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Advanced Placement Credit


Augustana Pre-Enrollment Earned Credit Policy for First-Year Students

First year students who earn college-level credit prior to the first term of enrollment at Augustana may declare up to one year of pre-enrollment credit. This can be up to 30 credits of combined AP, dual-enrollment credit, community college credit and/or IB work, with the following additional limitation: the IB + AP combined maximum limit is 18 credits.

First year students have until the end of their first-term of enrollment to declare their pre-enrollment credits. Once applied to the record these credits may not be changed.

Students who wish to transfer in more than 30 credits will be treated as transfer students for all financial assistance, scholarship considerations and academic policies.

Once declared, this is an irreversible decision. See the College Catalog for additional policies governing pre-enrollment credit.

Senate approved 4-12-12

First-year students who have taken the College Board Advanced Placement Examination may be eligible for as many as 18 credits. Students who wish to have their scores considered should request that the College Board send them directly to Augustana College. Scores of 4 or 5 may result in credit. Students earning more than 18 credits should complete the necessary form in the Office of the Registrar no later than the first term of enrollment to declare the courses, up to 18 credits, that they wish to have applied to their record. Academic departments determine which scores result in credit.

Advanced Placement

Required Score



Gen. Ed. Requirement
Fulfilled (and Area
of Study)

to Major

 Art Studio: Drawing  4  Art 101


(6 credits max)

 None  Yes
 Art Studio: 2D Design  4  None  3  (6 credits max)  None  Yes (elective)
 Art Studio: 3D Design  4  None  3 (6 credits max)  None  Yes (elective)
 Art History  4  ARHI 161  3  None  No
 Biology  4 BIOL 101 3 1 Course Perspectives on the Natural World, Suffix PN No
 Calculus AB  4 MATH 219 3 Quantitative reasoning, Suffix Q  Yes
 Calculus BC  4  MATH 219, 220 6  Quantitative reasoning, Suffix Q  Yes
 Chemistry  4  CHEM 121  3  None  No
 5  CHEM 121, 122 (also CHEM equivalency test)  6  1 Course Perspectives on the Natural World, Suffix PN  Yes
 Computer Science A  4  COMP 211  3  None  Yes
 Computer Science AB  4  COMP 211, 212  6  None Yes
 Economics: Macro  4  ECON 201  3  None  Yes
 Economics: Micro  4  ECON 202  3  None  Yes
 English: Language/Composition#  4  ENGL-TR  3  None-elective credit only  No
 English: Literature/Composition#  4  ENGL-TR  3  None-elective credit only  No
 Environmental Science  4  None  3  None  NA
 French Language  4  FREN 201, 202  6  Foreign language; students continuing in French should enroll in FREN 301  Yes
 French Literature  --  None  0  None  No
 German Language  4  GRMN 201  3  Foreign language; students continuing in German should enroll in GRMN 202  Yes
 5  GRMN 201, 202  6  Foreign language; students continuing in German should enroll in GRMN 306  Yes
 Geography: Human  4  None  3  None  Yes
 Government: American  4  POLS 101  3  None  Yes
 Government: Comparative  --  None  0  None  No
 *History: American  4  Students may NOT enroll in HIST 130, 131, 132  *6  None  Yes (for teaching major)
 *History: European  4  Students may NOT enroll in HIST 110, 111, 112, 113  *6  None  Yes (for teaching major)
 *History: World  4  None  *6  None  Yes (for teaching major)
 Latin: Vergil  4  LATN 200 level  3  None  Yes
 Latin: Literature  4  LATN 200 level  3  None  Yes
 Music Theory  --  None  0  None  No
 Physics B  4  PHYS 101  3  1 Course Perspectives on the Natural World, Suffix PN  No
 Physics C (Mechanics)  4  PHYS 201  3  1 Course Perspectives on the Natural World, Suffix PN  Yes
 Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism)  4  PHYS 203  3  None  Yes
 Psychology  4  PSYC 100  3 1 Course Perspectives on Individuals and Society, Suffix PS  Yes
 Spanish Language  4  SPAN 203  3  Foreign language; students continuing in Spanish enroll in SPAN 301 or 305  Yes
 Spanish Literature  --  None  0  None  No
 Statistics  4  PSYC 240  3  Quantitative reasoning, Suffix Q (No credits for BUSN 211)  Yes

*History majors are limited to 9 credits of AP work in any combination to be applied toward the History Teaching major.

Please see the HIST department for more information. (effective date 8-22-11) 

#The English AP scores will be accepted for students first enrolling at the college in Ausugst 2015 and after. (effective date April 2015.)