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College Catalog: Credit for Prior Learning: Advanced Placement Examination Program (AP)

The College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) administers advanced placement examinations which enable high school students to complete college-level courses while still in high school, to demonstrate college-level achievement through examinations, and to receive college course credit, if qualified, when they matriculate to an institution of higher education. The CEEB examinations are offered in the high schools by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). It is the responsibility of the student to check with the senior institution to which he/she plans to transfer AP credit. Some institutions don’t accept AP credit, and others require a score of 4 or 5. The examinations are scored as follows:

Extremely well-qualified 5
Well-qualified 4
Qualified 3
Possibly Qualified 2
No recommendation 1

For evaluation purposes, students must have official AP score reports forwarded from ETS to PDCCC for inclusion in the permanent record in the Admission and Records Office on the Franklin Campus. Specific college course credits will be granted based on the AP examination scores:

Equated PDCCC Examination Courses Credits Score
Art History ART 101-102 6 4
Biology BIO 101 4 3
BIO 101-102 8 4
Chemistry CHM 111 4 3
CHM 111-112 8 4
Computer Science A CSC 201 4 4
Computer Science AB CSC 201 4 4
Economics, Macro ECO 201 3 4
Economics, Micro ECO 202 3 4
English Language & Comp. ENG 111 3 4
ENG 111-112 6 5
English Literature & Comp. ENG 241-242 6 4
European History HIS 101 3 3
HIS 101-102 6 4
French Language FRE 201 3 4
FRE 201-202 6 5
French Literature FRE 233 3 4
FRE 233-234 6 5
German GER 201 3 4
GER 201-202 6 5
Government & Politics
American PLS 135 3 3
Comparative PLS 120 3 3
Latin LAT 201 3 4
LAT 201-202 6 5    
Mathematics MTH 173 4 3
MTH 173-174 8 4
Music
Literature MUS 121 3 3
MUS 121-122 6 4
Theory MUS 111 4 3
MUS 111-112 8 4
Physics B PHY 201 4 3
PHY 201-202 4 4
Physics C PHY 241 4 3
PHY 241-242 4 4
Spanish Language SPA 201 3 3
SPA 201-202 6 5
Spanish Literature SPA 233 3 3
SPA 233-234 6 5
U.S. History HIS 121 3 3
HIS 121-122 6 4