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Undergraduate Admissions

AP Credit and Credit by Examination

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Did you know that not all credits have to be done in a classroom?

Credit by examinations are becoming popular among high school, military, distance education, and adult students.

AP Credit

Wright State University Academic Policy on Advanced Placement (AP)

Wright State University follows the Ohio Board of Regents Advanced Placement (AP) policy governing the application of transfer credit for a score of 3 on AP examinations. Course equivalencies for this score have been identified by individual academic departments in accordance with the guidelines in the statewide policy.

Individual academic departments have determined the equivalent courses for which credit will be granted for scores of 4 and 5.

Download the AP Credit Equivalency Table (PDF).

Subject Area Score* Credit** Course Equivalent
Art History 3 3 ART 2140 Visual Art in Western Culture
Biology 3 4 Ohio Transfer Module Natural Science
  4 4

BIO 1150

  5 8

BIO 1120 & BIO 1150
 

Calculus AB 3 4 MTH 2300 - Calculus I
Calculus BC 3 8 MTH 2300 & 2310 - Calculus I, II
Capstone Research  3, 4, or 5 3 General Elective
Capstone Seminar 3, 4, or 5 3 General Elective
Chemistry 3 5 CHM 1210/1210L - General Chemistry I
  4 5 CHM 1210/1210L - General Chemistry I
  5 10 CHM 1210,1210L,1220,1220L
Chinese Lang & Culture 3 6 CHI 1010 & 1020
  4 or 5 12 CHI 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Comparative Government & Politics 3 3 PLS 3020
Computer Science A 3 4 CS 1160
  4 or 5 4 CS 1180 
Computer Science Principles 3, 4, or 5 4 CS 1150 — Introduction to Computer Science
English Language and Composition 3 or 4 3 ENG 1100 - Academic Writing & Reading
  5 6 ENG 1100, 2100
  3 or 4 3 ENG 1100 - Academic Writing & Reading
  5 6 ENG 1100, 2040 - Comp I & Great Books
If both English Language & Comp and English Lit & Comp
tests are taken
3 or 4
on both tests
6 ENG 1100, Ohio Transfer Module Arts & Humanities
If both English Language & Comp and English Lit & Comp
tests are taken
5 on both
tests
9 ENG 1100, ENG 2100, and Ohio Transfer Module Arts & Humanities
Environmental Science 3 3 Ohio Transfer Module Natural Science
European History 3 3 HST 1200
French Language 3 6 FR 1010, 1020
  4 or 5 12 FR 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
German Language 3 6 GER 1010, 1020
  4 or 5 12 GER 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Human Geography 3 3 GEO 2200 — Principles of Cultural Geography
Italian Lang & Culture 3 6 ITA 1010, 1020
  4 or 5 12 ITA 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Japanese Lang & Culture 3 6 JPN 1010, 1020
  4 or 5 12 JPN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Latin 3 6 LAT 1010, 1020
Macroeconomics 3 3 EC 2050 - Macroeconomics 
Microeconomics 3 3 EC 2040 - Microeconomics 
Music Theory 3 3 MUS 1010 - Music Theory
  4 or 5 4 MUS 1010, 1510 - Music Theory & Singing
Physics 1 3 5 PHY 1110 & 1110L
Physics 2 3 5 PHY 1120 & 1120L
Physics C: Elect & Magn 3 5 PHY 2410 &2410L
Physics C: Mechanics 3 5 PHY 2400 &2400L
Psychology 3 3 PSY 1010
Spanish Language 3 6 SPN 1010, 1020
  4 or 5 12 SPN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Spanish Literature 3 9 SPN 1010, 1020, 2010
  4 or 5 12 SPN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020 3110, 3210 (meets 1 IW in the major)
Statistics 3 4 STT 2640
Studio Art: Drawing 3 3 ART - Art/General Elective; student can submit portfolio
  4 or 5 3 ART 2060
Studio Art: 2-D Design 3 3 ART - Art/General Elective; student can submit portfolio
  4 or 5 3 ART 2090
Studio Art: 3-D Design 3 3 ART - Art/General Elective; student can submit portfolio
  4 or 5 3 ART 2080
U.S. Government & Politics 3 3 PLS 2120 - American National Government Or Ohio Transfer Module Political Science
US History 3 6 HST 2110, 2120 - American Civilization
(Substitutes for Gen Ed History)
World History 3 6 Ohio Transfer Module Social and Behavioral Sciences

*Scale of Advanced Placement: low of (1) to a high of (5)

**Credit hours awarded at Wright State University

Wright State University follows the Ohio Department of Higher Education Advanced Placement (AP) policy governing the application of transfer credit for a score of 3 on AP examinations. Course equivalencies for this score have been identified by individual academic departments in accordance with the guidelines in the statewide policy.

Individual academic departments have determined the equivalent courses for which credit will be granted for scores of 4 and 5.

The above course equivalencies and credit hours will be awarded only to students whose AP scores have not already been evaluated at Wright State. Course equivalencies and credit hours are subject to change without notice and will be granted in accordance with those current when AP scores are evaluated.

Policy Updated 04/15/2020


Credit by Examination

Wright State also offers additional option for credit by examination. Wright State awards college credit based on five exams:

*Important Tip: Discuss your options with your advisor before signing up for any exams.