Advanced Placement

Students who have participated in the College Entrance Examination Board college-level testing program may be granted academic credit at Misericordia University. The decision to award college credit in these cases is made by the registrar and the department sponsoring the course for which credit is requested.

Credit equivalencies for the 2016-17 academic year are as follows, and for a score of 3 or higher, unless otherwise noted. Credit will only be awarded for exams where the equivalent credit could meet core curriculum, major, or free elective requirements for the students admitted program of study:

Biology: BIO 105: General Biology (3 credits)

Calculus AB: MTH 165: Survey of Calculus (3 credits) for a score of 3; MTH 171: Calculus I (4 credits) for a score of 4 or 5. Students majoring in mathematics scoring a 4 or 5 would be required to take MTH 171, but would receive 4 credits of general elective credit.

Calculus BC: MTH 171: Calculus I (4 credits). Students majoring in mathematics scoring a 4 or 5 would be required to take MTH 171, but would receive 4 credits of general elective credit.

Calculus BC (AB subscore): If the Calculus BC score was below 3, then the AB subscore would be used, and credit would be awarded using the AB criteria above.

Chemistry: CHM 104: General Chemistry (4 credits)

Chinese Language and Culture: 6 credits of free elective (may be used to meet major requirements for those majoring in Government, Law, and National Security)

Comparative Government and Politics: POL 103: Global Politics (3 credits)

English Language and Composition: ENG 151: University Writing Seminar (3 credits). NOTE: credit will not be awarded for both English Language and Composition and English Literature and Composition exams.

English Literature and Composition: ENG 151: University Writing Seminar (3 credits) for a score of 3 or 4; ENG 151 and ENG 150: Introduction to Literature (3 credits) for a score of 5. NOTE: credit will not be awarded for both English Language and Composition and English Literature and Composition exams.

Environmental Science: BIO 106: Introduction to Environmental Science (3 credits)

European History: HIS 101: Western Civilization I (3 credits) for a score of 3 or 4; HIS 101 and HIS 102: Western Civilization II (3 credits) for a score of 5

French Language and Culture: 6 credits of free elective (may be used to meet major requirements for those majoring in Government, Law, and National Security)

German Language and Culture: 6 credits of free elective (may be used to meet major requirements for those majoring in Government, Law, and National Security)

Italian Language and Culture: 6 credits of free elective (may be used to meet major requirements for those majoring in Government, Law, and National Security)

Japanese Language and Culture: 6 credits of free elective (may be used to meet major requirements for those majoring in Government, Law, and National Security)

Latin: 6 credits of free elective

Macroeconomics: BUS 205: Macroeconomics (3 credits)

Microeconomics: BUS 206: Microeconomics (3 credits)

Physics 1: PHY 117: Introduction to Physics I (4 credits)

Physics 2: PHY 118: Introduction to Physics II (4 credits)

Psychology: PSY 123: Introduction to Psychology

Spanish Language and Culture: 6 credits of free elective (may be used to meet major requirements for those majoring in Government, Law, and National Security)

Spanish Literature and Culture: 6 credits of free elective (may be used to meet major requirements for those majoring in Government, Law, and National Security)

Statistics: MTH 115: Basic Statistics I (3 credits)

United States Government and Politics: POL 100: American National Government (3 credits)

United States History: HIS 103: US History I (3 credits) for a score of 3 or 4; HIS 103 and HIS 104: US History II (3 credits) for a score of 5

World History: HIS 180: Introduction to World History (3 credits)