Pathways Through the Majors

Chose a department or program below to learn about course placement information. If you are in need of further information, please feel free to contact the relevant department.

IB, AP, and College Courses

If a student has taken International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement or college courses during secondary school, we view this as significant evidence of academic accomplishment  and preparation.  In  addition some Amherst departments will allow a student to forego introductory level courses in areas in which rigorous work has already been completed. However, we do not accept such courses for credit or advanced standing.