Transfer Credit Policies

The Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Department policy on transfer credit conforms to College policy. AP, IB or A-level examinations in areas related to CSLC other than languages will not substitute for an Occidental course, place students into advanced courses, or allow a wider opportunity for choice of electives in the Department. For languages within CSLC in which we offer 201 or 202, students who earn a score of 4 on an AP Language examination will earn four units of credit and be placed into 201 in that language while those who earn a score of 5 will earn four units of credit and be placed in to 202 in that language. The department does not place students based on IB or A-level examinations. Students should reference the Transfer Credit section for more details.