- Starting with the class of 2018, Dartmouth is no longer awarding credit based on students' high school AP test scores.
- When the policy takes effect, students will still be able to place out of introductory courses or be exempted from certain requirements, but they won't receive any credit toward graduation for high scores.
- Dartmouth Registrar Meredith Braz says there's a "strong feeling" among faculty that AP courses aren't the same as earning a Dartmouth credit, but College Board's senior vice president for Advanced Placement, Trevor Packer, says a change in a college's policy on AP courses can significantly impact whether or not a student takes an AP course.
From the article:
Advanced Placement courses might cover college-level content, but Dartmouth College has decided that's not the same as taking a college course. So beginning with the class of 2018, the college will no longer grant credit based on its students' AP test scores in high school. Currently, students who enter Dartmouth with scores of four or five on the AP test, which is based on a five-point scale, can earn exemption from certain courses, placement into higher-level courses, or credit toward their degrees. (The exact reward for a high AP test score varies by department.) ...