Advanced Placement Examinations

Augustana University uses the College Entrance Examination Board’s Advanced Placement and Examination in awarding advanced academic credit. High school students who achieved a sufficiently high score will receive credit and placement. The examinations are graded 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. Augustana policy states that students who obtain grades of 4 or 5 are to be given automatic placement and credit. Score of less than a four will not receive placement or credit. Successful score reports are entered on the permanent transcript record of students enrolled at Augustana University. There is no transcription fee. Augustana University AP Institutional ID number is 6015. If you need to know how to send your AP scores to Augustana, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions at the Advanced Placement Website.

Placement Exam
Augustana Equivalent Credit
 Gen. Ed
Art, History ART/HIST 112: Art History Survey I 3 3.1
Art, Studio/Drawing No equivalent    
Biology BIOL 110: Biology & Human Concerns  4 3.2
Calculus AB MATH 151: Calculus & Analytical Geometry I  4 2.3
Calculus BC MATH 152: Calculus & Analytical Geometry II 4 2.3
Chemistry CHEM 116: General Chemistry I 4 3.2
Chinese No equivalent     
Computer Science A COSC 210: Computer Programming I 4  
Computer Science AB COSC 211: Computer Programming II  4  
Economics-Micro ECON 120: Principles of Economics I 3.3 3
Economics-Macro ECON 121: Principles of Economics II  3.3 3
English Lang/Comp ENGL 110: First Year Composition  4 2.1 A
English Lit/Comp ENGL 110: First Year Composition 4 2.1 A
Environmental Science BIOL 180: Intro to Environmental Science  4 3.2
French Language** MDFL 120, 121: Introduction to French I & II  6  3.4 A&B
French Literature No equivalent    
German Language** MDFL 130, 131: Introduction to German I & II  6  3.4 A&B
Government, Comp. GOV 120: Politics in a Diverse World  3  3.6
Government, American GOV 200: American Government  3  
Government/Politics US GOV 200: American Government  3  
History-US HIST 120: American Exp. to 1877
-And- HIST 121: American Exp. since 1877 
6  3.1B***
History-European HIST 111: Western Civ II 3 3.1B
Human Geography GEOG 120: Introduction to Human Geography  3 3.3
Japanese No equivalent    
Latin, Vergil No equivalent    
Latin, Catullus-Horace No equivalent    
Music Listening/Lit MUSI 110: Understanding Music  3 3.5B
Music Theory MUSI 120: Music Fundamentals
-And- MUSI 121: Beginning Theory
6 3.5B
Physics B PHYS 160, 170: Physics for Life Sciences I & II  8 3.2
Physics C PHYS 221, 222: General Physics I & II  8 3.2
Psychology PSYC 115: General Psychology  3 3.3
Spanish Language** MDFL 180, 181: Introduction to Spanish I & II 6 3.4 A&B
Spanish Literature No equivalent    
Statistics BSAD/ECON/PSYC 270: Statistics  4  

Advising Note: It has come to our attention that the use of Advanced Placement credit varies among some medical schools. Please be aware that some medical and professional schools will not recognize Advanced Placement credit as fulfillment for admission requirements. While students may still receive credit at Augustana for Advanced Placement classes, they may wish to consult with the health professions advisor concerning this matter. For further information please email Dr. Paul Egland in the Biology Department (
**View details on University's use of Advanced Placement scores for the French, German and Spanish languages.
***Only students majoring in elementary education may use this course to satisfy this requirement.