- Linfield College
Office of the Registrar

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate

Linfield College awards credits for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations when official score reports are received by the Registrar’s Office. Credits are awarded on a course-by-course basis in academic areas taught at Linfield. Students may count up to a total of 31 credits from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and other non-course credits towards the 125 required for graduation.

Advanced Placement (AP) 

Students will receive 4 semester credits for each exam passed with a score of 4 or 5. Credits from any one AP exam may be used to fulfill only one general education area. If an AP subject has two areas listed you can choose where you would like it to apply. Please see the AP Grid to see how credits from each AP exam are awarded. 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

IB Grid. Students will receive 4 semester credits for each standard-level exam passed with a score of 5, 6, or 7 and 8 semester credits for each higher-level exam passed with a score of 5, 6, or 7. Students earning the full IB Diploma with a score of 30 or higher will be awarded an additional 4 semester credits. Credits from any one IB exam may be used to fulfill only one general education area (three exceptions noted below). If an IB subject has two areas listed you can choose where you would like it to apply. Please see the IB Grid to see how credits from each IB exam are awarded