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Advanced Placement Program:

The Advanced Placement (AP) program and associated exams are offered in high schools. Students who have participated in the AP program at their high school may be eligible to receive college credit and placement into advanced courses at Spoon River College by demonstrating proficiency in various subject areas. Official advanced placement exam scores must be sent directly from College Board to the Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar at Spoon River College for evaluation.

Students will be awarded credit as indicated below. In subject areas for which Spoon River College does not have an equivalent course, elective credit may be given for scores of 3 or higher.

For questions regarding the awarding of AP credit at Spoon River College, please contact the Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar at (309) 649-6273.

SubjectAP ScoreSRC CourseCredit Hours Granted
Studio Art-2D​3 or Higher​ART101​3
Studio Art-3D​3 or Higher​ART102​3
Studio Art-Drawing​3 or Higher​ART111​3
Art History​3 or Higher​ART122/ART123​3/3
English Language & Composition​3 or Higher​ENG101​3
English Language & Composition​3 or Higher​ENG101 ​3
​Social Sciences
​Microeconomics​3 or Higher​BUS250​3
Macroeconomics​3 or Higher​BUS251​3
European History​3 or Higher​HIS160/161​3/3
Human Geography​3 or Higher​GEO100​3
Psychology​3 or Higher​PSY130​3
​U.S. Government & Politics​3 or Higher​POL180​3
U.S. History​3 or Higher​HIS260/261​3/3
Calculus (AB & BC)​3MAT151 w/ advanced placement in MAT152*​5 *Before credit is awarded, Faculty will interview student for specific course credit & placement.
Calculus (AB & BC) ​4 or 5 ​MAT151/152* ​5 *Before credit is awarded, Faculty will interview student for specific course credit & placement.
​Statistics ​3 or Higher ​MAT132 ​3
​Computer Science Principles​3 or Higher​CIS108​3
​Biology​3 or Higher​BIO105​4
​Chemistry​4 or 5​CHEM170/180​5/5
​Environmental Science​3 or Higher​BIO140​3
​Physics C: Mechanics​3 or Higher​PH 121​4
​Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism​3 or Higher​PH 122​4
​Physics 1​3 or Higher​PH 111​4
​Physics 2​3 or Higher​PH 112​4
​Spanish Language & Culture​3 or Higher​SPA201/202​4/4