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Washington and Lee University

AP Program Policies

College Board Advanced Placement credit equivalencies for each W&L department

Official College Board transcripts must be received prior to August 15 in order for registration prerequisites to be satisfied and credits to be awarded.

Students are responsible to contact The College Board and request official score reports be sent directly to the W&L University Registrar.  Contact the College Board score reporting services at 888.308.0013 (toll-free in U.S. or Canada) or 609.771.7366  and have all of your scores sent to W&L using the four-digit college code number = 5887. 

Unofficial score reports, not received directly from the College Board, (e.g. from the high school or from the student) are not accepted by W&L for awarding degree credit.

AP scores and credit can be viewed on your W&L WebAdvisor "Test Summary" screen; W&L course equivalencies earned are posted on the "Academic Course History" screen.

The Faculty has set a deadline: In order to receive Washington and Lee credit, all documentation (official score reports) must be received by the University Registrar before the end of the first term in which the student is enrolled at W&L.  This is important for having appropriate W&L course equivalencies and class registration prerequisites ready in the database.

If you have questions about AP courses, tests, or policies, see the College Board's Advanced Placement Program Web page.   

Recently awarded credits: Credit is granted at the discretion of the department head(s) involved, according to the following departmental policies in place for the coming fall term. "FDR" refers to W&L's Foundation and Distribution Requirements. If you receive credit for one of the following, make sure that you don't register for the same W&L course number or you will lose your AP credit.

W&L Discipline-AP Test

Score

Equivalency with notation of FDR requirements if any (Automatic Credit)

Registration recommendation

Art 2D Design

5

ARTS 1-HA-N (3-credit 100-level HA non-major elective)

Art 3D Design 5 ARTS 1-HA-N (3-credit 100-level HA non-major elective)
Art History

4


5

ARTH 1-HA-M (3-credit 100-level HA major elective

ARTH 101 (3) HA

register for any art history course

register for any art history course other than ARTH 101

Biology

5

BIOL 1-SL-N (4-credit 100-level SL non-major elective)
if biology, neuroscience, or environmental science major or pre-health, BIOL 111/113
Chemistry

5

CHEM 100 (4) SL
if science major or pre-health, take CHEM 110
Chinese Language & Culture 4 or 5 CHIN 262 (4) FL
exempt from FL, take CHIN 301
Computer Science A 4 or 5 CSCI 1-SC-N (3) consider taking CSCI 111
Econ-Macroeconomics

5

ECON 102 (3) SS1
register for ECON 101, if not already completed
Econ-Microeconomics

5

ECON 101 (3) SS1
register for ECON 102, if not already completed

English-Language & Composition

OR

English-Literature & Composition

5

 

 

5

WRIT 100 (3) FW
exempt from FW; consider taking a 200-level literature course to fulfill HL or a 200-level creative writing course to fulfill HA
Environmental Studies-Environmental Science

5

GEN 10N (3-credit, 100-level, non-FDR, non-major elective)

counts only toward total credits toward graduation

 

French-French Language

OR

French-French Literature

5

 

5

FREN 162 (3) FL

exempt from FL; take 200-level French course

German-German Language

4

5

take placement test with department

5 gets GERM 262 (4) FL

if exempt from FL, take GERM 311 or 300-level German for HL
History-European

5

HIST 101 (0) & 102 (3) HU
any other 100-level HIST, but do not register for HIST 101 or HIST 102
History-U.S. History

5

HIST 107 (0) & 108 (3) HU
any other 100-level HIST, but do not register for HIST 107 or HIST 108
Interdepartmental-Statistics

5

INTR 202 (4)
INTR 201 (1) Information Technology Literacy must be completed no later than winter term of the sophomore year
Japanese Language & Culture 4 or 5 JAPN 262 (4) FL
exempt from FL, take JAPN 301

Latin Literature

OR

Latin (Vergil)

5

 

5

LATN 202 (3) FL
exempt from FL; take a 300-level Latin course
Math-Calculus AB

3

4

5

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MATH 101 (3) FM

MATH 101 (3) FM

MATH 101 (not 101B) (but see Note 2)

MATH 102

MATH 102 (but see Note #1)

Math-Calculus BC

3

4

5

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MATH 101 (3) FM & MATH 102 (3) SC

MATH 101 (3) FM & MATH 102 (3) SC

MATH 101 (not 101B) (but see Note 2)

MATH 221A

MATH 221A

 

Music Theory

5

requires departmental review see MUS department head
Physics B

5

PHYS 1-SC-N (3-credit SC non-major elective) if no Physics C-level credit earned

Physics C-Electricity and Magnetism

5

PHYS 1-SC-N (3-credit SC non-major elective)

Physics C-Mechanics

5

PHYS 1-SC-N (3-credit SC non-major elective)

Politics-Government & Politics: Comparative

5

POL 105 (3) SS2
Politics-Government & Politics: U.S.

5

POL 100 (3) SS2
Psychology

5

PSYC 1-SS3-N (3 credit 100-level SS3 non-major elective) any other 100-level psychology course

Spanish Language

OR

Spanish Literature

5

 

5

SPAN 162 (3) (FL)

 

exempt FL; take 200-level Spanish course

 

AP subjects not considered for W&L credit: Art-Drawing, Geography, International English, Studio Art, and World History. Credit is not awarded for AP subgrades or subscores (such as in Math and Music).

Course numbering: Courses with a number such as 2FLN or 1SCN represent a subject and if the course counts toward the major and/or meets a Foundation and Distribution requirement (FDR). Example:  SPAN 2FLM = Spanish elective, 200-level, meets FL may be used for the major.

Advanced Standing: For some departments (computer science, foreign language, or mathematics), qualified first-year students may take a University-administered examination no later than four weeks into fall term to qualify for college credit in lower-level courses. Students must be pursuing and must pass, with a C (2.0) or better the higher-level course noted in the registration recommendation. Students must contact the appropriate department head to indicate an interest in this option.

Mathematics Notes (for W&L placement tests, AP and IB scoring)

Note #1

Student may opt to enroll in MATH 221A (3) instead of MATH 102 for the fall term.  Upon completing the course with a grade of C or better in the fall term, credit for MATH 102 (3) also will be awarded.                                       
Note #2 Students may opt to enroll in MATH 102 (3) instead of MATH 101for the fall term.  Upon completing MATH 102 with a grade of C or better in the fall term, credit for MATH 101 (3) also will be awarded.
Note Students who have completed a multivariable-calculus course may qualify for advanced standing in MATH 332. Such students should contact the head of the Mathematics Department.

Last updated: August 14, 2013