AP & CLEP Exams and Scores

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are offered to high school students through College Board, a non-profit organization that expands access to higher education.  Normally, high school students prepare for the 38 AP exams by taking AP classes offered at their high school.  With a sufficient score on an AP exam, students are able to earn college credit at any of the six state universities in Kansas.

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a credit-by-examination program that allows individuals to demonstrate mastery of college-level material.  CLEP exams are administered at more than 25 test centers in Kansas.  With a sufficient score on any of the 33 CLEP exams, individuals are able to earn college credit at any of the six state universities in Kansas.

While AP and CLEP exams are administered by the College Board, only universities and colleges may grant college credit. As the governing body for the six state universities, the Kansas Board of Regents approved policy outlining the awarding of credit for AP and CLEP exams. 

AP Exam Scores

Beginning July 1, 2017, with the exception of five exams, each state university shall award credit for all AP exam scores at 3 or above for the equivalent course(s) at their institution.  The following exams require scores above 3 for credit to be awarded.

 AP Exam

Score
Art History 4
Physics 1 4
Physics 2 4
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 5
Physics C: Mechanics  5

CLEP Exam Scores

Beginning July 1, 2017, each state university shall award credit for all CLEP exam scores at or above the American Council of Education’s (ACE) credit-granting recommended score of 50 for the equivalent course or courses at their institution.   

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