Advanced Placement Policy

How to Read the NM Advanced Placement Policy

Below is the list (from left to right) of Advanced Placement (AP) exams, corresponding scores, and course equivalents (the number of credits awarded is specific to each higher education institution (HEI)).  Students, please contact the individual HEI you are interested in or will be attending for more information regarding AP credit. HEIs may offer more credit than what is outlined below.      

How will the Passage of HB 420 affect the Advanced Placement Policy?

The AP Policy (below) will not change. The Higher Education Department will promulgate new administrative code that refers to the AP policy published below, which was created by the New Mexico Curriculum & Articulation Committee.  

If you have questions about the Advanced Placement Policy, please contact the Public Schools' Academic Affairs Division at articulation.transf@state.nm.us or 505-231-6754.

Art History3ARTH 2110. History of Art I
4 or 5ARTH 2110.History of Art I & ARTH 2120. History of Art II

 

Studio Art:  2-D Design Portfolio 3ARTS 1610. Drawing I or ARTS 1240. Design I
4 or 5ARTS 1610. Drawing I OR ARTS 1240.Design I AND ARTS 2610. Drawing II 

 

Studio Art:  3-D Design Portfolio3ARTS 1610. Drawing I or ARTS 1240. Design I
4 or 5ARTS 1610. Drawing I OR ARTS 1240. Design I AND ARTS 2610. Drawing II

 

Studio Art:  Drawing Portfolio3, 4 or 5ARTS 1610. Drawing I OR ARTS 1240.Design I

 

Biology3BIOL 1140/1140L. or 1140C. Bio for Health Sciences and Lab* OR BIOL 1110 +1110L or 1110C. General Bio and Lab*
4BIOL 2110/2110L. or 2110C. Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Bio and Lab*
5BIOL 2110/2110L. or 2110C. Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Bio and Lab*

*Lab credit only if AP course had a lab.  If no lab, student will need to take the lab associated with the class for the credit given.

Chemistry3CHEM 1110/1110L. or 1110C. Chemistry in Our Community and Lab*
4CHEM 1215/1215L. or 1215C. General Chemistry I for STEM Majors and Lab*
5CHEM 1215/1215L. or 1215C. General Chem I for STEM Majors and Lab* AND CHEM 1225/1225L. or 1215C. General Chem II for STEM Majors and Lab*

*Lab credit only if AP course had a lab.  If no lab, student will need to take the lab associated with the class for the credit given.

Computer Science A3Computer Science I
4 or 5Object Oriented Programming

 

Computer Science Principles3, 4 or 5Introduction to Computer Science

 

Macroeconomics3, 4 or 5ECON 2110. Macroeconomics

 

Microeconomics3, 4 or 5ECON 2120. Microeconomics

 

English Language and Composition3, 4 or 5ENGL 1110. Composition 1

 

English Literature and Composition3, 4 or 5ENGL 1410. Introduction to Literature

 

Environmental Science3, 4 or 5ENVS 1110. Environmental Science I or FORS 1010. Humans and Ecosystems

 

Human Geography3, 4 or 5GEOG 1165. People and Place

 

European History3HIST 1150. Western Civilization I
4 or 5HIST 1150. Western Civilization I AND HIST 1160. Western Civilization II

 

United States History3HIST 1110. US History I
4 or 5HIST 1110. US History I and HIST 1120. US History II

 

World History3HIST 1130. World History I
4 or 5HIST 1130. World History I and HIST 1140. World History II

 

Chinese Language & Culture3CHIN 1130. Mandarin Chinese I Intensive
4CHIN 1130. Mandarin Chinese I Intensive and CHIN 1140. Mandarin Chinese II Intensive
5CHIN 1130. Mandarin Chinese I Intensive, CHIN 1140. Mandarin Chinese II Intensive and CHIN 2110 Mandarin Chinese III

 

French Language & Culture3FREN 1110. French I
4FREN 1110. French I and FREN 1120. French II
5FREN 1110. French I, FREN 1120. French II, and FREN 2110. French III

 

German Language & Culture3GRMN 1110. German I
4GRMN 1110. German I and GRMN 1120. German II
5GRMN 1110. German I, GRMN 1120. German II, and GRMN 2110. German III

 

Italian Language & Culture3Italian I
4Italian I  and Italian II
5Italian I, Italian II, and Italian III

 

Japanese Language & Culture3JAPN 1110. Japanese I
4JAPN 1110. Japanese I and JAPN 1120. Japanese II
5JAPN 1110. Japanese I, JAPN 1120. Japanese II, and JAPN 2110. Japanese III

 

Latin3LATN 1110. Latin I
4LATN 1110. Latin I and LATN 1120. Latin II
5LATN 1110. Latin I, LATN 1120. Latin II, and LATN 2110. Latin III

 

Spanish Language & Culture3SPAN 1110. Spanish I
4SPAN 1110. Spanish I and SPAN 1120. Spanish II
5SPAN 1110. Spanish I, SPAN 1120. Spanish II, and SPAN 2110.Spanish III
Calculus AB3MATH 1240. Pre – Calculus
4 or 5MATH 1510, 1511, or 1512. Calculus I

 

Calculus BC3MATH 1510, 1511, or 1512. Calculus I*
4MATH 1510, 1511, or 1512. Calculus I and MATH 1520, 1521, or 1522. Calculus II^
5MATH 1510, 1511, or 1512. Calculus I and MATH 1520, 1521, or 1522. Calculus II

 

Statistics3, 4 or 5MATH 1350. Introduction to Statistics

*Calculus I only if Calculus AB subscore of a 4
^Calculus II credit upon successful completion of Calculus III

Music Theory

CCC,NMSU, and Branches

3, 4 or 5MUSC 1210. Fundamentals of Music I 3 credits
Music Theory

NMHU, ENMU, and Branches

3MUSC 1460. Music Theory I (3 Credits)
4 or 5MUSC 1460. Music Theory I (6 credits) and MUSC 1461. Music Theory II
Music Theory

NMT

3, 4 or 5MUSC 2420. Comprehensive Musicianship I (3 credit hours)
Music Theory

SJC

3 or 4MUSC 2120. Major Ensemble Choral (3 Credits)
5MUSC 2120.Major Ensemble Choral and MUSC 2120. Major Ensemble Band (6 Credits)
Music Theory

UNM and Branches

3 or 4Music Theory I/ Music Theory I Lab  (4 Credits)
5Music Theory I/ Music Theory I Lab (8 credits) and Music Theory II/ Music Theory II Lab
Music Theory

WNMU

N/AReviewed and approved by WNMU faculty

*For Music Theory, please contact individual institutions (listed or unlisted)for appropriate AP credit and placement.

Physics 13, 4 or 5PHYS 1230 +1230L or 1230C. Algebra Based Physics I and Lab*

 

Physics 23, 4 or 5PHYS 1240 +1240L or 1240C. Algebra Based Physics II and Lab*

 

Physics C:  Electricity and Magnetism3, 4 or 5PHYS 1320 +1320L or 1320C. Calculus Based Physics II and Lab*

 

Physics C:  Mechanics3, 4 or 5PHYS 1310 +1310L or 1310C. Calculus Based Physics I and Lab*

*Lab credit only if AP course had a lab.  If no lab, student will need to take the lab associated with the class for the credit given.

Comparative Government and Politics3, 4 or 5POLS 2110. Comparative Politics

 

United States Government and Politics3, 4 or 5POLS 1120. American National Government

 

Psychology3, 4 or 5PSYC 1110. Introduction to Psychology

 

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