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    Academic Placement

    With Which Courses Do I Start?

    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 Name Score Required Credits Awarded Course 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
    Natural Science 3 3 NSC 2100
    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 English SAT English English Course
    17 or below 450 or below ENG 0900 Basic Composition*
    18 or higher 460 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 Math SAT Math Mathematics Course
    23 or less 570 or less MTH 0980 Introductory Algebra*
    24 – 28 580 – 660 Choice of: MTH 1100 Finite Math or MTH 1150 College Algebra
    29 or higher 670 or higher MTH 3100 Calculus I
    *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

     

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