Beginning in Fall 2016, high schools across the country will begin offering AP® Computer Science Principles (AP CSP), a new course that focuses on the innovative aspects of computing as well as the computational thinking practices that help students make connections to their everyday lives. Get more information on Computer Science Principles courses.
Beginning in fall 2014, AP Physics B replaced by two new courses—Physics 1: Algebra-Based, and Physics 2. Get more information on Physics courses.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement (AP) exams are taken after students complete the corresponding Advanced Placement course in high school. Advanced Placement courses are challenging, college-level courses that are designed to parallel typical lower-level undergraduate courses. Exams are developed by committees of college and secondary faculty, and are given to test groups of students in actual college courses to determine appropriate passing scores. Institutions must use the course number listed, unless it would be advantageous for the student to award a specific course number with equal credit that satisfies program prerequisites.
More information about Advanced Placement, including descriptions of courses and sample examination questions visit the following links:
For information on AP test scores and course equivalencies, click on the links below.
- AP Equivalents Chart - Effective March 1, 2016
- AP Equivalents Chart - Effective December 1, 2014 through February 29, 2016
- AP Equivalents Chart - Effective August 1, 2009 through November 30, 2014
- AP Equivalents Chart - Effective July 1, 2007 through July 31, 2009
- AP Equivalents Chart - Effective August 15, 2006 through June 30, 2007
- AP Equivalents Chart - Effective July 1, 2002 through August 14, 2006
Notice: The College Board no longer offers AP Latin Vergil. The May 2012 exam was the last administration for this course.
Miami Dade College uses the minimum scores, credits, and guidelines for awarding credit for exams established by the State of Florida's Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC). For additional information please visit the Florida Department of Education’s Policy (Articulation) website and click on Articulation Coordinating Committee Credit-by-Exam Equivalencies (PDF) in the Advising Resources (K-12 to Postsecondary Transition) section. All exams for Credit-by-Exam are processed as transcripts. Below is the College’s contact information for processing transcripts.
Miami Dade College
Transcript Processing Services, Rm. R301
11011 S.W. 104 Street
Miami, Florida 33176-3393
Phone: (305) 237-2701
Fax: (305) 237-2796
For more detailed information regarding standardized examination equivalencies or to review archived documents, please visit the Technical Assistance web page.