Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

Prairie View A&M University Credit By Exam (AP Policy)

The College Board Advance Placement Program (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. AP offers more than 30 exams in multiple subject areas. AP exams are given nationally at designated high schools during the month of May and are graded on a scale of 0-5.

Prairie View A&M University accepts scores from certain Advance Placement tests for credit in selected courses. A score of 3 or higher is needed for credit. Interested students should contact their high school counselors for information on registration and test sites. Students should also refer to the current PVAMU Undergraduate Catalog or contact an academic counselor to determine which courses apply to their perspective degree program. Please note that all AP scores are based on the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit) and is subject to change at any time.

AP Examination Course Equivalency Table

AP Guidelines:

  • It is the student’s responsibility to request and/or submit official score reports to PVAMU.
  • AP Credits cannot be assigned a letter grade and are not counted in grade point average (GPA) calculations or for residency and honors purposes.
  • Only lower-level course credit may be awarded
  • No more than 30 PLA credits may be applied to an undergraduate degree.

How do I send or request an AP score report?

At the time of the test, you can request to send you scores to PVAMU. If you did not request to send your scores in this manner you will have to request a copy be sent to the University. Official scores can be requested online through your College Board account. Our AP school code is 6580.

Send AP Transcript
AP Request Form

Once the scores are sent to the University, they will be reviewed and processed for credit, if applicable, they will be sent to Office of the Registrar for posting. Please know that we DO NOT accept copies of scores from students.

Students should present their scores as soon as possible to allow time for them to be received, verified, and sent to the registrar’s office so the credit can be placed on their transcripts. Scores should be submitted no later than the semester before you are supposed to graduate.

Please note: scores from exams taken in May do not arrive at PVAMU until mid-July!