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Advanced Placement (AP) Credits
AP Credit: Summary
Students may receive credit for Advanced Placement exams they complete in High School. Policies governing AP credits vary from department to department. In some cases a score of 3 or better on the AP exam may be enough to receive credit. In other cases, a 4 or better is required on the exam. In still other cases students need to take an additional course or to meet with a concentration advisor in order to receive credit. As a result, it is essential that you discuss AP credits with your Academic Advisor at orientation.
If you have not had your AP scores sent to the UM, go to the College Board AP Exam Grades web site: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/exgrd.html and click on "Grade Reporting Services," or call (888) 225-5427.
Your AP credit cannot count toward any LSA requirement other than the language requirement.
For a tentative list of AP credits, go to the University of Michigan Admissions web site:
Additional Information for Math and Physics
Students who have scored 4 or 5 on the Calculus AB Advanced Placement test will have 2 additional credits for MATH 120 awarded after successful completion of MATH 116, 119, 156, 175, 185, 186 or 295 with a grade of C or better. The Registrar's Office will automatically award this credit approximately one month after the term ends. If you do not receive your additional credits email your LSA advisor.
Students who have scored 4 or 5 on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement test will have 2 additional credits for both MATH 120 and 121 awarded after successful completion of MATH 215, 285 or 295 with a grade of C or better. The Registrar's Office will automatically award this credit approximately one month after the term ends. If you do not receive your additional credits email your LSA advisor.
Students who have scored a 5 on the Physics C: Mechanics or the Physics C; Electricity & Magnetism Advanced Placement test will be awarded 5 credit hours of Physics 140(4) & 141(1) or Physics 240(4) & 241(1). Credit is only awarded after meeting with a Physics Concentration Advisor. After your meeting the advisor will send the signed approved form to the LSA Advising Center. Students should call 764-5539 to make a physics advising appointment.
Information from Admissions regarding high school Advanced Placement classwork
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