Advanced Placement Credit

Equivalents effective for Class of 2014
Academic Year 2010-11
Registrar will automatically make adjustments once scores are received.

Decisions concerning AP credit are made by the Associate Dean in consultation with department chairs. Students may receive course credit with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP exam, depending on the department. Incoming freshmen receive notification over the summer indicating what credit (if any) they will be awarded and the course equivalent of their exam. In some cases, the student with a score of 4 or 5 may fulfill a General Education Program (GEP) requirement. In some departments, students are required to take an upper-level course inplace of a course for which they have received AP credit.

The AP course credit counts toward the 40 course graduation requirement; i.e. if a student receives AP credit for English 101 (Craft of Language), that student needs to successfully complete only 39 courses at Saint Joseph's.In the case of an AP course in the student's major, students are sometimes required to take an upper level course in the place of the course for which they have received AP credit. In such cases, the AP credit may be used in place of a free elective, if the student chooses to do so. For questions, contact the relevant department chair.

Students must take the Common Core Courses of the GEP at SJU; they may not place out with an AP exam. Those Common Core Courses include PHL 154, THE 154, ENG 102, and HIS 100.

In late July, students may view their AP record on MySJU. Go to School Services, then Administrative Services, then Student Services, click on the Student Records and then "AP Program." There is information about number of credits received and course equivalents. Students may also view this information on their transcripts. 

 

Name of Examination Score Courses Awarded Credit Awarded
United States History 4 or 5 HIS 201 and HIS 202 6.00
History of Art 4 or 5 ART 101 or ART 102 3.00
Biology 4 or 5 BIO 161 3.00
Chemistry1 4 or 5 CHM 100 3.00
Computer Science A 4 or 5 CSC 120 4.00
Computer Science AB 4 or 5 CSC 120 and CSC 121 8.00
Economics: Microeconomics 4 or 5 ECN 101 3.00
Economics: Macroeconomics 4 or 5 ECN 102 3.00
English Language & Composition 4 or 5 ENG 101 3.00
English Literature & Composition 4 or 5 ENG 101 3.00
Environmental Science1 4 or 5 ENV 105 3.00
European History 4 or 5 HIS 102 3.00
French Language or Literature 4 FRE 202 3.00
French Language or Literature 5 FRE 202 and 301 6.00
Human Geography 4 or 5 INT 104 3.00
German Language or Literature 4 GRM 202 3.00
German Language or Literature 5 GRM 202 and 301 6.00
Government & Politics: United States 4 or 5 POL 111 3.00
Government & Politics: Comparative 4 or 5 POL 113   3.00
International English Language 4 ESL 201 3.00
International English Language 5 ESL 201 and ESL 202 6.00
Latin: Vergil or Literature5 4 LAT 202 3.00
Latin: Vergil or Literature 5 LAT 202 and 301 6.00
Calculus AB 4 or 5 MAT 161 4.00
Calculus BC 4 or 5 MAT 161 and MAT 162 8.00
Music Theory 4 or 5 ART 151 3.00
Physics B 4 or 5 PHY 101 4.00
Physics C (Mechanics) 4 or 5 PHY 101 4.00
Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism) 4 or 5 PHY 102 4.00
Psychology 4 or 5 PSY 196 3.00
Spanish Language or Literature 4 SPA 202 3.00
Spanish Language or Literature 5 SPA 202 and 301 6.00

 

 1 These AP tests provide one semester of lecture-only natural science GEP for non-science majors; general elective credit for science majors. No individual AP test will provide students with the complete GEP natural science requirement. Two such forms of AP credit, or one such AP credit and one additional GEP natural science course, together will, however, fulfill the GEP natural science requirement.

2General elective credit

3 Students who earn a 4 for a modern foreign language should take FLL 301 to complete the Foreign Language Requirement for the GEP. 

4Students who earn a 5 for a foreign language, including Latin, have satisfied the Foreign Language Requirement and are not required to take additional Foreign Language courses

5 Students who earn a 4 for either Latin exam must take one course at the 300 or 400 level to complete the Foreign Language for the GEP

No credit given for PHY 101L or 102L. No individual AP test will provide students with the complete GEP natural science requirement. Two such forms of AP credit together will, however, fulfill the GEP natural science requirement.

General elective credit for Psychology majors.  For students in most other majors, this will satisfy the Social Science GEP, though there are some exceptions.

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