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

2020-21 Policy In-Progress


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 semester 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 semester 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 Semester equated course LP/suffix Credits Apply to maj/minr?  
Art Studio: Drawing   4 ART-101-AP none 4 YES  
Art Studio: 2D Design    4 ART -elective none 4 YES  
Art Studio: 3D Design    4 ART -elective none 4 YES  
Art History   4 ARHI 161-AP PA 4 YES  
Biology    4 BIOL-101-AP PN 4 NO  
Calculus AB   4 MATH-160AP Q 4 YES  
Calculus BC   4 MATH-160AP, 220AP & 230AP Q 4 YES  
^Chemistry   4 CHEM-132 PN 4 YES  
Chinese   4 CHNS-202 2nd Lang. 4 YES  
Computer Science A   4 CSC elective none 4 NO  
Computer Science Principles+   4 CSC-121 Q 3 NO  
Economics Macro   4 ECON elective none 3 see dept.  
Economics Micro   4 ECON elective none 3 see dept.  
English: Language/Composition#   4 ENGL-elective none 4 NO  
English: Literature/Composition#   4 ENGL-elective none 4 NO  
Environmental Science   4 ENVR-100 PN 4 YES  
French Language   4 FREN-200 2nd lang. 4 YES  
German Language   4 GRMN-200 2nd lang. 4 YES  
Geography: Human   4 GEOG-120 none 4 YES  
Government: American   4 POLS-101-AP none 4 YES   
Government: Comparative   NA not accepted none NA NA  

*History: American



HIST-130AP, 131AP



YES*(see dept)

*History: European   4 HIST-115AP, 116AP none 8 YES*(see dept)  
Latin: Vergil   4 LATN-228, 328 none 2 YES  
Latin: Literature   4 LATN-214, 314 none 2 YES  
Music Theory   NA not accepted none NA NA  
Physics I   4 PHYS-151AP none 4  YES  
Physics II   4 PHYS-152AP  none 4  YES  
Physics B   4 PHYS-151AP PN 4 NO  
Physics C (Mechanics)   4 PHYS-211AP PN 4 YES@  
Physics C (Electricity &Magnetism)   4 PHYS-212AP PN 4 YES  
Psychology   4 PSYC-100 PS 4 YES  
Spanish Language   4 SPAN-202 2nd lang. 4 YES  
Spanish Literature   NA SPAN-200 2nd lang. 4 NO  
Statistics   4 PSYC-240 Q 4 YES  
World History   4 HIST-170 none 4 YES*(see dept)  

faculty adopted for semesters 4.2.19

updated 6.18.20

#Students who have taken only one ECON AP test will need to take the new principles course. 

*History majors are limited to 8 credits of AP work in any combination to be applied toward the History major/minor. Please see the HIST department for more information.

^All students who need the chemistry sequence for their major are required to take CHEM-131 or CHEM-235. If they have AP scores as noted above, they will be given credit for CHEM-132 and/or CHEM-123 after successful completion of CHEM-131 or CHEM-235.

@Students with qualifying scores will be given credit for PHYS-211 after successfully passing PHYS-313.