Advanced Placement Exams

Credit towards graduation is granted for Advanced Placement exams only if a student activates Advanced Standing. Incoming students who have taken AP exams need a total of 32 credits to be eligible for Advanced Standing. Credits are earned by scoring 5 on a minimum of four AP exams. Harvard confers 4 or 8 credits for each eligible AP exam depending on whether the exam covers one semester or one full year's worth of material.

The chart below outlines the credits for eligible exams.

EXAMAP SCOREHARVARD
CREDIT
ARTS  
AP Art History58
AP Music Theory50
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design50
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design50
AP Studio Art: Drawing50
ENGLISH*  
AP English Language and Composition54
AP English Literature and Composition58
HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE  
AP Comparative Government and Politics50
AP European History58
AP Human Geography50
AP Macroeconomics54
AP Microeconomics54
AP Psychology54
AP United States Government and Politics50
AP United States History58
AP World History50
MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE  
AP Calculus AB*54
AP Calculus BC*58
AP Computer Science A50
AP Computer Science Principles50
AP Statistics54
SCIENCES  
AP Biology58
AP Chemistry58
AP Environmental Science50
AP Physics B*58
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism*54
AP Physics C: Mechanics*54
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based50
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based50
WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURES  
AP Chinese Language and Culture58
AP French Language and Culture58
AP German Language and Culture58
AP Italian Language and Culture58
AP Japanese Language and Culture58
AP Latin54
AP Spanish Language and Culture*58
AP Spanish Literature and Culture*58

* Students may earn a maximum of 8 credits in each of English, Calculus, Physics, or Spanish.