Saint Paul College Policies & Procedures - Advanced Placement Procedure

The College shall grant credit for Advanced Placement (AP) examinations as follows: 

  1. A score of 3 shall be the minimum for credit awards. A higher score may be established if a department has conducted studies that show a score of 3 is too low to predict success in sequential courses.
  2. The same amount of credit shall be granted for scores of 3, 4, and 5 unless the higher score clearly represents more coverage of material rather than a better grade on the material, as in some mathematics sequences.
  3. Credit shall be given for a specific college course if a test covers substantially similar material. If the test material does not match an existing course, students shall be given three elective credits. No course exemptions shall be granted.
  4. Students shall be allowed to petition for electives to meet certain general education requirements for the A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degrees.
  5. ‚ÄčThere shall not be a limit to the total number of credits a student can earn through AP courses and tests.


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