RPI Transfer credits

<p>Hey i'm thinking about attending RPI, but im not so sure i like the ap/transfer credit policies they have there. I heard everybody takes a bio course as a freshman? If i have 8 credits for a bio course i took concurrently with my high school and the local college. I got a 5 on the AP Chem exam and a 5 on the AP physics exam, a 5 on the AP Calc, 4 on AP english, and have 6 credits for a Western Civilization class. What would they do with all this credit. An attending student has advised me that they will only accept 8 credits. Is this true???</p>

<p>No, that is not true, but there are limits on transfer credits applied to core curriculum requirements (no more than 8 credit hours for the sciences and 8 for H&SS). Transferred credits beyond those used for the core can be applied as electives. See the link below for guidance on transfer and AP credit:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.rpi.edu/dept/admissions/freshman/AP_Fact_Sheet.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.rpi.edu/dept/admissions/freshman/AP_Fact_Sheet.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I don't think ap bio credit counts towards cell bio if that's what you're talking about</p>

<p>AP Bio counts as Intro to Bio, which pretty much every major needs. I'm not sure about other types of transfer credits, but for AP I had 24 credits that transfered in without a problem. </p>

<p>Don't let anyone try to convince you to take those intro courses anyway (chem I or intro to bio). If you have the credit, use it.</p>

<p>unless you have decided to follow the pre med curriculum ^</p>

<p>Thanks! I know im supposed to have about 32 credits going in. I'm probably going to do chemE with a double major in Chemistry. So if i'm a science major, all my science credits will transfer in no problem, correct? Im only expecting my history credit to go towards the H&SS core.</p>

<p>Hey, may i ask which major you are and what credits you transferred in? Thanks</p>

<p>In a rush, so a pretty crappy response coming up:</p>

<p>Credits will be transferred in regardless of your major.</p>

<p>Assuming your scores on the AP exams were 4 or higher, you should be getting credit for them (see <a href="http://www.rpi.edu/dept/admissions/resources/APSheet.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.rpi.edu/dept/admissions/resources/APSheet.pdf&lt;/a> ), implying that you should get English counted towards your H&SS core as well.</p>

<p>The one somewhat surprising thing I know of from science-based APs is that stats becomes econ credit.</p>

<p>You can probably see your transfered credits on SIS by now ( Rensselaer's</a> Student Information System ), assuming you got your account details.</p>