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2021-2022 General Catalog 
  
2021-2022 General Catalog

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

Studio Art: 2-D Design 3-5 3 ART 1120  (3)
Studio Art: 3-D Design 3-5 3 ART 1130  (3)
Art History 3-5 6 ARTH 2710  (BHU) (3) + ARTH 2720  (BHU) (3)

Biology

3 3 BIOL 1010  (BLS)
4-5 4 BIOL 1610  (3) + 1 elective credit (satisfies BLS requirement)

Calculus AB

3 6 MATH 1050  (QL) (4) + MATH 1060  (2)
4-5 6 MATH 1210  (QL) (4) + 2 elective credits

Calculus BC

3 6 MATH 1210  (QL) (4) + 2 elective credits
4-5 8 MATH 1210  (QL) (4) + MATH 1220  (QL) (4)

Chemistry*

3 3-4

CHEM 1010  (BPS) (3) 

or

CHEM 1110  (BPS) (4)

4 3-4

CHEM 1210  (4) (satisfies BPS requirement)

or

CHEM 1110  (BPS) (4)

or

CHEM 1010  (BPS) (3)

5 3-8

CHEM 1210  (4) + CHEM 1220  (BPS) (4) 

or

CHEM 1210  (4) (satisfies BPS requirement)

or

CHEM 1110  (BPS) (4)

or 

CHEM 1010  (BPS) (3)

Chinese Language & Culture

3 8 CHIN 1010  (4) + CHIN 1020  (4) 
4 12 CHIN 1010  (4) + CHIN 1020  (4) + CHIN 2010  (4)
5 16 CHIN 1010  (4) + CHIN 1020  (4) + CHIN 2010  (4) + CHIN 2020  (4)

Computer Science A

3-4 4 CS 1400  (4)
5 7 CS 1400  (4) + CS 1410  (QI) (3)

Computer Science Principles

3-5 3 CS 1030  (BPS) (3)
Studio Art: Drawing 3-5 3 ART 1010  (BCA) (3)
English Language 3-5 3 ENGL 1010  (CL1) (3)
English Literature 3-5 3 ENGL 2200  (BHU) (3)
Environmental Science 3-5 3 3 elective credits
European History 3-5 3 HIST 1110  (BHU) (3)

French Language

3 8 FREN 1010  (4) + FREN 1020  (4) 
4 12 FREN 1010  (4) + FREN 1020  (4) + FREN 2010  (4) 
5 16 FREN 1010  (4) + FREN 1020  (4) + FREN 2010  (4) + FREN 2020  (4)

German Language

3 8 GERM 1010  (4) + GERM 1020  (4) 
4 12 GERM 1010  (4) + GERM 1020  (4) + GERM 2010  (4)
5 16 GERM 1010  (4) + GERM 1020  (4) + GERM 2010  (4) + GERM 2020  (4) 
Government & Politics: Comparative 3-5 3 POLS 2200  (BSS) (3)
Government & Politics: United States 3-5 3 POLS 1100  (BAI) (3)
Human Geography 3-5 3 GEOG 1300  (BSS) (3)
Italian Language & Culture 3 8 ITAL 1010  (4) + ITAL 1020  (4) 
4 12 ITAL 1010  (4) + ITAL 1020  (4) + ITAL 2010  (4) 
5 16 ITAL 1010  (4) + ITAL 1020  (4) + ITAL 2010  (4) + ITAL 2020  (4)
Japanese Language & Culture 3 10 JAPN 1010  (5) + JAPN 1020  (5) 
4 15 JAPN 1010  (5) + JAPN 1020  (5) + JAPN 2010  (5) 
5 20 JAPN 1010  (5) + JAPN 1020  (5) +  JAPN 2010  (5) + JAPN 2020  (5) 
Latin 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 ECN 2010  (BSS) (3) 
Music Theory 3-4 3 MUSC 1105  (BCA) (3)
5 3 MUSC 1110  (BCA) (3)
Physics 1: Algebra-Based 3 4 PHYS 1010  (BPS) (3) + PHYS 1015  (1)
4-5 5 PHYS 2010  (4) + PHYS 2015  (1) (satisfies BPS requirement)
Physics 2: Algebra-Based 3 4 PHYS 1010  (BPS) (3) + PHYS 1015  (1)
4-5 5 PHYS 2020  (4) + PHYS 2025  (1) (satisfies BPS requirement)
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism** 3 4 PHYS 1010  (BPS) (3) + PHYS 1015  (1) 
4-5 5

PHYS 2020  (4) + PHYS 2025  (1) (satisfies BPS requirement)

or 

PHYS 2220  (BPS/QI) (4) + PHYS 2225  (1)

Physics C: Mechanics** 3 4 PHYS 1010  (BPS) (3) + PHYS 1015  (1)
4-5 5

PHYS 2010  (4) + PHYS 2015  (1) (satisfies BPS requirement)

or 

PHYS 2210  (BPS/QI) (4) + PHYS 2215  (1)

Psychology 3-5 3 PSY 1010  (BSS) (3)
Spanish Language 3 8 SPAN 1010  (4) + SPAN 1020  (4) 
4 12 SPAN 1010  (4) + SPAN 1020  (4) + SPAN 2010  (4) 
5 16 SPAN 1010  (4) + SPAN 1020  (4) + SPAN 2010  (4) + SPAN 2020  (4)
Spanish Literature 3 8 2 elective courses at the 1000 level
4-5 16 2 elective courses at the 1000 level + 2 elective courses at the 2000 level
Statistics 3-5 3 STAT 1040  (QL) (3)
United States History 3-5 3 HIST 1700  (BAI) (3)
World History 3-5 3 HIST 1510  (BHU) (3)
Research - - No credit awarded
Seminar - - No credit awarded

*Students should select course(s) depending on major. No lab credit.

**Students should select course(s) depending on major.