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2020-2021 NOVA Catalog 
    
2020-2021 NOVA Catalog

CPL: Section 3-Credit by Advanced Placement (AP) Exam


Advanced Placement (AP) Exam

General Information

Administered by the College Board, the Advanced Placement (AP) program offers an opportunity for students to complete college level course work in high school. NOVA students who achieved an appropriate score on certain AP exams are eligible to earn college credit based on policies in this manual. Please see the tables that designate the name of the AP Exam, the required score(s) needed to earn college credit, and the corresponding course code and credit hours awarded. Please note, the accepted equivalency for credit and the needed passing score(s) may be different depending on the year a student completed AP testing and the year a student requests CPL credit for AP scores. Test equivalencies are reviewed on a regular basis by faculty and updated accordingly. 
 

Language AP Exams
Name of AP Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalent
Credit(s) Earned
Chinese Language and Culture 3 CHI 101  and  CHI 102   10
Chinese Language and Culture 4 CHI 101 CHI 102 , and CHI 201   14
Chinese Language and Culture 5 CHI 101 CHI 102 CHI 201 , and CHI 202   18

English Language and Composition

3 or higher ENG 111   3

English Literature and Composition

3 or higher ENG 111   3
French Language and Culture 3 FRE 101  and  FRE 102   8
4 FRE 101 FRE 102  and FRE 201   11
5 FRE 101  and FRE 102   and FRE 201  and FRE 202   14
German Language and Culture 3 GER 101  and GER 102   8
4 GER 101 GER 102 , and GER 201   11
5 GER 101   and GER 102  and GER 201  and GER 202   14
Japanese Language and Culture 3 JPN 101  and  JPN 102   8
4 JPN 101 JPN 102 , and JPN 201   12
5 JPN 101 JPN 102 JPN 201 , and JPN 202   16
Latin 3 LAT 101  and LAT 102   6
4 LAT 101 LAT 102 , and LAT 201   9
5 LAT 101 LAT 102 , LAT 201 , and LAT 202   12
Spanish Language and Culture 3 SPA 101  and SPA 102   8
4 SPA 101 SPA 102 , and SPA 201   11
5 SPA 101 SPA 102 SPA 201  and SPA 202   14

Spanish Literature and Culture

3 or higher SPA 233  and SPA 271  or SPA 272   6

 

Mathematics and Computer Science AP Exams
Name of AP Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalency
Credit(s) Earned
Calculus AB 4 or higher MTH 263  or MTH 261   4
Calculus BC 3 MTH 263   4
4 or higher MTH 263  and MTH 264   8
Computer Science A 3 or higher CSC 200   4
Computer Science Principles 3 or higher CSC 110   3
Statistics 3 or higher MTH 245   3

 

Physical and Life Science AP Exams
Name of AP Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalency
Credit(s) Earned
Biology 3 BIO 101   4
4 or higher BIO 101  and BIO 102   8
Chemistry 3 CHM 101   4
4 or higher CHM 111   4
Environmental Science 3 ENV 121   4
4 or higher ENV 121  and ENV 122   8
Physics 1: Algebra-Based 3 PHY 101     4
4 or higher PHY 201    4
Physics 2: Algebra-Based 3 PHY 102   4
4 or higher PHY 202   4
Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism 3 PHY 202   4
4 or higher PHY 232   5
Physics C - Mechanics 3 PHY 201   4
4 or higher PHY 231   5

 

Social Science AP Exams
Name of AP Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalency
Credit(s) Earned
European History 3 HIS 101   3
4 or higher HIS 101  and HIS 102   6
Comparative Government and Politics 3 or higher PLS 140   3
U.S. Government and Politics 3 or higher PLS 135   3
Human Geography 3 or higher GEO 210   3
Macroeconomics 3 or higher ECO 201   3
Microeconomics 3 or higher ECO 202   3
Psychology 3 or higher PSY 200   3
U.S. History 3 HIS 121   3
4 or higher HIS 121  and HIS 122   6
World History 3 HIS 111   3
4 or higher HIS 111  and HIS 112   6

 

Visual, Performing and Media Arts AP Exams
Name of AP Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalent
Credit(s) Earned
Art History 3 ART 101   3
4 ART 101  or ART 102   3
5 ART 101  and ART 102   6
Music Theory 3 MUS 111   4
4 or higher MUS 111  and MUS 112   8
Studio Art: 2D Design 3 Student submits AP scores and will be referred to a faculty member. Credit award pending NOVA Art Faculty’s review of student portfolio. TBD
Studio Art: 3D Design 3 Student submits AP scores and will be referred to a faculty member. Credit award pending NOVA Art Faculty’s review of student portfolio. TBD
Studio Art Drawing 3 Student submits AP scores and will be referred to a faculty member. Credit award pending NOVA Art Faculty’s review of student portfolio. TBD

Last reviewed 8/2019
 

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