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Advanced Placement (AP) Information
 
Credit for selected courses at Wharton County Junior College may be obtained by special examinations in accordance with the following policies:
  • Credit by examination may not be acquired in courses in which the student is or has been enrolled for credit past the 12th class day of each semester or in an academic discipline in which the student has earned credit in a more advanced course.
  • No credit by examination is applicable until the student has earned an equivalent number of hours at Wharton County Junior College.
  • Not more than sixteen semester hours may be earned by examinations in transfer courses or more than twenty-two semester hours in vocational-technical courses.

A grade of “P” (Passing) will be granted by Wharton County Junior College for the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Exams in which the student has received a corresponding score of 5, 4, or 3.

For credit to be considered, a student must complete a Petition for Credit Form at one of the three WCJC Testing Centers, and WCJC must have the official score report on file.  Students can find instructions for ordering official score reports at the College Board website.  Credit received by examination may or may not transfer to a four year university.  Please check with your transfer institution prior to submitting a Petition for Credit.  Credit awards for retired exams will be considered based on policies published in the WCJC Catalogs during the year the test was active.

               

AP Examination

Minimum Score

Equivalent Course

Credit Hours

Biology

3

Biology 1406

4 hours

Biology

4

Biology 1406 and 1407

8 hours

Chemistry

3

CHEM 1411

4 hours

Chemistry

4

CHEM 1411 and 1412

8 hours

Computer Science A

4

COSC 1436

4 hours

English Language and Composition

3

ENGL 1301

3 hours

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

3

PHYS 1401

4 hours

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

3

PHYS 1402 (Awarded upon completion of PHYS 1401)

4 hours

U.S. History

3

HIST 1301 and 1302

6 hours

Calculus AB or BC

See chart under “Calculus Placement” in the college catalog

 

 


 

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