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Advanced Placement Test Scores

Students may earn credit for College Entrance Board Advanced Placement (AP) tests with scores of 3, 4, or 5. AP scores can be used to meet Sacramento City College associate degree general education requirements, California State University (CSU) general education (GE) requirements, and Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).

A student may receive credit for AP exams they have successfully passed once the following requirements are met:

  • Official copies of test scores are on file with Admissions and Records
  • Student has completed twelve (12) units of credit and has a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA)

Students should be aware that other colleges and universities have the right to accept, modify, or reject the use of AP scores towards their graduation requirements. Check with your counselor to determine whether these test results will be accepted at the transfer institution of your choice.

Sacramento City College General Education Advanced Placement Credit

The use of AP exam scores for Sacramento City College course credit and general education is determined by Sacramento City College policy.
AP Exam Exam Score SCC Course Credit Satisfies SCC GE Area Units Earned at SCC
Art History 3, 4, 5 ARTH 301 I – Humanities 3
Biology 3 BIOL 308 IV – Natural Sciences 3
Biology 4, 5 BIOL 308 and BIOL 309 IV – Natural Sciences 4
Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 MATH 400 IIb – Language and Rationality 5
Calculus BC 3, 4, 5 MATH 400 and MATH 401 IIb – Language and Rationality 10
Calculus BC/AB Subscore 3, 4, 5 N/A IIb – Language and Rationality 3
Chemistry (taken Fall 2009 or later) 3, 4 CHEM 305 IV – Natural Sciences 5
Chemistry (taken Fall 2009 or later) 5 CHEM 400 IV – Natural Sciences 5
Chinese Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 N/A I – Humanities 8
Comparative Government and Politics 3, 4, 5 N/A Vb – Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Computer Science A 3 N/A N/A 3
Computer Science A 4, 5 CISP 301 N/A 3
Computer Science AB 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A 3
Computer Science Principles 3, 4, 5 CISC 310 IIb – Language and Rationality 3
English Language and Composition 3, 4, 5 ENGWR 300 IIa – Language and Rationality 3
English Literature and Composition 3, 4, 5 ENGWR 300 I – Humanities and IIa – Language and Rationality 3
Environmental Science 3, 4, 5 NATR 300 IV – Natural Sciences 4
European History 3, 4, 5 HIST 302 I – Humanities or Vb – Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
French Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 FREN 401 and FREN 402 I – Humanities 8
German Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 N/A I – Humanities 8
Human Geography 3, 4, 5 GEOG 310 Vb – Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Italian Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 ITAL 401 and ITAL 402 I – Humanities 8
Japanese Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 JAPAN 401 and JAPAN 402 I – Humanities 8
Latin 3, 4, 5 N/A I – Humanities 3
Macroeconomics 3, 4, 5 ECON 302 Vb – Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Microeconomics 3, 4, 5 ECON 304 Vb – Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Music Theory 3 N/A I – Humanities 3
Music Theory 4, 5 MUFHL 400 I – Humanities 4
Physics 1: Algebra-Based 3, 4, 5 N/A IV – Natural Sciences 4
Physics 2: Algebra-Based 3, 4, 5 N/A IV – Natural Sciences 4
Physics 1: Algebra-Based, and Physics 2: Algebra-Based 4, 5 PHYS 350 and PHYS 360 IV – Natural Sciences 8
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3, 4, 5 N/A IV – Natural Sciences 4
Physics C: Mechanics 3, 4, 5 N/A IV – Natural Sciences 4
Precalculus 3, 4, 5 N/A IIb – Language and Rationality 3
Psychology 3, 4, 5 PSYC 300 Vb – Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Seminar 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A 3
Spanish Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 SPAN 401 and SPAN 402 I – Humanities 8
Spanish Literature and Culture 3, 4, 5 N/A I – Humanities 3
Statistics 3, 4, 5 STAT 300 IIb – Language and Rationality 4
Studio Art – 2D 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A 3
Studio Art – 3D 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A 3
Studio Art-Drawing 3, 4, 5 ART 300 I – Humanities 3
US Government and Politics 3, 4, 5 N/A Vb – Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
US History 3, 4, 5 HIST 310 and HIST 311 I – Humanities or Va-American Institutions or Vb – Social/Behavioral Sciences 6
World History (taken before Fall 2019) 3, 4, 5 HIST 307 and HIST 308 I – Humanities or Vb – Social/Behavioral Sciences 6
World History – Modern 3, 4, 5 HIST 308 I – Humanities or Vb – Social/Behavioral Sciences 3

CSU Advanced Placement Credit

Visit CSU's AP Credit webpage to find information on how credit is granted for admission and general education. Please note that each campus in the CSU system individually determines how it will apply external examination credit in the major. For more information about AP credit, consult a counselor.

IGETC Advanced Placement Credit

This table describes how credit is granted for admission and general education using the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. For more information about transferring to the University of California (UC), see how UC awards credit for AP.
AP Exam Exam Score IGETC Area Semester Credits Toward IGETC
Art History 3, 4, 5 3A or 3B 3
Biology 3, 4, 5 5B and 5C 4
Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 2A 3
Calculus BC 3, 4, 5 2A 3
Calculus AB Subscore from BC Exam 3, 4, 5 2A 3
Chemistry 3, 4, 5 5A and 5C 4
Chinese Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Comparative Government and Politics 3, 4, 5 4 3
Computer Science A 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A
Computer Science AB 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A
Computer Science Principles 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A
English Language and Composition 3, 4, 5 1A 3
English Literature and Composition 3, 4, 5 1A or 3B 3
Environmental Science 3, 4, 5 5A and 5C% 3
European History 3, 4, 5 3B or 4 3
French Language/Culture 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
French Literature 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
German Language/Culture 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Human Geography 3, 4, 5 4 3
Italian Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Japanese Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Latin$ 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Macroeconomics 3, 4, 5 4 3
Microeconomics 3, 4, 5 4 3
Music Theory 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A
Physics 1 3, 4, 5 5A and 5C 4
Physics 2 3, 4, 5 5A and 5C 4
Physics B (taken before Fall 2015) 3, 4, 5 5A and 5C 4
Physics C (Electricity/Magnetism) 3, 4, 5 5A and 5C% 3
Physics C (Mechanics) 3, 4, 5 5A and 5C% 3
Psychology 3, 4, 5 4 3
Spanish Literature and Culture 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Spanish Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Spanish Language (taken before Spring 2014) 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Spanish Literature (taken before Spring 2013) 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Statistics 3, 4, 5 2A 3
Studio Art – 2D Design 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A
Studio Art – 3D Design 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A
Studio Art – Drawing 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A
US Government and Politics 3, 4, 5 4 and US-2** 3
US History 3, 4, 5 (3B or 4) and US-1** 3
World History 3, 4, 5 3B or 4 3
  • % AP test meets IGETC science course and lab requirement but only grants three units toward IGETC. Students will need to earn at least seven units in IGETC Area 5 to be certified.
  • $ Offered May 2013 and beyond.
  • ** Students need to complete a course that covers California State and Local Government to complete CSU American Institutions requirement.