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    Utah State University
   
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Year 
  
2017-2018 Academic Year

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

Advanced Placement examinations are offered at the high school level only. A number of examination areas are available; not all high schools offer all available AP examinations. Generally, the major areas chosen include English, American history, mathematics, chemistry, and physics.

Examinations are scored on a one-to-five scale. Students may receive 3 to 10 credits for a composite score of 3, 4, or 5 on any Advanced Placement examination. Earned credits may be applied toward the University Studies requirements, and may also be accepted as equivalent to specific courses. This information is summarized below.

AP Score

USU Credits Granted

0, 1, or 2

0

3, 4, or 5

3 to 10


Other institutions have policies differing from those of USU regarding AP scores and credits granted for those scores. For transfer students with less than an associate degree, AP credit posted to another institution's transcript is reevaluated based on USU's standard.

If, prior to (or after) taking an AP examination, a student receives credit for any coursework equivalent to the subject matter of an AP examination, the number of credits earned for the course will be deducted from the credits awarded for the examination.

To ensure that AP credits will be posted to their transcripts, students are responsible to submit their AP scores to the Admissions Office, Taggart Student Center 102. Efficient posting of AP credits helps advisors counsel students about requirements.

For further information regarding credits granted for AP examinations, contact the Registrar's Office, (435) 797-1081.

AP Tests Taken Prior to Fall 2007

For historical data on how credits were accepted prior to Fall 2007, contact the Registrar's Office at (435) 797-1081.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit Allocation

AP Test

Score

Credits

USU Credit Awarded

Art History

3-4

6

[ARTH 2710  (BHU) (3) or ARTH 2720  (BHU) (3)] + 3 elective credits

5

6

ARTH 2710  (BHU) (3) + ARTH 2720  (BHU) (3)

Biology

3

6

3 (BLS) credits + 3 elective credits

4-5

6

BIOL 1610   (3) + BIOL 1620  (BLS) (3)

Calculus AB

3

6

4 (QL) credits + 2 elective credits

4-5

6

MATH 1210  (QL) (4) + 2 elective credits

Calculus BC

3-4

6

MATH 1210  (QL) (4) + 2 elective credits

5

8

MATH 1210  (QL) (4) + MATH 1220  (QL) (4)

Chemistry

3-4

6

CHEM 1210  (4) + 2 (BPS) credits* (satisfies BPS requirement)

or

  (BPS) (4) + 2 elective credits or Placement*

5

8

CHEM 1210  (4) + CHEM 1220  (BPS) (4)

Chinese Language & Culture

3-5

10

CHIN 1010  (5) + CHIN 1020  (5)

Computer Science A

3

3

3 elective credits

4-5

3

CS 1030  (BPS)

Computer Science Principles

3

3

3 elective credits

4-5

3

CS 1030  (BPS)

English Language & Composition

3-5

6

3 (CL1) credits + 3 elective credits

English Literature & Composition

3-5

6

3 (BHU) credits + 3 (CL1) credits

Environmental Science

3-5

3

3 (BLS) credits

European History

3-5

6

HIST 1110  (BHU) (3) + 3 elective credits

French Language

3-5

8

FREN 1010  (4) + FREN 1020  (4)

German Language

3-5

8

GERM 1010  (4) + GERM 1020  (4)

Government & Politics: Comparative

3-5

3

POLS 2XXX (3) (BSS)

Government & Politics: United States

3-5

3

POLS 1XXX (3) (BAI)

Human Geography

3-5

3

GEOG 1400  (3) (BSS)

Italian Language & Culture

3-5

8

ITAL 1010  (4) + ITAL 1020  (4)

Japanese Language & Culture

3-5

10

JAPN 1010  (5) + JAPN 1020  (5)

Latin: Vergil

3-4

6

LATN 1010  (5) + 1 elective credit

5

10

LATN 1010  (5) + LATN 1020  (5)

Macroeconomics

3-5

3

ECN 1500  (BAI) (3)

Microeconomics

3-5

3

APEC 2010 /ECN 2010  (BSS) (3)

Music Theory

3-5

6

MUSC 1010  (BCA) (3) + 3 elective credits

Physics 1

3

3

3 (BPS) or (QI) credits

4-5

4

PHYS 2110  (4)

Physics 2

3

3

3 (BPS) or (QI) credits

4-5

4

PHYS 2120  (4)

Physics C: Mechanics

3-4

3

3 (BPS) or (QI) credits

5

4

4 (BPS) or (QI) credits. Contact Physics Advisor for placement.

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3-4

3

3 (BPS) or (QI) credits

5

4

4 (BPS) or (QI) credits. Contact Physics Advisor for placement.

Psychology

3-5

3

PSY 1010  (BSS) (3)

Spanish Language

3-5

8

SPAN 1010  (4) + SPAN 1020  (4)

Spanish Literature

3-5

6

6 elective credits

Statistics

3-5

4

STAT 2000  (QI) (4)

Studio Art: Drawing

3-5

6

3 (BCA) credits + 3 elective credits

Studio Art: 2-D Design

3-5

6

3 (BCA) credits + 3 elective credits

Studio Art: 3-D Design

3-5

6

3 (BCA) credits + 3 elective credits

United States History

3-5

6

HIST 1700  (BAI) (3) + 3 elective credits

World History

3-5

6

HIST 1510  (BHU) (3) + 3 elective credits


*The student/advisor may choose the CHEM 1110  or CHEM 1210  track according to what best suits the student's major.