Advanced Placement (AP)

NC State only grants course credit for the AP tests and scores indicated in the following chart. These policies are subject to change as NC State conducts periodic reviews of all placement and credit policies. Students with specific questions about course credit should contact their academic advisor or academic department. For information about use of AP scores for placement purposes, please refer to our Placement Information Page.

  Test Title Score Credit
07 US History 3,4 3 hours for HI 252
5 6 hours for HI 251 & 252
13 History of Art 3, 4, 5 3 hours elective credit in humanities or fine arts, depending upon curriculum
14 Art: Studio Art—Drawing Portfolio 3, 4, 5 3 hours elective credit, pending portfolio review by department of Art and Design in College of Design
15 Art: Studio Art—2-D Design 3, 4, 5 3 hours elective credit, pending portfolio review by department of Art and Design in College of Design
16 Art: Studio Art—3-D Design 3, 4, 5 3 hours elective credit, pending portfolio review by department of Art and Design in College of Design
20 Biology 4, 5 8 hours for BIO 181/181L and BIO 183/183L
25 Chemistry 3 4 hours for CH 101 and CH 102
4, 5 8 hours for CH 101, CH 102, CH 201, CH 202
28 Chinese No Credit Offered
31 Computer Science A 4, 5 3 hours for CSC 116
33 Computer Science AB 3, 4, 5 3 hours for CSC 116
34 Economics: Microeconomics 3, 4, 5 3 hours for EC 201
35 Economics: Macroeconomics 3, 4, 5 3 hours for EC 202
36 English Language & Composition 4 Eligible to submit portfolio to apply for ENG 101 credit. See the First Year Writing Program website for guidelines for submitting writing portfolios.
5 4 hours for ENG 101
37 English Literature & Composition 5 3 hours for ENG 208
40 Environmental Science 3 4 hours for MEA 100
4,5 3 hours for ES 100 or 4 hours for MEA 100, depending on major
43 European History 3,4 3 hours for HI 205
5 6 hours for HI 208 and HI 209
48 French Language 4 Placement into FLF 202. Upon completion of FLF 202 with a grade of C- or better on the first attempt, students receive 3 hours credit for FLF 201.
5 6 hours for FLF 201 and FLF 202 upon completion of a 300-level course with a grade of C- or better
51 French Literature 4 Placement into FLF 202. Upon completion of FLF 202 with a grade of C- or better on the first attempt, students receive 3 hours credit for FLF 201.
5 6 hours for FLF 201 & 202 upon completion of a 300-level course with a C- or better
53 Human Geography 3,4,5 3 hours for GEO 200
55 German Language 4 Placement into FLG 202. Upon completion of FLG 202 with a grade of C- or better on the first attempt, students receive 3 hours credit for FLG 201.
5 6 hours for FLG 201 and FLG 202 upon completion of a 300-level course with a grade of C- or better
57 Government & Politics: United States 3, 4, 5 3 hours for PS 201
58 Government & Politics: Comparative 3, 4, 5 3 hours for PS 241
59 International English Language
(APIEL)
3, 4, 5 Demonstrates English proficiency for admissions purposes for students whose native language is not English. The APIEL will be accepted in lieu of TOEFL scores.
60 Latin: Vergil 4 Placement into LAT 202. Upon completion of LAT 202 with a grade of C- or better on first attempt, students receive 3 hours credit for LAT 201.
5 6 hours credit for LAT 201 and LAT 202 upon completion of a 300-level course with a grade of C- or better
61 Latin: Literature 4 Placement into LAT 202. Upon completion of LAT 202 with a grade of C- or better on first attempt, students receive 3 hours credit for LAT 201.
5 6 hours credit for LAT 201 and LAT 202 upon completion of a 300-level course with a grade of C- or better
66 Math: Calculus AB 3 Placement in MA 241 or 231, depending upon curriculum. Upon completion of this course with a C- or better on the first attempt, 4 hours credit will be awarded for MA 141, or 3 hours for MA 131, depending on curriculum
4, 5 4 hours credit for MA 141 or 3 hours credit for MA 131
68 Math: Calculus BC 2 Placement in MA 241 or 231, depending upon curriculum. Upon completion of this course with a C- or better on the first attempt, 4 hours credit will be awarded for MA 141 or 3 hours credit for MA 131, depending upon curriculum
3 4 hours credit for MA 141, then:OPTION 1: Placement into MA 241OPTION 2: Placement into MA 242. Upon completion of MA 242 with a grade of C- or better, students will receive 4 hours credit for MA 241.
4, 5 8 hours for MA 141 and 241 or 7 hours for MA 131 & 231, depending on curriculum
76 Music Theory: Aural Subscore 4, 5 1 hour MUS 104
77 Music Theory: Non-Aural Subscore 4, 5 3 hours for MUS 103
78 Physics B 3, 4, 5 4 hours for PY 205 upon completion of PY 208 with a C- or better OR 8 hours for PY 211 and 212, depending on curriculum
80 Physics C: Mechanics 3, 4, 5  4 hours for PY 205
82 Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 3, 4, 5 4 hours for PY 208
85 Psychology 3, 4, 5 3 hours for PSY 200
87 Spanish Language 4 Placement into FLS 202. Upon completion of FLS 202 with a grade of C- or better on the first attempt, students will receive 3 hours credit for FLS 201.
5 6 hours for FLS 201 and FLS 202 upon completion of a 300-level course with a grade of C- or better
89 Spanish Literature 4 Placement into FLS 202. Upon completion of FLS 202 with a grade of C- or better on the first attempt, students will receive 3 hours credit for FLS 201.
5 6 hours for FLS 201 and FLS 202 upon completion of a 300-level course with a grade of C- or better
90 Statistics 3, 4, 5 3 hours for ST 301 upon completion of ST 302 with a grade of C- or better; or 3 hours for ST 311 for non-statistics majors
93 World History 3, 4 3 hours for HI 233
5 6 hours for HI 205 and HI 233