AP, IB, and concurrent (or dual) enrollment credits.
  • All course equivalencies listed above have a value of 4 credits at the College of Arts and Sciences and 3 credits at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. A score of "3" or below will not be given credit. Credit is not granted for subscores.
    • (Exception: At the College of Arts and Sciences, "4" in Calculus AB is equivalent to 2 credits. A "5" in Calculus AB or a "4" in Calculus BC is equivalent to 4 credits. A "5" in Calculus BC is equivalent to 6 credits.

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

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

** Non-major credit in these departments. Contact departments regarding possible assignment of specific course equivalencies in these areas.

@ 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 the Registrar

Address
Waller Hall, First Floor
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6206
M-F, 8am-5pm (summer hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm)

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