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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. To be awarded credit for Advanced Placement exams students must submit an official AP exam score to Student Records. Students will be awarded credit based on the evaluation standards on the date the scores 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 website.

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

Effective Fall 2020
AP standards fall 2020
Advanced Placement exam Score needed PCC course awarded Credits awarded
2-D Art and Design 3+ ART Elective 4
3-D Art and Design 3+ ART Elective 4
Art History 3+ ART 204, 205 8
Biology 3 BI 101, 102 8
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 3 CH 151 5
Chemistry 4+ CH 221, 222, 223 15
Chinese Language and Culture 3+ CHN 101, 102, 103 15
Comparative Government & Politics 3+ PS Elective 4
Computer Science A 3+ CS 161 4
Computer Science Principles 3 CS 160 4
Drawing 3 ART Elective 4
Drawing 4+ ART 131 4
English Language & Composition 3+ WR 121 4
English Literature & Composition 3+ ENG Elective 4
Environmental Science 3+ ESR Elective 4
European History 3+ HST 101, 102 8
French Language & Culture* 3 FR 101, 102, 103 12
French Language & Culture* 4+ FR 201, 202, 203 12
German Language & Culture* 3 GER 101, 102, 103 12
German Language & Culture* 4+ GER 201, 202, 203 12
Human Geography 3+ GEO 105 4
Italian Language & Culture 3+ Foreign Language Elective 12
Japanese Language & Culture* 3 JPN 101, 102, 103 12
Japanese Language & Culture* 4+ JPN 201, 202, 203 12
Latin 3+ Foreign Language Elective 12
Macroeconomics 3+ EC 202 4
Microeconomics 3+ EC 201 4
Music Theory 3 MUS 110, 111, 111C 8
Music Theory 4+ MUS 111, 111C, 112, 112C 8
Physics 1: Algebra-Based 3 PHY 101 4
Physics 1: Algebra-Based 4+ PHY 201 4
Physics 2: Algebra-Based 3 PHY 103 4
Physics 2: Algebra-Based 4+ PHY 203 4
Physics 1 & 2 Combined: Algebra-Based 3 PHY 101, 102, 103 12
Physics 1 & 2 Combined: Algebra-Based 4+ PHY 201, 202, 203 12
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 3 PHY 103 4
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 4+ PHY 213 5
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHY 101 4
Physics C: Mechanics 4+ PHY 211 5
Psychology 3+ PSY Elective 4
Spanish Language & Culture* 3 SPA 101, 102, 103 12
Spanish Language & Culture* 4+ SPA 201, 202, 203 12
Spanish Literature & Culture 3+ SPA Elective 4
Statistics 3 MTH Elective 4
Statistics 4+ MTH 243 4
US History 3+ HST 201, 202 8
US Government & Politics 3 PS Elective 4
US Government & Politics 4+ PS 201 4
World History: Modern 3+ HST Elective 8

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

Past Advanced Placement standards

For Advanced Placement from Fall 2012-Summer 2020, see the Advanced Placement archive page.