The College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies-with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both while still in high school. High school students who are qualified through registration in an advanced placement course(s) in high school may qualify to receive college credit upon transfer.
To receive credit, a student must earn at least a grade of three (3). Transfer students who have AP credit transcripted as college courses from their previous institution will receive that course credit at SIU as transfer credit. The maximum credit granted through advanced placement examinations is 30 hours (15 for an associate degree).
AP transcripts may be ordered here.
AP transcript scores should be sent to:
Articulation & Evaluation
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Student Services Building 0382, Mailcode 4725
1263 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
SIU Carbondale AP code: #1726
State Seal of Biliteracy
According to the Illinois Board of Education, the State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) "recognizes public high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English." Through HB 4330, the School Code was amended to include the Seal of Biliteracy. For more information, go to https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Illinois-State-Seal-of-Biliteracy.aspx
HB 4330 requires that public universities in the State of Illinois (1) for admission purposes accept the State Seal of Biliteracy as equivalent to two years of foreign language coursework taken in high school and (2) establish criteria for awarding equivalent course credit. These requirements went into effect January 1, 2017.
Students that have earned the State Seal of Biliteracy while in high school will automatically receive foreign language credit at SIUC once a high school transcript is received awarding the State Seal of Biliteracy. SIUC does not require foreign language for admission purposes, thus only those programs that require foreign language will show complete upon receipt of the State Seal of Biliteracy. If a student is seeking specific foreign language credit they should work with their academic unit to have the coursework reviewed for articulation.
AP Capstone Program
AP Capstone is an innovative program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. AP Capstone is built on the foundation of two new AP courses - AP Seminar and AP Research-and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth discipline-specific study provided through AP courses. The AP Capstone curriculum fosters inquiry, research, collaboration, and writing skills through the intensive investigation of topics from multiple perspectives.
The AP Capstone program is composed of:
- AP Seminar: AP Seminar provides sustained practice of investigating issues from multiple perspectives and cultivates student writing abilities so they can craft, communicate, and defend evidence-based arguments. Students are empowered to collect and analyze information with accuracy and precision and are assessed through a team project and presentation, an individual written essay and presentation, and a written exam.
- AP Research: In AP Research, students develop the skills and discipline necessary to conduct independent research to produce and defend a scholarly academic thesis. This second course in the AP Capstone experience allows students to explore deeply an academic topic, problem, or issue of individual interest and through this inquiry, students design, plan, and conduct a year-long mentored, research-based investigation. The course culminates in an academic thesis paper of approximately 5,000 words and a presentation, performance, or exhibition with an oral defense.
- AP courses of the student’s own choosing.
Students typically take AP Seminar in the 10th or 11th grade, followed by AP Research. Students who earn scores of three (3) or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four (4) additional AP Exams of their choosing will receive the AP Capstone Diploma™. This signifies their outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills.
Alternatively, students who earn scores of three (3) or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research will receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™ signifying their attainment of college-level academic and research skills.
|Art History (13)||3||HIST 201: Music and Ideas in the Western World||Fine Arts||3|
|Music Theory (75)||3||MUS 104A: Aural Skills and MUS 105A: Basic Harmony||4|
|Music Theory - Aural Subscore (76)||No credit||0|
|Music Theory - Non-Aural Subscore (77)||No credit||0|
|Studio Art 2-D Design (15)||3||AD 207C: Introduction to Art History III||Humanities||3|
|Studio Art 3-D Design (16)||3||AD 207B: Introduction to Art History II||Humanities||3|
|Studio Art Drawing (14)||3||AD 207A: Introduction to Art History I||Humanities||3|
|English Language & Composition (36)||3, 4||ENGL 101: English Composition I||Composition I||3|
|English Language & Composition (36)||5||ENGL 101: English Composition I & ENGL 102: English Composition II||Composition I & II||6|
|English Literature & Composition (37)||3||ENGL 121: The Western Literary Tradition||Humanities||3|
History & Social Sciences
|Comparative Government & Politics (58)||3||POLS 250: Introduction to Comparative Politics||Social Science||3|
|European History (43)||3||HIST 205A & HIST 205B: History of Western Civ||Social Science||6|
|Human Geography (53)||3||GEOG 103: World Geography||Social Science||3|
|Macroeconomics (35)||3||ECON 241: Macroeconomics||Social Science||3|
|Microeconomics (34)||3||ECON 240: Microeconomics||Social Science||3|
|Psychology (85)||3||PSYC 102: Introduction to Psychology||Social Science||3|
|United States Government & Politics (57)||3||POLS 114: Introduction to American Politics||Social Science||3|
|United States History (07)||3||HIST 110: Twentieth Century America||Social Science||3|
|World History (93)||3||HIST 101A & HIST 101B: The History of World Civ||Humanities||6|
Mathematics & Computer Science
|Calculus AB (66)||3||MATH 150: Calculus I||Math||4|
|Calculus AB Subscore (69)||No credit||0|
|Calculus BC (68)||3||MATH 150 & MATH 250: Calculus I & Calculus II||Math||8|
|Computer Science A (31)||3||CS 201: Problem Solving with Computers||3|
|Computer Science A||4, 5||CS 201: Problem Solving with Computers & CS 202: Intro to Computer Science||6|
Computer Science B
*no longer offered
|4, 5||CS 201 & CS 202: Problem Solving with Computers & Intro to Computer Science||7|
|Computer Science Principles (32)||3||CS 201: Problem Solving with Computers||3|
|Computer Science Principles (32)||4, 5||CS 201 & CS 202: Problem Solving with Computers & Intro to Computer Science||7|
|Statistics (90)||3||MATH 101: Introduction to Contemporary Math||Math||3|
|Statistics (90)||4, 5||MATH 282: Introduction to Statistics||Math||3|
|Biology (20)||3||PLB/ZOOL 115: General Biology||Life Science||3|
|Biology (20)||4, 5||ZOOL 118: Principles of Animal Biology||Life Science||4|
|Chemistry (25)||3||CHEM 106: Chemistry and Society||Life Science||3|
|Chemistry (25)||4, 5||CHEM 200 & CHEM 201: Introduction to Chemical Principles w/ Lab||Life Science||4|
|Environmental Science (40)||3||GEOL 111/112: Geology and the Environment||Physical Science||3|
|Physics 1 (83)||3||PHYS 101: Physics that Changed the World||Physical Science||3|
|Physics 1 (83)||4, 5||PHYS 203/253A: College Physics||Physical Science||4|
|Physics 2 (84)||3||PHYS 101: Physics that Changed the World||Physical Science||3|
|Physics 2 (84)||4, 5||PHYS 203/253B: College Physics||Physical Science||4|
|Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism (82)||3||PHYS 101: Physics that Changed the World||Physical Science||3|
|Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism (82)||4, 5||PHYS 205/255B: University Physics||Physical Science||5|
|Physics C: Mechanics (80)||3||PHYS 101: Physics that Changed the World||Physical Science||3|
|Physics C: Mechanics (80)||4, 5||PHYS 205/255A & PHYS 206A: University Physics & Problem Solving for PHYS 205A||Physical Science||5|
World Languages & Cultures
|Chinese Language and Culture (28)||3||CHIN 390: Independent Chinese Study||3|
|Chinese Language and Culture (28)||4, 5||CHIN 390: Independent Chinese Study||6|
|French Language and Culture (48)||3||FR 311: Modern French Literature||3|
|French Language and Culture (48)||4, 5||FR 311: Modern French Literature and FR 330: Advanced Writing Skills||6|
|German Language and Culture (55)||3||GER 390A: Directed Language Learning||3|
|German Language and Culture (55)||4, 5||GER 390A and GER 390B: Directed Language Learning||6|
|Italian Language and Culture (62)||3||UCC Humanities Substitution||Humanities||3|
|Japanese Language and Culture (64)||3||JPN 320A: Advanced Japanese||3|
|Japanese Language and Culture (64)||4, 5||JPN 320A: Advanced Japanese and JPN 390: Independent Study in Japanese||6|
|Latin (60)||3||CLAS 391: Reading in Latin||3|
|Latin (60)||4, 5||CLAS 391: Reading in Latin||6|
|Spanish Language and Culture (87)||3||SPAN 306: Intermediate Readings in Spanish||3|
|Spanish Language and Culture (87)||4, 5||SPAN 304: Hispanic Film & Conversation and SPAN 306: Intermediate Reading in Spanish||6|
|Spanish Literature and Culture (89)||3||SPAN 306: Intermediate Readings in Spanish||3|
|Spanish Literature and Culture (89)||4, 5||SPAN 306: Intermediate Readings in Spanish and SPAN 370A: Hispanic Culture||6|
All test articulations are for the current catalog year. Test articulations from previous catalog years can be found in the Archived Catalogs.
Two AP exams currently have subscores, AP Calculus and AP Music Theory. SIUC does not give credit for subscore exams. These exams are designed to give colleges and universities more information about your specific abilities and are used for placement purposes only.