Advanced Placement Credit

for majors in the School of Theater, Film and Television

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
FL satisfies Foreign Language requirement
NoGE no application towards General Education
W1 satisfies 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 NoGE
 - Studio Art
   (8 unit max for all 3 exams)
    - Drawing Portfolio 3-5 ART Art Studio 8.0 NoGE
    - 2-D Design Portfolio 3-5 ART Art Studio 8.0 NoGE
    - 3-D Design Portfolio 3-5 ART Art Studio 8.0 NoGE
Biology 3-5 LIFE SCI Unassigned 8.0 NoGE
Chemistry 3 CHEM Introductory 8.0 NoGE
4-5 CHEM General 8.0 NoGE
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 NoGE
 - Computer Science AB 3-5 COM SCI Unassigned 4.0 NoGE
 - Computer Science Principles 3-5 COM SCI Computer Science Principles 8.0 NoGE
Economics
 - Macroeconomics 3 ECON Unassigned 4.0 NoGE
4-5 ECON 2 4.0 NoGE
 - Microeconomics 3 ECON Unassigned 4.0 NoGE
4-5 ECON 1 4.0 NoGE
English
(8 unit max for both exams)
 - Language/Composition 3 ENGL Unassigned 8.0 EW
4 ENGCOMP 3 8.0 EW, W1
5 ENGCOMP 3 8.0 EW, W1
 - Literature/Composition 3 ENGL Unassigned 8.0 EW
4 ENGCOMP 3 8.0 EW, W1
5 ENGCOMP 3 8.0 EW, W1
Environmental Science 3-5 GEOG Environ Science 4.0 NoGE
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 NoGE
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 NoGE
 - US 3-5 POL SCI United States 4.0 AH
History
 - European 3-5 HIST European 8.0 NoGE
 - US 3-5 HIST United States 8.0 AH
 - World 3-5 HIST World 8.0 NoGE
Human Geography 3-5 GEOG Human Geography 4.0 NoGE
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 NoGE
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 NoGE
5 MATH 31A 4.0 NoGE
 - Calculus BC 3 MATH Calculus 8.0 NoGE
  4 MATH 31A / Calculus 8.0 NoGE
5 MATH 31A and 31B 8.0 NoGE
Music Theory 3-5 MUSIC Theory 8.0 NoGE
Physics
(8 unit max for all physics exams)
 - Physics 1 3-5 PHYSICS General 8.0 NoGE
 - Physics 2 3-5 PHYSICS General 8.0 NoGE
 - Physics B 3-5 PHYSICS General "B" 8.0 NoGE
 - Physics C: Electricity/
   Magnetism
3-5 PHYSICS General "C" 4.0 NoGE
 - Physics C: Mechanics
3-5 PHYSICS General "C" 4.0 NoGE
Psychology 3 PSYCH Unassigned 4.0 NoGE
4-5 PSYCH 10 4.0 NoGE
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 NoGE
Statistics 3-5 STATS Unassigned 4.0 NoGE

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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