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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|Spanish Language & Culture||3||14||SPAN 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320|
|Spanish Literature & Culture||3||14||SPAN 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320|
All passing scores are subject to change without notification. Contact TREC at 512.245.2276 for updates.