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Academic Placement

Credit for College Board Advanced Placement and CLEP Examinations
Advanced Placement (AP) is a program that offers year-long college-level curricula and examinations to high school students.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a group of standardized tests that assess college-level knowledge in thirty-six subject areas and provide a mechanism for earning college credits without taking college courses. Both AP and CLEP programs are administered through the College Board.

Highlands University recognizes student academic accomplishments gives equivalent NMHU credits based on scores achieved on AP and CLEP exams.
Please refer to the following link for complete details on AP and CLEP

Shaded areas indicate approval as conveyed by the relevant departmental representative to the AAC committee

Exam

Score

Hours

NMHU Course Equivalent
Initial Proposal

Arts

AP
Art History

5

3

ART 100 Intro to Art

AP
Music Theory

3, 4

3

MUS 211 Music Theory 1

5

6

MUS 211 Music Theory 1, MUS 213 Music
Theory 2

AP Studio Art: 2-D Design

4, 5

4 or 3

MART 121 Visual Concepts and Ideational
Drawing or ART 121 Fundamentals of Design

AP Studio Art: 3-D Design

4, 5

4 or 3

MART 121 Visual Concepts and Ideational
Drawing or ART 121 Fundamentals of Design

AP Studio Art: Drawing

4, 5

3

ART 202 Drawing 1

English

AP English Language and Composition

3, 4

3

ENGL 111 Freshman Composition 1

5

6

ENGL 111 Freshman Composition 1, ENGL
112 Freshman Composition 2

AP English Literature and Composition

3, 4

3

ENGL 152 Introduction to Fiction

5

6

ENGL 111 Freshman Composition 1, ENGL
152 Introduction to Fiction

History & Social
Science

AP Comparative Government and Politics

4, 5

3

POLS 251 Intro to Political and
Economic Systems

AP
European History

4, 5

3

HIST 100 The Western World

AP
Macroeconomics

3, 4, 5

3

ECON 216 Principles of Macroeconomics

AP
Microeconomics

3, 4, 5

3

ECON 217 Principles of Microeconomics

AP
Psychology

3, 4, 5

3

PSY 101 Psychology and Society

AP United States Government and
Politics

4, 5

3

POLS 151 American National Government

AP United States History

4, 5

6

HIST 201 US History to 1865, HIST 202
US History from 1865

AP
World History

4, 5

3

HIST 100 The Western World

Computer and Math Science

AP
Calculus AB

3, 4, 5

4

MATH 211 Calculus 1

AP
Calculus BC

3, 4, 5

8

MATH 211 Calculus 1, MATH 252 Calculus
2

AP
Computer Science A

3, 4, 5

3

CS 145 Introduction to Object Oriented
Programming

AP
Statistics

4, 5

3

MATH 145 Intro to Statistics

Sciences

AP
Biology

3

4

BIOL 110 Biology Perspectives

4

4

BIOL 212 General Biology 2

5

8

BIOL 211 General Biology 1, BIOL 212
General Biology 2

AP
Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 100 Chemistry for the
Non-Scientist

4

5

CHEM 211 General Chemistry 1, CHEM 215 General
Chemistry Laboratory 1

5

10

CHEM 211 General Chemistry 1, CHEM 215
General Chemistry Laboratory 1, CHEM 212 General Chemistry 2, CHEM 216
General Chemistry Laboratory 2

AP Environmental Science

3, 4, 5

4

FOR 105 Ecosystems and Humans

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4, 5

5

PHYS 292 Calculus Physics 2

AP Physics C: Mechanics

4, 5

5

PHYS 291 Calculus Physics 1

AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based

4, 5

4

PHYS 151 Algebra Physics 1

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based

4, 5

4

PHYS 152 Algebra Physics 2

World Languages &
Cultures

AP Spanish Language and Culture

3, 4, 5

8

SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish 1, SPAN 102
Beginning Spanish 2

AP language exams for languages not
taught at NMHU

3, 4, 5

8

Fulfills foreign language requirement