Advanced Placement Examination (AP)

  • Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of The College Board through which a high school student completes college-level courses that are designated as AP in high schools. A student may earn college credits by demonstrating a specified level of performance on AP examinations. The AP exams, which are scored on a 5-point scale, can be taken by any student who feels prepared by independent study or other preparation as well as by students who complete AP courses. AP Score Reports are sent to the colleges or universities designated on your exam answer sheet. Students who do not designate MSUM on their answer sheet may contact AP Services (see below) to have scores sent to MSUM. The code for MSUM is 6678.

    In accordance with Minnesota State system policy (3.15), a minimum score of three is required to receive credit for the Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. AP exams will be granted the same number of credits as the course they replace. If MSUM does not have an equivalent course, free elective credit may be awarded. Credit earned through AP is not residence credit and may not be used to satisfy residence-credit requirements for graduation. AP credit may be used toward Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum requirements.

    For general information or to order AP score reports contact:
    AP Services

    P.O. Box 6671
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
    Phone: (609) 771-7300 or (888) 225-5427 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada)
    Automated score report request line: (888) 308-0013 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada)
    Email: apexams@info.collegeboard.org
    Web site: www.collegeboard.org

    Please contact the MSUM Registrar's Office at 218.477.2565 for more information on credit awarded for these tests.
     
    ***While every effort is made to keep this information up-to-date, scores and equivalencies may be subject to change.  These are the tests, scores, equivalent courses, and goal areas that are current.

    AP Subject AP Code AP Course Accepted Score Equivalent MSUM Course LASC Goal(s)
    Arts AP13 Art History 3,4,5 Elective GOAL 6
      AP14 Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio 3 ART 101 GOAL 6
      AP14 Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio 4,5 ART 101 & 102  
      AP15 Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio 3,4,5 ART 125  
      AP16 Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio 3,4,5 ART 126  
      AP75 Music Theory 3 MUS 107A + elective  
      AP75 Music Theory 4,5 MUS 107A & MUS 108A + elective  
      AP76 Music Aural Sub score 3 MUS 107B + elective  
      AP76 Music Aural Sub score 4,5 MUS 107B & MUS 108B + elective  
      AP77 Music Non aural Sub score 3,4,5 Elective  
               
    English AP36 English Language & Composition 3 ENGL 101 GOAL 1B
      AP36 English Language & Composition 4,5 ENGL 101 + elective GOAL 1B
      AP37 English Literature & Composition 3 ENGL 101 GOAL 1B
      AP37 English Literature & Composition 4,5 ENGL 101 + elective GOAL 1B
               
    History & Social Sciences AP58 Comparative Govt. & Politics 3,4,5 POL 150 GOAL 5 & 8
      AP43 European History 3,4,5 Elective GOAL 5
      AP53 Human Geography 3,4,5 GEOS 111 GOAL 7
      AP34 Microeconomics 3,4,5 ECON 202 GOAL 5
      AP35 Macroeconomics 3,4,5 ECON 204 GOAL 5
      AP85 Psychology 3 PSY 113 GOAL 5
      AP85 Psychology 4,5 PSY 113 + elective GOAL 5
      AP57 U.S. Government & Politics 3,4,5 POL 120 GOAL 5
      AP07 U.S. History 3 HIST 121 GOAL 5
      AP07 U.S. History 4,5 HIST 121 & HIST 122 GOAL 5
      AP93 World History 3 HIST 104 GOAL 5& 8
      AP93 World History 4,5 HIST 104 & HIST 105 GOAL 5 & 8
               
    Math & Computer Sciences AP66 Calculus AB 3,4,5 MATH 261 GOAL 4
      AP68 Calculus BC 3,4,5 MATH 262 GOAL 4
      AP69 Calculus BC: AB Sub score 3,4,5 MATH 261 GOAL 4
      AP31 Computer Science A 3,4,5 CSIS 152  
      AP32 Computer Science Principles 3,4,5 Elective  
      AP90 Statistics 3,4,5 MATH 234 GOAL 4
               
    Sciences AP20 Biology 3,4 BIOL 104 GOAL 3
      AP20 Biology 5 BIOL 104 & BIOL 109/109L GOAL 3L
      AP25 Chemistry 3 CHEM 150/150L GOAL 3L
      AP25 Chemistry 4,5 CHEM 150/150L & CHEM 210/201L GOAL 3L
      AP40 Environmental Science 3,4,5 Elective GOAL 10
      AP80 Physics C Mechanics 3,4,5 PHYS 160/160L GOAL 3L
      AP82 Physics C Electricity & Magnetism 3,4,5 PHYS 161/161L GOAL 3L
      AP83 Physics 1 3,4,5 PHYS 160/160L GOAL 3L
      AP84 Physics 2 3,4,5 PHYS 161/161L GOAL 3L
               
    World Languages & Cultures AP28 Chinese Language & Culture 3,4,5 Elective GOAL 8
      AP48 French Language & Culture 3,4,5 Elective GOAL 8
      AP55 German Language & Culture 3,4,5 Elective GOAL 8
      AP62 Italian Language & Culture 3,4,5 Elective GOAL 8
      AP64 Japanese Language & Culture 3,4,5 Elective GOAL 8
      AP60 Latin 3,4,5 Elective GOAL 8
      AP87 Spanish Language & Culture 3 SPAN 101 GOAL 8
      AP87 Spanish Language & Culture 4,5 SPAN 101 & SPAN 102 GOAL 8
      AP89 Spanish Literature & Culture 3,4,5 Elective GOAL 8
               
    Capstone Experience AP22 Seminar 3,4,5 Elective  
      AP23 Research 3,4,5 Elective