The College for Creative Studies awards up to 12 credit hours of advanced placement credit for AP subject exams. This exam is taken after completing a full year of an advanced high school course in a specific discipline.


  • The student requests their Advanced Placement program exam results from the College Board (
  • The exam results are sent to the Office of Academic Advising and Registration or the Admissions Office at CCS.
  • The results are posted to the student's academic evaluation and notification is sent to the student's Academic Advisor.
  • A grade of 3.0 or higher is required in most subjects to receive credit. See the corresponding AP grid to find out exactly what CCS credit is awarded.
  • No credit will be given for courses beyond the 100-200 level.
  • Students may request a copy of their AP Score report by phoning the AP Automated Grade Reporting Service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the following number: 888-308-0013 (toll free in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada)

More Information

If you have questions regarding the Advanced Placement procedure, please contact the Office of Academic Advising and Registration at 313.664.7670.

AP Test NameMinimum Required ScoreCredit Hours AwardedCCS Course Equivalent
Art, History of33DAH 200
Art, Studio - Drawing43DFN 101
Credit placement determined by portfolio review
Art, Studio - Art 2-D Design43DFN 117
Credit placement determined by portfolio review
Art, Studio - Art 3-D Design43DFN 118
Credit placement determined by portfolio review
Biology33DNS 300
Calculus AB33DNS 300
Calculus BC33DNS 300
Chemistry33DNS 300
Computer Science A33General Elective
Computer Science AB33General Elective
Economics - Macroeconomics33Liberal Arts Elective
Economics - Microeconomics33Liberal Arts Elective
English Literature & Composition33DEN 108
Environmental Science33DNS 300
French Language33General Elective
French Literature33Liberal Arts Elective
German Language33General Elective
Government & Politics, U.S.33Liberal Arts Elective
Government & Politics, Comparative33Liberal Arts Elective
History, European33Liberal Arts Elective
History, U.S.33Liberal Arts Elective
History, World33Liberal Arts Elective
Human Geography33Liberal Arts Elective
Latin Literature33Liberal Arts Elective
Latin - Vergil33General Elective
Music Theory33General Elective
Physics B33DNS 300
Physics C- Mechanics33DNS 300
Physics C- Electricity & Magnetism33DNS 300
Psychology33Liberal Arts Elective
Spanish Language33General Elective
Spanish Literature33Liberal Arts Elective
Statistics33DNS 300

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