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|
|Biology||4, 5||8 hrs/BIOL 101/111 and BIOL 102/112|
|Chemistry||4, 5||8 hrs/ CHEM 105 and CHEM 106, or CHEM 101/111 and 102/112|
|Classical Studies (Latin: Vergil)||3, 4, 5||3 hrs/LATN 284|
|Computer Science (A Exam)||4, 5||3 hrs/COMP 170|
|Economics (Micro)||4, 5||3 hrs/ECON 201|
|Economics (Macro)||4, 5||3 hrs/ECON 202|
|English (English Language)||4, 5||3 hrs/UCWR 110|
|English (English Literature)||4, 5||3 hrs/200-level English elective. No credit for Core Foundational course|
|Environmental Science||4, 5||3 hrs/ENVS 281|
|Fine Arts (Art History)||5||6 hrs/FNAR 200 and FNAR 201|
|Fine Arts (Art History)||3, 4||3 hrs/FNAR 200|
|Fine Arts (Music Theory)||5||6 hrs/MUSC 144 and MUSC 244|
|Fine Arts (Music Theory)||3, 4||3 hrs/MUSC 144|
|History (European)||4, 5||6 hrs/HIST 101 and HIST 102|
|History (European)||3||3 hrs/HIST 102*|
|History (U.S.)||4, 5||6 hrs/HIST 211 and HIST 212|
|History (U.S.)||3||3 hrs/HIST 212**|
|History (World History)||4, 5||6 hrs/HIST 101 and HIST 204|
|History (World History)||3||3 hrs/HIST 104***|
|Mathematics (Calculus AB Exam)||4, 5||4 hrs/MATH 161|
|Mathematics (Calculus BC Exam)||4, 5||8 hrs/MATH 161 and MATH 162|
|Mathematics (Calculus BC: AB Subscore)||4, 5||4 hrs/MATH 161|
|Mathematics (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 (Chinese/French/German/
|3||3 hrs/CHIN/FREN/GERM/ITAL/JAPN/SPAN 250|
|Modern Language (Spanish Literature)||4, 5||6 hrs/SPAN 270 and SPAN 271|
|Physics (Exam B)||4, 5||6 hrs/PHYS 111 and PHYS 112.No lab credit.|
|Physics (Exam C/Electricity and Magentism)||4, 5||3 hrs/PHYS 111K. No lab credit.|
|Physics (Exam C/Mechanics)||4, 5||3 hrs/PHYS 112K. No lab credit.|
|Political Science (Government/Politics U.S.)||4, 5||3 hrs/PLSC 101|
|Political Science (Government/Politics Comparative)||4, 5||3 hrs/300-level elective in comparative poltitics subfield of major|
|Psychology||4, 5||3 hrs/PSYC 101|
NA = not applicable (i.e. no exam in that area
* Students who received a 3 in European History may petition to receive credit in HIST 101 (instead of 102).
** Students who received a 3 in U.S. History may petition to receive credit in HIST 211 (instead of 212).
***Students who received a 3 in World History may petition to receive credit in HIST 101 (instead of 204).
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