Advanced Placement (AP)

Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on designated College Board Advanced Placement tests will receive credit toward graduation. 

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International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students completing the IB diploma with a score of 30 or above will receive 6 quarter units (4 semester units) total toward their UC undergraduate degree, in addition to the units earned for scores of 5 or better on designated individual Higher Level exams (usually 24 quarter/16 semester units).

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Students who earn a grade of A, B, or C on designated GCE or Singapore-Cambridge Advanced Level examinations (A-levels) will receive credit toward graduation. 

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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.