Advanced Placement

Clark College grants 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. AP courses are taught by high school teachers, following course guidelines developed and published by the College Board. Students interested in transferring to a four-year university should check the requirements of their target school to determine the best way to use their AP exam credits.

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 term 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 forty-five (45) credits of coursework can apply towards transfer degrees and a maximum of sixty (60) credits of coursework can apply towards Career and Technical Education degree requirements. Credit will be awarded on the basis of official AP results, not transcript notation.

Courses and Scores

AP Research or AP Seminar

Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of Specified Elective

Art

Art History
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of List A Art Humanities

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

Art: Drawing
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of Specified Electives

Minimum score: 4-5
Course equivalency: 5 credits of List B Art Humanities

Biology

Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: BIOL& 160

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: 3-4
Course equivalency: CHEM& 141 and 151

Minimum score: 5
Course equivalency: CHEM& 141, CHEM& 151, CHEM& 142, and CHEM& 152

Computer Science

Computer Science (Comp Sci A)
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of Specified Elective

Minimum score: 4-5
Course equivalency: CS& 141

Computer Science  (AB)
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of Specified Elective

English

English (Language & Composition exam)
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of Specified Elective

Minimum score: 4-5
Course equivalency: ENGL& 101

English (Literature & Composition exam)
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of A List English Humanities

Environmental Science

Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of Natural Science

Minimum score: 4-5
Course equivalency: ENVS& 101

World Language & Culture

Chinese Language & Culture
Minimum score: 3-4
Course equivalency: 5 credits of World Language

Minimum score: 5
Course equivalency: 10 credits of World Language

French Language & Culture
Minimum score: 3-4
Course equivalency: 5 credits of World Language

Minimum score: 5
Course equivalency: 10 credits of World Language

French Literature
Minimum score: 3-4
Course equivalency: 5 credits of World Language

Minimum score: 5
Course equivalency: 10 credits of World Language

German Language & Culture
Minimum score: 3-4
Course equivalency: 5 credits of World Language

Minimum score: 5
Course equivalency: 10 credits of World Language

Italian Language & Culture
Minimum score: 3-4
Course equivalency: 5 credits of World Language

Minimum score: 5
Course equivalency: 10 credits of World Language

Japanese Language
Minimum score: 3-4
Course equivalency: JAPN& 121

Minimum score: 5
Course equivalency: JAPN& 121 and JAPN& 122

Latin Literature & Culture
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of A List Humanities

Spanish Language & Culture
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: SPAN& 221

Minimum score: 4
Course equivalency: SPAN& 221, SPAN& 222

Minimum score: 5
Course equivalency: SPAN& 221, SPAN& 222, and SPAN& 223

Spanish Literature & Culture
Minimum score: 3-4
Course equivalency: SPAN& 121

Minimum score: 5
Course equivalency: SPAN& 121 and SPAN& 122

Geography

Minimum score: 5
Course equivalency: GEOG& 100

Government and Politics

US Government and Politics
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of Specified Elective

Minimum score: 4-5
Course equivalency: POLS 111

Comparative Government and Politics
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of Specified Elective

Minimum score: 4-5
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: 5 credits List A Humanities

Minimum score: 4-5
Course equivalency: MUSC& 141

Psychology

 

Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of Specified Elective

Minimum score: 4-5
Course equivalency: PSYC& 100

Physics

 

Physics B
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of Natural Science

Physics C (Mechanics exam)
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of Natural Science

Minimum score: 4-5
Course equivalency: PHYS& 241 and PHYS& 231

Physics C (Elect. & Mag. exam)
Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: 5 credits of Natural Science

Minimum score: 4-5
Course equivalency: PHYS& 243 and PHYS& 233

Statistics

 

Minimum score: 3
Course equivalency: MATH& 146

History

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

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

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

 

AP Score Reports

Send an official copy of your AP Score Report to:

Clark College
Attn: Enrollment Services
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