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Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

The College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides participating high schools the opportunity to offer college-level coursework to students in a variety of subject areas. Upon completion of an AP course, the high school student may take an AP examination. AP scores range from 1 to 5 points. AP scores of 3, 4, and 5 are commonly acceptable as the equivalent of college-level course work.

Below is a list of qualifying AP exam scores and the transfer credit issued by Northern Essex Community College.  In order for credit to be granted, an official score report from the College Board showing the test results must be sent to Northern Essex Community College.  It will then be processed as if it were transfer credit. 

Qualifying AP Exam Scores, and Transfer Credit issued by NECC
Exam Title Minimum Score Required Number of Credits Equivalent Course
Art History 3 3 ART104
Biology 3 8 BIO111
and
BIO112
Calculus AB 3 4 MAT171
or
MAT251
Calculus BC 3 8 MAT251
and
MAT252
Chemistry 3 8 CHM111
and
CHM112
Chinese Language and Culture 3 3 CHN101
Computer Science A 3 4 CIS140
English Language and Composition 3 3 ENG101
English Literature and Composition 3 6 ENG101
and
ENG102
European History 3 3 HIS112
French Language and Culture 3 6 FRN101
and
FRN102
Human Geography 3 3 GEO101
Italian Language and Culture 3 3 ITN101
Macroeconomics 3 3 ECO201
Microeconomics 3 3 ECO202
Music Theory 3 3 MUS121
Physics 1 3 4 PHS111
Physics 2 3 3 PHS112
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3 4 PHS131
Physics C: Mechanics 3 4 PHS132
Psychology 3 3 PSY101
Spanish Language and Culture 3 6 SPN111
and
SPN112
Statistics 3 4 MAT125
Studio Art 2-D Design 3 4 ART109
Studio Art 3-D Design 3 4 ART108
Studio Art Drawing 3 4 ART111
United States Government and Politics 3 3 GOV101
United State History 3 6 HIS101
and
HIS102
World History 3 6 HIS111
and
HIS112