Advanced Placement

The College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program provides participating high schools the opportunity to offer college-level coursework to students in a variety of subject areas. Upon completion of an AP course, the high school student may take an AP examination. AP scores range from 1 to 5 points. AP scores of 3, 4, and 5 are commonly acceptable as the equivalent of college- level course work.

North Shore Community College awards academic credit for AP Exams as outlined below:

2015 AP Score Conversion Table
Scores are considered equivalent to a performance level of C in the applicable course. Acceptable scores are determined by NSCC faculty evaluation.
NAME OF EXAM NSCC REQUIREMENT FULFILLED CREDIT AWARDED AP SCORE REQUIRED TO RECEIVE CREDIT
Art History ART102 3 3
Biology1 BIO101, BIO102 83 3
Calculus AB MAT 251 4 3
Calculus BC MAT 251, MAT 252 83 3
Chemistry1 CHE101 & CHE102or CHE103 & CHE1042 83 3
Computer Science A CPS 101 (Java 1) 4 4
Computer Science ABCPS 101 (Java 1) 4 4
Macroeconomics ECO103 3 3
Microeconomics ECO104 3 3
English Language & Composition CMP 101 3 3
English Literature & Composition CMP 104 3 3
Environmental Science GEO 108 3 3
European History HIS 134 3 3
French Language FRE 101, FRE 102 63 3
Govt. & Politics: U.S. GOV 102 3 4
Human Geography GEO116 3 3
Physics 1 PHY 101 4 3
Physics 2 PHY 101, PHY 102 83 4
Physics C: Mechanics PHY 201 4 3
Physics C: Mechanics PHY 201, 202 83 44
Psychology PSY 102 3 3
Spanish Language SPN 101,102 63 3
Spanish Literature SPN 101,102 63 3
Statistics MAT 143 3 3
U.S. History HIS 103, HIS 104 63 3
World History HIS131, HIS132 63 3

1 - Advanced Placement science exam scores are valid for 5 years from the date of testing. 2 - See an academic advisor to determine which chemistry is appropriate for your degree program. 3 - If a student receives a passing score on any AP examination which is equivalent to two or more courses, it is possible to transcript one course if this is the only course the student needs. 4 - Plus successful completion of departmental mini-exam.

For more information on Examination Credit, please visit the Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing

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