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Advanced Placement Program (AP)

As a result of Texas law resulting from the passage of HB 1992 (signed into law June 3, 2015), Texas State University will adjust all cut scores based on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams to ensure that credit is granted for a score of 3 (or higher) for all exams that are determined by the relevant academic department to demonstrate attainment of objectives congruent to those of a course offered by that department.

The law requires that these new standards be in place by the fall semester of 2016; however, Texas State University has determined that we will begin awarding credits according to the new standards effective January 4, 2016. We have also decided that we will award credits to students who are currently enrolled who achieved a score of 3 or greater on an AP exam that was not previously awarded credit, based on the table below, for any student who has not already passed, or registered for, the relevant course.

If you believe you are likely to have credits added due to this update, especially if you may need to change your schedule for Spring 2016, or if you have any questions or concerns about how this might affect you, please see an academic advisor at your earliest convenience.

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The College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) examinations are offered to high school students by participating secondary schools each May. If you plan on taking any AP exams and wish to have your scores reported to Texas State, the score recipient code is 6667. If you have taken an AP exam but did not list Texas State as a score recipient , you can contact the College Board at 888.225.5427 to have your scores sent to Texas State.

The following is a listing of the AP exams that have been approved for course credit at Texas State.

AP EXAM PASSING SCORE HRS OF CREDIT COURSE CREDIT
Art History 3 3 ARTH 2301
Studio Art Drawing 3 3 ARTF 1302
Studio Art 2-D Design 3 3 ARTF 1301
Studio Art 3-D Design 3 3 ARTF 1303
Biology 3 4 BIO 1130, 1330
  4 8 BIO 1130, 1330, 1131, 1331
Chemistry 3 4 CHEM 1341, 1141
  4 8 CHEM 1341, 1141, 1342, 1142
Chinese Language & Culture 3 14 CHI 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320
Computer Science A 3 4 CS 1428
Computer Science Principles 3 3 CS 1319
Microeconomics 3 3 ECO 2314
Macroeconomics 3 3 ECO 2315
English Language & Composition 3 3 ENG 1310
English Literature & Composition 3 3 ENG 1320
French Language & Culture 3 14 FR 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320
French Literature* 3 14 FR 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320
German Language & Culture 3 14 GER 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320
United States History 3 3 HIST 1310 OR HIST 1320
United States History 4 6 HIST 1310, 1320
European History 3 3 HIST 2310 OR HIST 2320
European History 4 6 HIST 2310, 2320
World History 3 3 HIST 2311 OR HIST2312
World History 4 6 HIST 2311, 2312
Environmental Science 3 3 GEO 2310
Human Geography 3 3 GEO 1309
Italian Language & Culture 3 14 ITAL 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320
Japanese Language & Culture 3 14 JAPA 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320
Latin 3 14 LAT 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320
Latin - Vergil* 3 14 LAT 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320
Statistics 3 3 MATH 2328
Calculus AB 3 4 MATH 2471
Calculus BC 3 8 MATH 2471, 2472
    Calculus AB Subscore 3 4 MATH 2471
Music Theory (music majors) 3 1 MU 1112
Music Theory (music majors) 5 4 MU 1210, 1211
Music Theory (non-majors) 3 3 MU 1312
Physics 1 3 4 PHYS 1115, 1315
Physics 2 3 4 PHYS 1125, 1325
Physics B* 3 8 PHYS 1115, 1315, 1125, 1325
Physics C-Mechanics 3 4 PHYS 1430
Physics C-Electricity & Magnetism 3 4 PHYS 2425
United States Government & Politics 3 3 POSI 2320
Psychology 3 3 PSY 1300
Spanish Language & Culture 3 14 SPAN 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320
Spanish Literature & Culture 3 14 SPAN 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320

*discontinued exams

All passing scores are subject to change without notification. Contact TREC at 512.245.2276 for updates.