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Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

High school students achieving scores of 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement examinations are eligible to receive credit on the basis of such test scores. Credit is granted for freshman-level and sophomore-level courses only. Students who have completed these tests should have their scores sent by the College Board directly to the Nicholls State University Office of Records and Registration. The following examinations are approved for Nicholls credit:

AP/CEEB Title Minimum Score Nicholls
Equivalent
Hours Credit
Art History 3 ART 280, 281 6
Biology 3 BIOL 105, 106 6
Calculus AB 3 MATH 101, 102, 165 11
Calculus BC 3 MATH 101, 102, 165, 166 16
Chemistry 3 CHEM 105, 106 6
Chinese Language & Culture 3 Language Elective* 3
Computer Science A 3 Computer Science Elective* 3
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 212 3
Microeconomics 3 ECON 211 3
English Language and Composition 3 ENGL 101, 102 6
English Literature and Composition 3 ENGL 101, 102 6
Environmental Science 3 Science Elective* 3
European History 3 HIST 101, 102 6
French Language and Culture 3 FREN 101, 102 6
German Language and Culture 3 German Language Elective* 6
Comp Government & Politics 3 GOVT 250 3
U.S. Government & Politics 3 GOVT 101 3
Human Geography 3 GEOG 104 3
Japanese Language & Culture 3 Language Elective* 3
Latin: Virgil 3 Latin Language Elective* 6
Music Theory 3 MUS 119 4
Physics B 3 PHYS 101, 102 6
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 3 PHYS 102 3
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHYS 101 3
Psychology 3 PSYC 101 3
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 101, 102 6
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 Spanish Elective** 6
Statistics 3 MATH 214 3
Studio Art: Drawing 3 Art Elective to be determined 6
Studio Art: 2D Design 3 Art Dept portfolio review required
Studio Art: 3D Design 3 Art Dept portfolio review required
U.S. History 3 HIST 255, 256 6
World History 3 HIST 150, 151 6
* Freshman level                                                         ** Sophomore level
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