Advanced Placement Regulations

2014-2015

Subject/Exam Minimum AP Score College Credit Equivalent course Additional Information
Art History 4 0 ARTH 1100 No major/minor credit; students are exempt from taking ARTH 1100 but must take an additional course to replace 1100.
Biology N/A 0 N/A Scores, in addition to the Biology placement exam, are only used for placement.
Chemistry 4 1* N/A *Must complete one of the following courses with a minimum grade of C-: CHEM 2050, 2100, 2250, 2400, 2510, or 2520. Counts toward major/minor credit; students are exempt from taking CHEM 1109 and do not need to take an additional course to replace CHEM 1109. Credit will not be given if a student places into, or elects to take CHEM 1101, 1102, or 1109. Regardless of AP score, all students must take the placement exam.
Chinese Language and Culture N/A 0 N/A
Computer Science A 5 0 CSCI 1101 Counts toward major/minor; students are exempt from taking CSCI 1101 and do not need to take an additional course to replace CSCI 1101.
Microeconomics 4 1 ECON 1101
Macroeconomics 4 1 ECON 1102
English Literature 4 1* N/A *Must complete an English first-year seminar or literature course (not a creative writing course) with a minimum grade of B-. No major/minor credit.
English Language N/A 0 N/A
Environmental Science 5 1* N/A *Must complete ENVS 2201 with a minimum grade of B-. 1100-level science course requirement waived for the Environmental Studies Coordinate major.
French Language and Culture 4 1* N/A *Must complete FREN 2305 or higher level course with a minimum grade of B-. Credit will not be given if a student places into, or elects to take, a course lower than FREN 2305. Regardless of AP score, all students must take the placement exam. No major/minor credit.
German Language and Culture 4 1* N/A *Must complete a 3000-level GER course with a minimum grade of B-. Regardless of AP score, all students must take the placement exam. No major/minor credit.
U.S. Goverment 4 1* N/A *Must complete a B-level GOV course in the same subfield of AP with a minimum grade of B. If a student has scores for more than one exam, only 1 total credit will be awarded.
Comparative Goverment 4 1* N/A *Must complete a B-level GOV course in the same subfield of AP with a minimum grade of B. If a student has scores for more than one exam, only 1 total credit will be awarded. No major/minor credit.
U.S. History 4 1* N/A *Must complete a HIST 2000 level course or higher with a minimum grade of B. If a student has scores for more than one exam, only 1 total credit will be awarded.
European History 4 1* N/A *Must complete a HIST course with a minimum grade of B. If a student has scores for more than one exam, only 1 total credit will be awarded.
World History N/A 0 N/A
Human Geography N/A 0 N/A
Italian Language and Culture 4 1* N/A *Must complete ITAL 2305 or higher level course with a minimum grade of B-. Credit will not be given if a student places into, or elects to take, a course lower than ITAL 2305. Regardless of AP score, all students must take the placement exam. No major/minor credit.
Japanese Language and Culture N/A 0 N/A
Latin: Virgil 4 1* N/A *Must complete a 3000-level LATN course with a minimum grade of B-. Regardless of AP score, all students must take the placement exam. No major/minor credit.
Calculus AB N/A 0 N/A Scores, in addition to the Mathematics placement exam, are only used for placement.
Calculus BC N/A 0 N/A Scores, in addition to the Mathematics placement exam, are only used for placement.
Statistics N/A 0 N/A Scores, in addition to the Mathematics placement exam, are only used for placement.
Music Theory 4 1* * *Students who received scores of 4 or 5 on the Music AP Exam should take the music placement exam. Placement into MUS 2402 or 2403 results in one credit that is the equivalent of MUS 1401 and counts towards the major. Placement into MUS 1401 results in one credit that is the equivalent of MUS 1051 and does not count towards the major. Placement into MUS 1051 results in no AP credit.
Physics B 4 0* PHYS 1130 Counts toward major; majors are exempt from taking PHYS 1130 and do not need to take an additional course to replace PHYS 1130. Minors are also exempt from taking PHYS 1130 but must take at least four Bowdoin Physics courses.
Physics C: Mechanics 4 1* PHYS 1130 *Must complete PHYS 1140 with a minimum grade of C-. Counts toward major; students are exempt from taking PHYS 1130 and do not need to take an additional course to replace PHYS 1130. Minors are also exempt from taking PHYS 1130 but must take at least four Bowdoin Physics courses.
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism N/A 0 N/A
Psychology 4 0 PSYC 1101 No major/minor credit; students are exempt from taking PSYC 1101 but must take an additional course to replace PSYC 1101.
Spanish Language 4 1* N/A *Must complete SPAN 2305 or higher level course with a minimum grade of B-. If a student has scores for more than one exam, only 1 total credit will be awarded. Credit will not be given if a student places into, or elects to take, a course lower than SPAN 2305. Regardless of AP score, all students must take the placement exam. No major/minor credit.
Spanish Literature 4 1* N/A *Must complete SPAN 2305 or higher level course with a minimum grade of B-. If a student has scores for more than one exam, only 1 total credit will be awarded. Credit will not be given if a student places into, or elects to take, a course lower than SPAN 2305. Regardless of AP score, all students must take the placement exam. No major/minor credit.
Studio Art: 2-D Design 4 1* N/A *Must complete VART 1101, 1201, 1401, 1501, or 1601 with a minimum grade of B-. If a student has scores for more than one exam, only 1 total credit will be awarded. No major/minor credit.
Studio Art: 3-D Design 4 1* N/A *Must complete VART 1101, 1201, 1401, 1501, or 1601 with a minimum grade of B-. If a student has scores for more than one exam, only 1 total credit will be awarded. No major/minor credit.
Studio Art: Drawing 4 1* N/A *Must complete VART 1101, 1201, 1401, 1501, or 1601 with a minimum grade of B-. If a student has scores for more than one exam, only 1 total credit will be awarded. No major/minor credit.