Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

for majors in the College of Letters and Science

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.
  • AP units may be applied toward graduation.
  • AP units will not count against the allowable unit maximum
    for the Bachelor's degree.
  • AP credit does not satisfy General Education requirements.

Key to requirement codes

Code Definition
AH satisfies American History and Institutions requirement
EW satisfies Entry Level Writing requirement
FL satisfies Foreign Language requirement
QR satisfies 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
 - 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
Chemistry 3 CHEM Introductory 8.0
4-5 CHEM General 8.0
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
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
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
 - US 3-5 POL SCI United States 4.0 AH
History
 - European 3-5 HIST European 8.0
 - US 3-5 HIST United States 8.0 AH
 - 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)
 - Physics 1 3-5 PHYSICS General 8.0
 - Physics 2 3-5 PHYSICS General 8.0
 - Physics B 3-5 PHYSICS General "B" 8.0
 - Physics C: Electricity/
   Magnetism
3-5 PHYSICS General "C" 4.0
  - Physics C: Mechanics
3-5 PHYSICS General "C" 4.0
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
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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