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Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Equivalencies

All students, freshman and transfer students should have their AP scores sent to Binghamton University. At Orientation you may proceed with registration by estimating the scores you expect to earn, or know you have earned, on your examinations. If your scores are above or below your estimate, you may change your schedule at regular registration prior to the start of the semester.

Advanced Placement Principles:

AP Exam Equivalency
(4 credits unless otherwise stated)
General Education 
Requirement Fulfilled
American History Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit Social Science (N)
Art History
  • Score 3 –elective credits
  • Score 4 or 5 – ARTH 101
Aesthetics (A)
Art Studio (Drawing) Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit Aesthetics (A)
Art Studio (General) Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit Aesthetics (A)
Biology
  • Score 3 – elective credit
  • Score 4 – either BIOL 117 or 118 See the Biology faculty advisor for assistance in deciding.
  • Score 5 – BIOL 117 and BIOL 118 (8 credits)
Under some circumstances, the GenEd lab requirement may be fulfilled with AP credit. (More Info)
Calculus A B
  • Score 3 or 4 - students who entered Harpur College before fall 2011: unspecified lower-level math
  • Score 3 or 4- students who enter Harpur College fall 2011 and later: MATH 220
  • Score 5 - Math 221 + 4 unspecified lower-level math (8 credits) 
Math / Reasoning(M)
Calculus B C
  • Score of 3 - students who entered Harpur College before fall 2011: unspecified lower-level Math
  • Score of 3- students who enter Harpur College fall 2011 and later: MATH 220
  • Score of 4 - Math 221
  • Score of 5 - Math 221 + 4 additional credits of unspecified lower-level math (8 credits)
Math / Reasoning (M)
Chemistry
  • Score 3 – CHEM 101
  • Score 4 – CHEM 107 or 111
  • Score 5 – CHEM 107 and CHEM 108 (8 credits)
Under some circumstances, the GenEd lab requirement may be fulfilled with AP credit. (More Info)
Chinese Language & Culture Score 3, 4 or 5 - elective credit Foreign Language
Computer Science A Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit Note:  Does not fulfill Gen Ed
Economics Micro Score 3, 4 or 5  -- ECON 160 Social Science (N)
Economics Macro Score 3, 4 or 5  -- ECON 162 Social Science (N)
English:Literature & Composition Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit Humanities (H) Note:  Does not fulfill Gen Ed or Harpur Writing requirement
English: Language 
& Composition
Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit Note:  Does not fulfill Gen Ed or Harpur Writing requirement
Environmental Studies Score 3, 4 or 5 – ENVI 101 Under some circumstances, the GenEd lab requirement may be fulfilled with AP credit. (More Info)
European History Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit Social Science (N)
French Language Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit--Consult the dept. if you plan to take additional courses Foreign Language
French Literature Score 3, 4 or 5 – FREN 215--Suggested courses: Score 3 or 4: FREN 241, 244, 251 or 341;
Score 5 – FREN 361 or 362
Humanities (H) 
Foreign Language
Human Geography Score 3, 4 or 5 – GEOG 101 Social Science (N)
German Literature Score 3 or 4 - elective credit
Score 5 – GERM 203 and GERM 204-Consult with department; may be used towards major
Humanities (H) 
Foreign Language
Italian Language & Culture Score 3, 4 or 5—elective credit Foreign Language
Japanese Language & Culture Score 3, 4 or 5—elective credit Foreign Language
Latin Literature Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit--Consult with Classical and Near Eastern Studies Department to determine whether this may count toward the major.  Humanities (H) 
 Foreign Language
Latin: Virgil Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit--Consult with Classical and Near Eastern Studies Department to determine whether this may count toward the major. Foreign Language
Music Score 3, 4 or 5—elective credit Aesthetics (A)
Music Theory Score 3, 4 or 5—elective credit Aesthetics (A)
Physics B
  • Score 3 or 4 – elective credit
  • Score 5 – PHYS 121 and PHYS 122 (8 credits)
 
Physics C
  • Score 3 or 4 on Mech and/or E-M sections - elective credit
  • Score 5 on Mech section – PHYS 131
  • Score 5 on E-M section – PHYS 132
 
Political Science American Score 3, 4 or 5 – PLSC 111 Social Science (N)
Political Science Comparative Score 3, 4 or 5 – PLSC 113 Social Science (N)
Psychology
  • Score 3 - elective credit
  • Score 4 or 5 – PSYC 111
Note:  Does not fulfill Gen Ed
Spanish Language Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit Gen Ed Foreign Language
Spanish Literature

Score 3, 4 or 5 = SPAN 215
 
Suggested placement: 
-Score of 3 or 4: SPAN 250 or 251
-Score of 5: SPAN 360
Consult with Romance Language Department.

Humanities (H) 
Gen Ed Foreign Language
Statistics Score 3, 4 or 5 – MATH 147A Math/Reasoning (M)
World History   Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit Social Science (N)
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Last Updated: 12/5/14