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
Drawing (ARTD) 3+ 3 hours, elective
2-D Design (ART2) 3+ 3 hours, elective
3-D Design (ART3) 3+ 3 hours, elective
Biology 3-4 3 hours, BIOL 100
Biology 5 4 hours, BIOL 150
Chemistry 3 5 hours, CHEM 130
Chemistry 4+ 10 hours, CHEM 130 and 135
Chinese 3 2 hours, CHIN U (individual evaluation)
Chinese 4+ 5 hours, CHIN U (individual evaluation)
Computer Science (A or AB) 3+ 3 hours, EECS 138
Economics (Micro) 3+ 3 hours, ECON 142
Economics (Macro) 3+ 3 hours, ECON 144
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
French Language 3 8 hours, FREN 120 and 230, placed in FREN 240
French Language 4 11 hours, FREN 120, 230, and 240, placed in FREN 301
French Language 5 14 hours, FREN 120, 230, 240 and 301, placed in FREN 302 and/or 326
Germanic Languages 3 8 hours, GERM 108 and 201, placed in GERM 202
Germanic Languages 4 11 hours, GERM 108, 201, and 202, placed in GERM 301
Germanic Languages 5 14 hours, GERM 108, 201, 301, and 302, placed in GERM 401
Italian Language/Culture 3 5 hours, ITAL 110
Italian Language/Culture 4+ 5 hours, ITAL 120
Japanese Language/Culture 3 2 hours, JPN 104
Japanese Language/Culture 4+ 5 hours, JPN 108
Government and Politics (Comparative) 3+ 3 hours, POLS 150
Government and Politics (U.S.) 3+ 3 hours, POLS 110
European History 3 3 hours, HIST 114
European History 4+ 6 hours, HIST 114 and 115
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
History of Art 4+ 3 hours, HA 100
Human Geography 3+ 3 hours, GEOG 102
Latin 3+ Language requirement satisfied
Math (Calculus AB subscore on BC exam) 3+ 4 hours, MATH 125
Math (Calculus AB) 3+ 4 hours, MATH 125
Math (Calculus BC) 3+ 4 hours, MATH 126
Music Theory 3+ 4 hours, MTHC 105
Music Listening and Literature 3+ 3 hours, MUSC 136
Physics 1 3 4 hours, PHSX 114
Physics 2 3 4 hours, PHSX 115

Physics B 

3+  8 hours, PHSX 114 and 115
Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism)  3 4 hours, PHSX 212 & 236

Physics C (Mechanics)

3 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/or Spanish Literature and Culture 3 9 hours, Placed in SPAN 322
Spanish Language and/or Spanish Literature and Culture 4+ 9 hours, Placed in SPAN 324 and 328
Statistics 3+ 3 hours, MATH S365