Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables entering students to earn University credit for college-level courses taken in high school based upon the scores achieved in final examinations. Advanced Placement courses and exams are offered through high schools. The score reports are then sent to BGSU for credit review. Current credit guidelines are available from the Office of Registration and Records, Transfer Evaluation Services.

The State of Ohio, working through the University System of Ohio, has initiated policies to facilitate the ease of transition from high school to college as well as between and among Ohio’s Public colleges and universities.

Beginning in the Fall term 2009:

  • Students obtaining an Advanced Placement (AP) exam score of 3 or above will be awarded the aligned course(s) and credits for the AP exam area(s) successfully completed.
  • General Education courses and credits received will be applied towards graduation and will satisfy a general education requirement if the course(s) to which the AP area is equivalent fulfill a requirement.
  • If an equivalent course is not available for the AP exam area completed, elective or area credit will be awarded in the appropriate academic discipline and will be applied towards graduation where such elective credit options exist within the academic major.
  • Additional courses or credits may be available when a score of 4 or 5 is obtained. Award of credit for higher score values varies depending on the institution and academic discipline.
  • In academic disciplines containing highly dependent sequences (Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics –STEM) students are strongly advised to confer with the college/university advising staff to ensure they have the appropriate foundation to be successful in advanced coursework within the sequence.

A complete listing of credit awarded for an AP score of 3 or above for all University System of Ohio colleges and universities can be found at http://uso.edu/.

Additionally, BGSU follows the Ohio Board of Regents’ recommended procedure for students in STEM disciplines:

When it clearly enhances the opportunity for student success, an institution should strongly advise that an AP score of at least 4 is needed for a student to be successful in a second course in a highly dependent sequence of courses in a STEM area. For example, an advisor should strongly recommend that an AP score of at least a 4 is needed on the AP Chemistry exam in order for the student to be successful in the second course in Chemistry. If a student agrees to follow this recommendation from an academic advisor, he/she should be awarded appropriate area credit in lieu of the recommended AP course credit.

 

AP Subject
Area
AP
Score
Credit ReceivedSemester
Credit Hours
Art History3ARTH 1450Western Art I3
4
5
Biology3BIOL 1040Introduction to Biology4
4
5BIOL 2040
BIOL 2050
Concepts in Biology I
Concepts in Biology II
4 + 4
Calculus AB3MATH 1310Calculus and Analytic Geometry5
4
5
Calculus BC3MATH 1310
MATH 2320
Calculus and Analytic Geometry
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
5 + 5
4
5
Capstone 
Research
3HNRS 1XXXGeneral Honors Elective3
4
5
Capstone
Seminar
3HNRS 1XXXGeneral Honors Elective3
4
5
Chemistry3CHEM 1250General Chemistry5
4CHEM 1250
CHEM 1270
CHEM 1280
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
General Chemistry Laboratory
5 + 4 + 1
5
Chinese
Language and
Culture
3CHIN 1010
CHIN 1020
Elementary Language and Culture I
Elementary Language and Culture II
4 + 4
4CHIN 1010
CHIN 1020
CHIN 2010
Elementary Language and Culture I
Elementary Language and Culture II
Intermediate Chinese I
4 + 4 + 4
5CHIN 1010
CHIN 1020
CHIN 2010
CHIN 2020
Elementary Language and Culture I
Elementary Language and Culture II
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate Chinese II
4 + 4 + 4 + 4
Comparative
Government and
Politics
3POLS 1710Introduction to Comparative
Government
3
4
5
Computer
Science A
3CS 1010Introduction to Programming3
4
5
Computer
Science AB
3CS 1010Introduction to Programming3
4
5
Computer
Science
Principles
3CS 1XXXGeneral Elective Credit3
4
5
English Language3GSW 1110Introduction to Academic Writing3
4
5
English Literature3GSW 1110Introduction to Academic Writing
(ENG 1500 will be awarded if GSW
1110 is awarded for English
Language AP)

3
4
5
Environmental
Science
3BIOL 1010Environment of Life3
4
5
European History3NoneOTM Social and Behavioral Sciences
(HIST 1520, The Modern World)
3
4
5
French Language3FREN 1010
FREN 1020
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
4 + 4  
4FREN 1010
FREN 1020
FREN 2010
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
4 + 4 + 3
5FREN 1010
FREN 1020
FREN 2010
FREN 2020
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
4 + 4 + 3 + 3
French Literature3FREN 1010
FREN 1020
FREN 2010
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
4 + 4 + 3
4FREN 1010
FREN 1020
FREN 2010
FREN 2020
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
4 + 4 + 3 + 3
5
German
Language
3GERM 1010
GERM 1020
Elementary Language and Culture I
Elementary Language and Culture II
4 +4  
4GERM 1010
GERM 1020
GERM 2010
Elementary Language and Culture I
Elementary Language and Culture II
Intermediate German I
4 + 4 + 3
5GERM 1010
GERM 1020
GERM 2010
GERM 2020
Elementary Language and Culture I
Elementary Language and Culture II
Intermediate German I
Intermediate German II
4 + 4 + 3 + 3
Human
Geography
3GEOG 2300Cultural Geography3
4
5
Italian Language
and Culture
3ITAL 1010
ITAL 1020
Elementary Italian I
Elementary Italian II
4 + 4
4ITAL 1010
ITAL 1020
ITAL 2010
Elementary Italian I
Elementary Italian II
Intermediate Italian I
4 + 4 + 3
5ITAL 1010
ITAL 1020
ITAL 2010
ITAL 2020
Elementary Italian I
Elementary Italian II
Intermediate Italian I
Intermediate Italian II
4 + 4 + 3 + 3
Japanese
Language and
Culture
3JAPN 1010
JAPN 1020
Elementary Language and Culture I
Elementary Language and Culture II
4 + 4
4JAPN 1010
JAPN 1020
JAPN 2010
Elementary Language and Culture I
Elementary Langauge and Culture II
Intermediate Japanese I
4 + 4 + 4
5JAPN 1010
JAPN 1020
JAPN 2010
JAPN 2020
Elementary Language and Culture I
Elementary Language and Culture II
Intermediate Japanese I
Intermediate Japanese II
4 + 4 + 4 + 4
Latin3LAT 1010
LAT 1020
Elementary Latin I
Elementary Latin II
4 + 4
4LAT 1010
LAT 1020
LAT 2010
Elementary Latin I
Elementary Latin II
Intermediate Latin I
4 + 4 + 3
5LAT 1010
LAT 1020
LAT 2010
LAT 2020
Elementary Latin I
Elementary Latin II
Intermediate Latin I
Intermediate Latin II
4 + 4 + 3 + 3
Latin Literature3LAT 1010
LAT 1020
Elementary Latin I
Elementary Latin II
4 + 4
4
5
Latin: Vergil3LAT 1010
LAT 1020
Elementary Latin I
Elementary Latin II
4 + 4
4
5
Macroeconomics3ECON 2030Principles of Macroeconomics3
4
5
Microeconomics3ECON 2020Principles of Microeconomics3
4
5
Music Theory3MUCT 1100Elements of Music3
4MUCT 1510Theory I
2
5MUCT 1510
MUCT 1410
Theory I
Aural Skills I
2 + 2
Physics 13PHYS 2010College Physics I5
4
5
Physics 2  3PHYS 2020College Physics II5
4
5
Physics B3PHYS 2010
PHYS 2020
College Physics I
College Physics II
5 + 5
4
5
Physics C:
Electricity and
Magnetism
3PHYS 2120University Physics II5
4
5
Physics C:
Mechanics
3PHYS 2110University Physics I5
4
5
Psychology3PSYC 1010General Psychology3
4
5
Spanish
Language
3SPAN 1010
SPAN 1020
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
4 + 4
4SPAN 1010
SPAN 1020
SPAN 2010
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
4 + 4 + 3
5SPAN 1010
SPAN 1020
SPAN 2010
SPAN 2020
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
4 + 4 + 3 + 3
Spanish
Literature
3SPAN 1010
SPAN 1020
SPAN 2010
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
4 + 4 + 3
4SPAN 1010
SPAN 1020
SPAN 2010
SPAN 2020
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
4 + 4 + 3 + 3
5
Statistics3MATH 1150Introduction to Statistics
3
4
5
Studio Art 2-D3ART 1020Design Studio: Surface and Process3
4
5
Studio Art 3-D3ART 1120Media Studio: Space and Time3
4
5
Studio Art
Drawing
3ART 1030Drawing Studio: Perception and
Color
3
4
5
U.S. Government
and Politics
3POLS 1100American Government: Processes
and Structure
3
4
5
U.S. History3HIST 2050
HIST 2060
Early America
Modern America
3 + 3
4
5
World History3HIST 1510
HIST 1520
World Civilizations
The Modern World
3 + 3
4
5

 

SENDING SCORES TO BGSU:
At the time the student takes the exam, they request their score reports to be forwarded to the colleges of their choice. Students who do not initially request score reports be sent to BGSU and later wish to have their scores sent may contact:

AP Program
PO Box 6671
Princeton, N.J. 08541-6671
Phone: (888) 225-5427 (toll-free)

There is a fee for each copy requested. The request must include the student’s social security number, subject(s) of exams taken, each year exam was taken, AP # from the score report form and BGSU’s code number (1069). BGSU accepts only official score reports from the national placement office. Student and/or school copies are not acceptable.

For more information contact:

BGSU
Bowling Green State University
Transfer Evaluation Services
110 Administration Bldg.
Bowling Green, OH 43403
(419) 372-7959

BGSU is an AA/EEO institution

Specific questions should be directed to the individual department phone numbers listed on this web site.

Questions for the Advanced Placement Program:

AP Exams
PO Box 6671
Princeton, N.J. 08541-6671
(888) 225-5427 (toll-free)
apexams@info.collegeboard.org
www.collegeboard.org/ap