​If you are an incoming first-year student, you may be able to receive up to 30 college credits toward your Stevens degree through College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examination scores, International Baccalaureate examination scores (IB), or for college-level courses you may have already taken while you were in high school.

Read below for more information for how AP/IB and college credits apply at Stevens. If you're a transfer student, please see the Transfer Student section of our site for different information that applies to you. 

Advanced Placement 

Stevens participates in the Advanced Placement (AP) program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Send your official AP Exam scores to Stevens through the College Board, using the school code 2819. If you have any questions about your AP credit prior to attending Stevens, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Once you officially matriculate at Stevens, should you have any further questions or concerns about AP credit, please direct them to the Office of Undergraduate Academics

You may receive college credit toward your degree for the following examinations and corresponding scores:

AP Examination  (Score)

Stevens Equivalent 

Credits 

Art History  (4,5) Humanities Course (100-level)  3
Biology (4,5) BIO 281 and BIO 282 4
Chemistry (4,5) CH 115, 116, 117, and 118  8
Chinese Language and Culture (4,5) General Elective  3
Computer Science A (4,5) Computer Science (CS) majors will receive credit for one technical elective.  Cybersecurity (CyS) majors will receive credit for one computer science elective.  School of Business and Quantitative Finance majors will receive credit for MIS 110.  All other majors will receive credit for CS 105.
Principles of Computer Science (4,5) Computer Science (CS) and Cybersecurity (CyS) majors and minors will receive credit for one general elective. All other majors will receive credit for CS 105.
Economics - Macroeconomics (4,5) BT 243 3
Economics - Microeconomics (4,5) BT 244 3
English - Language & Composition (4,5) Humanities Course (100-level)
English - Literature & Composition (4,5) Humanities Course (100-level) 3
Environmental Science (4,5) General Elective  3
French Language (4,5) General Elective  3
German Language (4,5) General Elective  3
Government & Politics  - Comparative (4.5) Humanities course (100-level) 3
Government & Politics - U.S. (4,5) Humanities course (100-level) 3
History - European (4,5) Humanities course (100-level) 3
History - U.S. (4,5) Humanities course (100-level) 3
History - World (4,5) Humanities course (100-level) 3
Italian Language and Culture (4,5) General Elective  3
Japanese Language and Culture (4,5) General Elective  3
Latin (4,5) General Elective 3
Mathematics - Calculus AB (4,5) MA 121 and MA 122 or MA 117.  Please note, Stevens does not accept the Calculus AB subscore. 4
Mathematics - Calculus BC (4,5) MA 121 and MA 122 or MA 117 6 or 4 
Music Theory (4,5) HMU 201 3
Physics 1 (4,5) PEP 123 (for Business and Humanities majors) 3
Physics 2 (4,5) PEP 124 (for Business and Humanities Majors) 3
Physics C - Mechanics (4,5) PEP 111 3
Physics C - E & M (4,5) PEP 112  3
Psychology (4,5) HSS 175 3
Spanish Language & Culture (4,5) General Elective  3
Spanish Literature & Culture (4,5) Humanities course (100-level) 3
Statistics (4,5) BT 221- Statistics class for Business majors (Accounting & Analytics, Business Undecided, Business & Technology, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing Innovation & Analytics) and College of Arts and Letters majors only 3
Studio Art: 2-D Design (4,5) General Elective 3
Studio Art: 3-D Design (4,5) General Elective 3
Studio Art: Drawing (4,5) General Elective 3

 

International Baccalaureate 

Stevens participates in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Please request the IB program to send your official IB Exam scores to Stevens

You may receive college credit toward your degree for the following examinations and corresponding scores: 

IB Examination (Score)

IB Level 

Stevens Equivalent 

Credits 

Biology w/Lab (6/7) HL BIO 281 and BIO 282  4
Chemistry w/Lab (6/7) HL CH 115, 116, 117, and 118 8
Classical Language (6/7) HL General Elective  3
Computer Science (6/7) SL Computer Science (CS) majors and minors will receive credit for one technical elective and Cybersecurity (CyS) majors and minors will receive credit for a computer science elective. All other majors will receive credit for CS 105.
Computer Science (6/7) HL Computer Science (CS) and Cybersecurity (CyS) majors and minors will receive credit for one general elective and are exempt from CS 115, CS 284 and start in CS 385. All other majors will receive credit for CS 105.
Economics (6/7) HL BT 243 and 244 6
History (6/7) HL 100 Level Humanities  3
Language A (6/7) HL General Elective  3
Language B (6/7) HL General Elective  3
Music (6/7) SL/HL Assessment test given that may allow students to place out of specified topic and receive full course credit if they pass that assessment. The student can dclare any required music and technology major components.  *Dependent on exam
Philosophy (6/7) HL HPL 111 or 112; (class for credit chosen with consultationof faculty advisor) 3
Psychology (6/7) HL HSS 175  3
Social and Cultural Anthropology (6/7) HL General Elective  3
Theater HL (6/7) HL General Elective  3
World Religions (6/7) HL General Elective  3

 

Credit for College-Level Courses 

If you took college level courses while you were in high school, Stevens will review the courses for transfer credit.  If the courses meet the following criteria, they will be reviewed by the appropriate academic department to determine whether or not credit will be awarded.

For college courses taken at the college campus:

  • A grade of C or better must be achieved in the course.
  • A course syllabus must be provided prior to the evaluation.
  • An official college transcript with the course listed and grade achieved must also be provided.
  • The course must be approved for transfer by the appropriate Stevens academic department.

For courses taken at the high school for which a college is giving credit:

  • A grade of A- or better in the course is required.
  • A course syllabus and an official college transcript with the course listed and grade achieved must be provided.
  • The course must be approved for transfer by the appropriate Stevens academic department.

How to submit a course for credit evaluation:

Enrolled first-year students are granted access to Workday Student and through this system will be able to submit all college-level courses for which they request to be evaluated for credit by Stevens. In order to have previous college coursework evaluated for credit, students must have the following prepared to submit:

  • Official college transcript(s) for all courses to be evaluated for credit
  • Syllabus for each course to be evaluated for credit

Once an enrolled first-year student is given access to Workday Student and completes the onboarding process, the instructions to request a credit evaluation are as follows:

  1. For all courses, Go to Workday Student and select Requests in the applications section on your homepage.
  2. Complete the Application for Transfer Credit request with information about the course you would like to transfer to Stevens Institute of Technology (a separate request must be submitted for each individual course). Information on submitting the application for transfer credit can be found here
  3. Please attach the course syllabus to the request. A syllabus is an academic document with the following elements: course title, course number, credits, location, time, textbook, and an outline of course subjects. The syllabus should also defines expectations and responsibilities for coursework covered. Course descriptions from academic catalogs are unacceptable and will not be evaluated.
  4. Students must send an official copy of their college transcript listing the courses they have requested to have evaluated for credit and the grade they received in each class to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
  5. The request for each course will be processed by the Office of Undergraduate Academics and evaluated by the academic department, if necessary. All approved requests are then sent to the Office of the Registrar.
  6. The Office of the Registrar will check approvals and process the request for transfer credits once the official transcript is received to award transfer credits.

Information on how to check the status of your transfer credit requests that have been submitted can be found here.

For a timely review, all materials and Application for Transfer Credit requests should be submitted by June 30.

Your official college transcript(s) should be sent via email or mail to the attention of: 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Stevens Institute of Technology
1 Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
e: [email protected]

For in-progress courses, please submit your official college transcript with the course listed and final grade no later than July 8th, to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

If you have any questions about credit transfers, email [email protected] 

*Please do not enter AP or IB courses into the Application for Transfer Credit through Workday Student. AP exam scores are provided by the College Board and IB exam scores are provided by the IB Program separately and you must request for this information to be sent officially to Stevens.

If you are enrolled in an AP course where you have the choice to receive dual enrollment credit from a college or university without completing the AP exam, Stevens Institute of Technology will need additional documentation regarding the relationship between your AP course and the dual enrollment credit. Please reach out to David Ernst, Assistant Director in the Office of Undergraduate Academics at [email protected] to discuss your specific situation.

**Stevens does not partner with Project Lead the Way. Therefore, we do not evaluate PLTW courses for transfer credit.