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Advanced Placement

An official score report from the College Board that shows a score of 3 or higher will receive university credit as shown in the table below. These credits may count towards the overall 120 credit minimum required for a degree in one of three ways.

  • Major course credit.
  • Liberal Education Program (LEP) requirements (i.e. general education requirements).  Note that credits can only count in these LEP categories if the student’s major does not require a different, specific course for that category.
  • Elective credit.  Course numbers such as 0100 and 0200 are generally elective credits.

Credit will not be awarded for any AP exam that duplicates the content of a college course for which a student has already received credit, nor will credit be awarded when the student has completed more advanced study in the subject beyond the level covered by an exam.

AP EXAM

AP EXAM SCORE

SCSU CREDIT EQUIVALENT

LEP REQUIREMENT (IF APPLICABLE)

AP Capstone

AP Research

3, 4, or 5

ELE 0100 (3 credits)

 

AP Seminar

3, 4, or 5

ELE 0100 (3 credits)

 

Arts

AP Art History

3, 4, or 5

ART 104 or ART 105 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Cultural Expression

AP 2-D Art and Design

3, 4, or 5

ART 112 (3 credits)

 

AP 3-D Art and Design

3, 4, or 5

ART 113 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Creative Drive

AP Drawing

3, 4, or 5

ART 150 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Creative Drive

AP Music Theory

3, 4, or 5

MUS 220 and MUS 225 (5 credits)

 

English

AP English Language & Composition

3

ELE 0100 (3 credits)

 

AP English Language & Composition

4

ENG 110 (3 credits)

 

AP English Language & Composition

5

ENG 112 (3 credits)

Tier 1, Written Communication

AP English Literature & Composition

3

ELE 0100 (3 credits)

 

AP English Literature & Composition

4

ENG 0200 (3 credits)

 

AP English Literature & Composition

5

ENG 217 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Cultural Expression

History and Social Sciences

AP Comparative Government & Politics

3, 4, or 5

PSC 200 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Conflict & Consensus

AP European History

3

HIS 101 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Time & Place

AP European History

4 or 5

HIS 100 and 101 (6 credits)

Tier 2, Time & Place

AP Human Geography

3

ELE 0100 (3 credits)

 

AP Human Geography

4 or 5

GEO 200 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Cultural Expression

AP Macroeconomics

3

ELE 0100 (3 credits)

 

AP Macroeconomics

4 or 5

ECO 100 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Conflict & Consensus

AP Microeconomics

3

ELE 0100 (3 credits)

 

AP Microeconomics

4 or 5

ECO 101 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Global Awareness

AP Psychology

3, 4, or 5

PSY 100 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Mind & Body

AP U.S. Government and Politics

3, 4, or 5

PSC 260 (3 credits)

Tier 2, American Experience

AP U.S. History

3

HIS 110 (3 credits)

Tier 2, American Experience

AP U.S. History

4 or 5

HIS 110 and HIS 111 (6 credits)

Tier 2, American Experience

AP World History: Modern

3, 4, or 5

HIS 0100 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Global Awareness

Math and Computer Science

AP Calculus AB

3, 4, or 5

MAT 150 (4 credits)

Tier 1, Quantitative Reasoning

AP Calculus BC

3

MAT 150 (4 credits)

Tier 1, Quantitative Reasoning

AP Calculus BC

4 or 5

MAT 150 and MAT 151 (8 credits)

Tier 1, Quantitative Reasoning

AP Computer Science A

3, 4, or 5

CSC 152 (3 credits)

 

AP Computer Science Principles

3, 4, or 5

CSC 0100 (3 credits)

Tier 1, Technological Fluency

AP Statistics

3, 4, or 5

MAT 107 (3 credits)

Tier 1, Quantitative Reasoning

Sciences

AP Biology

3, 4, or 5

BIO 102 and BIO 103 (8 credits)

Tier 2, Life and Environment

AP Chemistry

3, 4, or 5

CHE 120 and CHE 121 (8 credits)

Tier 2, Physical Realm

AP Environmental Science

3, 4, or 5

ENV 100 (3 credits)

 

AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based

3

PHY 0100 (4 credits)

Tier 2, Physical Realm

AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based

4 or 5

PHY 200 (4 credits)

Tier 2, Physical Realm

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based

3

PHY 0100 (4 credits)

Tier 2, Physical Realm

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based

4 or 5

PHY 201 (4 credits)

 

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

ELE 0100 (4 credits)

Tier 2, Physical Realm

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4 or 5

PHY 231 (4 credits)

 

AP Physics C: Mechanics

3

ELE 0100 (4 credits)

Tier 2, Physical Realm

AP Physics C: Mechanics

4 or 5

PHY 230 (4 credits)

Tier 2, Physical Realm

World Languages and Cultures

AP Chinese Language and Culture

3

CHI 101 (3 credits)

 

AP Chinese Language and Culture

4 or 5

CHI 200 and CHI 210 (6 credits)

Tier 1, Multilingual Communication and Tier 2, Cultural Expression

AP French Language and Culture

3

FRE 101 (3 credits)

 

AP French Language and Culture

4 or 5

FRE 200 and FRE 210 (6 credits)

Tier 1, Multilingual Communication and Tier 2, Global Awareness

AP German Language and Culture

3

GER 101 (3 credits)

 

AP German Language and Culture

4 or 5

GER 201 and GER 202 (6 credits)

Tier 1, Multilingual Communication and Tier 2, Cultural Expression

AP Italian Language and Culture

3

ITA 101 (3 credits)

 

AP Italian Language and Culture

4 or 5

ITA 200 and ITA 210 (6 credits)

Tier 1, Multilingual Communication and Tier 2, Cultural Expression

AP Japanese Language and Culture

3

JPN 101 (3 credits)

 

AP Japanese Language and Culture

4 or 5

JPN 200 and JPN 210 (6 credits)

Tier 1, Multilingual Communication and Tier 2, Cultural Expression

AP Latin

3

LAT 101 (3 credits)

 

AP Latin

4 or 5

LAT 200 and LAT 0200 (6 credits)

Tier 1, Multilingual Communication

AP Spanish Language and Culture

3

SPA 101 (3 credits)

 

AP Spanish Language and Culture

4 or 5

SPA 200 and SPA 210 (6 credits)

Tier 1, Multilingual Communication and Tier 2, American Experience

AP Spanish Literature and Culture

3, 4, or 5

SPA 398 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Cultural Expression