Accelerated Degree Programs

General Guidelines

First-time entering Oxford College students can receive a combined total of 24 credit hours may be granted from the following:

  1. Advanced Placement credits  (AP)
  2. International Baccalaureate (IB), French Baccalaureate, A Level exams, and all other international  exams
  3. Other college credit
  4. Transient study credits earned the freshman year at Oxford

Advanced Placement (AP)

Oxford College will grant up to twelve hours of AP credit according to the following guidelines: three semester hours of credit will be granted for each score of four or five on examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. No credit will be granted at Oxford College for scores of one, two or three. 

The Advanced Placement examination can be used to satisfy General Education Program Requirements in accordance with college policy. Whether such credit shall apply to Oxford’s distribution requirements and the General Education Program Requirements is a determination made by the faculty in the discipline granting the credit. AP scores must be received by the end of the first semester freshmen year. Scores should be sent directly to Oxford College Office of Enrollment Services, 122 Few Circle, Oxford, Georgia 30054 from AP Services, P.O. Box 6671, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6671. AP code for Oxford College is 5186. Phone 609-771-7388 or 888-225-5427; email address: apexams@info.collegeboard.org; web address www.collegeboard.org/ap-scores.html.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Oxford College will grant up to twelve hours of credit for IB scores of five, six, or seven on the higher-level examinations. Students may not receive IB credit in a discipline if AP credit has been granted. No credit will be allowed for subsidiary-level examinations. IB scores must be received by the end of the first semester freshmen year. Scores should be sent to Oxford College, Office of Enrollment Services, 122 Few Circle, Oxford, Georgia 30054 from International Baccalaureate Americas Global Centre, 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200 West, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Phone: 301-202-3000; Fax: 301-202-3003; Email: iba@ibo.org; Skype: IN Americas; web address: http://www.ibo.org/

College Credit

Students who have taken college courses to supplement their high school program should apply as a first-year applicant. Dual/Joint enrollment course work will be evaluated, and students may receive credit at Oxford College, provided their performance is creditable, does not count toward high school graduation, and work consists of acceptable college-level courses as determined by the assistant dean for academic services. No more than 24 semester hours of credit will be granted for combined AP, IB, or college credit course work with a minimum of forty-two credit hours to be completed in residence at Oxford College. 

Students on leave from Oxford College for any reason (personal or medical withdrawal, academic exclusion, conduct sanction, etc.) may not take courses for Oxford College degree completion credit while on leave from the institution.

Transient Study

Oxford students wishing to enroll for summer study at another institution must secure the written permission of their academic adviser. Students may only apply a maximum of seven credit hours, two requirement courses, toward their Oxford College degree. Since permission depends upon approval of the intended courses, students should contact their academic adviser well before the end of the Spring semester to obtain a transient application form. The transient application form, $100 non-refundable application fee and catalog description should be turned in to the Office of Enrollment Services. For credit to be received, an official transcript must be received in the Office of Enrollment Services by October 1 of the year courses were taken. For more information and forms for transient study, please see Summer Programs on the Oxford College Registrar's website. 

Note: Transient study is only approved for the summer between the first and sophomore year of study at Oxford. Enrollment in at least a three-semester hour or a five-quarter hour course is acceptable for transient credit. If the institution gives three semester hours of credit, three semester hours of credit will be awarded when the student’s transcript with a grade of “C” or better is received. Students wishing to enroll as transients at Oxford must also present written permission from their own registrar.