Advanced Placement Testing Policy Worksheets

Advanced Placement Test Policy 2017-2018

Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College grant credit for College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Tests toward Associate Degree General Education requirements, California State University General Education (CSU GE) Certification, and Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Certification.

SMCCCD applies external exam credit to associate degree general education requirements in the same manner as CSU applies external exam credit to CSU general education requirements. The following list of College Board Advanced Placement Tests indicates the applicability of the AP results. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AP RESULTS APPLY TO GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS ONLY. To receive credit, a score of 3, 4, or 5 is required, and students must submit an official copy of the test score to the Admissions and Records Office and request a SMCCCD Transcript Evaluation (TES) at www.smccd.edu/transeval. The TES evaluation result will appear on WEBSMART Degree Works Audit.

Advanced Placement Test Application of AP Test
toward Associate Degree General Education Requirements at Cañada College
3 semester units
Unless otherwise indicated

Application of AP test toward CSU General Education Certification

3 semester units
Unless otherwise indicated
As of 4/21/2017

Application of AP test toward IGETC* Certification:*
3 Semester units or
4 quarter units
unless otherwise indicated as of 7/2/2017

CSU Credit Policy

 

Minimum Semester Credit Earned
UC AP Credit Policy -Total quarter units awarded*
(For UC B and
UC M divided units by 1.5)
Art History Area C1 or C2 Area C1 or C2 Area 3A or Area 3B 6 units 8 units
Art (Studio):         Maximum 8 quarter unit for all 3 tests
2D design N/A N/A N/A 3 units 8 Q-units
3 D design N/A N/A N/A 3 units 8 Q-units
Drawing N/A N/A N/A 3 units 8 Q-units
Biology Area B2 & Area B3
4 units
Area B2 & Area B3
4 units
Area 5B & Area 5C
4 semester units or
5 Quarter units
6 units 8 Q-units
Calculus AB Area A3 (2)
Meets Math Competency
Area B4 (2) Area 2 3 units (2) Max. 8 quarter units for both math AB & BC
Max. 4 quarter units for both math AB & AB sub-score
Calculus BC Area A3 (2)
Meets Math Competency A3
Area B4 (2) Area 2 6 units (2) 8 Q-units
Calculus BC/AB Sub-Score Area A3 (2)
Meets Math Competency
Area B4 (2) Area 2 3 units (2) 4 Q-units
Chemistry Area B1 & B3 (1)
4 unit
Area B1 & B3 (1)
4 units
Area 5A & Area 5C
4 semester units or
5 Quarter units
6 units  8 Q-units
Chinese Language and Culture Area C2 Area C2 Area 3B & Area 6A 6 units 8 Q-units
Comparative Government and Politics Area D Area D Area 4 3 units  4 Q-units
Computer Science A
Computer Science AB
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3 units (2)

6 units (2)
Max. 4 Q-units for both A and AB Exams
2 Q-units , 4 Q-units no longer offered
English Language & Composition Area A2
Meets English & Reading Competency
Area A2 Area 1A 6 units  Max. 8 Q-units for English Language/composition & Lit/Composition exams
English Literature & Composition Area A2 or Area C2
Meets English & Reading Competency
6 units
Area A2 & Area C2
6 units
Area 1A or Area 3B 6 units Max. 8 Q-units for English Language/composition & Lit/Composition exams
Environmental Science Area B1 & Area B3 (4)
4 units
Area B1 & Area B3 (4)
4 units
Area 5A & Area 5C**
No credit if taken prior to Fall 2009
4 units  4 Q-units
European History Area C2 or Area D Area C2 or Area D Area 3B or Area 4 6 units  8 Q-units
French Language if taken between Fall 2009 and 2011 Area C2 (5) Area C2 (5) N/A 6 units N/A
French Language & Culture Area C2 Area C2 Area 3B & Area 6A 6 units  8 Q-units
French Literature
If taken prior to Fall 09
Area C2 Area C2 Area 3B & Area 6A 6 units  8 Q-units
German Language if taken between Fall 2009 and 2011 Area C2 (5) Area C2 (5) N/A 6 units N/A
German Language & Culture Area C2 Area C2 Area 3B & Area 6A 6 units  8 Q-units
Human Geography Area D Area D Area 4 3 units  4 Q-Units
Italian Language and Culture Area C2 Area C2 Area 3B & Area 6A 6 units  8 Q-units
Japanese Language and Culture Area C2 Area C2 Area 3B & Area 6A 6 units  8 Q-units
Latin Area C2 Area C2 Area 3B & Area 6A 6 units  8 Q-units
Latin Literature
If taken prior to Fall 09
Area C2 Area C2 Area 3B & Area 6A 6 units  4 Q-units
Latin: Vergil
If taken prior to Fall 12
Area C2 Area C2 Area 3B & Area 6A 3 units  4 Q-units
Macroeconomics Area D Area D Area 4 3 units  4 Q-units
Microeconomics Area D Area D Area 4 3 units  4 Q-units
Music Theory
If taken prior to Fall 09
Area C1 Area C1 N/A 6 units  8 Q-units
Physics:     Maximum of 8 quarter units for all physics exams:   Maximum of 8 quarter units for all physics exams:
Physics 1 Area B1 & Area B3 (3)
4 units
Area B1 & Area B3 (3)
4 units
Area 5A & 5C
4 semester units or
5 Quarter units
4 Units  8 Q-units
Physics 2 Area B1 & Area B3 (3)
4 units
Area B1 & Area B3 (4)
4 units
Area 5A & 5C
4 semester units or
5 Quarter units
4 Units  8 Q-units
Physics B
If taken between Fall 09 & Fall 2015
Area B1 & Area B3 (1 & 3)
4 units
Area B1 & Area B3 (1 & 3)
4 units
Area 5A & Area 5C***
4 semester units or
5 Quarter units
6 units  8 Q-units
Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism Area B1 & Area B3 (3)
4 units
Area B1 & Area B3 (3)
4 units
Area 5A and Area 5C ** 4 units  4 Q-units
Physics C: Mechanics Area B1 & B3 (3)
4 units
Area B1 & B3 (3)
4 units
Area 5A and Area 5C ** 4 units  4 Q-units
Psychology Area D Area D Area 4 3 units  4 Q-units
Seminar N/A N/A N/A 3 units  N/A
Spanish Language
If taken prior to Spring 14
Area C2 Area C2 N/A 6 units  N/A
Spanish Language & Culture Area C2 Area C2 Area 3B & Area 6A 6 units  8 Q-units
Spanish Literature
If taken prior to Spring 13
Area C2
6 units
Area C2
6 units
N/A 6 units  N/A
Spanish Literature & Culture Area C2 Area C2 Area 3B & Area 6A 6 units  8 Q-units
Statistics A3 Math Competency Area B4 Area 2 3 units  4 Q-units
U.S. Governments and Politics Area D Area D & US-2 Area 4 & US-2 3 units  4 Q-units
U.S. History Area C2 or Area D Area C2 or Area D and US-1 Area 3B or Area 4 6 units  8 Q-units
World History Area C2 or D Area C2 or D Area 3B or Area 4 6 units  8 Q-units

1) 6 units if test taken prior to Fall2009, and 4 units if test taken Fall 2009 or thereafter.
2) If a student passes more than one AP exam in calculus or computer science, only one examination may be applied to the baccalaureate.
3) If a student passes more than one AP exam in physics, only 6 units of credit may be applied to the associate and baccalaureate, and only 4 units of credit may be applied to a certification in the GE Breadth.
4) Test prior to fall 2009 may apply to B2 + B3 of GE Breadth. Fall 2009 or later, those credits may apply to B1+B3 only.
5) 6 units if test taken prior to Fall 2009 , and 3 units if test taken between Fall 2009 and Fall 2011. “Language”removed from GE Breadth in Fall 2011.
* Use IGETC and UC information provided at www.smccd.edu/transeval to view accurate credit value applied to IGETC and UC admissions ** Students who complete these exams will be required to complete at least 4 semester units or 5 quarter units to satisfy the minimum required units for Area 5. *** Physics 1 and 2 replaced Physics B in 2015

References:
CSU Chancellor Office, Coded Memorandum ASA-2017-13: System-wide Credit for External Examination,
http://www.calstate.edu/AcadAff/codedMemos/ASA-2017-13.pdf

CCC Chancellor Office, Assembly Bill (AB) 1985: AA17-20: Policy Change, Advanced Placement Credit,
http://extranet.cccco.edu/Portals/1/AA/Credit/2017/AA17-20_AP_Credit_Policy_Final.pdf

CSU Chancellor Office, Memo Code: AA-2015-19: System-wide Credit for External Examination,
http://www.calstate.edu/AcadAff/codedMemos/AA-2015-19.pdf

Standards, Policies and Procedures for Intersegmental Education Transfer Curriculum Version 1.7, June 2, 2016,
http://icas-ca.org/Websites/icasca/images/IGETC%20Standards%20version%201%207%20Final%20%20doc.pdf

University of California, AP credits, retrieved May 3, 2017 from: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/files/ap-satisfy-admission-and-igetc-req.pdf
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/exam-credit/ap-credits/index.html

Revised 05/2017