AP Tests

College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Tests

ACHS grants undergraduate course credit for Advanced Placement (AP) tests as follows. AP Course Exams Considered Equivalent to ACHS Courses (Crosswalk) ACHS will grant transfer credit for the following AP course exams scored at a 3.0 (out of 5.0) or higher: 
AP Course Name AP Course Code ACHS Course Name Semester Credit Hours
AP Biology BIO 111 Introduction to Biology 3
AP Chemistry CHEM 120 Introduction to Chemistry 3
AP English Language and Composition ENG 101 English Composition 3
AP Environmental Science ENV 201 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
AP Psychology PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
AP U.S. History HIST 201 American History I 3
Additional AP course exams scored at a 3.0 (out of 5.0) or higher may be considered for credit toward elective requirements on a case-by-case basis. AP exam scores lower than 3.0 will not be eligible for transfer credit but will not adversely affect chances for admission. AP scores do not count toward GPA calculations with ACHS. Maximum Allowable Award Credit A maximum of 30 semester credits required for a degree may be awarded through a combination of AP course exams, challenge exams, and/or prior learning assessment. Of these 30 credits, challenge exams may not exceed 25% of the total credits required for a degree: 15 credits for an associates or 30 credits for a bachelors. Procedure: Receiving Credit To receive credit, you must request that the College Board send your official AP score report to ACHS’s Registrar’s Office at registrar@achs.edu. Prospective students can do this at any point during the admissions process; current students should request ACHS academic credit prior to the registration deadline for the course for which they are requesting credit. Students must allow for enough time for ACHS to receive and evaluate the AP score report and process the award of credit. The Registrar’s Office will validate the score report and credit will be noted on the student’s academic plan provided at the time of enrollment for new students or during subsequent registrations for continuing students. Students can also view all transfer of credit awarded in their MyACHS.com student account. For more information on taking AP exams through the College Board, please visit their website at https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home Note: This policy is subject to change as ACHS conducts periodic reviews of all placement and credit policies. For questions about the status of your AP credit, please contact your admissions advisor (for prospective students) or your student services advisor (for current students).

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