High School Courses
Candidates 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 Credit
We 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
High 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).
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.
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