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: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org. 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.

2017-18 Benedictine University AP Credit Awards

Benedictine University accepts Advanced Placement (AP) exams for potential course credit under the External Credit policy. Students entering Benedictine University Fall 2017 will be eligible for credit for their AP Exams under the following award structure:



AP Exam Score Course Award Credit Hours
AP Research
3 General Elective 3 hours
AP Seminar
3 General Elective 3 hours
Art History 3 FNAR 100 (QCA) 3 hours
Biology 3 QLS (BIOL 1LS) 3 hours
4 or 5 BIOL 197 (QLS) ①  3 hours
Calculus AB 3 MATH 111 3 hours
4 or 5 MATH 210 (QCM) 4 hours
Calculus BC 3 MATH 210 (QCM) 4 hours
4 or 5 MATH 210 + 211 8 hours
Calculus AB subscore 3 MATH 111 3 hours
Chemistry 3 CHEM 101 + 102 (QPS) 4 hours
4 or 5 CHEM 113 + 114 + CHEM 123 + 124 (QPS) 8 hours
Chinese Language & Culture 3 CHIN 101 3 hours
4 CHIN 101 + 102 ③ 6 hours
5 CHIN 101 + 102 + 201 ③ 9 hours
Comparative Government & Politics 3 QPE (PLSC 1PE) 3 hours
4 or 5 PLSC 101 (QPE) ① 3 hours
Computer Science - Principles  2 CMSC 180 (QCM) 3 hours
Computer Science A 3 CMSC 200 (QCM) 3 hours
English Language & Composition 3 WRIT 101 ② 3 hours
English Literature & Composition 3 LITR 150 (QLR) 3 hours
Environmental Science 3 QLS (BIOL 1LS) 3 hours
4 or 5 BIOL 180 (QLS) 3 hours
European History 3 QHT (HIST 1HT) 3 hours
French Literature (ended in 2009) 3 General Elective 3 hours
Human Geography 3 GEOG 106 ① 3 hours
Language & Culture -
French, Italian, German or Japanese
3 MDLG 101 3 hours
4 MDLG 101 + 102  6 hours
5 MDLG 101 + 102 + 201 9 hours
Latin (Prior to 2008 - Vergil) 3 MDLG 101 3 hours
4 or 5 MDLG 101 + 102  6 hours
Latin Literature (ended 2009) 4 MDLG 101 + 102 6 hours
Macroeconomics  3 ECON 101 (QPE) 3 hours
Microeconomics 3 ECON 102 (QPE) 3 hours
Music Theory 3 MUSI 100 (QCA) 3 hours
Physics 1 3 PHYS 101 (QPS) 3 hours
4 or 5 PHYS 113 + 114 (QPS) 4 hours
Physics 2 3 100 level PHYS elective (QPS) 3 hours
4 or 5 PHYS 118 + PHYS 119 (QPS) 4 hours
Physics B (discontinued) 3 PHYS 113 + PHYS 118 (QPS) 6 hours
Physics C (E & M) 3 100 level PHYS elective (QPS) 3 hours
4 or 5 PHYS 212 + 206 (QPS) 4 hours
Physics C (Mechanics) 3 PHYS 101 (QPS) or 100 level PHYS elective 3 hours
4 or 5 PHYS 211 + 205 (QPS) 4 hours
Psychology  3 PSYC 100 (QIO) 3 hours
Spanish Language & Culture 3 SPAN 101 3 hours
4 SPAN 101 + 102 ③  6 hours
5SPAN 101 + 102 + 201 ③ 9 hours
Spanish Literature & Culture
4 or 5 SPAN 291 3 hours
Statistics 
3 MATH 150 (QCM)
3 hours
Studio Art: 2D Design 3 QCA (FNAR 1CA) 3 hours

4 or 5 FNAR 101 (QCA) 3 hours
Studio Art: 3D Design 3 QCA (FNAR 1CA) 3 hours
4 or 5FNAR 110 (QCA) 3 hours
Studio Art: Drawing QCA (FNAR 1CA) 3 hours
Studio Art: Drawing  4 or 5 FNAR 111 (QCA) 3 hours
U.S. Government & Politics 3 QPE (PLSC 1PE) 3 hours
4 or 5 PLSC 102 (QPE) 3 hours
U.S. History 3 QHT (HIST 1HT) 3 hours
World History 3 QHT (HIST 1HT) 3 hours

Official exams scores must be received from College Board for credit consideration. 
AP Credit Awards are part of the External Credit Program at Benedictine University. A maximum of 30 semester credit hours earned through any one or combination of external credit programs may be applied with the approval of the University toward the 120 semester credit hours required for the bachelor’s degree. These credits will not normally satisfy the academic residency requirement. Please consult with the current Academic Catalog for additional information regarding External Credit. Students should consult with an advisor prior to accepting awarded credit. 

①Course does not award GECC Co-curricular designation. An additional co-curricular course is required for graduation.
②Scholars students may receive alternative credit.
③Even if a score qualifies for AP credit in a Foreign Language there may be an alternative way of receiving credit. Students planning to pursue additional foreign language courses (or a major/minor) at Benedictine University should discuss with their advisor or Languages Department before they have any AP, CLEP or IB credit posted.

Students entering Benedictine University prior to Fall 2017-18 will be awarded credit according to the previous AP Credit Award program.  All students are encouraged to connect with an Academic Advisor to discuss options.

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