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Early College Experiences for High School Students

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 EXAMNSCC REQUIREMENT FULFILLEDCREDIT AWARDEDAP SCORE REQUIRED TO RECEIVE CREDIT
Art HistoryART10233
Biology1BIO101, BIO102833
Calculus ABMAT 25143
Calculus BCMAT 251, MAT 252833
Chemistry1CHE101 & CHE102 or CHE103 & CHE1042833
Computer Science ACPS 101 (Java 1)44
Computer ScienceAB CPS 101 (Java 1)44
MacroeconomicsECO10333
MicroeconomicsECO10433
English Language & CompositionCMP 10133
English Literature & CompositionCMP 10433
Environmental ScienceGEO 10833
European HistoryHIS 13433
French LanguageFRE 101, FRE 102633
Govt. & Politics: U.S.GOV 10234
Human GeographyGEO11633
Physics 1PHY 10143
Physics 2PHY 101, PHY 102834
Physics C: MechanicsPHY 20143
Physics C: MechanicsPHY 201, 2028344
PsychologyPSY 10233
Spanish LanguageSPN 101,102633
Spanish LiteratureSPN 101,102633
StatisticsMAT 14333
U.S. HistoryHIS 103, HIS 104633
World HistoryHIS131, HIS132633

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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