AP Credit Policy

New students requesting Advanced Placement (AP) credit must have an official score report sent to Agnes Scott. You are eligible for a maximum of 32 credits total from AP, IB, joint enrollment and dual enrollment coursework. One course can count for either AP or IB credit but not both. Your adviser will review your score report with you during Orientation. These are standard credit awards below.

Art History
Score: 5 
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: Literature/Fine Arts Dist. 
Courses that can be exempted: None 

Studio Art: Drawing 
Score: 5 
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: Literature/Fine Arts Dist. 
Courses that can be exempted: None 
Note: Department advising required for award of credit and/or placement in studio courses.

Studio Art: 2-D Design and 3-D Design 
Score: 5 
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: Literature/Fine Arts Dist. 
Courses that can be exempted: None 
Note: Department advising required for award of credit and/or placement in studio courses.

Biology
Score: 4-5 
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: Science Dist. 
Courses that can be exempted: None 
Note: Conference required for placement for students intending to major in biology or biochemistry/molecular biology.

Calculus AB
Score: 3
Credit hours awarded: 0
Specific/distributional standards met: None 
Courses that can be exempted: See department for placement.
Note: If student takes MAT 119 and earns a C or above she gets 4 hours and MAT 118 exemption.

Calculus AB
Score: 4-5
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: Math Dist.
Courses that can be exempted: MAT 118

Calculus BC
Score: 3
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: math dist. 
Courses that can be exempted: MAT 118 (see dept.) 

Calculus BC
Score: 4-5
Credit hours awarded: 8
Specific/distributional standards met: Math Dist. 
Courses that can be exempted: MAT 118, 119

Calculus BC
Score: 1-2 with subscore of 3
Credit hours awarded: 0
Specific/distributional standards met: None 
Courses that can be exempted: See department for placement.
Note: If student takes MAT 119 and earns a C or above she gets 4 hours and MAT 118 exemption. 

Calculus BC
Score: 1-2 with subscore of 4 or 5 
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: Math Dist.
Courses that can be exempted: MAT 118 

Chemistry
Score: 4-5 
Credit hours awarded: 3 
Specific/distributional standards met: See Note 
Courses that can be exempted: CHE 150 
Note: Student may submit application for lab credit. If lab credit is given, then the science distributional standard is met. If no lab credit is awarded then the student may take the CHE 150L course to satisfy the science distributional. 

Comparative Government & Politics
Score: 4-5
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: Social Science Dist. 
Courses that can be exempted: POL 105

Computer Science A
Score: 4-5
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: None 
Courses that can be exempted: PHY 211

Economics: Macro
Score: 4-5 
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: Social Science Dist.
Courses that can be exempted: ECO 104
Note: Student should enroll in ECO 105; if she takes ECO 104 she will forfeit AP credit. If she has qualifying scores on both Macro and Micro she can earn 8 hours and ECO 104 and 105.

Economics: Micro
Score: 4-5
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: Social Science Dist.
Courses that can be exempted: ECO 105
Note: Student should enroll in ECO 104; if she takes ECO 105 she will forfeit AP credit. If she has qualifying scores on both Macro and Micro she can earn 8 hours and ECO 104 and 105.

English Language & Composition
Score: 4-5 
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: Specific
Courses that can be exempted: ENG 110 
Note: Students who score 4-5 on both English exams get credit only once.

English Literature & Composition
Score: 4-5 
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: Specific
Courses that can be exempted: ENG 110 
Note: Students who score 4-5 on both English exams get credit only once. 

Environmental Science
Score: 4-5 
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: Science Dist.  
Courses that can be exempted: None

European History
Score: 4-5
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: None 
Courses that can be exempted: None

French Language & Culture
Score: 4
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: None 
Courses that can be exempted: FRE 101, 102 
Note: Must take placement test to determine 201 or 202. 

French Language & Culture
Score: 5 
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: None
Courses that can be exempted: FRE 101, 102, 201 
Note: Place directly into FRE 202 (no placement test needed).

German Language & Culture
Score: 4 
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: None 
Courses that can be exempted: GER 101, 102
Note: Must take placement test to determine 201 or 202.

German Language & Culture
Score: 5
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: None
Courses that can be exempted: GER 101, 102, 201 
Note: Places into GER 202 (no need to take placement test).

Human Geography
Score: 4-5 
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: None
Courses that can be exempted: None 
Note: Credits for this exam are elective credits 

Latin
Score: 4-5 
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: Specific (Foreign Language) 
Courses that can be exempted: LAT 202 
Note: See department chair for placement in further Latin. 

Statistics
Score: 4-5
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: Math Dist.
Courses that can be exempted: MAT 115 

Music Theory
Score: 4-5 
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: Literature/Fine Arts Dist.
Placement test must be taken for possible exemption from MUS 109

Physics B
Score: 4-5
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: Science Dist.

Courses that can be exempted: PHY 102 and 102L; PHY 103 and 103L
Note: Conference with the department chair required for placement for students intending to major in physics or astrophysics. Conference with the health professions adviser required for students intending to apply to medical school.

Physics C: Mechanics, Elec. & Magnetism
Score: 5
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met:  Science Dist.
Courses that can be exempted: PHY 110 and 110L; PHY 111 and 111L
Note: Conference with the department chair required for placement for students intending to major in physics or astrophysics.

Psychology
Score: 4-5
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: Social Science Dist.
Courses that can be exempted: PSY 101

Spanish Language
Score: 4 
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: None
Courses that can be exempted: SPA 101, 102 
Note: Must take placement test to determine 201 or 202. 

Spanish Language
Score: 5 
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: None 
Courses that can be exempted: SPA 101, 102, 201
Note: Place directly into 202 (no need for placement test).

Spanish Literature
Score: 4-5 
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: Specific (Foreign Language)
Courses that can be exempted: SPA 101, 102, 201, 202 
Note: May enroll in SPA 205 with either score of 4 or 5.

U.S. Government & Politics
Score: 4-5 
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: Social Science Dist. 
Courses that can be exempted: POL 102

U.S. History
Score: 4-5
Credit hours awarded: 4 
Specific/distributional standards met: None.
Courses that can be exempted: None

World History
Score: 4-5
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: None. 
Courses that can be exempted: None