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AP Tests

Advanced Placement Tests

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.)

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.

Examinations for Course Credit

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

  • Art 102A (3 units)
  • Art 102B (3 units)
  • Biology 10 (4 units)
  • 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 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

Macroeconomics:

  • Economics 1 (3 units)

Microeconomics:

  • Economics 2 (3 units)

Language and Composition:

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

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

Two consecutive courses for a total of 8 units

American and California:

  • Political Science 1 (3 units)

Comparative:

  • Political Science 2 (3 units)

American and World History:

  • History 101-102 (6 units)
  • History 140 (3 units)
  • 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 2A (4 units) - Score of 5 on Physics B Examination
  • Physics 1A (4 units) - Score of 5 on Physics C Examination
  • Psychology 5 (3 units)

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