Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) Program Policy

Since for FALL 2018: The University of Montana recognizes and awards credit for the AP Capstone Diploma! For more about the AP Diploma, visit https://advancesinap.collegeboard.org/ap-capstone.

All incoming students who have completed the AP Capstone Diploma will be given priority consideration for admission to UM’s Davidson Honors College. Students completing the AP Capstone Diploma Research course will earn the equivalent of 3 credits of HONR 190 Honors Research. Students completing the AP Capstone Seminar will earn the equivalent of 3 credits of HONR 194 Honors Seminar.

General Education and course equivalency credit is granted for the posted exams as indicated. These credits cannot be used toward upper-division coursework. Enrollment Services-Admissions will provide students with an evaluation of their credits upon receipt of official scores. 

If you do not see a specific AP course on our list and would like it evaluated for credit, please contact Admissions with the course title and level. To request that your score reports be sent to the University of Montana visit the AP website (recommended) or call AP directly at (212) 713-8000. The University of Montana awards college credit to undergraduate degree students on the basis of official score reports from the Advanced Placement Program/College Board.

AP EXAMINATION MINIMUM SCORE UM COURSE UM GEN ED* UM CREDITS
Art History 3 ARTH 200HARTH 201H HXHY 33
Art: Studio Art-2-D Design 3 ARTZ 106A A 3
Art: Studio Art-3-D Design 3 ARTZ 108A A 3
Art: Studio Art-Drawing 3 ARTZ 105A A 3
Biology 3 BIOB TR1NDept. of Major will substitute in Degree Works either: a)       BIOB 160N/161N orb)       BIOB 170N/171N orc)        BCH 110/111 NLAB 4
Biology 4 BIOB 160NBIOB 161NBIOB 170NBIOB 171N NLABNLAB 3131
Calculus AB 3 M 171 M 4
Calculus AB Subscore
(60% portion of Calculus BC exam)
3 M171  M 4
Calculus BC
*Note: No more than 8 credits will be issued for all Calculus exams combined.
3 M 171M172 MM 44
Chemistry 3 CHMY TR1N N 3
Chemistry 4 CHMY 121N N 3
Chinese Language and Culture 3 CHIN 101CHIN 102 -FL 44
Computer Science A 3 CSCI 135 - 3
Computer Science AB* Exam no longer administered 3 CSCI 135 - 3
Computer Science Principles 3 CSCI 100 - 3
Economics: Macroeconomics 3 ECNS TR1S S 3
Economics: Macroeconomics 4 ECNS 202S S 3
Economics: Microeconomics 3 ECNS TR1S S 3
Economics: Microeconomics 4 ECNS 201S S 3
English Language and Composition 3 WRIT 101 WRIT 101 6
English Literature and Composition 3 LIT TR1L L 6
English Literature and Composition 4 LIT 110L LIWC 6
Environmental Science 3 ENSC TR1N N 4
Environmental Science 4 ENSC 105N N 4
European History 3 HSTR TR1HY HY 6
French Language and Culture 3 FRCH 101FRCH 102 -FL 44
German Language and Culture 3 GRMN 101GRMN 102 -FL 44
Government and Politics: Comparative 3 PSCI 220S S 3
Government and Politics: United States 3 PSCI 210S SY 3
Human Geography 3 GPHY 121S SX 3
Italian Language and Culture 3 ITLN 101ITLN 102 -FL 44
Japanese Language and Culture 3 JPNS 101JPNS 102 -FL 44
Latin 3 LATN 101LATN 102 -FL 44
Latin: Literature* Exam no longer administered 3 LATN TRIFL FL 6
Music Theory 3 MUSI TR1Determined by Music Department   6
Physics 1 3 PHSX 205NPHSX 206N NLAB 41
Physics 2 3 PHSX 207NPHSX 208N NLAB 41
Physics B* Exam no longer administered 3 PHSX 205NPHSX 207N NN 44
Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism 3 PHSX 217N N 4
Physics C - Mechanics 3 PHSX 215N N 4
Psychology 3 PSYX 100S S 3
Research 3 HONR 192 - 3
Seminar 3 HONR 194 - 3
Spanish Language and Culture 3 SPNS 101SPNS 102 FLFL 44
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 SPNS TR1L L 6
Statistics 3 STAT 216 M 3
United States History 3 HSTA TR1HY HY 6
World History 3 HSTR TR1HX HX 6

Key to General Education Symbols

A – Expressive Arts N – Natural Science (without Lab)LAB – Natural Science Lab
E – Ethical and Human Values S – Social Sciences
FL – Modern & Classical Languages X – Cultural & International Diversity
H – Historical and Cultural Studies Y – Democracy and Citizenship
L – Literary and Artistic Studies WRIT 101 – Introductory Writing RequirementIWR – Intermediate Writing Requirement
M – MathM* – Student should meet Mathematics Associate Chair for placement in courses Double Dippers - Courses that satisfy more than one Gen Ed