AP (Advanced Placement) Scores Applied to General Education

A student earning a score of 3 or higher on an AP exam meets the following general education (GE) areas. The Cypress College transcript will show the AP exam credit applicable to the Native AA/AS GE as detailed below. Admissions and Records evaluators will adjust AP exam credit as applicable when a student applies for CSU GE Breadth or IGETC certification.

AP policy information for IGETC is also available at: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/files/ap-satisfy-admission-and-igetc-req.pdf.

AP policy information for CSU GE Breadth is available at http://www.calstate.edu/AcadAff/codedMemos/AA-2015-19.pdf.

Note: *Students should not repeat classes for which they have earned AP credit unless a specific university requires it for their major. AP transfer credit awarded for admission and transfer major requirements is determined by the receiving university.

AP Exam IGETC1 Approved Credit (Includes American Institutions) CSU GE Breadth Approved Credit (Includes American Institutions) CCC GE Approved Credit
Art History 3A or 3B2 C1 or C2 C1 or C2
Art (Studio) n/a n/a n/a
Biology 5B and 5C B2 + B3 B1
Calculus AB 2A B44 B2
Calculus BC 2A B44 B2
Calculus BC/AB Subscore 2A B44 B2
Chemistry 5A and 5C B1 + B3 B1
Chinese Language and Culture 3B and 6A C2 C2
Computer Science A n/a n/a4 n/a
Computer Science AB+Computer Science Principles n/a n/a4 n/a
Economics (Macro) 4B D2 D
Economics (Micro) 4B D2 D
English Language and Composition 1A A2 A1
English Literature and Composition 1A or 3B2 A2 + C2 A1 or C2
Environmental Science 5A and 5C B2 + B3 (prior to F’09 only) or B1 + B3 B1
European History 3B or 4F2 C2 or D6 C2 or D
French Language 3B and 6A C2 (prior to F’11 only) C2
French Literature 3B and 6A C2 (prior to F’09 only) C2
French Language and Culture 3B and 6A C2 C2
German Language n/a C2 (prior to F’11 only) C2
German Language and Culture n/a C2 C2
Comparative Government and Politics 4H D8 D
U.S. Government and Politics 4H D8 and US-2 D
Human Geography 4E D5 D
Italian Language and Culture n/a C2 C2
Japanese Language and Culture 3B and 6A C2 C2
Latin n/a C2 C2
Latin Literature n/a C2 (prior to F’09 only) C2
Latin: Vergil 3B and 6A C2 (prior to F’12 only) C2
Music Theroy n/a C1 (prior to F’09 only) C2
Physics B 5A and 5C B1 + B35 (prior to F’13 only) B1
Physics 1 and 2 n/a B1 + B35 B1
Physics C Mechanics 5A and 5C B1 + B35 B1
Physics C Electricity/Magnetism 5A and 5C B1 + B35 B1
Psychology 4I D9 (S’14) D
Spanish Language 3B and 6A C2 (prior to F’09 only) C2
Spanish Literature 3B and 6A C2 (prior to S'13 only) C2
Spanish Language and Culture 3B and 6A C2 C2
Spanish Literature and Culture n/a C2 C2
Statistics 2A B4 B2
Studio Art n/a n/a n/a
U.S. History 3B or 4F2 (C2 or D6) and US-1 C2 or D
World History 3B or 4F2 C2 or D6 C2 or D