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Advanced Placement

The university awards credit to students who participate in their high school Advanced Placement (AP) Program administered by the College Board Placement Test Program. Students who wish to obtain Advanced Placement credit must request the College Board to forward their test scores to Arkansas State University after they have been admitted. Arkansas State University's College Board code is 6011.

AP credit is not awarded for a course the student has already completed at the college/university level. AP credit granted at other institutions is not automatically transferable to Arkansas State University. Students who wish to transfer AP credit must submit official documentation of earned scores. Students who establish their eligibility to receive AP credit shall have credit recorded without grade points on their permanent records after they have been enrolled at Arkansas State University for a full summer or semester.

To receive a grade for an AP Course/Concurrent Credit:

The student must sign up for concurrent enrollment, which means that students in high school need to also sign up for university or college credit with ASU or another institution. (The course is 'used' twice. The course is used to complete high school requirements and again for college credit.) When a student takes an AP course and is signed up for concurrent enrollment, a grade is reported back to the university at the end of the semester. The student earns college credit (grade and grade points and hours) which are calculated into a grade point average (GPA). The student may be required to take the AP exam as part of the high school requirement for the course but the score is not used in determining university credit because credit was awarded based on the grade earned in the course.

To receive AP credit and no grade:

If a student took an AP course as part of their high school curricula and did not sign up for concurrent enrollment with a university, the student is only eligible for AP credit and does NOT receive a university grade. The student earns college level credit when an appropriate score is earned on the AP exam. A grade is not reported to ASU or any other university at the end of the semester of completion.

Advanced Placement Credit Awarded

Students will be awarded credit in the courses listed below, provided they make satisfactory scores on appropriate AP examinations and meet other requirements designated by the department offering the course.

College of Education and Behavioral Science

Advanced Placement Exam Min. AP Score for Credit A-State Credit Awarded
AP85 - Psychology 3 PSY 2013

College of Liberal Arts and Communication

Advanced Placement Exam Min. AP Score for Credit A-State Credit Awarded
AP13 - History of Art 3 ARTH 2583
AP13 - History of Art 5 ARTH 2583 & ARTH 2593
AP14 - Studio Art (Drawing Portfolio) 3 ART 1033
AP15 - Studio Art 2D Design 3 ART 1013
AP77 - Music Theory Non-Aural Subcore 3 MUS 1513
AP36 - English Language Comp 3* ENG 1003
AP36 - English Language Comp 4 ENG 1003 & ENG 1013
AP37 - English Literature Comp 3* ENG 1003
AP37 - English Literature Comp 4 ENG 1003 & ENG 1013
*scoring 3 on both English Language Comp AND English Literature Comp
will award both ENG 1003 AND ENG 1013
AP48 - French Language 3** FR 2013
AP55 - German Language 3** GER 2013
AP87 - Spanish Language 3** SPAN 2013
**plus completion of Intermediate II
AP43 - European History 4 HIST 1023
AP57 - Government & Politics: US 4 POSC 2103
AP07 - United States History 3 HIST 2763
AP07 - United States History 4 HIST 2763 & HIST 2773
AP93 - World History 4 HIST 1013

College of Sciences and Mathematics

Advanced Placement Exam Min. AP Score for Credit A-State Credit Awarded
AP20 - Biology 3 BIOL 1003
AP20 - Biology 4 BIOL 1003 & BIOL 1001
AP25 - Chemistry 3*** CHEM 1013 & CHEM 1011
***plus departmental validation of lab skills
AP40 - Environmental Science 3 BIOL 1063
AP40 - Environmental Science 4 BIOL 1063 & BIOL 1001
AP78 - Physics B 3 PHYS 2054 & PHYS 2064
AP82 - Physics C (Electricity, Magnetism) 4 PHYS 2083 & PHYS 2081
or PHYS 2044
AP80 - Physics C (Mechanics) 4 PHYS 2073 & PHYS 2071
or PHYS 2034
AP83 - Physics I 3 PHYS 2054
AP84 - Physics II 3**** PHYS 2064
****completion of PHYS 2034 or PHYS 2054 required before credit awarded
AP66 - Calculus AB 3 MATH 2204
AP68 - Calculus BC 4 MATH 2204 & MATH 2214
AP90 - Statistics 4 STAT 3233
AP31 - Computer Science 3 CS 2114

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