Advanced Placement Credit

Advanced Placement Credit


Adopted: Monday, November 4, 1985 
Revision Number: 3
Revision Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 
Reference: Educational Programs


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


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. Advanced Placement credit is posted to the transcript upon acceptance to PRCC. While AP credits counted toward a student’s degree completion at Pearl River Community College, the student must earn a minimum of 25% of the credits required for degree completion directly from Pearl River Community College.
  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 verify with that institution that AP scores will be honored in transfer.
Updated on August 18, 2023

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