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AP ExamsAbbreviation Key

The exam credit recommendations listed in the table below are based on the University’s catalog years 2018 to present, and are subject to change. For more information, please contact creditaward@apus.edu. If you are following one of the University’s catalogs prior to 2018, please reference the CBE tables for catalog years 2017 and prior for specifics on how the credit recommendations will apply to your program.

Name of ExamTransfer Credit
Recommendation
APUS Course
Equivalent
ACE Passing
Score
Art/History of Art6 SH UG ARHUARTH2003 or above
Art/Studio Art (Drawing Portfolio or General Portfolio)6 SH UG EL 3 or above
Biology8 SH UG NASC*
(see below)
SCIN130 w/lab3 or above
Calculus AB4 SH UG MAARMATH2253 or above
Calculus BC8 SH UG MAARMATH225/2263 or above
Chemistry8 SH UG NASC*
(see below)
SCIN131 w/lab3 or above
Chinese Language and Culture8 SH UG ARHU 3
12 SH UG ARHU4
16 SH UG ARHU5
Computer Science A4 SH UG ELENTD2003 or above
Computer Science AB8 SH UG ELENTD2003 or above
Economics/Macroeconomics3 SH UG SSPSECON102 or ECON202 **3 or above
Economics/Microeconomics3 SH UG SSPSECON101 or ECON201 **3 or above
English/Language & Composition6 SH UG COMMENGL110 ***/1023 or above
English/Literature & Composition6 SH UG COMM
or
3 SH UG COMM &
3 SH UG ARHU
ENGL110 ***/200
or
ENGL110 *** &
ARHU no equiv
3 or above
Environmental Science4 SH UG NASC*
(see below)
SCIN140 w/lab3 or above
French Language6 SH UG ARHUFREN100/1013
9 SH UG ARHU4
12 SH UG ARHU5
French Literature12 SH UG ARHU 3 or above
German Language6 SH UG ARHUGERM100/1013 or above
Government & Politics/Comparative3 SH UG SSPS 3 or above
Government & Politics/United States3 SH UG SSPSPOLS2103 or above
History/European6 SH UG HIST 3 or above
History/United States6 SH UG HISTHIST101/1023 or above
Human Geography3 SH UG SSPSGEOG1013 or above
Italian Language and Culture8 SH UG ARHU 3
12 SH UG ARHU4
16 SH UG ARHU5
Japanese Language and Culture8 SH UG ARHUJAPN1003
12 SH UG ARHU4
16 SH UG ARHU5
Latin/Literature8 SH UG ARHU 3
12 SH UG ARHU4
16 SH UG ARHU5
Latin/Vergil8 SH UG ARHU 3 or above
Music Theory6 SH UG ARHUMUSI2003 or above
Physics 14 SH UG NASC*
(see below)
SCIN133 w/lab3 or above
Physics 2: Algebra-Based4 SH UG NASC*
(see below)
SCIN133 w/lab3 or above
Physics B8 SH UG NASC*
(see below)
SCIN133 w/lab3 or above
Physics C/Mechanics4 SH UG NASC*
(see below)
SCIN233 w/lab3 or above
Physics C/Electricity & Magnetism4 SH UG ELSCIN234 w/lab3 or above
Psychology3 SH UG SSPSPSYC1013 or above
Spanish Language and Culture6 SH UG ARHUSPAN100/1013
9 SH UG ARHU4
12 SH UG ARHU5
Spanish Literature and Culture9 SH UG ARHU 3
12 SH UG ARHU4 or 5
Statistics3 SH UG MAARMATH1203 or above
World History6 SH UG HISTHIST111/1123 or above

 
* The transfer credit recommendations listed in this table reflect AP exams that are currently offered through the College Board. AP exams completed in prior years may have a different recommendation, specifically as to whether or not the AP exam includes a lab component. The General Education Natural Sciences with Lab section of all current undergraduate APUS degree programs must include a lab component. If an older AP exam was successfully completed, but it did not include a lab component, this credit would be applied to the Electives area of a student’s degree program, if available, unless a corresponding lab were completed elsewhere and also eligible for transfer credit. If you have any questions regarding an AP exam and how the credit may be applied to your selected degree program, please contact creditaward@apus.edu.
 
** If a student already has credit for ECON201, they will not be awarded transfer credit for ECON101. Likewise, if a student already has credit for ECON202, they will not be awarded transfer credit for ECON102.

*** Students cannot receive credit for both ENGL101 and ENGL110.