Advanced Placement

Centenary participates in the Advanced Placement program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Advanced Placement credit will not be given for scores below 3. Advanced Placement and departmental examinations may not exceed forty hours, no more than twenty-four of which may be from each category. The following departmental guidelines have been established:

Department A.P. Score Credit Hours Courses
Art History 4 or 5 4 ART 295 (elective only)
Biology 4 4 BIOL 101
5 8 BIOL 101 and 4 credits of elective 295
Chemistry 4 or 5 8 CHEM 121, 122, 123, 124
Computer Science 4 or 5 3 CSC 104
Economics Micro 4 3 ECON 151
Economics Macro 4 3 ECON 295 (elective only)
English Lit & Comp 4 or 5 3 ENGL 102
English Lang & Comp 4 or 5 3 ENGL 101
Foreign Languages2 3 8 FLNG 101, 102
4 or 5 14 FLNG 101, 102, 201, 202
European History 4 or 5 3 HIST 103
U.S. History 4 or 5 6 HIST 205, 206
Mathematics 4 or 5, AB Test 4 Math 115
4 or 5, BC Test 8 Math 115, 201
Music Theory 5 8 MUS 111,112,121,122
Physics and Engineering3 4 or 5, mechanics 4 PHYS 104, 114
4 or 5, electricity and magnetism 4 PHYS 105, 115
Psychology 4 or 5 3 PSY 101
Sociology 4 or 5 3 SOC 101

2 Students with at least two years of a foreign language in high school or competence in a foreign language for other reasons are required to demonstrate their level of proficiency through examination prior to enrolling in a foreign language course or during the first week of classes. Students may receive from 4 to 14 hours of credit (101, 102; 201, 202) for examinations in French, ||German, or Spanish administered during fall orientation by the Department of Ancient and Modern Languages. Students who submit foreign language AP scores are exempt from this examination.

3 Only Advanced Placement TEST C will be accepted.

International Baccaularate

Centenary recognizes the International Baccalaurate program and awards credit for Higher Level examination scores of 5 or greater.

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