Advanced Placement

How AP or IB  Psych counts toward psychology requirements:

For students entering with the Class of 2019:

For both Psychology concentrators and secondary field students, scores of 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination and 7 on the International Baccalaureate will exempt students from the Introductory Course requirementbut will not reduce the total number of half-courses by one; an extra advanced course is required in lieu of the Introductory Course.

For students entering with the Class of 2018 or before:

For Psychology concentrators, scores of 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination and 7 on the International Baccalaureate will fulfill the concentration's Introductory Course requirement and reduce the number of total half-courses required for concentration by one.

For Psychology secondary field students, an AP score of 5 or IB score of 7 will exempt students from the Introductory Course requirementbut will not reduce the total number of half-courses from 6; an extra advanced course is required in lieu of the Introductory Course

How AP or IB Psych meets SLS 20 prerequistes listed for courses:

an AP = 5 or IB = 7 on the psychology exam will meet the Introductory Course (SLS 20) prerequisites for Foundational and Advanced Courses in psychology. 

The opportunity to gain an overview of psychology from a leading researcher may be valuable to you even if you are exempt from the Introductory Course. You need not enroll in the course but may consider attending some of the Psychology lectures, particularly those on topics that you did not cover in high school or that you are particularly interested in.