Section B: Degree & Certificate Requirements

 

Procedure for Requesting AP Credits

Students who complete an Advanced Placement (AP) examination in high school may be eligible for college credit if the appropriate score was earned on The College Board national examination. Students who receive a score of at least three (3), but not the specific score listed for each subject, will be granted five (5) credits in general electives. For any AP test that is not listed below, you must receive a score of 3 or better in order to receive 5 credits of General Electives. All non-traditional restrictions still apply. Where appropriate, AP credit may apply toward the general education distribution requirements of any program at Clark College. However, students intending to transfer with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science – Transfer degree should consult with the Admissions Office at the baccalaureate institution of their choice for information on AP credit policies. Not all institutions recognize AP credit posted to the Clark College transcript. A maximum of sixty (60) credits in AP coursework can apply to the Associate in Arts or the Associate in Science – Transfer programs.

**Please View Corrections Page for current list of acceptable scores

Scores

Credit is posted with an 'S' grade based on the following recommendations:

Biology
Grade: 4 or 5
Action: BIOL& 100 (5 credits)

Chemistry (Chemistry Exam)
Grade: 3 or 4
Action: CHEM& 141, 151 ((4), (1) credits)
Grade: 5
Action: CHEM& 141, 151 ((4), (1) credits) and CHEM& 142, 152 ((4), (1) credits)

Computer Science A
Grade: 3, 4, or 5
Action: CS& 141 (5 credits)

English (Language and Composition Exam)
Grade: 3, 4, or 5
Action: ENGL& 101 (5 credits)

English (Composition and Literature Exam)
Grade: 3, 4, or 5
Action: ENGL& 101 (5 credits)

English (Composition and Literature Exam and Language and Composition Exam)
Grade: 3, 4, or 5 on each exam
Action: ENGL& 101 (5 credits) and ENGL& 102 (5 credits)

Environmental Science
Grade: 3, 4, or 5
Action: BIOL 101 (5 credits)

French
Grade: 3
Action: FRCH& 221 (5 credits)
Grade: 4*
Action: FRCH& 221 (5 credits) and FRCH& 222 (5 credits)
Grade: 5*
Action: FRCH& 221 (5 credits), FRCH& 222 (5 credits), and FRCH& 223 (5 credits)
* May require an additional proficiency interview with the department before credits are granted.

Human Geography
Grade: 5
Action: GEOG& 200 (5 credits)

Geography
Grade: 5
Action: GEOG& 100 (5 credits)

German
Grade: 3
Action: GERM& 221 (5 credits)
Grade: 4*
Action: GERM& 221 (5 credits) and GERM& 222 (5 credits)
Grade: 5*
Action: GERM& 221 (5 credits), GERM& 222 (5 credits), and GERM& 223 (5 credits)
* May require an additional proficiency interview with the department before credits are granted.

Government and Politics
Grade: 4 or 5
Action: POLS 111 (5 credits)

Japanese
Grade: 3
Action: JAPN& 221 (5 credits)
Grade: 4*
Action: JAPN& 221 (5 credits) and JAPN& 222 (5 credits)
Grade: 5*
Action: JAPN& 221 (5 credits), JAPN& 222 (5 credits), and JAPN& 223 (5 credits)
* May require an additional proficiency interview with the department before credits are granted.

Macroeconomics
Grade: 3, 4, or 5
Action: ECON& 202 (5 credits)

Mathematics (Calculus AB Exam)
Grade: 3 or 4
Action: MATH& 151 (5 credits)
Grade: 5
Action: MATH& 151 (5 credits) and MATH& 152 (5 credits)

Mathematics (Calculus BC Exam)
Grade: 3 or 4
Action: MATH& 151 (5 credits) and MATH& 152 (5 credits)
Grade: 5
Action: MATH& 151 (5 credits), MATH& 152 (5 credits), and MATH& 153 (5 credits)

Microeconomics
Grade: 3, 4, or 5
Action: ECON& 201 (5 credits)

Physics (Physics B Exam)
Grade: 3, 4, or 5
Action: PHYS& 124L, 134 (5 credits)

Physics (Physics C Mechanics Exam)
Grade: 3 or 4
Action: PHYS& 124L, 134 (5 credits)
Grade: 5
Action: PHYS& 231L, 241 (5 credits)

Psychology
Grade: 4 or 5
Action: PSYC& 100 (5 credits)

Spanish
Grade: 3
Action: SPAN& 221 (5 credits)
Grade: 4*
Action: SPAN& 221 (5 credits) and SPAN& 222 (5 credits)
Grade: 5*
Action: SPAN& 221 (5 credits), SPAN& 222 (5 credits), and SPAN& 223 (5 credits)
* May require an additional proficiency interview with the department before credits are granted.

Statistics (Statistics Exam)
Grade: 4 or 5
Action: MATH 203 (3 credits) and MATH 204 (3 credits)

U.S. History
Grade: 3
Action: HIST& 146 (5 credits), HIST& 147 (5 credits), and HIST& 148 (5 credits)

World History
Grade: 3
Action: HIST& 126 (5 credits)

For any AP test that is not listed above, you must receive a score of 3 or better in order to receive 5 credits of
General Electives.

Where to Get AP Scores

Advanced Placement Program
The College Board
PO Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: 609-771-7300
TTY: 609-882-4118
www.collegeboard.org