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Prior Learning Assessment and Transfer of Credit

Advanced Placement Credit

http://catalog.shepherd.edu/content.php?catoid=9&navoid=1356#ap-tests

The Advanced Placement Program is a national program administered by the University Board, which allows academically talented high school students to take University level courses in their high school. The course curriculums and testing programs are developed and monitored by a national advisory board of high school teachers and University professors in the appropriate subject area. Each May, high school students in AP courses take the exams for their courses, and test score results are sent to Universities at the request of the students.

Shepherd awards credit for Advanced Placement exams as listed in the Admissions Section of the Shepherd University Catalog. As new exams are developed, they are reviewed by Department Chairs to see if appropriate University credit may be awarded for them. When students attend their summer advisement and registration programs, they receive the credit award documents in their registration packets. A copy of this document is filed with the Registrar, so that credit may be placed on the student¹s permanent record at Shepherd. Credit awards for Advanced Placement are administered by the Director of Admissions.

As listed in the 2015-2016 Catalog:

To receive credit for Advanced Placement Tests, students must have the AP test results sent to the Office of Admissions at Shepherd by the testing service. As new AP tests are developed, additional credit may be awarded.

American History-grades of 3, 4, or 5; HIST 201 and HIST 202
Art History-grades of 3, 4, or 5; ART 103
Art History-grades 4 or 5; ART 203 (for art majors)
Biology-grades of 3, 4, or 5; BIOL 101 and BIOL 102
Calculus AB-grades of 3, 4, or 5; MATH 207
Calculus BC-grades of 3, 4, or 5; MATH 207 and 208
Chemistry-grades of 3, 4, or 5; CHEM 207, CHEM 207L, CHEM 209, CHEM 209L
Classics-no credit given
Comparative Politics and Government–grades of 3, 4, or 5; PSCI 304
Computer Science AB-grades of 3, 4, or 5; CIS 104
Economics (macro and micro)-grades of 3, 4, or 5; ECON 205 and 206
English (language and composition)-grades of 3, 4, or 5; ENGL 101
English (literature and composition)-grades of 3, 4, or 5; ENGL 102
Environmental Science-ENVS 201
European History-grades of 3, 4, or 5; HIST 102 and HIST 103
French Language-grades of 3 or 4; FREN 101 grade of 5; FREN 101 and 102
German Language-grades of 3 or 4; GERM 101 grade of 5; GERM 101 and 102
Government and Politics (American)-grades of 3, 4 or 5; PSCI 101
Human Geography-grades 3, 4, or 5; GEOG 105
Music (Theory)-grades of 3, 4, or 5 ; MUSC 111
Music (Theory)-grades of 4 or 5; MUSC 103 (for music majors)
Physics B-grades of 3, 4, or 5; PHYS 201, 201L, 202, and 202L
Physics C-Mech-grades of 3, 4, or 5; PHYS 201, 201L
Physics C-E&M-grades of 3, 4, or 5; PHYS 202, 202L
Psychology-grades of 3, 4, or 5; PSYC 101
Spanish Language-grades of 3 or 4; SPAN 101 grade of 5; SPAN 101 and 102
Statistics-grades 4 or 5; MATH 314
World History-grades 3, 4, or 5; HIST 101 and HIST 102