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Advanced Placement (AP) Course Equivalencies

Advanced Placement (AP) Course Equivalencies

Advanced Placement credit may be used to replace specific courses for purposes of general education/core curricula, major, or minor requirements. Credit and exemption will be given only for AP examinations taken prior to matriculation. Credit will be posted on a student’s record during the first semester of enrollment. If, after matriculation at Case, a student completes a course for which she or he received credit/exemption on the basis of AP, the AP credit/exemption for that course will be forfeited and will not count toward graduation requirements.

In preparation for course registration, please make arrangements for all AP score reports to be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Studies at Case Western Reserve University. Make sure to review this item on the New Student Checklist to ensure that your scores have been received. Generally, AP scores are available in early July. Scores for students who selected CWRU as a recipient will be sent directly from the College Board to CWRU as soon as they are available.

The policies regarding the awarding of credit for Advanced Placement Examinations of The College Board are reviewed annually by departments and are subject to change. 

Subject/Exam

Score

Credit Earned

CWRU Equivalent/Exempt

Placement

AP RESEARCH --- --- CWRU does not award credit for AP Research. ---
AP SEMINAR --- --- CWRU does not award credit for AP Seminar.  ---
ART HISTORY 4 or 5 3 hours ARTH 100-TR
This credit cannot be used to satisfy requirements for a major or minor in art history.
ARTH 101
ART STUDIO
Drawing Portfolio
4 or 5 3 hours ARTS 106 or 216
Final credit awarded to be determined after individual portfolio review by art studio program director.
 
ART STUDIO
2-D Design Portfolio
4 or 5 3 hours ARTS 101 or 216
Final credit awarded to be determined after individual portfolio review by art studio program director.
 
ART STUDIO
3-D Design Portfolio
4 or 5 3 hours ARTS 100-TR, 201, 210, or 214
Final credit awarded to be determined after individual portfolio review by art studio program director. 
 
BIOLOGY  4 3 hours BIOL 114  
5 3 hours BIOL 200-TR
This credit will satisfy the BIOL 114 requirement for the nursing major.
 
CHEMISTRY 4 or 5 4 hours CHEM 111
This course will meet a requirement of either CHEM 105 or 111.
CHEM 106 and 113; or ENGR 145
CHINESE 4 6 hours CHIN 201 and 202 CHIN 301
5 9 hours CHIN 201, 202, and 301 CHIN 302
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science A
4 or 5 3 hours EECS 132 EECS 233 or 281
ECONOMICS
Macroeconomics
4 or 5 3 hours ECON 103  
ECONOMICS
Microeconomics
4 or 5 3 hours ECON 102  
ENGLISH
Language/Composition
4 or 5 3 hours ENGL 200-TR*  
ENGLISH
Literature/Composition
4 or 5 3 hours ENGL 200-TR*  
*A maximum of three credit-hours will be awarded for AP English scores and only after successful completion of a three-credit-hour 300-level ENGL course with a grade C or better.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 4 or 5 3 hours EEPS 100-TR  
FRENCH 4 or 5 6 hours FRCH 201 and 202 300-level FRCH
GERMAN 4 or 5 6 hours GRMN 201 and 202 300-level GRMN
GOV & POLITICS
Comparative Politics
4 or 5 3 hours POSC 160  
GOV & POLITICS
U.S. Government
5 3 hours POSC 109 (Three credit-hours as POSC 109 will be awarded for AP U.S. Government scores only after successful completion of a 300-level U.S. politics course with a grade of B or better.)   
HISTORY
European History
--- --- CWRU does not award credit for European History. ---
HISTORY
U.S. History
--- --- CWRU does not award credit for U.S. History ---
HISTORY
World History
--- --- CWRU does not award credit for World History. ---
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY 4 or 5 3 hours ANTH 100-TR
This credit cannot be used to satisfy requirements for a major or minor in anthropology.
 
ITALIAN 4 or 5 6 hours ITAL 201 and 202 300-level ITAL
JAPANESE  4 6 hours JAPN 201 and 202 JAPN 301
5 9 hours JAPN 201, 202, and 301 JAPN 302
LATIN 4 or 5 3 hours LATN 202 300-level LATN
MATHEMATICS
Calculus AB
4 or 5 4 hours MATH 121* MATH 122 or 126
MATHEMATICS
Calculus BC
AB subscore = 4 or 5 4 hours MATH 121* MATH 122 or 126
4 or 5 8 hours MATH 121 and 122* MATH 223
*Credit for MATH 121 will meet a requirement for either MATH 121 or 125. Credit for MATH 122 will meet a requirement for either MATH 122 or 126.
MUSIC THEORY 4 or 5 3 hours MUTH 103
This credit cannot be used to satisfy requirements for any music major program.
 
PHYSICS
Physics 1
4 or 5 4 hours PHYS 115* PHYS 116
PHYSICS
Physics 2
4 or 5 3 hours PHYS 100-TR*  
PHYSICS
Physics B
4 or 5 4 hours PHYS 115* PHYS 116
PHYSICS
Physics C-Mech
4 or 5 4 hours PHYS 121* PHYS 122
PHYSICS
Physics C-E&M
4 or 5 3 hours PHYS 100-TR*  
*Students planning to major in physics are strongly advised to take a CWRU mechanics course (PHYS 121 or 123). A student may not receive credit for more than one of the following: Physics 1, Physics B, or Physics C-Mechanics (forfeiting the credit if they take PHYS 115, 121, or 123). A student also may not receive credit for more than one of the following: Physics 2 or Physics C-E&M (forfeiting the credit if they take PHYS 116, 122, or 124). Students who earned a 4 or 5 on their AP Physics exam, but who had little or no high school laboratory experience should consult with the department about taking PHYS 113A to build their laboratory skills before moving on to PHYS 116 or 122.
PSYCHOLOGY 4 or 5 3 hours PSCL 101  
SPANISH
Spanish Language
4 or 5 6 hours SPAN 201 and 202 300-level SPAN
SPANISH
Spanish Literature
4 or 5 6 hours SPAN 202 and 300-TR 300-level SPAN
STATISTICS 5 3 hours STAT 201