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Policy for Intro Course Credit

Official Cornell credit for Econ 1110 and/or Econ 1120 can be obtained in the following ways:
 

(1) Take these courses at Cornell, including Cornell Winter Session or Cornell Summer Session (online versions are acceptable).  If taken in this way, credit will automatically show up on your Cornell transcript.

Note: Econ 1110 and Econ 1120 can be used to declare the major and count toward the 12 major courses only with a grade of C or better for students who matriculated at Cornell before June 1, 2017 and with a grade of B- or better for students who matriculated at Cornell after June 1, 2017.

(2) Receive placement credit by (i) receiving a score of 4 or better on the associated AP Exam (AP Microeconomics for Econ 1110, AP Macroeconomics for Econ 1120), (ii) receiving a score of A on the GCE "A" Level Examination in Economics (yields credit for both Econ 1110 and Econ 1120), and (iii) receiving a score of 6 or 7 on the IB Higher-Level Examination in Economics (yields credit for both Econ 1110 and Econ 1120).  If taken in this way, credit will show up on your Cornell transcript only after appropriate paperwork is submitted to the Arts & Sciences Academic Advising Office.

(3) Take equivalent courses at another college or university (including during the summer) and transfer the credit to Cornell.  If taken this way, the Director of Undergraduate Studies must approve the course as being equivalent to the respective course at Cornell.  We recommend that you seek such approval prior to taking the course --- to do so, please send an email to econdus@cornell.edu and include the institution at which the course will be taken, the course number, and a syllabus.  After taking the course, credit will show up on your Cornell transcript only after you complete the appropriate paperwork (see http://as.cornell.edu/transferring-credits).

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