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Advanced Placement (AP)  Examinations

Students who have taken the Advanced Placement Examination (AP) will need to submit a copy of their scores to the Registrar’s office. AP Exams are available for art, English, history and social science, math and computer science, sciences, capstone, and world languages and culture courses taken through AP.

To request a copy of your AP scores go to the College Board’s AP website https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

AP scores transfer to Great Falls College MSU by the following criteria:

  1. The Registrar’s office will only transfer in AP credits applicable to the student’s degree.
  2. Grades of 3, 4 or 5 on an AP examination will be granted for college credit for the appropriate courses.
  3. Some programs at GFC MSU limit the use of pass/fail courses in their curriculum.

There is a 25% PLA cap from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) on the number of PLA credits that may be used for a student’s degree. Refer to NWCCU’s policy 2.C.7
http://www.nwccu.org/Pubs%20Forms%20and%20Upd ates/Publications/Standards%20for%20Accreditation.pdf and the Montana Board of Regents Policy 301.19 for more information https://mus.edu/borpol/bor300/301-19.pdf

Great Falls College Montana State University AP Exam Equivalency 

AP Test Title Minimum Score Required Number of Credits Equivalent Course
Art History 3 6 ARTH 160 
Biology 3 4 & 4 BIOB 160 & BIOB 170
Calculus AB 3 4 M 171
Calculus BC 3 4 M 171
Calculus BC: AB Subscore 3 4 M 172
Chemistry 3 4 & 4 CHMY 141 & CHMY 143
Chinese Language and Culture 3 8 ML 000
Comparative Government and Politics 3 3 PSCI 000
Computer Science A 3 3 CSCI 111
English Language and Composition 3 3 WRIT 101
English Literature and Composition 3 3 & 3 LIT 110 & WRIT 101
Environmental Science 3 4 SCI 000
European History 3 3 & 3 HSTR 101 & HSTR 102
French Language and Culture 3 8 ML 000
German Launguage and Culture 3 8 ML 000
Human Geography 3 3 GPHY 000
Italian Language and Culture 3 8 ML 000
Japanese Language and Culture 3 8 ML 000
Latin 3 8 ML 000
Macroeconomics 3 3 ECNS 202
Microeconoics 3 3 ECNS 201
Music Theory 3 3 & 2 MUSI 105 (3cr) & MUSI 140 (2cr)
Physics B 3 4 PHSX 205 
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3 4 PHSX 000
Physics C: Mechanics 3 4 PHSX 220
Psychology 3 3 PSYX 100
Spanish Language and Culture 3 4 & 4 SPNS 101 & SPNS 102
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 3 SPNS 000
Statistics 3 4 STAT 216
Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio 3 3 ARTZ 000
Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio 3 3 ARTZ 000
Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio 3 3 ARTZ 000
United States Government and Politics 3 3 PSCI 210
United States History 3 3 & 3 HSTA 101 & HSTA 102
World History 3 6 HSTR 000

 

Pass Grades (TP) are assigned to all courses awarded from AP exams.

Students must have official AP scores sent to GFC MSU for review.

Last updated 12/2017


To Learn More About PLA:

Contact The Advising and Career Center:

406-771-5100
advising@gfcmsu.edu


AP

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

CLEP
https://clep.collegeboard.org/

DSST (DANTES)
http://getcollegecredit.com/

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