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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
American History 3, 4, or 5 HIST 1700 3 3 American Institutions
Art History 3 or 4     6 Humanities
Art History 5 ART 1010 & ARTH 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
Art Studio: 2D 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
Chemistry 3, 4, or 5 CHEM 1210 4 2 Physical Science
Computer Science A 3, 4, or 5 CSIS 1410 3   elective
Computer Science AB 3 CSIS 1410 3 2 elective
Computer Science AB 4 or 5 CSIS 1410 3  3 elective
Macroeconomics 3, 4, or 5     3 elective
Microeconomics 3, 4, or 5 ECON 1010 3   Social Science
English Lang/Comp 3, 4 or 5 ENGL 1010 3 3 English
English Lit/Comp 3 ENGL 1010 3 3 English
English Lit/Comp 4 & 5 ENGL 1010 & ENGL 2200 6   Humanities
European History 3, 4, or 5 HIST 1100 & HIST 1110 6   Humanities
French 3, 4, or 5 FREN 1010 & FREN 1020 8   Humanities
German 3, 4, or 5 GERM 1010 & GERM 1020 8   Humanities
Gov. & Pol. US 3, 4, or 5 POLS 1100 3   American Institutions
Gov. & Pol. Comp. 3, 4, or 5 POLS 2200 3   Social Science
Human Geography 3, 4, or 5 GEOG 1400 3   Social Science
Calculus A-B 3 MATH 1050 4 2 Math
4 or 5 MATH 1210 4 2
Calculus B-C 3 or 4 MATH 1210 4  2 Math
5 MATH 1210 & 1220 8
Music 3, 4, or 5 MUSC 1110 & MUSC 1130 4 2 elective
Physics B 3, 4, or 5 PHYS 2010 4 2 Physical Science
Physics C: Mech. 3, 4, or 5 PHYS 2210 4   Physical Science
Physics C: E&M 3, 4, or 5 PHYS 2220 4   Physical Science
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   Math
Environmental Science 3, 4, or 5     3 elective
World History 3, 4, or 5 HIST 1100 3 3 Humanities