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Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

Transfer credit is granted for each College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examination completed with an official score of 3, 4 or 5. The credit will be part of the minimum 180 quarter units you need in order to receive a bachelor's degree. Credit from AP examinations may also be used to satisfy specific degree requirements.

To learn how many units you may receive for an AP examination, see College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Credit—under the column heading, Credit Toward Degree. How those units will be applied toward specific degree requirements in each college is explained for each exam category. Please note that the courses for which AP credit has been granted may not be used as a substitute for courses required as part of the UC Davis General Education Requirement; see General Education Requirement.

In general, you may not earn university credit for college courses or International Baccalaureate (IB) transfer credits that duplicate credits already earned through AP. There are, however, a few exceptions to this general rule. Since it is often difficult to know exactly which UC Davis course you should take when you have earned AP credit, you should speak with an academic adviser in your major department, dean's office, or the Biology Academic Success Center before selecting and enrolling in classes.

A Guide for Students with Advanced Placement (AP) Credit for a UC Davis Course

In general, you may not earn university credit for college courses duplicating credit already earned through Advanced Placement (AP). However, there are a few exceptions to this general rule, as the chart indicates in College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Credit and summarized below.

If you have AP credit for the following UC Davis course:

Can you take the same course at UC Davis?

Art History (AHI) 1A, 1B, 1C

No

Art Studio (ART) 2

No

Biological Sciences (BIS) 10

No

Chemistry (CHE) 2A

Yes

Chemistry (CHE) 10

No

Economics (ECN) 1A, 1B

No

Engineering: Computer
Science (ECS) 30

No

English (ENL) 3

No

Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) 10

No

French (FRE) 3, 21, 22

No

German (GER) 3, 20, 21

No

History (HIS) 4A, 4B

Yes

History (HIS) 4C

No

History (HIS) 17A, 17B

Yes

Italian (ITA) 5, 4, 3

No

Latin (LAT) 2

No

Mathematics (MAT) 12

No

Mathematics (MAT)
16A, 17A, 21A

Yes

Mathematics (MAT)
16B, 17B, 21B

Yes

Music (MUS) 3A, 10

No

Physics (PHY) 1A, 1B

No

Political Science (POL) 1, 2*

No

Psychology (PSC) 1

No

Spanish (SPA) 21, 22, 23, 24

No

Statistics (STA) 13

Yes

University Writing Program (UWP) 1

No

 

NOTE: Courses for which AP credit has been granted may not be used as substitutes for courses required as part of the UC Davis General Education Requirement.

College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Credit

The College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Credit table is only available as a PDF file.

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Updated: June 14, 2016 3:57 PM