AP Examinations in CSU/UC General Ed. – Breadth Certification

Advanced Placement examinations may be incorporated into certification of completion of CSU/UC General Education–Breadth requirements by any participating institution. Students must have scored 3, 4, or 5 on an Advanced Placement examination listed on the table to receive the credit indicated. All CSU/UC campuses will accept the minimum units shown on the table toward fulfillment of the designated General Education–Breadth area if the examination is included in a full or subject-area certification; individual CSU/UC campuses may choose to accept more units than those specified towards completion of General Education–Breadth requirements. The CSU/UC campus to which the student is transferring determines the total number of units awarded for successful completion of an Advanced Placement examination and the applicability of the examination to other graduation. A table that lists how Advanced Placement is accepted for Mt. San Antonio College General Education is available in the Academic Policies and Requirements section of this catalog.

College Credit for Advanced Placement (AP) Tests

Exam CSU GE Breadth Units CSU Units IGETC Units UC Units
Art History 3 semester (Area C1 or C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3A or 3B) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Biology 4 semester (Area B2 and B3) 6 semester 4 semester (Area 5B with lab) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Calculus AB 1, 8, 9 3 semester (Area B4) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 2A) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Calculus BC 1, 8, 9 3 semester (Area B4) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 2A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Chemistry 2 4 semester (Area B1 and B3) 6 semester 4 semester (Area 5A with lab) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Chinese Language and Culture 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Computer Science A 1, 8 N/A 3 semester N/A 2 quarter/1.3 semester
Computer Science AB 1, 8 N/A 6 semester N/A 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Economics - Macroeconomics 3 semester (Area D2) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 4B) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Economics - Microeconomics 3 semester (Area D2) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 4B) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
English - English Language and Composition 8 3 semester (Area A2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 1A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
English Literature and Composition 8 6 semester (Area A2 and C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 1A or 3B) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Environmental Science 3 4 semester (Area B1 and B3) 4 semester 3 semester (Area 5A with lab) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
French Language 4 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
French Language and Culture 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
French Literature 5 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
German Language 4 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
German Language and Culture 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Government & Politics - Comparative 3 semester (Area D8) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 4H) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Government & Politics - U.S. 3 semester (Area D8 and US 2) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 4H) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
History - European 3 semester (Area C2 or D6) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B or 4F) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
History - U.S. 3 semester (Area C2 or D6 and US 1) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B or 4F) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
History - World 3 semester (Area C2 or D6) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B or 4F) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Human Geography 3 semester (Area D5) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 4E) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Italian Language and Culture 6 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Japanese Language and Culture 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Latin 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Latin - Vergil 3 semester (Area C2) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Latin - Literature 5 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Music Theory 5, 8, 10 3 semester (Area C1) 6 semester N/A 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Physics B 7, 8 4 semester (Area B1 and B3) 6 semester 4 semester (Area 5A with lab) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Physics C - Mechanics 7, 8 4 semester (Area B1 and B3) 4 semester 3 semester (Area 5A with lab) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Physics C - Magnetism 7, 8 4 semester (Area B1 and B3) 4 semester 3 semester (Area 5A with lab) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Physics 1 7 4 semester (Area B1 and B3) 4 semester N/A
Physics 2 7 4 semester (Area B1 and B3) 4 semester N/A
Psychology 3 semester (Area D9) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 4L) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Seminar N/A 3 semester N/A
Spanish Language 4 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Spanish Language and Culture 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Spanish Literature 4 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Statistics 3 semester (Area B4) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 2) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Studio Art - 2D Design 8 N/A 3 semester N/A 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Studio Art - 3D Design 8 N/A 3 semester N/A 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Studio Art - Drawing 8 N/A 3 semester N/A 8 quarter/5.3 semester
1

If a student passes more than one AP exam in calculus or computer science, only one examination may be applied to the baccalaureate.

2

Students who pass AP Chemistry earn 6 units of credit. Tests prior to Fall 2009 may apply 4 units to area B1+B3 of GE Breadth. Tests after Fall of 2009 may apply 6 units to area B1+B3.

3

Students who pass AP Environmental Science earn 4 units of credit. Tests prior to Fall 2009 may apply to either B1+B3 or B2+B3 of GE Breadth. Fall of 09 or later, those credits may only apply to B1+B3.

4

Students who pass AP French Language and German Language, earn 6 units of credit. Tests prior to Fall 2009 may apply 6 units to area C2 of GE Breadth. Tests after Fall 2009 may apply 3 units to area C2. Students who pass AP Spanish Language earn 6 units of credit. Tests prior to Spring 2014 may apply 6 units to area C2 of GE Breadth. Tests after Spring 2014 may apply 3 units to area C2. Students who pass AP Spanish Literature earn 6 units of credit. Tests prior to Fall 2013 may apply 6 units to area C2 of GE Breadth. Tests after Fall 2013 may apply 3 units to area C2.

5

Students seeking certification in GE Breadth prior to transfer must have passed the test before Fall 2009.

6

Students seeking certification in GE Breadth prior to transfer must have passed the test before Fall 2010.

7

If a student passes more than one AP exam in physics, only 6 units of credit may be applied to the baccalaureate, and only 4 units of credit may be applied to a certification in GE Breadth. Students who pass AP Physics B earn 6 units of credit. Tests prior to Fall 2009 may apply 6 units to area B1+B3 of GE Breadth. Tests after Fall of 2009 may apply 4 units to area B1+B3.

8

At all UC Campuses, a maximum of 8 quarter units are allowed in each of the following areas: Art (Studio), English, Mathematics, Music and Physics. A maximum of 4 quarter units are allowed in Computer Science.

9

Students who take the Calculus BC examination and earn a subscore of 3 or higher on the Calculus AB portion will receive UC credit for the Calculus AB examination, even if they do not receive a score of 3 or higher on the BC examination.

10

The UC will grant credit for the full Music Theory exam. Students who earn only a subscore will not receive exam credit.

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