AP/Other Credits

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What do AP, IPC and PMC credits count for?

Please review the Trinity College site's Credit section to learn more about these and what individual departments accept. You can also refer to your Blue Book, page (insert page number).

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Should I send all my AP scores to Duke?

Yes. It’s best to send all your scores. To receive credit for your AP exams, the College Board needs to send your scores directly to the Office of the Registrar at Duke. (See instructions.)

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I took Calculus BC and do not have my AP scores back yet. Will I be able to see them before I have to register for classes?

Probably yes. AP scores are usually sent by the College Board to the Duke Registrar’s office the first week of July, and credits will be posted on the Academics page of DukeHub, under Test Credits. If you don’t see your scores, then enroll as you think you should. If you need to, you can correct your enrollment later, during the first or second drop/add period.

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How will I know that my AP scores have been received?

Check your Test Credits under Academics on DukeHub. AP scores will be listed towards the middle of the page under Student Test Credit.

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Other students have their AP scores, but mine are not showing up. What should I do?

Check with the College Board to see if they have been sent. If the College Board says they’ve sent your scores, then check with the Office of the University Registrar (registrar@duke.edu, 919-684-2813) to see if they’ve been received, but wait until after the first week of July to give the Registrar's office time to process them.

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I had my AP scores listed on my Duke application, so the Duke Admissions office should have them. Is this sufficient?

No. All AP scores must be sent from the College Board directly to the Registrar’s office. (See instructions.)

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I am just now having AP scores sent, and registration is tomorrow. Based on my scores, I should place into COMPSCI 201 and ECON 201D. Can I enroll in COMPSCI 201 and ECON 201D, or do I have to wait for my AP scores to be received and posted? 

You can enroll in courses that don’t have an enforced prerequisite, but not those with an enforced prerequisite. (ECON 201D, CHEM 101, MATH 202D, and MATH 212 all have enforced prerequisites; COMPSCI 201 prerequisite is not enforced so you can enroll without AP scores.) Refer to the individual department's placement guidelines for more information.

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Can AP scores be used to fulfill curriculum requirements like QS, ALP, and CZ?

No, AP credits don’t fulfill curriculum requirements.

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I took Calculus AB my junior year and will have credit for MATH 21. Do I have to take more calculus at Duke?

Only if you choose a major that requires higher-level calculus courses. Majors that require additional math include biophysics, computer science, chemistry, economics, math, neuroscience, physics, psychology (BS degree) and statistics. Biology majors usually take an additional semester of calculus or statistics. 

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I have AP credit for MATH 21 and MATH 22, but I was thinking of enrolling in one of these again as a refresher. Will DukeHub let me do that?

Yes. If you have AP credit for MATH 21, you can enroll in MATH 111L. However, you will lose the AP credit as this is considered repeating a course. (See the Math's Department's FAQ.)

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I scored a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam, so I can go into CHEM 201DL (organic chemistry). How hard is organic chemistry?

It requires excellent study habits and good memorization skills. Enroll according to your placement and re-evaluate when you come to Duke by checking the textbook and syllabus and talking with the instructor. You can postpone chemistry to the spring if you wish. Refer to the Chemistry Departments placement guide for more information.

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I have a 3 on the AP Chemistry exam, but I’d like to enroll in CHEM 110DL. I have lots of research experience in chemistry. I think I just had a bad day on the AP exam. Is this OK?

Maybe. Read the chemistry website for placement information. Also, check with the director of undergraduate studies in chemistry (dus@chem.duke.edu),
and/or enroll as you think you should and then evaluate more fully when you arrive on campus in August.

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