Advanced Placement Tests & International Baccalaureate Credit

Way to go! You’re ahead of the game. At Rockhurst, we offer college credit or advanced placement to high school students who have taken advanced courses and passed their exams with high scores.

Let’s break it down. Here’s what you need to know:

College credit = credit hours that go toward your college degree

Advanced placement = skip introductory college classes and enter higher-level courses as soon as you come to campus

Advanced Placement (AP) Tests

To receive college credit or advanced placement, you must score a 4 or 5 on the AP exam. Scores of 3 may be reviewed for possible advanced placement, but it is not guaranteed.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

To receive college credit, you must score 5 or above on the higher-level exams.

A score of 4 may be reviewed for advanced placement, but not for college credit.
 

Advanced Placement (AP)
 

AP Test Required Score Hours Granted RU Course Equivalency
Written Communication Proficiency: WCP
English Language/Composition 4 6 EN 1110 & EN 1120
Mathematics Proficiency: MTP
Calculus AB 4; Score of 3 earns placement in MT 1800 4   MT 1800
Calculus BC 4; Score of 3 earns placement in MT 1800 8 MT 1800 & MT 1810
Statistics 4 3 BIA2200 or PY2100
Artistic Mode of Inquiry: ARI
Art History 4 6 AR 1100 & AR 1120
Drawing 4 3 Portfolio to be reviewed
Music Listening & Literature 4 3 MS 1000
Music Theory 4 3 MS 1110
Historical Mode of Inquiry: HSI
European History 4 6 HS 1100 & HS 1500
World History 4 6 HS 1701 & HS 1702
Literary Mode of Inquiry: LTI
English Literature/Composition 4 6 EN 1140 & one of the following: EN 2740, EN 2760 or EN 2960
Historical or Literary Mode of Inquiry: HSII/LTII
American/U.S. History 4 6 HS 2100 & HS 2500
Scientific Causal Mode of Inquiry: SCI
Biology 4 4 BL 1250 & 1251
Chemistry 5; Score of 4 earns placement in CH 2610 or CH 2630 6 Does not fulfill lab requirement – CH 2650 1 hr lab recommended CH 2610 & CH 2630
Physics B 4; Score of 3 earns placement in PH 1750 8 PH 1700 & 1710 and PH 1750 & 1760
Scientific Relational Mode of Inquiry: SRI
American Government & Politics 4 3 PS 1100
Macroeconomics 4 3 EC 1000
Microeconomics 4 3 EC 1100
Elective Equivalencies
Computer Science A 4 4 CS 1110 & 1120
Computer Science AB 4 4 CS 1110 & 1120
Physics C Mechanics 4; Score of 3 earns placement in PH 2900 4 PH 2800 & 2801
Physics C Electricity/Magnetism 4; Score of 3 earns placement in PH 2800 and waiver of PH 2900 & 2901 4 PH 2900 & 2901
Comparative Politics and Government 4 3 lower level Political Science Major Elective
Psychology 4 3 lower level PY 1000
Modern and Classical Languages
French Language 4 8 FR 1100 & FR 1150
French Literature 4 6 FR 2100 & FR 2150
German Language 4 8 GR 1100 & GR 1150
Latin Vergil 4 3 LT 2100
Latin Catullus, Horace 4 3 LT 2150
Spanish Language 4 8 SP 1100 & SP 1150
Spanish Literature 4 6 SP 2100 & SP 2150


International Baccalaureate (IB) 
 

IB Exam (Higher Level) Required Score Hours Granted RU Course Equivalency
Written Communication Proficiency: WCP
English (Language A) 5 6 EN 1110 & EN 1120
Mathematics Proficiency: MTP
Mathematics with Further Mathematics 5 4 MT 1190
Artistic Mode of Inquiry: ARI
Art/Design A 5 3 AR 1200
Visual Arts 5 3 AR1200
Historical Mode of Inquiry: HIS
History of Europe 5 3 HS 1100 or HS 1500 or HS 1701
History Asia/Oceania 5 3 HS I attribute
Historical or Literary Mode of Inquiry: HSII/LTII
History of the Americas 5 3 HS 2100 or HS 2500
Scientific Causal Mode of Inquiry: SCI
Biological Sciences 5 4 does not fulfill core SCI BL 1150 & 1151
Chemistry 5 3 CH 1050
Scientific Relational Mode of Inquiry: SRI
Economics 5 3 EC 2000
Psychology 5 3 PY 1000
Social Anthropology 5 3 SO 1000
Modern and Classical Languages
French 5 4 FR 1100 & FR 1150
German 5 4 GR 1100 & GR 1150
Spanish 5 4 SP 1100 & SP 1150