AP and CLEP Equivalencies

Bemidji State University will grant credit for Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Exam Program (CLEP) exams that meet minimum score requirements. You may use the charts below to see how your AP and CLEP exam score(s) will transfer to BSU.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

Prospective students should request that AP scores be submitted to BSU at the time the examination is taken; if you have already taken the exam and need to submit your score to BSU, contact CollegeBoard.

Equivalencies listed below are for exams taken during the spring of 2019. Older equivalencies can be found here.  If the exam you have taken is not listed, please contact University Transfer staff for more information.

AP CAPSTONE

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
Capstone 3, 4, or 5 3
Seminar 3, 4, or 5 3

ARTS

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
2-D Art & Design 3, 4, or 5 3 6
3-D Art & Design 3, 4, or 5 3 6
Art History 3 2 ARTH2551 6, 8
4 4 ARTH2551 6, 8
5 8 ARTH2551, ARTH2552 6, 8
Drawing 3, 4, or 5 3 6
Music Theory 3 or 4 3 MUS2201
5 6 MUS2201, MUS2202

ENGLISH

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
English Language & Composition 3 3 ENGL1151 1
4 or 5 6 ENGL1151, ENGL2152 1
English Literature & Composition 3 3 ENGL1151 1
4 or 5 6 ENGL1151, ENGL2152 1

HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
Comparative Government & Politics 3, 4, or 5 3 POL1400 5, 8
European History 3 or 4 3 HST1304 5, 8
5 6 HST1304, HST1305 5, 8
Human Geography 3, 4, or 5 3 GEOG2200 7, 8
Macroeconomics 3, 4, or 5 3 ECON2100 5
Microeconomics 3, 4, or 5 3 ECON2000 5, 9
Psychology 3, 4, or 5 4 PSY1100 5
United States Government & Politics 3, 4, or 5 3 POL1200 5, 7
United States History 3 or 4 3 HST1114 5, 7
5 6 HST1114, HST1115 5, 7
World History 3 or 4 3 HST1304 5, 8
5 6 HST1304, HST1305 5, 8

MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
Calculus AB 3, 4, or 5 5 MATH2471 4
Calculus BC 3, 4, or 5 10 MATH2471, MATH2472 4
Computer Science A 3, 4, or 5 4 CS2321
Computer Science Principles 3, 4, or 5 3 CS1309 4
Statistics 3, 4, or 5 4 STAT2610 4

SCIENCES

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
Biology 3 4 BIOL1110 3
4 or 5 8 BIOL1211, BIOL1212 3
Chemistry 3 4 CHEM1111 3
4 or 5 8 CHEM1111, CHEM1112 3
Environmental Science 3, 4, or 5 3 ENVR2000 3, 10
5 6 HST1114, HST1115 5, 7
Physics 1* 3, 4, or 5 4 3
Physics 2* 3, 4, or 5 4 3
*Physics 1 and 2 (both exams must be taken) 3, 4, or 5 8 PHYS1101, PHYS1102 3
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 3, 4, or 5 5 PHYS2101 3
Physics C: Mechanics 3, 4, or 5 5 PHYS2101 3

WORLD LANGUAGES & CULTURES

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
Chinese Language & Culture 3 or 4 4 CHIN1111 8
5 8 CHIN1111, CHIN1112 8
Spanish Language & Culture 3 or 4 4 SPAN1111 8
5 8 SPAN1111, SPAN1112 8
Spanish Literature & Culture 3 or 4 4 SPAN1111 8
5 8 SPAN1111, SPAN1112 8

COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM

Equivalencies listed below are for exams taken after spring of 2019; for equivalencies for exams taken prior to spring of 2019 or if the exam you have taken is not listed, please contact University Transfer staff for more information.

COMPOSITION & LITERATURE

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
American Literature 50 3 UNIV1910 6, 7
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 3 UNIV1910 6
College Composition 50 3 ENGL1151 1
54 6 ENGL1151, ENGL2152 1
College Composition Modular 50 3 ENGL1151 1
54 6 ENGL1151, ENGL2152 1
English Literature 50 3 ENGL2357 6, 8
55 6 ENGL2357, ENGL2358 6, 8
Humanities 50 6 UNIV1910 6, 8

WORLD LANGUAGES

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
Spanish Language: Levels 1 & 2 50 8 UNIV1910 8
63 12 UNIV1910 8

HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
American Government 50 3 POL1200 5, 7
History of the United States I 50 3 HST1114 5, 7
History of the United States II 50 3 HST1115 5, 7
Human Growth & Development 50 4 PSY3237
Intro. to Educational Psychology 50 3 UNIV1910
Introductory Psychology 50 4 PSY1100 5
Introductory Sociology 50 3 SOC1104 5
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 ECON2100 5
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 ECON2000 5, 9
Social Sciences & History 50 6 UNIV1910 5
Western Civilization I 50 3 UNIV1910 5, 8
Western Civilization II 50 3 UNIV1910 5, 8

SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
Biology 50 4 BIOL1211 3
59 8 BIOL1211, BIOL1212 3
Calculus 50 5 MATH2471 4
Chemistry 50 6 UNIV1910 3
College Algebra 50 3 UNIV1910 4
63 4 MATH1170 4
College Mathematics 50 4 MATH1100 4
Natural Sciences 50 6 UNIV1910 3
Precalculus 50 3 UNIV1910 4

BUSINESS

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
Financial Accounting 50 3 ACCT2101
Information Systems 50 3 UNIV1910
Introductory Business Law 50 3 UNIV1910
Principles of Management 50 3 BUAD3351
Principles of Marketing 50 3 BUAD3361