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General education credit awarded for AP exams differs by undergraduate college – see the AP Credit chart in the current UCSD General Catalog [PDF]. For campus-wide exemption credit, see below.

UCSD Course Exemptions

Courses required for the major may be exempted if the student passes the appropriate AP exam. Students qualify for the exemptions listed below only if the course is required for their major.

Biology
Score of 3: Exempt BILD 10; may take BILD 1, 2, 3 for credit.
Score of 4 or 5: Exempt BILD 1, 2 and 3.

Chemistry
Score of 3: Exempt Chemistry 4.
Score of 4: Exempt Chemistry 4 or 11; Chemistry 6AH, 6BH, 6CH recommended; may take Chemistry 6A, 6B, 6C for credit.
Score of 5: Exempt Chemistry 6A, 6B, 6C; Chemistry 6AH, 6BH, 6CH encouraged for those continuing in chemistry or for professional school.

Computer Science
Computer Science A: Score of 4 or 5, exempt Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) 8A; student should take CSE 11.

Economics
Microeconomics: Score of 5, exempt Economics 1.
Macroeconomics: Score of 5, exempt Economics 3.

English
Score of 3, 4 or 5 satisfies Entry-Level Writing requirement.

Environmental Science
Score of 4 or 5, exempt ESYS 10.

Government and Politics
Comparative: Score of 5, exempt Political Science 11.
United States: Score of 3, 4 or 5 satisfies American History and Institutions requirement; score of 5, exempt Political Science 10.

History
United States: Score of 3, 4 or 5 exempt two quarters U.S. History; may take HILD 2A, 2B or 2C; satisfies American History and Institutions requirement.

Language Other Than English
Score of 3 exempt LIFR/LIGM/LIIT/LISP 1C/ICX.
Score of 4 exempt LIFR/LIGM/LIIT/LISP 1D/1DX or LTFR/LTGM/LTSP/LTIT 2A.
Score of 5 exempt LTFR/LTGM/LIIT/LTSP 2B.

Latin
Score of 3, 4 or 5 exempt LTLA 1, 2, 3.

Literature
(Spanish) Score of 3 exempt LISP 1D/DX or LTSP 2A; score of 4 exempt LTSP 2B; score of 5 exempt LTSP 2C.

Mathematics
Calculus AB: Score of 3, exempt Mathematics 10A. Score of 4 or 5, exempt Mathematics 10A or 20A.
Calculus BC: Score of 3, exempt Mathematics 20A and 10B. Score of 4 or 5, exempt Mathematics 20A, 20B or Mathematics 10A, 10B.

Physics
1 or 2 exam: Elective credit and exempt Physics 10.
Physics C Mechanics: Score of 3, exempt Physics 1A; score of 4 or 5, exempt Physics 1A or 2A.
Physics C Electricity and Magnetism: Score of 3, exempt Physics 1B; score of 4 or 5, exempt Physics 1B or 2B.

Psychology
Score of 4 or 5, exempt Psychology 1.