The program is designed primarily for high school seniors. Examinations are held in 13 academic areas: biology, chemistry, classical studies, computer science, economics, English, fine arts, history, mathematics, modern languages, physics, political science, and psychology. They are designed, scheduled, and graded by the College Entrance Examinations Board, and official results are sent to the school(s) specified in July. Scores are assigned on a scale of one to five, with five being the highest score. Determination for which course or courses the student will receive AP credit is made by the academic departments. The information is entered on the student’s academic record provided that the student has been accepted and enrolled as a degree candidate.
Details concerning the Advanced Placement Program are available through high school counselors or by contacting:
Advanced Placement Program
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
|Subject||Score Requirement||Course Equivalent|
|AP Biology||4, 5||8 hrs/BIOL 101/111 and BIOL 102/112|
|AP Chemistry||4, 5||8 hrs/ CHEM 105 and CHEM 106, or CHEM 101/111 and 102/112|
|AP Latin||3, 4, 5||3 hrs/LATN 284|
|AP Computer Science A||4, 5||3 hrs/COMP 170|
|AP Microeconomics||4, 5||3 hrs/ECON 201|
|AP Macroeconomics||4, 5||3 hrs/ECON 202|
|AP English Language and Composition||4, 5||3 hrs/UCWR 110|
|AP English Literature and Composition||4, 5||3 hrs/UCLR 100 (effective Fall 2014)|
|AP Environmental Science||4, 5||3 hrs/UCSF 137/ENVS 137 (effective Fall 2014)|
|AP Art History||5||6 hrs/FNAR 200 and FNAR 201|
|AP Art History||3, 4||3 hrs/FNAR 200|
|AP Music Theory||5||6 hrs/MUSC 144 and MUSC 244|
|AP Music Theory||3, 4||3 hrs/MUSC 144|
|AP European History||4, 5 *||6 hrs/HIST 101 and HIST 102|
|AP U.S. History||4, 5*||6 hrs/HIST 211 and HIST 212|
|AP World History||4, 5 *||6 hrs/HIST 101 and HIST 204|
|AP Calculus AB||4, 5||4 hrs/MATH 161|
|AP Calculus BC||4, 5||8 hrs/MATH 161 and MATH 162|
|AP Calculus BC: AB Subscore||4, 5||4 hrs/MATH 161|
|AP Statistics||4, 5||3 hrs/STAT 103|
|Modern Language (Chinese/French/
|4, 5*||6 hrs/CHIN/FREN/GERM/ITAL/JAPN/SPAN 250 and 251|
|Modern Language (Spanish Literature)||4, 5||6 hrs/SPAN 270 and SPAN 271|
|AP Physics 2||4, 5||3 hrs/PHYS 112K. No lab credit.|
|AP Physics 1 and 2||4,5 on both tests||6 hrs/ PSYS 111K and PSYS 112K. No lab credit.|
|AP Physics: Electricity and Magnetism||4, 5||3 hrs/PHYS 112K. No lab credit.|
|AP Physics: Mechanics||4, 5||3 hrs/PHYS 111K. No lab credit.|
|AP United States Government and Politics||4, 5||3 hrs/PLSC 101|
|AP Comparative Government and Politics||4, 5||3 hrs/300-level elective in comparative politics subfield of major|
|AP Psychology||4, 5||3 hrs/PSYC 101|
NA = not applicable (i.e. no exam in that area)
* = As of 2017, a score of 3 is no longer acceptable for credit.
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