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AP Credit Policy
Credit by Examination

Moravian College recognizes the concept of “course equivalency,” which permits the College to certify the educational value of private study and other out-of-class experiences and, following appropriate evaluation by the College, enables the student to receive academic credit toward a degree. Some ways by which students may receive advanced placement and credit by examination are detailed in the following tables. A maximum of 8 course units for credit by examination, in any combination, may be applied to a Moravian College degree.

Advanced Placement Examination

Moravian College awards credit to students who have passed at an acceptable level certain Advanced Placement Examinations taken prior to admission. Minimum scores are given below:

Minimum Scores for AP Examinations

  • Art History 4
  • Art (studio) 4
  • Art (studio): 2-D Design 4
  • Art (studio): 3-D Design 4
  • Art (studio): Drawing 4
  • Biology 4
  • Calculus AB 4
  • Calculus BC 4
  • Chemistry 4 or 3 *
  • Chinese Language and Literature 3 *
  • Comparative Government and Politics 4
  • Computer Science 4
  • English Language and Composition 4
  • English Literature and Composition 4
  • Environmental Science 4
  • European History 4
  • French Language 4
  • French Literature 4
  • German Language 4
  • Human Geography 4
  • International English Language 4
  • Japanese Language and Literature 3 *
  • Latin: Literature 3 *
  • Latin: Virgil 3 *
  • Macroeconomics 4 †
  • Microeconomics 4 †
  • Music Theory 4
  • Physics B 4
  • Physics C 4
  • Psychology 4
  • Spanish Language 4
  • Spanish Literature 4
  • Statistics 4
  • U.S. Government and Politics 4
  • U.S. History 4
  • World History 4

* Acceptance conditional upon departmental approval. Departments reserve the right to verify test results and to make supplemental assignments.

† The Department of Economics and Business will waive the requirement for Economics 152 upon the student’s completion of both tests with a minimum score of 4.

International Baccalaureate

Moravian College awards credit to students who have passed any higher-level International Baccalaureate exams with a score of 5 or better (6 is the minimum required score for English language.) Departments reserve the right to verify test results and to make supplemental assign