AP Credit

Students may use one AP credit to fulfill one of the College’s General Education Curriculum requirements. If you have more than one such credit, you will need to decide which one to use. This decision can be made in consultation with your advisor at a later date.  Other AP credits may count as electives or can be used to fulfill major/minor requirements.

At most 4 AP credits can be accepted as course credits.

History:  If you have received a 4 or 5 on the AP exam in American (or European) History, you will receive one course credit.

Mathematics: If you receive a 5 on either the AB exam or a 4 or 5 on the BC exam, you will receive 2 courses credit. If you wish to continue Calculus, you will be placed in Calculus III. If you receive a 3 or 4 on the AB exam or a 3 on the BC exam, you will receive one course credit. If you wish to continue Calculus, you will be placed in Math 113.

Biology:  Incoming students interested in majoring in Biology should register for BIO 110 regardless of whether or not you have scored a 4 or 5 on the AP test.  If you are not planning to major in biology and you receive a 4 or 5 on the AP test, you will receive college credit as a non-major course.

Chemistry:  If you wish to continue to study Chemistry at Union, you should sign up for Chemistry 110.  Please note that Chem 110 is only offered in the Fall. 

Economics: In order to receive credit for Economics 101, our introductory Economics courses, you must receive a 4 or 5 on BOTH the Macroeconomics and the Microeconomics AP exams.

Statistics: If you receive a 4 or 5 you can use the AP Statistics to fulfill the Quantitative Mathematical Reasoning Requirement subject to the restrictions outlined above.

Physics: The College will only consider AP credit for the Calculus-based AP Physics exams.

Other AP exams: The college offers AP credit for many (but not all) AP exams if the student receives a 4 or 5 on the exam. However, these should not affect your placement in courses the first term and can be addressed upon your arrival here.