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AP Credits

Credit for Advanced Placement Exams and Portfolios

Effective for tests taken after July 1, 2007

SUU will grant up to 8 semester credits for each advanced placement examination completed with a score of 3, 4, or 5, as noted on the table following.  

The following are general guidelines:

  • Advanced placement credit is only awarded to a student once they are enrolled at SUU;
  • A maximum of 30 credit hours earned through AP or other credit by examination may be applied toward graduation;
  • A maximum of six credit hours may be awarded in any one area of general education from AP or credit by examination;
  • AP credit is graded as pass/fail only (no letter grades will be assigned).

Listed below are the exams for which the student may receive credit.

AP exam AP exam score SUU Course Course Credit Elective Credit credits toward General Education
Art History 3 or 4 6 Humanities
5 ART 1010 & 2710 6 Fine Arts & Humanities
Art Studio: Draw 3 or 4 6 Fine Arts
Art Studio: Draw 5 ART 1110 3 3 Fine Arts
Art Studio: Gen 3, 4, or 5 6 Fine Arts
Art Studio: 2D 3 or 4 6 Fine Arts
5 ART 1120 3 3 Fine Arts
Art Studio: 3D 3, 4, or 5 6 Fine Arts
Biology 3, 4, or 5 BIOL 1010 3 3 Life Science
Calculus, AB 3 MATH 1050 4 2 Quantitative Literacy
4 or 5 MATH 1210 4 2 Quantitative Literacy
Calculus, BC 3 or 4 MATH 1210 4 2 Quantitative Literacy
5 MATH 1210 & 1220 8 Quantitative Literacy
Chemistry 3 6
4 or 5 CHEM 1210 4 2 Physical Science Lecture
Computer Science A 3, 4, or 5 CSIS 1410 3
Computer Science AB 3 CSIS 1410 3 3
4 or 5 CSIS 1410 & 2420 6
Economics, Macro 3, 4, or 5 3
Economics, Micro 3, 4, or 5 ECON 1010 3 Social Science
English, Language & Composition 3, 4, or 5 ENGL 1010 3 3 Core
English, Literature & Composition 3 ENGL 1010 3 3 Core
4 or 5 ENGL 1010 & 2200 6 Core & Humanities
Environmental Science 3, 4, or 5 3
French 3, 4, or 5 FREN 1010 & 1020 8 Humanities
German 3, 4, or 5 GERM 1010 & 1020 8 Humanities
Gov't & Politics, US 3, 4, or 5 POLS 1100 3 American Institutions OR Social Science
Gov't & Politics, Composite 3, 4, or 5 POLS 2200 3 Social Science
History, American 3, 4, or 5 HIST 1700 3 3 American Institutions OR Social Science
History, European 3, 4, or 5 HIST 1100 & 1110 6 Humanities
History, World 3, 4, or 5 HIST 1100 3 3 Humanities
Human Geography 3 3
4 or 5 GEOG 1400 3 Social Science
Latin 3, 4, or 5 LATN 1010 & 1020 8 Humanities
Music 3 MUSC 1100 3 3
4 or 5 MUSC 1110 3 3
Physics B 3 6
4 or 5 PHYS 2010 4 2 Physical Science Lecture
Physics C: Mech 3 3
4 or 5 PHYS 2210 4 Physical Science Lecture
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 3 3 Physical Science Lecture
4 or 5 PHYS 2220 4
Physics I: Algebra-Based 3 3
4 or 5 PHYS 2010 4 Physical Science Lecture
Physics II: Algebra-Based 3 3
4 or 5 PHYS 2010 4 Physical Science Lecture
Psychology 3, 4, or 5 PSY 1010 3 Social Science
Spanish 3, 4, or 5 SPAN 1010 & 1020 8 Humanities
Statistics 3, 4, or 5 MATH 1040 4 Quantitative Literacy