Advanced Placement Program​​

The Advanced Placement Program is a testing program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). It is a special, college-level, learning experience for high school students, which can take the form of an honors class, a strong regular course, a tutorial, or an independent study. 

High school students who have participated in the Advanced Placement Program during high school or have developed an equivalent background through self-initiative may take tests offered by the College Board each year during the month of May, and scores will be reported to three colleges of the student's choice. The student must have successfully completed one quarter at YVCC before advanced placement credit will be placed on the transcript. Scores in computer science, economics, and music may also be submitted and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Course Equivalent Key Yakima Valley Community College grants credit for scores of 3 or higher in Advanced Placement exams as follows: Score Area of Study Credits Courses 

    3 Art History 4 ART 280
    4 Art History 8 ART 280, 281
    5 Art History 12 ART 280, 281, 282
    3-5 Biology 5 BIOL 109
    3-5 Calculus AB 5MATH& 151
    3-5 Calculus BC 10 MATH& 151, 152
    3 Chemistry 5CHEM 100
    4 Chemistry 5 CHEM 109/110
    5 Chemistry 5 CHEM& 141/151
    3-4 English Lang/Comp 5ENGL& 101
    5 English Lang/Comp 10 ENGL& 101, 102
    3-5 English Lit/Comp 5 ENGL& 101
    3 French 5 FREN 101
    4 French 10 FREN 101, 102
    5 French 15 FREN 101,102, 103
    3 German 5 GERM 101
    4 German 10 GERM 101, 102
    5 German 15 GERM 101,102,103
    3-5 Geography 5 GEOG& 200
    3-5 Govern & Politics 5 POLS& 202
    3-4 History European 5 HIST& 117
    5 History European 10 HIST& 117, 118
    3-4 History US 5 HIST& 136
    5 History US 10 HIST& 136, 137
    3-4 Physics 5PHYS 115/125
    5 Physics 15PHYS 115/125,116/126,117/127
    3-4 Physics B 5 PHYS 115/125
    5 Physics B 15 PHYS 115/125,116/126,117/127
    3-5 Psychology 5 PSYC&100
    3 Spanish 5 SPAN 101
    4 Spanish 10 SPAN 101, 102
    5 Spanish 15 SPAN 101, 102,103
    3-5 Statistics 5 BA 256​