What Courses Do I Start With?

Northwood University evaluates Advanced Placement (AP) classes, as well as your English and Math ACT or SAT scores. This information is utilized to place you in the correct college level coursework.

Advanced Placement
Test Courses and Credit Equivalencies

Northwood University has an institutional policy of awarding credit for AP scores high enough to reflect probable collegiate success. Shown below are the AP score, course equivalency, and the number of credits awarded for each test.

AP Test NameScore RequiredCredits AwardedCourse Equivalent
Art, History of 3 or 4 3 Humanities Elective
Art, History of 5 6 Humanities Elective
Art, Studio - Drawing Portfolio 4 or 5 3 Humanities Elective
Art, Studio - General Portfolio 4 or 5 3 Humanities Elective
Biology 3 3 Science Elective
Calculus AB 3 3 MTH 3100 Calculus I
Calculus BC 3 3 MTH 3200 Calculus II
Chemistry 3 3 Natural Science Elective
Computer Science A 4 or 5 3 MIS Elective
Computer Science AB 4 or 5 3 MIS Elective
Economics - Macroeconomics 3 3 ECN 2220 Macroeconomics
Economics - Microeconomics 3 3 ECN 2210 Microeconomics
English Language & Composition 3 3 ENG 1150 Composition I
English Literature & Composition 3 3 ENG Elective
French Language 3 or 4 3 Foreign Lang. Elective
French Language 5 6 Foreign Lang. Elective
French Literature 3 or 4 3 Foreign Lang. Elective
French Literature 5 6 Foreign Lang. Elective
German Language 3 or 4 3 Foreign Lang. Elective
German Language 5 6 Foreign Lang. Elective
Government & Politics/U.S. 3 3 PSC 2010 American Gov't
Government & Politics/Comparative 3 3 PSC 2010 American Gov't
History, European 3 3 Global Elective
History , U.S. 3 3 HIS 2075
Latin Literature 3 3 Humanities Elective
Latin - Vergil 3 3 Humanities Elective
Music Theory 3 3 HUM 3130 Intro. to Music
Physics B 4 3 Science Elective
Physics C: Mechanics 3 3 Science Elective
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 3 3 Science Elective
Psychology 3 3 PSY 3000 Prin. of Psychology
Spanish Language 3 or 4 3 SPN 2010 Spanish I
Spanish Language 5 6 SPN 2010, 2015 Spanish I and II
Spanish Literature 3 3 Humanities Elective
Statistics 3 3 MTH 2310 Statistics

College English Requirements

ACT EnglishSAT EnglishEnglish Course
17 or below 420 or below ENG 0900 Basic Composition*
18 or higher 430 or higher ENG 1150 Composition I
* ENG 0900 is a semester of basic writing skills, and will not count towards your degree requirements.

College Math Requirement

ACT MathSAT MathMathematics Course
23 or less 540 or less MTH 0980 Introductory Algebra*
24 - 28 550 - 640 Choice of: MTH 1100 Finite Math or MTH 1150 College Algebra
* MTH 0980 does not count towards a degree but it does prepare you to be successful in MTH 1100 and MTH 1150.

Information subject to change