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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.

 

TEST SCORE CREDIT RECEIVED COMMENTS
Art History (419) 372-2786 3, 4 or 5 Receive 3 hours of credit for ARTH 1450.  
Biology (419) 372-2332 5 Receive 10 hours of credit for BIOL 2040 and 2050.  
Biology (419) 372-2332 3 or 4 Receive 4 hours of credit for BIOL 1040.  
Chemistry (419) 372-2031 4 or 5 Receive 10 hours of credit for CHEM 1250 and 1270 & 1280. With satisfactory information about the student’s laboratory performance in the AP chemistry course, preferably a letter from the high school chemistry teacher and the student’s laboratory notebook or reports.
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Students who have completed the AP Chemistry exam Fall 2002 or after do not need to show laboratory work.
Chemistry (419) 372-2031 3 Receive 5 hours of credit for CHEM 1250.  
Chinese Language and Culture (419) 372-2268 3, 4 or 5 Receive 8 hours of credit for CHIN 1010 and 1020.  
Computer Science (419) 372-2337 3, 4 or 5 on AB test Receive 3 hours of credit for CS 1010.  
Computer Science (419) 372-2337 3, 4 or 5 on A test Receive 3 hours of credit for CS 1010.  
Economics (Micro) (419) 372-2646 3, 4 or 5 Receive 3 hours of credit for ECON 2020.  
Economics (Macro) (419) 372-2646 3, 4 or 5 Receive 3 hours of credit for ECON 2030.  
English – Language & Composition (419) 372-7885 4 or 5 Receive 6 hours of credit for GSW 1110 and 1120.  
English – Language & Composition (419) 372-7885 3 Receive 3 hours of credit for GSW 1110.  
English – Literature & Composition (419) 372-7885 4 or 5 Receive 9 hours of credit for GSW 1110, 1120 and ENG 1500.  
English – Literature & Composition (419) 372-7885 3 Receive 3 hours of credit for GSW 1110. If credit has already been awarded for English Composition through AP English Language exam, credit for ENG 1500 will be given instead.  
Environmental Science (419) 372-8207 3, 4 or 5 Receive 3 hours of credit for ENVS 1010.  
French Language (419) 372-2667 3, 4, or 5 Receive 8 hours of credit for French 1010 and 1020; possible additional credit for French based on essay review and student conference with departmental undergraduate advisor. See notes below regarding obtaining essay.
French Literature (419) 372-2667 3, 4 or 5 Receive 11 hours of credit for FREN 1010, FREN 1020 and FREN 2010; possible credit for 3000-level literature course based on essay review and student conference with the departmental undergraduate advisor. See notes below regarding obtaining essay.
German – Language (419) 372-2268 3, 4 or 5 Receive 8 hours of credit for GERM 1010 and 1020; possible credit for GERM 3170 or GERM 3800 (language) based on essay review by German department. See notes below regarding obtaining essay.
History – U.S. (419) 372-2030 3, 4 or 5 Receive 6 hours of credit for HIST 2050 and 2060.  
History – European (419) 372-2030 3, 4 or 5 Receive 3 hours of credit for HIST 1520.  
History – World (419) 372-2030 3, 4 or 5 Receive 6 hours or credit for HIST 1510 and 1520.  
Human Geography (419)372-2925 3, 4 or 5 Receive 3 hours of credit for GEOG 2300.  
Italian Language (419) 372-2667 3, 4 or 5 Receive 8 hours of credit for ITAL 1010 and 1020.  
Japanese Language and Culture 3, 4 or 5 Receive 8 hours of credit for JAPN 1010 and 1020.  
Latin Literature (419) 372-2667 3, 4 or 5 Receive 8 hours of credit for LAT 1010 and 1020.  
Latin Virgil (419) 372-2667 3, 4 or 5 Receive 8 hours of credit for LAT 1010 and 1020. If credit has already been awarded for the AP Latin Literature exam, the student will receive 8 hours of elective credit for LAT 1XXX and LAT 1XXX.  
Mathematics – Calculus (419) 372-2636 3, 4 or 5 on AB test Receive 5 hours of credit for MATH 1310.  
Mathematics – Calculus (419) 372-2636 4 or 5 on BC test Receive 10 hours of credit for MATH 1310 and 2320; placement in MATH 2330.  
Mathematics – Calculus (419) 372-2636 3 on BC test Receive 5 hours of credit for MATH 1310 and 5 hours of MATH 1XXX. Students may place out of MATH 2320 by exam.  
Mathematics – Statistics (419) 372-2636 3, 4, or 5 Receive 3 hours of credit for MATH 1150.  
Music – Theory (419) 372-2181 3, 4, or 5 Receive 3 hours of credit for MUCT 1100. Placement in and credit for other music major courses are assessed on an individual basis.  
Physics (419) 372-2421 3, 4 or 5 on B test Receive 10 hours of credit for PHYS 2010 and 2020.  
Physics (419) 372-2421 4 or 5 on both parts of C test Receive 10 hours of credit for PHYS 2110 and 2120.  
Physics (419) 372-2421 3 on both parts of C test Receive 5 hours of credit for PHYS 2120.  
Physics (419) 372-2421 3, 4 or 5 on Mechanics portion of C test Receive 5 hours of credit for PHYS 2110.  
Political Science – U.S. Government & Politics (419) 372-2921 3, 4 or 5 Receive 3 hours of credit for POLS 1100.  
Political Science – Comprehensive Government & Politics (419) 372-2921 3, 4 or 5 Receive 3 hours of credit for POLS 1710.  
Psychology 5 Receive 4 hours credit for PSYC 1010.  
Psychology 3 or 4 Receive 3 hours credit for PSYC 1010.  
Spanish language (419) 372-2667 3, 4 or 5 Receive 8 hours of credit for SPAN 1010 and 1020; possible additional credit in Spanish based on essay review and student conference with departmental undergraduate advisor. See notes below regarding obtaining essay.
Spanish Literature (419) 372-2667 3, 4 or 5 Receive 11 hours of credit for SPAN 1010, SPAN 1020 and SPAN 2010; possible credit for 3000-level literature course based on essay review and student conference with the departmental undergraduate advisor. See notes below regarding obtaining essay.
Studio Art: Drawing (419) 372-2786 3, 4 or 5 Receive 3 hours of credit for ARTS 1030.  
Studio Art: 2-D Design (419) 372-2786 3, 4 or 5 Receive 3 hours of credit for ARTS 1020.  
Studio Art: 3-D Design (419) 372-2786 3, 4 or 5 Receive 3 hours of credit for ARTS 1120.

 

ESSAY REVIEW:
To obtain a copy of your essay(s) from the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, a WRITTEN request must be sent to:

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

The following information must be included with the request: full name, date of test, subject of exam and the student’s return address. Enclose a check or money order (AP charges $10 per essay). AP will send essays only to students. Therefore, upon receiving their essay(s), students should call the appropriate BGSU department and make an appointment with an undergraduate adviser to have their essay(s) reviewed. The exams are not available after September. Students should, therefore, request their essay(s) in a timely manner.

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