Advanced Placement Program:

The Advanced Placement (AP) program and associated exams are offered in high schools. Students who have participated in the AP program at their high school may be eligible to receive college credit and placement into advanced courses at Spoon River College by demonstrating proficiency in various subject areas. Official advanced placement exam scores must be sent directly from College Board to the Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar at Spoon River College for evaluation.

Students will be awarded credit as indicated below. In subject areas for which Spoon River College does not have an equivalent course, elective credit may be given for scores of 3 or higher.

For questions regarding the awarding of AP credit at Spoon River College, please contact the Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar at (309) 649-6273.

SubjectAP ScoreSRC CourseCredit Hours Granted
Studio Art-2D3 or HigherART1013
Studio Art-3D3 or HigherART1023
Studio Art-Drawing3 or HigherART1113
Art History3 or HigherART122/ART1233/3
English Language & Composition3 or HigherENG1013
English Literature & Composition3 or HigherENG1013
Microeconomics3 or HigherBUS2503
Macroeconomics3 or HigherBUS2513
European History3 or HigherHIS160/1613/3
Human Geography3 or HigherGEO1003
​Psychology​3 or HigherPSY130​3
U.S. Government & Politics3 or HigherPOL1803
U.S. History3 or HigherHIS260/2613/3
Calculus (AB & BC)3MAT151 w/advanced placement in MAT152*5 *Before credit is awarded, faculty will interview student for specific course credit & placement
Calculus (AB & BC)4 or 5MAT151/152*5/5 *Before credit is awarded, faculty will interview student for specific course credit & placement
Statistics3 or HigherMAT1323
Computer Science Principles3 or HigherCIS1083
Biology3 or HigherBIO1054
Chemistry4 or 5CHE170/1805/5
Environmental Science3 or HigherBIO1403
Physics C: Mechanics3 or HigherPH 1214
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism3 or HigherPH 1224
Physics 13 or HigherPH 1114
Physics 23 or HigherPH 1124
Spanish Language & Culture3 or HigherSPA201/2024/4