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What is the minimum acceptable score for Advanced Placement tests? A score of 4 or higher must be made on each test for the work to transfer to Wofford.  One exception is the Calculus BC test on which a score of 3 or higher must be earned.

How do I know for which tests I'll receive credit? The chart below lists the disciplines and minimum scores accepted for Advanced Placement credit. The course equivalents along with their corresponding credit hours are listed. Please note that the last column denotes general education requirements fulfilled only, it does not address requirements for specific majors, minors, concentrations or other programs. For information regarding specific program requirements and a general summary of all general education requirements, please see the Wofford College Catalogue. Students must request that the College Board send all test results to Wofford College in order to be considered for AP credit.

NOTE: Bolded items apply ONLY for students entering under the 2013-2014 College Catalogue and all subsequent catalogue years.  

Discipline 

AP Test 

Score 

Course Equivalent 

Hours 

General Education Requirement 

Art

 

Studio-Art 2-D Design

4

Art 280

3

Fulfills general education Fine Arts requirement

Studio-Art 3-D Design

4

Art 281

3

Fulfills general education Fine Arts requirement

Studio Art Drawing

4

Art 245

3

Fulfills general education Fine Arts requirement

History of Art

4

Art 201, 202

6

Each fulfills general education Fine Arts requirement

Biology

Biology

4

Biology 101, 102

8

Applies to the general education science requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree and fulfills the general education science requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree (~~)

Chemistry

Chemistry 

Chemistry 123 

Fulfills the first course of a two course series general education science requirement 

Chemistry 

Chemistry 123, 124^ 

Applies to the general education science requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree and fulfills the general education science requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree

Chinese

Chinese Language & Culture

4

Chinese 101, 102

10

Fulfills general education Foreign Language requirement

Chinese Language & Culture

5

Chinese 201, 202

10

Fulfills general education Foreign Language requirement

Computer Science

Computer Science A

4

Computer Science 235

3

Elective credit hours

Economics

Microeconomics

4

Economics 201

3

 

Elective credit hours

Macroeconomics

4

Economics 202

3

Elective credit hours

English

Language and Composition

4

English 101

3

Elective credit hours

Literature and Composition

4

English 102

3

Fulfills general education English requirement

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

4

Environmental Science 110, 111

8

Applies to the general education science requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree and fulfills the general education science requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree

French

Level 3: French Language

4

French 201, 202

6

Fulfills general education Foreign Language requirement

German

Level 3: German Language

4

German 201, 202

6

Fulfills general education Foreign Language requirement

Government

Government and Politics: Comparative

4

Government 286

3

Elective credit hours

Government and Politics: US

4

Government 285

3

Elective credit hours

History

United States History 

History 285

Elective credit hours 

United States History 

History 201, 202 

Elective credit hours 

European History 

History 286 

Elective credit hours 

European History 

History 101, 102 

Fulfills general education History requirement plus 3 elective credit hours 

World History 

History 287 

Elective credit hours 

World History 

History 287, 288 

Elective credit hours 

Human Geography

N/A

N/A

No credit awarded

N/A

N/A

Italian     Italian Language & Culture

4

Italian 201, 202 

6

Fulfills general education Foreign Language requirement

Japanese Japanese Language & Culture

4

Japanese 201, 202

6

Fulfills general education Foreign Language requirement

Latin

Vergil

4

Latin 201, 202

6

Fulfills general education Foreign Language requirement

Latin Literature

4

Latin 301, 302

6

Exemption from general education Foreign Language requirement

Mathematics

Calculus AB

4

Math 181

3

Fulfills general education Mathematics requirement

Calculus AB Subscore

*

See Explanation

 

 

Calculus BC

3

Math 181

3

Fulfills general education Mathematics requirement

Calculus BC

4

Math 181, 182

6

Fulfills general education Mathematics requirement

Statistics

4

Math 140

3

Fulfills general education Mathematics requirement

Music

Music Theory

4

Music 202

3

Fulfills general education Fine Arts requirement

Music Subscore

**

See Explanation

3

 

Physics

Physics B

4

Physics 121, 122

8

Fulfills general education Science requirement

Physics C: Mechanics

4

Physics 121

4

Applies to the general education Science requirement

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

Physics 122

4

Applies to the general education Science requirement

Psychology

Introductory

4

Psychology 110

3

Elective credit hours

Spanish

Spanish Language

4

Spanish 201, 202

6

Fulfills general education Foreign Language requirement

Spanish Literature

4

Spanish 301, 302

6

Exemption from general education Foreign Language requirement


Key: 
^   Students with an AP score of 5 must take the American Chemical Society exam for general chemistry and score in the 70th percentile or greater to receive credit for Chemistry 124.
*   If BC score is below 3, but AB subscore is 4 or 5, 3 hours credit will be awarded for Math 181.
** If Music Theory score is 3 and subscore is 4, 3 hours credit will be awarded for Music 202. 
~~  BIO 101/102 will not apply to the Biology major