AP Tests

The Advanced Placement (AP) examinations are offered once a year in May by participating high schools that offer college-level courses based on AP course descriptions. Check with your high school for registration deadlines and fees. Reports of AP examination results are mailed by The College Board in mid-July to institutions listed as recipients by students.

Students should list Baylor as the score recipient (Code 6032). If you did not list Baylor as the score recipient, please contact AP to have your scores sent to Baylor -- phone 888-225-5427.

The table below lists the AP exams that have been approved for receiving credit at Baylor. Baylor offers credit as listed below and does not offer "elective" credit for scores below the required score. Note that the number of credit hours for each Baylor course is denoted by the second digit of the course number. Therefore, English 1302 is a 3-hour course, while Biology 1401 is a 4-hour course. Baylor's Credit by Exam policies are available at http://www.baylor.edu/irt/cbe_policies.

*Note change for the AP Macro- and Micro-Economics exams: The minimum required score is a 4 for students entering Baylor in academic year 2007-08 and after.

*Note change for AP European History credit: Students entering Baylor in academic year 2009-10 and after will receive credit for HIS 1307 only since HIS 1306 has been removed from the Baylor course catalog.

*Note change for AP Chemistry credit: Students scoring a 4 or 5 and entering Baylor in academic year 2010-11 and after will receive lab credit with the 1301 and 1302 courses.

*Note change for AP Physics C credit: Students scoring a 4 or 5 on the Physics C: Mechanics exam and are entering Baylor in academic year 2011-12 and after will also need to have scored a 4 or 5 on the AP Physcis B exam to receive credit for Physics C. The Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism exam will not be accepted for credit. Clink this link (AP Physics) to see more information on this policy if you do not have Physics B exam score.

Advanced Placement Test Required Scores Baylor Course

Art History 4 or 5 Art 1300 or 2302

Biology 4 Biology 1401

Biology 5 Biology 1305-1105 & 1306-1106

Calculus AB 4 or 5 Math 1321

Calculus BC 3, 4 or 5 Math 1321 & 1322

Chemistry 3 Chemistry 1300-1100

Chemistry 4 Chemistry 1301-1101

Chemistry 5 Chemistry 1301-1101 & 1302-1102

Chinese Language 3 or 4 Chinese 2310

Chinese Language 5 Chinese 2310 & 2320

English Language & Composition or
English Literature & Composition
4 or 5, AND ACT English 29+
or SAT Critical Reading 670+
English 1302

Environmental Science 4 or 5 Environmental Studies 1301

European History 4 or 5 History 1306 and 1307 (for students entering prior to 2009-10 AY), History 1307 (for students entering 2009-10 AY and after)

French Language 3 or 4 French 2310

French Language 5 French 2310 & 2320

French Literature 3, 4 or 5 French 2310 & 2320

German Language 3 or 4 German 2310

German Language 5 German 2310 & 2320

Government & Politics: United States 3, 4 or 5 Political Science 1305

Human Geography 3, 4 or 5 GEOG 1310 or ANT 1310

Italian Language 3 or 4 Italian 2310

Italian Language 5 Italian 2310 & 2320

Japanese Language 3 or 4 Japanese 2310

Japanese Language 5 Japanese 2310 & 2320

Latin Vergil 4 or 5 Latin 2310

Macroeconomics* 3, 4 or 5 (for students entering prior to 2006-07 AY),
4 or 5 (for students entering 2006-07 AY and after)
Economics 2307

Microeconomics* 3-5 (for students entering prior to 2006-07 AY),
4 or 5 (for students entering 2006-07 AY and after)
Economics 2306

Music Theory Non-Aural 4 or 5 and Aural 4 or 5 Music 1301 and Music 1101

Music Theory Non-Aural score 4 or 5 but Aural score less than 4 Music 1301 (Students with Aural score of 3 may take a Baylor departmental exam for Music 1101.)

Music Theory Aural score 4 or 5 but Non-Aural score less than 4 Music 1101 (Students with Non-Aural score of 3 may take a Baylor departmental exam for Music 1301.)

Physics B 4 Physics 1408

Physics B 5 Physics 1408 and Physics 1409

Physics C: Electricty & Magnetism,
or Physics C: Mechanics
4 or 5 (for students entering Baylor in AY 2010-11 or before) Physics 1420

Physics C: Mechanics AND Physics B 4 or 5 (for students entering Baylor in AY 2011-12 or later),
students must also have a Physics B exam score of 4 or 5
Physics 1420

Psychology 5 Psychology 1305

Spanish Language 3 or 4 Spanish 2310

Spanish Language 5 Spanish 2310 & 2320

Spanish Literature 3, 4 or 5 Spanish 2310 & 2320

Statistics 4 or 5 Statistics 1380

U.S. History 4 or 5 History 2365 & 2366

World History 4 or 5 History 1305 & 1307

Testing Coordinator Contact: Jana Marak