Advanced Placement: Student must take AP exam to receive course credit

Advanced Placement: Student must take AP exam to receive course credit

This information was collected from statutes and state board regulations, and was fully updated in 2016. Please contact Jennifer Dounay Zinth at 303.299.3689 or with questions regarding state policies on this issue.

Student must take AP exam to receive course credit
Alabama No
Alaska No
Arizona No
Arkansas No. However, a student may receive weighted credit for an AP course only if: 
  • The student takes the entire AP course
  • The student completes the applicable AP exam at the end of the AP course
  • The teacher of the AP course meets Arkansas teacher licensure requirements and
    • Attends a College Board AP Summer Institute at least once every 5 years; or
    • Completes an additional training plan for AP within 3 years of commencing the additional training plan.
California No
Colorado No
Connecticut No
Delaware No
District of Columbia No
Florida No
Georgia No
Hawaii No
Idaho No
Illinois No
Iowa No
Kansas No
Kentucky No. However, a high school applying for a grant under the High School Advanced Science and Mathematics Course Start-up Program, which supports costs associated with planning, teacher training and materials costs to expand AP course access in math and science, must provide assurances that all students completing AP courses supported by the grant will take the AP exam related to the course.
Louisiana No
Maine No
Maryland No
Massachusetts No
Michigan No
Minnesota No
Mississippi No. However, because pass rates are an accountability metric for high schools beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, schools are encouraging students in AP courses to take the AP exam.
Missouri No
Montana No
Nebraska No
Nevada No
New Hampshire No
New Jersey No
New Mexico No
New York No
North Carolina No. However, the state board of education strongly endorses that all students enrolled in AP courses take the corresponding AP exams.  This policy must be communicated to all school superintendents, who must annually notify all principals of this policy.
North Dakota No
Ohio No
Oklahoma No
Oregon No
Pennsylvania No
Rhode Island No
South Carolina Yes
South Dakota No
Tennessee No
Texas No
Utah No
Vermont No
Virginia No
Washington No
West Virginia No
Wisconsin No
Wyoming No

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