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 here.  https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/sending-scores

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.  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

SUBJECT EXAMS SDSU COURSE SATISFIED REQUIRED SCORE CREDIT HOURS
Art, History of History of World Art I (ArtH 211)            3          3
Art, Studio – Art 2D Design Drawing I (ART 111)            3          3
Art, Studio - General Portfolio D Design I 2D (ART 121)            3          3
Biology General Biology I with Lab (BIOL 151 & BIOL 151L)            3          4
Biology General Biology I & II with Labs (BIOL 151, BIOL 151L & BIOL 153, BIOL 153L)            5          8
Chemistry General Chemistry I with Lab (CHEM 112 & CHEM 112L)            3          4
Chemistry General Chemistry I & II with labs (CHEM 112, CHEM 112L & CHEM 114, CHEM 114L)            5          8
Computer Science A Computer Science I (CSC 150)            3          4 
Economics: Macroeconomics Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 202)            3          3
Economics: Microeconomics Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 201)            3          3
English Language & Composition Composition I (ENGL 101)            3          3
English Literature & Composition Introduction to Literature (ENGL 210)            3          3
Environmental Science Biology Elective or Intro to Environmental Science (EES 275)            3          3
French Language~ Intermediate French II (FREN 202)*            3          4
French Language~ French Language Skills (FREN 310)*        4,5          3
German Language Intermediate German II (GER 202)*        3          3
German Language German Composition and Conversation I & II (GER 311 and GER 312)*        4,5          4
Govt. & Politics - Comparative Elective in Political Science (POLS 141)           3          3
Government and Politics - US American Government (POLS 100)           3          3
History - European Western Civilization II (HIST 122)           3          3
History - United States United States History I (HIST 151)           3          3
History - World World Civilizations I (HIST 111)           3          3
History - World World Civilizations I & II (HIST 111 & 112)          4,5          6
Human Geography Introduction to Human Geography (GEOG 200)           3          3
Mathematics - Calculus AB Calculus I (MATH 123)           3          4
Mathematics - AB Sub-score on BC Calculus Calculus I (MATH 123)           3          4
Mathematics - Calculus BC Calculus I & II (MATH 123 & 125)           3          8
Music Theory Basic Music Theory I (MUS 110)           3,4          4
Music Theory Basic Music Theory I & II (MUS 110 & 111)           5          8
Physics B** Intro to Physics I & II with labs (PHYS 111/111L & PHYS 113/ 113L) **Acceptance of the Physics B exams will be discontinued in 2014           3          8
Physics 1 Introduction to Physics I with lab (PHYS 111/111L)           3         4
Physics 2 Introduction to Physics II with lab (PHYS 113/113L)           3         4
Psychology General Psychology (PSYC 101)           3         3
Spanish Language and Culture SPAN 202*           3         3
Spanish Language  and Culture SPAN 202* and SPAN 292*          4,5         6
Spanish Literature and Culture SPAN 202* 3 3
Spanish Literature and Culture SPAN 202* and SPAN 335* 4, 5 6
Statistics Introduction to Statistics (STAT 281)          3         3

* French, German, and Spanish Language and French and Spanish Literature Examinations: Retroactive credits for 101, 102, 201 and 202 may be earned if an appropriate upper-division course is completed with a grade of "C" or above.