Advanced Placement Exams (AP)

How AP exams transfer

If you are interested in receiving credit for AP exams, you should have an official score report sent to Undergraduate Admissions at SPU. 

The chart below indicates how Advanced Placement exam scores presented on an official score report are accepted at SPU. The numbers in parentheses indicate the score(s) required in order to receive credit. No score below 3 will result in credit.

If you believe an exam for which you receive credit from SPU also may fulfill major requirements, contact the appropriate department for a review.

AP exam subject Credits Exploratory Curriculum SPU acceptance
Art History 5 (for 3, 4, or 5) WKA Arts
Biology 5 (for 4, 5) WKFS** BIO 1101
Calculus AB 5 (for 4, 5) WKQR MAT 1234
Calculus BC 5 (for 3 with AB subscore of at least 4) WKQR MAT 1234
    10 (for 4, 5) WKQR MAT 1234, 1235
Chemistry 5 (for 4) WKFS** CHM 1211
  10 (for 5) WKFS** CHM 1211 and 1212
Chinese Lang and Culture 5 (for 3) For. Lang. met

CHN 1103*

  10 (for 4) For. Lang. met CHN 1103*
  15 (for 5) For. Lang. met CHN 1103*
Comparative Government and Politics 5 (for 3, 4, or 5)
WKSS POL 2320
Computer Science A 5 (for 3, 4, or 5) WKAS Applied Science
Computer Science Principles 5 (for 4, 5) WKAS CSC 1010
Macroeconomics 5 (for 3, 4, or 5) WKSS ECN 2102
Microeconomics 5 (for 3, 4, or 5) WKSS ECN 2101
English Language and Composition 5 (for 4, 5)   Elective
English Literature and Composition 5 (for 4, 5) WKH Humanities
Environmental Science 5 (for 4, 5) WKAS Applied Science
European History 5 (for 3, 4, or 5) WKSS History elective
French Lang and Culture 5 (for 3) For. Lang. met FRE 1103*
  10 (for 4) For. Lang. met FRE 1103*
  15 (for 5) For. Lang. met FRE 1103*
German Lang and Culture 5 (for 3) For. Lang. met Elective
  10 (for 4) For. Lang. met Elective
  15 (for 5) For. Lang. met Elective
Human Geography 5 (for 3, 4, or 5) WKSS Social Sciences
Italian Lang and Culture 5 (for 3) For. Lang. met Elective
  10 (for 4) For. Lang. met Elective
  15 (for 5) For. Lang. met Elective
Japanese Lang and Culture 5 (for 3) For. Lang. met Elective
  10 (for 4) For. Lang. met Elective
  15 (for 5) For. Lang. met Elective
Latin

5 (for 3, 4)

For. Lang. met LAT 1103*
  10 (for 5) For. Lang. met LAT 1103*
Music Theory 3 (for 3, 4, or 5)
2 (for 3, 4, or 5)
WKA
WKA
MUS 1050
Elective
Physics 1
5 (for 4, 5)
WKFS** PHY 1101
Physics 2
10 (for 4, 5)
None PHY 1102 and 1103
Physics C: Mechanics 5 (for 4, 5) WKFS** PHY 1121
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 5 (for 4, 5) None PHY 1123
Psychology 5 (for 3, 4, or 5) WKSS PSY 1180
Research     Not transferrable
Seminar     Not transferrable
Spanish Language and Culture 5 (for 3) For. Lang. met SPN 1103*
  10 (for 4) For. Lang. met SPN 1103*
  15 (for 5) For. Lang. met SPN 1103*
Spanish Literature and Culture 5 (for 3, 4, or 5) WKH

Humanities

Statistics 5 (for 4, 5) WKQR MAT 2360
Studio Art: Drawing 5 (for 4, 5) WKA ART 1102
Studio Art: 2-D Design 5 (for 4, 5)
WKA ART 1102
Studio Art: 3-D Design  5 (for 4, 5)
None Elective
United States Government and Politics  5 (for 3, 4, or 5) WKSS POL 1120
United States History 5 (for 3, 4, or 5) WKSS History elective
World History 5 (for 3, 4, or 5) COR2

UCOR 2000

*Consult with the academic department regarding placement or major requirements.

**Students in the University Scholars Program may not use credit earned through an AP exam to fulfill the Ways of Knowing in the Fundamental Sciences (WKFS) requirement.