Advanced Placement (AP) Tests

The student must be currently enrolled to receive Credit for Advanced Placement Tests. The District will grant three to six (3-6) units of area or elective credit for an examination score of three, four or five (3, 4 or 5) in subjects of the Advanced Placement (AP) program of the College Entrance Examination Board.

Students must turn in official College Board AP exam results to the Admissions and Records Office and will fill out a petition form to receive credit.

Course credit and units granted at Citrus College may differ from course credit and units granted by a transfer institution.

Exam AA/AS GE Area or Elective Units CSU GE CSU - Units Earned Toward Transfer IGETC UC - Units Earned Toward Transfer
Art History C1. Arts;
3 semester units
Area C1 or C2;
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 3A or 3B;
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Art Studio - 2D Design Elective credit;
3 semester units
N/A 3 semester units N/A 8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Art Studio - 3D Design Elective credit;
3 semester units
N/A 3 semester units N/A 8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Art Studio - Drawing Elective credit;
3 semester units
N/A 3 semester units N/A 8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
AP ART STUDIO LIMITATIONS 8 quarter / 5.3 semester unit maximum for all three exams
Biology B1. Biology;
4 semester units
Area B2 and B3;
4 semester units
6 semester units Area 5B (with lab);
4 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Calculus AB4 A3. Mathematics;
3 semester units
Area B4;
3 semester units
3 semester units4 Area 2A;
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.7 semester units
Calculus BC4 A3. Mathematics;
3 semester units
Area B4;
3 semester units
6 semester units4 Area 2A;
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Calculus BC/AB Subscore4 3 semester units Area B4;
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 2A;
3 semester units
4 quarters / 2.7 semester units
AP CALCULUS UNIT LIMITATIONS 8 quarter / 5.3 semester units maximum for both CALC AB and BC
Chemistry B2. Physical Science;
5 semester units
Areas B1 and B3;
4 semester units
6 semester units Area 5A (with lab);
4 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Chinese Language & Culture C2. Humanities;
6 semester units
Area C2;
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 3B and 6A;
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Computer Science A4 Elective credit;
3 semester units
N/A 3 semester units5 N/A 2 quarter / 1.3 semester units
Computer Science AB4 3 6
Computer Science Principles4 Elective credit;
3 semester units
N/A 6 semester units5 N/A 8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Economics - Macroeconomics D1. History/Political Science;
3 semester units
Area D;
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 4;
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.6 semester units
Economics - Microeconomics D1. History/Political Science;
3 semester units
Area D;
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 4;
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.6 semester units
English - Language & Composition A1. English Composition;
3 semester units
Area A2;
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 1A;
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
English - Literature & Composition A2. English Comp. or C2. Humanities;
3 semester units
Area A2 and C2;
6 semester units
6 semester units Area 1A or 3B;
3 semester units
8 quarter units / 5.3 semester units
AP ENGLISH EXAM LIMITATIONS 8 quarter / 5.3 semester units maximum for both exams
Environmental Science5 B2. Physical Science;
3 semester units
Area B1 and B3
4 Semester
4 semester units Area 5A (with lab);
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.6 semester units
French Language & Culture C2. Humanities;
6 semester units
Area C2;
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 3B and 6A;
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
German Language & Culture C2. Humanities
6 semester units
Area C2
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 3B and 6A
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Government & Politics - Comparative D1. History/Political Science
3 semester units
Area D
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 4
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.6 semester units
Government & Politics - U.S. D1. History/Political Science Area D and US-2
3 semester units4
3 semester units Area 4
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.6 semester units
Does not fulfill AHI California Government requirement4 Student can satisfy the AHI requirement after transfer
History - European D1. History/Political Science
3 semester units
Area C2 or D
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 3B or 4
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
History - U.S. D1. History/Political Science
3 semester units
Area C2 or D + US-1
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 3B or 4
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
History - World D1. History/Political Science
3 semester units
Area C2 or D
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 3B or 4
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Human Geography D1. History/Political Science
3 semester units
Area D
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 4
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.6 semester units
Italian Language & Culture C2. Humanities
6 semester units
Area C2
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 3B and 6A
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Japanese Language & Culture C2. Humanities
6 semester units
Area C2
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 3B and 6A
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Latin C2. Humanities
6 semester units
Area C2
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 3B and 6A
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Physics 16 B2. Physical Science
4 semester units
Area B1+B3
4 Semester Units
4 Semester Units Area 5A and 5C
4 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Physics 26 B2. Physical Science
4 semester units
Area B1+B3
4 semester units
4 semester units Area 5A and 5C 4 semester units
Physics B6 B2. Physical Science
4 semester units
Area B1 and B3
4 semester units4
6 semester units4 Area 5A and 5C
4 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Physics C - Mechanics6 B2. Physical Science
4 semester units
Area B1 and B3
4 semester units4
4 semester units4 Area 5A and 5C
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.6 semester units
Physics C - Magnetism6 B2. Physical Science
4 semester units
Area B1 and B3
4 semester units4
4 semester units4 Area 5A and 5C
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.6 semester units
AP PHYSICS EXAM LIMITATIONS Maximum 4 semester units toward GE and 6 semester units toward transfer4 Maximum 8 quarter / 5.3 semester units for both
Psychology D2. Behavioral Science
3 semester units
Area D
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 4
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.6 semester units
Spanish Language & Culture C2. Humanities
6 semester units
Area C2
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 3B and 6A
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Spanish Literature & Culture C2. Humanities
6 semester units
Area C2
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 3B and 6A
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Statistics A3. Mathematics
3 semester units
Area B4
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 2
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.6 semester units

CSU

1These units count toward eligibility for admission. The units may not all apply toward certificate​on of the corresponding GE-Breadth area. See Executive Orders 1036 and 1100 for details.

2Areas of GE Breadth (A1 through E) are defined in EO 1100. Areas of American Institutions (US-1 through US-3) are set forth in Sections IA and IB of EO 1061, and at assist.org.

3Students seeking certification in GE Breadth prior to transfer must have passed the test before this date.

4If a student passes more than one AP exam in calculus or computer science, only one exa​​mination may be applied to the baccalaureate. Students who take the Calculus BC examination and earn a subscore of 3 or higher on the Calculus AB portion will receive 4 quarter units for the Calculus AB examination, even if they do not receive a score of 3 or higher on the BC examination (note that the maximum credit awarded for both exams is 8 quarter units).

5Students who pass AP Environmental Science earn 4 units of credit. Tests prior to Fall 2009 may apply to either B1+B3 or B2+B3 of GE Breadth. Fall of 2009 or later, those credits may only apply to B1+B3.

6If a student passes more than one AP exam in physics, only six units of credit may be applied to the baccalaureate, and only four units of credit may be applied to a certification in GE Brea​dth.​​

The CSU also has a system-wide policy for these and other AP exams for awarding transfer credit for admission. The CSU policy for AP can be found at  https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/7800250/latest/

UC

A score of 3, 4, or 5 is required to grant credit for IGETC certification. An acceptable AP score for IGETC equates to either 3 semester or 4 quarter units for certification purposes.   Each AP exam may be applied to one IGETC area as satisfying one course requirement, with the exception of Language other Than English (LOTE).  (See Section 10.6.3) Students who have earned credit from an AP exam should not take a comparable college course because transfer credit will not be granted for both. There is no equivalent AP exam for Area 1B- Critical Thinking/Composition requirement.

Students earning scores of 3, 4, or 5 in the physical and biological science AP   examinations earn credit toward IGETC Area 5 and meet the IGETC laboratory  activity requirement.  

 AP exams in Biology, Chemistry, Physics 1, Physics 2 or Physics B allow CCC campuses to apply 4 semester or 5 quarter units to IGETC certification. For Environmental Science, Physics C: Mechanics and Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism, 3 semester or 4 quarter units are applied for IGETC certification; therefore, students who complete these exams will be required to complete at least 4 semester or 5 quarter units to satisfy the minimum required units for Area 5. 

Actual AP transfer credit awarded for these and other AP exams for admission is determined by the CSU and UC.  The UC Policy for AP credit can be found at:  https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/admission-requirements/ap-exam-credits/

*Computer Science A: 2 (students entering UC prior to fall 2018)

Computer Science A: 5.3 sem/8 qtr (students entering UC fall 2018 and after)

Duplication with college courses

Students should be advised that college courses taken before or after attending UC may duplicate AP, IB and/or A-Level examinations. Additionally, exams may duplicate each other (for example, an AP or IB exam in the same subject area).

If the student does duplicate an exam with another exam of the same subject content, and/or an exam with a college course, we will award credit only once. (Please see a counselor for further information).