AP Credit and Credit by Examination

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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
Studio Art: Drawing 3 3 ART - Art/General Elective
  4 or 5 3 ART 2060
Studio Art: 2-D Design 3 3 ART - Art/General Elective
  4 or 5 3 ART 2090
Studio Art: 3-D Design 3 3 ART - Art/General Elective
  4 or 5 3 ART 2080
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 or 4 5 CHM 1210/1210L -General Chemistry
  5 10 CHM 1210/1210L
CHM 1220/1220L
Chinese Lang & Culture 3 6 CHI 1010 & 1020
  4 or 5 12 CHI 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Computer Science A 3 4 CS 1160
  4 or 5 4 CS 1180 
Computer Science Principles 3, 4, or 5 4 CS 1150
Microeconomics 3 3 EC 2040 - Microeconomics 
Macroeconomics 3 3 EC 2050 - Macroeconomics 
English Lang & Comp 3 or 4 3 ENG 1100 - Academic Writing & Reading
  5 6 ENG 1100, 2100
English Lit & Comp 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
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
Government & Politics: U.S. 3 3 PLS 2120 - American National Government OR Ohio Transfer Module Political Science
Government & Politics: Comparative 3 3 PLS 3020
European History 3 3 HST 1200
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
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 & Cultr 3 6 JPN 1010, 1020
  4 or 5 12 JPN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Latin 3 6 LAT 1010, 1020
Music Theory 3 3 MUS 1010 - Music Theory
  4 or 5 4 MUS 1010, 1510 - Music Theory & Singing
Physics 1 3 5 PHY 1110 & 1100L
Physics 2 3 5 PHY 1120 & 1120L
Physics C: Mechanics 3 5 PHY 2400 &2400L
Physics C: Elect & Magn 3 5 PHY 2410 &2410L
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
Statistics 3 4 STT 2640

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

**Wright State University semester credit hours.

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

You may request the removal of Advanced Placement Credit.  The Procedure for Requesting the Removal of Advanced Placement Credit form (PDF), should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar no later than the 7th day of the first term of enrollment at Wright State University.  If the request is approved, the Advanced Placement credit cannot be restored at a later time.

Policy Updated 06/30/2016


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.