Board Policies
Chapter 3 - Educational Policies

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Part 1. Purpose. The purpose of this policy is to establish common practices among all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities for granting credit based on student performance on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations.

Part 2. Definition.

Advanced Placement: Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of The College Board through which a secondary student completes college-level courses that are designated as AP in high schools. A student may earn college credits by demonstrating a specified level of performance on AP examinations. The AP examinations, which are scored on a 5-point scale, can be taken by any student who feels prepared by independent study or other preparation as well as by students who complete AP courses.

Part 3. Credit for Advanced Placement. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall grant credit for scores of 3 or higher on AP examinations according to Procedure 3.15.1 Advanced Placement Credit.

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Policy History:

Date of Adoption: 7/17/96,
Date of Implementation: 7/17/96,

Date & Subject of Revisions:

4/19/06 - Amended the Policy title to include the word "Credit." Amended Part 1 to "grant" credit (instead of "award" credit). Amended Part 2, Advanced Placement definition language. Amended Part 3 to refer to the procedure and deleted 1-5.

There is no additional HISTORY for policy 3.15.