North Central College - Naperville, IL

Advanced Placement

Effective: Summer 2010

AP credit is granted in the appropriate department and/or for a particular course if you receive a score of 4 or 5 for the tests listed. Scores of 3 are evaluated individually as described below. No credit is granted for scores below 3. AP tests must be taken prior to attending college. Only Mathematics AB subscores are accepted when a score of 3 or lower is earned on the Mathematics BC exam. All NCC Equivalents are worth 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

AP Test

Minimum
Score

NCC
Equivalent(s)

Remarks

Art 2D Design 4 ART 107  
Art 3D Design 4 ART 110  
Art Drawing 4 ART 120 3 hours of humanities.
Art History 4 Art elective 3 hours of humanities.
Biology 4 BIO 100 (3.50) 3.5 hours of science with lab.
Biology 3   Student should take a course above BIO 100. If he/she successfully passes the higher level course with a B- or higher, credit will be granted for BIO 100.
Chemistry 4 CHM 142 (4.00)
CHM elective
Placement in CHM 205 or 210. Fulfills all Science.
Chemistry 3   Placement in CHM 205 or 210. 7.00 hours for CHM 142 and chemistry elective if student earns a B- or higher in CHM 205 or 210.
Chinese Language and Culture 5 CHI 103 & 201 (6.00) Placement in CHI 202.
Chinese Language and Culture 4 CHI 103 (3.00) Placement in CHI 201. Score of 3 results in placement into CHI 201.
Computer Science A 4 CSC 160 (3.50)  
Computer Science A 3   Score of 3 results in waiving CSC 160 as a prerequisite for subsequent courses. Credit for CSC 160 is granted if a B- or higher is subsequently received in CSC 161 taken at NCC.
Computer Science AB 4 CSC 160 (3.50)
CSC 161 (3.50)
 
Computer Science AB 3   Score of 3 results in waiving CSC 160 & CSC 161 as prerequisites for subsequent courses. Credit for CSC 160 & 161 is granted if a B- or higher is subsequently received in CSC 210 taken at NCC.
Economics
(Microeconomics)
3 ECN 250 If both tests were taken, students receive 6 hours of social science. If only one test is taken, students receive 3 hours of social science.
Economics
(Macroeconomics)
3 ECN 252
English Language
& Composition
4 ENG 115  
English Literature
& Composition
4 ENG 196 3 hours of humanities.
Environmental
Science
4 SCI Elective 3 hours of science (non-lab) requirement.
European
History
4 History Elective
(European)
3 hours of social science or of humanities.
French Language 5 FRN 201 & 202 (6.00) Placement in FRN 203 (effective Summer 2011; FRN 250 prior to Summer 2011). 3 hours of humanities.
French Language 4 FRN 103 Placement in 201. No credit for score of 3, but placement in 201.
French Literature 4 FRN
elective
3 hours of 200-level FRN elective.
German Language 5 GER 201 & 202 (6.00) Placement in GER 203. 3 hours of humanities.
German Language 4 GER 103 Placement in 201. No credit for score of 3, but placement in 201.
Gov't & Politics
(Comparative)
4 PSC 221  
Gov't & Politics
(United States)
4 PSC 101 3 hours of social science.
Human Geography 4 HTB 115 3 hours of social science.
Japanese Language & Culture 5 JPN Elective (6.00) 6 hours of 200-level Japanese elective.
Japanese Language & Culture 4 JPN Elective (3.00) 3 hours of 200-level Japanese elective.
Latin Literature 4 LAT 103  
Latin: Vergil 4 LAT 103  
Mathematics AB 4 MTH 151
MTH 152
Fulfills mathematics requirement.
Mathematics AB 3 MTH 130 If student enrolls in MTH 152 and earns a B- or higher, may replace credit with MTH 151 OR student may enroll in MTH 153 (with the permission of the department). If a grade of B- or higher is earned, then MTH 130 may be replaced with MTH 151 and 152. Fulfills mathematics requirement.
Mathematics BC 5 MTH 151
MTH 152
MTH 153
Fulfills mathematics requirement.
Mathematics BC 4 MTH 151
MTH 152
Student may enroll in MTH 254. If he/she successfully completes MTH 254 with a B- or higher, he/she will receive 3 additional credit hours for MTH 153. Fulfills mathematics requirement.
Mathematics BC 3 MTH 130 If student enrolls in MTH 152 and earns a B- or higher may replace credit with MTH 151 OR student may enroll in MTH 153 (with the permission of the department). If a grade of B- or higher is earned, then MTH 130 may be replaced with MTH 151 and 152. Fulfills mathematics requirement.

Note: if the AB subscore is 4 or 5, students receive credit for MTH 151 and MTH 152 rather than MTH 130. Fulfills mathematics requirement.

Note: For scores of 1 or 2, if the AB subscore is 4 or 5, students receive credit for MTH 151 and MTH 152; if the AB subscore is 3, students receive credit for MTH 130.

Music Theory 4 MUS 101
MUS 108 (1.00)
 
Physics B 4 PHY 115 (4.00)
PHY 116 (4.00)
Fulfills all of the science requirement.
Physics C
Mechanics
4 PHY 141 3.00 hours science (lab).
Physics C
Electricity & Magnetism
4 PHY elective 3.00 hours science (lab).
Psychology 4 PSY 100 3 hours of social science
Spanish Language 5 SPN 201 & 202 (6.00) Placement in SPN 250. 3 hours of humanities.
Spanish Language 4 SPN 103 Placement in SPN 201. No credit for score of 3, but placement in SPN 201.
Spanish Literature 4 SPN
elective
3 hours of 200-level SPN elective.
Statistics 4 PSY 250 Fulfills mathematics. May substitute for ECB/ECN 241.
U.S. History 4 HST Elective
(U.S.)
3 hours of humanities or social science.
World History 4 HST 155 3 hours of humanities or social science.