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Advanced Placement (AP)

See how your AP scores translate to Hope credit.

We receive AP scores from the College Board around the beginning of July. When we receive the scores, the corresponding credit will be placed on your record.

You can earn a maximum of 32 credits via AP and IB.

Below is a list of AP exams and how the scores translate to Hope credit.

ap exam score hope college credit awarded general education requirement it fulfills or helps fulfill (attribute)
ART HISTORY 4–5 Art 111 (4 credits) Arts I (FA1)
BIOLOGY 4–5 Biol 106 and Biol 108 (4 credits) Natural Science Lab (NSL)
CALCULUS AB 4–5 Math 131 (4 credits) Mathematics (MA2)
CALCULUS AB 3 No credit automatically  
  You may enroll in Math 131 or Math 132. If you go straight into Math 132 and earn at least a B grade, you will also receive credit for Math 131 (4 credits).
Calculus BC 4–5 Math 131 and Math 132 (8 credits) Mathematics (MA2)
Calculus BC 1–3 No credit automatically  
  Use the AB-subscore grade provided by AP and follow the AB policy above for credit and placement.
Chemistry 4–5 Chem 125/127 and Chem 126/128 (8 credits) Natural Science Lab (NSL)
Chemistry 3 Chem 101 (4 credits) Natural Science Lab (NSL)
  If you are continuing in chemistry, use this guide to determine which chemistry course you should register for in your first semester.
 Computer Science A 4–5 CSCI 125 (4 credits) Natural Science Lab (NSL)
COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES 4–5 CSCI 112 (2 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
English Language & Composition;
English Literature & Composition
4–5 Engl 113 (4 credits) Expository Writing (EW)
  You cannot receive credit for more than one exam.
Environmental Science 4–5 GES 130 (4 credits) Natural Science Lab (NSL)
European History 4–5 Hist 131 (4 credits) Cultural Heritage II (CH2)
Government & Politics: Comparative 4–5 Pol 151 (4 credits) Social Science I (SS1)
Government & Politics: United States 4–5 Pol 100 (4 credits) Social Science I (SS1)
Human Geography 4–5 GES 0100 (4 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
Languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin or Spanish 5 12 credits in language Second Language (FL2)
LANGUAGES: CHINESE, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, JAPANESE, LATIN or SPANISH 4 8 credits in language Second Language (FL2)
LANGUAGES: CHINESE, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, JAPANESE, LATIN or SPANISH 3 4 credits in language  
Macroeconomics  4–5 Econ 211 (4 credits) Social Science I (SS1)
Microeconomics 4–5 Econ 212 (4 credits)  
Music Theory   No credit automatically  
  See department chairperson; credit may be granted after portfolio review.
Physics 1 4–5 Phys 105 (3 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
  See department chairperson; lab credit (Phys 141, 1 credit) may be granted after lab notebook review.
Physics 2 4–5 Phys 106 (3 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
  See department chairperson; lab credit (Phys 142, 1 credit) may be granted after lab notebook review.
Physics B 4–5 Phys 105 and Phys 106 (6 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
  See department chairperson; lab credit (Phys 141 and Phys 142, 2 credits) may be granted after lab notebook review.
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 4–5 Phys 122 (3 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
  See department chairperson; lab credit (Phys 142, 1 credit) may be granted after lab notebook review.
Physics: Mechanics 4–5 Phys 121 (3 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
  See department chairperson; lab credit (Phys 141, 1 credit) may be granted after lab notebook review.
Psychology 4–5 Psy 100 (3 credits) Social Science II (SS2)
research 4–5 IDS 0100 (4 credits) General transfer credit
SEMINAR 4–5 IDS 0100 (4 credits) General transfer credit
Statistics 4–5 Math 0110 (3 credits) Mathematics (MA2)
  Credit awarded as general mathematics. Some departments will accept this for their major requirement for statistics. You may not earn credit for both Math 0110 and Math 210.
Studio Art: 2D Design, 3D Design, Drawing   No credit automatically  
  See department chairperson; credit may be granted after portfolio review.
United States History 4–5 Hist 161 (4 credits)  
World History 4–5 Hist 208 (4 credits) Cultural Heritage II (CH2)