Centenary participates in the Advanced Placement program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Advancement Placement credit will not be given for scores below 3. Advanced Placement and departmental examinations may not exceed 40 hours, no more than 24 of which may be from each category. The following departmental guidelines have been established:
|Department||AP Score||Credit Hours||Courses|
|Art History||4 or 5||4||ART 295 (elective only)|
|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 Languages*||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 Engineering**||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|
*Foreign Languages: 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 4 to 14 hours of credit (101, 102, 201, 202) for examinations in French or Spanish administered during orientation by the Department of Foreign Languages. Students who submit foreign language AP scores are exempt from this examination.
**Physics and Engineering: Only Advanced Placement Test C will be accepted.
Centenary recognizes the International Baccalaureate program and awards credit for Higher Level examination scores of 5 or greater.