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|
|Biology||5B and 5C||B2 + B3||B1|
|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|
|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|
|Italian Language and Culture||n/a||C2||C2|
|Japanese Language and Culture||3B and 6A||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|
|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|
|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|
There is no equivalent AP exam for the Area 1B, Critical Thinking/Composition, requirement.
AP exams may be used in either area regardless of where the certifying CCC’s discipline is located.
AP exams in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics B earn 4 semester or 5 quarter units toward IGETC certification. For Environmental Science, Physics C: Mechanics and Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism, 3 semester or 4 quarter units are applied for IGETC certification.
If a student passes more than one AP exam in calculus or computer science, only one examination may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree.
If a student passes more than one AP exam in Physics, only 6 units of credit may be applied to the baccalaureate, and only 4 units of credit may be applied to a certification in GE Breadth.