AP Exam Credit Guide

AP Examination Credit Guide

Dordt University 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 University.

As with any transfer credit contact the Registrar's Office prior to taking any courses or test for formal approval.

Dordt University awards credit for AP courses and exams as follows (effective for students who will be entering Fall, 2020):

AP Course Exam Score Credits Dordt Requirement Met
Art Studio 3,4,5 3 Art 201
Biology 3,4,5 4 Core 212
Calculus-AB 3,4,5 4 Math 152
Calculus-BC 3 4 Math 152
Calculus-BC 4,5 8 Math 152 & 153
Chemistry 3 4 Chemistry 110
Chemistry 4,5 4 Chemistry 111
Computer Science A  3,4,5 3 Computer Science 115
Computer Science AB 3 3 Computer Science 115 
Economics - Micro 3,4,5 3 Economics 202
Economics - Macro 3,4,5 3 Economics 203
English-Language/Composition 3,4,5 3 Core 120
English-Literature/Composition 3,4,5 3 Core 180
Environmental Science 3,4,5 3 Environmental Studies 151/Core 211
French 3 4 French 101
French 4,5 7 French 101 & 102
U.S. Government and Politics 3,4,5 3 Political Science 202/Core 264
Comparative Government and Politics 3,4,5 3 Political Science 201
Human Geography 3,4,5 3 Geography 151
Music Theory 3,4,5 4 Music 103, possibly Music 104 *
Physics-B 3 4 Physics 215
Physics-B 4,5 8 Physics 215 & 216
Physics C-Mech 4,5 4 Physics 201
Psychology 3,4,5 3 Psychology 201 (not for Core)
Spanish 3 4 Spanish 101
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.