College Board Advanced Placement

In most cases, students may receive anywhere from three to eight semester hours of credit for each AP examination score of 3 or higher. Students may also become eligible to enter intermediate or advanced courses in a field depending upon their performance on advanced placement tests.

The following is a list of advanced placement examinations for which Western Carolina University may award academic credit.

AP Examination Score Required Hours Granted WCU Course(s) Satisfied
Art History 3 or above 6 ART 136, 137
Art: Studio 3 or above 3 ELECTIVE*
Biology 4 3 One LS:C5 Course
Biology 5 4 BIOL 140
Calculus AB 3 or above 4 MATH 153
Calculus BC 3 or above 8 MATH 153, 255
Chemistry 3 4 CHEM 139
Chemistry 4 or above 8 CHEM 139, 140
Chinese Language & Culture 3 6 CHIN 102, 231
Chinese Langauge & Culture 4 or above 6 CHIN 231, 232
Computer Science A 3 or above 3 CS 150
Computer Science Principles 3 or above 3 CS 130
English Language & Composition 3 or above 3 ENGL 101
English Literature & Composition 3 3 ENGL 101
English Literature & Composition 4 or above 6 ENGL 101, 202
Environmental Science 3 or above 3 ENVH 130
European History 3 or above 6 HIST 221, 222
French Language 3 6 FREN 102, 231
French Language 4 6 FREN 231, 232
French Language 5 6 FREN 232, 301
French Literature 3 3 FREN 310
French Literature 4 or above 3 FREN 331
German Language 3 6 GER 102, 231
German Language 4 6 GER 231, 232
German Language 5 6 GER 232, 301
Government & Politics: United States 3 or above 3 PSC 150
Government & Politics: Comparative 3 or above 3 PSC 110
Human Geography 3 or above 3 One LS:P1 Course
Japanese Language & Culture 3 6 JPN 102, 231
Japanese Language & Culture 4 or above 6 JPN 231, 232
Latin 4 or above 6 ELECTIVE
Macroeconomics 3 or above 3 ECON 232
Microeconomics 3 or above 3 ECON 231
Music Theory 3 or above 4 ELECTIVE
Physics C: Mechanics 3 or above 4 PHYS 230
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3 or above 4 PHYS 231
Physics I 3 or above 4 PHYS 130
Physics II 3 or above 4 PHYS 131
Psychology 4 or above 3 PSY 150
Spanish Language 3 6 SPAN 102, 231
Spanish Language 4 6 SPAN 231, 232
Spanish Language 5 6 SPAN 232, 301
Spanish Literature 3 3 SPAN 310
Spanish Literature 4 or above 3 SPAN 330
Statistics 3 or above 3 MATH 170
United States History 3 or above 6 HIST 131, HIST 132
World History 3 or above 3 LS:P3
      *Portfolio review required
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