Transfer Policies

Many colleges and universities teach introductory-level Economics in a two-semester course sequence - Principles of Microeconomics and Principle of Macroeconomics. Other schools, like CSB/SJU, have a one-semester course which addresses material from both microeconomics and macroeconomics.

To assure that students have the material from both microeconomics and macroeconomics, students must take (or have taken) both courses in the two-course sequence in order to substitute the credits for ECON 111. Any additional credits earned above the 4 credits awarded for substitution for ECON 111 are transferred as general 100-level credits in Economics and only count towards the 124 total credits required for graduation from CSB/SJU.

A student who has taken only either Principles of Micro or Principles of Macro, may either:

  1. take ECON 111, or
  2. take the other Principles course (Macro or Micro) and transfer the credits applying the "rule" in the previous sentence above.

CSB/SJU Economics Department
ADVANCED PLACEMENT POLICY

EXAM

GRADE

CSB/SJU CREDIT/EXEMPTION AWARDED

Microeconomics

0-3

None

4-5

4 credits (ECON 100)*

Macroeconomics

0-3

None

4-5

4 credits (ECON 100)*

* Students who score 4 or 5 on BOTH the Micro & Macro Economics exams
receive a total of 8 credits (ECON 100 &111)

 

CSB/SJU Economics Department
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE POLICY

EXAM

GRADE

CSB/SJU CREDIT/EXEMPTION AWARDED

Economics – Higher Level

0 – 3

4 - 7

None

4 credits (ECON 111)*

Economics – Lower or Standard Level

0 – 7

None

 

CSB/SJU Economics Department
CLEP EXAMINATION POLICIES

EXAM

GRADE

CSB/SJU CREDIT/EXEMPTION AWARDED

Principles of Microeconomics

50 & Above

4 credits (ECON 100)

Principles of Macroeconomics

50 & Above

4 credits (ECON 100)

* Students who score 50 & Above on BOTH the Micro & Macro Economics exams
receive a total of 8 credits (ECON 100 & 111)