Table of Acceleration Credit

The table below shows how you gain and lose acceleration credit. In the left column are the criteria for granting acceleration credit based on AP scores. In the middle column are the courses whose successful completion—in freshman year with a grade of B, B+, A–, or A—yields acceleration credit. In the right column are courses resulting in the forfeit of acceleration credit.

Two is the maximum number of acceleration credits that can be earned in any subject.

In general, acceleration credit in a subject is forfeited by completing any course (other than a laboratory) with a lower number than the lowest-numbered course earning acceleration credit in the subject. Courses in this table were offered in 2014–2015 or are expected to be offered in 2015–2016. Except where noted, one acceleration credit is forfeited for each course credit earned in courses listed in the third column.

The University reserves the right to modify this table to reflect current course offerings.

  Acceleration Credit Awarded for AP Scores
Acceleration Credit Awarded for Freshman-Year Courses
Courses Resulting in the Forfeit of Acceleration Credit
Art
None.
 
None.
None.
Biology
None.
1 credit for MCDB 200, 202, 205, 210, or 300.
½ credit each for BIOL 101–104; 1 credit for any MCDB course numbered 100–120.
Chemistry
None.
1 credit for CHEM 167; 2 credits for 174, 175, 185, 220, 230, 252, 332, or 333.
If 2 acceleration credits awarded: 2 lost by CHEM 161, 163, or 165; 1 lost by 167. If 1 awarded: 1 lost by 161, 163, or 165.
Computer Science
None.
1 credit for CPSC 201 or 223; 2 credits for 323.
If 1 acceleration credit awarded: 1 lost by CPSC 112. If 2 awarded: 2 lost by 112, 1 lost by 201 or 223.
Economics
None.
1 credit in microeconomics for ECON 121 or 125; 1 credit in macroeconomics for 122 or 126.
Microeconomics credit lost by ECON 108, 110, or 115; macroeconomics credit lost by 111 or 116.
English
2 credits for 5 on either AP English Lang and Comp or AP English Lit and Comp tests.
1 credit for ENGL 120 or 121; 1 credit for 1 term, 2 credits for 2 terms of ENGL 125, 126, 127, 129, 130, or DRST 001, 002.
ENGL 114, 115.
Foreign Languages
French, German, Latin,
and Spanish only:

2 credits for 4 or 5 on AP test. No additional credit for multiple tests in a single language.

All other languages:
None.

Spanish only:
2 credits for SPAN 060, or for L5 course numbered 220 or higher.

All other languages:
2 credits for a scheduled L5 course.

All languages:
2 acceleration credits lost for L1, L2, L3, L1–L2, or L3–L4 course; 1 lost for L4 course.
History
None.
None.
None.
History of Art
2 credits for 4 or 5 on AP test in Art History.
None.
HSAR 112, 115.
Mathematics
1 credit for 5 on AP Calculus AB test; 1 credit for 4 on Calculus BC test; 2 credits for 5 on BC test.
1 credit for MATH 115, 116, or 118; 2 credits for 120 or higher-numbered course (except 190, 290, and multiple-titled courses).
If 2 acceleration credits awarded: 2 lost by any course numbered MATH 112 or lower; 1 lost by 115, 116, or 118. If 1 awarded: 1 lost by any course numbered 112 or lower.
Music
1 credit for 4 or 5 on AP Music Theory test.
2 credits for MUSI 210, 211, or course numbered 301–311.
MUSI 110, 112, 205.
Physics
1 credit for 4 or 5 on either AP Physics C test, with 5 on AP Calculus AB test or 4 or 5 on Calculus BC test. 2 credits for 4 or 5 on both parts of Physics C test with requisite score on Calculus AB or BC test. No credit for AP Physics B, 1, or 2 tests.
2 credits for PHYS 260, 261, or for course numbered PHYS 400 or higher.
If 1 acceleration credit awarded, 1 lost, and if 2 acceleration credits awarded, 2 lost, by any course numbered PHYS 201 or lower.
Political Science
None.
None.
None.
Psychology
None.
None.
None.
Statistics
None.
None.
None.