AP (Advanced Placement)


A student who has received college level training in secondary school and who has a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the appropriate Advanced Placement examination, upon request will be granted placement and credit for comparable courses at Collin College.  Collin will award up to 75% of your degree (approximately 45 hours) of course-specific college credit in subject appropriate areas on all AP exams with scores of 3 or above.

A student must have successfilly completed 3 semester credit hours (developmental education not included) at Collin College within the past 5 years to have AP credit applied to their record.

AP credit previously applied at another institution of higher education does not automatically transfer to Collin.  For the credit to be applied at Collin, the student must have their AP score report sent to Collin from the College Board and request the credit be applied to their Collin record. 
Credit earned by examination may not be earned in any course for which the student has previously received a grade, either at this institution or elsewhere. (Grades of 'F' and 'W' are included.)

An official score report must be sent to Collin from the College Board. The College Code for AP is 1951. Please note: Score reports can take 3 or more weeks to arrive in the Testing Office. The student must contact the Testing Office at CreditByExam@collin.edu to request AP credit be applied to the student's record. This is not an automatic process upon receipt of the College Board official AP Score Report. Be sure to include your full name and CWID number in your email.


Beginning with enrollment for the Fall 2024 semester, some AP exams can be used to clear the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) requirments for ELAR (English Language Arts and Reading) and/or Math.  Review the table below for a complete list. The TSI requirement(s) can be cleared by sending an unofficial score report to TSI_info@collin.edu (an official score report will be required to apply to have credits added to your Collin College transcript). Note: AP exams cannot be used to clear the TSI requirements for students first enrolling in classes for the Summer 2024 term. See the TSI webpage for more information.


AP Exams Accepted for Credit at Collin College
AP Examination Collin Equivalent Will Satisfy TSI ELAR
(Fall 2024)*
Will Satisfy TSI MATH
(Fall 2024)*
Art General (2-D or 3-D Art & Design) ARTS1311    
Art Drawing ARTS1316    
Art History ARTS1303    
Biology BIOL1406 and 1407 Yes  
Calculus (AB) MATH2413   Yes
Calculus (BC) AP Score of 3: MATH2413
AP Score of 4 or 5: MATH2413 and 2414
Chemistry CHEM1411 and 1412 Yes Yes
Chinese Language and Culture
CHIN1411 and 1412    
Computer Science (A) COSC1436   Yes
Computer Science Principles
Economics (Macro) ECON2301 Yes  
Economics (Micro) ECON2302 Yes  
English Lang. & Comp AP Score of 3: ENGL1301
AP Score of 4 or 5: ENGL1301 and 1302
English Lit. & Comp AP Score of 3: ENGL1301
AP Score of 4 or 5: ENGL1301 and 1302
Environmental Science I ENVR1401 Yes  
European History HIST2311 and 2312 Yes  
French Language and Culture
FREN1411 and 1412    
German Language and Culture
GERM1411 and 1412    
Government & Politics US GOVT2305 Yes  
Human Geography GEOG1302 Yes  
Music Theory MUSI1311    
Physics 1 PHYS1401   Yes
Physics 2 PHYS1402   Yes
Physics C - Mechanics PHYS2425   Yes
Physics C - Electricity & Magnetism PHYS2426   Yes
Physics B (historical) PHYS1401 and 1402   Yes
Psychology PSYC2301 Yes  
Spanish Language and Culture
SPAN1411 and 1412    
Statistics MATH1342   Yes
US History HIST1301 and 1302 Yes  
World History: Modern HIST2311 and 2312 Yes  

*If box is blank the exam does not satisfy TSI.


For further information regarding the AP (Advanced Placement) program, please refer to College Board.

For further information regarding AP (Advanced Placement) credit, please contact the Testing Office by email at creditbyexam@collin.edu.