Advanced Placement (AP)


The University of South Carolina Aiken supports the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program, which allows high school students the opportunity to pursue college-level courses in their own schools and to be taught the material by their own teachers. After completion of the AP courses, students take the appropriate AP test to determine their level of achievement.

Credit is awarded for AP scores in the following areas:

American Government
A score of 3,4 or 5 earns credit for  POLI 201.

Art History
A score of 3,4 or 5 earns credit of  ARTH 105.

Art Studio: Drawing
A score of 3,4 or 5 earns credit for  ARTS 111.

Art Studio: General
A score of 3,4 or 5 earns credit for  ARTS 104.

Biology
A score of 3 earns credit for BIOL 121 or BIOL 122; a score of 4 or 5 earns credit for  BIOL 121 and 122.

Chemistry
A score of 3 earns credit for  CHEM 111; a score of 4 or 5 earns credit for  CHEM 111 and 112.

Computer Science A
A score of 3, 4 or 5 earns credit for  CSCI 145.

Computer Science AB
A score of 3 or 4 earns credit for  CSCI 145; a score of 5 earns credit for  CSCI 145 and 146.

English Language and Composition
A score of 3 or 4 earns credit for  ENGL 101; a score of 5 earns credit for ENGL 101 and 102. *

English Literature and Composition
A score of 3 or 4 earns credit for ENGL 101; a score of 5 earns credit for ENGL 101 and 102. *

Environmental Science
A score of 3 earns credit for BIOL 106; a score of 4 or 5 earns credit for BIOL 270 and GEOL 103.

European History
A score of 3 or 4 earns credit for  HIST 102; a score of 5 earns credit for  HIST 101 and 102.

French Language
A score of 3 earns credit for  FREN 101; a score of 4 or 5 earns credit for  FREN 101 and 102.

German Language
A score of 3 earns credit for  GERM 101; a score of 4 or 5 earns credit for  GERM 101 and 102.

Government & Politics
A score of 3 or 4 earns credit for  POLI 101 or 102; a score of 5 earns credit for  APLS 101 and 102.

Latin:  Vergil
A score of 3 earns credit for  LATN 101; a score of 4 or 5 earns credit for  LATN 101 and 102.

Latin: Catullus, Horace
A score of 3 earns credit for  LATN 101; a score of 4 or 5 earns credit for  LATN 101 and 102.

Math: Calculus AB
A score of 3,4 or 5 earns credit for  MATH 141.

Math:  Calculus BC
A score of 3,4 or 5 earns credit for  MATH 141 and 142.

Microeconomics
A score of 3,4, or 5 earns credit for  ECON 222.

Macroeconomics
A score of 3,4 or 5 earns credit for  ECON 221.

Music Listening and Lit.
A score of 3,4 or 5 earns credit for  MUSC 173.

Music Theory
A score of 3,4 or 5 earns credit for  MUSC 190.

Physics B
A score of 3 earns credit for  PHYS 201 and 201L;  a score of 4 or 5 earns credit for  PHYS 201 and 201L and PHYS 202 and 202L.

Physics C Mechanics
A score of 3 earns credit for  PHYS 201 and 201L; a score of 4 or 5 earns credit for  PHYS 211.

Physics C: Elec & Mag.
A score of 3 earns credit for PHYS 202 and 202L; a score of 4 or 5 earns credit for  PHYS 212, however the student must exempt MATH 141.

Psychology
A score of 3,4 or 5 earns credit for  PSYC 101.

Spanish Language
A score of 3 earns credit for  SPAN 101; a score of 4 or 5 earns credit for  SPAN 101 and 102 .

Statistics
A score of 3, 4 or 5 earns credit for  STAT 201.

U.S. History
A score of 3 or 4 earns credit for  HIST 201 or 202; a score of 5 earns credit for  HIST 201 and 202.

World History
A score of 3 or 4 earns credit for HIST 101 or 102; a score of 5 earns credit for HIST 101 and 102.


* With scores of 3 or 4 on both the English Language and English Literature exams or a score of 3 on one and 4 on the other, credit will be awarded for ENGL 101 and 102.