High School CoursesCandidates for admission must complete at least 16 units of college preparatory courses, but most applicants have more than 20. Non-traditional college preparation is also considered. The following studies are recommended:
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB), and CreditWe encourage students to challenge themselves appropriately with their course selection. Candidates who earn scores of 4 or 5 on AP exams offered by the College Board usually earn a full year's credit in that subject area. For a few exams, a score of 3 may qualify for credit and/or advanced course placement. Randolph-Macon accepts scores of 5 or above on higher-level examinations in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program for credit. Credit for other scores is determined by individual college departments. For more information on any of these programs, contact the Admissions Office.
Dual EnrollmentHigh school students who have enrolled in college-level (dual enrollment) courses may qualify for college credit at Randolph-Macon. In order for course credit to be accepted at Randolph-Macon you must earn a grade of C- or higher in a dual enrollment course taken through an accredited two-year or four-year institution. The course must be comparable to one offered at R-MC. Incoming students may receive a maximum of 75 semester hours through transfer credits (including AP and IB credits).
Early Entrance Students who wish to enter college after their junior year of high school should have a strong academic record and recommendations from a school official indicating both social and academic maturity. An interview is required for Early Entrance. College Preparation TipsAre you looking for even more general college preparation information? We want to help you to be fully prepared for your college search and what to expect every step of the way. That's why we've developed reference sheets for five different topics to help you with your overall college search. Click on any of the topics below to for helpful information for your college search.