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|
|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|
|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.