Table of Acceleration Credit

The table below shows how you gain and lose acceleration credit. In the left column are the criteria for granting acceleration credit based on AP scores. In the middle column are the courses whose successful completion—in freshman year with a grade of B, B+, A–, or A—yields acceleration credit. In the right column are courses resulting in the forfeit of acceleration credit.

Two is the maximum number of acceleration credits that can be earned in any subject.

In general, acceleration credit in a subject is forfeited by completing any course (other than a laboratory) with a lower number than the lowest-numbered course earning acceleration credit in the subject. Courses in this table were offered in 2015–2016 or are expected to be offered in 2016–2017. Except where noted, one acceleration credit is forfeited for each course credit earned in courses listed in the third column.

The University reserves the right to modify this table to reflect current course offerings.

  Acceleration Credit Awarded for AP Scores Acceleration Credit Awarded for Freshman-Year Courses Courses Resulting in the Forfeit of Acceleration Credit
Art None. None. None.
Biology None. None. None.
Chemistry None. 1 credit for CHEM 167; 2 credits for CHEM 174, CHEM 175, CHEM 220, CHEM 221, CHEM 230, CHEM 252, CHEM 332, or CHEM 333. If 2 acceleration credits awarded: 2 lost by CHEM 161, CHEM 163, or CHEM 165; 1 lost by CHEM 167. If 1 acceleration credit awarded: 1 lost by CHEM 161, CHEM 163, or CHEM 165.
Computer Science None. 1 credit for CPSC 201 or CPSC 223; 2 credits for CPSC 323. If 1 acceleration credit awarded: 1 lost by CPSC 112. If 2 awarded: 2 lost by CPSC 112, 1 lost by CPSC 201 or CPSC 223
Economics None. 1 credit in microeconomics for ECON 121 or ECON 125; 1 credit in macroeconomics for ECON 122 or ECON 126. Microeconomics credit lost by ECON 108, ECON 110, or ECON 115; macroeconomics credit lost by ECON 111 or ECON 116.
English 1 credit for 5 on either AP English Lang and Comp or AP English Lit and Comp tests. 1 credit for ENGL 120 or ENGL 121; 1 credit for 1 term, 2 credits for 2 terms of ENGL 125, ENGL 126, ENGL 127, ENGL 129, ENGL 130, or DRST 001, DRST 002. ENGL 114, ENGL 115.
Foreign Languages French, German, Latin, and Spanish only: 2 credits for 5 on AP test. No additional credit for multiple tests in a single language. All other languages: None. Spanish only: 2 credits for SPAN 060, or for L5 course numbered 220 or higher. All other languages: 2 credits for a scheduled L5 course. All languages: 2 acceleration credits lost for L1, L2, L3, L1-L2 or L3-L4 course; 1 lost for L4 course.
History None. None. None.
History of Art 1 credit for 5 on AP test in Art History. None. HSAR 112, HSAR 115.
Mathematics 1 credit for 5 on AP Calculus AB test; 1 credit for 4 on Calculus BC test; 2 credits for 5 on BC test. 1 credit for MATH 115, MATH 116, or MATH 118; 2 credits for 120 or higher-numbered courses (except MATH 190, MATH 290, and multiple-titled courses). If 2 acceleration credits awarded: 2 lost by any course numbered MATH 112 or lower; 1 lost by MATH 115, MATH 116, or MATH 118. If 1 awarded: 1 lost by any course numbered 112 or lower.
Music 1 credit for 5 on AP Music Theory test. 2 credits for MUSI 210, MUSI 211 or course numbered 301-311. MUSI 110, MUSI 112, MUSI 205.
Physics 1 credit for 5 on either AP Physics C test, with 5 on AP Calculus AB test or 4 or 5 on Calculus BC test. 2 credits for 5 on both parts of Physics C test with requisite score on Calculus AB or BC test. No credit for AP Physics 1 or 2 tests. 2 credits for PHYS 260, PHYS 261 or for course numbered PHYS 400 or higher. If 1 acceleration credit awarded, 1 lost, and if 2 acceleration credits awarded, 2 lost, by any course numbered PHYS 201 or lower.
Political Science None. None. None.
Psychology None. None. None.
Statistics None. None. None.