Credit for Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

The Advanced Placement Program, sponsored by the College Board and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), offers secondary school students the opportunity to participate in challenging college-level coursework while still in high school. The exams are two or three hours long and cover one or two semesters of college-level work.

Recent changes to the General Education program may affect your Advanced Placement testing. Check with your admissions counselor for more information.

This information was updated in spring 2020 and is effective beginning in fall 2020.

Exam Subject AP Score Units 1TUG Class Equivalent Awarded 2PR Class Equivalent Awarded
Art, Studio Art, Drawing 3, 4, 5 3 Non-General Education Elective (credit for ART 145 with portfolio approval) Non-General Education Elective
Art, Studio Art, 2D Design 3, 4, 5 3 Non-General Education Elective (credit for ART 130 with portfolio approval) Non-General Education Elective
Art, Studio Art, 3D Design 3, 4, 5 3 Non-General Education Elective (credit for ART 135 with portfolio approval) Non-General Education Elective
Art, History 3, 4, 5 3 General Education Credit: Humanities: Fine Arts General Education Credit: Humanities: Fine Arts
Biology3 3 4 BIOL 101 Natural Sciences PRBI 101 Natural Sciences
4, 5 8 BIOL 101 Natural Science and Non-General Education Elective PRBI 101 Natural Science and Non-General Education Elective
Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 3 MATH 165 General Education Quantitative Literacy Credit
Calculus BC 3 6 MATH 165 and MATH 166 General Education Quantitative Literacy Credit
4, 5 7 MATH 165, MATH 166, and MATH 167 General Education Quantitative Literacy Credit
Chemistry4 3 4 CHEM 151 Natural Science General Education Natural Science Credit
4, 5 8 CHEM 151 and CHEM 152 Natural Science General Education Natural Science Credit
Chinese Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 3 Non-General Education Elective Non-General Education Elective
Computer Science A 3, 4 4 CS 120 Non-General Education Elective
5 8 CS 120 and CS 125 Non-General Education Elective
Computer Science Principles 3, 4, 5 3 Non-General Education Elective Non-General Education Elective
English Language and Composition 3, 4 3 WRIT 110 PRWR 110
5 6 WRIT 110 and Non-General Education Elective PRWR 110 and Non-General Education Elective
If score is a 5 in both English Language and English Literature, the student receives 9 units: WRIT 110, ENGL 111, and 3 units Non-General Education Elective.
English Literature and Composition 3, 4 3 ENGL 111 Humanities: Language and Literature PREN 111 Humanities: Language and Literature
5 6 WRIT 110 and ENGL 111 Humanities: Language and Literature PRWR 112 and PRWR 113 and PREN 111 Humanities: Language and Literature
If score is a 5 in both English Language and English Literature, the student receives 9 units: WRIT 110, ENGL 111, and 3 units Non-General Education Elective.
Environmental Science 4, 5 4 General Education Natural Science Credit General Education Natural Science Credit
European History 3, 4, 5 3 General Education Credit: Humanities: History (3 units of lower-division history) General Education Credit: Humanities: History
French Language 3 3 FREN 101 Non-General Education Elective Credit
4, 5 6 FREN 101 and FREN 102 Fullfills Foreign Language Proficiency Non-General Education Elective Credit
German Language 3 3 GERM 101 Non-General Education Elective Credit
4, 5 6 GERM 101 and GERM 102 Fulfills Foreign Language Proficiency Non-General Education Elective Credit
Government/Politics/Comparative 3, 4, 5 3 Non-General Education Elective Non-General Education Elective Credit
Government/Politics/U.S. 3, 4, 5 3 POLI 150 Civic Engagement PRPO 150 Civic Engagement
Human Geography 3, 4, 5 3 Non-General Education Elective Non-General Education Elective
Italian Language/Culture 3, 4, 5 3 Non-General Education Elective Non-General Education Elective
Japanese Language/Culture 3, 4, 5 3 Non-General Education Elective Non-General Education Elective
Latin 3 4 Non-General Education Elective Non-General Education Elective
4, 5 8 Fulfills Foreign Language Proficiency Non-General Education Elective
Macroeconomics 3, 4, 5 3 ECON 250 PRBA 250
Microeconomics 3, 4, 5 3 ECON 251 Non-General Education Elective
Music Theory 3, 4, 5 4 Humanities: Fine Arts Humanities: Fine Arts
Physics 1 3, 4, 5 4 PHYC 151 Natural Science Natural Science
Physics 2 3, 4, 5 4 PHYC 152 Natural Science
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 4, 5 5 PHYC 162 Natural Science
Physics C: Mechanics 4, 5 5 PHYC 161 Natural Science Natural Science
Psychology 3, 4, 5 3 PSYC 110 Social Science; PSYC 110 for Psychology majors PRPS 110 Social Science;
Spanish Language 3 3 SPAN 101 Non-General Education Credit
4, 5 6 SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 Fulfills Foreign Language Proficiency Non-General Education Credit
Spanish Literature 3, 4, 5 3 Non-General Education Elective Non-General Education Credit
Statistics 3, 4, 5 3 MATH 130, Quantitative Literacy PRMA 130, Quantitative Literacy
U.S. History 3, 4 3 HIST 152 Humanities: History Humanities: History
5 6 HIST 151 and HIST 152 Humanities: History PRHI 151, Humanities: History
World History: Modern 3, 4 3 HIST 121 Humanities: History PRHI 121 Humanities: History
5 6 HIST 120 and HIST 121 Humanities: History PRHI 120 and PRHI 121 Humanities: History

Note: If a student takes a college course for which he or she has already received AP credit, the student forfeits the AP credit.