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3. filed a Petition of Transfer Credit form with the registrar prior to enrollment
                        in the course.

                   4. A maximum of two of these transfer credits can be counted toward the
                        minimum 31 course credits required for a Cornell degree.

         • Students who at the end of their senior year have earned at least 16 course credits at
              Cornell may transfer up to 2 course credits (8 s.h. or 12 q.h.) from another institution
              to complete their Cornell degree. Seniors with fewer than 16 Cornell course credits
              are not permitted to complete their degree by transferring courses. The senior year is
              defined as the 8 blocks preceding students’ completion of their final course at Cornell
              College. Students are reminded that they must earn 8 of their last 10 credits at
              Cornell. (See also General Requirements for Degree Programs, Item 4.)

Exemption, Advanced Placement, and Credit by Examination

In all cases, the final decision as to exemption or advanced placement, with or without credit,
rests with the Cornell departments concerned and the Dean of the College.

Exemption without credit from a prerequisite for any course listed in this Catalogue may be
granted by the instructor.

Exemption without credit from one or more of the general education requirements for the B.A.
or B.Mus. degree is granted by some departments for superior achievement on certain
examinations. (See Bachelor of Arts, Paragraph 6.)

Credits granted to new students from examinations cannot be counted towards the total credits
needed to exempt a student from a First Year Seminar. Even if a student has more than 7
credits from examinations, they must still take a First Year Seminar.

Cornell accepts the following examinations. The exemption, placement, or credit involved must
be requested by the end of the student's eighth Block at Cornell.

1. Cornell College accepts scores of 3 or higher from most of the College Entrance Examination
    Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations. The exemption and/or credit awarded for
    various exams and scores can be found on the Registrar’s website.

2. The Oxford and Cambridge A-Level Examinations or their equivalents. One or two course
    credits, depending upon whether the exemption is for one or two courses, are granted for
    scores of 3 or higher.

3. The International Baccalaureate. Two course credits are granted for each score of 5 or above
    on a Higher Level examination, and one course credit for each score of 5 or above on a
    Standard Level examination, for a maximum of nine course credits. The exemption and/or
    credit awarded for various exams and scores can be found on the Registrar’s website.

4. Examinations prepared and administered by Cornell departments at their option are an
    additional means of earning credit or exemption, subject to the following conditions:
    a. Exemption or credit by examination may be given only for courses listed in this
         Catalogue.
    b. Credit by examination may not be given for any independent study, internship, group or
         individual project, tutorial, seminar, special topic, or research course.

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