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Transfer Information: Advanced Placement AP logo

At the time of admission, students may submit scores from an Advanced Placement (AP) examination conducted by the College Board. While the minimum acceptable score is 3 or 4 depending on the exam, the amount of credit awarded for higher scores varies. Students may not receive both AP credit and a high school exemption for the same core requirement. A maximum of 32 semester hours may be obtained through the transfer of non-classroom-based credit.

AP Examination Title
Min Score
Equivalent Calvin Course
Credit Given
Art History
3
Arts Core credit  4 sem. hrs.
Biology 
4
Biology 111 4 sem. hrs.
Calculus AB (or AB subscore)
3
Math 171 (Calculus I) 4 sem. hrs.
Calculus BC  
3
Math 171 (Calculus I) 4 sem. hrs.
Calculus BC  
4
Math 171 & 172 (Calc I & II) 8 sem. hrs.
Chemistry
4
Chemistry 103 4 sem hrs
Chemistry
5
Chemistry 103 & 104 8 sem hrs
Chinese Language/Culture
3
Chinese 102 4 sem. hrs.
Chinese Language/Culture
4
Chinese 201 & 202 8 sem. hrs.
Comparative Government & Politics
4
Political Science 275 3 sem. hrs.
Computer Science A
3
Computer Science 108  4 sem. hrs.
Computer Science: Principles
3
IDIS 110 (Info Technology) 1 sem. hr.
English Language and Comp
4
English 101 3 sem. hrs.
English Language and Comp
5
English 101 & English 261 6 sem. hrs.
English Literature and Comp
4
English Elective* 3 sem. hrs.
English Literature and Comp
5
English 101 & English Elective* 6 sem. hrs.
Environmental Science
4
Environmental Studies 210 3 sem. hrs.
European History
4
History 152 4 sem. hrs.
French Language and Culture
3
French 202 4 sem. hrs.
French Language and Culture
4
French 301 or 302** 3 or 6 s. hrs.
French Language and Culture
5
French 301 & 302 6 sem. hrs.
French Literature
3
French 202 4 sem. hrs.
French Literature
4
French 301 or 302** 3 or 6 s. hrs.
French Literature
5
French 301 & 302 6 sem. hrs.
German Language and Culture
3
German 123 4 sem. hrs.
German Language and Culture
4
German 201 & 202 8 sem. hrs.
Human Geography
4
Geography 200 3 sem. hrs.
Japanese Language and Culture
3
Japanese 102 4 sem. hrs.
Japanese Language and Culture
4
Japanese 201 & 202 8 sem. hrs.
Latin: Catullus-Horace
3
Latin 201 4 sem. hrs.
Latin: Catullus-Horace
4
Latin 201 & 202 8 sem. hrs.
Latin: Virgil
3
Latin 201 4 sem. hrs.
Latin: Virgil
4
Latin 201 & 202 8 sem. hrs.
Macroeconomics
3
Economics 222 3 sem. hrs.
Microeconomics
3
Economics 221 3 sem. hrs.
Music Listening & Lit (or subscore)
3
Music 103 3 sem. hrs.
Music Theory
3
Music 108 4 sem. hrs.
Physics 1
4
Physics 221 (General Phys I) 4 sem. hrs.
Physics 2
4
Physics 222 (General Phys II) 4 sem. hrs.
Physics B
4
Physics 221 4 sem. hrs.
Physics C: Electricity & Magn 
4
Physics 235 4 sem. hrs.
Physics C: Mechanics
4
Physics 133 4 sem. hrs.
Psychology
3
Psychology 151 3 sem. hrs.
Spanish Language
3
Spanish 202 4 sem. hrs.
Spanish Language
4
Spanish 202 & 301 7 sem. hrs.
Spanish Language
5
Spanish 301 & 302 6 sem. hrs.
Spanish Literature
4
Spanish Elective 3 sem. hrs.
Statistics
4
Math 143 4 sem. hrs.
Studio Art: Draw, 2-D, 3-D design
3
Art Studio 250 3 sem. hrs.
United States Government & Politics
4
Political Science 101 3 sem. hrs.
United States History
4
History 229 4 sem. hrs.
World History
4
History 152 4 sem. hrs.

*The English Elective contributes 3 semester hours of credit but does not fill any specific core requirement.

**Requires interview with French professor.