​If you are an incoming first-year student, you may be able to receive college credit toward your Stevens degree from 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 in the criteria and processes for transferring credit into 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 grades:

AP Examination  (Score)

Stevens Equivalent 

Credits 

Art History  (4,5) HAR 180  3
Biology (4,5) CH 281 and CH 282 4
Chemistry (4,5) CH 115, 116, 117, and 118  8
Chinese Language and Culture (4,5) General Elective (for engineering students), Elective (for majors other than engineering) 3
Computer Science A (4,5) Computer Science (CS) and Cybersecurity (CyS) majors and minors will receive a CS elective and will be placed in CS 181 or CS 284 for the first semester. Majors other than CS and CyS receive credit for E 115 and CS 105. 2 or 3
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 (for engineering students), Elective (for majors other than engineering) 3
French Language (4,5) General Elective (for engineering students), Elective (for majors other than engineering) 3
German Language (4,5) General Elective (for engineering students), Elective (for majors other than engineering) 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 (for engineering students), Elective (for majors other than engineering) 3
Japanese Language and Culture (4,5) General Elective (for engineering students), Elective (for majors other than engineering) 3
Latin (4,5) Humanities course (100-level) 3
Mathematics - Calculus AB (4,5) MA 121 and MA 122 or MA 117 4
Mathematics - Calculus BC (4,5) MA 121, MA 122, and MA123 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 - Mecanics (4,5) PEP 111 3
Physics C - E & M (4,5) PEP 112  3
Psychology (4,5) HSS 176 3
Spanish Language & Culture (4,5) General Elective (for engineering students), Elective (for majors other than engineering) 3
Spanish Literature & Culture (4,5) Humanities course (100-level) 3

 

International Baccalaureate 

Stevens participates in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Please request the IB program to send your 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 CH 281 and CH 282  4
Chemistry w/Lab (6/7) HL CH 115, 116, 117, and 118 8
Classical Language (6/7) HL General Elective (for engineering students), Elective (for majors other than engineering) 3
Computer Science (6/7) SL Free Elective; may take courses for which CS 115 is a pre-requisit; CS majors will be placed in CS 181 3
Computer Science (6/7) HL Free Elective; may take courses for which CS 115 and CS 284 are pre-requisites; CS majors will be placed in CS 182 second semesters  3
Economics (6/7) HL BT 243 and 244 6
History (6/7) HL 100 Level Humanities  3
Language A (6/7) HL General Elective (for engineering students), Elective (for majors other than engineering) 3
Language B (6/7) HL General Elective (for engineering students), Elective (for majors other than engineering) 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 (for engineering students), Elective (for majors other than engineering) 3
Theater HL (6/7) HL General Elective (for engineering students), Elective (for majors other than engineering) 3
World Cultures (6/7) HL HUM 107 3
World Religions (6/7) HL General Elective (for engineering students), Elective (for majors other than engineering) 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.  Courses will be reviewed by the appropriate academic department to determine whether or not credit will be awarded if they meet the following criteria:

For college courses taken at the college campus:

  • A grade of C or better must be achieved in the course.
  • 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.

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 review:

  • You must submit a detailed syllabus and official college transcript for each course which is eligible to be reviewed for credit by June 1. If a course is currently in progress, please provide a midterm grade report from your instructor indicating the grade you are expected to receive.  The more information we have, the better chance you have of receiving credit. Some students find it helpful to ask their instructor or department head to provide them with a course outline. The syllabi and college transcript should be sent 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.
  • Please send a letter from your high school counseling office stating whether each course that you wish to be evaluated was taught at your high school or at the college or university campus.
  • Admissions will forward the course names and syllabi to the Office of Undergraduate Academics and Stevens faculty for review.
  • Upon receipt of approval from the Office of Undergraduate Academics, you will be notified of the results, and the results will be communicated to the Registrar to incorporate into your academic record.

If you have any questions about credit transfers, email [email protected] or call us at 201.216.5194.