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Credit Guidelines

For credit to be applied toward the degree it must be recognized and recorded by the Registrar's Office. It is the student's responsibility to make certain that all approved credits appear on her transcript.

Prematriculation Credit

Advanced Placement Exam
(Score of 4 or 5)
EGR Requirement Satisfied
Calculus ABMTH 111
Calculus BCMTH 111 & 112
ChemistryCHM 111
Computer Science A or ABCSC 111
Physics BNone
Physics C: MechanicsPHY 117
Physics C: E&MPHY 118
StatisticsNone
International Baccalaureate Higher Level Exam (Score of 5, 6 or 7) EGR Requirement Satisfied
ChemistryCHM 111
MathematicsMTH 111 & 112
PhysicsPHY 117 & 118
International Cambridge A Level Exam (Score of A or B) EGR Requirement Satisfied
ChemistryCHM 111
MathematicsMTH 111 & 112
PhysicsPHY 117 & 118

Transfer Credits

Students who take couses at other institutions for summer school, junior year away, Five College study must meet with their advisers and obtain approval for these courses prior to taking them.

List of Courses Taken Away (PDF)

Core Courses

To receive credit for core courses, seek approval using the Departmental Supplement for Petition to Transfer Credit (PDF)

Technical Electives

To receive credit for core courses and for electives, seek additional approval using the Departmental Supplement for Non-Standard Technical Elective (PDF)

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) Grading Option

Within the 128 credits required by Smith College, a maximum of 16 credits (Smith College or other Five-College) may be taken S/U. A student is permitted to take engineering major requirements S/U but should only do so after careful consultation with her academic adviser.