Franklin & Marshall College participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board.  A student who takes an Advanced Placement examination may be given college credit if the subject matter of the Advanced Placement course and examination is comparable to that covered in an elementary course taught by a Franklin & Marshall department. In some cases, only one credit may be awarded for multiple examinations in similar subject areas; please refer to the published list of AP awards for details. Credit is awarded upon receipt of the student's official grade report sent directly from the College Board to Franklin & Marshall.

The following Franklin & Marshall course credits are currently awarded if a student achieves a test score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement subjects listed on the attachment below.

When a student is awarded credit and advanced placement, the fact, but no grade, is entered on the student's permanent record, and the number of courses required for graduation is reduced by the number of courses for which credit is given.  Such credit will satisfy a major or minor requirement if the course is listed in the Catalog as satisfying that requirement.  Whether a student is awarded credit for more than one semester's work in a single subject is determined by the department concerned.

These procedures do not permit the granting of two college credits for the same work (e.g., introductory calculus taken in high school and repeated at Franklin & Marshall).  If a student is officially enrolled at the end of the second week of classes for a course at Franklin & Marshall for which Advanced Placement credit has been awarded, the student forfeits the awarding of this credit.

There is no limit on the number of Advanced Placement course credits a student may receive, but these credits cannot count toward the 16 course credits that must be earned at Franklin & Marshall nor toward the 21 course credits that must be earned with standard grades.