Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

If you are currently enrolled in AP classes at your high school and are planning on taking an AP exam, you may be eligible to receive college-level credit. Please review the AP exams list to determine the score needed to obtain college-level credit and to learn about course equivalency.

To Receive Credit

Benedictine University must receive an official transcript from the AP program. You will then be notified of the process for having the credit posted on your transcript. You must be registered for classes at Benedictine University. Once the credit appears on your transcript, it cannot be unposted. A nonrefundable posting fee of $20 per exam will be charged to your account.

For transcripts, visit apstudent.collegeboard.org and use Benedictine University college code: 1707

AP credit is an external credit program. A maximum of 30 credit hours earned through any one, or combination of, external credit programs may be applied with the approval of the University toward the 120 credit hours required for a bachelor’s degree. For more information, please review the University Catalog.

Benedictine University Advanced Placement (AP) Credit Awards

Benedictine University accepts AP exams for potential course credit under the External Credit policy. Students entering Benedictine University will be eligible for credit for their AP exams under the following award structure:

1AP Exam Score  Course Award Credit Hours
AP Research 3 General Elective 3 hours
AP Seminar 3 General Elective 3 hours
Art History 3 FNAR 1100 (QCA) 3 hours
Biology 3 QLS (BIOL 1LS) 3 hours
Biology 4 or 5 BIOL 1197 (QLS)   3 hours
Calculus AB 3 MATH 1111 3 hours
Calculus AB 4 or 5 MATH 2210 (QCM) 4 hours
Calculus BC 3 MATH 2210 (QCM) 4 hours
Calculus BC 4 or 5 MATH 2210 + 2211 8 hours
Calculus AB subscore 3 MATH 1111 3 hours
Chemistry 3 CHEM 1101 + 1102 (QPS) 4 hours
Chemistry 4 or 5 CHEM 1113 + 1114 + CHEM 1123 + 1124 (QPS) 8 hours
Comparative Government & Politics 3 QPE (PLSC 1PE) 3 hours
Comparative Government & Politics 4 or 5 PLSC 1101 (QPE) 3 hours
Computer Science - Principles  3 CMSC 1180 (QCM) 2 hours
Computer Science A 3 CMSC 2200 (QCM) 3 hours
English Language & Composition 3 WRIT 1101 3 hours
English Literature & Composition 3 LITR 1150 (QLR) 3 hours
Environmental Science 3 QLS (BIOL 1LS) 3 hours
Environmental Science 4 or 5 BIOL 1180 (QLS) 3 hours
European History 3 QHT (HIST 1HT) 3 hours
French Literature (ended in 2009) 3 General Elective 3 hours
History - United States 3 QHT (HIST 1HT) 3 hours
History - World 3 QHT (HIST 1HT) 3 hours
Human Geography 3 GEOG 1106 3 hours
Languages        
   Chinese 3 CHIN 2201 3
   Chinese 4 or 5 CHIN 2201 + 2202 6
   Spanish 3 SPAN 2201 3
   Spanish 4 or 5 SPAN 2201 +2202 6
Additional Languages 3 MDLG 2201 3 hours
Additional Languages 4 or 5 MDLG 2201 + MDLG 2202 6 hours
      Language Placement 1 1102 level course 0 hours
      Language Placement 2 2201 level course 0 hours
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 2101 (QPE) 3 hours
Microeconomics 3 ECON 2102 (QPE) 3 hours
Music Theory 3 MUSI 1100 (QCA) 3 hours
Physics 1 3 PHYS 1101 (QPS) 3 hours
Physics 1 4 or 5 PHYS 1113 + 1114 (QPS) 4 hours
Physics 2 3 QPS (PHYS 1PS) 3 hours
Physics 2 4 or 5 PHYS 1118 + PHYS 1119 4 hours
Physics B (discontinued) 3 PHYS 1113 + PHYS 1118 6 hours
Physics C (E & M) 3 QPS (PHYS 1PS) 3 hours
Physics C (E & M) 4 or 5 PHYS 2212 + 2206 (QPS) 4 hours
Physics C (Mechanics) 3 PHYS 1101 (QPS) or 100 3 hours
Physics C (Mechanics) 4 or 5 PHYS 2211 + 2205 (QPS) 4 hours
Psychology 3 PSYC 1100 (QIO) 3 hours
Spanish Literature & Culture 3 SPAN 2291 3 hours
Spanish Literature & Culture 4or 5 SPAN 2291 + QLR 6 hours
Statistics 3 MATH 1150 (QCM) 3 hours
Studio Art: 2D Design 3 QCA (FNAR 1CA) 3 hours
Studio Art: 2D Design 4 or 5 FNAR 1101 (QCA) 3 hours
Studio Art: 3D Design 3 QCA (FNAR 1CA) 3 hours
Studio Art: 3D Design 4 or 5 FNAR 1110 (QCA) 3 hours
Studio Art: Drawing QCA (FNAR 1CA) 3 hours
Studio Art: Drawing 4 or 5 FNAR 2111 (QCA) 3 hours
U.S. Government & Politics 3 QPE (PLSC 1PE) 3 hours
U.S. Government & Politics 4 or 5 PLSC 1102 (QPE) 3 hours

Official exam scores must be received from College Board for credit consideration. 

AP Credit Awards are part of the External Credit Program at Benedictine University. A maximum of 30 semester credit hours earned through any one or combination of external credit programs may be applied with the approval of the University toward the 120 semester credit hours required for the bachelor’s degree. These credits will not normally satisfy the academic residency requirement. Please consult with the current Academic Catalog for additional information regarding external credit. Students should consult with an advisor prior to accepting awarded credit.

① Course does not award GECC Co-curricular designation. An additional co-curricular course is required for graduation.
② Students awarded WRIT 101 credit and who are in the Scholars program may receive alternative credit.
③ Even if a score qualifies for AP credit in a Foreign Language there may be an alternative way of receiving credit. Students planning to pursue additional foreign language courses (or a major/minor) at Benedictine University should discuss with their advisor or the Department of Languages and Literature before they have any AP, CLEP or IB credit posted.

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