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First-Year Focus

Welcome, First-Year Students! Have you decided to join the Integrated Science Program? Read on for more information!

First-Year Seminar 

ISP students will take a First-Year Seminar in the Fall Quarter. You will take one writing seminar in the Winter or the Spring Quarter.

Placement Exams

All students are required to take the chemistry and math placement exams. AP/IB scores are not used to automatically place you into courses.

AP And Transferred College Credits

Students may place into Chemistry 217 (Organic Chemistry) only via their performance on the Chemistry Placement Exam. ISP does not allow AP courses to replace any other ISP courses. However, an especially well-prepared student who has taken college courses in math and physics from certain well-regarded universities can occasionally be exempted from a quarter or two of the freshman math and physics sequences. More information about this possibility will be discussed at the ISP orientation during Wildcat Welcome.


You can take a look at our complete curriculum to get a feel of what classes are offered and a typical freshman year schedule. If you have further questions about our major and courses, please contact us at