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AP Policy

AP exams must be taken in high school. ACU does not administer these tests.

Upon enrollment, all credit by examination earned is added to your transcript and a $50 recording fee for each course is added to your bill. Remember that a total maximum of 30 hours of credit combined may be earned through all methods of credit by examination (CLEP, AP, IB, etc.).

Test Required Score Equivalent ACU Course Credit Hours
American History 3 HIST 221 3
4 HIST 221, 222 6
Art – History of Art 3 ART 221, 222 6
Art – 2-D Art & Design 4 ART  105 3
Art – 3-D Art & Design 4 ART 106 3
Art – Drawing 4 ART 111 3
Biology- Non science majors 3 BIOL 101 3
Biology- Science majors/Pre-med 4 BIOL 121, 122 4
5 BIOL 121, 122, 123, 124 8
Calculus AB or AB Subgrade 3 MATH 185 3
Calculus BC 4 MATH 185, 186 6
Chemistry – Non-science majors 3 CHEM 111,113 4
Chemistry –
Science majors/Pre-med
4 CHEM 131,133 4
5 CHEM 131,132,133,134 8
Chinese Language 3 TFOR 111, 112 6
4 TFOR 111, 112, 221, 222 12
Computer Science A 3 CS 115 3
Economics – Macroeconomics 3 ECON 260 3
Economics – Microeconomics 3 ECON 261 3
English Language/Composition 3* ENGL 111 3
4 ENGL 111, 112 6
English Literature/Composition 3* ENGL 111 3
4 ENGL 111, 112 6
Environmental Science 3 AENV 130 3
European History 3 HIST 117 3
4 HIST 117, 118 6
French Language 3 FREN 111, 112 6
4 FREN 111, 112, 221, 222 12
French Literature 3 FREN 111, 112, 221, 222, 3T-1** 15
4 FREN 111, 112, 221, 222, 3T-1, 3T-2** 18
German Language 3 GER 111, 112 6
4 GER 111, 112, 221, 222 12
Government-Politics – American 3 POLS 225 3
Human Geography 3 GEOG 235 3
Japanese Language 3 FLJA 111, 112 6
4 FLJA 111, 112, 221, 222 12
Latin – Vergil 3 FLLA 111,112 6
4 FLLA 111, 112, 221, 222 12
Latin Literature 3 FLLA 111, 112 6
4 FLLA 111, 112, 221, 222 12
Music Theory 3 MUST 120 2
5 MUST 131 3
Physics 1 3 PHYS 110, 111 4
Physics 2 3 PHYS 112, 113 4
Physics C – Mechanics 3 PHYS 220, 221 4
Physics C – Electricity and Magnetism 3 PHYS 222, 223 4
Psychology 3 PSYC 120 3
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 111,112 6
4 SPAN 111, 112, 221, 222 12
Spanish Literature 3 SPAN 111, 112, 221, 222, 3T-1** 15
4 SPAN 111, 112, 221, 222, 3T-1, 3T-2** 18
Statistics 3 MATH 123 3
World History 3 HIST 117 3
4 HIST 117, 131 6

*Students scoring a 3 on either the English Language or English Literature exam are eligible to take the ACU Researched Writing Exam to attempt to earn credit for ENGL 112.

**300-level credit (3T-1 and 3T-2) will be granted after the student meets with appropriate faculty from the Language & Literature Department to determine which ACU course(s) best fit the student’s specific experience.