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 2022. 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)
Research 3, 4, or 5 3 Honors Seminar (HOPR 3700)
Seminar 3, 4, or 5 3 2

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 Art History Survey I (ARTH 2551) 6, 8
4 4 Art History Survey I (ARTH 2551) 6, 8
5 8 Art History Survey 1 (ARTH 2551), Art History Survey II (ARTH 2552) 6, 8
Drawing 3, 4, or 5 3 6
Music Theory 3 or 4 3 Music Theory and Musicianship I (MUS 2201)
5 6 Music Theory and Musicianship I (MUS 2201), Music Theory and Musicianship II (MUS 2202)

ENGLISH

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
English Language & Composition 3 3 Composition (ENGL 1151) 1
4 or 5 6 Composition (ENGL 1151), Argument and Exposition (ENGL 2152) 1
English Literature & Composition 3 3 Composition (ENGL 1151) 1
4 or 5 6 Composition (ENGL 1151), Argument and Exposition (ENGL 2152) 1

HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
Comparative Government & Politics 3, 4, or 5 3 Introduction to Comparative Politics (POL 1400) 5, 8
European History 3 or 4 3 World History I, Prehistory-1500 (HST1304) 5, 8
5 6 World History I, Prehistory-1500 (HST1304), World History II, 1500-Present (HST1305) 5, 8
Human Geography 3, 4, or 5 3 Introduction to Human Geography (GEOG2200) 7, 8
Macroeconomics 3, 4, or 5 3 Macroeconomics and the Business Cycle (ECON2100) 5
Microeconomics 3, 4, or 5 3 Markets and Resource Allocation (ECON2000) 5, 9
Psychology 3, 4, or 5 4 Introductory Psychology (PSY1100) 5
United States Government & Politics 3, 4, or 5 3 Introduction to American Politics (POL1200) 5, 7
United States History 3 or 4 3 United States History I, to 1877 (HST1114) 5, 7
5 6 United States History I, to 1877 (HST1114), United States History II, since 1877 (HST1115) 5, 7
World History 3 or 4 3 World History I, Prehistory-1500 (HST1304) 5, 8
5 6 World History I, Prehistory-1500 (HST1304), World History II, 1500-Present (HST1305) 5, 8

MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE

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

SCIENCES

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
Biology 3 4 Human Biology (BIOL1110) 3
4 or 5 8 Cellular Principles (BIOL1400), Diversity of Life (BIOL1500) 3
Chemistry 3 4 General Chemistry I (CHEM1111) 3
4 or 5 8 General Chemistry I (CHEM1111), General Chemistry II (CHEM1112) 3
Environmental Science 3, 4, or 5 3 Introduction to Environmental Science (ENVR2000) 3, 10
5 6 United States History I, to 1877 (HST1114), United States History II, since 1877 (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 General Physics I (PHYS1101), General Physics II (PHYS1102) 3
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 3, 4, or 5 5 Physics I (PHYS2101) 3
Physics C: Mechanics 3, 4, or 5 5 Physics I (PHYS2101) 3

WORLD LANGUAGES & CULTURES

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
Chinese Language & Culture 3 or 4 4 Elementary Chinese I (CHIN1111) 8
5 8 Elementary Chinese I (CHIN1111), Elementary Chinese II (CHIN1112) 8
Spanish Language & Culture 3 8 Elementary Spanish I (SPAN1111), Elementary Spanish II (SPAN1112) 8
4 11 Elementary Spanish I (SPAN1111), Elementary Spanish II (SPAN1112), Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN2211) 8
5 15 Elementary Spanish I (SPAN1111), Elementary Spanish II (SPAN1112), Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN2211), Intermediate Spanish II (SPAN2212) 8
Spanish Literature & Culture 3 3 SPAN3910 8
4 or 5 6 SPAN3910 8

COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM

Equivalencies listed below are for exams taken after spring of 2020; for equivalencies for exams taken prior to spring of 2020 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 Composition (ENGL 1151) 1
54 6 Composition (ENGL 1151), Argument and Exposition (ENGL 2152) 1
College Composition Modular 50 3 Composition (ENGL 1151) 1
54 6 Composition (ENGL 1151), Argument and Exposition (ENGL 2152) 1
English Literature 50 3 British Literature to 1800 (ENGL2357) 6, 8
55 6 British Literature to 1800 (ENGL2357), British Literature from 1800 to Present (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 4 Elementary Spanish I (SPAN1111) 8
57 8 Elementary Spanish I (SPAN1111), Elementary Spanish II (SPAN1112) 8
63 11 Elementary Spanish I (SPAN1111), Elementary Spanish II (SPAN1112), Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN2211) 8
66 15 Elementary Spanish I (SPAN1111), Elementary Spanish II (SPAN1112), Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN2211), Intermediate Spanish II (SPAN2212) 8
Spanish with Writing:  Levels 1 & 2 50 4 Elementary Spanish I (SPAN1111) 8
57 8 Elementary Spanish I (SPAN1111), Elementary Spanish II (SPAN1112) 8
63 11 Elementary Spanish I (SPAN1111), Elementary Spanish II (SPAN1112), Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN2211) 8
66 15 Elementary Spanish I (SPAN1111), Elementary Spanish II (SPAN1112), Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN2211), Intermediate Spanish II (SPAN2212) 8

HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Exam Score Semester Credit BSU Equivalency MnTC Goal Area(s)
American Government 50 3 Introduction to American Politics (POL1200) 5, 7
History of the United States I 50 3 United States History I, to 1877 (HST1114) 5, 7
History of the United States II 50 3 United States History II, since 1877 (HST1115) 5, 7
Human Growth & Development 50 4 Lifespan Development (PSY3237)
Intro. to Educational Psychology 50 3 UNIV1910
Introductory Psychology 50 4 Introductory Psychology (PSY1100) 5
Introductory Sociology 50 3 Society and Social Issues (SOC1104) 5
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 Macroeconomics and the Business Cycle (ECON2100) 5
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 Markets and Resource Allocation (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 Cellular Principles (BIOL1400) 3
59 8 Cellular Principles (BIOL1400), Diversity of Life (BIOL1500) 3
Calculus 50 5 Calculus I (MATH2471) 4
Chemistry 50 6 UNIV1910 3
College Algebra 50 3 UNIV1910 4
63 4 College Algebra (MATH1170) 4
College Mathematics 50 4 Mathematical Reasoning (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 Principles of Accounting I (ACCT2101)
Information Systems 50 3 UNIV1910
Introductory Business Law 50 3 UNIV1910
Principles of Management 50 3 Management (BUAD3351)
Principles of Marketing 50 3 Marketing (BUAD3361)