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Early College Experiences for High School Students

Advanced Placement

The College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program provides participating high schools the opportunity to offer college-level coursework to students in a variety of subject areas. Upon completion of an AP course, the high school student may take an AP examination. AP scores range from 1 to 5 points. AP scores of 3, 4, and 5 are commonly acceptable as the equivalent of college- level course work.

North Shore Community College awards academic credit for AP Exams as outlined below:

2015 AP Score Conversion Table
Scores are considered equivalent to a performance level of C in the applicable course. Acceptable scores are determined by NSCC faculty evaluation.
Art HistoryART10233
Biology1BIO101, BIO102833
Calculus ABMAT 25143
Calculus BCMAT 251, MAT 252833
Chemistry1CHE101 & CHE102 or CHE103 & CHE1042833
Computer Science ACPS 101 (Java 1)44
Computer ScienceAB CPS 101 (Java 1)44
English Language & CompositionCMP 10133
English Literature & CompositionCMP 10433
Environmental ScienceGEO 10833
European HistoryHIS 13433
French LanguageFRE 101, FRE 102633
Govt. & Politics: U.S.GOV 10234
Human GeographyGEO11633
Physics 1PHY 10143
Physics 2PHY 101, PHY 102834
Physics C: MechanicsPHY 20143
Physics C: MechanicsPHY 201, 2028344
PsychologyPSY 10233
Spanish LanguageSPN 101,102633
Spanish LiteratureSPN 101,102633
StatisticsMAT 14333
U.S. HistoryHIS 103, HIS 104633
World HistoryHIS131, HIS132633

1 - Advanced Placement science exam scores are valid for 5 years from the date of testing.

2 - See an academic advisor to determine which chemistry is appropriate for your degree program.

3 - If a student receives a passing score on any AP examination which is equivalent to two or more courses, it is possible to transcript one course if this is the only course the student needs.

4 - Plus successful completion of departmental mini-exam.

For more information on Examination Credit, please visit the Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing

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