Early College Experiences for High School Students
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|
|Calculus AB||MAT 251||4||3|
|Calculus BC||MAT 251, MAT 252||83||3|
|Chemistry1||CHE101 & CHE102 or CHE103 & CHE1042||83||3|
|Computer Science A||CPS 101 (Java 1)||4||4|
|Computer Science||AB CPS 101 (Java 1)||4||4|
|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|
|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|
|Spanish Language||SPN 101,102||63||3|
|Spanish Literature||SPN 101,102||63||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