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2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Placement (AP) Equivalency Chart


IMPORTANT: If you have earned AP or IB credits, you should not repeat the equivalent course at Providence College. You can earn credit for a given course ONLY ONCE. If you have a question about your AP or IB credits, consult with your advisor or dean. AP Credits may be removed for students who earn credits in similar or repeat courses at Providence College.

BEGINNING WITH THE CLASS OF 2026

​​Advanced Placement Exam ​Score ​Providence College Equivalent
African American Studies 4 or 5 BLS 101
Fulfills the Social Science Core and Diversity Proficiency
​Art History ​4 or 5 Free Elective
​Biology ​4 or 5 6 Credits: Fulfills ​the Standard Natural Science Core
​Calculus AB or BC ​4 or 5 ​MTH 131
Fulfills the Quantitative Reasoning Core
​Chemistry ​4  4 Credits: Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core
Chemistry 5 8 Credits: CHM 101/101L & CHM 102/102L or CHM 121/121L  & CHM 122/122L
Chinese Language and Culture 4 or 5 CHN 104
​Computer Science A ​4 or 5 ​CSC Elective
Computer Science Principles Not Transferable Not Transferable
​English Language and Composition ​4 Free Elective
​​English Language and Composition ​5 ​Free Elective 
Fulfills the Intensive Writing I Proficiency
​English Literature and Composition ​4 ​Free Elective
​​English Literature and Composition ​5 ​Free Elective 
Fulfills the Intensive Writing I Proficiency
​Environmental Science ​4 or 5 ​BIO 121
Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core
​European History ​4 or 5 ​European History Elective
​French Language and Culture ​4  ​FRN 103
French Language and Culture 5 FRN 104
​German Language and Culture ​4 or 5 ​GER 104
​Government and Politics: United States ​4 or 5 ​PSC 201
​Government and Politics: Comparative ​4 or 5 ​PSC 205
​Human Geography ​4 or 5 ​Free Elective
​Italian Language and Culture ​4  ​ITA 103
Italian Language and Culture 5 ITA 104
Japanese Language & Culture 4 or 5 Free Elective
​Latin - Virgil ​4 or 5 Latin Elective 
Students should consult with Faculty about continued language placement
​Macroeconomics ​4 or 5 ​ECN 102 
Fulfills the Social Science Core
​Microeconomics ​4 or 5 ​ECN 101 
Fulfills the Social Science Core
​Music Theory ​4 or 5 ​MSC 201 & MSC 201L
​Physics B ​4 or 5 Free Elective 
Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core or the ​Physics-Based Natural Science Core
​Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism ​4 or 5 EPS 105
Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core or the ​Physics-Based Natural Science Core
​Physics C - Mechanics ​4 or 5 ​EPS 101/101L
Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core or the ​Physics-Based Natural Science Core
​Physics 1: Algebra-Based ​4 or 5 EPS 105 
Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core or the Physics-Based Natural Science Core
​Physics 2: Algebra-Based ​4 or 5 EPS 105 
Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core or the Physics-Based Natural Science Core
Precalculus Not Transferable Not Transferable
​Psychology ​4 or 5 ​PSY 100 
Fulfills the Social Science Core
Research 4 or 5 Individual Student Review Required
Seminar 4 or 5 Individual Student Review Required
​Spanish Language/Culture ​4 ​SPN 103
Spanish Language/Culture 5 SPN 104
​Spanish Literature/Culture ​4 or 5 ​SPN 201
​Statistics ​4 or 5 MTH 217
Fulfills Quantitative Reasoning Core
​Studio Art - Drawing ​4 or 5 Free Elective 
​Studio Art - 2D Design ​4 or 5 ​Free Elective 
​Studio Art - 3D Design ​4 or 5 ​Free Elective 
​United States History ​4 or 5 ​US History Elective
​World History ​4 or 5 ​Global History Elective

CLASSES OF 2023, 2024,  AND 2025 

​​Advanced Placement Exam ​Score ​Providence College Equivalent
​Art History ​4 Free Elective
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​Art History 5 ARH Elective
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​Biology ​4 or 5 Free Elective
Fulfills ​the Standard Natural Science Core
​Calculus AB or BC ​4 or 5 ​MTH 131
Fulfills the Quantitative Reasoning Core
​Chemistry ​4 or 5 ​Free Elective
Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core
Chinese Language and Culture 4 or 5 CHN 104
​Computer Science A ​4 or 5 ​CSC 103
Computer Science Principles Not Transferable Not Transferable
​English Language and Composition ​4 Free Elective
​​English Language and Composition ​5 ​Free Elective 
Fulfills the Intensive Writing I Proficiency
​English Literature and Composition ​4 ​Free Elective
​​English Literature and Composition ​5 ​Free Elective 
Fulfills the Intensive Writing I Proficiency
​Environmental Science ​4 or 5 ​Free Elective
Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core
​European History ​4 or 5 ​European History Elective
​French Language and Culture ​4 or 5 ​FRN 104
​German Language and Culture ​4 or 5 ​GER 104
​Government and Politics: United States ​4 ​Free Elective
​​Government and Politics: United States ​5 ​Political Science Elective
​Government and Politics: Comparative ​4 ​Free Elective
​​Government and Politics: Comparative ​5 ​Political Science Elective
​Human Geography ​4 or 5 ​Free Elective
​Italian Language and Culture ​4 or 5 ​ITA 104
Japanese Language & Culture 4 or 5 Free Elective
​Latin - Virgil ​4 Free Elective 
Students should consult with Faculty about placement
​​Latin - Virgil ​5 ​LAT 202
​Macroeconomics ​4 or 5 ​ECN 102 
Fulfills the Social Science Core
​Microeconomics ​4 or 5 ​ECN 101 
Fulfills the Social Science Core
​Music Theory ​4 or 5 ​MSC 201 & MSC 201L
​Physics B ​4 or 5 Free Elective 
Fulfills the ​Physics-Based Natural Science Core
​Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism ​4 or 5 Free Elective
Fulfills the ​Physics-Based Natural Science Core
​Physics C - Mechanics ​4 or 5 ​Free Elective
Fulfills the ​Physics-Based Natural Science Core
​Physics 1: Algebra-Based ​4 or 5 EPS 105 
Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core or the Physics-Based Natural Science Core
​Physics 2: Algebra-Based ​4 or 5 EPS 105 
Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core or the Physics-Based Natural Science Core
​Psychology ​4 or 5 ​PSY 100 
Fulfills the Social Science Core
Research 4 or 5 Individual Student Review Required
Seminar 4 or 5 Individual Student Review Required
​Spanish Language ​4 or 5 ​SPN 104
​Spanish Literature ​4 or 5 ​SPN 104
​Statistics ​4 or 5 MTH 217 Fulfills Quantitative Reasoning Core or
FIN 217 for Business Majors
​Studio Art - Drawing ​4 Free Elective 
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​​Studio Art - Drawing ​5 Art Elective
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​Studio Art - 2D Design ​4 ​Free Elective 
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​​Studio Art - 2D Design ​5 Art Elective
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​Studio Art - 3D Design ​4 ​Free Elective 
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​​Studio Art - 3D Design ​5 Art Elective
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​United States History ​4 or 5 ​History Elective
​World History ​4 or 5 ​Global History Elective