Courses Earned through AP Credit

Requesting Advanced Placement (AP Exam) Credit

Cincinnati State awards advanced standing credit to students who have completed Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school and have achieved an appropriate test score.

The State of Ohio, working through the University System of Ohio, has initiated policies to facilitate the ease of transition from high school to college as well as between and among Ohio’s public colleges and universities. For example:

  1. Students obtaining an appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exam score are awarded the aligned course(s) and credits for the AP exam area(s) successfully completed. 
  2. General Education courses and credits received are applied towards graduation and satisfy a general education requirement if the course(s) to which the AP area is equivalent fulfill a requirement.
  3. If an equivalent course is not available for the AP exam area completed, elective or area credit is awarded in the appropriate academic discipline and is applied towards graduation where such elective credit options exist within the academic major.
  4. Additional courses or credits may be available when a score of four or five is obtained. Award of credit for higher score values varies depending on the institution and academic discipline.
  5. In academic disciplines containing highly dependent sequences (Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – STEM), students are strongly advised to confer with the college/university advising staff to ensure they have the appropriate foundation to be successful in advanced coursework within the sequence.

Students should have their AP test scores sent to Cincinnati State’s Office of Admission for processing. Credit is shown on the student's record as AC.

The table below indicates the course awarded for each Advanced Placement exam, based on the score earned. 

Test Name Score on Test Course Awarded Credit Hours Awarded
Art History 3-5 ART 110: Introduction to Art 3
Biology 3 BIO 131: Biology 1 5
Biology 4-5 BIO 131: Biology 1 & BIO 132: Biology 2 5 + 5
Calculus AB 3-5 MAT 251: Calculus 1 5
Calculus BC 3-5 MAT 251: Calculus 1 & MAT 252: Calculus 2 5 + 5
Capstone Research 3-5 General Elective 3
Capstone Seminar 3-5 General Elective 3
Chemistry 3 CHE 121: General Chemistry 1 & CHE 131: General Chemistry 1 Lab 4 + 1
Chemistry 4-5 CHE 121: General Chemistry 1 & CHE 131: General Chemitry 1 Lab & CHE 122: General Chemistry 2 & CHE 132: General Chemistry 2 Lab 4 + 1 + 4 + 1
Chinese Language and Culture 3-5 General Elective 8
Comparative Government and Politics 3-5 POL 102: Introduction to Comparative Governments and Politics 3
Computer Science A 3-5 General Elective 3
Computer Science AB 3-5 General Elective 3
Computer Science Principles 3-5 IT 100: Computer Programming Foundations 3
English Language 3-4 ENG 101: English Composition 1 3
English Language 5 ENG 101: English Composition 1 & ENG 102: English Composition 2 3 + 3
English Literature 3-4 ENG 101: English Composition 1 3
English Literature 5 ENG 101: English Composition 1 & ENG 102: English Composition 2 3 + 3
Environmental Science 3 EVS 130: Ecology and Ecosystems 4
Environmental Science 4-5 EVS 130: Ecology and Ecosystems & EVS 110: Environmental Science: Conservation and Cleanup 4 + 4
European History 3-5 Transfer Module Social Science Elective 3
French Language 3 FRN 101: Elementary French 1 & FRN 102: Elementary French 2 4 + 4
French Language 4 FRN 101 Elementary French 1 & FRN 102 Elementary French 2 & FRN 201: Intermediate French 1 4 + 4 + 4
French Language 5 FRN 101: Elementary French 1 & FRN 102: Elementary French 2 & FRN 201: Intermediate French 1 & FRN 202: Intermediate French 2 4 + 4 + 4 + 4
German Language 3-5 General Elective 8
Human Geography 3-5 GEO 115: Cultural Geography 3
Italian Language and Culture 3-5 General Elective 8
Japanese Language and Culture 3-5 General Elective 8
Latin 3-5 General Elective 8
Latin Literature 3-5 General Elective 8
Latin: Virgil 3-5 General Elective 8
Macroeconomics 3-5 ECO 110: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Microeconomics 3-5 ECO 105: Principles of Microeconomics 3
Music Theory 3-5 General Elective 3
Physics 1 3-5 PHY 151: Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry Based 4
Physics 2 3-5 PHY 152: Physics 2: Algebra and Trigonometry Based 4
Physics B 3-5 PHY 151: Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry Based & PHY 152: Physics 2: Algebra and Trigonometry Based 4 + 4
Physics C: Mechanics 3-5 PHY 201: Physics 1: Calculus Based 5
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3-5 PHY 202: Physics 2: Calculus Based 5
Psychology 3-5 PHY 110: Introduction to Psychology 3
Spanish Language 3 SPN 101: Elementary Spanish 1 & SPN 102: Elementary Spanish 2 4 + 4
Spanish Language 4 SPN 101: Elementary Spanish 1 & SPN 102: Elementary Spanish 2 & SPN 201: Intermediate Spanish 1 4 + 4 + 4
Spanish Language 5 SPN 101: Elementary Spanish 1 & SPN 102: Elementary Spanish 2 & SPN 201: Intermediate Spanish 1 & SPN 202: Intermediate Spanish 2 4 + 4 + 4 + 4
Spanish LIterature 3-4 SPN 101: Elementary Spanish 1 & SPN 102: Elementary Spanish 2 & SPN 201: Intermediate Spanish 1 4 + 4 + 4
Spanish Literature 5 SPN 101: Elementary Spanish 1 & SPN 102: Elementary Spanish 2 & SPN 201: Intermediate Spanish 1 & SPN 202: Intermediate Spanish 2 4 + 4 + 4 + 4
Statistics 3-4 MAT 131: Statistics 1 3
Statistics 5 MAT 131: Statistics 1 & MAT 132: Statistics 2 3 + 3
Studio Art 2-D 3-5 General Elective 3
Studio Art 3-D 3-5 General Elective 3
Studio Art Drawing 3-5 ART 141: Drawing 1 3
U.S. Government and Politics 3-5 POL 101: American Government 3
U.S. History 3-5 HST 111: American History, Early Settlers to 1877 & HST 112: American History, 1877 to Present 3 + 3
World History 3-5 HST 101: World History: Prehistory to 1500 & HST 102: World History: 1500-Present 3 + 3