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.
Beginning with students entering in Fall 2015, a maximum of four non-Bates credits, including Advanced Placement credit, may be awarded. For prior classes, a maximum of eight non-Bates credits, including Advanced Placement credits, can be applied to the Bates academic record. Junior Semester/Year Abroad credit does not count towards this “non-Bates” maximum.
|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|
|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|
|Human 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|
|Latin – Vergil||none||201||201-202|
|Latin – Literature||none||201||201-202|
|none||105 (Math)||105 (Math)**|
Calculus BC –AB subscore
|none||105 (Math)||105 (Math)**|
|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 1||none||1 unspecified||1 unspecified|
|Physics 2||none||1 unspecified||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|
|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.
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.