AP Policy: Students with a score of 5 on both the microeconomics and macroeconomics part of the College Board Advanced Placement Exam may obtain 4 credits for our Introduction to the American Economy (Econ 115). However, students taking additional courses in economics at Macalester must first complete Principles of Economics (Econ 119) and earn a grade of C- or higher.

IB Policy: The AP policy (above) also applies to students with scores of 6 or 7 on the International Baccalaureate higher level economics exam.