Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) Program Policy

Updated Spring Semester 2018

NEW for FALL 2018: The University of Montana recognizes and awards credit for the AP Capstone Diploma! For more about the AP Diploma, visit https://advancesinap.collegeboard.org/ap-capstone.

All incoming students who have completed the AP Capstone Diploma will be given priority consideration for admission to UM’s Davidson Honors College. Students completing the AP Capstone Diploma Research course will earn the equivalent of 3 credits of HONR 190 Honors Research. Students completing the AP Capstone Seminar will earn the equivalent of 3 credits of HONR 194 Honors Seminar.

General Education and course equivalency credit is granted for the posted exams as indicated. These credits cannot be used toward upper-division coursework. Enrollment Services-Admissions will provide students with an evaluation of their credits upon receipt of official scores. 

If you do not see a specific AP course on our list and would like it evaluated for credit, please contact Admissions with the course title and level. To request that your score reports be sent to the University of Montana visit the AP website (recommended) or call AP directly at (212) 713-8000. The University of Montana awards college credit to undergraduate degree students on the basis of official score reports from the Advanced Placement Program/College Board.

AP EXAMINATION

MINIMUM SCORE

UM COURSE

UM GEN ED*

UM CREDITS

Art History

3

ARTH 200H

ARTH 201H

HX

HY

3

3

Art: Studio Art-2-D Design

3

ARTZ 106A

A

3

Art: Studio Art-3-D Design

3

ARTZ 108A

A

3

Art: Studio Art-Drawing

3

ARTZ 105A

A

3

Biology

3

BIOB TR1N

Dept. of Major will substitute in Degree Works either:

a)       BIOB 160N/161N or

b)       BIOB 170N/171N or

c)        BCH 110/111

N

LAB

4

Biology

4

BIOB 160N

BIOB 161N

BIOB 170N

BIOB 171N

N

LAB

N

LAB

3

1

3

1

Calculus AB

3

M 171

M

4

Calculus AB Subscore
(60% portion of Calculus BC exam)

3

M171 

M

4

Calculus BC
*Note: No more than 8 credits will be issued for all Calulus exams combined.

3

M 171

M172

M

M

4

4

Chemistry

3

CHMY TR1N

N

3

Chemistry

4

CHMY 121N

N

3

Chinese Language and Culture

3

CHIN 101

CHIN 102

-

FL

4

4

Computer Science A

3

CSCI 135

-

3

Computer Science AB

* Exam no longer administered

3

CSCI 135

-

3

Computer Science Principles

3

CSCI 100

-

3

Economics: Macroeconomics

3

ECNS TR1S

S

3

Economics: Macroeconomics

4

ECNS 202S

S

3

Economics: Microeconomics

3

ECNS TR1S

S

3

Economics: Microeconomics

4

ECNS 201S

S

3

English Language and Composition

3

WRIT 101

WRIT 101

6

English Literature and Composition

3

LIT TR1L

L

6

English Literature and Composition

4

LIT 110L

L

IWC

6

Environmental Science

3

ENSC TR1N

N

4

Environmental Science

4

ENSC 105N

N

4

European History

3

HSTR TR1HY

HY

6

French Language and Culture

3

FRCH 101

FRCH 102

-

FL

4

4

German Language and Culture

3

GRMN 101

GRMN 102

-

FL

4

4

Government and Politics: Comparative

3

PSCI 220S

S

3

Government and Politics: United States

3

PSCI 210S

SY

3

Human Geography

3

GPHY 121S

SX

3

Italian Language and Culture

3

ITLN 101

ITLN 102

-

FL

4

4

Japanese Language and Culture

3

JPNS 101

JPNS 102

-

FL

4

4

Latin

3

LATN 101

LATN 102

-

FL

4

4

Latin: Literature

* Exam no longer administered

3

LATN TRIFL

FL

6

Music Theory

3

MUSI TR1

Determined by Music Department

 

6

Physics 1

3

PHSX 205N

PHSX 206N

N

LAB

4

1

Physics 2

3

PHSX 207N

PHSX 208N

N

LAB

4

1

Physics B

* Exam no longer administered

3

PHSX 205N

PHSX 207N

N

N

4

4

Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism

3

PHSX 217N

N

4

Physics C - Mechanics

3

PHSX 215N

N

4

Psychology

3

PSYX 100S

S

3

Research

3

HONR 192

-

3

Seminar

3

HONR 194

-

3

Spanish Language and Culture

3

SPNS 101

SPNS 102

FL

FL

4

4

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

SPNS TR1L

L

6

Statistics

3

STAT 216

M

3

United States History

3

HSTA TR1HY

HY

6

World History

3

HSTR TR1HX

HX

6

Key to General Education Symbols

A – Expressive Arts

N – Natural Science (without Lab)

LAB – Natural Science Lab

E – Ethical and Human Values

S – Social Sciences

FL – Modern & Classical Languages

X – Cultural & International Diversity

H – Historical and Cultural Studies

Y – Democracy and Citizenship

L – Literary and Artistic Studies

WRIT 101 – Introductory Writing Requirement

IWR – Intermediate Writing Requirement

M – Math

M* – Student should meet Mathematics Associate Chair for placement in courses

Double Dippers - Courses that satisfy more than one Gen Ed