Advanced Placement Credit

The University of Louisville awards credit on the basis of scores on the Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board for the scores indicated below. Scores must be submitted to the Office of Admissions as soon as they are available. CollegeBoard's Advanced Placement website provides information on submitting your AP scores to UofL. Use the institutional code 1838 when requesting that your AP scores be sent to the University of Louisville.

Upon receipt of test scores from either College Board or from an official high school transcript, the appropriate number of credit hours will be entered on the student's record. Test scores for new freshmen are received after the time of summer orientation/registration. Students will need to work with their academic adviser to ensure duplicate courses are not taken.

General Education Codes
View Math AP score requirements (PDF)
Advanced Placement Credit sheet(PDF)
Notes for Transfer Students

AP Exam

Required
Exam Score

Awarded
Course

General Education Category

Art: Hist (ARH)

3

UNIV 100X (3hrs)


 

4, 5

ARTH 250 (3hrs)

A- “Arts” Course under Arts & Humanities Requirement

Art: 2-D (A2D)

3

UNIV 100X (3hrs)

 

 

4, 5

ART 105 (3hrs)

 

Art: 3-D (A3D)

3

UNIV 100X (3hrs)

 

 

4, 5

ART 106 (3hrs)

 

Art: Studio (ASD)

3

UNIV 100X (3hrs)

 

 

4, 5

ART 107 (3hrs)

 

Biology (BY)

3, 4, 5

BIOL 102 (3hrs)

S -- Natural Sciences

Chemistry (CH)

3

CHEM 201 (3hrs)

S -- Natural Sciences

Chemistry (CH)

4, 5

CHEM 201 & 202 (6hrs)

S -- Natural Sciences

Chinese (CLC)

3

CHIN 102 (3hrs)

 

Chinese (CLC)

4

CHIN 202 (3hrs)

 

Chinese (CLC)

5

CHIN 301 (3hrs)

 

Comp Sci A (CSA)

3, 4, 5

CIS 100X (3hrs)

 

Comp Sci AB (CSAB)

3, 4, 5

CIS 100X (3hrs)

 

Eco: Macro (EMA)

3, 4, 5

ECON 202 (3hrs)

SB -- Social & Behavioral Sciences

Eco: Micro (EMI)

3, 4, 5

ECON 201 (3hrs)

SB -- Social & Behavioral Sciences

Eng Lang (ENGC)

3, 4, 5

ENGL 101 (3hrs)

WC -- Written Communication

Eng Lit (ELC)

3, 4, 5

ENGL 250 (3hrs)

H -- “Humanities” Course under Arts & Humanities Requirement

EnvSci (ENV)

3, 4, 5

BIOL 263 (3hrs)

S -- Natural Sciences

EuroHist (EH)

3, 4, 5

HIST 102 (3hrs)

SB -- Social & Behavioral Sciences

French Lit ((FLA)

3, 4, 5

FREN 313 & FREN 455 (6hrs)

 

French Lan (FRA)

3, 4, 5

FREN 320 & FREN 322 (6hrs)

 

German (GM)

3

GERM 123 (4hrs)

 

 

4

GERM 201 (3hrs)

 

 

5

GERM 313 (3hs)

 

Comparative (GPC)

3

POLS 100X (3hrs)

 

Comparative (GPC)

4, 5

POLS 202 (3hrs)

SB -- Social & Behavioral Sciences

US Gov (GPU)

3

POLS 100X (3hrs)

 

US Gov (GPU)

4, 5

POLS 201 (3hrs)

SB -- Social & Behavioral Sciences

Human Geo (HGEO)

3, 4, 5

GEOG 200 (3hrs)

SB -- Social & Behavioral Sciences

Italian (ITALC)

3

ITAL 122 (4hrs)

 

 

4

ITAL 123 (4hrs)

 

 

5

ITAL 321 & 322 (6 hrs)

 

Japanese (JAPLC)

3

JAPN 102 (3hrs)

 

Japanese (JAPLC)

4

JAPN 202 (3hrs)

 

Japanese (JAPLC)

5

JAPN 301 (3hrs)

 

Latin Literature (LTL)

3, 4, 5

LAT 301 & 302 (6hrs)

 

Latin Virgil (LTV)

3, 4, 5

LAT 301 & 302 (6hrs)

 

*Math
(MAB/MBC/CALCAB)

view credit.

view credit.

M -- Mathematics

Music Thry (MST)

3, 4

MUH 100X (3hrs)

 


Music Thry (MST)

5 & either subscore
lower than 5

MUH 100X (3hrs)

 

Music Thry (MST)

5 and both
subscores of 5

MUS 141 & 142 (8hrs)

 


Phy1 (PHY1)

3, 4, 5

PHYS 221 & 223 (4hrs)

S -- Natural Sciences
SL -- Natural Sciences Course with Laboratory


Phy2 (PHY2)

3, 4, 5

PHYS 222 & 224 (4hrs)

S -- Natural Sciences
SL -- Natural Sciences Course with Laboratory

Magnetism (PHCE)

3, 4, 5

PHYS 296 & 299  (5hrs)

S -- Natural Sciences
SL -- Natural Sciences Course with Laboratory

Mechanics (PHCM)

3, 4, 5

PHYS 295 & 298 (5hrs)

S -- Natural Sciences
SL -- Natural Sciences Course with Laboratory

Psychology (PY)

3, 4, 5

PSYC 201 (3hrs)

SB -- Social & Behavioral Sciences

**Research

3, 4, 5

UNIV 200X (3hrs)

 

**Seminar

3, 4, 5

UNIV 200X (3hrs)

 

***Span Lang (SPL)

3

SPAN 122 (4hrs)

 

 

4

SPAN 123 (4hrs)

 

 

5

SPAN 201 & 202 (6hrs)

 

***Span Lit (SPLL)

3

SPAN 313 (3hrs)

 

4, 5

SPAN 202 & SPAN 313 (6hrs)

 

Stats (STAT)

3, 4, 5

MATH 109 (3 hrs)

 

U.S. Hist (UH)

3, 4, 5

HIST 211 & 212 (6hrs)

 

World Hist (WH)

3, 4, 5

HIST 102 (3hrs)

SB -- Social & Behavioral Sciences

* Students may not receive credit for Math 180 AND 205.
** Please work with your academic advisor to petition for a more direct equivalency based on your major and research topic.
*** For information on receiving additional credit for Spanish Courses, contact the Spanish Section in the Department of Classical & Modern Languages.

Transfer Students

If AP credit was posted on a transcript from a previous college, you do not need to submit your AP Scores. If it was not posted on a previous college transcript then you will need to submit your test scores to the Office of Admissions.