Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Equivalencies

To view previous AP Examinations visit the AP Archive page

 

Colorado State University awards credit for Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations as outlined on the chart below. Students who have taken AP courses administered by CollegeBoard in their secondary school (high school) and who have taken an AP examination may receive university credit.

The following chart shows the minimum scores for the 2014-2015* academic year and specific credits granted for each AP exam (these equivalencies are not eligible for re-evaluation). No credit is given for any examination with a score of 2 or 1.

*This Academic Year is the year in which the AP class/exam will be taken at your High School.  i.e. 2012-2013 represents exams taken May 2013.  Exams taken in May of 2010 have the 2009-2010 academic year equivalencies.

 

AP Capstone Seminar:

Generic Credit (no discipline identified) will be granted for the AP Capstone Seminar and/or the AP Capstone Research Project when a minimum score of four (4) is earned. The AP Capstone Seminar and the AP Capstone Research components may be re-evaluated by the teaching department in which the seminar and Capstone most closely align for consideration of a direct equivalency of lower-division credit. The department’s evaluation will be the final determination.  

For questions on how to be considered for credit please contact the Degree and Transfer Evaluation unit at 970-491-7159 or via email at transferoffice@colostate.edu


AP Examinations:

2014-2015* Examination

updated: 16 June 2014

Score

Credit

Hours

Equivalency

Art - History

5,4

3

6

3

ART 110, 111

ART 110

Biology

5

4

8

4

LIFE 102, 103

LIFE 102

Calculus AB

5, 4, 3 9

MATH 117, 118, 124, 125, 126, 160

Calculus BC

5, 4, 3 13

MATH 117, 118, 124, 125, 126, 160, 161

Calculus sub score

5, 4, 3 9

MATH 117, 118, 124, 125, 126, 160

Chemistry

5

4

3

9

5

4

CHEM 111, 112, 113, 114

CHEM 107, 108

CHEM 1++3L

Chinese Language & Literature

5

4

3

15

10

5

LCHI 107, 200, 201

LCHI 107, 200

LCHI 107

Government & Politics:

Comparative

United States

 

5,4

5,4

 

3

3

 

POLS 241

POLS 101

Computer Science A

5,4 4

CS Elective Credit

Computer Science AB

5,4 8

CS Elective Credit

English Language

5

4

6

3

CO 130, 150

CO 150

English Literature

5

4

6

3

E 140, CO 150

E 140

English Literature combined with Language & Composition

5,4 9

E 140, CO 130, 150

Environmental Science

5,4 3

NR 130

European History

5,4

3

6

3

HIST 100, 101

HIST 100

French Language & Culture

5

4

3

9

6

3

LFRE 200, 201, 300

LFRE 200, 201

LFRE 200

French - Literature

5

4

3

9

6

3

LFRE 200, 201, 310

LFRE 200, 201

LFRE 200

German Language & Culture

5

4

3

9

6

3

LGER 200, 201, 300

LGER 200, 201

LGER 200

Human Geography

5,4 3

GR 100

Italian Language & Culture

5

4

3

9

6

3

LITA 200, 201, elective credit

LITA 200, 201

LITA 200

Japanese Language & Culture

5

4

3

15

10

5

LJPN 107, 200, 201

LJPN 107, 200

LJPN 107

Latin: Literature

5

4

3

9

6

3

Latin elective credit

Latin elective credit

Latin elective credit

Latin: Vergil

5

4

3

9

6

3

Latin elective credit

Latin elective credit

Latin elective credit

Macroeconomics

5, 4, 3 3

ECON 204

Microeconomics

5, 4, 3 3

ECON 202

Music Theory

5, 4, 3 3

MU 111

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

5, 4, 3 5

PH 121

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

5, 4, 3 5

PH 122

Physics C: Mechanics

5, 4, 3 5

PH 141

Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism C

   

No Credit Awarded

Psychology

5, 4, 3 3

PSY 100

Spanish: Language

5

4

3

9

6

3

LSPA 200, 201, 300

LSPA 200, 201

LSPA 200

Spanish: Literature

5

4

3

9

6

3

LSPA 200, 201, 310

LSPA 200, 201

LSPA 200

Statistics

5

4,3

3

3

STAT 301

STAT 201

Studio Art: Drawing

5, 4, 3 3

ART Elective credit

Studio Art: 2-D Design

5, 4, 3 3

ART Elective credit

Studio Art: 3-D Design

5, 4, 3 3

ART Elective credit

U.S. History

5,4

3

6

3

HIST 150, 151

HIST 150

World History

5,4

3

6

3

HIST 170, 171

HIST 171

Sending Scores to CSU:

An official copy for any AP (Advanced Placement) exam must be sent to Colorado State University. Unofficial copies will not be accepted. Requests to have scores sent to CSU may be submitted through:

AP Services
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: 609-771-7300
Toll Free: 888-225-5427
CSU Code: 4075
Email: apexams@info.collegeboard.com
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