CSU Student Transfer

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

Passing Score

Minimum Semester Credits Earned1

Semester Credits Toward GEBreadth Certification

American Institutions and/or GEBreadth Area2

AP Art History

3

6

3

C1 or C2

AP Biology

3

6

4

B2+B3

AP Calculus AB4

3

3

3

B4

AP Calculus BC4

3

6

3

B4

AP Calculus BC/ AB Subscore4

3

3

3

B4

AP Chemistry

3

6

4

B1+B3

AP Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

3

C2

AP Comparative Government & Politics

3

3

3

D8

AP Computer Science A4

3

3

0

n/a

AP Computer Science AB4

3

6

0

n/a

AP English Language

3

6

3

A2

AP English Literature

3

6

6

A2+C2

AP Environmental Science5

3

4

4

B1+B3

AP European History

3

6

3

C2 or D6

AP French Language

3

6

3

C2

AP German Language

3

6

3

C2

AP Human Geography

3

3

3

D5

AP Italian Language and Culture

3

6

3

C2

AP Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

3

C2

AP Latin: Vergil

3

3

3

C2

AP Macroeconomics

3

3

3

D2

AP Microeconomics

3

3

3

D2

AP Physics B6

3

6

4

B1+B3

AP Physics C (electricity/ magnetism) 6

3

4

4

B1+B3

AP Physics C (mechanics) 6

3

4

4

B1+B3

AP Psychology

3

3

3

D9

AP Spanish Language

3

6

3

C2

AP Spanish Literature

3

6

3

C2

AP Statistics

3

3

3

B4

AP Studio Art - 2D

3

3

0

n/a

AP Studio Art - 3D

3

3

0

n/a

AP Studio Art - Drawing

3

3

0

n/a

AP U.S. Government & Politics

3

3

3

D8+US-2

AP U.S. History

3

6

3

(C2 or D6)+US-1

AP World History

3

6

3

C2 or D6

1These units count toward eligibility for admission.  The units may not all apply toward certification of the corresponding GE-Breadth area.  See Executive Orders 1033 and 1036 or Academic Affairs Coded Memo AA-2011-12 for details.

2Areas of GE Breadth (A1 through E) are defined in EO 1033.  Areas of American Institutions (US-1 through US-3) are set forth in Sections IA and IB of EO 405, and at assist.org.

4If a student passes more than one AP exam in calculus or computer science, only one examination may be applied to the baccalaureate.

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 09 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 Breadth.