Office of the Registrar
Campus Address
Hanover, NH
03755-3529
Phone: (603) 646-xxxx
Fax: (603) 646-xxxx
Email: reg@Dartmouth.EDU

Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2016-17


Credits and Proficiencies on Entrance

Prematriculation credit is any credit such as credit on entrance or transfer credit earned prior to matriculation (before starting at Dartmouth). Credit on entrance is recognized for achievement on a test that may be equivalent to a course, however it does not reduce the number of credits (35) required for graduation. Examples of tests include Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), A-Levels, SATs and local placement tests.  

Both course credit and credit on entrance appear on the academic transcript. Credit on entrance, such as AP credit will be listed on the transcript showing either an "EX," for exemption, or with a "CR," and with 0 credits. Placements ("PLC") as well as a summary of prematriculation credits are available on students' DegreeWorks degree audit.

The evidence that may be used to demonstrate mastery of college-level work is limited to: (1) standardized test scores (Scholastic Assessment and Subject Tests, AP exams, British A-Levels, International Baccalaureate), (2) official transcripts from four-year colleges, and (3) Dartmouth placement exams. The awarding of prematriculation credit based on French, Swiss, Italian and German Baccalaureate results is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and is limited to two credits on entrance granted in any one discipline.

See the Registrar's Office website for more information on credit on entrance.