Credit from Advanced Placement Exams

The College will grant college credit to students who score 3, 4, or 5 on one or more of the Advanced Placement Program Examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board, not to exceed 20 hours credit. To be eligible, the student must take the examination prior to enrollment in college and must be enrolled at the College when credit is awarded. The College will accept up to a maximum of 20 semester hours of credit from all non-traditional sources.

Coastal Alabama Community College will award credit using The American Council on Education (ACE) and the College Board recommendations as outlined on the College Board website (click here for link).

The student should be aware that acceptance of AP credit by Coastal Alabama does not assure that another postsecondary institution will award advanced credit for the course. Advanced Placement scores must be received from the College Board after the student applies for admission but prior to the beginning of the term in which the student wishes the credit to be applied. It is the student’s responsibility to request forwarding of an official score report by the College Board to the College.