Undergraduate Admissions

Credit by Exam: AP

Students who have taken Advanced Placement exams may receive credit for select courses based on the score they achieved. Credit obtained through high test scores on ACT, SAT, CLEP and PLTW receive a grade of “S” for satisfactory and does not affect the student’s GPA. Up to 60 semester hours of credit may be obtained through any combination of AP tests, military equivalency credits, correspondence courses, special departmental examinations, and extension courses.

Below is a complete list of Advanced Placement exams accepted by Tennessee Tech and the classes awarded.

 

AP Examination Score Course Exemption   Semester Hours
Biology 3 BIOL 1010 or BIOL 1113 4
  4 BIOL 1010 & 1020 or BIOL 1113 & 1123 8
Calculus (AB) 3 MATH 1830 3
  4 MATH 1910 4
Calculus (BC) 3 MATH 1910 & 1920 8
Chemistry 3 CHEM 1110 or CHEM 1010 & 1020  4-8
  4 CHEM 1110 & CHEM 1120 or CHEM 1010 & 1020 8
Non-STEM Majors, effective Fall 2020 3 CHEM 1010 4
  4-5 CHEM 1110 & 1120 8
 STEM Majors, effective Fall 2020 4 CHEM 1110  4
  5 CHEM 1110 & 1120 8
Computer Science A 4 CSC 1200 3
    CSC 1200 & 1300 7
Computer Science Principles 3 CSC 1200 3
Economics: Micro 3 ECON 2010 3
Economics: Macro 3 ECON 2020 3
English Language and Composition 3 ENGL 1010 3
  4 ENGL 1010 & 1020 6
Environmental Science 3 BIOL 3130 4
English Literature and Composition 3 ENGL 2235 and sophomore English 6
European History 3 HIST 2210 & 2220 6
World History 3 HIST 2310 & 2320 6
French Language 3 FREN 1010 & 1020 6
  4 FREN 1010, 1020 & 2010 9
  5 FREN 1010, 1020, 2010 & 2020 12
German Language 3 GERM 1010 & 1020 6
  4 GERM 1010, 1020 & 2010 9
  5 GERM 1010, 1020, 2010 & 2020 12
Government and Politics: United States 3 POLS 1030 3
Human Geography 3 GEOG 1012 3
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 1010 & 1020 6
  4 SPAN 1010, 1020 & 2010 9
  5 SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010 & 2020 12
Statistics 3 MATH 1530 3
Physics 1 3 PHYS 2010 4
Physics 2 3 PHYS 2020 4
Physics C: Mechanics  3 PHYS 2010 or 2110 4
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3 PHYS 2020 or 2120 4
Psychology 3 PSY 1030 3
United States History 3 HIST 2010 & 2020 6

*Students may submit the exam essay portion for departmental evaluation for possible credit in CHEM 1120.

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