Can AP, IB, or SAT II scores be used in lieu of taking the placement exams?

All incoming first-year students are required to complete the Writing and Math exams, regardless of scores on AP, IB, or SAT II exams. All first-year students interested in studying the sciences are strongly encouraged to take the chemistry and biology placement exams. AP, IB, or SAT II scores may be used to fulfill the Language Requirement, but placement recommendations are made based on the results of the language placement exams.