For transfer students, credit for one full year of normal academic credit at another college or university is transferred to Davidson as eight courses; credit for one academic semester as four courses. [Note: Grades of D or F and withdrawals might reduce the otherwise normal year's credit at the former college to less than a normal year in credit acceptable to Davidson.]
Entering first-year students may transfer and count toward the total number of courses needed for graduation a maximum of four credits from courses taken prior to matriculation at Davidson. This includes AP, IB, and dual (high school/college) enrollment credits as well as courses taken between high school graduation and matriculation at Davidson. Of the four, no more than two credits may come from dual high school/college enrollment. Such credits often may satisfy distribution requirements as well as counting toward the total number of courses needed for graduation.
*Beginning with the class entering in August 2013 (Class of '17 and later), no more than two such credits attained prior to matriculation at Davidson (or, for transfer students, as a degree candidate at another college) may be applied to the satisfaction of distribution requirements. The student may elect which two to apply in such a fashion and may change that selection as late as the beginning of the spring semester of the senior year. Selection is made or changed by official notification to the Registrar's Office.
Credit for A-Level examinations, Abitur, Matura, and the like may be awarded on the recommendation of appropriate academic departments. The student should send or bring an official copy of the examination results; we will make and retain a copy, returning the official document to the student, and will help the student consult with individual department chairs. CEGEP credits (Quebec) may at times also be accepted and credited on the recommendation of departments. In all instances, a grade analogous to a U.S. grade of "B" or better will be required. CEGEP credits, somewhat analogous to dual-enrollment credits, would be limited to a maximum of two; credits based on recognized national or state examinations (A-Levels, Abitur, etc) would be limited to four.
See below for information specific to AP and IB credits or to dual-enrollment credits (college courses taken while in high school).