Advanced Placement (AP) examinations

Students who want to receive college credit for high-scoring Advanced Placement examinations must submit their College Entrance Examination Board scores to the registrar’s office at Northwestern College. For further information, contact the registrar.

The following serves as a guide for students transferring AP credit to Northwestern College:

AP exam Score needed NWC course Credit granted
Art 4, 5 ART120 4
Biology 4, 5 BIO110 4
Calculus AB 4, 5 MAT112 4
Calculus BC 3, 4, 5 MAT211 4
Chemistry 4, 5 CHE111 4
Computer science A 4, 5 CSC171 4
Computer science AB 3, 4, 5 CSC172 4
Economics: macro 4, 5 ECO214 4
Economics: micro 4, 5 ECO213 4
Environmental science 4, 5 BIO101 4
European history 4, 5 HIS120HP 4
French language 3, 4, 5 Elective 3
French literature 3, 4, 5 Elective 3
German language 3, 4, 5 Elective 3
Human geography 4, 5 PSC260 4
Language & composition 4, 5 Elective 4
Literature & composition 4, 5 ENG250LC
4
Music theory 4, 5 MUS101 2
Physics B 4, 5 PHY111 4
Physics C: mechanics 4, 5 PHY211 4
Psychology 4, 5 PSY111 4
Spanish language 3, 4, 5 SPA202 3
Spanish literature 3, 4, 5 SPA314 3
Statistics 4, 5 MAT116 3
U.S. history 4, 5 HIS120HP, HIS201 or HIS202
(depending on topics/questions covered) 
4
U.S. government & politics 4, 5 PSC101 4
World history 4, 5 HIS120HP 4