Advanced Placement (AP)

See how your AP scores translate to Hope credit.

We receive AP scores from the College Board around the beginning of July. When we receive the scores, the corresponding credit will be placed on your record.

You can earn a maximum of 32 credits via AP and IB.

Below is a list of AP exams and how the scores translate to Hope credit.

ap exam score hope college credit awarded general education requirement it fulfills or helps fulfill (attribute)
ART HISTORY 4–5 Art 111 (4 credits) Arts I (FA1)
BIOLOGY 4–5 Biol 106 and Biol 108 (4 credits) Natural Science Lab (NSL)
  Biology majors should enroll in Biol 105 and Biol 107 (4 credits).
CALCULUS AB 4–5 Math 131 (4 credits) Mathematics (MA2)
  You may enroll in Math 132 if you plan further study in calculus.
CALCULUS AB 3 No credit automatically  
  You may enroll in Math 131 or Math 132. If you go straight into Math 132 and earn at least a B grade, you receive credit for Math 131 (4 credits).
Calculus BC 4–5 Math 131 and Math 132 (8 credits) Mathematics (MA2)
  You may enroll in Math 231 if you plan further study in calculus.
Calculus BC 1–3 No credit automatically  
  Use the AB-subscore grade provided by AP and follow the AB policy above for credit and placement.
Chemistry 4–5 Chem 125/127 and Chem 126/128 (8 credits) Natural Science Lab (NSL)
  You may enroll in Chem 221/225 or wait until your second year. Contact the Chemistry Department with questions.
Chemistry 3 Chem 101 (4 credits) Natural Science Lab (NSL)
  Credit does not count toward a chemistry major or minor. If you are continuing in chemistry, you should enroll in Chem 131/132 if your ACT Math score was 30+. Contact the Chemistry Department with questions.
 Computer Science A 4–5 CSCI 225 (4 credits) Natural Science Lab (NSL)
  You may enroll in Csci 112 and Csci 245 if you plan to major in computer science.
COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES 4–5 CSCI 112 (2 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
English Language & Composition;
English Literature & Composition
4–5 Engl 113 (4 credits) Expository Writing (EW)
  You cannot receive credit for more than one exam. If you want to take Engl 113, contact the English Department about receiving literature credit.
Environmental Science 4–5 GEMS 0100 (4 credits) Natural Science Lab (NSL)
European History 4–5 Hist 131 (4 credits) Cultural Heritage II (CH2)
Government & Politics: Comparative 4–5 Pol 151 (4 credits) Social Science I (SS1)
Government & Politics: United States 4–5 Pol 100 (4 credits) Social Science I (SS1)
Human Geography 4–5 GES 0100 (4 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
Languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin or Spanish 5 12 credits in language Second Language (FL2)
LANGUAGES: CHINESE, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, JAPANESE, LATIN or SPANISH 4 8 credits in language Second Language (FL2)
LANGUAGES: CHINESE, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, JAPANESE, LATIN or SPANISH 3 4 credits in language  
Macroeconomics  4–5 Econ 211 (4 credits) Social Science I (SS1)
Microeconomics 4–5 Econ 212 (4 credits)  
Music Theory   No credit automatically  
  See department chairperson; credit may be granted after portfolio review.
Physics 1 4–5 Phys 105 (3 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
  See department chairperson; lab credit (Phys 107, 1 credit) may be granted after lab notebook review.
Physics 2 4–5 Phys 106 (3 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
  See department chairperson; lab credit (Phys 108, 1 credit) may be granted after lab notebook review.
Physics B 4–5 Phys 105 and Phys 106 (6 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
  See department chairperson; lab credit (Phys 106 and Phys 108, 2 credits) may be granted after lab notebook review.
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 4–5 Phys 122 (3 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
  See department chairperson; lab credit (Phys 142, 1 credit) may be granted after lab notebook review.
Physics: Mechanics 4–5 Phys 121 (3 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
  See department chairperson; lab credit (Phys 141, 1 credit) may be granted after lab notebook review.
Psychology 4–5 Psy 100 (3 credits) Social Science II (SS2)
  No lab credit awarded. You can earn 1 lab credit by enrolling in Psy 105.
research 4–5 IDS 0100 (4 credits) General transfer credit
SEMINAR 4–5 IDS 0100 (4 credits) General transfer credit
Statistics 4–5 Math 0110 (3 credits) Mathematics (MA2)
  Credit awarded as general mathematics. Some departments will accept this for their major requirement for statistics. You may not earn credit for both Math 0110 and Math 210.
Studio Art: 2D Design, 3D Design, Drawing   No credit automatically  
  See department chairperson; credit may be granted after portfolio review.
United States History 4–5 Hist 161 (4 credits)  
World History 4–5 Hist 208 (4 credits) Cultural Heritage II (CH2)

 

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