The CEEB Advanced Placement Examinations are administered each May, at a cost of $67 per test, at most high schools. For more information about the tests, students should contact their Advanced Placement instructor or high school counselor. The tests and students' ratings are sent to the university at the individual student's request.
ISU accepts Advanced Placement examinations in art, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, English, foreign language, history, mathematics, music, physics and political science. The Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Physics, and Political Science allow college credits with Advanced Placement scores of 3 or higher. The Art, English, Economics, History and Music Departments require scores of 4 or higher in order for credit to be granted. Departments may allow advanced placement credits in their major program for AP students and may judge that an Advanced Placement examination satisfies specific General Education Requirements offered through the Department.
An "S" grade is entered on the student's record for credit earned in this way. Credit for AP examinations transferred from another institution is subject to evaluation based on the rules and regulations of Idaho State University. Advanced Placement Examinations will not be released on an official ISU transcript to other agencies or institutions until the student has successfully completed 15 academic credit hours at ISU.
Acceptable Credit Awarded Dept/Subject Area Score Course Equiv. Art 4 or 5 9 credits (ART 101-102; or 103-104; or 108 equiv.) Biology 3 or above 8 credits (BIOS 101-102; 103-104 equiv.) Chemistry 3 5 credits (CHEM 121 or 107 equiv.) 4 or 5 10 credits (CHEM 121, 122, 126 equiv.) Bus/Comp 3 or above 6 credits Science (CIS 120 & 140 equiv.) Economics Macro 4 or 5 3 credits (ECON 201 equiv.) Micro 4 or 5 3 credits (ECON 202 equiv.) English Lang. & Comp. 4 or 5 6 credits (ENGL 101 & 110 equiv.) Lit. & Comp. 4 or 5 6 credits (ENGL 101 & 110 equiv.) Foreign 3 8 credits (Equiv. Language to 1 year of respective language) 4 or 5 16 credits (Equiv. to 2 years of respective language) History European 4 or 5 6 credits (HIST 101-102 equiv.) American 4 or 5 6 credits (HIST 121-122 equiv.) Mathematics Calculus AB 3 or above 4 credits (MATH 121 equiv.) Calculus BC 3 or above 8 credits (MATH 121-222 equiv.) Music Hist. & Lit. 4 or 5 3 credits (MUSC 105 equiv.) Theory 4 or 5 2 credits (MUSC 101 equiv.) or 8 credits (MUSC 103-104 equiv.) Physics 3 or above 6 credits (PHYS 211-212 equiv.) Political Science 3 or above 3 credits (POLS 101 equiv.)