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Advanced Placement Exams


Students may earn credit for any of the following Advanced Placement (AP) exams in which they earn a score of 3 or higher.

  • The number of units awarded and where they will be applied toward the Associate Degree is listed below.
  • Score reports need to be presented to the Assessment Office for evaluation and for posting of the college credit on the student’s transcript.
  • If the student is planning to transfer to another institution, he/she will need to pursue the award of credit from the subsequent college.

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AP ExamCredit
(in semester units)
Meets this course equivalent and/or GE area for the Associate Degree
Art History 6 ART 2 and 4 (3 units each), Area C
Biology 6 BIOL 1 or 8, Area A - plus two additional units in Area A
Calculus AB 6 MATH 30, Area E - plus one additional unit in Area E
Calculus BC 6 MATH 30 and 31, Area E (6 units max.)
Chemistry 6 Area A - 6 units
Economics - Macro 3 Area B - 3 units
Economics - Micro 3 Area B – 3 units
English Language and Composition * 6 ENGL 2, Area D - plus three additional units in Area D
English Literature and Composition * 6 ENGL 2 and 8 (3 units each), Areas D and C respectively
Government and Politics--Comparative 3 Area B - 3 units
Government and Politics--U.S. 3 Area B - 3 units
History - European 3 Area B - 3 units
History - U.S. 6 HIST 8 and 10 (3 units each), Area B
Language Exams (any) 6 Area C - 6 units
Music - Theory 6 Area C - 6 units
Physics B 6 PHYS 21 and 22, Area A (6 units max.)
Physics C 6 PHYS 41 and 42, Area A (6 units max.)
Psychology 3 Area B - 3 units
Spanish - Literature 6 Area C - 6 units
Statistics 3 Math 18 (3 units)

*If a student submits both of these exams with passing scores, the maximum units granted will be nine (9).


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