College Board Advanced Placement Credit  

The College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program allows students to establish college credit from results of tests taken at the completion of any high school AP course.

The table below provides information about AP credit Purdue accepts and the scores necessary to earn credit. This is effective for students who first enroll at Purdue West Lafayette after March 1, 2011.

Course numbers listed as "1XXXX" transfer as undistributed credit, which means Purdue does not have an equivalent course. Such credit appears on a Purdue student record as credit hours within the respective subject area. Students should consult with their Purdue academic advisor to determine how undistributed credit may be used to best meet curriculum requirements within the student's specific area of study.

For descriptions and credit hours for the specific Purdue courses listed in the table below, you may use Purdue's searchable class schedule database.

Last updated: September 26, 2013


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Art History v
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX
Biology v
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
BIOL 1XXXX BIOL 11000 BIOL 11000 & 11100
Calculus AB v
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
MA 1XXXX MA 16500 MA 16500
Calculus BC v
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
MA 1XXXX MA 16500 & 16600 MA 16500 & 16600
Chemistry v
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
CHM 11100 CHM 11500 & 11600 CHM 11500 & 11600
Chinese Language and Culturev
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
CHNS 10100 & 10200 CHNS 10100, 10200 & 20100 CHNS 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200
Computer science A or AB v
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
CS 1XXXX CS 17700 CS 17700
English language and composition v
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
ENGL 1XXXX ENGL 10600 ENGL 10600
English literature and compositionv
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
ENGL 1XXXX ENGL 23100 ENGL 23100
Environmental sciencev
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
EAS 1XXXX EAS 11300 EAS 11300
European Historyv
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
HIST 1XXXX HIST 10400 HIST 10400
French languagev
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
FR 10100 & 10200 FR 10100, 10200 & 20100 FR 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200
German languagev
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
GER 10100 & 10200 GER 10100, 10200 & 20100 GER 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200
Italian languagev
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
ITAL 10100 & 10200 ITAL 10100, 10200 & 20100 ITAL 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200
Government and politics: comparativev
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
POL 1XXXX POL 14100 POL 14100
Government and politics: United Statesv
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
POL 1XXXX POL 10100 POL 10100
Human geography v
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
EAS 1XXXX EAS 12000 EAS 12000
Japanese language and culturev
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
JPNS 10100 & 10200 JPNS 10100, 10200 & 20100 JPNS 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200
Latinv
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
LATN 10100 LATN 10100 & LATN 10200 LATN 10100, LATN 10200, & LATN 20100
Macroeconomics v
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
See below*
Microeconomicsv
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
See below*
Music theoryv
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
MUSIC 1XXXX MUSIC 1XXXX MUSIC 1XXXX
Physics Bv
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 22000 & 22100
Physics C: electricity and magnetism v
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 27200
Physics C: mechanicsv
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 17200
Psychologyv
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
PSY 1XXXX PSY 12000 PSY 12000
Spanish languagev
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
SPAN 10100 & 10200 SPAN 10100, 10200 & 20100 SPAN 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200
Spanish literaturev
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
SPAN 1XXXX SPAN 24100 SPAN 24100
Statistics v
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
STAT 1XXXX STAT 30100 STAT 30100
Studio art: 2-D designv
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX
Studio art: 3-D designv
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX
Studio art: drawingv
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX
United States historyv
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
HIST 1XXXX HIST 15100 & 15200 HIST 15100 & 15200
World history v
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
HIST 1XXXX HIST 10500 HIST 10500

*Students who earn a score of 4 or better on both the Macroeconomics and Microeconomics exams receive credit for ECON 21000. Students will receive undistributed ECON credit (1XXXX) if they take just one of these exams, earning a score of 3 or better, or take both and receive a 3 on one.

Course numbers listed as "1XXXX" transfer as undistributed credit, which means Purdue does not have an equivalent course. Such credit appears on a Purdue student record as credit hours within the respective subject area. Students should consult with their Purdue academic advisor to determine how undistributed credit may be used to best meet curriculum requirements within the student's specific area of study.

The information above is effective for students who first enroll at Purdue West Lafayette after March 1, 2011. AP transfer credit criteria are subject to change without notice.