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Advanced Placement (AP)

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) is accepted by The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Students who have achieved a minimum score of 3 on an examination will be awarded credit as detailed in the chart below.

Advanced Placement Exam  Minimum Score Citadel Credit Credit Hour
Art History 3  FNAR 206 3
Biology   3  BIOL 101, 111  or  BIOL 130, 131** 4
4  BIOL 101, 111, 102, 112  or  BIOL 130, 131, 140, 141** 8
Calculus AB  3  MATH 131 4
Calculus BC  3  MATH 131, 132 8
Calculus Subfield 3 MATH 131 4
Chemistry  3  CHEM 103, 113 or CHEM 151, 161** 4
 4  CHEM 103, 113, 104, 114 or CHEM 151, 161, 152, 162** 8
Chinese Language & Culture 3 CHIN 101 3
4 CHIN 101, 102 6
Comparative Government & Politics  3  PSCI 232 3
Computer Science A 3 CSCI 201, 211 4
Computer Science Principles 3 CSCI 210 3
English Language & Composition  * 
Environmental Science 3 BIOL 209  3
European History 3 HIST 103, 104 6
French Language & Culture  3  FREN 101, 102  6
French Literature & Culture  3  FREN 201, 202 6
German Language & Culture 3 GERM 101, 102 6
Human Geography 3 GEOG 209 3
Italian Language & Culture 3 GNRL 101 3
4 GNRL 101, 102 6
Japanese Language & Culture  3  JAPN 101 3
 4  JAPN 101, 102 6
Latin 3 GNRL 101 3
 4  GNRL 101, 102 6
Macroeconomics  3  ECON 202 3
Microeconomics 3 ECON 201  3 
Music Theory 3 FNAR 209 3
Physics 1: Algebra-Based 3 PHYS 203, 253 4
Physics 2: Algebra-Based 3 PHYS 204, 254 4
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 3 PHYS 221, 271, 222, 272 8
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHYS 221, 271 4
Psychology 3 PSYC 201 3
Spanish Language & Culture 3 SPAN 101, 102 6
Spanish Literature & Culture 3 SPAN 201, 202 6
Statistics 3 STAT 160  3 
Studio Art: 2-D Design  3  FNAR 250 3
Studio Art: 3-D Design 3 FNAR 250  3
Studio Art: Drawing  3  FNAR 304  3
United States History  3  HIST 201, 202  6 
US Government & Politics 3 LDRS 202  3 
World History 3 HIST 105, 106 6

*The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education has mandated the following policy in awarding Advanced Placement credit for English 101 and/or 102:

• If a student receives a score of '3' or '4' on either English AP exam, credit will be awarded for English 101 or its equivalent (three credit hours).
• If a student receives a score of '3' or '4' on both English AP exams, or a '3' on one and a '4' on the other, credit will be awarded for English 101 and English 102 or their equivalents (six credit hours).
• If a student receives a score of '5' on either or on both English AP exams, credit will be awarded for English 101 and 102 or their equivalents (six credit hours).

**Course(s) awarded depends on declared major.

NOTE: Students will not be awarded duplicate credit in the event acceptable scores for the same subject are presented from International Baccalaureate or other subject examinations.

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