Policy Information

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Number: 3.15

Name: Advanced Placement Credit Policy

Effective Date: December 15, 2020

Next Review Date: AY2025–2026

Regulatory Authority:

Part 1. Policy Background.

This document establishes the North Hennepin Community College policy on granting credit based on student performance on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations.

Part 2. General Guidelines.

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of The College Board through which a secondary student completes college level courses that are designated as AP in high schools. A student may earn college credits by demonstrating a specified level of performance on AP examinations. The AP examinations, which are scored on a 5-point scale, can be taken by any student who feels prepared by independent study or other preparation as well as by students who complete AP courses.

Part 3. Credit for Advanced Placement.

North Hennepin Community College shall grant credit for scores of 3 or higher on AP examinations according to Procedure 3.15.1 Advanced Placement Credit.

Part 4. Campus Review.

Campus Community Review Period: October 19–November 6, 2020

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Review: November 10–24, 2020

AFSCME Review: November 10–December 1, 2020

MAPE Review: November 10–December 11, 2020

MMA Review: November 10–December 11, 2020

Shared Governance Council Review: December 11, 2020

Student Senate Review: December 3, 2020

President Rolando Garcia Approval: December 15, 2020

Campus Community Dissemination: December 15, 2020


  • Previously part of NHCC Credit for Prior Learning Policy 3.33
  • Separated from 3.33 and revised, Spring 2013

Reviewed Fall 2020, formatting changes only