North Central College - Naperville, IL

Advanced Placement

Effective: Summer 2015

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 Calculus AB subscores are accepted and only when a score of 3 or lower is earned on the Calculus 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.
Calculus AB 4 MTH 151
MTH 152
Fulfills mathematics requirement.
Calculus 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.
Calculus BC 5

MTH 151
MTH 152
MTH 153

Fulfills mathematics requirement.
Calculus 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.
Calculus 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.

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  
Music Theory 4 MUS 101
MUS 108 (1.00)
 
Physics 1 4

PHY 115 (4.00)

4.00 hours science (lab).
Physics 2 4 PHY 116
(4.00)
4.00 hours science (lab).
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.