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Advanced Placement

Learn about earning credit at UMGC with advanced placement test scores.

Advanced placement credit may be granted to students who enter UMGC directly from a secondary school based on scores from College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

These examinations are normally administered to eligible high school seniors during the May that precedes matriculation into college. A student intending to transfer AP credit that was awarded at another college or similar institution must have a transcript of those scores sent directly to UMGC from the College Board. When the scores have been received, an evaluator will determine whether they meet the standards established at UMGC for granting AP credit and how much credit may be awarded.

Requesting Your Scores

Each school and location is assigned a numeric code. It is important to use the appropriate code number when requesting copies of your test scores. To request a transcript for an Advanced Placement exam, use code 0551. Students are advised to contact Advanced Placement before requesting transcripts. Some require payment of a processing fee to be included with the request.

AP Exams & UMGC Course Equivalents

Examination Name Course Equivalents Score Required Number of Credits
AP 2D Art & Design ARTT Elective 3, 4, 5 3 LL
AP 3D Art & Design ARTT Elective 3, 4, 5 3 LL
AP Art History ARTH Elective 3, 4, 5 6 LL
AP Biology
(4 Credits, BIOL 103) (Satisfies Lecture w/ Lab requirement)
3, 4, 5 4 LL
AP Calculus AB
(4 Credits, MATH 140)
3, 4, 5 4 LL
AP Calculus BC
(4 Credits, MATH 140) and 
(4 Credits, MATH 141)
3, 4, 5 8 LL
AP Chemistry CHEM 103 (Satisfies Lecture w/ Lab requirement) 3 4 LL
AP Chemistry CHEM 103 and CHEM Elective (Satisfies Lecture w/ Lab requirement) 4, 5 8 LL
AP Chinese Language and Culture
(3 Credits, CHIN 114),
(3 Credits, CHIN 115), and CHIN Elective
3 8 LL
AP Chinese Language and Culture
(3 Credits, CHIN 114),
(3 Credits, CHIN 115), and CHIN Elective
4 12 LL
AP Chinese Language and Culture
(3 Credits, CHIN 114),
(3 Credits, CHIN 115), and CHIN Elective
5 16 LL
AP Comparative Government and Politics
(3 Credits, GVPT 280)
3, 4, 5 3 LL
AP Computer Science A
(3 Credits, CMIS 141)
3, 4, 5 4 LL
AP Computer Science Principles
(3 Credits, CMIS 102)
3, 4, 5 3 LL
AP Drawing
(3 Credits, ARTT 110)
3, 4, 5 3 LL
AP English Language and Composition
(3 Credits, WRTG 111) and Elective
3 6 LL
AP English Language and Composition
(3 Credits, WRTG 112) and Elective

4, 5 6 LL
AP English Literature and Composition
(3 Credits, ENGL 102)
3 3 LL
AP English Literature and Composition
(3 Credits, ENGL 102) and 
(3 Credits, ENGL 240)
4, 5 6 LL
AP Environmental Science Science Elective (Satisfies Lecture requirement) 3, 4, 5 3 LL
AP European History
(3 Credits, HIST 141) and 
(3 Credits, HIST 142)
3, 4, 5 6 LL
AP French Language FREN 211 and FREN Elective 3 6 LL
AP French Language FREN 211, FREN 212, and FREN Elective 4 9 LL
AP French Language FREN 211, FREN 212, and FREN Elective 5 12 LL
AP German Language
(3 Credits, GERM 211) and GERM Elective
3 12 LL
AP German Language
(3 Credits, GERM 211),
(3 Credits, GERM 212), and GERM Elective

4 16 LL
AP German Language
(3 Credits, GERM 211),
(3 Credits, GERM 212), and GERM Elective
5 20 LL
AP Human Geography GEOG Elective 3, 4, 5 3 LL
AP Italian Language and Culture ITAL 211 and ITAL Elective 3 6 LL
AP Italian Language and Culture ITAL 211, ITAL 212, and ITAL Elective 4 9 LL
AP Italian Language and Culture ITAL 211, ITAL 212, and ITAL Elective 5 12 LL
AP Japanese Language and Culture
(3 Credits, JAPN 115),
(3 Credits, JAPN 221) and JAPN Elective
3 8 LL
AP Japanese Language and Culture
(3 Credits, JAPN 115),
(3 Credits, JAPN 221) and JAPN Elective

4 12 LL
AP Japanese Language and Culture
(3 Credits, JAPN 115),
(3 Credits, JAPN 221) and JAPN Elective

5 16 LL
AP Latin LATN elective 3 6 LL
AP Latin LATN elective 4 9 LL
AP Latin LATN elective 5 12 LL
AP Macroeconomics
(3 Credits, ECON 201)
3, 4, 5 3 LL
AP Microeconomics
(3 Credits, ECON 203)
3, 4, 5 3 LL
AP Music Theory MUSC Elective 3 3 LL
AP Music Theory MUSC Elective 4,5 6 LL
AP Physics 1 PHYS 111 and PHYS Lab (Satisfies Lecture w/ Lab requirement) 3, 4, 5 4 LL
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based PHYS 112 and PHYS Lab (Satisfies Lecture w/ Lab requirement) 3, 4, 5 4 LL
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 122 (Satisfies Lecture w/ Lab requirement) 3, 4, 5 4 LL
AP Physics C: Mechanics PHYS 121 (Satisfies Lecture w/ Lab requirement) 3, 4, 5 4 LL
AP Psychology
(3 Credits, PSYC 100)
3, 4 ,5 3 LL
AP Research
(3 Credits, WRTG 391)
3, 4, 5 3 LL
AP Seminar Elective 3 3 LL
AP Seminar Elective 4,5 6 LL
AP Spanish Language and Culture
(3 Credits, SPAN 211) and 
(3 Credits, SPAN 212)

3 6 LL
AP Spanish Language and Culture
(3 Credits, SPAN 211),
(3 Credits, SPAN 212), and SPAN Elective

4 9 LL
AP Spanish Language and Culture
(3 Credits, SPAN 211),
(3 Credits, SPAN 212), and SPAN Elective

5 12 LL
AP Spanish Literature and Culture SPAN Elective and HUMN Elective 3 9 LL
AP Spanish Literature and Culture SPAN Elective and HUMN Elective 4 12 LL
AP Spanish Literature and Culture SPAN Elective and HUMN Elective 5 12 LL & 3 UL
AP Statistics
(3 Credits, STAT 200)
3, 4 ,5 3 LL
AP United States Government and Politics
(3 Credits, GVPT 170)
3, 4 ,5 3 LL
AP United States History
(3 Credits, HIST 156) and 
(3 Credits, HIST 157)
3, 4, 5 6 LL
AP World History
(3 Credits, HIST 115) and 
(3 Credits, HIST 116)

3, 4, 5 6 LL

UMGC is not responsible for determining students' prior knowledge or preparation for these exams. Approval to take exams does not guarantee award of credit. Other conditions, such as the appropriate score, must be satisfied. All estimates are based on current exams. If you have taken any exams in earlier years, please contact your advisor for more information about scores and equivalencies. All information on credit by exam is subject to change without notice.

 

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