Use of Advanced Placement Credit in General Education

Cal State San Marcos grants credit towards its undergraduate degrees for successful completion of examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. The following table indicates which General Education and other University requirements are satisfied by students who present scores of 3, 4, or 5 on Advanced Placement examinations.

These equivalencies are in effect for all AP exams taken after July 1, 2006.

For AP exams taken prior to July 1, 2006

AP EXAM PASSED WITH A SCORE OF 3, 4, or 5

GENERAL EDUCATION (GE) REQUIREMENTS SATISFIED

SEMESTER UNITS AWARDED

CSUSM COURSE EQUIVALENT
(IF APPLICABLE)

OTHER UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS SATISFIED

Art History

C1 (Arts)

6

   

Biology

B2 (Life Science). Also satisfies B3 (laboratory) only if the AP course was taken with a lab.

6

GES 102

 

Calculus AB

B4 (Mathematics/ Quantitative Reasoning)

6

MATH 160

Exemption from ELM (Entry Level Mathematics) examination

Calculus BC

B4 (Mathematics/ Quantitative Reasoning)

6

MATH 160 & 162

Exemption from ELM (Entry Level Mathematics) examination

Calculus AB

AND

Calculus BC

B4 (Mathematics/ Quantitative Reasoning)

9

MATH 160 & 162

Exemption from ELM (Entry Level Mathematics) examination

Chemistry (Score of 3)

B1 (Physical Science). Also satisfies B3 (laboratory) only if the AP course was taken with a lab.

6

GES 101

 

Chemistry

(Score of 4,5)

B1 (Physical Science). Also satisfies B3 (laboratory) only if the AP course was taken with a lab.

6

CHEM 150

 

Chinese Language & Culture

C3 (Arts and/or Humanities)

6

 

Satisfies LOTER (Language Other Than English Requirement)

Computer Science A

B4 (Mathematics/ Quantitative Reasoning)

3

   

Computer Science AB

B4 (Mathematics/ Quantitative Reasoning)

6

   
Economics: Macro D (Discipline-Specific or Second Interdisciplinary Social Science Course) 3 ECON 202
Economics: Micro D (Discipline-Specific or Second Interdisciplinary Social Science Course) 3 ECON 201
English Language & Composition A2 (Written Communication) 6 GEW 101 Exemption from EPT (English Placement Test)

English Literature & Composition

A2 (Written Communication) & C2 (Humanities)
6

GEW 101 &
LTWR 100

Exemption from EPT (English Placement Test)

English Language & Composition

AND

English Literature & Composition

A2 (Written Communication) & C2 (Humanities) 9 GEW 101 &
LTWR 100
Exemption from EPT (English Placement Test)
Environmental Science B1 (Physical Science) or B2 (Life Science), but not both. Also satisfies B3 (laboratory). 6
European History D (Discipline-Specific or Second Interdisciplinary Social Science Course) 6
French Language C3 (Arts and/or Humanities) 6 FREN 201 Satisfies LOTER (Language Other Than English Requirement)
French Literature C3 (Arts and/or Humanities) 6 FREN 202 Satisfies LOTER (Language Other Than English Requirement)

German Language

C3 (Arts and/or Humanities)

6

GERM 201

Satisfies LOTER (Language Other Than English Requirement)

Government & Politics:
Comparative

D (Discipline-Specific or Second Interdisciplinary Social Science Course)

6

   

Government & Politics: United States

Dh (U.S. History) and Dc (U.S. Constitution)

6



Government

D (Discipline-Specific or Second Interdisciplinary Social Science Course)

3

   

Human Geography

D (Discipline-Specific or Second Interdisciplinary Social Science Course)

3

   

Italian Language & Culture

C3 (Arts and/or Humanities)

6

 

Satisfies LOTER (Language Other Than English Requirement)

Japanese Language & Culture

C3 (Arts and/or Humanities)

6

JAPN 201

Satisfies LOTER (Language Other Than English Requirement)

Latin Literature

C3 (Arts and/or Humanities)

6

 

Satisfies LOTER (Language Other Than English Requirement)

Latin: Vergil

C3 (Arts and/or Humanities)

6

 

Satisfies LOTER (Language Other Than English Requirement)

Music Theory

C1 (Arts)

6

   

Physics B

B1 (Physical Science). Also satisfies B3 (laboratory) only if the AP course was taken with a lab.

6

PHYS 101

 

Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

B1 (Physical Science). Also satisfies B3 (laboratory) only if the AP course was taken with a lab.

6

PHYS 202

 

Physics C: Mechanics

B1 (Physical Science). Also satisfies B3 (laboratory) only if the AP course was taken with a lab.

6

PHYS 201

 

Psychology

D (Discipline-Specific or Second Interdisciplinary Social Science Course)

3

PSYC 100

 

Spanish Language (score of 3)

C3 (Arts and/or Humanities)

6

SPAN 201

Satisfies LOTER (Language Other Than English Requirement)

Spanish Language (score of 4 or 5)

C3 (Arts and/or Humanities)

6

SPAN 202

Satisfies LOTER (Language Other Than English Requirement)

Spanish Literature

C3 (Arts and/or Humanities)

6

SPAN 315

Satisfies LOTER (Language Other Than English Requirement)

Statistics

B4 (Mathematics/ Quantitative Reasoning)

3

 

Exemption from ELM (Entry Level Mathematics) examination

Studio Art: 2-D Design

C1 (Arts)

3

   

Studio Art: 3-D Design

C1 (Arts)

3

   

Studio Art: Drawing

C1 (Arts)

6

   

United States History

Dh (U.S. History) and Dc (U.S. Constitution)

6

HIST 130 & 131

 

World History

D (Discipline-Specific or Second Interdisciplinary Social Science Course)

6