Advanced Placement FAQ

AP Guidelines

AP Credits are a great way to get ahead in your college course work!  Students that participate in the Advanced Placement Program at their high schools have the opportunity to earn credit through the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). When you fill out your Course Registration in your Interactive Checklist, let us know that you plan on or have taken the test. We’ll record your credit earned, and if applicable, place you in the next highest class.

AP Credits at SD Mines are governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents 2:5 Transfer of Credits policy.

FAQ’s

What classes do you accept for credit and what scores do I need to earn credit?

Exam Score Required Course Credit Hours
History of Art 3 ARTH 211 3
Studio Art-Drawing Portfolio 3 ART 111 3
Studio Art – General Portfolio 3 ART 121 3
Biology 3 BIOL 151/151L 4
  5 BIOL 151/151L & 153/153L 8
Chemistry 3 CHEM 112/112L 4
  5 CHEM 112/112L & 114/114L 8
Computer Science A 3 CSC 150 4
Computer Science AB 3 CSC 150 4
  3 CSC 150 & 250 4
Computer Science Principles   No Equivalent Course  
Economics: Macroeconomics 3 ECON 202 3
Economics: Microeconomics 3 ECON 201 3
English Language & Composition 3 ENGL 101 3
English Literature & Composition 3 ENGL 210 3
Environmental Science 3 BIO ELECTIVE 3
French Language 3 FREN 202 4
  4,5 FREN 310 3
French Literature 3 FREN 202 4
  4,5 FREN 310 3
Human Geography 3 GEOG 200 3
German Language 3 GERM 202 3
  4,5 GERM 311 & 312 4
Government & Politics - Comparative 3 POLS 141 3
Government & Politics – United States 3 POLS 100 3
History - European 3 HIST 122 3
History – United States 3 HIST 151 3
Latin Literature C 3 LATI 101 & 102 8
  4 LATI 101, 102, & 103 11
Latin - Vergil 3 LATI 101 & 102 8
  4 LATI 101, 102 & 201 11
  5 LATI 101, 102, 201, & 202 14
Mathematics – Calculus AB 3 MATH 123 4
Mathematics – AB Subscore on the BC Calculus 3 MATH 123 4
Mathematics – Calculus BC 3 MATH 123 & 125 8
Music Theory 3,4 MUS 110 4
  5 MUS 110 & 111 8
Physics B 3 PHYS 111/111L & 113/113L 8
Physics 1: Algebra-Based 3 PHYS 111/111L 4
Physics 2: Algebra-Based 3 PHYS 113/113L 4
Physics C: Mechanism NO CREDIT NO CREDIT  
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism NO CREDIT NO CREDIT  
Psychology 3 PSYC 101 3
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 202 3
  4,5 SPAN 311 & 312 6
Spanish Literature 3 SPAN 202 3
  4,5 SPAN 311 & 312 6
Statistics 3 MATH 281 3
World History 3 HIST 111 3
  4, 5 HIST 111 & 112 6



How do I send my scores to you?

You can send your scores to SD Mines for free when you register to take your AP test by entering our code (6652) in the registration form. You can send them to us after you take the test by going to APscore.org. College Board charges a small fee to send scores after you’ve taken your test.  

How do I view my scores?

Depending on your location, you can view your scores at APscore.org in July of the year you took the test.

Do I have to wait to get my class schedule until you receive my AP scores?

You can receive your class schedule before you receive your scores, or even take the AP test. If you plan on taking an AP test for credit just let us know when you fill out your Course Registration Survey, and we’ll assume you’ll earn a passing score and place you in the next highest class.

What if I don’t earn a high enough score on my test to get credit and I already filled out my Course Registration Survey or have my class schedule?

When the Registrar’s office receives your final AP scores, they’ll adjust your schedule and you’ll be able to view the changes in WebAdvisor.  

What if I got a high enough score to be placed into the next class, but I’d like to retake the class I earned credit for?

You can certainly retake any classes that you’ve received AP credit for. You’ll have to let the Registrar’s office know by emailing them the changes you’d like to registrar@sdsmt.edu.





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