Aug 13, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 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

2-D Art & Design 3-5 6 3 (BCA) credits + 3 elective credits
3-D Art & Design 3-5 6 3 (BCA) credits + 3 elective credits

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

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

CHEM 1110  (BPS) (4) + 2 elective credits or Placement*

5 8 CHEM 1210  (4) + CHEM 1220  (BPS) (4) 

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 3 3 elective credits
4-5 4 CS 1400  (4)

Computer Science Principles

3 3 3 elective credits
4-5 3 CS 1030  (BPS) (3)
Drawing 3-5 6 3 (BCA) credits + 3 elective credits
English Language & Composition 3-5 3 ENGL 1010  (CL1) (3)
English Literature & Composition 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: 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 6 MUSC 1100  (BCA) (3) + 3 elective credits
4-5 6 MUSC 1105  (BCA) (3) + 3 elective credits
Physics 1: Algebra-Based 3 3 3 (BPS) or (QI) credits**
4-5 4 PHYS 2110  (4)
Physics 2: Algebra-Based 3 3 3 (BPS) or (QI) credits**
4-5 4 PHYS 2120  (BPS) (4)
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.
Physics C: Mechanics 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 & Culture 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 & Culture 3-5 6 6 elective credits
Statistics 3-5 4 STAT 2000  (QI) (4)
United States History 3-5 3 HIST 1700  (BAI) (3)
World History: Modern 3-5 3 HIST 1510  (BHU) (3)

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

**The student may choose (BPS) or (QI) according to what best suits the student’s major.