Advanced Placement

Clark College grants non-traditional credit for completion of the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. AP is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities. The program provides motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. AP courses are taught by high school teachers, following course guidelines developed and published by the College Board. Students who participate in the program gain college-level skills and also earn college credit. 

Currently recognized AP examinations and their direct equivalencies are listed below. Students will be awarded 5 credits of specified electives for each score report received where there is no exam listed and/or the score earned is 3 or higher. Credit is posted with an “S” grade at the end of the quarter for which the score report was received, once a transcript record has been established. No credits will be awarded for an examination if the student has already earned credit in a duplicate course; a maximum of sixty (60) credits in AP coursework can apply towards degree/certificate requirements.

Courses and Scores

AP Research or AP Seminar

Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of specified electives

Art

Art History
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: ART 151

Art: Drawing, 2D Design or 3D Design
Minimum score: 4
Course equivalency: 5 credits of List B Humanities

Biology

Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: BIOL& 100

Calculus

Calculus AB exam
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: MATH& 151

Calculus BC exam
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: MATH& 151 and 152

Chemistry

Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: CHEM& 141 and 151

Computer Science

Computer Science (Comp Sci A)
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: CS& 141

Computer Science Principles (AP CSP)
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: CSE 101

English

English (Language & Composition exam)
Minimum score: 4
Course equivalency: ENGL& 101*

English (Composition & Literature exam)
Minimum score: 4
Course equivalency: ENGL& 101*

*Students who successfully pass both English exams with a minimum score of 4 will receive credit for ENGL& 101 and ENGL& 102

Environmental Science

Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: ENVS& 101

World Language & Culture

Chinese Language & Culture
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: CHIN& 121

French Language & Culture
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of World Language

German Language & Culture
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of World Language

Italian Language & Culture
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of World Language

Japanese Language
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: JAPN& 121

Latin Literature & Culture
Minimum score: 4
Course equivalency: 5 credits of World Language

Spanish Language & Culture*
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: SPAN& 121

*A score of 4 or 5 on the Spanish Literature & Culture will award 5 credits of World Language

Geography

Minimum score: 5
Course equivalency: GEOG& 100

Government and Politics

Government and Politics US
Minimum score: 4
Course equivalency: POLS 111

Government and Politics Comparative
Minimum score: 4
Course equivalency: 5 credits of Social Science

Human Geography

Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: GEOG& 200

Macroeconomics

Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: ECON& 202

Microeconomics

Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: ECON& 201

Music

Music Listening/Literature
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: MUSC& 104

Music Theory
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: MUSC& 141

Psychology

 

Minimum score: 4
Course equivalency: PSYC& 100

Physics

 

Physics 1 or 2* (formerly Physics B exam)
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: PHYS& 124, 134

*Students who successfully pass both Physics exams will receive credit for PHYS& 124, 134 and 5 credits of specified electives

Physics (Physics C Mechanics exam)
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: PHYS& 124, 134

Statistics

 

Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: MATH& 146

History

European History
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of Social Science

U.S. History
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: HIST& 146, 147 and 148

World History
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: HIST& 126, 127 and 128

 

AP Score Reports

Send an official copy of your AP Score Report to:

Clark College
Attn: Credential Evaluations
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA  98663

Where to get AP scores

The College Board
PO Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: (609) 771-7300