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Advanced Placement (AP) Program

The College participates in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Through this program, high school students who plan to enroll at ABAC can take AP examinations in several subject areas. If students achieve the minimum score detailed in the AP Examination Score Requirements Table below, the College will award regular college credit in the subject areas of the exam(s), provided the subject area(s) are taught by the College. High school students can gain college credit and/or advanced placement at ABAC before actually beginning college. Students needing further information about the AP Program should contact their high school counselor.

Because of variation in credit awarded by different USG institutions, students who are awarded AP credit at ABAC and plan to transfer to another institution should determine what AP credit is accepted at their intended transfer institution. Official College Board transcripts with the AP scores will be required for any AP credit to be awarded.

Credit by AP Examination Score Requirements Table

AP Examinations

Minimum Score

ABAC Course Credit

Semester Hours

Art and Design Program: 2-D Art and Design

3

ARTS 1020

3

Art and Design Program: 3-D Art and Design

3

ARTS 1030

3

Art and Design Program: Drawing

3

ARTS 1010

3

Art History

3

course

3

Biology

3

BIOL1011K

4

Biology

4

course/course 

4

 Biology

5

course/coursecourse/course

8

Calculus AB

3

course, course

8

Calculus BC

3

course, course 

8

Chemistry

3

course/course

4

 Chemistry

5

course/course, course/course

8

Chinese Language and Culture

3

LANG 12XX**

3

Chinese Language and Culture

4

LANG 12XX, LANG 21XX **

6

Chinese Language and Culture

5

LANG 12XX, LANG 21XX, LANG 22XX **

9

Computer Science A

3

course

4

Computer Science Principles

3

course

3

Macroeconomics

3

course 

3

Microeconomics

3

course 

3

English Lang/Comp

3

course

3

 English Lang/Comp

5

course, course

6

English Lit/Comp

3

course

3

 English Lit/Comp

5

course, course

6

Environmental Science

3

course/course

4

European History

3

ELECTIVE IN CORE AREA E *

3

French Language and Culture

3

LANG 12XX **

3

French Language and Culture

4

LANG 12XX, LANG 21XX **

6

French Language and Culture

5

LANG 12XX, LANG 21XX, LANG 22XX **

9

German Language and Culture

3

LANG 12XX **

3

 German Language and Culture

4

LANG 12XX, LANG 21XX **

6

 German Language and Culture

5

LANG 12XX, LANG 21XX, LANG 22XX **

9

Government & Politics

3

course***

3

Human Geography

3

course

3

Italian Language and Culture

3

LANG 12XX **

3

Italian Language and Culture

4

LANG 12XX, LANG 21XX **

6

Italian Language and Culture

5

LANG 12XX, LANG 21XX, LANG 22XX **

9

Japanese Language and Culture

3

LANG 12XX **

3

Japanese Language and Culture

4

LANG 12XX, LANG 21XX **

6

Japanese Language and Culture

5

LANG 12XX, LANG 21XX, LANG 22XX **

9

Latin

3

LANG 12XX **

3

 Latin

4

LANG 12XX, LANG 21XX **

6

 Latin

5

LANG 12XX, LANG 21XX, LANG 22XX **

9

Music Theory

3

course/course

4

Physics 1

3

course/course

4

Physics 2

3

course/course

4

Physics C: Mechanics

5

course/course

4

Physics C: Electricity

5

course/course

4

Psychology

3

course

3

Spanish Language and Culture

3

course

3

 Spanish Language and Culture

4

course, course

6

 Spanish Language and Culture

5

course,course, course

9

Statistics

3

course

3

US History

3

course***

3

 US History

5

course, course***

6

World History

3

course 

3

 World History

5

course, course

6

* This elective may be used in the Core Curriculum Area E to satisfy three hours of the “choose 6 hours” requirement.
**LANG 21XX and LANG 22XX may be used in the Core Curriculum Area C to satisfy the “foreign language (2001 or higher)” elective.
***Students receiving credit for American Government or American History must meet the State of Georgia Legislative Requirements regarding Georgia History and Georgia Constitution through examination.