Advanced Placement Information

An entering student who presents an outstanding score on an appropriate College Board achievement test or who demonstrates advanced standing qualifications by other acceptable evidence may, with proper approval, enroll in an advanced course. William Paterson University participates in the advanced placement program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). In this program, high schools offer students accelerated honors courses on a college level in several fields. Examinations covering these courses are administered annually.

Advanced Placement Policy Summary

College of the Arts and Communication

College Department or Test AP Score WP Course Equivalent WP Credit
ART Studio
Studio
3, 4, or 5 Arts 1200: Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART Studio 3, 4, or 5 Arts 1100: Three- Dimensional Design 3
Drawing 3, 4, or 5 ARTS 1050 Drawing studio 3
History 3,4, or 5 ARTH 1010 Understanding Art 3
General 4, 5 Art elective or credit by Portfolio Review 3
* Equivalent cannot be given without a review of work submitted with AP test.
MUSIC
Music Theory
3, 4 or 5 Music Theory I 3


Cotsakos College of Business

College Department or Test AP Score WP Course Equivalent WP Credit
ECONOMICS
Macroeconomics
3, 4, or 5 Econ 2010 Macroeconomic Principles 3
Microeconomics 3, 4, or 5 Econ 2020 Microeconomic Principles 3


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

College Department or Test AP Score WP Course Equivalent WP Credit
ENGLISH
English Language and Composition
3, 4, or 5 ENG 1100
College Writing
3
English Literature and Composition 3, 4, or 5 ENG 1500
Experiences in Literature
3
LATIN
Latin Language
3 LAT 1100 Basic Latin I 3
Latin Language 4 LAT 1100, 1110 & 2100
Basic Latin I & II, Intermediate Latin I
9
Latin Language 5 LAT 1110, 2100 & 2110
Basic Latin II, Intermediate Latin I & II
9
FRENCH
French Language
3 FR 1100
Basic French I
3
French Language 4 FR 1100, 1110 & 2100
Basic French I & II, Intermediate French I
9
French Language 5 FR 1100, 2100 & 2110
Basic French II, Intermediate French I & II
9
ITALIAN
Italian Language
3 IT 1100
Basic Italian I
3

Italian Language
4 IT 1100, 1110 & 2100
Basic Italian I & II, Intermediate Italian I
9
Italian Language 5 IT 1110, 2100, and 2110
Basic Italian II, Intermediate Italian I & II
9
SPANISH
Spanish Language
3 SPAN 1100
Basic Spanish I
3
*No credit given for Spanish Literature
Spanish Language 4 SPAN 1100,1110 & 2100 Basic Spanish I & II, Intermediate Spanish I 9
Spanish Language 5 SPAN 1110, 2100 & 2110 Basic Spanish II, Intermediate Spanish I & II 9
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 2500 Spanish Lit. Analysis and Research 3
Spanish Language 4, 5 SPAN 2500 & 2999 Spanish Lit. Analysis and Research, Spanish Literature Elective 6
GERMAN
German Language
3 GER 1100
Basic German I
3
German Language 4 GER 1100, 1110 and 2100
Basic German I & II, Intermediate German I
9
German Language 5 GER 1110, 2100 and 2110
Basic German II, Intermediate German I & II
9
JAPANESE
Japanese Language
3 JPAN 1100
Basic Japanese I
3
Japanese Language 4 JPAN 1100, 1110 and 2100
Basic Japanese I & II, Intermediate Intermediate Japanese I
9
Japanese Language 5 JPAN 1110, 2100 and 2110
Basic Japanese II, Intermediate Japanese I & II
9
CHINESE
Chinese Language
3 CHIN 1100
Basic Japanese I
3
Chinese Language 4 CHIN 1100, 1110 and 2100
Basic Chinese I & II, Intermediate Intermediate Chinese I
9
Chinese Language 5 CHIN 1110, 2100 and 2110
Basic Chinese II, Intermediate Chinese I & II
9
HISTORY
American History
3, 4, 5 HIST 2050 and 2060
U.S. History Through Reconstruction and U.S. History Since Reconstruction
6
European History 3, 4, 5 HIST 1040
The Early Modern World
3
World History 5 HIST 2020 World History Since 1500 3
World History 3, 4 HIST 1050 The Modern World 3
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
3, 4, or 5 HIST 2410 African-American History to 1865 3
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology
3, 4, 5 PSY 1100
General Psychology
3
POLITICAL SCIENCE
American Government
3, 4, 5 POL1200
American Government
3
Comparative Govt. and Politics 3, 4, 5 POL 2300
Comparative Politics
3
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
3, 4, 5 GEO 2100
Human Geography
3


College of Science and Health

College Department or Test AP Score WP Course Equivalent WP Credit
BIOLOGY
Biology
3 BIO 1200 or 1300
Human Biology or Field Biology
4
Biology 4 BIO 1620 *
General Biology: EEE
4
Biology 5 BIO 1620 and 1630
General Biology: EEE & General Biology: CMG
8
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry
3 CHEM 1310
College Chemistry
4
Chemistry 4 CHEM 1600 General Chemistry I 4
Chemistry 5 CHEM 1600 and 1620
General Chemistry I & II
8
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science Principles
3, 4, 5 CS 2010
Computer and Information Technology
4
Computer Science A 4, 5 CS 2300
Computer Science I
4
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND GEOGRAPHY
Environmental Science
3 ENV 1001
Sustainable You
3
Environmental Science 4, 5 ENV 1100
Sustainable You or Environmetal Sustainability
3, 4
Geography 4 GEO 2200
Population and Settlement Geography
4
MATHEMATICS
Calculus AB
3, 4, 5 MATH 1600 Calculus I 4
MATHEMATICS
Calculus BC
3 MATH 1600 Calculus I 4
Calculus BC 4, 5 MATH 1600 & 1610 Calculus I & II 8
Statistics 3 MATH 1300
Elementary Statistics
3
Statistics 4, 5 MATH 2300
Statistics I
4
PRECALCULUS
3,4, 5 MATH 1160
Precalculus
3
Physics 1 3, 4, 5 PHYS 2500
College Physics I
4
Physics 2 3,4, 5 PHYS 2600
General Physics I
4
Physics C: E& M 3,4, 5 PHYS 2620
General Physics II
4
Physics C: Mechanics 4, 5 PHYS 2600
General Physics I
4


AP Capstone

College Department or Test AP Score WP Course Equivalent WP Credit
Research 3, 4, 5 PHIL 2880
Critical Thinking and Scientific Method
3
Seminar 3, 4, 5 LBST 2010
CLiberal Studies Colloquium
3

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