The economics prerequisite for the CSS is completion of ECON 101 with a grade of C+ or higher OR ECON 110 (for which a full-year of college-level calculus is required) with a grade of C+ or higher. Students are well-advised to have this required coursework behind them before entering the College. However, some students who have not completed the economics prerequisite are admitted each year, on the understanding that they will complete the requirement in the fall term of the sophomore year.
If a student’s grade in one of the introductory Economics courses is not C+ or higher, the student must take another Economics course and achieve a grade that is sufficiently high for the average in the two courses to be at least C+. A second course would normally be a 200-level elective in Economics.
A score of 4 or 5 on the AP exams in BOTH microeconomics and macroeconomics or a score of 5 or higher on the IB exam in economics is sufficient to satisfy the requirement.