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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 Minimum Score Credit Given Equivalent Calvin Course
American Government & Politics 4 3 sem. hrs. Political Science 101
American History 4 4 sem. hrs. History 229
Biology  4 4 sem. hrs. Biology 111
Chemistry 4 4 sem hrs Chemistry 103
Chemistry 5 8 sem hrs Chemistry 103 & 104
Chinese Language/Culture 3 4 sem. hrs. Chinese 102
Chinese Language/Culture 4 8 sem. hrs. Chinese 201 & 202
Comparative Politics 4 3 sem. hrs. Political Science 275
Computer Science A 3 4 sem. hrs. Computer Science 108 
Computer Science: Principles 3 1 sem. hr. IDIS 110 (Info Technology)
Economics - Macro 3 3 sem. hrs. Economics 222
Economics - Micro 3 3 sem. hrs. Economics 221
English Lang and Comp 4 3 sem. hrs. English 101
English Lang and Comp 5 6 sem. hrs. English 101 & English 261
English Lit and Comp 4 3 sem. hrs. English Elective*
English Lit and Comp 5 6 sem. hrs. English 101 & English Elective*
Environmental Studies  4 3 sem. hrs. Envi. Studies 210 / Geog. 210
European History 4 4 sem. hrs. History 152
French Language 3 4 sem. hrs. French 202
French Language  4 3 or 6 s. hrs. French 301 or 302**
French Language 5 6 sem. hrs. French 301 & 302
French Literature 3 4 sem. hrs. French 202
French Literature 4 3 or 6 s. hrs. French 301 or 302**
French Literature 5 6 sem. hrs. French 301 & 302
German Language 3 4 sem. hrs. German 123
German Language 4 8 sem. hrs. German 201 & 202
History of Art 3 4 sem. hrs. Art Core credit 
Human Geography 4 3 sem. hrs. Geography 200
Japanese Language/Culture 3 4 sem. hrs. Japanese 102
Japanese Language/Culture 4 8 sem. hrs. Japanese 201 & 202
Latin - Catullus-Horace 3 4 sem. hrs. Latin 201
Latin - Catullus-Horace 4 8 sem. hrs. Latin 201 & 202
Latin - Virgil 3 4 sem. hrs. Latin 201
Latin - Virgil 4 8 sem. hrs. Latin 201 & 202
Mathematics - Calculus AB  3 4 sem. hrs. Math 171 (Calculus I)
Mathematics - Calculus BC   3 4 sem. hrs. Math 171 (Calculus I)
Mathematics - Calculus BC   4 8 sem. hrs. Math 171 & 172 (Calc I & II)
Mathematics - Statistics 4 4 sem. hrs. Math 143
Music Listening & Literature 3 3 sem. hrs. Music 103
Music Theory 3 4 sem. hrs. Music 108
Physics B 4 4 sem. hrs. Physics 221
Physics C: Electricity & Magn  4 4 sem. hrs. Physics 235
Physics C: Mechanics 4 4 sem. hrs. Physics 133
Physics 1 (starting in 2014) 4 4 sem. hrs. Physics 221
Physics 2 (starting in 2014) 4 4 sem. hrs. Physics 222
Psychology 3 3 sem. hrs. Psychology 151
Spanish Language 3 4 sem. hrs. Spanish 202
Spanish Language 4 7 sem. hrs. Spanish 202 & 301
Spanish Language 5 6 sem. hrs. Spanish 301 & 302
Spanish Literature 4 3 sem. hrs. Spanish Elective
Stu Art: Draw, 2-D, 3-D design 3 3 sem. hrs. Art Studio 250
World History 4 4 sem. hrs. History 152

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

**Requires interview with French professor.