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Advanced Placement Credits, International Placement Credit
|If you took an AP exam in:||And Scored:||You will receive Duke Credit for:||Are Eligible to take*:|
|Arts: Art History||5||ARTHIST 20||200-400 level courses|
|Arts: Studio Art: 2-D Design||5||ARTSVIS 21||Advanced Level Courses|
|Arts: Studio Art: 3-D Design||5||ARTSVIS 21||Advanced Level Courses|
|Arts: Studion Art: Drawing||5||ARTSVIS 21||Advanced Level Courses|
|Biology||4||BIOLOGY 20 (a)||Biology 201L or 202L (Fall or Spring)|
|Biology||5||BIOLOGY 21||Biology 203L (Spring only), or 201L (Fall or Spring)|
|Chemistry||4||CHEM 20 (b)||CHEM 110DL (Fall Only) or 101 DL (Fall/Spr/Smr)|
|Chemistry||5||CHEM 21 (b)||CHEM 201DL.002 or 110DL (Fall Only); 201DL (Fall/Spr/Smr)|
|Chinese: Language and Culture||4/5||CHINESE 203||204 or 305 depending on placement results|
|Computer Science: Principles||5||COMPSCI 20||Any Computer Science Course|
|Computer Science: A||4/5||COMPSCI 101L (c)||COMPSCI 201|
|Economics: Microeconomics||4/5||ECON 21||ECON 101; ECON 201D if a student has credit for both ECON 21 and 22|
|Economics: Macroeconomics||4/5||ECON 22||ECON 101; ECON 201D if a student has credit for both ECON 21 and 22|
|English: Literature and Composition||4/5||ENGLISH 20||Any course except English 20|
|English: Language and Composition||4/5||ENGLISH 22||Any course except English 22|
|Environmental Science||4/5||ENVIRON 20||Environ 201|
|French: Language and Culture||5||FRENCH 204||300-level course, Except French 302|
|German: Language & Culture||4||GERMAN 29||GERMAN 204 or 305S|
|German: Language & Culture||5||GERMAN 29||GERMAN 305S or above|
|History: World||4/5||HIST 21||Any course|
|History: United States||4/5||HIST 23 and 24||Any course|
|History: European||4/5||HIST 25 and 26||Any course|
|Human Geography||No Credit||N/A||N/A|
|Italian: Language and Culture||4||ITALIAN 203||Italian 204|
|Italian: Language and Culture||5||ITALIAN 204||300-level courses|
|Japanese: Language and Culture||4/5||Japanese 203||Japanese 204 or 305 depending on placement score|
|Latin||4||LATIN 25||LATIN 204|
|Latin||5||LATIN 25||300-Level Courses|
|Math: Calculus AB||5||MATH 21||Math 122L (Fall) or 112L (Spring)|
|Math: Calculus BC||4||MATH 21 (d)||Math 122L (Fall) or 112L (Spring)|
|Math: Calculus BC||5||MATH 21 and 22 (d)||Math 221, 218, 212, or 202|
|Music: Theory||4/5||MUSIC 161-1||Any course except MUSIC 161-1|
|Physics C: Mechanics||4/5||PHYSICS 25 (e)||Consult department|
|Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism||4/5||PHYSICS 26 (e)||Consult department|
|Physics 1: Algebra-based||No Credit||N/A||Consult department|
Physics 2: Algebra-based
|No Credit||N/A||Consult department|
PolSci: United States Gov't and Politics
|4/5||POLSCI 20||200-400 level courses|
PolSci: Comparative Govt and Politics
|4/5||POLSCI 21||200-400 level courses|
|Psychology||5||PSY 11||Any course/AP cannot be used toward major requirements|
|Spanish: Language and Culture||5||SPANISH 204||300-level courses|
|Spanish: Literature and Culture||4/5||SPANISH 204||300-level courses|
|Statistics||5||STA 20 (f)||STA 101, 102, 104 or 199|
*A few notes: Some courses (e.g., BIO 201L, ECON 201D, MATH 202, 212, 221, and PHYSICS) have additional pre-requisites that you will need to have before you can enroll. Pre-requisites are listed on Class Detail page for each course. AP credit in English does not exempt any student from WRITING 101. History majors may count one AP credit in History toward the major.
(a)BIOLOGY:Must have earned Chem 21, 101DL or 110DL credit in order to enroll in BIO 201L.
(c)COMPSCI: AP credit only applies to students in Trinity College. No credit is awarded for Engineering students and will not count toward the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. Credit may be used for placement.
(d)MATHEMATICS: Students who are interested in economics and social sciences and who are confident they will not pursue math, physics, chemistry, or engineering may take Math 202 instead of Math 212. See math.duke.edu/undergraduate/course-placement for discussion of placement. Note: AP credit in MATH was changed for the class entering in Fall 2016 (a score of 3 on BC exam no longer provides credit and a score of 4 gives credit for only Math 21).
(e)PHYSICS: In Trinity College, prospective Physics and Biophysics majors are strongly encouraged to take at least PHYSICS 162L independent of their AP course credit. In the Pratt School of Engineering, at least ONE Physics course must be taken post-matriculation to satisfy the Physics requirement in the Engineering curriculum. Students receiving the AP credits for PHY 25 and 26 must: a)take a Duke Physics course at or above PHY 153L; b) decline the AP credit for PHY 26 and take PHY 152L; or c) decline both AP credits and take PHY 151L and 152L.
(f)STATISTICS: AP credit only applies to students in Trinity College. No credit is awarded for Engineering students and will not count toward the Bachelor of Science degree.
In order to have your AP credits placed on your Duke record/transcript, you must have the AP Service send your scores to the Office of the Registrar at Duke. To send scores to Duke, contact AP Exams, CN6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671;apscore.collegeboard.org/scores; 609-771-7300 or 888-225-5427. Duke's CEEB number is 5156.
International Placement Credit
Duke also recognizes international standardized examinations and confers a limited amount of elective credit and placement into advanced courses at Duke for students whose performance in these examinations meets certain standards established by the University. If you completed one of the exams below, the required score for the credit is listed.
|International Baccalaureate||6 or 7 on the higher level*|
|Cambridge Pre-U||M3 or higher|
|Caribbean Advance Proficiency Exam (CAPE)||1 or 2|
|British, Hong Kong or Singapore A-level (GCE)||A or B|
|French Baccalaureate||14 or higher|
|Swiss Maturite||4 or 5|
|German Abitur||10 or higher|
|All India/Delhi Senior School Certificate Exam (Class 12)||84 or higher|
|Indian School Certificate Exam (12th year)||84 or higher|
|Higher Secondary Certificate Exam (India, 12th year)||84 or higher|
|Israeli Matriculation Certificate (5 units only)||75 or higher|
|International Advanced Level (IAL) Exam||A or B|
*Duke no longer accepts IB Higher Level Physics or Spanish credit due to a change in the IB curriculum for both of those exams. The content no longer meets the minimum standards.
Duke credits can be awarded only in those subject areas for which there is an AP exam offered domestically (see previous table of this section. Have the scores of your examinations sent directly to the Office of the University Registrar (Box 10484, Durham, NC 27708) as soon as you can, so that credit can be posted to your Duke record. If you have any difficulties with this, contact Harry Nelson in the Registrar's Office to ask for clarification or further instructions. If you have questions about the use of IPC for placement into Duke courses, contact an academic dean or the appropriate department.
Last updated: August 2, 2019