Advanced Placement (AP) Test Score Equivalencies at RTC

The chart below represents the credit/courses awarded for each Advanced Placement (AP) exam, recognized by Renton Technical College. This page also includes the State/SBCTC policy (4.60.14) for awarding credit for AP scores.

4.60.14 Advanced Placement: Washington state community and technical colleges will award unrestricted elective credit for an Advanced Placement (AP) score of 3 or higher. Credit will be awarded on the basis of official AP results, not transcript notation. Credits granted for general education or major requirements will be specified by the receiving institution’s AP credit policies; otherwise, elective credit will be granted.

AP Test Score RTC Award
Art: Art History 3 Humanities distribution (5)
  4 Humanities distribution (5)
  5 Humanities distribution (5)
Art: Studio Art – Drawing 3 Elective (5)
  4 ART 120 (5)
  5 ART 120 (5)
Art: 2D Design 3 Elective (5)
  4 ART 130 (5)
  5 ART 130 (5)
Art: 3D Design 3 Elective (5)
  4 ART 135 (5)
  5 ART 135 (5)
Biology 3 BIOL& 160 (5)
  4 BIOL& 160 (5)
  5 BIOL& 160 (5)
Calculus AB 3 Math& 151 (5)
  4 Math& 151 (5)
  5 Math& 151 (5)
Calculus BC 3 Math& 151, 152 (5)
  4 Math& 151, 152 (5)
  5 Math& 151, 152 (5)
Chemistry 3 CHEM& 121, 161 (5)
  4 CHEM& 121, 161 (5)
  5 CHEM& 121, 161, 162 (5)
Chinese Language & Culture 3 CHIN& 121, 161 (5)
  4 CHIN& 121, 161 (5)
  5 CHIN& 121, 161, 162 (10)
Computer Science A 3 Elective only (5)
  4 Elective only (5)
  5 Elective only (5)
Computer Science AB 3 Elective only (5)
  4 Elective only (5)
  5 Elective only (5)
Economics: Micro 3 ECON& 201 (5)
  4 ECON& 201 (5)
  5 ECON& 201 (5)
Economics: Macro 3 ECON& 202 (5)
  4 ECON& 202 (5)
  5 ECON& 202 (5)
English: Lang & Comp 3 Elective Only (5)
  4 ENGL& 101 (5)
  5 ENGL& 101 (5)
English: Lit & Comp 3 Elective Only (5)
  4 ENGL& 101 (5)
  5 ENGL& 101 (5)
Environmental Science 3 ENVS& 100 (5)
  4 ENVS& 100 (5)
  5 ENVS& 100 (5)
European History 3 Social Science Distribution (5)
  4 Social Science Distribution (5)
  5 Social Science Distribution (5)
French Language & Culture 3 FRCH& 121 (5)
  4 FRCH& 121, 122 (5)
  5 FRCH& 121, 122, 123 (10)
French Literature 3 FRCH& 121 (5)
  4 FRCH& 121, 122 (5)
  5 FRCH& 121, 122, 123 (10)
German Language & Culture 3 GERM& 121 (5)
  4 GERM& 121, 122 (5)
  5 GERM& 121, 122, 123 (10)
US Government & Politics 3 Elective only (5)
  4 POLS& 202 (5)
  5 POLS& 202 (5)
Comparative Government & Politics 3 Elective only (5)
  4 POLS& 101 (5)
  5 POLS& 101 (5)
Human Geography 3 Social Science Distribution (5)
  4 Social Science Distribution (5)
  5 Social Science Distribution (5)
Italian Language & Culture 3 Humanities Distribution (5)
  4 Humanities Distribution (5)
  5 Humanities Distribution (10)
Japanese Language 3 JAPN& 121 (5)
  4 JAPN& 121, 122 (5)
  5 JAPN& 121, 122, 123 (10)
Latin Literature 3 Elective Only (5)
  4 Humanities Distribution (5)
  5 Humanities Distribution (5)
Latin: Virgil 3 Elective Only (5)
  4 Humanities Distribution (5)
  5 Humanities Distribution (10)
Latin Literature & Culture 3 Elective Only (5)
  4 Humanities Distribution (5)
  5 Humanities Distribution (5)
Music Theory 3 MUSC& 131 (5)
  4 MUSC& 131 (5)
  5 MUSC& 131 (5)
Music Listening/ Literature 3 MUSC& 105 (5)
  4 MUSC& 105 (5)
  5 MUSC& 105 (5)
Physics 1 3 Elective Only (5)
  4 PHYS& 114 (5)
  5 PHYS& 114 (5)
Physics 2 3 Elective Only (5)
  4 PHYS& 115 (5)
  5 PHYS& 115 (5)
Physics B 3 Elective Only (5)
  4 Elective Only (5)
  5 Elective Only (5)
Physics C (Mechanics) 3 Elective Only (5)
  4 PHYS& 221 (5)
  5 PHYS& 221 (5)
Physics C (Elect. & Mag.) 3 Elective Only (5)
  4 PHYS& 223 (5)
  5 PHYS& 223 (5)
Psychology 3 Elective Only (5)
  4 PSYC& 100 (5)
  5 PSYC& 100 (5)
Spanish Language & Culture 3 SPAN& 121 (5)
  4 SPAN& 121, 122 (5)
  5 SPAN& 121, 122, 123 (10)
Spanish Literature & Culture 3 SPAN& 121 (5)
  4 SPAN& 121, 122 (5)
  5 SPAN& 121, 122, 123 (10)
Statistics 3 MATH& 146 (5)
  4 MATH& 146 (5)
  5 MATH& 146 (5)
U.S. History 3 HIST& 146, 147, 148 (5)
  4 HIST& 146, 147, 148 (5)
  5 HIST& 146, 147, 148 (10)
World History 3 HIST& 126, 127, 128 (5)
  4 HIST& 126, 127, 128 (5)
  5 HIST& 126, 127, 128 (5)

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last updated August 2019