Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) results may be used to satisfy prerequisite requirements. You are still required to complete a recognized high school diploma (e.g. Ontario Secondary School Diploma) in addition to your AP courses. If you have achieved a minimum grade of 4 on certain advanced placement exams, you may be eligible to receive university credit. Engineering programs are not eligible for AP transfer credit consideration.  

To be considered for transfer credit, you must have the College Board send your results directly to Lakehead University as soon as they are available. Your official results must be sent from the College Board directly to Lakehead University - Enrolment Services Undergraduate Admissions. 

Recognized Advanced Placement Courses

The following chart outlines the Advance Placement courses that Lakehead University recognizes along with the course in which it is deemed to be equivalent to at Lakehead.

AP Course TitleLakehead University EquivalencyCredit Weight

Art History

Visual Arts 1090
Visual Arts 1091

1.0

Biology

Biology 1110
Biology 1130

0.5
0.5

Calculus AB

Mathematics 1151
Mathematics  1_10 (Unspecified First Year Half Credit)

1.0

Calculus BC

Mathematics 1151
Mathematics 1152

1.0

Chemistry

Chemistry 1110
Chemistry 1130

0.5 
0.5

Chinese Language and Culture

Mandarin 1000

1.0

Comparative Government and Politics

Political Science 1_00 (Unspecified First Year Full Credit)

1.0

Computer Science A

Computer Science 1_10 (Unspecified First Year Half Credit)

0.5

Computer Science Principles

Computer Science 1_10 (Unspecified First Year Half Credit)

 0.5

Economics (Macro) 

Economics 1_10 (Unspecified First Year Half Credit)

0.5

Economics (Micro) 

Economics 1_10 (Unspecified First Year Half Credit)

0.5

Economics (both Macro & Micro)

Economics 1100

1.0

English Language and Composition

English 1015

0.5

English Literature and Composition

English 1115

0.5

Environmental Science

Environmental Studies 1_00 (Unspecified First Year Full Credit)

1.0

European History

History 1_00 (Unspecified First Year Full Credit)

1.0

French Language and Culture

French 1000

1.0

German Language and Culture

German 1000

1.0

Human Geography

Geography 2811
Geography 2511

0.5
0.5

Italian Language and Culture

Italian 1000

1.0

Japanese Language and Culture

Language 1_00 (Unspecified First Year Credit)

1.0

Latin

Latin 1000

1.0

Music Theory

Music 1340

1.0

Physics B

individual assessment

0.5

Physics CI (Mechanics)

Physics 1113

0.5

Physics CII (Electricity & Magnetism)

Physics 1133

0.5

Psychology

Psychology 1_00 (Unspecified First Year Full Credit)

1.0

Research

Interdisciplinary Studies 1010

0.5

Spanish Language and Culture

Spanish 1000

1.0

Spanish Literature and Culture

Spanish 1000

1.0

Statistics

Mathematics 0212

0.5

Studio Art Drawing 

Visual Arts 1150
Visual Arts 1170

1.0

Studio Art 2-D Design

Visual Arts 1110

0.5

Studio Art 3-D Design

Visual Arts 1130

0.5

United States History

History 1_00 (Unspecified First Year Full Credit)

1.0

World History

History 1100

1.0

The following courses are not eligible for transfer credit:

  • Seminar
  • United States Government and Politics