Advanced Placement Credit & Chart

Students who earn scores of 3, 4, or 5 on College Board Advanced Placement Examinations taken before high school graduation will receive 2, 4, or 8 units of credit toward graduation at UC Davis for each such test completed with the required scores, provided official scores are submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Students should be advised that college courses taken before or after attending UC may duplicate AP, IB and/or A Level (GCE) examinations. Additionally, exams may duplicate each other (for example, and AP or IB exam in the same subject area). If the student does duplicate an exam with another exam of the same subject content, and/or an exam with a college course, we will award credit only once.

Note: Advanced Placement credit earned prior to entering the university will not be counted toward maximum unit limitations either for selection of a major or for graduation.

Effective April 25, 2022-April 23, 2023

AP Exam with Score of 3 or 4 or 5 Units Awarded UC Davis Course Equivalent Duplicate Credit Allowed
2D Art & Design (Studio Art) 1 8 None N/A
3D Art & Design (Studio Art) 1 8 None N/A
Art History 8 Exam prior to 2020 with score of 5 receive credit for Art History 001A/B/C. Effective May 2020, Art History 001A/B/C no longer awarded N/A
Biology 8 Biological Sciences 010 No
Calculus AB (or AB subscore of BC exam) 1
With score of 3
4 None N/A
With score of 4 or 5
4 Mathematics 012, 016A, 017A or 021A Math 012 No
Calculus BC 1
With score of 3 or 4
8 Mathematics 012, 016A, 017A or 021A Math 012 No
With score of 5
8 Mathematics 012, 016A/B, 017A/B or 021A/B Math 012 No
Chemistry
With score of 3 or 4
8 Chemistry 010 No
With score of 5
8 Chemistry 02A Yes
Chinese Language & Culture 8 Consult with Department N/A
Comparative Government & Politics 4 Exams prior to 2015 receive credit for Political Science 002. Effective May 2015, Political Science 002 no longer awarded credit N/A
Computer Science A (through S17) 2 2 or 8 Engineering Computer Science 032A No
Computer Science Principles (effective S17 and S18) 8 Engineering Computer Science 015 Yes
Drawing (Studio Art) 1
With score of 3
8 None N/A
With score of 4 or 5
8 Art Studio 002 No
English–Language & Composition or Literature & Composition 1
With score of 3
8 None N/A
With score of 4 or 5
8 English 003, University Writing Program 001 No
Environmental Science 4 Environmental Science & Policy 10 No
European History 8 History 004B/C Yes
French Language & Culture 1
With score of 3
8 French 003 No
With score of 4
8 French 021 No
With score of 5
8 French 022 No
German Language & Culture 1
With score of 3
8 German 003 No
With score of 4
8 German 020 No
With score of 5
8 German 021 No
Human Geography 4 Landscape Architecture 010 Yes
Italian Language & Culture 1
With score of 3
8 Italian 003 No
With score of 4
8 Italian 004 No
With score of 5
8 Italian 005 No
Japanese Language & Culture 8 Consult with Department N/A
Latin 8 Latin 002 No
Latin Literature 4 None N/A
Macroeconomics 4 Economics 001B No
Microeconomics 4 Economics 001A No
Music Theory 8 Music 003A No
Physics 1 (beginning S15) 1
With score of 3
8 None N/A
With score of 4 or 5
8 Physics 001A/B No
Physics 2 (beginning S15) 1
With score of 3
8 None N/A
With score of 4 or 5
8 Physics 001A No
Physics B (last offered S14) 1
With score of 3
8 None N/A
With score of 4 or 5
8 Physics 001A/B No
Physics C: Mechanics 1
With score of 3
4 None N/A
With score of 4 or 5
4 Physics 001A No
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 1 4 None N/A
Psychology
With score of 3 or 4
4 None N/A
With score of 5
4 Psychology 001 No
Spanish Language & Culture 1
With score of 3
8 Spanish 021 No
With score of 4
8 Spanish 022 No
With score of 5
8 Spanish 023 No
Spanish Literature & Culture
With score of 3
8 Spanish 023 No
With score of 4 or 5
8 Spanish 024 No
Statistics
With score of 3
4 None N/A
With score of 4 or 5
4 Statistics 013 Yes
United States Government & Politics 4 None N/A
United States History 8 History 017A/B Yes
World History: Modern 8 History 010B/C Yes
1

A maximum of 8 units EACH in art studio, English, mathematics, physics, and language other than English is allowed. The Physics B exam is no longer offered.

2

The change from 2 units to 8 units for AP Computer Science A was approved for students matriculating at a UC campus in fall 2018 or later. Students who matriculated in fall 2018 may earn 8 units for the exam if it was taken in spring 2015 or later.

To have AP scores sent to UC Davis, contact:
AP Services at 609-771-7300 or 888-225-5427; use the UC Davis CEEB code 004834View Your AP Scores.
Older CollegeBoard test scores require additional fulfillment time.