The University encourages students who have completed AP exams to submit their scores for evaluation prior to enrollment. Students are responsible for designating their official AP scores be reported to Oglethorpe University.
The following general guidelines are used when applying credit for AP exams:
- Only test scores of 4 or 5 are recognized for credit; no credit will be given for AP scores of 1, 2, or 3.
- The maximum credit allowed to any student based on AP scores is 32 credit hours.
- Students must get approval from their individual academic advisors to have elective credit earned via AP apply toward meeting any program specific requirements.
This chart is subject to update at any time.
|Exam Name||OU Credit Hours||Course Equivalents|
|Art History||4||Elective credit in art (history)|
|Studio Art (2-D, 3-D, or Drawing)||4||Elective credit in art (studio)|
|Music Theory||4||Elective credit in music|
|English Language and Composition||4||Elective credit|
|English Literature and Composition||4||Elective credit|
|History and Social Sciences|
|Comparative Government and Politics||4||Elective credit in politics|
|European History||4||Elective credit in history|
|Human Geography||4||Elective credit|
|Macroeconomics||4||ECO 122 Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Microeconomics||4||ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics|
|Psychology||4||PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology|
|United States Government and Politics||4||POL 101 Introduction to American Politics|
|United States History||4||Elective credit in history|
|World History||4||Elective credit in history|
|Math and Computer Science|
|Calculus AB||4||MAT 131 Calculus I|
|Calculus BC||4||MAT 132 Calculus II|
|Computer Science A||4||CSC 201 Introduction to Programming|
|Computer Science Principles||4||Elective credit|
|Statistics||4||MAT 111 Statistics|
|Biology||5||GEN 102 Natural Science: Biological Science|
|Chemistry||5||CHM 101 General Chemistry InCHM 101L General Chemistry Lab|
|Environmental Science||4||Elective credit|
|Physics 1||5||PHY 101 General Physics InPHY 101L Intro Physics Lab I|
|Physics 2||4||GEN 101 Natural Science: Physical Science|
|Physics B||5||PHY 101 General Physics InPHY 101L Intro to Physics Lab I|
|Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism||6||PHY 202 College Physics IInPHY 102L Intro Physics Lab II|
|Physics C: Mechanics||6||PHY 201 College Physics InPHY 101L Intro Physics Lab I|
|World Languages and Cultures|
|Chinese Language and Culture||4||CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I|
|French Language and Culture||4||FRE 101 Elementary French I*|
|German Language and Culture||4||GER 101 Elementary German I*|
|Italian Language and Culture||4||Elective credit|
|Japanese Language and Culture||4||JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I*|
|Spanish Language and Culture||4||SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I*|
*While every student will automatically receive 101 credit if they earn a score of 4 or higher on these World Language and Cultures AP Exams, these students will also have the possibility of receiving four additional credits in 102 of the same language if their placement exam score qualifies them to enter 201 or beyond. If a student who receives a score of 4 or higher on one of these exams places into 101 or 102 (or does not take the approved placement exam), they will still receive credit for 101 only. Regardless of placement score, the maximum credit granted based on the AP exam score and placement for a student will be eight (8) credits for 101 and 102 in the appropriate language.