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Advanced Placement (AP) Program

The University of Arizona accepts Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores (as well as an International Baccalaureate exam scores) as a basis for awarding credit toward a degree.  Students who complete AP classes, accelerated or honors classes in their high school may take AP exams prior to coming to the University.  Exams are administered through the College Board at high schools each May. 

AP credit is considered credit by examination at the UA.  Credit is determined from the AP credit table that applies to the date when you took the exam.  Credits you earn based on your exam performance may be counted toward your major or minor fields of study or General Education requirements.  See the AP credit table below, and contact a UA External Link academic advisor to confirm course credit towards specific programs.

For more information about the national AP program visit the External Link College Board Advanced Placement Program site.

For further information regarding AP at the University of Arizona, contact:

Office of Admissions and New Student Enrollment
The University of Arizona
PO Box 210040
Tucson, AZ 85721-0040

Phone: (520) 621-3237
Email: appinfo@arizona.edu

2010-11 Advanced Placement Table


APPLICATION TO UA DEGREE
 

AP Exam name

Score

General Education and Foundations

*

Course Credit

AP Credit

Art History 3, 4 or 5 T2 Arts   ARH 201 & 202 6 units
Art: Studio Art - Drawing 3, 4 or 5
None   ART 100A & ART departmental elective 3 units
Art: Studio Art - 2D 3, 4 or 5 None   ART 100E & ART departmental elective 3 units
Art: Studio Art - 3D 3, 4 or 5 None   ART 100B & ART departmental elective 3 units
Biology

 

4 or 5 T2 Natural Sciences and T1 NATS 104 OR* ECOL 181R, 181L, & 182 8 units
3 T2 Natural Sciences OR* ECOL departmental elective credit 4 units
Calculus AB 3, 4 or 5 Satisfies math requirement for all students   MATH 125 3 units
Calculus BC 4 or 5 Satisfies math requirement for all students   MATH 125 & 129 6 units
3 Satisfies math requirement for all students   MATH 125 3 units
Calculus BC or AB sub-score   3, 4 or 5 Satisfies math requirement for all students   MATH 125 3 units
Chemistry 4 or 5 T2 Natural Sciences and T1 NATS 101 OR* CHEM 151 & 152 8 units
3 T2 Natural Sciences or one T1 NATS OR* CHEM 151 4 units
Chinese Language and Culture 5 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   CHN 101,102, 201 & 202 20 units
4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for non-BA students   CHN 101,102 & 201 15 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for non-BA students   CHN 101 & 102 10 units
Computer Science A 3, 4 or 5 None  

C SC 127A

4 units

Economics - Microeconomics 4 or 5

T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 INDV

 

ECON 201A

3 units
Economics - Macroeconomics 4 or 5 None   ECON 201B 3 units
Economics - Micro-Macro 4 or 5 T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 INDV   ECON 200 3 units
English - Language/Composition

4 or 5

Student is eligible for English 109H.  [If student completes 109H with a grade of "C" or better, the composition requirement is fulfilled]

and

ENGL department elective credit

3 units

English - Literature/Composition 4 or 5 Student is eligible for English 109H.  [If student completes 109H with a grade of "C" or better, the composition requirement is fulfilled]

and

ENGL department elective credit 3 units
English - Literature and Language/ Composition 4 or 5 Student is eligible for English 109H.  [If student completes 109H with a grade of C or better, the composition requirement is fulfilled]

and

ENGL department elective credit 6 units
Environmental Science 4 or 5 T2 Natural Sciences or T1 NATS   Elective credits 3 units
European History 4 or 5 T2 Humanities or T1 TRAD 102
AND
T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 INDV
OR* HIST departmental elective credit 6 units
French Language 5 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   FREN 201, 202, 301 & 302 14 units
4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   FREN 201, 202 & 301 11 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   FREN 201 & 202 8 units
German Language 5 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   GER 201, 202 & 300 14 units
4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   GER 201, 202 & 301 11 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   GER 201 & 202 8 units

Government: Comp. Government & Politics

4 or 5

T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 INDV

OR*

POL 204

3 units

Government: U.S. Government & Politics

4 or 5

T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 INDV

OR*

POL 201

3 units

Human Geography 4 or 5 T2 Individuals and Societies or T1 INDV 102 OR* GEOG departmental elective credit 3 units
Japanese Language and Culture 5

 

Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   JPN 101,102,201 & 202 20 units
4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for non-BA students   JPN 101, 102 & 201 15 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for non-BA students   JPN 101 & 102 10 units
Latin-Vergil 5

 

Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students

 

  LAT 101, 102, 201 & 202. Students who plan to continue to study Latin are exempt from the LAT 400 prerequisite. 16 units


4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for non-BA students   LAT 101, 102 & 201 12 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for non-BA students   LAT 101 & 102 8 units
Music Theory 5 T2 Arts OR* MUS 120A & 120B 6 units
3 or 4 T2 Arts OR* MUS 120A 3 units
2 T2 Arts OR* MUS 100 3 units
Physics B 4 or 5 T2 Natural Sciences and T1 NATS 101 OR* PHYS 102 &103, and
181 & 182
8 units

Physics C: Electricity

4 or 5

T2 Natural Sciences or T1 NATS 101

OR*

PHYS 241

4 units

Physics C: Mechanics

4 or 5

T2 Natural Sciences or T1 NATS 101

OR*

PHYS 141

4 units

Psychology

4 or 5 T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 INDV OR* PSY 101 3 units
Spanish Language 5 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201, 202, 251 & 325 14 units
4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201, 202 & 251 11 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201 & 202 8 units
Spanish Language & Literature If you earn 5 in both language and literature Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201, 202, 251, 325, 350 & 3 units of upper-division literature 20 units
If you earn any combination of 4 or 5 in two Spanish exams Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201, 202, 251, 325 & 350 17 units
If you earn 4 in both language and literature Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201, 202, 251 & 325 14 units
If you earn 3 in both language and literature or any combination of 4 and 3 in two Spanish exams Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201, 202 & 251 11 units
Spanish Literature 5 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 20l, 202, 251 & 325 14 units
4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201, 202 & 251 11 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201 & 202 8 units
Statistics 4 or 5 Satisfies "G" & "M" math strand requirements   MATH 263 3 units
3 Satisfies "G" & "M" math strand requirements   MATH 160 3 units
U.S. History 4 or 5 T2 Humanities or T1 TRAD 103
AND
T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 INDV 103
OR* HIST departmental elective credit 6 units
World History 5 T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 INDV 103   HIST departmental elective credit 3 units

*  Students have the option of using their exam score for Gen Ed/Foundations or for specific non-Gen Ed/Foundations course credit. This option should be exercised with the assistance of a college advisor.

 

 

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