College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Chart 2014-15
Effective for Undergraduates Matriculating 2014-15
A maximum of 45 quarter units of transfer and test credit may be applied toward the undergraduate degree. Subjects not listed on the AP chart are not eligible for AP credit. Students continuing in the subject should enroll in the placement course for the corresponding AP subject. If Stanford courses are taken below the level of the placement course, the corresponding AP units will be removed as these are considered duplicating courses. Scores of 4 or 5 on language AP exams fulfill the language requirement.
|SUBJECT||SCORE||PLACEMENT||QUARTER UNITS||DUPLICATING COURSES|
|Calculus AB (or AB subscore)||5||MATH 51||10||MATH 19, 20, 21, 41, 42|
|4||MATH 42||5||MATH 19, 20, 41|
|Calculus BC||4,5||MATH 51||10||MATH 19, 20, 21, 41, 42|
|3||MATH 42||5||MATH 19, 20, 41|
|Chemistry||5||CHEM 33 or above||5||CHEM 30, 31, 31A, 31B, 31X|
|Chinese Language & Culture*||5||Take placement exam if continuing in this language||10||CHINLANG 1, 2, 3|
|Computer Science A||4,5||CS 106B or CS 106X||5||CS 105, 106A|
|Computer Science AB||4,5||CS 106B, CS 106X, or CS 107||5||CS 105, 106A|
|French Language*||5||Take placement exam if continuing in this language||10||FRENLANG 1, 2, 3|
|German Language*||5||Take placement exam if continuing in this language||10||GERLANG 1, 2, 3|
|Japanese Language & Culture*||5||Take placement exam if continuing in this language||10||JAPANLNG 1, 2, 3|
|Latin (Literature or Vergil)*||5||Take placement exam if continuing in this language||10||LATIN 1, 2, 3,|
|Physics B||5||PHYSICS 25||8||PHYS 21, 23|
|4||PHYSICS 23 and 25||4||PHYS 21|
|Physics C – Mechanics||4,5||PHYSICS 43 and 45; or PHYSICS 23 and 25||5||PHYS 21, 41|
|3||PHYSICS 41, 43, and 45; or PHYSICS 23 and 25||4||PHYS 21|
|Physics C – Electricity and Magnetism||4,5||PHYSICS 41 and 45; or PHYSICS 21 and 25||5||PHYS 23, 43|
|3||PHYSICS 41, 43, and 45; or PHYSICS 21 and 25||4||PHYS 23|
|Physics C – Both||4,5||PHYSICS 45; or PHYSICS 25||10||PHYS 21, 23, 41, 43|
|3||PHYSICS 41, 43, and 45; or PHYSICS 25||8||PHYS 21, 23|
|Spanish (Language)*||5||Take placement exam if continuing in this language||10||SPAN 1, 2, 3|
|* A score of 4 or 5 on this test fulfills the Language Requirement. A score of 5 is required to receive 10 quarter units of credit.|
UC grants credit for College Board Advanced Placement examinations on which a student scores 3 or higher.
Elective units awarded may be applied to UC graduation requirements for specific subjects and/or for general education/breadth requirements, as determined by each campus.
For transfer students, AP exams can also be used to meet the minimum transfer admission subject requirements in English (UC-E), Math (UC-M) and 4 other courses chosen from the humanities (UC- H), behavioral/social sciences (UC-B) and biological/physical sciences (UC-S).
Although the College Board reports all AP tests results to us, students should be aware AP test scores lower than 3 will not adversely affect their chances for admission.
Units granted for AP tests are not counted toward the maximum number of credits required for formal declaration of a major or the maximum number of units a student may accumulate prior to graduation. Students who enter UC with AP credit do not have to declare a major earlier than other students, nor are they required to graduate earlier.
Credit granted for AP exams
(Credit is expressed in quarter units. For Berkeley and Merced, divide total quarter units by 1.5 to convert to semester units.)
(8-unit maximum for all three exams)
|Art History (UC-H)||
(4-unit maximum; Computer Science AB no longer offered)
(8-unit maximum for both exams)
|Environmental Science (UC-S)||
|Government and Politics (UC-B)||
|Human Geography (UC-B)||
|Language Other than English (UC-H)||
(Spanish Language no longer offered)
(8-unit maximum for both exams)
|Music Theory (UC-H)||
(Listening and Literature no longer offered)
(8-unit maximum for all tests)
*Physics B is being replaced by Physics 1 & 2 – 2014-15
AB subscore on Calculus BC examination
Students who take the Calculus BC examination and earn a subscore of 3 or higher on the Calculus AB portion will receive credit for the Calculus AB examination, even if they do not receive a score of 3 or higher on the BC examination (note that the maximum credit awarded is 8 quarter units).
Music Theory subscore
We grant credit for the full Music Theory exam. Students who earn only a subscore will not receive exam credit.