Pearl River Community College

Policies & Procedures


Advanced Placement Credit

Adopted November 4, 1985

Revision Date June 15, 2006

Reference: Educational Programs

Policy: The College will award credit on the Advanced Placement Examinations administered by the College Entrance Examination Board.

Procedure: A student will receive 3 semester hours credit for a score of 3 and 6 semester hours credit for a score of 4 or 5 on Advanced Placement (AP) subject examinations. 1. A student must earn a minimum of 15 semester hours of college credit at PRCC before Advanced Placement credit is posted to the transcript. 2. A grade of “AP” is given for Advanced Placement Credit. No quality points are awarded and the grade does not figure in the student’s grade point average (GPA). 3. Students are restricted to 20 semester hours of credit, with no more than 8 semester hours or 2 courses in any one subject area. 4. Test scores must be on file in the Admissions Office. 5. Credit will be awarded only in subjects that are taught at PRCC. 6. Advanced placement credit may apply to graduation at PRCC; however, students who wish to transfer to a senior institution should check with that institution to insure that AP scores will be honored in transfer.