In order to receive AP Credit, the Physics department requests that students email the student services office. In the email, please indicate whether or not you are interested in majoring or minoring in physics. AP Credit will show up on transcripts as Physics 139 (140/141) and/or Physics 239 (240/241).
If you wish to receive AP Credit in another department please visit the Undergraduate Admissions AP Guidelines page for more information.
AP Credit and the Physics Minor
Although course credit for Physics 125/126/127/128 or Physics 140/141/240/241 may be awarded Advanced Placement (AP) Physics exams B (score of 4 or 5) or C (score of 5), LSA policy does not allow those AP credits to be counted toward the minimum credits required for an academic minor.
To qualify for the minor, students with AP exam credit must complete additional eligible courses within the Physics department for a total of at least 15 Physics course credits. Eligible courses include Physics 333 and 334 (Tutoring of Physics 140 and 240), and Physics 401. Other 400-level Physics courses may also be used, subject to approval by a concentration advisor. To arrange a meeting to discuss course selection, please schedule an appointment.