Advanced Placement Chart

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Advanced Placement Exam Score SBCC Semester Associate Degree Units Awards SBCC GE Credit Area/s Course Equivalent for SBCC's Associate Degree or Certificate Minimum CSU Transferable Semester Units Awarded UC Transferable Semester Units Awarded CSU GE Credit Area/s and Semester Units for CSU GE IGETC Credit Area/s and Semester Units for IGETC
Art History 3, 4, 5 3.0 C ART 103 or ART 104 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C1 or C2 (3 units) 3A or 3B (3 units)
Biology 3, 4, 5 4.0 A None 6.0 5.3 (UC-S)6 B2 & B3 (4 units) 5B & 5C(4 units)1
Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 5.0 D2 & E1 MATH 150 3.0 (maximum credit, one exam for all Calculus exams) 2.7 (5.3 units maximum for all Calculus exams) (UC-M)6 B4 (3 units) 2A (3 units)
Calculus BC 3, 4, 5 5.0 D2 & E1 MATH 160 6.0 (maximum credit, one exam for all Calculus exams) 5.3 (5.3 units maximum for all Calculus exams) (UC-M)6 B4 (3 units) 2A (3 units)
Calculus BC/AB Subscore2 3, 4, 5 5.0 D2 & E1 MATH 150 3.0 (maximum credit, one exam for all Calculus exams) 2.7 (5.3 units maximum for all Calculus exams) (UC-M)6 B4 (3 units) 2A (3 units)
Chemistry 3, 4, 5 4.0 A CHEM 101 6.0 5.3 (UC-S)6 B1 & B3 ( 4 units F09 & after, 6 units prior to F09) 5A & 5C (4 units)1
Chinese Language and Culture 3 5.0 C CHIN 102 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Chinese Language and Culture 4 5.0 C CHIN 103 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Chinese Language and Culture 5 5.0 C None 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Computer Science: A 3, 4 TBD None TBD 3.0 (maximum credit, one exam for both Computer Science exams. Computer Science AB no longer offered) 1.3 (2.7 units maximum for both Computer Science tests. Computer Science AB no longer offered) None None
Computer Science: A 5 3.0 None CS 105 3.0 (maximum credit, one exam for both Computer Science exams. Computer Science AB no longer offered) 1.3 (2.7 units maximum for both Computer Science tests. Computer Science AB no longer offered) None None
Computer Science Principles 3, 4, 5 TBD TBD TBD TBD 5.3 None None
English Language and Composition 3, 4 3.0 D1 ENG 110 6.0 5.3 (5.3 units maximum for both English exams) (UC-E)6 A2 (3 units) 1A (3 units)
English Language and Composition 5 6.0 D1 & D2 or C ENG 110 & ENG 111 6.0 5.3 (5.3 units maximum for both English exams) (UC-E)6 A2 (3 units) 1A (3 units)
English Literature and Composition 3, 4 3.0 D1 ENG 110 6.0 5.3 (5.3 units maximum for both English exams) (UC-E/H)6 A2 & C2 (6 units) 1A & 3B (3 units)
English Literature and Composition 5 6.0 D1 & D2 or C ENG 110 & ENG 111 6.0 5.3 (5.3 units maximum for both English exams) (UC-E/H)6 A2 & C2 (6 units) 1A or 3B (3 units)
Environmental Science 3, 4, 5 4.0 A None 4.0 2.7 (UC-S)6 B1 & B33 (4 units) 5A & 5C (3 units)1
European History 3, 4, 5 3.0 B HIST 104 6.0 5.3 (UC-B/H)6 C2 or D6 (3 units) 3B or 4 (3 units)
French Language and Culture 3 5.0 C FR 102 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units F09 & after, 6 units prior to F09) 3B & 6A (3 units)
French Language and Culture 4 5.0 C FR 103 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units F09 & after, 6 units prior to F09) 3B & 6A (3 units)
French Language and Culture 5 5.0 C FR 104 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units F09 & after, 6 units prior to F09) 3B & 6A (3 units)
German Language and Culture 3 5.0 C GER 102 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units F09 & after, 6 units prior to F09) 3B & 6A (3 units)
German Language and Culture 4 5.0 C GER 103 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units F09 & after, 6 units prior to F09) 3B & 6A (3 units)
German Language and Culture 5 5.0 C GER 104 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units F09 & after, 6 units prior to F09) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Government & Politics: Comparative 3, 4, 5 3.0 B & E5 POLS 121 3.0 2.7 (UC-B)6 D8 (3 units) 4 (3 units)
Government and Politics: United States 3, 4, 5 3.0 B & E2 POLS 101 3.0 2.7 (UC-B)6 D8 (3 units) & CSU AIR4 (US-2) 4 (3 units) & AIR4 (US-2)
Human Geography 3, 4, 5 3.0 B & E5 GEOG 102 3.0 2.7 (UC-b)6 D5 (3 units) 4 (3 units)
Italian Language and Culture 3 5.0 C ITAL 102 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Italian Language and Culture 4 5.0 C ITAL 103 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Italian Language and Culture 5 5.0 C ITAL 104 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Japanese Language and Culture 3 5.0 C JAPN 102 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Japanese Language and Culture 4 5.0 C JAPN 103 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Japanese Language and Culture 5 5.0 C JAPN 104 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Latin 3, 4, 5 5.0 C LATN 102 6.05 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units)5 3B & 6A (3 units)5
Macroeconomics 3 3.0 B None 3.0 2.7 (UC-B)6 D2 (3 units) 4 (3 units)
Macroeconomics 4,5 3.0 B ECON 102 3.0 2.7 (UC-B)6 D2 (3 units) 4 (3 units)
Microeconomics 3 3.0 B None 3.0 2.7 (UC-B)6 D2 (3 units) 4 (3 units)
Microeconomics 4,5 3.0 B ECON 101 3.0 2.7 (UC-B)6 D2 (3 units) 4 (3 units)
Music Theory 3 3.0 C None 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C1 (3 units) Must have passed test before Fall 09 None
Music Theory 4, 5 3.0 C MUS 104A 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C1 (3 units) Must have passed test before Fall 09 None
Physics 1 3 4.0 (6.0 degree-applicable units maximum for all Physics exams) A PHYS 101 & PHYS 101L or PHYS 102 4.0 (6.0 transferable units maximum for all Physics exams) 5.3 (5.3 units maximum for all Physics exams) (UC-S)6 B1 & B3 (4 GE units maximum for all Physics exams) 5A & 5C (4 units)1
Physics 1 4,5 4.0 (6.0 degree-applicable units maximum for all Physics exams) A PHYS 101 & PHYS 101L or PHYS 102 or PHYS 105 4.0 (6.0 transferable units maximum for all Physics exams) 5.3 (5.3 units maximum for all Physics exams) (UC-S)6 B1 & B3 (4 GE units maximum for all Physics exams) 5A & 5C (4 units)1
Physics 2 3 4.0 (6.0 degree degree-applicable units maximum for all Physics exams) A PHYS 101 & PHYS 101L or PHYS 102 4.0 (6.0 transferable units maximum for all Physics exams) 5.3 (5.3 units maximum for all Physics exams) (UC-S)6 B1 & B3 (4 GE units maximum for all Physics exams) 5A & 5C (4 units)1
Physics 2 4,5 4.0 (6.0 degree-applicable units maximum for all Physics exams) A PHYS 101 & PHYS 101L or PHYS 102 or PHYS 106 4.0 (6.0 transferable units maximum for all Physics exams) 5.3 (5.3 units maximum for all Physics exams) (UC-S)6 B1 & B3 (4 GE units maximum for all Physics exams) 5A & 5C (4 units)1
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3, 4, 5 4.0 (6.0 degree-applicable units maximum for all Physics exams) A PHYS 106 or PHYS 111 4.0 (6.0 transferable units maximum for all Physics exams) 2.7 (5.3 units maximum for all Physics exams) (UC-S)6 B1 & B3 (4 GE units maximum for all Physics exams) 5A & 5C (3 units)1
Physics C: Mechanics 3, 4, 5 4.0 (6.0 degree-applicable units maximum for all Physics exams) A PHYS 105 or PHYS 111 4.0 (6.0 transferable units maximum for all Physics exams) 2.7 (5.3 units maximum for all Physics exams) (UC-S)6 B1 & B3 (4 GE units for all Physics exams) 5A & 5C (3 units)1
Psychology 3, 4, 5 3.0 B PSY 100 3.0 2.7 (UC-B)6 D9 (3 units) 4 (3 units)
Seminar 3, 4, 5 TBD None None 3.0 TBD None None
Spanish Language and Culture 3 5.0 C SPAN 102 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units S14 & after, 6 units prior to S14) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Spanish Language and Culture 4 5.0 C SPAN 103 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units S14 & after, 6 units prior to S14) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Spanish Language and Culture 5 5.0 C SPAN 104 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units S14 & after, 6 units prior to S14) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 5.0 C SPAN 102 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units S13 & after, 6 units prior to S13) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Spanish Literature and Culture 4 5.0 C SPAN 103 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units S13 & after, 6 units prior to S13) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Spanish Literature and Culture 5 5.0 C SPAN 104 6.0 5.3 (UC-H)6 C2 (3 units S13 & after, 6 units prior to S13) 3B & 6A (3 units)
Statistics 3, 4, 5 4.0 D2 & E1 MATH 117 3.0 2.7 (UC-M)6 B4 (3 units) 2A (3 units)
Studio Art: Drawing 3, 4, 5 3.0 None ART 120 or ART 121 3.0 5.3 (5.3 units maximum for all 3 Art Studio exams) None None
Studio Art: 2-D Design 3, 4, 5 3.0 None ART 120 or ART 140 3.0 5.3 (5.3 units maximum for all 3 Art Studio exams) None None
Studio Art: 3-D Design 3, 4, 5 3.0 None ART 120 or ART 140 3.0 5.3 (5.3 units maximum for all 3 Art Studio exams) None None
United States History 3, 4, 5 3.0 B & E2 HIST 101 or HIST 102 6.0 5.3 (UC-B/H)6 C2 or D6 (3 units) & AIR4 (US-1) 3B or 4 (3 units) & AIR4 (US-1)
World History 3, 4, 5 3.0 B & E5 HIST 107 or HIST 108 6.0 5.3 (UC-B/H)6 C2 or D6 (3 units) 3B or 4 (3 units)

Other Notes:

  1. Music Theory sub-score: The UC system grants credit for the full Music Theory exam. Students who earn only a sub-score will not receive exam credit.
  2. Duplication of AP and college courses taken before or after attending UC may duplicate IB or AP examinations. If the student does duplicate an exam with a college course or vice versa, UC will award credit for only one.
  3. Consult each individual UC and CSU campus website for more information on their campus-specific AP policy.