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Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement (AP) Examination is given at the high school level. Usually a student completes an AP course in high school then takes the AP test at the end of the course. Students receiving an AP examination score that meets the Board of Regents guidelines may apply for credit to be transcribed. Below is a list of AP exams accepted for credit by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

All South Dakota state institutions are required to accept the same examinations and scores set by the South Dakota Board of Regents. The South Dakota public university system will only accept Advanced Placement scores recorded by an institution within five years from the time the student took the exam. 

A student's AP score report is sent to SDSU when the student places SDSU's school code (6653) on their test registration application. If you did not have your score report sent to SDSU, you may order an official copy on the College Board website.

For all first-time students 2018 and after, your AP credits will automatically be applied to your transcript. They should be applied by the end of your first semester on campus and this can be confirmed on your Degree Works app. The link to the Degree Works app can be found on your MyState dashboard. For students entering prior to Fall 2018, to have the credits placed on a transcript, the student must complete an Application for Placement Credit form in the TC office. There is no transcription fee for this service.

Table for credit hours

SDSU Course SatisfiedAdvanced Placement Subject ExamsRequired
Score
Credit
Hours 
ARTH 211History of Art33
ART 111Studio Art - Drawing Portfolio33
ART 121Studio Art - General Portfolio33
BIOL 151/151LBiology3, 44
BIOL 151/151L & BIOL 153/153LBiology58
CHEM 112/112LChemistry3, 44
CHEM 112/112L & CHEM 114/114LChemistry58
CSC 150Computer Science A3
CSC 100TComputer Science Principles33
ECON 201Economics: Microeconomics33
ECON 202Economics: Macroeconomics33
ENGL 101English Language & Composition33
ENGL 210English Literature & Composition33
EES 275/BIOL ElectiveEnvironmental Science33
FREN 202
(Retroactive credits for FREN 101/102/201may be purchased at the rate of $90.75 per course if FREN 310 is completed with a grade of "C" or above.)
French Language and Culture33

FREN 202 & FREN 392
(Retroactive credits for FREN 101/102/201 may be purchased at the rate of $90.75 per course if an appropriate upper-division course is completed with a grade of "C" or above.)

French Language and Culture4,56
GEOG 200Human Geography33
GER 202 
(Retroactive credits for GER 101/102/201 may be purchased at the rate of $90.75 per course if GER 311 or GER 312 is completed with a grade of "C" or above.)
German Language & Culture33
GER 202 & GER 392
(Retroactive credits for GER 101/102/201 may be purchased at the rate of $90.75 per course if an appropriate upper-division course is completed with a grade of "C" or above.)
 German Language & Culture4,56
HIST 112
(Students receiving a score of 3 or higher on the World History - Modern exam are able to earn credit for HIST 111 until the start of the Spring 2023 semester.  Students receiving a score of 4 or 5 on the World History - Modern exam are able to earn credit for HIST 111 & HIST 112 until the start of the Spring 2023 semester.  After the start of the Spring 2023 semester, students must earn a score of 3 or higher to earn credit for HIST 112.)
World History - Modern33
HIST 122History - European33
HIST 151History - United States3,43
HIST 151 & HIST 152History - United States56
MFL 101 & MFL 102Latin Literature38
MFL 101, MFL 102, MFL 201Latin Literature411
MFL 101, MFL 102, MFL 201 & MFL 202Latin Literature514
MFL 101 & MFL 102Latin  - Vergil38
MFL 101, MFL 102, MFL 201Latin  - Vergil411
MFL 101, MFL 102, MFL 201 & MFL 202Latin  - Vergil514
MATH 123 Mathematics - Calculus AB34
MATH 123Mathematics - AB Sub-score on the BC Calculus34
MATH 123 & MATH 125Mathematics - Calculus BC38
MUS 110
Students receiving a score of 3 or 4 on the AP music Theory Exam may earn credit for MUS 100 until the start of the Spring 2023 semester.  Students receiving a score of 5 on the AP Music Theory Exam may earn credit for MUS 100 & MUS 111 until the start of Spring 2023 semester.  After the start the Spring 2023 semester, students must earn a score of 5 to earn credit for MUS 110.
Music Theory 54
Physics B**PHYS 111/111L & PHYS 113/ 113L **Acceptance of the Physics B exams will be discontinued in 201438
PHYS 111/111LPhysics 1: Algebra-Based34
PHYS 113/113LPhysics 2: Algebra-Based34
No creditPhysics C: Mechanics  
No creditPhysics C: Electricity & Magnetism  
POLS 100Government and Politics - US33
POLS 141Government & Politics - Comparative33
PSYC 101Psychology33
SPAN 202
Retroactive credits for SPAN 101/102/201 may be purchased for $90.75 per course if SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 is completed with a grade of "C" or above.
Spanish Language and Culture33
SPAN 202 & SPAN 392
Retroactive credits for SPAN 101/102/201 may be purchased for $90.75 per course if an appropriate upper-division course is completed with a grade of "C" or above.
Spanish Language  and Culture4,56
SPAN 202
Retroactive credits for SPAN 101/102/201 may be purchased for $90.75 per course if SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 is completed with a grade of "C" or above.
 Spanish Literature and Culture33
SPAN 202 & SPAN 335
Retroactive credits for SPAN 101/102/201 may be purchased for $90.75 per course if an appropriate upper-division course is completed with a grade of "C" or above.
Spanish Literature and Culture4, 56
STAT 281 Statistics33