Many students today enter William and Mary with substantial advanced placement credit. AP credit for MATH 111 (Calculus I) is awarded when a student achieves a score of 4 or 5 on the AB test, or a score of 3 on the BC test. AP credit for both Calculus I and Calculus II (MATH 111 and 112) is awarded when a student scores a 4 or 5 on the BC test.
The department offers a program of Credit by Examination for students with strong calculus backgrounds who did not take the AP exam. Some students simply skip Calculus I (MATH 111) based on their high school background and register for Calculus II (MATH 112). These students should consult the department chair during orientation period to have their decision approved by the department.
Students who have AP credit for Calculus I and II should take either Multivariable Calculus (MATH 212 or MATH 213) or Linear Algebra (MATH 211) in their first semester.