AP/IB

UAH Advanced Placement Program

You’ve worked hard to get where you are, especially if you took Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses. At UAH, we want to acknowledge – and reward – that hard work by giving you credit when applicable. This sheet details the UAH course equivalent for each program course and the semester credit hours that you may receive for it based upon your exam score.

Students should submit official AP scores to the Office of the Registrar for credit consideration. Please note, however, that awarded credits are recorded without grades or quality points, so they are not included when calculating your GPA.

UAH recognizes credit by examination and credit for several types of out-of-class experiences. Credit hours earned by examination and/or out-of-class experiences are not considered UAH institutional coursework, and therefore, may not be applied towards fulfillment of:

  • the minimum of 50 percent of the coursework required to earn a bachelor’s degree that must be earned at a bachelor’s degree granting institution (four-year college or university)
  • the minimum of 25 percent of the coursework required for the degree that must be earned in residence at The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Official scores may be requested at collegeboard.org. UAH AP code: 1854

AP CreditExam ScoresSemester CreditUAH Course Equivalent
American History 3
4 - 5
3
6
HY 221
HY 221, 222
Art History 3
4 - 5
3
6
ARH 100
ARH 100, 101
Art Studio 4 - 5 3 - 6 Dept. Review
ARS 160, 123
Biology 3
4 -5
4
8
BYS 119
BYS 119, 120
Calculus AB 3 - 5 4 MA 171
Calculus BC 3
4 - 5
4
8
MA 171
MA 171, 172
Chemistry 3
4
5
4
4
8
CH 101, 105
CH 121, 125
CH 121, 123, 125, 126
Computer Science A (a student may receive credit for either CPE or CS courses, but NOT both) 4 - 5
3
4 - 5
3
3
3
CPE 112
CS 102 or CS 103
CS 102 or CS 103, 121*
English Language/ or Literature Composition 3
4**
5
3
3
6
EH 101
EH 101
EH 101, 102
Environmental Science 4 - 5 4 ESS 103
European History

3
4 - 5

3
6
HY 103
HY 103, 104
Foreign Language: French, German, Spanish 3
4
5
6
9
12
101, 102
101, 102, 201
101, 102, 201, 202
Government and Politics, American 3 - 5 3 PSC 101
Government and Politics, Comparative 3 - 5 3 PSC 102
Human Geography 3 - 5 3 GY 110
Latin 3 - 5 3 FL 101N or WLC 101N
Macroeconomics 3 - 5 3 ECN 142
Microeconomics 3 - 5 3 ECN 143
Music Theory 3 - 5 4 MU 201, 203
Physics 1 3 4 PH 101
Physics 2 3 4 PH 102
Physics C-MECH 4 -5 4 PH 111/114
Physics C-E&M 4 -5 4 PH 112/115
Psychology 3 - 5 3 PY 101
Statistics 3 - 5 3 MA/ST 281
World History 3
4 - 5
3
6
HY 103
HY 103, 104

* Student must receive departmental approval

** A student who scores a 4 on both the English Language and English Literature exams will receive credit for EH 101 and EH 102


UAH International Baccalaureate Program

UAH recognizes International Baccalaureate (IB) credit with a grade of five or higher on the higher-level examinations. For students who have taken the standard-level exam AND have completed the IB diploma, credit will be determined by individual departments.

International Baccalaureate CourseHigher-Level Exam ScoreSemester CreditUAH Course Equivalent
Anthropology 5 - 7 3 SOC 105
Art, History 5 - 7 6 ARH 100, 101
Art, Studio 5 - 7 6 ARS 123 and 140
or ARS 160 and 260
(depending on portfolio)
Biology 5 - 7 8 BYS 119, 120
Chemistry 5 - 6
7
4
8
CH 101, 105
CH 101/105, 201/205
Computer Science 5 - 7 3 CS 100
Economics 5 - 6
7
3
6
ECN 142
ECN 142, 143
English 5 - 6
7
3
6
EH 101
EH 101, EH 102
Geography 5 - 7 3 GY 110
History, US 5 - 7 6 HY 221, 222
History, World 5 - 7 6 HY 103, 104
Languages: French, German, Spanish 5 - 7 15 FL 101, 102, 201,
202, 301
Mathematics 5 - 6
7
4
8
MA 171
MA 171, MA 172
Music 5 - 7 3 MU 100
Philosophy 5 - 7 3 PHL 101
Physics 5 - 7 8 PH 101, 102
Psychology 5 - 7 6 PY 101, 102
Theatre Arts 5 - 7 3 TH 122

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