AP EXAM FAQ
SENDING YOUR SCORES
All students must request that their Advanced Placement Exam official test scores be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Temple University College Board Code: 2906.
Temple University may not receive AP Test scores in time for your orientation. Therefore, we cannot guarantee these scores will be posted to your academic history in time for your registration advising appointment, which takes place during orientation.
Students should discuss all AP exams scores (completed & pending) with Temple academic advisor during their orientation academic advising appointment.
Academic advisors will review individual student’s cases during orientation and recommend Temple courses based on anticipated transfer credit, placement scores and degree requirements.
AP credit will not be awarded until official score report card is received from College Board.
DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT & AP COURSEWORK
When students submit dual enrollment credit for an AP course on a university or college transcript and also submit scores for the corresponding AP exam, Temple will only award credit based on the evaluation of the dual enrollment credit presented on the university or college transcript.
Duplicate credit will not be awarded for both the university/college credit and the AP score(s), since according to Temple University policy, students cannot receive credit for the same course twice.
Since AP scores may not be posted in time for orientation, all incoming first-year students must take placement tests prior to their first semester - including English, Mathematics, and possibly Foreign Language. Even though students may receive transfer credit for completed and pending AP Exams, successful completion of AP exams does not waive students from taking Placement Tests.
- If a student’s Math AP scores shows a higher level of math than the math placement results, the AP score will be used to determine the math placement. Please bring a copy of your unofficial AP score with you to orientation.
- If a student has AP Language and AP literature exams, they are not waived from taking English 802: Analytic Reading And Writing at Temple and therefore, must complete the English placement exam.
- Students can log in to the Online Placement Testing system to view the list of tests. A red ‘REQUIRED’ will be listed next to the tests you are required to complete.
To learn more about placement exams, please visit Institution Research and assessment Website: http://atlas.ocis.temple.edu/MarcPlmts/Splash.asp
AP CREDIT FOR GEN ED REQUIREMENTS:
Although the AP credits do not transfer as direct equivalents to Temple Gen Ed courses, Temple University will allow students to satisfy the designated Gen Ed area with the AP Credits. Once scores and corresponding transfer credit is posted, students should refer to their Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) for additional information regarding options for completing remaining GenEd requirements.
Current students should refer to their DARS for additional information regarding options for completing remaining GenEd requirements.
*** The same exam is evaluated differently for different exam scores.
*** The same exam is evaluated differently for Computer Science majors and minors.
*** Colleges and Schools may have limitations on the type and number of AP credits that can be applied to a degree. For an excel table of School and College specific policies click here or for a pdf version click here.
Students who are confident that they are prepared for Math 1042 (0086) but scored below a 4 on the Calculus BC exam should contact Dr. Boris A. Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Mathematics at email@example.com to discuss their options.
Last Updated: June 2014