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A basic question - how does AP score work for college credit?

daphne13daphne13 Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
I've been searching for this question, I can't seem to find a clear answer.
I know every school is different(some don't even accept AP score), but what do they usually do with the AP scores?

I want to have a science major in college, if I take:
AP English language and Composition
AP Music Theory
AP Art

Let's pretend I scored 4 or 5 on these exams, how does it work for college credit?
Cause Music and art classes might not be in the science major's required classes, will I still receive credit for the AP exam's score?
Maybe it will count towards something like "general education requirements"?

Thanks in advance.

Replies to: A basic question - how does AP score work for college credit?

  • guineagirl96guineagirl96 Forum Champion Math/Computer Science, Forum Champion Richmond Posts: 3,841 Forum Champion
    It is different at every college. Sometimes you get credit towards a gen ed, others are just elective. English would get you out of freshman english, music theory and art would both count for your fine arts requirement.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 23,522 Forum Champion
    edited September 2014
    I agree with @guineagirl96‌: Each school is different when it comes to AP credit, so you need to check each schools website regarding their AP credit policy.
    My younger son got credit for 4 classes and was allowed to skip these classes while my other son, got some elective credit (which put him at a higher standing as an in-coming freshman) but not allowed to skip classes.
  • daphne13daphne13 Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    @guineagirl96 @Gumbymom Thanks for the answers!
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