Advanced Placement (AP) and MAT 271
Students can receive college credit for Advanced Placement classes taken at their high school by following the listed submission details. Also, students interested in starting with MAT 271 Calculus I, you will find the eligibility criteria for direct placement into that class.
Advanced Placement Scores
Advanced Placement (AP) is a College Board program that offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. Colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high benchmark scores on the examinations.
Official AP Exam transcripts must be sent from College Board to the following address:
Office of Admissions
Central Piedmont Community College
PO Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235
Credit from AP Scores will not be given until the college receives the official score report from College Board. If you are planning to use an AP score as credit for a pre-requisite course, note that you will not be able to register for the subsequent course until the college assigns credit.
MAT 271 Calculus 1 Placement
Students may place directly into MAT 271 if they have met at least one of the following criteria within the past five years:
- an unweighted high school GPA of at least 3.5 and at least a C grade in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study Pre-Calculus course or an equivalent course from another state
- earned a score/grade of:
- 2 or higher on the AP Calculus AB Exam
- C or higher in an AP Calculus course and an unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
- 46 or higher on the trigonometry section of the ACT Compass Math Placement Test
- 600 or higher on the SAT Math and a grade of C or higher in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study Pre-Calculus course or an equivalent course from another state
- 24 or higher on the ACT Math and a grade of C or higher in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study Pre-Calculus course or an equivalent course from another state
- 560 or higher on the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2