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Advanced Placement Exams

IU awards credit for a variety of College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Individual IU schools, departments, and programs determine the credit awarded for each exam and score. To be considered for credit, have a copy of your score report sent to the IU Office of Admissions.

Credit Awarded for AP Exams

UNDI indicates “undistributed” credit that will not be assigned to a specific course.

Subject Score Department Course Credit Hours
Art History 3 FINA UNDI 3
Art History 4 or 5 FINA-A 101/102 6
Biology 3 BIOL-L 104 3
Biology 4 BIOL-E 112 3
Biology 5 BIOL-E 111/112 6
Calculus AB 3 MATH UNDI 3
Calculus AB 4 or 5 MATH-M 211 4
Calculus BC 3 MATH UNDI 3
Calculus BC 4 or 5 MATH-M 211/212 8
Calculus BC - AB subscore 3 MATH UNDI 3
Calculus BC - AB subscore 4 or 5 MATH-M 211 4
Chemistry 3 CHEM UNDI 3
Chemistry 4 CHEM-C 101 3
Chemistry 5 CHEM-C 117 5
Chinese Language and Culture 3 EALC-C 101 4
Chinese Language and Culture 4 or 5 EALC-C 101/102 8
Comparative Government and Politics 3 POLS UNDI 3
Comparative Government and Politics 4 or 5 POLS-Y 107 3
Computer Science A 3, 4, or 5 CSCI-A 201 4
English Language and Composition 3 ENG-X 101 3
English Language and Composition 4 or 5 ENG-W 131 3
English Literature and Composition 3 ENG-X 101 3
English Literature and Composition 4 or 5* ENG-L 198 3
Environmental Science 3 SPEA-E 162 3
Environmental Science 4 or 5 SPEA-E 272 3
European History 3 HIST UNDI 3
European History 4 or 5 HIST-H 103/104 6
French Language 3 FRIT-F 200 3
French Language 4 or 5 FRIT-F 200/250 6
German Language 3 GER-G 100/150 8
German Language 4 GER-G 100/150/200 11
German Language 5 GER-G 100/150/
200/250
14
Human Geography 3 GEOG UNDI 3
Human Geography 4 or 5 GEOG-G 110 3
Italian Language and Culture 3 FRIT-M 150 4
Italian Language and Culture 4 FRIT-M 150/200 7
Italian Language and Culture 5 FRIT-M 150/200/250 10
Japanese Language and Culture 3 EALC-J 101 4
Japanese Language and Culture 4 or 5 EALC-J 101/102 8
Latin: Vergil 3 CLAS-L 100/150 8
Latin: Vergil 4 or 5 CLAS-L 100/150/
200/250
14
Macroeconomics 3 ECON UNDI 3
Macroeconomics 4 or 5 ECON-E 202 3
Microeconomics 3 ECON UNDI 3
Microeconomics 4 or 5 ECON-E 201 3
Music Theory 3, 4, or 5 MUS-Z 111 3
Physics B 3 or 4 PHYS UNDI 3
Physics B 5 PHYS-P 201/202 10
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3 or 4 PHYS UNDI 3
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 5 PHYS-P 222 5
Physics C: Mechanics 3 or 4 PHYS UNDI 3
Physics C: Mechanics 5 PHYS-P 221 5
Psychology 3 PSY UNDI 3
Psychology 4 or 5 PSY-P 101 3
Spanish Language 3 HISP-S 200 3
Spanish Language 4 HISP-S 200/250 6
Spanish Language 5 HISP-S 200/250/280 9
Spanish Literature 3 HISP-S 200 3
Spanish Literature 4 HISP-S 200/250 6
Spanish Literature 5 HISP-S 200/250/280 9
Statistics 3 STAT UNDI 3
Statistics 4 or 5 STAT-S 300 4
Studio Art: 2-D 3 or 4 FINA UNDI 3
Studio Art: 2-D 5 FINA UNDI 5
Studio Art: 3-D 3 or 4 FINA UNDI 3
Studio Art: 3-D 5 FINA UNDI 5
Studio Art: Drawing 3, 4, or 5 FINA UNDI 3
U.S. Government and Politics 3 POLS UNDI 3
U.S. Government and Politics 4 or 5 POLS-Y 103 3
U.S. History 3 HIST UNDI 3
U.S. History 4 or 5 HIST-H 105/106 6
World History 3 HIST UNDI 3
World History 4 or 5 HIST-W 100 3

*In addition to 3 credit hours of ENG-L 198, a score of 4 or 5 on the English Literature and Composition text earns credit for ENG-W 131EX, which carries 0 credit hours but fulfills the IU Bloomington General Education English Composition requirement.

Last updated June 12, 2012