Following University rules and program requirements, Syracuse Architecture may award credit for various external examinations and other types of extra-institutional and experiential learning. External credit will only be applicable to your non-architecture requirements. Per University polices, the School of Architecture will accept a maximum of 30 external credits from AP, IB, and A-Level.  See tables below for a list of undergraduate-level exams and credits that may be applied to the Bachelor of Architecture degree.

College Board Advanced Placement Examinations
Exam Subject/Title Minimum Score Awardable Credit Equivalent SU Course
Art/2-D Design 5 3 FND 100
Art/Drawing 5 3 FND 100
Art History 3 6 HOA 105, 106
Biology 4 8 BIO 121, 123, 124
Chemistry 4 4 CHE 103
5 8 CHE 106/107 and CHE 116/117
Chinese 3 4 CHI 102
  4 CHI 201
Comparative Government and Politics 4 3 PSC 123
Computer Science A 3 3 CPS 196
Computer Science Principles 4 3 ECS 100
English Language and Composition 4 6 WRT 105-205
English Literature and Composition 4 6 ENG 151 (or 117 or 118 or 152 or 153) and WRT 105
Environmental Science 3 3 EAR 200
European History 4 6 HST 111, 112
French Language and Culture 3 4 FRE 102
German Language and Culture 3 4 GER 102
Geography 4 3 GEO 105 or 171
Italian Language and Culture 3 4 ITA 102
Language and Culture  3 4 JPS 102
  4 JPS 201
Latin 3 4 LAT 102
  4 LAT 201
5 7 LAT 201, 320
Macroeconomics 4 3 ECN 102
Mathematics - Calculus AB 3 3 MAT 285
4 6 or 4 MAT 285 and 286 or MAT 295
Mathematics - Calculus BC 4 8 MAT 295, 296
Mathematics - Calculus BC-AB sub score 3 3 MAT 285
3 6 or 4 MAT 285 and 286 or MAT 295
Mathematics Level II † 4 4 MAT 194
Microeconomics 4 3 ECN 101
Music Theory 3 3 HOM/MTC 125
Physics I 3 4 PHY 101
Physics II 3 4 PHY 102
Physics B 3 8 PHY 101, 102
(Electricity and Magnetism) 3 4 PHY 102 or 212, 222
Physics C (Mechanics) 3 4 PHY 101 or 211, 221
Psychology 4 3 PSY 205
Spanish Language 3 4 SPA 102
Spanish Literature 3 4 SPA 102
  4 SPA 201
 Statistics 3 3 or 4 MAT 221
U.S. Government and Politics 4 3 PSC 121
U.S. History 4 6 HST 101, 102
World History 4 6 HST 121, 122

† Exam offered in Puerto Rico only.

 
International Baccalaureate Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit for Higher Level IB examinations completed with a grade of 5 or higher will be awarded as indicated below. No credit will be awarded for IB Standard Level exams or additional requirements.

IB Higher Level Examination Minimum Score Syracuse University Credit
Biology 5 8 credits - BIO 121, 123, 124
Business and Management 5 6 credits – BUA 100
Chemistry 5 8 credits - CHE 103 and 113
Economics 5 6 credits - ECN 101 and 102
English 5 3 credits - WRT 105
Foreign Languages 5 No credit awarded
Geography 5 6 credits - GEO 105 and 273
History 5 6 credits – HST 111 and HST 112
Mathematics 5 6 credits - Quantitative skills (i.e. MAT 285 and MAT 286)
Philosophy 5 6 credits - PHI 191 and 197
Physics 5 8 credits - PHY 101 and 102
Psychology 5 6 credits - PSY 205 and 274
Social and Cultural Anthropology 5 6 credits - ANT 111 and 121
 
GCE A-Level Examinations
GCE A-Level Examination Minimum Score Syracuse University Credit
Accounting  D Score of A or B: 7 credits - ACC 151 & ACC 252
  Score of C or D: 4 credits - ACC 151
Art D 6 credits – FND 100
Art & Design  A/B  

3 credits – FND 200

C/D  

3 credits – FND 100

Biology D 8 credits - BIO 121, 123, 124
Business D 3 credits - BUA 100
Chemistry D 8 credits - CHE 106/107 and 116/117
Classical Studies D 6 credits - LIT 101 and LIT 102
Computer Science D 3 credits – CSP 196
Divinity D 6 credits - REL 114 and REL 156
Economics  A/B 12 credits - ECN 101, 102, 301, 302
C/D 6 credits - ECN 101 and 102
English Literature not applicable No credit awarded
Food Studies D 3 credits – FST 100
Foreign Languages - Arabic D 8 credits - ARB 101 and ARB 102
Foreign Languages - Chinese not applicable No credit awarded
Foreign Languages - French not applicable No credit awarded
Foreign Languages - German B 8 credits - GER 101 and GER 102
Foreign Languages - Hindi  A or B 8 credits - HIN 201 and HIN 202
C 4 credits - HIN 101 and HIN 102
Foreign Languages - Japanese  A or B 12 credits - JPS 101, JPS 102 and JPS 201
C or D 8 credits - JPS 101 and JPS 102
Geography D 3 credits - GEO 100
Global Perspectives and Research not applicable No credit awarded
Government and Politics D 3 credits – PSC 124
History D 6 credits HST 111 and 112
Information Technology C IST 195
Law not applicable No credit awarded
Marine Studies D 3 credits - BIO 100
Mathematics C 4 or 6 credits - MAT 285 and MAT 286 or MAT 295
Mathematics Further C 11 credits - MAT 295, MAT 296, and MAT 331
Media Studies C 3 credits - COM 200
Music  D 3 credits – HOM 100 
Philosophy D 3 credits – PHI 200
Physics A or B 8 credits - PHY 211 and PHY 21
  C or D 8 credits - PHY 101 and PHY 102
Psychology D 6 credits - PSY 205 and PSY 395
Sociology D 6 credits - SOC 101 and SOC 102
Thinking Skills  D 3 credits - PHI 191
 
GCE AS-Level Examinations

GCE AS-Level

Examination
Minimum Score Syracuse University Credit
Biology D 4 credits - BIO 121
Business D 3 credits - BUA 100
Chemistry D 4 credits - CHE 106 and 107
Divinity D 3 credits - REL 156
Economics D 6 credit - ECN 100 and ECN 102
English Language & Literature not applicable No credit awarded
Environmental Management D 3 credits - EAR 200
Foreign Languages not applicable No credit awarded
Geography D 3 credits - GEO 100
Government and Politics  D 3 credits - POL 123  
History D 3 credits - HST 111
Mathematics not applicable No credit awarded
Music not applicable No credit awarded
Philosophy D 3 credits - PHI 191
Physics D 4 credits - PHY 101
Psychology D 3 credits - PSY 205
Sociology D 3 credits - SOC 101