Dec 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AP (Advanced Placement) Exams


SJSU grants credit toward its undergraduate degrees for successful completion of examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Students who present scores of three or better will be granted up to six semester units (nine quarter units) of college credit for each exam (no duplicate credit granted). The number of units granted, course equivalence, and satisfaction of requirements vary.

Requires scores of 3-5 for credit to be granted

Exam Units Course GE Credit and Comments

Art History 6 ARTH 70A  & ARTH 70B   Areas C1 or C2 (3 units)
Biology 6 BIOL 10   Area B2 & B3 (4 units)
Calculus AB* 3 MATH 30   Area B4 (3 units)
Calculus BC* 7 MATH 30  & MATH 31   Area B4 (3 units)
Calculus BC/AB Subscore* 3 MATH 30   Area B4 (3 units)
Chemistry 6 CHEM 30A   Area B1 & B3 (4 units)
Chinese Language & Culture 6 CHIN 1A   Area C2 (4 units)
Comparative Govt & Politics 3 POLS 2   Area D (3 units)
Computer Science A 3 CS 46A   No GE
Computer Science Principles [beginning Fall 2018] 3 Elective Credit Area B4 (3 units)
English Language and Composition 6 ENGL 1A   Score 3 = Area A2 (3 units)
English Language and Composition 6 ENGL 1A  & ENGL 1B   Score 4-5 = Areas A2 & C2 (6 units)
English Literature and Composition 6 ENGL 1A  & ENGL 10   Score 3 = Area A2 & C2 (6 units)
English Literature and Composition 6 ENGL 1A  & ENGL 1B   Score 4-5 = Areas A2 & C2 (6 units)
English Literature and Composition 6 ENGL 1A  & ENGL 10   Score 4-5 = Areas A2 & C2 (6 units), at student’s request
Environmental Science 4 Elective credit Area B1 & B3 (4 units)
European History 6 HIST 10A  & HIST 10B   Areas C2 or D (3 units)
French Language & Culture 6 FREN 1A   Area C2 (5 units)
German Language & Culture 6 GERM 1A   Area C2 (4 units)
Human Geography 3 GEOG 10   Area D (3 units)
Italian Language & Culture 6 ITAL 1A   Area C2 (3 units)
Japanese Language & Culture 6 JPN 1A   Area C2 (5 units)
Latin 6 LATN 1A   Area C2 (3 units)
Macroeconomics 4 ECON 1A   Area D (4 units)
Microeconomics 4 ECON 1B   Area D (4 units)
Music Theory 6 Elective credit No GE
Music Theory - Aural Subscore 0 No Credit No GE
Music Theory - NonAural Subscore 0 No Credit No GE
Physics 1** 4 PHYS 2A   Areas B1 & B3 (4 units)
Physics 2** 4 PHYS 2B   Areas B1 & B3 (4 units)
Physics C, Elec & Mag** 4 PHYS 51   Areas B1 & B3 (4 units)
Physics C, Mechanics** 4 PHYS 50   Areas B1 & B3 (4 units)
Psychology 3 PSYC 1   Area D (3 units)
Research 0 No Credit No GE
Seminar 3 Elective Credit No GE
Spanish Language and Culture 6 SPAN 1A   Area C2 (4 units)
Spanish Literature and Culture 6 SPAN 1B   Area C2 (4 units)
Statistics 3 STAT 95  or SOCI 15   Area B4 (3 units);
Studio Art, 2D Design 3 ART 12   No GE
Studio Art, 3D Design 3 Elective credit No GE
Studio Art, Drawing 3 ART 24   No GE
U.S. Govt & Politics 3 Elective Credit Area D & US 2 (3 units)
U.S. History 6 HIST 20A  & HIST 20B   Areas C2 or D; & US 1 (3 units)
World History 3 Elective credit Areas C2 or D (3 units) [beginning Fall 2019]

*Students may receive credit for only one calculus exam.

**If more than one AP Physics exam is taken then the total units granted will be 6 units, of which 4 units will apply to PHYS 2A satisfying GE Areas B1+B3, and 2 units to elective credit.

For historical AP credit by exam information, please visit the TES website and type the College Board in the institution search field.