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AACC awards college credit for advanced placement exam scores that are 3 or higher depending on the course.

AP exams are usually administered at the end of an advanced placement course taken at a student’s high school. However, there are opportunities to take AP courses and exams through an approved provider. If you wish to share your AP score reports with AACC, you must ask the College Board to send them directly to AACC Records and Registration.

Learn more about AP courses, exams and the College Board.

What AP Scores does AACC accept?

Consult the chart below to see how your AP scores equate to AACC courses. Keep in mind that that each college has different standards for accepting AP scores, so be sure to consult the requirements of the four-year school to which you plan to transfer as you plan your course load. It is very possible that if you score a 3 on an AP exam and AACC awards credit for that score, but the four-year school to which you transfer requires a 4, you will not receive credit at your four-year school for that course.

AP Exam Title Passing Score AACC Equivalent Credit Awarded
Art History 3 ART 209, ART 210 6
Art Studio (General Portfolio) 4 See department 3
Biology 4 BIO 101 4
Calculus AB 3 MAT 151, MAT 191 8
Calculus BC 3 MAT 191, MAT 192 8
Chemistry 3 CHE 111, CHE 112 8
Comparative Government and Politics 3 PLS 131 3
Computer Science (A) 4 CTP 115, CTP 150 8
  3 CTP 115 4
English (Language and Composition) 3 ENG 111, ENG 112 6
English (Literature and Composition) 3 ENG 111, ENG 112 6
Environmental Science 4 BIO 107 4
European History 3 HIS 111, HIS 112 6
French (Language) 3 FRE 211, FRE 212 6
French (Literature) 3 FRE 211 3
  4 FRE 211, FRE 212 6
German (Language) 3 GER 211, GER 212 6
Human Geography 3 GEO 103 3
Latin (literature) 3 LAT 111, LAT 112 6
Macroeconomics 3 ECO 211 3
Microeconomics 3 ECO 212 3
Music (Theory) 3 MUS 113, MUS 114 6
Physics 1: Algebra Based 4 PHY 111 4
Physics 2: Algebra Based 4 PHY 112 4
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 4 PHY 212 4
Physics C: Mechanics 4 PHY 211 4
Psychology 3 PSY 111 3
Spanish (Language) 3 SPA 211, SPA 212 6
Spanish (Literature) 3 SPA 211, SPA 212 6
Statistics 3 MAT 135 3
U.S. Government and Politics 3 PLS 111, PLS elective 6
United States History 3 HIS 211, HIS 212 6
World History 3 HIS 111, HIS 112 6