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AP Scores

If you completed an Advanced Placement exam, you may be able to use your score to meet prerequisites for math, English, and other classes.  You can also receive credit for many Shoreline courses based on your AP scores. 

How can I use my AP scores for placement, prerequisites, and Shoreline credit?

English

You can use your score from the English: Language & Composition or English: Literature and Composition AP exams for placement into ENGL& 102 at Shoreline.

AP Score Shoreline Credit Placement/Prerequisites
5  or 4 ENGL& 101 (5 credits) or 5 credits of General or Core Elective Placement into ENGL& 102;  satisfies any prerequisite listing "completion of ENGL& 101" or "placement into ENGL& 101"
3 5 credits of Elective Use another method for placement
1, 2 No credit Use another method for placement

Math

 You can use your AP calculus and statistics scores for Shoreline credit and placement. For placement or to meet prerequisites for math courses, scores must be dated within the last two years.

AP Test AP Score Shoreline Credit Placement/Prerequisites
Calculus AB MATH& 151 and 152 (10 credits) Placement into MATH& 163
Calculus AB 3 or 4 MATH& 151 (5 credits) Placement into MATH& 152
Calculus AB 1 or 2 No credit Use another method for placement
Calculus BC 3, 4 or 5 MATH& 151 and 152 (10 credits) Placement into MATH& 163
Calculus BC 1 or 2 No credit Use another method for placement
Statistics 3, 4, or 5

MATH& 146 (5 credits)

Use another method for placement into the calculus sequence (MATH& 151, 152, 163), 

Statistics 1 or 2 No credit Use another method for math placement

Art and Music

You can receive Shoreline credit for the following AP tests with a score of 3 or higher. No credit is awarded for any of the following tests for scores of 1 or 2.

AP Test AP Score Shoreline Credit/Placement
Art:  Art History 3, 4, or 5 ART& 100 (5 credits)
Art:  Studio Art - Drawing 4 or 5 Humanities Distribution or Elective (5 credits)
Art:  Studio Art - Drawing 3 Elective (5 credits)
Art:  2D Design 4 or 5 Humanities Distribution or Elective (5 credits)
Art:  2D Design 3 Elective (5 credits)
Art:  3D Design 4 or 5 Humanities Distribution or Elective (5 credits)
Art:  3D Design 3 Elective (5 credits)
Music Theory 4 or 5 MUSC& 141 (5 credits); Placement into MUSC& 142
Music Theory 3 Humanities Distribution or Elective (5 credits); Use another method for placement
Music Listening/Literature 3, 4, 5 MUSC& 105 (5 credits)
All AP tests 1 or 2 No credit;  use another method for placement

Economics, Geography, and Psychology

You can receive Shoreline credit for the following AP tests with a score of 3 or higher. No credit is awarded for any of the following tests for scores of 1 or 2.

AP Test AP Score Shoreline Credit/Placement
Economics:  Micro 3, 4, or 5 ECON& 201 (5 credits); placement into ECON& 202
Economics:  Macro 3, 4, or 5 ECON& 202 (5 credits)
Human Geography 3, 4, or 5 GEOG& 200 (5 credits)
Psychology 4 or 5 PSYC& 100 (5 credits)
Psychology 3 Elective (5 credits)
All AP tests  1 or 2 No credit;  Use another method for placement

Government and History

You can receive Shoreline credit for the following AP tests with a score of 3 or higher. No credit is awarded for any of the following tests for scores of 1 or 2.

AP Test AP Score Shoreline Credit/Placement
Government:  Comparative Government & Politics 5 POLS& 101 and POLS& 201 (10 credits)
Government:  Comparative Government & Politics 4 POLS& 101  (5 credits)
Government:  Comparative Government & Politics 3 Elective (5 credits)
Government:  US Government & Politics 4 or 5 POLS& 202 (5 credits)
Government:  US Government & Politics 3 Elective (5 credits)
History: European History 5 HIST& 116, 117, and 118 (15 credits)
History:  European History 4 HIST& 116 and 117 (10 credits)
History:  European History 3 HIST& 116 (5 credits)
History:  US History 5 HIST& 146, 147, and 148 (15 credits)
History:  US History 4 HIST& 146 and 147 (10 credits)
History:  US History 3 HIST& 146 (5 credits)
History:  World History 5 Social Science Distribution or Elective (15 credits)
History:  World History 4 Social Science Distribution or Elective (10 credits)
History:  World History 3 Social Science Distribution or Elective (5 credits)
All AP Tests 1 or 2 No credit;  Use another method for placement

Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

You can receive Shoreline credit for the following AP tests with a score of 3 or higher. No credit is awarded for any of the following tests for scores of 1 or 2.

AP Test AP Score Shoreline Credit/Placement
Biology 3, 4, or 5 Consult with the biology department:  biologyadvising@shoreline.edu
Chemistry 3, 4 or 5 CHEM& 121 (5 credits)
Physics 1 3, 4 or 5 Elective (5 credits)
Physics 2 3, 4, or 5 Elective (5 credits)
Physics B 3, 4, or 5 Elective (5 credits)
Physics C (Mechanics) 4 or 5 PHYS& 221 and 223 (11 credits)
Physics C (Mechanics) 3 Elective (5 credits)
Physics C (Elect. & Mag.) 3, 4, or 5 Elective (5 credits)
All AP tests 1 or 2 No credit;  use another method for placement

Other Sciences

You can receive Shoreline credit for the following AP tests with a score of 3 or higher. No credit is awarded for any of the following tests for scores of 1 or 2.

AP Test AP Score Shoreline Credit/Placement
Computer Science A 4 or 5 CS& 141 (5 credits)
Computer Science A 3 Elective (5 credits)
Computer Science AB 5 CS& 141 and CS 143 (10 credits)
Computer Science AB 3 or 4 CS& 141 (5 credits)
Environmental Science 4 or 5 ENVS& 100 and ENVS& 101 (10 credits)
Environmental Science 3 ENVS& 100 (5 credits)
All AP tests 1 or 2 No credit;  use another method for placement

World Languages and Literature

You can receive Shoreline credit for the following AP tests with a score of 3 or higher. No credit is awarded for any of the following tests for scores of 1 or 2.

AP Test AP Score Shoreline Credit/Placement
Chinese Language and Culture 3, 4, or 5 CHIN& 121 (5 credits)
French Language and Culture 3, 4, or 5 FRCH& 121 (5 credits)
French Literature 4 or 5 Humanities Distribution or Elective (5 credits)
French Literature 3 Elective (5 credits)
Japanese Language 5 JAPN& 123, 221, and 222 (15 credits)
Japanese Language 4 JAPN& 123 and 221 (10 credits)
Japanese Language 3 JAPN& 123 (5 credits)
Latin Literature and Culture 4 or 5 Humanities Distribution or Elective (5 credits)
Latin Literature and Culture 3 Elective (5 credits)
Spanish Language and Culture 5 SPAN& 221, 222, and 223 (15 credits)
Spanish Language and Culture  4 SPAN& 221 and 222 (10 credits)
Spanish Language and Culture  3 SPAN& 221 (5 credits)
Spanish Literature and Culture 4 or 5 Humanities Distribution or Elective (5 credits)
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 Elective (5 credits)
All AP Tests 1 or 2 No credit;  use another method for placement

What do I do next?

If you need to meet prerequisites to register for a class, choose one of the following options:

  • Bring a printed copy of your AP scores when you meet with an advisor to plan your classes.
  • If you are an online student, you can email a scanned copy of your scores to advising@shoreline.edu and schedule a virtual meeting.
  • Contact the relevant department for the Shoreline class you want to enter.

To receive Shoreline course credit for your AP scores, order a score report from College Board to be sent to:

Shoreline Community College
Enrollment and Financial Aid Services
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

Once your scores are received, eligible credit will be evaluated and reported on your transcript at the end of the quarter, after final grades are posted.