AP Credit Policy

AP exam scores for 2020 and 2021 will be accepted for course placement or credit, with the understanding of the changes that have taken place to the typical process during these uncertain times.  

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 and IB coursework. One course can count for either AP or IB credit but not both.  These are standard credit awards below.

AP Exam Score Credit Hours Earned Exempted From Note
Art History
5
4
None
Studio Art: Drawing
5
4
None

See department chair for credit and/or placement in studio courses.

Studio Art: 2-D Design and 3-D Design

5
4
None

See department chair for credit and/or placement in studio courses.

Biology
4/5
4
None

See department chair for placement for students intending to major in biology or biochemistry/molecular biology.

Calculus AB
3
0

Consult department for placement.

If student takes MAT 119 and earns a C or above, they will receives 4 credit hours and MAT 118 exemption.

Calculus AB

4/5
4
MAT 118
Calculus BC
3
4
MAT 118
Calculus BC
4/5
8

MAT 118, MAT 119

Calculus BC
1/2;
subscore of 3
0
Consult department for placement.

If student takes MAT 119 and earns a C or above, they will receives 4 credit hours and MAT 118 exemption.

Calculus BC
1/2;
subscore of 4 or 5
4
MAT 118
Chemistry
4/5
3
CHE 150

See department chair for lab credit. If lab credit is given, students will fulfill the SUMMIT in the STEM breadth requirement. If no lab credit is awarded, student may take CHE 150L to fulfill the SUMMIT in the STEM breadth requirement.

Comparative Government and Politics
4/5
4
POL 105
Computer Science A
4/5
4
PHY 130
Economics: Macro
4/5
4
ECO 104

Student should enroll in ECO 105; if they take ECO 104, AP credit will be forfeited. If they earn qualifying scores on both Macro and Micro, they can earn 8 hours and ECO 104 and 105.

Economics: Micro
4/5
4
ECO 105

Student should enroll in ECO 104; if they take ECO 105, AP credit will be forfeited. If they earn qualifying scores on both Macro and Micro, they can earn 8 hours and ECO 104 and 105.

English Language & Composition
4/5
4
ENG 110

Students who score 4/5 on both English exams only receive the credit once.

English Language & Composition
4/5
4
ENG 110

Students who score 4/5 on both English exams only receive the credit once.

Environmental Science
4/5
4
None
European History
4/5
4
None
French Language & Culture
4
4

FRE 101, FRE 102

Students must take placement test to determine placement into FRE 201 or FRE 202.

French Language & Culture
5
4

FRE 101, FRE 102, FRE 201

Student placed directly into FRE 202 (no placement test needed).

German Language & Culture

4
4

GER 101, GER 102

Students must take placement test to determine placement into GER 201 or GER 202.

German Language & Culture

5
4

GER 101, GER 102, GER 201

Student placed directly into GER 202 (no placement test needed).

Human Geography
4/5
4
None
Latin
4/5
4
LAT 202

See department chair for placement in further Latin.

Statistics
4/5
4
MAT 115
Music Theory
4/5
4
MUS 109*

*Placement test must be taken for possible exemption from MUS 109.

Physics 1 and 2
-
-
-

See department chair for credit and placement information.

Physics C: Mechanics
4/5
4
PHY 202

If student received a score of 3, student might be able to place into PHY 203. If you earn a C or better in PHY 203,student will also be awarded credit for PHY 202.

Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
4/5
4
PHY 203
Psychology
4/5
4
PSY 101
Spanish Language
4
4

SPA 101, SPA 102

Students must take placement test to determine placement into SPA 201 or SPA 202.

Spanish Language
5
4

SPA 101, SPA 102

Student placed directly into SPA 202 (no placement test needed).
Spanish Literature
4
4

SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201

Student placed directly into SPA 202 (no placement test needed).

Spanish Literature
5
4

SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201

See department chair for credit and placement information.

U.S. Government & Politics
4/5
4
POL 102
U.S. History
4/5
4
None
World History
4/5
4
None
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