Advanced placement credit will be given to students who have taken college-level courses in secondary school and have completed the appropriate College Board Advanced Placement Examination. JCU awards up to 8 semester hours of credit for scoring 3 or better in exams.

Reference the table below of JCU’s AP course credit equivalencies for specific score requirements.

AP Test

Min. Score Required for Credit

Semester Hours

JCU Course
Credit

JCU
Core

Art History

4

3

AH 101 Div. II
Biology

5

8

BL 155-158 Div. IV
Biology

3 or 4

4

BL 112, 112L Div. IV
Biology/ Environmental Science

3, 4, 5

4

BL 109, 109L Div. IV
Chemistry

5

6

CH 1XX (elective) N/A
Chemistry

4

3

CH 1XX (elective) N/A
Computer Science AB

3

3

CS 228 N/A
Computer Science A

3

3

CS 228 N/A
Economics Micro

3

3

EC 201 Div. III
Economics Macro

3

3

EC 202 Div. III
English Lang. & Comp.

4

6

EN 111-112 Div. I
English Lit. & Comp.

4

6

EN 111-112 Div. I
French

3

6

FR 201-202 Div. I
German

3

6

GR 201-202 Div. I
Government & Politics U.S.

4

3

PO 101 Div. III
Government & Politics Comp.

4

3

PO 102 Div. III
History, European

4

6

HS 201-202 Div. II
History, U.S.

4

6

HS 211-212 Div. II
History, World

4

6

HS 2XX (elective) N/A
Latin

3

3

LT 232 Div. II
Mathematics AB (or AB subscore on BC exam)

4 or 5

4

MT 135 Div. IV
Mathematics BC

3
4 or 5

4
8

MT 135
MT 135 & 136
Div. IV
Physics B*

4

8

PH 125-126 & PH125L-126L Div. IV
Physics B

3

3

PH 1XX (elective) N/A
Physics C-Mech.

4

4

PH 215 & PH 215L Div. IV
Physics C-Mech.

3

4

PH 125 & PH 125L Div. IV
Physics E&M

4

4

PH 216 & PH 216L Div. IV
Physics E&M

3

4

PH 126 & PH 126L Div. IV
Psychology

4

3

PS 101 Div. IV
Spanish

3

6

SP 201-202 Div. I
Statistics

3

3

MT 122 Div. IV
  • Applicants who have a score of 5 for Physics B and who have the equivalent of MT 136 will receive credit for PH 215-216 and PH 215L-216L.
  • N/A = Not applicable for divisional core credit.

Q: Will my AP scores be sent automatically to John Carroll University?
A: No. You will need to designate John Carroll University as your college choice on the ETS application. JCU ‘s school code is: 001342    Visit the College Board’s AP Central web site at www.collegeboard.com for more information about requesting and submitting AP results.

Q: Will AP credit satisfy my liberal arts core requirements at JCU?
A: The JCU core curriculum includes various division requirements and special designations (Diversity; Asian, African, or Latin American Society; Western-International Society; Literature; and Writing Intensive). AP will satisfy the divisional requirements for the liberal arts core and not special designations.

Q: How do I know if JCU received my AP scores?
A: JCU normally receives AP results in mid-July. JCU’s Office of Admissions will send you an evaluation of AP credit. If you are attending an orientation session in June or early July, let your faculty advisor at orientation know that you have taken one or more AP exams and may be eligible for AP course credit. Your faculty advisor will adjust your fall class schedule accordingly.

Q: What happens if my AP results or transfer credits arrive after I attend an orientation session?
A: The Academic Advising Office or your faculty advisor at orientation will adjust your class schedule as necessary. You are encouraged to access your up-to-date transcripts as often as you wish on Banner Web.