About Advanced Placement credit

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. 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 Catalog. Students must request that the College Board send all test results to Wofford College in order to be considered for AP credit. NOTE: The maximum number of hours the college will accept in all forms (AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, CLEP, etc) for incoming first-year students is 24 hours.

Discipline AP Test Score Course Equivalent Hours General Education Requirement
Art Studio-Art 2-D Design 4 Art 250 3 Fulfills general education Fine Arts requirement
Studio-Art 3-D Design 4 Art 260 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 4 Chemistry 123 4 Fulfills the first course of a two course series general education science requirement
Chemistry 5 Chemistry 123, 124 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
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
Computer Science Principles 4 Computer Science 285 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 European History 4 History 286 3 Elective credit hours
European History 5 History 101, 102 6 Fulfills general education History requirement plus 3 elective credit hours
United States History 4 History 285 3 Elective credit hours
United States History 5 History 111, 112 6 Fulfills general education History requirement plus 3 elective credit hours
World History 4 History 287 3 Elective credit hours
World History 5 History 187, 188 6 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 N/A N/A
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 N/A
Physics Physics 1 4 Physics 121 4 Fulfills general education Science requirement
Physics 2 4 Physics 122 4 Fulfills general education Science requirement
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