Advanced Placement or Test-Outs in Physics
Advanced Placement (AP) Tests
A student with a Physics C: Mechanics-AP score of 3 or higher receives credit for PH 2240. A student with a Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism-AP score of 3 or higher receives credit for PH 2340.
A student with a Physics 1 score of 3 or higher receives credit for PH 1350. A student with a Physics 2 score of 3 or higher receives credit for PH 1450. Note that most engineering programs at UW-Platteville require calculus-based introductory physics: PH 2240 and PH 2340.
If you believe you have proficiency in a Physics or Astronomy course, you may apply to the department chair or EP Program Coordinator to test out of it. The University’s test-out policies are posted in the course catalog. The specific guidelines for Physics test-outs are as follows:
- Only students enrolled in UW-Platteville may participate in departmental test-out examinations.
- Credit for such examinations with the appropriate departmental approval shall be entered on the student's permanent scholastic record.
- Credit examinations, once failed, may not be repeated.
- No student may take a credit examination in a course that is a prerequisite, stated or implied, for an advanced course in the same subject for which credit has already been earned.
- Students may earn no more than 10 credits in Physics and 5 credits in Astronomy by way of a test-out. Engineering Physics courses and PHSC 1150 Physical Science are not eligible for test-out.
- Students wishing to test-out of a Physics/Astronomy course will be given a final exam for the course. A score of 75% or better is required to receive credit for the course. A fee of $15 per credit will be charged for the examination. The fee must be paid prior to taking the examination.