AP Guidelines

Have questions about "Advanced Placement" placement?

The Advanced Placement (AP) program is designed primarily for high school seniors. These exams cover a number of academic areas, and they are designed, scheduled, and graded by the College Entrance Examinations Board. Official results are sent in July to the schools specified. Scores are given on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest.

Academic departments decide which course or courses students can receive AP credit for. The information is entered on the student’s academic record if the student has been accepted and enrolled as a degree candidate.

Details about the AP 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.

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 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 and 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 104
Math and 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 Computer Science Principles 4, 5 3 hrs/COMP 150
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 CHEM 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 and CulturesScore RequirementCourse Equivalent
AP Chinese Language and Culture 5 6 hrs/CHIN 250 and CHIN 251
AP Chinese Language and Culture 4 3 hrs/CHIN 250 (or 251)
AP French Language and Culture 5 6 hrs/FREN 250 and FREN 251
AP French Language and Culture 4 3 hrs/FREN 250 (or 251)
AP German Language and Culture 5 6 hrs/GERM 250 and GERM 251
AP German Language and Culture 4 3 hrs/GERM 250 (or 251)
AP Italian Language and Culture 5 6 hrs/ITAL 250 and ITAL 251
AP Italian Language and Culture 4 3 hrs/ITAL 250 (or 251)
AP Japanese Language and Culture 5 6 hrs/JAPN 250 and JAPN 251
AP Japanese Language and Culture 4 3 hrs/JAPN 250 (or 251)
AP Latin 3, 4, 5 3 hrs/LATN 284
AP Spanish Language and Culture 5 6 hrs/SPAN 250 and SPAN 251
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4 3 hrs/SPAN 250 (or 251)
AP Spanish Literature and Culture 5 6 hrs/SPAN 251 and SPAN 270
AP Spanish Literature and Culture 4 3 hrs/SPAN 251
Note: A score of “3” on an AP Language and Culture Exam satisfies the 102-level (second semester) language requirement within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES), or School of Communication (SOC), but the score of “3” does not award course credit hours. Please note that some majors and minors within the College of Arts and Sciences (e.g., Global and International Studies) require language coursework or language competency above the 102 level; thus, a score of “3” on an AP Language and Culture Exam will not satisfy some majors’ and minors’ specific language requirements. 

N/A = No course credit awarded for this exam subject.

*For students coming 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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