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AP Credit Overview | AP Credit Reference Table

Reference Table for AP Credit Accepted at Princeton

Academic Year 2014-15-Provisional for the Class of 2018


Subject area Minimum score [1] Units of AP Princeton course(s) replaced May not take and
use AP credit [2]
Recommended placement

Foreign Languages [3]

French AP 5 / FR SAT ST 760 2 French 101, 102, 107 Any 100-level French course 200-level French course
German AP 5 / GM SAT ST 760 2 German 101, 102, 105, 107 Any 100-level German course 200-level German course
Hebrew MH SAT ST 760 2 Hebrew 101, 102, 105, 107 Any 100-level Hebrew course 300-level Hebrew course
Italian AP 5/ IT SAT ST 760 2 Italian 101, 102, 107 Any 100-level Italian course 200-level Italian course
Latin AP 5 / LT SAT ST 760 2 Latin 101, 102, 105, 108 Any 100-level Latin course 200-level Latin course
Spanish AP 5/ SP SAT ST 760 2 Spanish 101, 102, 107 Any 100-level Spanish course 200-level Spanish course

Historical Analysis [4]

History, European AP 4 1 no equivalent course not applicable Departmental permission needed to enroll in courses closed to freshmen
History, U.S. AP 4 1 no equivalent course not applicable  
History, World AP 4 1 no equivalent course not applicable  

Literature and the Arts

Art History AP 5 1 no equivalent course not applicable Any 200- or 300-level art course open to freshmen
English [5] AP 5/EN or ES SAT ST 800 1 no equivalent course not applicable English 200, 201, 202, 203, 205

Quantitative Reasoning

Mathematics (Calculus) AP 5 on AB exam 1 Math 103 Math 103 Math 104/Math175*
  AP 4 on BC exam 1 Math 103 Math 103 Math 104/Math 175*
  AP 5 on BC exam 2 Math-103-104 Math 103-104 Math 201
  AP 5 on BC exam and MSAT 750 2 Math 103-104 Math 103-104 Math 203/Math 201*
  AP 5 on BC exam and MSAT 750  and potential Math major 2 Math 103-104 Math 103-104 Math 215/Math 214*

Science and Technology

Biology
(EEB or MOL)
AP 5 2 MOL 101 and
EEB/MOL 211 for non-EEB majors only

Any 100- or 200-level EEB or MOL course (except MOL 205 or EEB 255)ISC/CHM/COS/MOL/PHY 231-232 

MOL/EEB 214/215 for MOL majors (forfeit one unit of AP); EEB 211 for EEB majors (forfeit two units of AP)
Chemistry AP 4 1 Chemistry 201/207 Chemistry 201/207, ISC/CHM/COS/MOL/PHY 231-232 Chemistry 215
  AP 5 2 Chemistry 201/207-202 Any 100- or 200-level chemistry course, ISC/CHM/COS/MOL/PHY 231-234 Chemistry 303
Physics AP 5 on Parts I and II of Physics C 2 Physics 103-104 Any 100-level physics course, ISC/CHM/COS/MOL/PHY 231-234; EGR/MAT/PHY 191-192 Physics 103H; consult AP officer
  (For AB students only) AP 4 on Parts I and II of Physics C or AP 5 on Physics B 2 Physics 101-102 Any 100-level physics course, ISC/CHM/COS/MOL/PHY 231-234; EGR/MAT/PHY 191-192

Physics 103 or consult AP officer


Social Analysis

Economics AP 5 in Macroeconomics 1 Economics 101 Economics 101 Economics 100
  AP 5 in Microeconomics 1 Economics 100 Economics 100 Economics 101
  AP 5 in  Macro and Micro 2 Economics 100 and 101 Economics 100 and 101 See placement officer
  AP 5 in Statistics 0 Economics 202 not applicable

Notes

1. Also, a score 7 on the IB (higher level) or a grade of A on the completed British A-level is considered the equivalent of a score of 5 on the AP test in most subjects; a score of 6 on the IB (higher level) or a grade of B on the completed British A-level is considered the equivalent of a score of 4 on the AP test.

2. Students will forfeit the use of one or two units of AP credit, depending on whether they take one or two courses for which they were granted AP credit. In foreign languages, students who enroll in a 100-level course forfeit the use of both units of AP.

3. Only two units of AP in each foreign language will be granted, regardless of how many Princeton courses the AP replaces.

4. A maximum of two units of AP in history will be granted: i.e., students attaining a score of 4 on all three exams will be awarded two units of AP.

5. AP credit is not awarded for the International English Language AP exam.

*See department recommendation at www.math.princeton.edu/undergraduate and/or consult placement officer; Math 175 not permitted for B.S.E. students.