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 NameAP Course CodeACHS Course NameSemester Credit Hours
AP BiologyBIO 111Introduction to Biology3
AP ChemistryCHEM 120Introduction to Chemistry3
AP English Language and CompositionENG 101English Composition3
AP Environmental ScienceENV 201Introduction to Environmental Science3
AP U.S. HistoryHIST 201American History I3
AP Calculus ABMTH 101Quantitative Reasoning I3
AP Calculus BCMTH 201Quantitative Reasoning II3
AP PsychologyPSY 101Introduction to Psychology3

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 Transfer Credit

Refer to ACHS’s policy on Maximum Allowable Transfer Credit for more information on transfer credit limits for AP course exams and other transfer credit. 

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 [email protected]. 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.

ACHS has a designated institution code for college board AP score requests. Our code is 9205.

Students must allow 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 the ACHS student portal.

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 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).