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Advanced Placement Credit

To earn UD credit based on your AP exam scores, you should have your test scores sent to the University of Dayton, using College Board code 1834. All of the equivalencies outlined in the AP Credit Chart below would apply regardless of whether your AP test is in person or online.

TEST SCORE SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS COURSES CREDITED
Art History 3, 4 or 5 3 VAH 201
Biology 3 3 BIO 101
4 3, 1 BIO 151, 151L
5 3, 1 BIO 151, 151L
3, 1 BIO 152, 152L
Calculus A/B1 3, 4 or 5 4 MTH 168
Calculus B/C1,2 3, 4 or 5 8 MTH 168, 169
Chemistry3 3 3 CHM 200
4 or 5 3, 1 CHM 123, 123L
Chinese4 3 4 LNG 101
4 8 LNG 101, 141
5 11 LNG 101, 141, 201
Computer Science A5 3 or 4 3 CPS 132 or 149
5 4 CPS 150
Computer Science Principles 3, 4 or 5 3 CPS 132 or 149
Economics-Micro 3, 4 or 5 3 ECO 203
Economics-Macro 3, 4 or 5 3 ECO 204
English Language & Composition or English Literature & Composition1,6 3 or 4 3 ENG 100
5 6 ENG 100, 200
Environmental Science 3, 4 or 5 3 GEO 208
European History1 3, 4 or 5 3 HST 103
French4 3 4 LNG 101
4 8 LNG 101, 141
5 11 LNG 101, 141, 201
German4 3 4 LNG 101
4 8 LNG 101, 141
5 11 LNG 101, 141, 201
Government & Politics: U.S.1 3, 4 or 5 3 POL 201
Government & Politics: Comparative1 3, 4 or 5 3 POL 202
Human Geography 4 or 5 3 GEO 103
Italian4 3 4 LNG 101
4 8 LNG 101, 141
5 11 LNG 101, 141, 201
Latin4 3 4 LNG 101
4 8 LNG 101, 141
5 11 LNG 101, 141, 201
Music Theory7 4 2 General Music
5 4 General Music
Physics 1 3, 4 or 5 3 PHY 201
Physics 2 3, 4 or 5 3 PHY 202
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3, 4 or 5 3 PHY 207
Physics C: Mechanics 3, 4 or 5 3 PHY 206
Psychology 3, 4 or 5 3 PSY 101
Spanish4 3 4 LNG 101
4 8 LNG 101, 141
5 11 LNG 101, 141, 201
Spanish Literature4 4 8 LNG 202, 311, 2XX
5 11 LNG 201, 202, 311, 2XX
Statistics 3, 4 or 5 3 MTH 207
U.S. History1,8 3, 4 or 5 6 HST 251, 252
World History1 3, 4 or 5 3 HST 103

1 New award of credit applies to incoming 2020-2021 catalog students and after. This is a pilot program for the incoming students.  Current UD students with 2019-2020 catalog year and prior are not eligible for this new award.

Students with a score of 3 on the BC exam who are planning to take MTH 169 (Analytical Geometry & Calculus II) are advised to take the course at the University of Dayton. If you earned a 3 or higher on the AB Subscore, you will be eligible to receive credit for MTH 168.

3 If you earned a score of 5, you may be eligible for additional credit. Consult the appropriate department.

Specific global language credit will be contingent upon the result of your UD language placement test.

If you earned a score of 3 or higher on the Computer Science A or AB exam prior to May 2010, consult with the Office of the Registrar. 

6 Students who accept an invitation to the Honors Program are required to take ENG 198.

7 If you received a score of 4 or 5, you may be eligible for credit applicable to music majors by placement exam. Consult the Department of Music.

Credit will not fulfill CAP (Common Academic Program) Requirements. 

Credit by Exam

Updated 3/23/20