Advanced Placement Credits

If you are currently enrolled in Advanced Placement classes at your high school and are planning on taking the Advanced Placement Exam, you may be eligible to receive college level credit. Please review the Advanced Placement Exams list to determine the score needed to obtain college-level credit and to learn about course equivalency.

To Receive Credit

Benedictine University must receive an official transcript from the Advanced Placement Program. You will then be notified as to the process to have the credit posted on your transcript. You must be registered for classes at Benedictine University. The credit will appear on your transcript. Credit cannot be unposted. A nonrefundable posting fee of $20 per exam will be charged to your account.

For transcripts: Benedictine University college code: 1707

Advanced Placement credit is an external credit program. A maximum of 30 credit hours earned through any one or combination of external credit programs may be applied with the approval of the University toward the 120 credit hours required for the bachelor’s degree. See policy in University Catalog.

Table updated: September 8, 2016

Exam Title Score Required Credit Hours Course Equivalency
AP Research
3 3 General Elective ****
AP Seminar
3 3 General Elective ****
Art History 3 6 FNAR-203, 204 Art History (Ancient – Modern) (QCA)
Biology 4 3 BIOL-197 Principles of Organismal Biology (QLS)
Calculus AB 2 0 Placement into MATH 115 or MATH 170
[No proficiency in Basic Skills math]
Calculus AB 3 0 Placement into MATH 210 or MATH 220 (QCM)
[Proficiency in Basic Skills math]
Calculus AB 4 4 MATH 210 or MATH 220 (QCM)
[Placement into MATH-211 or 224]
Calculus BC 3 8 MATH 210 and MATH 211 (MATH 210 = QCM)
[Placement into MATH-212]
Chemistry 4 6 CHEM 113, 123 General Chemistry I & II (QPS)
Chinese Language and Culture 4 3 CHIN 101 Elementary Mandarin I
Computer Science A 3 4 CMSC 200 (QCM)
Macroeconomics 3 3 ECON 101 Macroeconomics (QPE)
Microeconomics 3 3 ECON 102 Microeconomics (QPE)
English Language/Comp 3 3 WRIT 101 Writing Colloquium***
English Literature/Comp 3 3 WRIT 101 Writing Colloquium ***
European History 3 3 General Elective****
Environmental Science 4 3 ENVS 205** Intro to Environmental Science
French Language 4 6 FREN 101 and 102 Elementary French I & II
French Literature 3 3 General Elective****
German Language 4 6 MDLG 101, MDLG 102
U.S. Government & Politics 3 3 PLSC 102 American Government (QPE)
Comparative Government & Politics 3 3 ANTH/PLSC core elective (QPE)
Human Geography (2001) 3 3 General Elective****
Italian Language and Culture 3 3 MDLG 101
Japanese Language and Culture 3 3 MDLG 101
Latin Literature 4 6 MDLG 101 and 102
Latin: Vergil 4 6 MDLG 101 and 102
Music Theory 3 3 MUSI 101 Theory & Ear Training I
Physics 1 3 3 PHYS 113 College Physics I (QPS)
Physics 2 3 3 PHYS 118 College Physics II (QPS)
Physics C (Mechanics) 4 4 PHYS 211 University Physics I (QPS)
Physics C (E & M) 4 4 PHYS 212 University Physics II (QPS)
Psychology 3 3 PSYC 100 Survey of Psychology (QIO)
Spanish Language 4 6* SPAN 101, 102 Elementary Spanish I & II*
Spanish Literature 3 3 SPAN 291 Topics
Statistics 4 3 MGT 150 Statistics I (QCM)
Studio Art: Drawing 3 3 FNAR 111 Drawing (QCA)
Studio Art: 2D Design 3 3 FNAR 101 Fundamentals of Design (QCA)
Studio Art: 3D Design 3 3 General Elective****
U.S. History 3 6 HIST 111 and 112 American History I & II (QHT)
World History 3 3 General Elective****

* Although you qualify for credit in Benedictine University’s Elementary Spanish I & Elementary Spanish II, you may be interested in an alternative way of receiving credit if you plan on pursuing Spanish courses at Benedictine University. If you take the Spanish Language placement exam and place higher than Spanish 201, you may be able to receive 200-level credit instead of 100-level credit. Please refer to the Spanish program information under for further information, or contact the Department of Languages and Literature at (630) 829-6274. If you do not plan on taking any additional Spanish courses at Benedictine University, credit for SPAN-101 and 102 can be awarded and it is not necessary to contact the Department of Languages and Literature. Please speak to an advisor for further assistance.

** You need to satisfactorily complete both the Biology and Environmental Science exam to receive the ENVS 205 credit. Otherwise, you will receive biological science core elective credit for non-science majors (QLS).

*** Freshmen who test out of WRIT-101 are still required to take WRIT-104, a one-credit-hour course in the Benedictine heritage. Credit is only awarded for one of English Lang/Comp and English Lit/Comp.

**** Not equivalent to a specific course but will count toward the hours needed to graduate.

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