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Credit for Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

Students who take Advanced Placement (AP) exams should request that their scores be sent to the College in care of the Office of the Registrar. A minimum score of 4 is necessary for any consideration of credit or placement to be given. If approved by the appropriate academic departmental chairperson and vice president for academic affairs, credit and/or advanced placement toward graduation will be awarded.

AP Credit Policies by Subject/Department
 

Accounting

N/A

Arabic

N/A

Art and Art History

The Art Department does not accept any AP Art History or AP Studio Art credits. If a student has received a 4 or 5 on an AP Studio Art evaluation, he or she may present a portfolio of work to the department chair for consideration to waive certain pre-requisites for course work in the Art Department.

Biochemistry

N/A

Biology

Credit for BIO 100 will be given for 5 on the AP Biology test. Students who earn an A- in BIO 101 and who had a 5 on the AP Biology test may choose not to take BIO 102 but may replace it with another 200-level biology course. Permission of the department chair is required.

Business Administration

N/A

Chemistry

Students scoring a 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry test will receive credit for CHM 100.

Chinese

Students scoring a 4 or 5 on a language AP exam receive credit for 207AP in that language.

Communication Arts

N/A

Computing and Information StudiesStudents scoring a 4 or 5 on the Computer Science A or AB test will receive credit for CIS 220 upon successful completion of CIS 221.

Earth and Space Science

N/A

Economics

Students scoring a 5 on ECON-Macroeconomics AP test will receive credit for ECN 102. Students scoring a 4 on ECON-Macroeconomics AP test will receive credit for ECN 102 upon successful completion of ECN-202. The Prerequisite for ECN-202 is waived. Students scoring a 5 on ECON-Microeconomics AP test will receive credit for ECN 101. Students scoring a 4 on ECON-Microeconomics AP test will receive credit for ECN 101 upon successful completion of ECN-201. The Prerequisite for ECN-201 is waived.

Education

N/A

English

Students who earn a score of 4 or 5 on the College Board’s test in English language and composition receive credit for ENG 111; students who earn a score of 4 or 5 on the test in English literature receive credit for ENG 190 (but not HUM designation).

Entrepreneurial Studies

N/A

Environmental Studies

Students scoring a 5 on the Environmental Science AP test receive credit for EVS 101. Students earning a 4 receive credit for an elective (EVS 100) from the approved list of “Natural Science” electives. They will still have to take one more elective from Humanities OR Arts and one from Social Sciences.

French

Students scoring a 4 or 5 on the French language AP exam receive credit for 207AP in that language.

Gender and Women’s Studies

N/A

German

Students scoring a 4 or 5 on a language AP exam receive credit for 207AP in that language.

History

Students scoring a 5 on the American History AP test will receive credit for one of the following: HIS 201, HIS 204, HIS 206. (Students can choose which course they want credit for.) Students scoring a 4 on the American History AP test will receive credit for one of the courses listed above upon successful completion of a 200-level history course at W&J with a grade of “B” or better. Students scoring a 5 on the European History AP test receive credit for HIS-102 and are advised to take a 200-level course as their first history course at W&J. Students scoring a 4 on the European History AP test receive credit for HIS-102 upon successful completion of a 200-level history course at W&J with a grade of "B" or better.

International Studies

N/A

Japanese

Students scoring a 4 or 5 on a language AP exam receive credit for 207AP in that language.

Mathematics

Students with AP Calculus score of 4 or 5 may transfer credit in for MTH 151. Students with a score of 4 may elect not to transfer AP credit and in favor of repeating Calculus I by enrolling in MTH 151. However, such students may not transfer AP Calculus in for ELE 100 and then repeat MTH 151. Students with AP Calculus credit will not receive NSM breadth of study credit but will receive Q credit. Students with AP Calculus score below 4 will not get credit for ELE 100 nor MTH 111. Students with AP Calculus score 5 on the BC test may get credit for MTH 152 with Q credit but not NSM. Students who receive AP credit for MTH 151 may not take MTH 131. Students may elect not to transfer BC credit for Calculus II and repeat the material by enrolling in MTH 152. If AP credit is given for BC then student may proceed to MTH 208. Students with an AP Statistics score of 4 or 5 will receive credit for MTH 225.

Mind, Brain, and Behavior

N/A

Music

Students scoring 4 or 5 on the Music Theory AP exam receive credit for MUS-204. A Music Aural or Non-Aural Subscore as low as 3 is acceptable for MUS-204 as long as the overall Music Theory exam score is a 4 or 5.

Neuroscience

N/A

Philosophy

N/A

Physics

Students scoring a 5 on PHYSICS B AP test receive credit for PHY-101. Students scoring a 5 on PHYSICS C-MECH AP test receive credit for PHY 107. The Physics department recommends that students who are exempted from either PHY 101 or PHY 107 take another course in physics or another of the sciences during their first semester at W&J. Pre-health and pre-engineering students are advised not to take advanced placement credit in physics.

Political Science

Students scoring a 4 or 5 on the Comparative Government and Politics AP test receive credit for a POL elective course (POL 100AP). Students scoring a 5 on the U.S. Government and Politics AP test receive credit for POL 111. Students scoring a 4 on the U.S. Government and Politics AP test receive credit for a POL elective course (POL 100AP).

Psychology

Students scoring a 5 on the Psychology Advanced Placement Test will receive credit for PSY 102 and will begin their study of psychology at W&J with PSY 101.

Religious Studies

N/A

Russian

N/A

Sociology

N/A

Spanish

Students scoring a 4 or 5 on a language AP exam receive credit for 207AP in that language.

Theatre

N/A

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