Advanced Placement Credit

Advanced Placement exams are graded and administered by Educational Testing Services. KU will assign only credit (not a grade) based on test scores we receive. If you have not taken the Advanced Placement course, you may still take the exam. For more information, contact College Board.

Exams and Credit

Subject AP Score Credit or higher placement
Art History 4+ 3 hours, HA 100
Biology 3-4 3 hours, BIOL 100
Biology 5 4 hours, BIOL 150
Calculus AB 3+ 4 hours, MATH 125
Calculus AB subscore on BC exam 3+ 4 hours, MATH 125
Calculus BC 3+ 4 hours, MATH 126
Chemistry 3 5 hours, CHEM 130
Chemistry 4+ 10 hours, CHEM 130 and 135
Chinese Language and Culture 3 2 hours, CHIN U (individual evaluation)
Chinese Language and Culture 4+ 5 hours, CHIN U (individual evaluation)
Comparative Government and Politics 3+ 3 hours, POLS 150
Computer Science A 3+ 3 hours, EECS 138
Computer Science Principles 3+ 3 hours, EECS U
English Literature and Composition 3 3 hours, ENGL 101
English Literature and Composition 4+ 6 hours, ENGL 101 and 102
English Language and Composition 3 3 hours, ENGL 101
English Language and Composition 4+ 6 hours, ENGL 101 and 102
Environmental Science 3+ 3 hours, EVRN 148
European History 3 3 hours, HIST 114
European History 4+ 6 hours, HIST 114 and 115
French Language and Culture 3 8 hours, FREN 120 and 230, placed in FREN 240
French Language and Culture 4 11 hours, FREN 120, 230, and 240, placed in FREN 301
French Language and Culture 5 14 hours, FREN 120, 230, 240 and 301, placed in FREN 302 and/or 326
Germanic Language and Culture 3 8 hours, GERM 108 and 201, placed in GERM 202
Germanic Language and Culture 4 11 hours, GERM 108, 201, and 202, placed in GERM 301
Germanic Language and Culture 5 14 hours, GERM 108, 201, 301, and 302, placed in GERM 401
Human Geography 3+ 3 hours, GEOG 102
Italian Language and Culture 3 5 hours, ITAL 110
Italian Language and Culture 4+ 5 hours, ITAL 120
Japanese Language and Culture 3 2 hours, JPN 104
Japanese Language and Culture 4+ 5 hours, JPN 108
Latin 3+ 6 hours, Language requirement satisfied
Macroeconomics 3+ 3 hours, ECON 144
Microeconomics 3+ 3 hours, ECON 142
Music Theory 3+ 3 hours, MTHC 105
Physics 1 4+  4 hours, PHSX 114
Physics 2 4+  4 hours, PHSX 115
Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism) 4+ 4 hours, PHSX 212 & 236
Physics C (Mechanics) 4+ 4 hours, PHSX 211 & 216
Psychology 3+ 3 hours, PSYC 104
Research 3+ 3 hours, elective
(if also received a 3+ score on the Seminar test, 3 hours will be waived toward the Research Experience Program certificate)
Seminar 3+ 3 hours, elective
(if also received a 3+ score on the Research test, 3 hours will be waived toward the Research Experience Program certificate)
Spanish Language and Culture 3 8 hours, SPAN 108 & 212, Placed in 216
Spanish Language and Culture 4+ 11 hours, SPAN 108, 212, & 216, Placed in Spanish 324 & 328
Spanish Literature and Culture  3 8 hours, SPAN 108 & 212, Placed in 216
Spanish Literature and Culture 4+ 11 hours, SPAN 108, 212, & 216, Placed in Spanish 324 & 328
Statistics 3+ 3 hours, MATH S365
Studio Art: 2-D Design 3+ 3 hours, elective
Studio Art: 3-D Design 3+ 3 hours, elective
Studio Art: Drawing 3+ 3 hours, elective
United States Government and Politics 3+ 3 hours, POLS 110
United States History 3 3 hours, HIST 128
United States History 4+ 6 hours, HIST 128 and 129
World History 3+ 3 hours, HIST 101