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Advanced Placement (AP)

Procedures for Granting Advanced Placement (AP) Credit at RCTC

Following receipt of AP examination report, the Registrar will post the credits (but not a grade) to the transcript. Credits earned by AP examination will not be computed in the student’s GPA.  See the RCTC Advanced Placement Procedure Policy 3.15.

Credit may be earned through the Advanced Placement examination in specified courses as follows:

Advanced Placement Exams

Exam Title AP Score Credits RCTC Equivalent
Art History 3 3 ART 1110
Studio Art: 2-D Design 3 3 ART 1121
Studio Art: 3-D Design 3 3 ART 1124
Studio Art: Drawing 3 3 ART 1134
Biology 3 4 BIOL 1220
Calculus AB 3 5 MATH 1127
Calculus BC 3 10 MATH 1127 & 1128
Chemistry 3 4 CHEM 1127
Chemistry 4 8 CHEM 1127 & 1128
Chinese Language & Culture 3 3 CHIN 1001
Computer Science A 3 3 elective
Macroeconomics 3 4 ECON 2215
Microeconomics 3 4 ECON 2214
English Language + Composition 3 4 ENGL 1117
English Literature + Composition 3 8 ENGL 1117 & 1118
Environmental Science 3 3 elective
European History 3 3 HIST 1614
French Language + Culture 3 4 FREN 1102
Government & Politics: Comparative 3 3 elective
Government & Politics: United States 3 3 POLS 1615
Human Geography 3 3 GEOG 1614
Music Theory 3 3 MUSC 1001
Physics 1 3 5 PHYS 1117
Physics 2 3 5 PHYS 1118
Physics C Electricity & Magnetism 3 5 PHYS 1127
Physics C Mechanics 3 5 PHYS 1128
Psychology 4 4 PSYC 2618
Spanish Language + Culture 3 4 SPAN 1102
Spanish Literature + Culture 3 3 elective
Statistics 3 3 MATH 2208
United States History 3 6 HIST 1624 & 1625
World History 3 6 HIST 1617 & 1618

Note: Other colleges may not accept AP in transfer.
Date of Implementation:  Fall Semester 2010
Date of Adoption:   6/9/97; 3/9/10
Revisions Adopted: 10/27/2016

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