Advanced Placement Credits

Students who meet the conditions described in this section for an Advanced Placement (AP) Examination will receive four credits and an “S” grade. This examination must be taken prior to matriculation to a college or university.

Art History A score of 3 or higher equals ARTH 199 (may fulfill Fine Arts requirement; evaluation based on individual course basis)

Biology Students who receive at least a score of 4 on the Biology Advanced Placement Exam or at least a score of 5 on the International Baccalaureate exam will receive 4 college credits in biology. Students not intending to major in biology will receive credit for BIOL 101 (fulfills a natural science with laboratory course requirement). Students intending to major in biology or related programs who score 4 on the AP exam will receive credit for BIOL 101, which will fulfill a core lab science requirement but will not fulfill a major field requirement. Students intending to major in biology or related programs who score 5 on the AP exam or 5-7 on the IB exam will receive 4 credits for BIOL 243, which counts toward the biology major.

Chemistry A score of 3 or higher may equal CHEM 100, depending on laboratory experience, at the discretion of the chair of the department. A score of 4 or higher may equals CHEM 111, depending on laboratory experience, at the discretion of the chair of the department. 

Students will be required to present both coursework in class as well as lab work that includes, but is not limited to, lab notebook, lab reports, experiments and experimental procedures, exams taken and syllabi.

ChineseA score of 3 equals CHIN 211 (fulfills Language and Culture requirement);

A score of 4 equals CHIN 212

A score of 5 equals CHIN 300

Computer ScienceA score of 3 or higher in Computer Science A or B equals CISC 199

EconomicsA score of 4 or higher in macroeconomics equals ECON 251; A score of 4 or higher in microeconomics equals ECON 252 (either course fulfills Social Analysis requirement)

English A score of 4 or higher in English Language/ Composition equals ENGL 199 (does not fulfill the Literature and Writing requirement);

A score of 4 or higher in English Literature/ Composition equals ENGL 121 (fulfills 4 credits towards the Literature and Writing requirement)

Environmental Science – A score of 3 or higher in Environmental Science equals ENVR 151.

FrenchA score of 3 equals FREN 211 (fulfills Language and Culture requirement);

A score of 4 equals FREN 212

A score of 5 equals FREN 300

A score of 3 or higher in French Literature equals FREN 309 (this will count towards the major in French)

GeographyA score of 3 or higher in Human Geography equals GEOG 111 (fulfills Social Analysis requirement and Human Diversity requirements)

GermanA score of 3 equals GERM 211 (fulfills Language and Culture requirement);

A score of 4 equals GERM 212

A score of 5 equals GERM 300

HistoryA score of 4 or higher in European History equals HIST 199 (counts as an elective toward graduation) A score of 4 or higher in U.S. or World History equals HIST 100 (fulfills the Historical Studies requirement.)

Italian A score of 3 equals ITAL 211 (fulfills Language and Culture requirement);

A score of 4 equals ITAL 212

A score of 5 equals ITAL 300

JapaneseA score of 3 equals JAPN 211 (fulfills Language and Culture requirement);

A score of 4 equals JAPN 212

A score of 5 equals JAPN 300

LatinA score of 3 or higher equals LATN 212 (fulfills Language and Culture requirement)

MathematicsA score of 3 or higher in Calculus AB equals MATH 113 (fulfills Mathematical Reasoning requirement); A score of 4 or higher in Calculus BC equals MATH 113 and MATH 114; AB sub score of 3 or higher in Calculus BC equals MATH 113

Music Theory A score of 3 or higher may be the equivalent of MUSC 113 and a score of 4 or higher may be the equivalent of MUSC 114, however, all students who wish to transfer AP credits are required to take the music theory placement test for official placement. Review sheets and information on taking the test are available from the music department office (does not fulfill fine arts requirement)

PhysicsPhysics B: A score of 3 equals PHYS 101 (satisfies Natural Science Requirement); A score of 4 or 5 equals PHYS 109-110 (satisfies Natural Science Requirement);

Physics C1—Mechanics: score of 3 equals PHYS 101 (satisfies Natural Science Requirement); A score of 4 or 5 equals PHYS 111 (satisfies Natural Science Requirement); Physics C2—Electricity and Magnetism: A score of 3 or 4 equals PHYS 199 (satisfies Natural Science Requirement); A score of 5 equals PHYS 112 (satisfies Natural Science Requirement)

Physics 1: A score of 3 equals PHYS 101 (satisfies Natural Science Requirement); A score of 4 or 5 equals PHYS 109 (satisfies Natural Science Requirement)

Physics 2: A score of 3 equals PHYS 100 (satisfies Natural Science Requirement); A score of 4 or 5 equals PHYS 110 (satisfies Natural Science Requirement)

Political ScienceA score of 3 or higher in Government & Politics: US equals POLS 199 (does not fulfill Social Analysis requirement). A score of 3 or higher in Comparative Government & Politics equals POLS 104 (fulfills Social Analysis requirement).

Psychology A score of 4 or higher equals PSYC 111 (fulfills Social Analysis requirement)

Spanish Language A score of 3 equals SPAN 211 (fulfills Language and Culture requirement);

A score of 4 equals SPAN 212

A score of 5 equals SPAN 300

Spanish LiteratureA score of 5 or higher equals SPAN 335 (this will count towards the major in Spanish)

StatisticsA score of 3 or higher in Statistics equals STAT 220 (fulfills third Math/Science requirement)

Studio Art – A score of 3 or higher in Studio Art equals ARTS 199 (does not fulfill Fine Arts Requirement)

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