Lower Columbia College grants credit for completion of the College Board’s Advanced Placement examinations.
Advanced Placement is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities. The program provides motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. Students who participate in the program gain college-level skills and may also earn college credit. AP courses are taught by high school teachers, following course guidelines developed and published by the College Board.
LCC grants credit in several subject areas for students who have obtained a qualifying score on the College Board Advanced Placement examinations. Exams are given by the Educational Testing Service at locations around the country. Students must submit an official copy of their AP scores to the Registration Office. Upon evaluation of the scores, the student will be notified about acceptable credits. Provisional credit for AP scores will be used for advising purposes. Official credit will be granted once the student has earned 12 credits at LCC and has a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
Policies on granting placement or credit for AP exams listed below. Exam scores range from a high of 5 to 3. In most departments, credit and/or placement is awarded for grades of 3 or higher.
|Exam Name||Min Score||Course (Credit)||Gen Ed Category|
|Calculus AB||5||Math& 151, 152 (10)||Quantitative Skills or Natural Science|
|3 or 4||Math& 151 (5)||Quantitative Skills or Natural Science|
|Calculus BC||4 or 5||Math& 151, 152 (10)||Quantitative Skills or Natural Science|
|3||Math& 142 (5)||Quantitative Skills or Natural Science|
|Chemistry||5||Chem& 161, 162, 163 (15)||Natural Science|
|4||Chem& 161, 162 (10)||Natural Science|
|Biology||4 or 5||Biol& 211, 212, 213 (15)||Lab Science|
|English Language and Composition||4 or 5||Engl& 101 (5)||Communications|
|Government (American)||4 or 5||Pols& 202, 204 (10)||Social Science|
|History: European||4 or 5||Hist& 116, 117 (10)||HIST& 116-Humanities
HIST& 117-Social Science
|History: US||4 or 5||Hist& 136, 137 (10)||Social Science|
|History: World||4 or 5||Hist& 126, 127, 128 (15)||HIST& 126-Humanities
HIST& 127 and HIST& 128-Social Science
|Macroeconomics||4 or 5||Econ& 202 (5)||Social Science|
|Microeconomics||4 or 5||Econ& 201 (5)||Social Science|
|Psychology||4 or 5||Psyc& 100 (5)||Social Science|
|Statistics||4 or 5||Math 210 (5)||Quantitative Skills or Natural Science|
Make an appointment to discuss Alternative Options for earning credit by calling the Entry Center at 360.442.2311. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours.
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