Advanced Placement Credit


Through the high school Advanced Placement (AP) Program, high school students may apply for advanced placement College credit. Advanced Placement classes are offered in the area high schools in such subjects as English composition, foreign language, history, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. A national examination administered through the Educational Testing Service is given in each subject at the end of the year. Each examination is intended to measure the achievement of students and to determine at what point students should begin College study of that subject. To receive Rend Lake College credit, students must earn a score of 3, 4, or 5 and must request the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send an official copy of the examination results to the Registrar. The examination results must be received by Rend Lake College prior to the student taking the course for which credit is sought. Credit will be placed on the student’s transcript after the student successfully completes 12 credit hours of study at Rend Lake College. Advanced Placement credit is not used in computing a student’s grade point average. Students may only receive credit for one Rend Lake College course per subject area via Advanced Placement credit. For specific information, students should consult the Vice President of Instruction.

Rend Lake College will allow Advanced Placement credit for scores of 3, 4, or 5 as listed below.

AP Exam

Minimum
Score

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Biology

3

5

BIO 1101

Calculus

3

5

MATH 1121

Language and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1101

Literature and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1101

Music Theory

3

3

MUSI 1101

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 2101

Spanish Language and Culture

3

8

SPAN 2101 & SPAN 2102

Studio Art-2D Design

3

3

ART 1103

Studio Art-3D Design

3

3

ART 1104

Studio Art-Drawing

3

3

ART 1105

United States History

3

6

HIST 2101 & HIST 2102

United States Gov. and Politics

3

3

POLI 2101

 

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