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College Credit Policies

Notre Dame College will transfer credits earned through advanced placement (AP) courses or the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) based on the scores earned. AP test scores of 3, 4 or 5 will be considered for transfer. To determine if credit will be granted, the College uses the scoring guidelines recommended by CLEP. Generally a score of 50 or above is required for credit. No more than 32 credits earned through AP, CLEP, portfolio assessment, proficiency exams, independent study and research will be counted toward the 128 credits required for a bachelor’s degree at Notre Dame College.

AP EXAMS

Exam NameMinimum ScoreNum of CreditEquivalent Course
AP Art History33AR 311 (3) OR AR 312 (3)
AP Biology4BI 114/115
AP Biology5BI 114/115*, BI 116/117*
AP Calculus AB58MA 175, 176
AP Calculus AB44MA 175
AP Calculus BC48MA 175, 176
AP Chemistry58CH 118/119, CH 120/121
AP Chemistry44CH 118/119
AP Chinese Language and Culture33
AP Chinese Language and Culture56
AP Comparative Government and Politics33PO 311
AP Computer Science A33IS 220
AP English Language and Composition33EN 110
AP English Literature and Composition33EN 110
AP Environmental Science34BI 200/201
AP European History33HI 110
AP French Language and Culture56
AP French Language and Culture33
AP German Language and Culture33
AP German Language and Culture56
AP Human Geography33GO 200
AP Italian Language and Culture56
AP Italian Language and Culture33
AP Japanese Language and Culture33
AP Japanese Language and Culture56
AP Latin33
AP Macroeconomics33EC 202
AP Macroeconomics33EC 201
AP Music Theory33
AP Physics B44PS 150/PS 151
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism4PS 182/183
AP Physics C: Mechanics4PS 180/181
AP Psychology4
AP Spanish Language and Culture43SP 315
AP Spanish Language and Culture56SP 315, 316
AP Spanish Language and Culture33SP 202
AP Spanish Language and Culture33SP 321
AP Statistics43MA 221
AP Statistics56MA 221, 300
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio46AR 101, AR 102
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio33AR 101
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio46AR 101 AR 102
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio33AR 101
AP Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio33AR 101
AP Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio46AR 101 and 102
AP United States Government and Politics33PO 111
AP United States History33HI 200
AP World History33

* To also receive credit for labs ( such as CH 113, CH 115 PS 151 etc.) students need to present evidence of laboratory experience through lab reports and lab notebooks