AP Guidelines

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
CEEB
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
212.713.8000

Scores, Credits, and Courses

Scores lower than those listed below will not be accepted for credit at Loyola.

Note: For International Baccalaureate credit guidelines, click here. For CLEP guidelines, click here.

SubjectScore RequirementCourse 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/
German/Italian/Japanese/
Spanish Language/Culture)
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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