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 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 & 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 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.
Economics: Micro 4/5 4 ECO 105
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.
English Language & Composition 4/5 4 ENG 110
Students who score 4/5 on both English exams only receive the credit once.
English Literature & 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