Dordt College consults the American Council on Education's (ACE) recommendations for the minimum scores to receive college credit for AP courses examinations. The amount of credit is granted for each AP exam is determined by the equivalent courses at Dordt. Many times, these correspond to the ACE recommendations, but in some cases this may vary from the ACE recommendations. A maximum of 30 credits of credit by examination through CLEP, AP, or other college-level examinations will be accepted toward a degree at Dordt College.
As with any transfer credit contact the Registrar's Office prior to taking any courses or test for formal approval.
Dordt College awards credit for AP courses and exams as follows (effective for students who will be entering Fall, 2016):
|AP Course||Exam Score||Credits||Dordt Requirement Met|
|Art Studio||4,5||3||Art 201|
|Calculus-BC||4,5||8||Math 152 & 153|
|Computer Science AB||4,5||6||Computer Science 115 & 116|
|Economics - Micro||3,4,5||3||Economics 202|
|Economics - Macro||3,4,5||3||Economics 203|
|Environmental Science||3,4,5||3||Environmental Studies 151/Core 211|
|French||4,5||7||French 101 & 102|
|German||4,5||7||German 101 & 102|
|U.S. Government and Politics||3,4,5||3||Political Studies 202/Core 264|
|Comparative Government and Politics||3,4,5||3||Political Studies 201|
|Human Geography||3,4,5||3||Geography 151|
|Music Theory||3,4,5||4||Music 103, possibly Music 104 *|
|Physics I: Algebra Based||4,5||4||Physics 215|
|Physics II: Algebra Based||4,5||4||Physics 216|
|Physics C-Mech||4,5||4||Physics 201|
|Psychology||3,4,5||3||Psychology 201 (not for Core)|
|Spanish||4,5||7||Spanish 101 & 102|
|U.S. History||3,4,5||3||History 201|
* Music department will test students' aural skills to determine appropriateness of awarding credit for Music 104.
There may be individual cases where credit is awarded slightly differently than this chart indicates. This chart serves as a general guideline, however departments have some latitude in how they apply credit toward their major in individual cases.