Advanced Placement

Freshmen who have had the opportunity for advanced-level work and would like academic credit as well as advanced placement are encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board in May of their senior year of secondary school. Arrangements to take the tests are made through the high school counselor or:

College Entrance Examination Board
P.O. Box 592
Princeton, NJ 08540

The results of these tests are received by the university in mid-July. The following standards are used for determining advanced placement credit:

Advanced Placement Credit for Entering Students

Examination A.P. Score Policy
American History 1, 2, 3 No credit
4, 5 6 units, HIST 145 & HIST 146
Art History All No credit
Art Studio: 3-D Design 1, 2, 3 No credit
4-5 3 units, ART 109
Art Studio: 2-D Design 1, 2, 3 No credit
4-5 3 units, ART 10T
Biology 1, 2 No credit
3 4 units, BIOL 120 & BIOL 120L
4, 5 8 units, BIOL 200/ BIOL 200L & BIOL 202
Chemistry 1, 2 No credit
3 4 units, CHEM 121 & CHEM 121L
4 4 units, CHEM 131 & CHEM 131L
5 8 units, CHEM 131 & CHEM 132
Computer Science 1-3 No credit
4, 5 4 units, COSC 236
Microeconomics 1, 2 No credit
3, 4, 5 3 units, ECON 201
Macroeconomics 1, 2 No credit
3, 4, 5 3 units, ECON 202
English Lit. Comp or English Lang. Comp 1, 2, 3 No credit
4, 5 3 units, ENGL 102
Environmental Science 4, 5 3 units, BIOL 105
European History 1, 2, 3 No credit
4, 5 6 units, HIST 102 & HIST 103
French Language and Culture 1, 2 No credit
3 3 units, FREN 102
4 6 units, FREN 102 and 201
5 6 units, FREN 201 and 202
German Language and Culture 1, 2 No credit
3 3 units, GERM 102
4 6 units, GERM 102 - GERM 201
5 6 units; GERM 201 and GERM 202
Human Geography 3, 4, 5 3 units, GEOG 109
Italian Language and Culture 1, 2 No credit
3 3 units, ITAL 102
4 6 units, ITAL 102 and ITAL 201
5 6 units, ITAL 201-ITAL 202
Latin 1, 2 No credit
3 3 units, LATN 102
4 6 units, LATN 102 and LATN 201
5 6 units, LATN 201-LATN 202
Calculus AB 1, 2 No credit
3 4 units, MATH 119 or 4 units, MATH 273 upon completion of MATH 274 with grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher 1 2
4, 5 4 units, MATH 273
Calculus BC 1, 2 No credit
3 4 units, MATH 273 and an additional 4 units, MATH 274 upon completion of MATH 275 with a grade equivalent of 2.0 or higher 1 2
4, 5 8 units, MATH 273-274
Statistics 3, 4, 5 3 units, MATH 231
Music Listening 1, 2 No credit
Non-Majors 3, 4, 5 3 units, MUSC 101
Majors 3, 4 3 units, MUSC 102
Majors 5 3 units, MUSC 102
Music Theory 1, 2 No credit
Majors 5 3 units, MUSC 102
3, 4, 5 3 units, MUSC 105
Physics 1 1, 2 No credit
3, 4, 5 4 units, PHYS 211
Physics 2 1, 2 No credit
3, 4, 5 4 units, PHYS 212
Physics C Elec/Magnetism 1, 2, 3 No credit
4, 5 4 units, PHYS 242
Physics C Mechanics 1, 2, 3 No credit
4, 5 4 units, PHYS 241
Psychology 1, 2 No credit
3, 4, 5 4 units, PSYC 101
Statistics 1, 2 No credit
3, 4, 5 3 units, MATH 231
Spanish Language and Culture 1, 2 No credit
3 3 units, SPAN 102
4 6 units, SPAN 102 - SPAN 201
5 6 units; SPAN 201 and SPAN 202
Spanish Literature and Culture All No credit
United States Government and Politics 1, 2 No credit
3, 4, 5 Upon competion of an upper-level POSC course with grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher, 3 units will be awarded for POSC 103 1
World History 1, 2, 3 No credit
4, 5 6 units, HIST 160 & HIST 161

Prior to the change of schedule period, students are notified about Advanced Placement and credit. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the director of Admissions or the appropriate departmental chair. Please refer to the University Admissions website for up to date AP policy.

Test Credit

Towson University will only accept officially submitted test scores for credit within one year of the student's matriculation. Any test scores submitted after the student's first year may not be eligible for awarded credit.

More information

A bulletin of information about Advanced Placement Tests may be secured from:

College Entrance Examination Board
P.O. Box 592
Princeton, N.J. 08540