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Advanced Placement Examinations Credit

How do I get credit for my College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations?

Students who have completed College Board Advanced Placement examinations with a score of 3 or higher and submit an official College Grade Report from the College Board will receive up to 6 units of college credit for each examination. See the table below for a complete list of AP examination credit. Be aware that credit granted by another institution does not ‘transfer’ to CSULB for test credit.

Advanced Placement results are only accepted directly from the College Board. Please visit their web site for information regarding how to request your scores.

Once scores are received, you can view them through MyCSULB. Credit will be granted automatically for students that are eligible to register and the results can also be seen through MyCSULB on the Transfer Credit Report. For more information, visit our How-to guide for Viewing Test Scores and refer to the Test Score Summary and Transfer Credit Report sections

Note: A maximum of 6 units will be granted for each exam. If the number of units per course equivalency exceeds 6, credit for 6 units will be awarded and the course waived. Credit can only be awarded once per course. Example: if a student takes Calculus AB & BC, only nine units can be awarded.

AP Exam (Number) and Score GE Designation CSULB Credit
Art History (AP13) Score of 3 C.1 Fine Arts ART - 6 units electives
Art History (AP13) Score of 4-5 C.1 Fine Arts AH 111A – 3 units, & AH 111B – 3 units
Art Studio: 2D Design (AP15) Score of 3-5 No GE Credit ART - 3 units electives
Art Studio: 3D Design (AP16) Score of 3-5 No GE Credit ART - 3 units electives
Art Studio: Drawing Portfolio (AP14) Score of 3-5 No GE Credit ART - 6 units electives
Biology (AP20) Score of 3 B.1a Life Science w/lab BIOL 200 - 4 units, & 2 units BIOL electives
Biology (AP20) Score of 4 B.1a Life Science w/lab BIOL 200 - 4 units, & 2 units BIOL elective
Biology (AP20) Score of 5 B.1a Life Science w/lab BIOL 211 - 3 units, & BIOL 212 - 3 units
Chemistry (AP25) Score of 3 B.1b Physical Science w/lab CHEM 100 - 4 units, & 2 units CHEM electives
Chemistry (AP25) Score of 4-5 B.1b Physical Science w/lab CHEM 111A - 5 units, & 1 unit CHEM elective
Chinese Language & Culture (AP28) Score of 3 C.2c Foreign Language CHIN 201 – 4 units, & 2 units CHIN electives
Chinese Language & Culture (AP28) Score of 4-5 C.2c Foreign Language CHIN 202 – 4 units, & CHIN 490 - 2 units
Computer Science A (AP31) Score of 3-5 No GE credit 3 units elective
Economics: Macro (AP35) Score of 3-5 D.2 Social & Behavioral Sci ECON 100 - 3 units
Economics: Micro (AP34) Score of 3-5 D.2 Social & Behavioral Sci ECON 101 - 3 units
English: Language & Comp (AP36) Score of 3-5 A.1 ENGL 100 - 3 units, & 3 units ENGL electives
English: Literature & Comp (AP37) Score of 3-5 A.1 & C.2a ENGL 100 - 3 units, & ENGL 180 - 3 units
Environmental Science (AP40) Score of 3-5 B.1b Physical Science w/lab 4 units elective
French: Language and Culture (AP48) Score of 3 C.2c Foreign Language FREN 201A - 4 units, & FREN 101B - 2 units
French: Language and Culture (AP48) Score of 4-5 C.2c Foreign Language FREN 201B - 4 units, & FREN 201A - 2 units
German: Language and Culture (AP55) Score of 3 C.2c Foreign Language GERM 398 - 3 units & 3 units GERM electives
German: Language and Culture (AP55) Score of 4-5 C.2c Foreign Language GERM 398 - 3 units & GERM 498 - 3 units
Geography: Human Geography (AP53) Score of 3-5 D.2 Global GEOG 160 - 3 units, & 3 units GEOG electives
History: United States History (AP07) Score of 3-5 D.1a (HIST 172) & D.2 (HIST 173) HIST 172 - 3 units, & HIST 173 - 3 units
European History (AP43) Score of 3-5 D.2 Global HIST 131 - 3 units, & HIST 132 - 3 units
World History (AP93) Score of 3-5 D.2 Global HIST 212 - 3 units, & 3 units HIST electives
Italian Language & Culture (AP62) Score of 3 C.2c Foreign Language ITAL 201A - 4 units, & 2 units ITAL electives
Italian Language & Culture (AP62) Score of 4-5 C.2c Foreign Language ITAL 201B - 4 units, & 2 units ITAL electives
Japanese Language & Culture (AP 64AP) Score of 3 C.2c Foreign Language JAPN 102 - 4 units, & JAPN 101-2units
Japanese Language & Culture (AP 64AP) Score of 4 C.2c Foreign Language JAPN 201-4 units, & JAPN 102-2 units
Japanese Language & Culture (AP 64AP) Score of 5 C.2c Foreign Language JAPN 202 - 4 units, & JAPN 201-2 units
Latin (AP60) Score of 3 C.2c Foreign Language LAT 101B - 2 units, & LAT 301 - 2 units, & LAT 401 2 units
Latin (AP60) Score of 4-5 C.2c Foreign Language LAT 301 - 3 units, & LAT 401 - 3 units
Mathematics: Calculus AB (AP66) Score of 3-5 B.2 MATH 113 - 2 units, & MATH 122 - 4 units
Mathematics: Calculus BC (AP68) Score of 3-5 B.2 MATH 122 - 2 units, & MATH 123 - 4 units
Music: Theory (AP75) Score of 3-5 No GE Credit MUS - 6 units electives
Physics: Physics B (AP78) Score of 3-5 B.1b Physical Science w/lab PHYS 100A - 3 units, & PHYS 100B - 3 units
Physics C (Mechanics) (AP80) Score of 3-5 B.1b Physical Science w/lab PHYS 151 - 4 units
Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism) (AP82) Score of 3-5 B.1b Physical Science w/lab PHYS 152 - 4 units
Political Science: United States Government & Politics (1 semester) (AP57) Score of 3-5 D.1b must take POSC 199 or 326 POSC 100 - 3 units (does not include California State and local government)
Comparative Government & Politics (1 semester) (AP58) Score of 3-5 D.2 Global POSC 215 - 3 units
Psychology (1 sem) (AP85) Score of 3-5 D.2 PSY 100 - 3 units
Spanish: Language and Culture (AP87) Score of 3-4 C.2c Foreign Language SPAN 101B - 2 units, & SPAN 201A - 4 units
Spanish: Language and Culture (AP87) Score of 5 C.2c Foreign Language SPAN 201A - 2 units, & SPAN 201B - 4 units
Spanish: Literature and Culture (AP89) Score of 3 C.2c Foreign Language 6 units SPAN electives
Spanish: Literature and Culture (AP89) Score of 4-5 C.2c Foreign Language SPAN 310 - 3 units,
and 3 units SPAN electives
Statistics (1 semester) (AP90) Score of 3-5 B.2 effective Spring 2006 STAT 108 - 3 units

rev. 06/20/2014