AP Exam Credit Guide

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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, 2022):

AP Course Min Score TE Credits Dordt Requirement Met
Art History 4 3 ART elective
2-D Art and Design  4 3 ART 201
Biology 4 3 CORE 21X - (CORE Natural Science, lab-based science)
Calculus AB or AB Subscore on Calculus BC 4 4 MATH 152
Calculus BC 5 8 MATH 152 & 153
Chemistry 4 4 CHEM 110
Computer Science A 4 3 CMSC elective
Computer Science Principles 4 3 CMSC elective
English Language and Composition 4 3 CORE 120
English Literature and Composition 4 3 CORE 180
Environmental Science 4 4 ENVR 152
European History 4 3 HIST elective
French Language and Culture 4 4 FREN 101
French Language and Culture 5 7 FREN 101 & 102
Human Geography 4 3 CORE 26X
Macroeconomics 4 3 ECON 203
Microeconomics 4 3 ECON 202
Music Theory 4 3 MUS 103
Physics 1 Algebra-based 4 3 PHYS elective
Physics 2 Algebra-based 4 3 PHYS elective
Physics 1 and 2 Algebra-based 4 6 PHYS 215 & 216
Physics C: Mechanics 4 3 PHYS 231
Psychology 4 3 PSYC 201 (does not meet CORE)
Spanish Language and Culture 4 4 SPAN 101
Spanish Language and Culture 5 7 SPAN 101 & 102
Statistics 4 3 CORE Quantitative Reasoning MATH 12X
United States Government and Politics 4 3 CORE 264
United States History 4 3 HIST 201
World History: Modern 4 3 HIST elective

* 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.