Advanced Placement | College Catalog

Credit and advanced placement may be awarded to students on the basis of results on the Advanced Placement Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board. A minimum score of 3 is required for credit consideration. Students may be asked to provide textbook and course materials for the respective departments to evaluate when making advanced placement decisions.

Advanced Placement Tests are available in a variety of academic disciplines offered at Bridgewater. Students interested in taking one or more of these tests for the purpose of obtaining credit and advanced placement at Bridgewater should confer with the secondary school principal during their junior year or earlier and with the College upon application for admission.

The College considers the results of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) as a means of determining advanced placement for students who have not followed the traditional pattern of preparation.

International Baccalaureate Program Credits

Credit and advanced placement may be awarded to students on the basis of results on the International Baccalaureate (transcript of grades), but is subject in every instance to the recommendation of the academic department concerned and must be approved by the provost and vice president for academic affairs, in accordance with policies of the Council on Education. The student’s records and transcript of grades will be evaluated with scores of 5, 6 or 7 on the Higher Level Examinations. The International Baccalaureate Program is available in selected high schools in the United States and numerous foreign countries.

Cambridge International Program Credits

Credit and advanced placement may be awarded to students on the basis of results on the Cambridge International exams, but is subject in every instance to the recommendation of the academic department concerned and must be approved by the provost and vice president for academic affairs, in accordance with policies of the Council of Education. The student’s records and transcript of grades will be evaluated with grades of A, B or C on the Cambridge International AS and A Level subject examinations.