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Pre-enrollment earned credit for first-year students (advanced placement)

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 International Baccalaureate 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.

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.

Following is a list of Advanced Placement examinations, the required score, Augustana equivalent course, semester credits awarded, General Education requirement fulfilled (and area of study) if any, and applicability to major.

AP course/test   Score Trimester equated course LP/suffix Credits Apply to maj/minr?  
Art Studio: Drawing   4 ART-101-AP none 3 YES  
Art Studio: 2D Design    4 ART -elective none 3 YES  
Art Studio: 3D Design    4 ART -elective none 3 YES  
Art History   4 ARHI 161-AP PA 3 NO  
Biology    4 BIOL-101-AP PN 3 NO  
Calculus AB   4 MATH-219 Q 3 YES  
Calculus BC   4 MATH-219 & 220 Q 3 YES  
^Chemistry   4 CHEM-122-AP PN 3 YES  
^Chemistry   5 CHEM-122-AP & 123-AP PN 6 YES  
Chinese   4 CHNS-200-TR none 3 YES  
Computer Science A   4 CSC-211 none 3 YES  
Computer Science AB   4 CSC-211 & 212 none 3 YES  
Computer Science Principles+   4 CSC-121 Q 3 NO  
Economics Macro   4 ECON-201 none 3 YES  
Economics Micro   4 ECON-202 none 3 YES  
English: Language/Composition#   4 ENGL-100-AP none 3 NO  
English: Literature/Composition#   4 ENGL-101-AP none 3 NO  
Environmental Science   4 ENVR-100-AP none 3 NO  
French Language   4 FREN-201 & 202 none 6 YES  
French Literature   NA not accepted none NA NA  
German Language   4 none none NA YES  
German Language   5 none none NA YES  
Geography: Human   4 GEOG-100 none 3 YES  
Government: American   4 POLS-101-AP none 3    
Government: Comparative   NA not accepted none NA NA  
*History: American   4 HIST-130-AP, 131-AP, 132-AP none 6 NA  
*History: European   4 HIST-110-AP, 111-AP, 112-AP none 6 YES (EDHI)  
Latin: Vergil   4 LATN-elective none 3 YES  
Latin: Literature   4 LATN-elective none 3 YES  
Music Theory   NA not accepted none NA NA  
Physics I   4 PHYS-101-AP   3    
Physics II   4 PYS-102 & 103   6    
Physics B   4 PHYS-101-AP PN 3 NO  
Physics C (Mechanics)   4 PHYS-201-AP PN 3 YES  
Physics C (Electricity &Magnetism)   4 PHYS-203-AP PN 3 YES  
Psychology   4 PSYC-100 PS 3 YES  
Spanish Language   4 SPAN-203-AP & SPAN-202-AP Second Langauge requirement fulfilled 6 YES  
Spanish Literature   NA not accepted none NA NA  
Statistics   4 PSYC-240 (no credit for BUSN-211) Q 3 YES  
World History   4 HIST-elective none 6 YES (EDHI)  

policy developed 2008, reaffirmed by faculty 2012 & 2016

*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.)

^All students who need the chemistry sequence for their major are required to take CHEM-121. If they have AP scores as noted above they will be given credit for CHEM-122 and/or CHEM-123 after successful completion of CHEM-121 (effective date June 1, 2016.)

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

+The Computer Science Principles test replaces the AB test. Students now get credit for CSC-121 and a Q suffix but may not apply the credit toward the major  (effective date June 1, 2016.)

(Senate approved 4-12-12)