Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

Get university credit for high school curriculum

Still in high school? Consider jump starting your college career by taking eligible Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and earn Lewis credit hours before you get here by earning a minimum AP exam score.

Subject Areas
Lewis Credit
AP Exam
Score Needed
Credit Hours Earned
Art History
Fine Arts / Humanities Gen Ed - ARTS 39100 Art History I
3 or higher
3
Biology
University Elective Credit
3
3
Biology
Mathematics / Science Gen Ed - BIOL 10000 Intro to Biology
4 or 5
3
Calculus AB
Mathematics / Science
Gen Ed - MATH 20000 Calculus I
3 or higher
4
Calculus BC
Mathematics / Science
Gen Ed - MATH 20000 Calculus I and MATH 20100 Calculus II
3 or higher
8
Chemistry
Mathematics / Science
Gen Ed - CHEM 10600 Chemistry
3 or higher
3
Computer Science
Univ. Elective Credit - CPSC 19600 Topics in Computer Science
3 or higher
3
Economics

Microeconomics


Macroeconomics


Economics - ECON 20100 Microeconomics

Social Science Gen Ed - ECON 20000 Macroeconomics


3 or higher


3 or higher

 

3


3

English

Language

Language


Literature


University Elective Credit

Communication Gen Ed - ENGL 11100 College Writing I

Fine Arts / Humanities
Gen Ed - ENGL 22000 Topics in Lit.


3

4 or 5


3 or higher


3

3


3
Environmental Science
University Elective Credit
3
3
Environmental Science
Mathematics / Science
Gen Ed - BIOL 10600Topics in Environmental Science
4 or 5
3
European History
Univ. Elective Credit - HIST 10600 Topics in History
3 or higher
3
French

Language


Literature


Language Elective - FLAN 12300 First Year French I

Language Elective - FLAN 10600 Lit. in a Foreign Language


3 or higher


3 or higher


3


3
German

Language


Literature


Language Elective - FLAN 12700 First Year German I

Language Elective - FLAN 10600 Lit. in a Foreign Language


3 or higher


3 or higher


3


3
Human Geography
Social Science Gen Ed - POLS T0100 3 or higher
3
U.S. Government & Politics
Social Science Gen Ed - POLS 20000 American National Government 3 or higher
3
Comparative Government & Politics
Social Science Elective - POLS 10600 Topics in Political Science
3 or higher
3
Latin
Language Elective Credit - FLAN 13100 First Year Latin I
3 or higher
3
Physics I
University Elective Credit
3
3
Physics I
Mathematics / Science
Gen Ed - PHYS 10000 Elementary Laboratory Physics
4 or 5
3
Physics II
University Elective Credit
3
3
Physics II
Science Elective - PHYS 20500 / PHYS 20600 College Physics II & Lab
4 or 5
3
Psychology
Social Science Gen Ed - PSYC 1000 General Psychology
3 or higher
3
Spanish

Language


Literature


Language Elective - FLAN 10300 First Year Spanish I

Language Elective - FLAN 10600 Lit. in a Foreign Language


3 or higher


3 or higher


3


3
Statistics
University Elective Credit - UNIV 19000
3 or higher
3
Studio Art: Drawing
Fine Arts Elective Credit - ARTS 10600 The Subject is Art
3 or higher
3
Studio Art: 2-D Design
Fine Arts Elective Credit - ARTS 13000 2-D Design Fundamentals
3 or higher
3
Studio Art: 3-D Design
Fine Arts Elective Credit - ARTS 13300 3-D Design
3 or higher
3
U.S. History
History Elective Credit - HIST 10600 Topics in History
3 or higher
3
World History
History Elective Credit - HIST 10600 Topics in History
3 or higher
3


Please note:

  1. Students enrolled in Lewis' Connections Program may receive only elective credit for select AP scores.
  2. Students enrolled in Lewis' Pre-Pharmacy Dual Acceptance Program with Midwestern University may receive only elective credit for select AP scores.
  3. Students who declare Biology as a major may be awarded only elective credit for AP Biology scores.
  4. All students must still take College Writing 2 to satisfy the general education requirement in writing.
  5. Additional AP exam scores may be acceptable upon review by the Office of Admission and the appropriate Dean.
  6. For these subjects: Biology, English, Environmental Science, and Physics
    1. an AP exam score of 3 will generate 3 credit hours toward a student's University Elective credit requirement.
    2. an AP score of 4 or 5 will generate 3 credit hours toward a student's Major credit requirement in that subject area.

In order to determine eligibility for Lewis credit based on AP exam scores earned, please have your official exam scores sent directly from The College Board.

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