Advanced Placement

Students who have completed college work in high school under the AP program are eligible to receive college credit based on the exam score. Students must send scores to Student Records, along with a Non-Traditional Credit form.

To be awarded credit for Advanced Placement exams students must submit an official AP exam score, Non-Traditional Credit form and $10 Non-Traditional Credit fee to Student Records. Students will be awarded credit based on the evaluation standards on the date all documentation and fee were received. If acceptance standards have changed, students will be subject to the current acceptance standards.

PCC will only evaluate Advanced Placement scores one time, regardless if acceptance standards have changed.

Students may request official AP Transcripts by following the instructions on the College Board Web Site.

Send Transcripts to:

Student Records
Portland Community College
PO Box 19000
Portland, OR 97280

Advanced Placement - Beginning Fall 2012

Advanced Placement Exam Score Needed PCC Courses Awarded Credit Awarded
Art-History 4+ ART 204, 205 8
Art-Studio 4+ ART Elective 4
Biology 4+ BI 211, 212, 213 15
Calculus AB 3 MTH 251 4
Calculus AB 4+ MTH 251, 252 9
Calculus BC 3 MTH 251, 252 9
Calculus BC 4+ MTH 251, 252, 253 14
Chemistry 4+ CH 221, 222, 223 15
Chinese Language & Culture 3+ CHN 101, 102, 103 15
Computer Science A 4+ CS 161 4
English Lang & Comp 3+ WR 121 4
English Lit & Comp 3+ ENG Elective 4
Environmental Science 3+ ESR Elective 4
French Language* 3 FR 101, 102, 103 12
French Language* 4+ FR 201, 202, 203 12
German Language* 3 GER 101, 102, 103 12
German Language* 4 + GER 201, 202, 203 12
Government - U.S. 4+ PS 201 4
History - European 3+ HST 101, 102 8
History - U.S. 3+ HST 201, 202 8
History - World 3+ HST Elective 8
Human Geography 3+ GEO 105 4
Japanese Language & Culture* 3 JPN 101, 102, 103 12
Japanese Language & Culture* 4 + JPN 201, 202, 203 12
Latin 3+ Foreign Language Elective 12
Macro-Economics 3+ EC 202 4
Micro-Economics 3+ EC 201 4
Music Theory 4+ MUS 111, 111C, 112, 112C 8
Physics B 4+ PHY 201, 202, 203 12
Physics C-Elect & Magnet 4+ PHY 213 5
Physics C - Mechanics 4+ PHY 211 5
Psychology 3+ PSY Elective 4
Spanish Language* 3 SPA 101, 102, 103 12
Spanish Language* 4+ SPA 201, 202, 203 12
Spanish Literature 3+ SPA Elective 4
Statistics 4+ MTH 243 4

* Language Exam credit is limited to either first or second year, depending on score.

Past Advanced Placement Standards

For Advanced Placement from Fall 2010 through Summer 2012, see Advanced Placement Archive page.