Earn Credit by Examination

Advanced Placement Program

An entering freshman may receive semester hour credits based on Advanced Placement Examination of ETS. These examinations are taken prior to the student's high school graduation. Information on this examination program may be obtained from the high school counselor. High school seniors who take Advanced Placement Examinations should have test scores sent to the University of North Carolina Wilmington Office of the Registrar for placement and credit evaluation. By scoring 3 or higher on the ETS Advanced Placement Examination, students will be awarded credit as follows:

AP Exam UNCW Course(s) Credit Hours Min Score
Art History ARH 201 3 3
Biology BIO 105
4
3
BIO 201
4
4
BIO 201, 202
8
5
Calculus AB MAT 161
4
3
Calculus BC MAT 161, 162
8
3

Calculus BC
(students with a BC score below 3
but AB subscore 3 or higher)

MAT 161

4

3
(Calculus AB subscore)

Chemistry CHM 101 + Lab
4
3
CHM 101 + Lab,
CHM 102 + Lab
8
4, 5
Chinese CHN 101, 102 6 3
CHN 101, 102, 001 9 4
CHN 101, 102, 001 12 5
Computer Science A CSC 001
3
3
CSC 121
3
4, 5
Computer Science AB CSC 001
3
3
CSC 121, 001
6
4
CSC 121, 221
7
5
Economics (Micro) ECN 221
3
3
Economics (Macro) ECN 222
3
3
English Literature & Language Comp
(both exams)
ENG 103, 110, 001
9
4 on both
ENG 101, 110, 001
9
4 Lit, 3 Lang
ENG 103, 110, 001
9
3 Lit, 4 Lang
ENG 101, 110, 001
9
3 on both
English Literature/Comp ENG 101, 110
6
3
English Language/Comp ENG 101
3
3
ENG 103
3
4, 5
Environmental Science/Studies EVS 195, EVSL 195
4
3
French Language & Literature
(both exams)
FRH 201, 202
6
4 on both
FRH 201, 202
6
4 Lit, 3 Lang
FRH 201, 202
6
3 Lit, 4 Lang
FRH 201
3
3 on both

French Literature

FRH 201, 202
6
4, 5
FRH 201
3
3
French Language FRH 201
3
3
FRH 201, 202
6
4, 5
German Language GER 201, 202
6
3
History (European) HST 101, 102
6
3 *
* (students who take the exam through Summer 2013)
HST 101, 102 6 4 **
** (students who take the exam Fall 2013 and after)
History (U.S.) HST 105, 106
6
3 *
* (students who take the exam through Summer 2013)
HST 105, 106
6
4 **
** (students who take the exam Fall 2013 and after)
History (World) HST 103, 104
6
3 *
* (students who take the exam through Summer 2013)
HST 103, 104
6
4 **
** (students who take the exam Fall 2013 and after)
Human Geography GGY 140
3
4
(3
effective Fall 2011)
Italian Langauge & Culture ITN 201
3
3
ITN 201, 202
6
4, 5
Japanese Language & Culture JPN 102, 201
6
3
JPN 201, 202
6
4, 5
Latin/Vergil LAT 101, 102
6
3
Latin/Literature LAT 101, 102
6
4, 5
Music Theory with Subscores MUS 111, 112,
MUSL 111, 112
6
5 on all
MUS 111, MUSL 111
3
4 on Music Theory, 4 or 5 on either A or N subscores
Music Theory MUS 105
3
3
Physics B PHY 101, 102
8
3
Physics C Mechanics PHY 201
4
3
Physics C Elec/Mag PHY 202
4
3
Psychology PSY 105
3
3
Spanish Language & Literature
(both exams)
SPN 202, 302, 001
9
4 on both
SPN 201, 202, 302
9
4 Lit, 3 Lang
SPN 201, 202, 302
9
3 Lit, 4 Lang
SPN 201
3
3 on both
Spanish Literature SPN 201
3
3
SPN 202, 302
6
4, 5
Spanish Language SPN 201
3
3
SPN 202, 302
6

4, 5

Statistics STT 215
3
3
US Gov./Politics PLS 101
3
3
Comp. Gov./Politics PLS 230
3
3

(last updated Feb 2013)


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