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Credit Guidelines

Students who wish to apply pre-matriculation credit toward their degree are required to follow the college guidelines found on the Registrar's Office website. These guidelines include, but are not limited to, the following:


It is the student's responsibility to ensure through the Registrar's Office that all approved credits appear on their transcript.


Prematriculation Credit

Advanced Placement Exam
(Score of 4 or 5)
EGR Requirement Satisfied
Calculus ABMTH 111
Calculus BCMTH 111 & 112
ChemistryCHM 111
Physics B None
Physics C: Mechanics PHY 117
Physics C: E&M PHY 118
Statistics None
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 courses at other institutions for summer school, junior year away or Five College study must obtain written approval from the Engineering Program prior to taking them.  Students should seek approval using one of the departmental forms found below.


Core Courses

To obtain approval for a core course complete the Departmental Supplement for Petition to Transfer Credit (PDF)

Technical Electives

To obtain approval for a technical elective complete 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.