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Advanced Placement

The university awards credit to students who participate in their high school Advanced Placement (AP) Program administered by the College Board Placement Test Program. Students who wish to obtain Advanced Placement credit must request the College Board to forward their test scores to Arkansas State University after they have been admitted. Arkansas State University's College Board code is 6011.

AP credit is not awarded for a course the student has already completed at the college/university level. AP credit granted at other institutions is not automatically transferable to Arkansas State University. Students who wish to transfer AP credit must submit official documentation of earned scores. Students who establish their eligibility to receive AP credit shall have credit recorded without grade points on their permanent records after they have been enrolled at Arkansas State University for a full summer or semester.

To receive a grade for an AP Course/Concurrent Credit:

The student must sign up for concurrent enrollment, which means that students in high school need to also sign up for university or college credit with ASU or another institution. (The course is 'used' twice. The course is used to complete high school requirements and again for college credit.) When a student takes an AP course and is signed up for concurrent enrollment, a grade is reported back to the university at the end of the semester. The student earns college credit (grade and grade points and hours) which are calculated into a grade point average (GPA). The student may be required to take the AP exam as part of the high school requirement for the course but the score is not used in determining university credit because credit was awarded based on the grade earned in the course.

To receive AP credit and no grade:

If a student took an AP course as part of their high school curricula and did not sign up for concurrent enrollment with a university, the student is only eligible for AP credit and does NOT receive a university grade. The student earns college level credit when an appropriate score is earned on the AP exam. A grade is not reported to ASU or any other university at the end of the semester of completion.

Advanced Placement Credit Awarded

Students will be awarded credit in the courses listed below, provided they make satisfactory scores on appropriate AP examinations and meet other requirements designated by the department offering the course.

Advanced Placement Exam Minimum AP Score for Credit Course Awarded
AP20: Biology 3 BIOL 1003 & BIOL 1001 
AP66: Calculus AB 3 MATH 2204 
AP68: Calculus BC 3 MATH 2214 
AP25: Chemistry 3 CHEM 1013 & CHEM 1011 
AP31: Computer Science A 3 CS 1013 
AP33: Computer Science Principles 3 CS 1114 
AP34: Economics: Microeconomics 3 ECON 2323 
AP35: Economics: Macroeconomics 3 ECON 2313 
AP36: English Language Comp 3* ENG 1003 
AP37: English Literature Comp 3* ENG 1003 
AP40: Environmental Science 3 BIOL 1063 & BIOL 1001 
AP43: European History 3 HIST 1003 or HIST 1023 
AP48: French 3** FR 2013 
AP55: German 3** GER 2013 
AP57: Government & Politics: US 3 POSC 2103 
AP58: Government & Politics: Comparative 3 POSC 1003 
AP13: History of Art 3 ART 2503 
AP75: Music Theory 3 MUS 2503 
AP78: Physics B 3 PHYS 2054 & PHYS 2064 
AP82: Physics C (Electricity, Magnetism) 3 PHYS 2044 
AP80: Physics C (Mechanics) 3 PHYS 2034 
AP83: Physics I 3 PHYS 2054 
AP84: Physics II 3*** PHYS 2064 
AP85: Psychology 3 PSY 2013 
AP87: Spanish 3** SPAN 2013 
AP90: Statistics 3 STAT 2003  
AP14: Studio Art (Drawing Portfolio) 3 ART 1033 
AP07: United States History 3 HIST 2763 or HIST 2773 
AP07: United States History 4 HIST 2763 & HIST 2773 
AP93: World History 3 HIST 1013 or HIST 1023 

*scoring 3 on both English Lang Comp AND English Lit Comp will award both ENG 1003 & ENG 1013
**plus completion of Intermediate II
***completion of PHYS 2034 or PHYS 2054 required before credit awarded
****lower-level credit is awarded for this course

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