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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. Credit given is noted in number of semester hours.

Multiple exams for one subject will not be given duplicate credit.

See the core pages for more details.

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

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

**Requires interview with French professor.