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ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTS

High school students who enroll at El Camino College may petition for college credit based on high school Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Credit will be given for the following courses if the student has taken the appropriate Advanced Placement Test and received a score of 3, 4 or 5.  (No credit will be given for a score of 1 or 2.)  The maximum number of units granted toward the associate degree will be 15.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year university must check the institution's AP credit policies in their catalog or the institution's website, or consult an El Camino College academic counselor for unit and credit information for general education and major preparation.

Course credit and units granted at El Camino College may differ from course and unit credit granted by the transfer institution.


Art Examination (History of Art):
     Art 102A (3 units);
     Art 102B (3 units)

Biology Examination:
     Biology 10 (4 units)

Chemistry Examination:  
     Chemistry 1A (5 units)

     [Note:  The student must have a score of 4 or 5 and provide a laboratory portfolio to the Dean of Natural Sciences for evaluation
     for credit.]

Computer Science Examination:
     Computer Science 1 (4 units) - Score of 4 or 5 on Computer Science A Examination, or 3 or 4 on AB Examination
     Computer Science 1 and 2 (9 units) - Score of 5 on Computer Science AB Examination

Economics Examination (Macroeconomics):
     Economics 1 (3 units)

Economics Examination (Microeconomics):
     Economics 2 (3 units) 

English Examination (Language and Composition):

     English 1A (4 units) - Score of 3 or 4
     English 1A and English 1B (7 units) - Score of 5 

English Examination (Literature and Composition):
     English 1A (4 units) or English 1B (3 units) - Score of 3 or 4   
     English 1A and English 1B (7 units) - Score of 5 

Foreign Language Examination: 
     Two consecutive courses for a total of 8 units

Government and Politics Examination (American and California):
     Political Science 1 (3 units)

Government and Politics Examination (Comparative):
     Political Science 2 (3 units)

History Examination (American and World History):
     History 101-102 (6 units)
     History 140 (3 units)

Mathematics Examination:

   Mathematics 150 (4 units) - Score of 4 or 5 on Statistics Examination

    Mathematics 190 (5 units) – Score of 4 or 5 on Calculus AB Examination

    Mathematics 190 (5 units) - Score of 3 on Calculus BC Examination

    Mathematics 190 & 191 (10 units) - Score of 4 or 5 on Calculus BC Examination

    (Note: Students who score a 3 or better on the Statistics AP exam, the Calculus AB exam, or the Calculus BC exam have met   the math competency for the associate degree, IGETC (Area 2) and CSU General Education (Area B4) mathematics requirements.)

Physics Examination:
      Physics 2A (4 units) - Score of 5 on Physics B Examination 
     Physics 1A (4 units) - Score of 5 on Physics C Examination
           Examination

Psychology Examination:
     Psychology 5 (3 units)


For further information about and petitions for advanced placement tests, contact an evaluations specialist in the Admissions Office.

 Last Published 9/29/14