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Advanced Placement Examination (AP)

High school students may earn college credit by signing up for Advanced Placement courses. These classes are taught at the high schools by high school teachers. College credit is earned if students meet the score requirements listed on the chart below. When students complete the course, an AP examination is given to determine if the student will be eligible for college credit. The exams are given at the high schools during the spring of a student's junior or senior year.

  1. AP Exams are accepted for credit if students score a four (4) or better on the exam. Official scores must be sent directly from the College Board to KCKCC for students to receive academic credit for taking the exam.
  2. Students must submit their AP test scores prior to enrolling at the College. Test scores over two years old are evaluated on an individual basis.
  3. Academic credit is posted on the transcript upon successful completion of the exam. The College's course number is recorded on the transcript with a notation that Advanced Placement Examination credit was granted. A grade of CR indicates the student was awarded academic credit for the course.
  4. Students can accumulate a total of 30 credit hours through Advanced Placement. Prior to transferring from KCKCC to a four-year institution, students should check the policy of the four-year college concerning acceptance of AP credits.
  5. Students awarded credit hours through the AP program are not charged for tuition and fees at KCKCC. They are only required to pay those costs charged by the Educational Testing Service to take the exam(s).
  6. Students must be enrolled at the college and satisfactorily complete course(s) during the semester they plan to receive AP credits.

The chart below shows KCKCC/Advanced Placement equivalency courses, the AP Score, and the number of credit hours students may earn at KCKCC:

Advanced Placement Equivalency

KCKCC
Course
Number

KCKCC
Course
Title

AP
Course

AP
Score

Credit
Hours


MATH0122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I Calculus A B 3 or better
5
CHEM0111 College Chemistry I and Lab Chemistry 3 or better
5
ENGL0101 Composition I English Lit/Comp 3 or better
3
ENGL0102 Composition II English Lit/Comp 4 or better
3
NASC0231 General Physics Physics B & C 3 or better
5
MUSC0102 Music Literature Music Listening & Literature 3 or better
3

 

Students can receive additional credit hours for scores of 4 and 5 on other courses listed below.

KCKCC Course Number

KCKCC Course Title

AP Course Credit

Hours


HIST0104
HIST0105
United States to 1877
United States Since 1877
5
6
HIST0104 United States to 1877
5
4
HIST0107 Modern Europe
5
4
POSC0111 American Government
5
4