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SPSU Home >> Adult Learner >> Prior Learning Assessment >> Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams

Southern Polytechnic State University welcomes students who have pursued accelerated academic course work while in high school or through recognized national standardized programs.

Advanced Placement
Students may receive college credit for courses taken in high school based on their scores on the Advanced Placement Exam. To receive college credit, students must submit an official AP score report and receive the score(s) as follows:

AP exam name
Grade required SPSU equivalent Credit hours awarded
Art-Drawing 3 ARTS 2010 3
Art-History 3 ARTS 2001 3
Biology 3 BIOL 2107K & BIOL 2108K 4
Calculus AB 3 Math 1111, Math 1113, Math 2253 11
Calculus BC 3 Math 1111, Math 1113, Math 2253, Math 2254 15
Chemistry 3 CHEM 1211K & CHEM 1212K 8
Computer Science A 3 CSE 1301C 4
Computer Science AB 3 CSE 1301 & CSE 1302 8
Microeconomics 3 ECON 2106 3
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 2105 3
English Language and Composition 3 ENGL 1101 3
English Language and Composition 5 ENGL 1101 & ENGL 1102 6
English Literature and Composition 3 ENGL 1101 3
English Literature and Comosition 5 ENGL 1101 & ENGL 1102 6
Environmental Science 3 STS 2400 2
European History 3 History Elective Credit 3
French Language and Culture 3 FREN 1001 & FREN 1002 6
French Language and Culture 4 FREN 1001, FREN 1002, FREN 2001 9
French Language and Culture 5 FREN 1001, FREN 1002, FREN 2001, FREN 2002 12
Human Geography 3 GEOG 1101 3
German Language and Culture 3 GRMN 1001, GRMN 1002 6
German Language and Culture 4 GRMN 1001, GRMN 1002, GRMN 2002 9
German Language and Culture 5 GRMN 1001, GRMN 1002, GRMN 2001, GRMN 2002 12
Government and Politics, Comparative 3 POLS 2801 3
Government and Politics, United States 3 POLS 1101* 3
Latin: Vergil 3 Area C-Group 2 Core and FREE ELEC Credit 6
Music Theory 3 ARTS 2903 3
Physics B 4 PHYS 1111K & PHYS 1112K 8
Physics C - Mechanics 4 PHYS 2211K 4
Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism 4 PHYS 2212K 4
Psychology 3 PSYC 1101 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3 SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002 6
Spanish Language and Literature 4 SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002, SPAN 2001 9
Spanish Language and Literature 5 SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002, SPAN 2001, SPAN 2002 12
Statistics 3 IET 2227 or MATH 2260 3
United States History 3 HIST 2111* 3
United States History 5 HIST 2111 & HIST 2112* 6
World History 3 HIST 1111 & HIST 1112 6

*In order to receive credit for HIST 2111, HIST 2112, or POLS 1101 and satisfy the constitution requirement for graduation, the student must also complete HIST 2911 with a grade of "C" or better.

International Baccalaureate program
Students may receive college credit for courses taken in high school based on their scores on the International Baccalaureate Exam. To receive college credit, students must score as follows:

Exam name Grade required SPSU course for which credit is given Credit hours awarded
American History 4 HIST 2111, 2112 6
Biology 4 BIOL 2107K or 2108K 4
Biology 5 BIOL 2107K and 2108K 8
Chemistry 5 CHEM 1211K, 1212K 8
Economics 5 ECON 1101 3
English 4 ENGL 1101 3
Foreign Language (A or B Level) 5 Area C Group 2 (Foreign Language) 3
Mathematics 4 MATH 1111, 1113, and 2253 or 2240 10 or 11
Mathematics 5 MATH 1111, 1113, 2253 or 2240, 2254, and four additional credit hours based on exam content 18 or 19
Physics 5 PHYS [1111K & 1112K] or [PHYS 2211K & 2212K] 8
Psychology 5 Area E, Group 3 3