Advanced Placement Exams That Satisfy UC Freshmen and Transfer Admission and IGETC

(Updated July, 2019)

AP Subject Area AP Score UC Elibibility Applicability (3 sem/4 qtr) Total Quarter Units Awarded Total Semester Units Awarded Limitations of Credit
ART: Art History 3, 4, 5 UC-H 3A or 3B 8 5.3
STUDIO ART: 2-D Design 3, 4, 5 8 5.3 8 Quarter/5.3 semester units max for all Studio Art exams.
3-D Design
3, 4, 5 8 5.3 8 Quarter/5.3 semester units max for all Studio Art exams.
Drawing
3, 4, 5 8 5.3 8 Quarter/5.3 semester units max for all Studio Art exams.
BIOLOGY 3, 4, 5 UC-S 5B and 5C 8 5.3
CHEMISTRY 3, 4, 5 UC-S 5A and 5C 8 5.3
COMPUTER SCIENCE A 3, 4, 5 Before 2018 2 1.3 4 quarter/2.7 semester units max for Computer Science A and AB Exams.
COMPUTER SCIENCE A 2018 and later 8 5.3
COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLE 3, 4, 5 8 2.7
ECONOMICS: Macroeconomics 3, 4, 5 UC-B 4 4 2.7
Microeconomics
3, 4, 5 UC-B 4 4 2.7
ENGLISH: Language and Composition 3, 4, 5 UC-E 1A 8 5.3 8 quarter/5.3 semester units for both English Lang/Comp and Lit/Comp
Literature and Composition
3, 4, 5 UC-E/UC-H 1A or 3B 8 5.3 8 quarter/5.3 semester units for both English Lang/Comp and Lit/Comp
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 3, 4, 5 UC-S 5A and 5C 4 2.7
GOVERNMENT and POLITICS:
Comparative
3, 4, 5 UC-B 4 4 2.7
U.S.
3, 4, 5 UC-B 4 4 2.7
HISTORY: European 3, 4, 5 UC-H/UC-B 3B or 4 8 5.3
U.S.
3, 4, 5 UC-H/UC-B 3B or 4 8 5.3
World - Modern
3, 4, 5 UC-H/UC-B 3B or 4 8 5.3
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY 3, 4, 5 UC-B 4 4 2.7
LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH:
Chinese Language and Culture
3, 4, 5 UC-H 6A and 3B 8 5.3
French Language and Culture
3, 4, 5 UC-H 6A and 3B 8 5.3
German Language and Culture
3, 4, 5 UC-H 6A and 3B 8 5.3
Italian Language and Culture
3, 4, 5 UC-H 6A and 3B 8 5.3
Japanese Language and Culture
3, 4, 5 UC-H 6A and 3 B 8 5.3
Latin
3, 4, 5 UC-H 6A and 3B 4 2.7
Spanish Language and Culture
3, 4, 5 UC-H 6A and 3B 8 5.3
Spanish Literature and Culture
3, 4, 5 UC-H 6A and 3B 8 5.3
MATH: Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 UC-M 2A 4 2.7 8 quarter/5.3 semester units max for both exams, 4 quarter/2.7 semester units max between AB and AB subscore
Calculus BC
3, 4, 5 UC-M 2A 8 5.3 8 quarter/5.3 semester units max for both exams, 4 quarter/2.7 semester units max between AB and AB subscore
AB subscore from BC exam
3,4,5 UC-M 2A 4 2.7 8 quarter/5.3 semester units max for both exams, 4 quarter/2.7 semester units max between AB and AB subscore
MUSIC THEORY 3, 4, 5 UC-H 8 5.3
PHYSICS: Physics 1 UC-S 5A and 5C 8 5.3 8 quarter/5.3 semester units maximum for all physics exams. Physics 1 & Physics 2 replaced Physics B in 2014-2015.
Physics 2
3, 4, 5 UC-S 5A and 5C 8 5.3 8 quarter/5.3 semester units maximum for all physics exams. Physics 1 & Physics 2 replaced Physics B in 2014-2015.
Physics C Mechanics
3, 4, 5 UC-S 5A and 5C 4 2.7 8 quarter/5.3 semester units maximum for all physics exams.
Physics C Electricity and Magnetism
3, 4, 5 UC-S 5A and 5C 4 2.7 8 quarter/5.3 semester units maximum for all physics exams.
PSYCHOLOGY 3, 4, 5 UC-B 4 4 2.7
STATISTICS 3, 4, 5 UC-M 2A 4 2.7