AP Guidelines

The program is designed primarily for high school seniors. Examinations are held in 13 academic areas: biology, chemistry, classical studies, computer science, economics, English, fine arts, history, mathematics, modern languages, physics, political science, and psychology. They are designed, scheduled, and graded by the College Entrance Examinations Board, and official results are sent to the school(s) specified in July. Scores are assigned on a scale of one to five, with five being the highest score. Determination for which course or courses the student will receive AP credit is made by the academic departments. The information is entered on the student’s academic record provided that the student has been accepted and enrolled as a degree candidate.

Details concerning the Advanced Placement Program are available through high school counselors or by contacting:

Advanced Placement Program
CEEB
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
212.713.8000

Scores, Credits, and Courses

Scores lower than those listed below will not be accepted for credit at Loyola.

Note: For International Baccalaureate credit guidelines, click here. For CLEP guidelines, click here.

ArtsScore RequirementCourse Equivalent
AP Art History 5 6 hrs/FNAR 200 and FNAR 201
AP Art History 3, 4  3 hrs/FNAR 200
AP Music Theory 5 6 hrs/MUSC 144 and MUSC 244
AP Music Theory 3, 4 3 hrs/MUSC 144
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design N/A N/A
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design N/A N/A
AP Studio Art: Drawing N/A N/A

 

EnglishScore RequirementCourse Equivalent
AP English Language and Composition 4, 5 3 hrs/UCWR 110
AP English Literature and Composition 4, 5 3 hrs/UCLR 100 (effective Fall 2014)

 

History & Social ScienceScore RequirementCourse Equivalent
AP Comparative Government and Politics 4, 5 3 hrs/300-level elective in comparative politics subfield of major
AP European History 4, 5 * 6 hrs/HIST 101 and HIST 102
AP Human Geography  N/A N/A
AP Macroeconomics 4, 5 3 hrs/ECON 202
AP Microeconomics  4, 5 3 hrs/ECON 201
AP Psychology 4, 5 3 hrs/PSYC 101
AP United States Government and Politics 4, 5 3 hrs/PLSC 101
AP U.S. History 4, 5* 6 hrs/HIST 211 and HIST 212
AP World History 4, 5 * 6 hrs/HIST 101 and HIST 204

 

Math & Computer ScienceScore RequirementCourse Equivalent
AP Calculus AB 4, 5 4 hrs/MATH 161
AP Calculus BC  4, 5 8 hrs/MATH 161 and MATH 162
AP Calculus BC: AB Subscore 4, 5 4 hrs/MATH 161
AP Computer Science A 4, 5 3 hrs/COMP 170
AP Statistics 4, 5 3 hrs/STAT 103

 

SciencesScore RequirementCourse Equivalent
AP Biology 4, 5 8 hrs/BIOL 101/111 and BIOL 102/112
AP Chemistry 4, 5 8 hrs/CHEM 105 and CHEM 106, or CHEM 101/111 and 102/112
AP Environmental Science 4, 5 3 hrs/UCSF 137/ENVS 137
AP Physics 1  4,5  3 hrs/ PSYS 111. No lab credit.
AP Physics 2  4, 5 3 hrs/PHYS 112. No lab credit
AP Physics: Electricity and Magnetism 4, 5 3 hrs/PHYS 112. No lab credit.
AP Physics: Mechanics 4, 5 3 hrs/PHYS 111. No lab credit.

 

World Languages & Cultures Score Requirement Course Equivalent 
AP Chinese Language and Culture  4, 5* 6 hrs/CHIN 250 and 251
AP French Language and Culture  4, 5* 6 hrs/FREN 250 and 251
AP German Language and Culture  4, 5* 6 hrs/GERM 250 and 251
AP Italian Language and Culture  4, 5* 6 hrs/ITAL 250 and 251
AP Japanese Language and Culture  4, 5* 6 hrs/JAPN 250 and 251
AP Latin 3, 4, 5 3 hrs/LATN 284
AP Spanish Language and Culture  4, 5* 6 hrs/SPAN 250 and 251
AP Spanish Literature and Culture  4, 5 6 hrs/SPAN 270 and SPAN 271

N/A = not applicable (i.e., no course credit awarded for this exam subject)

* = For students matriculating to Loyola in Summer 2017 or later, a score of 3 is not acceptable for course credit in this exam subject. 

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