Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement is a program available to selected students in area high schools that provides the opportunity to accelerate their educational program by taking, in their senior year of high school, one or more subjects taught on a college level. These subjects cover material of a college course and provide students an opportunity to advance their college education before they complete high school. The College Entrance Examination Board gives Advanced Placement Examinations that cover advanced work in May of each year. Information regarding these examinations and dates is available through the student's high school. The divisions and departments of HFC determine what advanced placement courses will receive college credit at HFC, as well as the minimum score required.

Students of Henry Ford College who wish to receive Advanced Placement credits must submit an official copy of the Advanced Placement test scores from the College Entrance Examination Board or send an official copy of the high school transcript which identifies the advanced placement course(s) and test score to the Office of Registration and Records at the following address:

Henry Ford College
Office of Registration and Records
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128

After the official transcript and request forms have been received, the Office of Registration and Records will be:

  1. Responsible for establishing an official student record and recording the Advanced Placement Course(s) on the student’s official Henry Ford Community College transcript.
  2. Responsible for sending a copy of the transcript to the student that identifies the Advanced Placement credits accepted by HFC.

Courses and Credit Hours Accepted

Through the College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement Program

AP Subject Score Required Credits Equivalent HFC Courses
ART 3 or above 3 semester hours ART 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, or 130
COMPUTERS 3 3 semester hours CIS 100
COMPUTERS 4 or 5 6 semester hours CIS 125
ENGLISH Lang/Comp OR Lit Comp 3 or above 3 semester hours ENG 131
ENGLISH Lang/Comp AND Lit Comp 4 or above in Lang Comp AND 3 or above in Lit Comp 3 semester hours each ENG 131 AND ENG 132
FRENCH 3 4 semester hours FRE 131
FRENCH 4 or 5 8 semester hours FRE 131 and FRE 132
GERMAN 3 4 semester hours GER 131
GERMAN 4 or 5 8 semester hours GER 131 and GER 132
SPANISH 3 4 semester hours SPN 131
SPANISH 4 or 5 8 semester hours SPN 131 and SPN 132
AMERICAN HISTORY 3 or above 3 semester hours HIST 151 or HIST 152
MATH (AB) 3 or above 5 semester hours MATH 180
MATH (BC) 3 or above 10 semester hours MATH 180 and MATH 183
MUSIC Appreciation 3 or above 2 semester hours MUS 131
MUSIC Literature 3 or above 3 semester hours MUS 132
MUSIC Theory 3 or above 4 semester hours MUS 135
MUSIC Sight Singing 3 or above 2 semester hours MUS 141
POLITICAL SCIENCE U.S. Government & Politics 3 or above 3 semester hours POLS 131
PSYCHOLOGY Introduction to Psychology 3 or above 3 semester hours PSY 131