Credit: AP Credit by Department

Departments have different criteria for whether to accept AP courses toward the major. General equivalences for international placement exams (such as IB) can be found here: https://trinity.duke.edu/undergraduate/academic-policies/credit-AP-IPC-PMC#IPC. If you have questions about specific exams, please contact the relevant department here at Duke.

AP Exam
Score
Duke Credit
Eligible to Take *
Art History 5 ARTHIST 20 200-400-level course
Art: Studio-Drawing Portfolio
5
ARTSVIS 21
Advanced level course
Art: General Portfolio
5
ARTSVIS 21 Advanced level course
Biology
4/5
BIOLOGY 20
BIO 201L or 202L
Chemistry 4 CHEM 20a CHEM 110DL (fall only) or 101DL (fall, spring, summer)
Chemistry
5
CHEM 21a
CHEM 201DL.002 or 110DL (fall only), 201DL or 101DL  (spring, summer)
Chinese 4/5 CHINESE 203 204 or 200 thru 400-level course depending on placement score
Computer Science A
4/5
COMPSCI 101L
COMPSCI 201
Computer Science Principles 5 COMPSCI 92L COMPSCI 101L
Economics (Macro)
4/5
ECON 22
ECON 101; ECON 201D if you have credit for both ECON 21 and 22
Economics (Micro)
4/5
ECON 21
ECON 101; ECON 201D if you have credit for both ECON 21 and 22
English (Comp/Lit)
4/5
ENGLISH 20
Any course except ENGLISH 20
English (Lang/Comp)
4/5
ENGLISH 22
Any course except ENGLISH 22
Environmental Science
4/5
ENVIRON 20
ENVIRON 201
French Language
5
FRENCH 204
300-level course
French Literature
4/5
FRENCH 204
300-level course
German Lang & Lit
4
GERMAN 29
GERMAN 204 or 305S
German Lang & Lit
5
GERMAN 29
GERMAN 305S or above
U.S. History
4/5
HIST 23, 24
Any course
European History/World Cultures
4/5
HIST 25, 26
Any course
World History 4/5 HISTORY 21 Any course
Italian 4 ITALIAN 204 ITALIAN 301 
Italian 5 ITALIAN 204 Any 300-level course
Japanese
4/5
JAPANESE 203 JAPANESE 204 or 305 depending on placement score
Latin: Literature
4
LATIN 25
LATIN 204
Latin: Literature
5
LATIN 25 300-level course
Math: Calculus AB
5
MATH 21
MATH 122L (Fall) or 112L (Spring)
Math: Calculus BC 4
MATH 21
MATH 122L (Fall) or 112L (Spring)
Math: Calculus BC 5
MATH 21, 22b
MATH 202, 212 or 221
Music
4/5
MUSIC 161-1
Any course except MUSIC 161-1
Physics C Mech.
4/5
PHYSICS 25c
Consult department
Physics C, E & M
4/5
PHYSICS 26c
Consult department
Physics B
4/5
No credit
Consult department
Political Science (Gov't and Politics: U.S.)
4/5
POLSCI 20
200-400-level course
Political Science (Govt. and Politics: Comparative)
4/5
POLSCI 21
200-400-level course
Psychology 4 PSY 101 any course, you can enroll in PSY 101 as a repeat
Psychology
5
PSY 101
Any course except PSY 101
Spanish Language
5
SPANISH 204
300-level course
Spanish Literature
4/5
SPANISH 204
300-level course
Statistics
5
STA 30d
STA 101 or 102

* A few notes:  Some courses (for example Biology 201L, Econ 201D, Math 202, 212, 221 and Physics) have additional pre-requisites that you will need to have before you can enroll; pre-requisites are listed on the class detail page for each course.  AP credit in English does not exempt any student from WRITING 101.  History majors may count one AP credit in History toward the major.
            
CHEMISTRY: CHEM 110DL is only offered in the fall.  There is a section of CHEM 201DL (002) that is for first-year students and that is offered only in the fall.  In the Pratt School of Engineering, CHEM 20 will not satisfy the Biomedical Engineering chemistry requirement.  Biomedical Engineering students are required to take CHEM 110DL and 210DL, or CHEM 110DL and CHEM 201DL.
 For discussion of placement, see https://chem.duke.edu/undergraduate/placement-guidelines.

MATHEMATICS: Students who are interested in economics and social sciences and who are confident they will not pursue math, physics, chemistry, or engineering may take MATH 202 instead of MATH 212.  See www.math.duke.edu/first_year/placement.html for discussion of placement.  Note that AP credit in MATH was changed for the class entering in fall 2016 (a score of 3 on the Calculus BC exam no longer provides credit and a score of 4 gives credit for only MATH 21). 

PHYSICS: In Trinity College, prospective Physics and Biophysics majors are strongly encouraged to take at least PHYSICS 162L independent of their AP course credit.  In Pratt School of Engineering, at least ONE Physics course must be taken post-matriculation to satisfy the Physics requirement in the Engineering curriculum. Students receiving AP credits for PHY 25 and 26, must: a) take a Duke Physics course at or above PHY 153L; b) decline the AP credit for PHY 26 and take PHY 152L; or c) decline both AP credits and take PHY 151L and 152L.

STATISTICS:  AP credit only applies to students in Trinity College.  No credit is awarded for Engineering students and will not count toward the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.

In order to have your AP credits placed on your Duke record/transcript, you must have the AP Service send your scores to the Office of the Registrar at Duke.  To send AP scores to Duke, contact AP Exams, CN6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671; http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/exgrd_rep.html ; 609-771-7300 or 888-225-5427.  Duke's CEEB number is 5156.