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  1. Anyone have experience with taking an AP exam in high school and getting credit from a Community college for your score?

    My situation is that I took AP English exam in high school ('98, so not 10 years yet). At my school where I got my BA degree, my score gave me 3 generic credits and exemption from Engl101. So I didn't actually receive credit for that class. I did take Advanced Composition (Engl102) in my previous degree, but just not the intro class.

    Now my nursing program of course requires ENGL101 (and 102) as a co-req, and I am really hoping I don't have to take it. I mean, it seems weird that I will be able to transfer in Engl102, but still have to take Engl101?

    I wasn't even thinking about this, until I tried to register for my fall nursing classes and it forced me to register for engl 101 too. Of course I can't find out from my school until who knows when, college closed due to a faculty strike...
    Last edit by Sarah LnDHopes on Mar 25, '07 : Reason: typos
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  3. by   justme1972
    The reason you were "forced" to take English 101, is because the computer system is set up to "read" your transcript and force you to take a pre-req that it sees as missing from your courses.

    Usually a meeting with the Registrar will take care of that....they can override the system. The nursing department may require English 101, but the Registrar has the final say of what counts as English 101 (and if you tested out of it, you should STILL receive credit for it.
  4. by   Sarah LnDHopes
    Quote from Hopefull2009
    The reason you were "forced" to take English 101, is because the computer system is set up to "read" your transcript and force you to take a pre-req that it sees as missing from your courses.

    Usually a meeting with the Registrar will take care of that....they can override the system. The nursing department may require English 101, but the Registrar has the final say of what counts as English 101 (and if you tested out of it, you should STILL receive credit for it.
    Right, I guess that is what I was asking. If anyone else had their comm college give them credit for their AP scores. My schools website doesn't mention AP credit anywhere (and I can't talk to a registrar or dean now because the school is on skeleton staff).

    It was a different school that exempted me from Engl101, so this school might not honor that. And since I only received generic credits for the score from that first school, those aren't technically transferable. It would have to be the AP score itself that was applied, so I wanted to see if anyone else had been able to do that (have their AP scores recognized at a cc).
  5. by   calvbee
    i was in the same situation. i took ap biology in 1990. you need to request the official transcript from college board--they administer the ap, sat and clep. have them send it directly to you school. i believe the cost is $25.

    here is the info from the collegeboard:
    http://www.collegeboard.com/student/...exgrd_rep.html
    <h1>grade reporting services</h1>
    the grade reporting services listed below are available to students. except for "grades by phone" students can order these services by contacting ap services:
    ap services
    p.o. box 6671
    princeton, nj 08541-6671
    phone: (609) 771-7300 or (888) 225-5427 (toll-free in the u.s. and canada)
    <h3>



    when requesting grade reporting services



    be sure to include the following information with each of your requests:
    • the grade reporting service(s) you are requesting.
    • your full name, home address, gender, date of birth, ap number(s), and social security number.
    • each year you took ap exams.
    • a credit card number and expiration date, or a check or money order for the exact amount due. make checks and money orders payable to ap exams.
    • when requesting additional grade reports, also include the name, city and state, and college code of the college(s) you would like to receive your report.
    • when requesting grade withholding, grade cancellation, multiple-choice rescoring, or your free-response booklets, also include the name(s) of the exam(s) to which your request applies.
    archived ap grades</h3>four years after your test date, your ap grades are removed from our active computer files and archived. requests for these archived grades must be in writing and cost $25 per recipient. in your correspondence, sent to the address above, please include the following information: your name at the time you took the exam, date of birth, social security number, current mailing address, daytime phone number, the year the exam was taken, name of the exam, name of the high school you attended, and the name and address of the institution to which you'd like your ap grades sent. your ap transcript will go into first-class mail within 7 to 10 business days after we receive your request.

    Quote from sarah0119
    anyone have experience with taking an ap exam in high school and getting credit from a community college for your score?

    my situation is that i took ap english exam in high school ('98, so not 10 years yet). at my school where i got my ba degree, my score gave me 3 generic credits and exemption from engl101. so i didn't actually receive credit for that class. i did take advanced composition (engl102) in my previous degree, but just not the intro class.

    now my nursing program of course requires engl101 (and 102) as a co-req, and i am really hoping i don't have to take it. i mean, it seems weird that i will be able to transfer in engl102, but still have to take engl101?

    i wasn't even thinking about this, until i tried to register for my fall nursing classes and it forced me to register for engl 101 too. of course i can't find out from my school until who knows when, college closed due to a faculty strike...
  6. by   Sarah LnDHopes
    Thanks that was very helpful!
  7. by   calvbee
    No problem.
  8. by   HikingNinja
    Same thing happened to me with an English 101 class. I went through the process (which took forever, it was something like 6 weeks before AP got my transcript to my school because it was archived). My school was cool though. I explained the situation and they did not make me schedule it while they were waiting for the ap transcript. Good luck!

    Dee
  9. by   justme1972
    Is your question regarding getting credit for it or being able to prove you took the AP test? The AP test should show up on your transcript. It won't show a score or hours, just credit for the class.

    I tested out of both semesters of Freshman English, and this does show up on my college transcript.

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