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AP/CLEP/IB/DSST Equivalencies

Advanced Placement Examinations

College Board recently announces changes to the Advanced Placement (AP) Exam content and formats for spring 2020. Messiah University recognizes the effort that students have already applied in these challenging courses and will award credit for 2020 AP Exams completed with scores of 3 or higher consistent with previous years. Reference chart below.

TEST SCORE CREDITS COURSES
Art, 2-D Design 3, 4, 5 3 ART 100 *
Art, History of 3, 4, 5 3 ELET 100
Art, Studio, Drawing 3, 4, 5 3 ART 103 *
Biology 3, 4 ,5 3 BIOL 106 for NON-Biology Dept majors*
  4, 5 3 BIOL 200 for Biology Dept majors
Calculus AB

3

4, 5

3

4

MATH 107* or MATH 108*

MATH 111*

Calculus BC

3(AB=3)

3(AB>3)~

4, 5

3

4

8

MATH 108 *

MATH 111 *

MATH 111, 112*

Chemistry

3

4

5

3

4

8

CHEM 102 or CHEM 103*

CHEM 105*

CHEM 105*, 106

Computer Science A 3, 4, 5 3 CIS 181 *
Computer Science Principles 4,5 3 CIS 180*
Economics, Macro 3, 4, 5 3 ECON 120 *
Economics, Micro 3, 4, 5 3 ECON 220
English Language & Composition 3, 4, 5 3 ELET 100
English Literature& Composition 3, 4, 5 3 ENGL 152*
Environmental Science 3, 4, 5 3 BIOL 106 for NON-Biology Dept Majors*
  4, 5 3 BIOL 200 for Biology Dept Majors
Government & Politics: Comparative 3, 4, 5 3 POLI 213 *
Government & Politics: United States 3, 4, 5 3 POLI 113 *
History, European 3, 4, 5 3 HIST 102 *
History, United States

3

4, 5

3

6

HIST 141 *

HIST 141, 142 *

History, World 3, 4, 5 3 HIST 172*
Human Geography 3, 4, 5 3 GEOG 103*
Languages, Modern

3

4, 5

6

9

CHIN, FREN, GERM, SPAN 101, 102*

CHIN,FREN,GERM,SPAN 201 *

Latin: Vergil or Catullus-Horace

3

4

5

3

6

9

LATN 101 *

LATN 101, 102 *

LATN 101, 102, 201 *

Music: Theory

3, 4

5

4

8

MUTH 101, 107

MUTH 101, 102, 107, 108

Physics 1

3

4

PHYS 201*       

 

Physics 2 3 4 PHYS 202*
Physics C: Mechanics 3, 4, 5 4 PHYS 211*
Physics C: Electronics & Magnetism 3, 4, 5 4 PHYS 212
Psychology 3, 4, 5 3 PSYC 101*
Spanish Literature 4,5 3 SPAN 300
Statistics 3, 4, 5 3 STAT 269* or STAT 281

* May be counted toward QuEST (General Education)
~ Combined with AB score of 4 or 5
A maximum of 32 credits may be earned by all forms of testing which includes AP, CLEP and IB

AP Exams
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
(609) 771-7300
(888) 225-5427
apexams@info.collegeboard.org
as of March 2016