Announcement

College Board recently announced changes to Advanced Placement® (AP) Exam content and formats for spring 2020. We recognize the effort you have already applied in these challenging courses and will award college credit for 2020 AP Exams completed with scores of 3, 4, or 5, consistent with previous years.

If you have questions, please email testing@mc3.edu.


Did you take Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school? You already may have earned college credits at Montgomery County Community College. Have the College Board send your scores directly to us today. Get the credits you earned–and complete your degree or certificate sooner!

The following are course equivalencies awarded for successful completion of the AP examinations (scores of 3 or higher).

AP Examination Minimum Score Course Equivalency Course Title
Art History 3 ART 101 Art History (Cave Painting to Renaissance)
Biology 3-5 BIO 121 and BIO 122 General Biology I and II
Biology 5 And BIO 151 Principles of Biology I
Calculus (AB) 3 MAT 190 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Calculus (BC) 3 MAT 190 and MAT 201

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and II

Chemistry 3 CHE 121 General Chemistry Inorganic
Chemistry 4 and 5 CHE 151 and CHE 152 Principles of Chemistry I and II
Computer Science A 3 CIS 999 for 3 credits Generic Computer Science
Computer Science A 4 and 5 CIS 111 Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts
Computer Science A 5 And CIS 111B Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts
Computer Science Principles 3 CIS 999 for 3 credits Generic Computer Science 
English Language and Composition 3 ENG 101 English Composition I
English Literature and Composition 3 ENG 201 English Literature I
Environmental Science 3 BIO 115 Environmental Biology
European History 3 HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II–Modern European History
French Language 3 FRE 101 and FRE 102 Elementary French I and II
German Language 3 GER 101 and GER 102 Elementary German I and II
Government and Politics: Comparative 3 POL 999 for 3 credits Generic Political Science
Government and Politics: United States 3 POL 124 American National Government
Human Geography 3 GEO 130 Cultural Geography
Japanese Language and Culture 3 JPN 101 Japanese I
Macroeconomics 3 ECO 121 Macroeconomics
Microeconomics 3 ECO 122 Microeconomics
Music Theory 3 MUS 120 Music Fundamentals
Physics 1: Algebra-based 3 PHY 121 General Physics I
Physics 2: Algebra-based 3 PHY 122 General Physics II
Physics B 3 PHY 121 and PHY 122 General Physics I and II
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHY 121 General Physics I
Physics C:  Electricity and Magnetism 3 PHY 121 and PHY 122 General Physics I and II
Psychology 3 PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Spanish Language 3 SPA 101 and SPA 102 Elementary Spanish I and II
Spanish Literature 3 SPA 251 and SPA 252 Elementary Spanish I and II
Statistics 3 MAT 131 Introduction to Statistics I
Studio Art: Drawing 3 ART 111 Drawing I
Studio Art: 2-D Design 3 ART 130 Two-Dimensional Design Principles
Studio Art: 3-D Design 3 ART 140 Three-Dimensional Design Principles
United State History 3 HIS 203 and HIS 205 History of the United States: to 1877 and History of the United States: from 1877
World History 3 HIS 121 and HIS 122 World Civilizations I: to 1500 World Civilizations II: from 1500