College Board Advanced Placement Credit

The College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program allows you to establish college credit from tests taken at the completion of high school AP courses.

The table below provides information about AP credit Purdue accepts and the scores necessary to earn credit. 

Course numbers listed as "1XXXX" transfer as undistributed credit, which means Purdue does not have an equivalent course. Such credit appears on a Purdue student record as credit hours within the respective subject area. You should consult with your Purdue academic advisor to determine how undistributed credit may be used to best meet curriculum requirements within your area of study.

For descriptions and credit hours for the specific Purdue courses listed in the table below, use Purdue's searchable catalog.

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AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
UND 1XXXX UND 1XXXX UND 1XXXX
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
UND 1XXXX UND 1XXXX UND 1XXXX
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
BIOL 1XXXX BIOL 11000 BIOL 11000 & 11100
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
MA 1XXXX MA 16500 MA 16500
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
MA 1XXXX MA 16500 & 16600 MA 16500 & 16600
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
CHM 11100 CHM 11500 & 11600 CHM 11500 & 11600
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
CHNS 10100 & 10200 CHNS 10100, 10200 & 20100 CHNS 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
CS 1XXXX CS 17700 CS 17700
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
CS 1XXXX CS 1XXXX CS 17700
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
ENGL 1XXXX ENGL 10600 ENGL 10600
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
ENGL 1XXXX ENGL 23100 ENGL 23100
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
EAPS 1XXXX EAPS 11300 EAPS 11300
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
HIST 1XXXX HIST 10400 HIST 10400
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
FR 10100 & 10200 FR 10100, 10200 & 20100 FR 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
GER 10100 & 10200 GER 10100, 10200 & 20100 GER 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
POL 1XXXX POL 14100 POL 14100
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
POL 1XXXX POL 10100 POL 10100
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
EAPS 1XXXX EAPS 12000 EAPS 12000
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
ITAL 10100 & 10200 ITAL 10100, 10200 & 20100 ITAL 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
JPNS 10100 & 10200 JPNS 10100, 10200 & 20100 JPNS 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
LATN 10100 LATN 10100 & LATN 10200 LATN 10100, LATN 10200, & LATN 20100
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
See below*
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
See below*
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
MUSIC 1XXXX MUSIC 1XXXX MUSIC 1XXXX
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 22000
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 22100
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 22000 & 22100
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 27200
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 1XXXX PHYS 17200
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
PSY 1XXXX PSY 12000 PSY 12000
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
SPAN 10100 & 10200 SPAN 10100, 10200 & 20100 SPAN 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
SPAN 1XXXX SPAN 24100 SPAN 24100
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
STAT 1XXXX STAT 30100 STAT 30100
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX A&D 1XXXX
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
HIST 1XXXX HIST 15100 & 15200 HIST 15100 & 15200
AP exam score / Corresponding Purdue course
3 4 5
HIST 1XXXX HIST 10500 HIST 10500

*If you score of 4 or better on both the Macroeconomics and Microeconomics exams you will receive credit for ECON 21000. You will receive undistributed ECON credit (1XXXX) if you take just one of these exams, earning a score of 3 or better, or take both and receive a 3 on one.

Course numbers listed as "1XXXX" transfer as undistributed credit, which means Purdue does not have an equivalent course. Such credit appears on a Purdue student record as credit hours within the respective subject area. You should consult with your Purdue academic advisor to determine how undistributed credit may be used to best meet curriculum requirements within your area of study.

The information above is effective for students who first enroll at Purdue West Lafayette after March 1, 2011. AP transfer credit criteria are subject to change without notice.

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