During freshman orientation, students are given the opportunity to qualify for credit by exam in a selected number of courses. Other exams may be given by making arrangements with the appropriate department head. Students may also qualify for advanced placement through the Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Board. The required score and corresponding course at Rose-Hulman are listed below.
|RHIT Credit Hours||RHIT Equivalent|
|ART HISTORY||4||SV (HSS SV Elective)|
|BIOLOGY||4||Score 4=BIO101; Score 5=BIO110|
|CALCULUS BC||10||MA111 & MA 112|
|CHEMISTRY||**||Score 4=8 cr hrs for CHEM 111, 113; Score 5=12 cr hrs for CHEM 111, 113, 115|
|CHINESE LANG & CULTURE||**||Score 4=8 cr hrs of foreign lang; Score 5=12 cr hrs of foreign lang|
|COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES||4||Score of 4 or 5=4 cr hrs 200-level CSSE elective|
|COMPUTER SCIENCE A||8||Eligible for CSSE 220. Upon successful completion of CSSE 220, student is awarded 4 credits for CSSE 120 and 4 credits for CSSE 220.|
|ECON - MAC||4||SV152|
|ECON - MIC||4||SV150|
|ENG LIT/COMP||4||IA (HSS IA Elective)|
|ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE||0||No credit|
|EUROPEAN HISTORY||4||GS (HSS GS Elective)|
|FRENCH LANG & CULTURE||**||Score 4=8 cr hrs of foreign lang; Score 5=12 cr hrs of foreign lang|
|GERMAN LANG & CULTURE||**||Score 4=GE 111 & GE 112 (8cr hrs); Score 5=GE 111, GE 112, & GE 113 (12cr hrs)|
|GOV & POL COMP||4||GS161|
|GOV & POL US||4||SV166|
|ITALIAN LANG & CULTURE||**||Score 4=8 cr hrs of foreign lang; Score 5=12 cr hrs of foreign lang|
|JAPANESE LANG & CULTURE||**||4=8 hours of foreign language; Score 5=12 hours of foreign language|
|LATIN - VERGIL||4||4 additional hours of foreign language|
|PHYSICS B, or 1 and 2||0||No credit|
|PHYSICS C - E&M||4||PH112|
|PHYSICS C - MECH||4||PH111|
|SPANISH LANG & CULTURE||**||Score 4=SP 111 & SP 112 (8cr hrs); Score 5=SP 111, SP 112, & SP 113 (12 cr hrs)|
|SPANISH LIT||4||4 additional hours of foreign language|
|STUDIO ART: DRAWING||4||IA142|
|STUDIO ART:2D DESIGN||4||No credit|
|STUDIO ART:3D DESIGN||4||No credit|
|US HISTORY||4||SV (HSS SV Elective)|
A student transferring from another college or university is required to be in good academic standing. Credit may be given at Rose-Hulman for work done elsewhere which is considered to be equivalent of the corresponding course at Rose-Hulman if a grade of C or better was earned.
Credits earned elsewhere will be evaluated by the head of the department in which the courses would be taught at Rose-Hulman. Final acceptance of the credit is at the discretion of the head of the department in which the student is seeking a degree.
Students enrolled at Rose-Hulman who plan to take courses at another institution with the intention of transferring the credit to Rose-Hulman should obtain approval in advance from the head of the department concerned.