Advanced Placement Credit

for majors in the School of the Arts and Architecture and Herb Alpert School of Music

Please note:

  • Credit awarded by UCLA as a result of AP exams is subject to change without notice. Course descriptions for each AP subject are reviewed by UCLA on a yearly basis.
  • AP examinations, IB examinations, and college courses taken prior to or after enrolling at UCLA may be duplicative. In these cases we will award credit for only one.

Key to requirement codes

Code Definition
AH satisfies American History and Institutions requirement
EW satisfies Entry Level Writing requirement
FAH-LC 4 units toward Foundations of the Arts and Humanities
(Literary and Cultural Analysis)
FAH-VP 4 units toward Foundations of the Arts and Humanities
(Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice)
FL satisfies Foreign Language requirement
FSC-H 8 units toward Foundations of Society and Culture (Historical Analysis)
FSC-S 4 units toward Foundations of Society and Culture (Social Analysis)
FSI 4 units toward Foundations of Scientific Inquiry
QR Quantitative Reasoning requirement
W1 satisfies English Composition Writing 1 requirement


Last modified: July, 2015

AP Examination
Credit at UCLA
Exam Name Score Subject
Area
Title/Course #
Units
Req's
Met *
Art
 - Art History 3-5 ART HIS Art History 8.0 FAH-VP
 - Studio Art
   (8 unit max for all 3 exams)
    - Drawing Portfolio 3-5 ART Art Studio 8.0
    - 2-D Design Portfolio 3-5 ART Art Studio 8.0
    - 3-D Design Portfolio 3-5 ART Art Studio 8.0
Biology 3-5 LIFE SCI Unassigned 8.0 FSI
Chemistry 3 CHEM Introductory 8.0 FSI
  4-5 CHEM General 8.0 FSI
Chinese Language and Culture 3-5 CHIN Elementary Chinese 8.0 FL
Computer Science
(4 unit max for both the A and AB exams)
 - Computer Science A 3-5 COM SCI Unassigned 2.0
 - Computer Science AB 3-5 COM SCI Unassigned 4.0 QR
 - Computer Science Principles 3-5 COM SCI Computer Science Principles 8.0  
Economics
 - Macroeconomics 3 ECON Unassigned 4.0
4-5 ECON 2 4.0
 - Microeconomics 3 ECON Unassigned 4.0
4-5 ECON 1 4.0
English
(8 unit max for both exams)
 - Language/Composition 3 ENGL Unassigned 8.0 EW
4-5 ENGCOMP 3 8.0 EW, W1
 - Literature/Composition 3 ENGL Unassigned 8.0 EW
4-5 ENGCOMP 3 8.0 EW, W1
Environmental Science 3-5 GEOG Environ Science 4.0 FSI
French
 - French Language and Culture 3 FRNCH 4 8.0 FL
4 FRNCH 5 8.0 FL
5 FRNCH 6 8.0 FL
 - French Literature 3-5 FRNCH Literature 8.0 FAH-LC
German Language and Culture 3 GERMAN 3 8.0 FL
4 GERMAN 4 8.0 FL
5 GERMAN 5 8.0 FL
Government and Politics
 - Comparative 3-5 POL SCI Comparative 4.0 FSC-S
 - US 3-5 POL SCI United States 4.0 AH, FSC-S
History
 - European 3-5 HIST European 8.0 FSC-H
 - US 3-5 HIST United States 8.0 AH, FSC-H
 - World 3-5 HIST World 8.0  
Human Geography 3-5 GEOG Human Geography 4.0
Italian Language and Culture 3 ITALIAN 3 8.0 FL
4 ITALIAN 4 8.0 FL
5 ITALIAN 6 8.0 FL
Japanese Language and Culture 3-5 JAPAN Elementary Japanese 8.0 FL
Latin 3 LATIN 1 4.0
4-5 LATIN 3 4.0 FL
Mathematics
(8 unit max for both exams)
 - Calculus AB/
   AB subscore of BC exam
3-4 MATH Calculus 4.0 QR
5 MATH 31A 4.0 QR
 - Calculus BC 3 MATH Calculus 8.0 QR
  4 MATH 31A / Calculus 8.0 QR
5 MATH 31A and 31B 8.0 QR
Music Theory 3-5 MUSIC Theory 8.0
Physics
(8 unit max for all physics exams;
4 unit max toward General Education )
 - Physics 1 3-5 PHYSICS General 8.0 FSI
 - Physics 2 3-5 PHYSICS General 8.0 FSI
 - Physics B 3-5 PHYSICS General "B" 8.0 FSI
 - Physics C: Electricity/
   Magnetism
3-5 PHYSICS General "C" 4.0 FSI
 - Physics C: Mechanics
3-5 PHYSICS General "C" 4.0 FSI
Psychology 3 PSYCH Unassigned 4.0
4-5 PSYCH 10 4.0
Spanish
 - Spanish Language and Cultures[1] 3 SPAN 3 8.0 FL
4 SPAN 4 8.0 FL
5 SPAN 5 8.0 FL
 - Spanish Literature and Cultures 3-5 SPAN Literature 8.0 FAH-LC
Statistics 3-5 STATS Unassigned 4.0 QR

Notes

  1. For Spanish Language AP exams taken prior to May, 2012:
       - a score of 3 will result in SPAN 4
       - a score of 4 will result in SPAN 5

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