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Advanced Placement Program

The advanced placements program, administered by the College Board, provides an opportunity for students to complete college level course work at secondary schools.  Prospective students who complete the AP examinations, and achieve an appropriate score, are eligible to earn college credit. The JMU credit hour equivalencies are reviewed by academic departments.

JMU will accept these scores electronically from the testing agency.  Please contact the agency to request that scores be sent directly to JMU.  Student score report copies will not be accepted.

Advanced Placement Chart

The score necessary to earn college credit at JMU, the corresponding course title at JMU and the credit hours which can be earned appear below. The grading scale is from one to five with five being the highest score. Credit hour equivalencies are reviewed annually by academic units and cannot be appealed.

Note: This information is subject to change at the discretion of James Madison University. For the 2017-18 academic year, the scores displayed in the online catalog supersede the scores in the printed undergraduate catalog.

2017-2018 Academic Year Advanced Placement Courses
Placement Course Minimum
Required
Score
JMU
Equivalent
Credit Hours
Earned
Art History 4 ARTH 206  3
Art Studio: General 4 Art 0001 3
Biology 4

BIO 140 & BIO 150  or

ISAT 113, ISCI 104 & BIO 0002

8

8
Calculus AB 4 MATH 235  4
Calculus AB Subscore 4 MATH 235  4
Calculus BC 4 MATH 235 &
MATH 236 
8
Chemistry 4

Majors: CHEM 131 & CHEM 132 

6
4

Nonmajors: CHEM 131 & CHEM 131L 
and CHEM 132 & CHEM 131L-132L or

CHEM 120 & CHEM 0003
8
3

CHEM 120 and CHEM 0003 or

ISCI 101 and ISCI 104 
4
Chinese Language and Culture 4 CHIN 231  3
Comparative Government 4 POSC 240  3
Computer Science A  5
3
CS 149 
CS 000
3
3
Computer Science Principles 3 CS 000 3
Economics (Micro) 4 ECON 201  3
Economics (Macro) 4 ECON 200  3
English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition 4 WRTC 103  3
Environmental Science 4

ISAT major: ISAT 112 & ISAT 0004

8

4 Non majors: GEOL 115, ISCI 104
& ISAT 0004
4
3 ISCI 0005 4
French Language or French Literature 4 FR 231  3
Geography, Human 3 GEOG 280  3
German Language 4 GER 231  3
Government: U.S. 4 POSC 225  4
History: European 5 HIST 201 or HIST 202  3
History: U.S. 5 HIST 225  4
History: World 5 HIST 102   3
Italian Language and Culture 4 ITAL 231  3
Latin Vergil 4 LAT 231  3
Music Theory – Nonaural Subscore 5 MUS 143  1
Physics B 4 PHYS 140, PHYS 140L, and
PHYS 150 & PHYS 150L 
8
3 ISCI 101 & ISCI 104 or
PHYS 140 & PHYS 140L 
4
Physics C: Mechanics 4 PHYS 240 & PHYS 140L  4
3 PHYS 140 & PHYS 140L  4
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 4 PHYS 250 & PHYS 150L  4
3 PHYS 150 & PHYS 150L  4
Physics 1 3

ISCI 101 & ISCI 104 or 

PHYS 140 & PHYS 140L 

4
Physics 2 3 PHYS 150 & PHYS 150L  4
Psychology 4 PSYC 101  3
Spanish Language or Spanish or Literature 4 SPAN 231  3
Statistics 4 MATH 220 or ISAT 251  3
1 ART 000 does not count toward major or minor requirements in art or toward general education requirements but is elective credit toward a degree.
2 BIO 000 does not count toward major or minor requirements in biology or toward general education requirements but is elective credit toward a degree.
3 CHEM 000 does not count toward major or minor requirements in chemistry or toward general education requirements but is elective credit toward a degree.
4 ISAT 000 does not count toward major or minor requirements in integrated science and technology or toward general education requirements but is elective credit toward a degree.
5 ISCI 000 does not count toward major or minor requirements or toward general education requirements but is elective credit toward a degree.

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