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 CBE Policies.

If an exam is not listed below, then we do not offer credit for that exam. Baylor does not issue "elective credit" for credit by exam.

Advanced Placement Test Required Scores Baylor Course

Art History 4 or 5 Art 1300 or 2302

Biology* (Summer 2021 and after) 3 Biology 1401
Biology* (prior to Summer 2021) 4 Biology 1401

Biology* (Summer 2021 and after) 4 Biology 1305-1105

Biology* (all students) 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 & Culture 3 or 4 Chinese 2310

Chinese Language & Culture 5 Chinese 2310 & 2320

English Language & Composition or
English Literature & Composition*
4 or 5 English 1302

Environmental Science 4 or 5 Environmental Studies 1301

European History 4 or 5 History 1307

French Language & Culture 3 or 4 French 2310

French Language & Culture 5 French 2310 & 2320

German Language & Culture 3 or 4 German 2310

German Language & Culture 5 German 2310 & 2320

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

Human Geography 3, 4 or 5 Geography 1310 or Anthropology 1310

Italian Language & Culture 3 or 4 Italian 2310

Italian Language & Culture 5 Italian 2310 & 2320

Japanese Language & Culture 3 or 4 Japanese 2310

Japanese Language & Culture 5 Japanese 2310 & 2320

Latin 4 or 5 Latin 2310

Macroeconomics 4 or 5 Economics 2307

Microeconomics 4 or 5 Economics 2306

Music Theory - 2020 exam only Total Score 5 Music 1301 (Students wishing to pursue credit for MUS 1101 should contact the School of Music.)

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

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

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

Physics C: Mechanics, Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism,
Physics 1, and/or Physics 2
3 Physics 1405

Physics 1 AND Physics 2 4 on both exams Physics 1408

Physics 1 AND Physics 2 5 on both exams Physics 1408 & 1409

Physics 1 AND Physics 2
AND Physics C: Mechanics**
4 on all 3 exams Physics 1420

Psychology* (Summer 2020 and after) 4 Psychology 1305
Psychology* (prior to Summer 2020) 5 Psychology 1305

Spanish Language & Culture 3 or 4 Spanish 2310

Spanish Language & Culture 5 Spanish 2310 & 2320

Spanish Literature & Culture 3, 4 or 5 Spanish 2310 & 2320

Statistics 4 or 5 Statistics 1380 or Quantitative Methods (QBA) 2302 for BBA students

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

World History 4 or 5 History 1305 & 1307

*Notes:

(1) AP English: if you have received a score of 4 or 5 on the English Language & Composition exam, you are not eligible for any additional credit if you also score a 4 or 5 on the English Composition & Literature exam. AP Literature students may be interested in taking the CLEP exams for American Literature and/or English Literature.

(2) AP Physics C credit: Click on this link (AP Physics) to see more information on receiving Physics 1420 credit if you only have Physics C: Mechanics exam score.

(3) AP Psychology credit: For students entering Baylor in Summer 2020 and after, a minimum score of 4 is required. For students who entered Baylor prior to Summer 2020, a minimum score of 5 is required.

(4) AP Biology credit: For students entering Baylor in Summer 2021 and after, a minimum score of 3 is required. For students who entered Baylor prior to Summer 2021, a minimum score of 4 is required. No change in credit awarded for scores of 5.