Credit Policy for Advanced Placement (AP) Program

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination Board gives students the opportunity to pursue college-level studies while still in high school and to receive advanced placement and/or credit upon entering college. Southeast Arkansas College agrees to award credit for performance on the Advanced Placement of the College Entrance Examination Board using the following guidelines:

1. Award institutional credit and document the credit on the student‘s SEARK College transcript for AP scores of 4 and 5 if the corresponding courses are offered by SEARK College. Scores of 3 are valid for AP credit on selected courses. (See No. 4 below.)

2. If a student has received credit from a college or university for a score of 4 or 5 and transfers to Southeast Arkansas College, SEARK College will accept the credit for that course or courses in the same matter in which course credit was accepted for other courses transferred from an accredited institution of higher education and consistent with SEARK College‘s AP Policy. AP exam scores on the basis of which credit, placement, or exemption is given (including scores lower than 4 or 5) must either be entered on the academic record or must accompany the transcript when a student asks that a transcript of the record be sent to another institution for transfer.

3. Transfer of credit, placement, or exemption for scores lower than 4 will be left to the discretion of the receiving institution.

4. Southeast Arkansas College will accept for credit the following AP exams if the College‘s minimum required scores are met. The SEARK College equivalent course for which credit will be awarded is listed below.

AP Exam
Min. Score Required
SEARK College Course Equivalents
American Govt./Politics
POLI 2313: American Government
American History
HIST 2313: U.S. History to 1877 or
HIST 2323: US History Since 1877
Art History
ART 2343: Art History & Appreciation
BIOL 1464: Principles of Biology
CHEM 1434: General Chemistry I and
CHEM 1444: General Chemistry II
Computer Science
COMP 1123: Intro to Computers and/or
INFO 1133: Intro to Computer Programming
English Composition
ENGL 1313: English Composition I
English Composition
ENGL 1313: English Composition I and
ENGL 1323: English Composition II
English Literature
ENGL 2323: English Literature
ECON 2313: Principles of Economics I
ECON 2323: Principles of Economics II
Music Listening & Lit.
MUSI 2333: Music History & Appreciation
PHYS 2414: General Physics I and
PHYS 2424: General Physics II
Spanish Language
LANG 2414: Elementary Spanish I and
LANG 2424: Elementary Spanish II
MATH 2373: Introduction to Statistics

Effective Fall 2000