Iowa offers credit for more than 30 Advanced Placement (AP) Program exams. You can earn 3 to 8 semester hours of credit per test, depending on the subject and your score. For additional information, please visit the University of Iowa's Advanced Placement Program.

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Students achieving a test score of 4 or 5 are given 4 s.h. and credit for PHYS:1511 - College Physics I.
This credit may be applied to General Education Program: Natural Sciences hours (as a lab course); or used as elective hours.

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Students achieving a test score of 4 or 5 are given 4 s.h. and credit for PHYS:1512 - College Physics II.
This credit may be applied to General Education Program: Natural Sciences hours (as a lab course); or used as elective hours.

Physics C (Mechanics)

Students achieving a test score of 4 or 5 are given 4 s.h. and credit for PHYS:1611 - College Physics I.
This credit may be applied to General Education Program: Natural Sciences hours (as a lab course); or used as elective hours.

Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism)

Students achieving a test score of 4 or 5 are given 4 s.h. and credit for PHYS:1612 - Introductory Physics II.
This credit may be applied to General Education Program: Natural Sciences hours (as a lab course); or used as elective hours.

 

Advanced Placement Physics Credit
  Score Credit PHYSICS Major/Minor
AP Physics 1 4-5 4 s.h. PHYS:1511
AP Physics 2 4-5 4 s.h. PHYS:1512
AP Physics C (Mechanics) 4-5 4 s.h. PHYS:1611
AP Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism) 4-5 4 s.h. PHYS:1612

 

NOTE: A maximum of 8 s.h. of credit may be earned through any combination of Physics exams.