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Dartmouth Won’t Grant Credit for AP Classes

By Caralee J. Adams — January 29, 2013 1 min read

Dartmouth College has decided to stop the practice of granting college credit based on Advanced Placement test scores, after faculty members voiced concern that the high school courses aren’t as rigorous as what the college offers, according to the Associated Press.

The Hanover, N.H.-based Ivy League school won’t give credit, but it will continue to offer exemptions and placement in some subject areas based on AP exam scores, according to a newly updated policy on the school’s website. The policy is slated to go into effect in fall 2014.

The Dartmouth faculty had been mulling over a change in policy for more than a decade before this vote, the AP reported.

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A version of this article appeared in the January 30, 2013 edition of Education Week as Dartmouth Won’t Grant Credit for AP Classes

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