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AP Equivalent Chart

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDIT

Students may be awarded credit for an Advanced Placement examination given by the Educational Testing Service. An official copy of the examination scores must be sent to the Bates College Registrar’s Office and can be obtained by contacting The College Board, P.O. Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671.
More information may be found on their web site at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/exgrd_rep.html

Bates College – College Board Code: 3076

Credit awards are based on the following equivalencies. See below for General Education questions.

TEST Score of 3 Score of 4 Score of 5
Art History none 1 unspecified 1 unspecified
Art Studio Drawing none 1 unspecified 1 unspecified
Art Studio General none 1 unspecified 1 unspecified
Art Studio 3D Design none 1 unspecified 1 unspecified
Biology 1 unspecified 2 unspecified 2 unspecified
Chinese none 102 201
Chemistry none 107A-108A 107A-108A
Computer Science A none 1 unspecified 1 unspecified
Computer Science AB 1 unspecified 2 unspecified 2 unspecified
Economics – Micro none 101 101
Economics – Macro none 103 103
English Language none 1 unspecified 1 unspecified
English Literature none 1 unspecified 1 unspecified
Environmental Science none 1 unspecified 1 unspecified
French Language none 201 201 & 1 unspecified
French Literature none 201 201 & 1 unspecified
Geography None 2 unspecified 2 unspecified
German Language none 201 201 & 1 unspecified
Government & Politics – US none 1 unspecified 1 unspecified
Government & Politics – Comp. none 1 unspecified 1 unspecified
History – American none 2 unspecified 2 unspecified
History – European none 2 unspecified 2 unspecified
History – World none 2 unspecified 2 unspecified
Italian none 1 unspecified 1 unspecified
Japanese none 102 201
Latin – Vergil none 201 201-202
Latin – Literature none 201 201-202
Mathematics -
Calculus AB
none 105 (Math) 105 (Math)**
Mathematics –
Calculus BC –AB subscore
none 105 (Math) 105 (Math)**
Mathematics -
Calculus BC
none 105-106 (Math) 105-106 (Math)**
Music – Listen & Lit student must see department chair student must see department chair student must see department chair
Music Theory student must see department chair student must see department chair student must see department chair
Physics B none 107 & 1 unspecified 107 & 1 unspecified
Physics C Mechanics none 1 unspecified 1 unspecified
Physics C Elec & Mag. none 1 unspecified 1 unspecified
(Both C tests) none 107 & 1 unspecified 107 & 1 unspecified
Psychology none 101 101
Spanish Language none 201 201 & 1 unspecified
Spanish Literature none 201 201 & 1 unspecified
Statistics none Math 101* Math 101*

Credit awarded as “Unspecified” counts towards the 32 credits needed for graduation but does not satisfy any major, minor or general education requirements unless noted in the Catalog.

*Students may seek Economics credit instead of Mathematics. Contact the Registrar’s Office.

**Credit may not be earned for both the Calculus AB and BC tests.

General Education:
Advanced Placement credit may only count if the credit awarded is accepted as a direct equivalent to a specific Bates course (see table above). Credit awarded without an equivalency (unspecified) may not count. The writing requirement may not be satisfied with Advanced Placement credit.


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