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 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 Citrus Course Deemed Similar by Faculty AA/AS Internal Use Only AA/AS GE Area or Elective Units CSU GE CSU - Units Earned Toward Transfer IGETC UC - Units Earned Toward Transfer
Art History ART 101 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 No course equivalency;
Elective;
3 semester units
Elective credit;
3 semester units
N/A 3 semester units N/A 8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Art Studio - 3D Design No course equivalency;
Elective;
3 semester units
Elective credit;
3 semester units
N/A 3 semester units N/A 8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Art Studio - Drawing No course equivalency;
Elective;
3 semester units
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
Biology BIOL 105 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 AB1 MATH 190 A3. Mathematics;
3 semester units
Area B4;
3 semester units
3 semester units4 Area 2A;
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.7 semester units5
Calculus BC1 MATH 191 A3. Mathematics;
3 semester units
Area B4;
3 semester units
6 semester units4 Area 2A;
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units5
Calculus BC/AB Subscore1 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 units maximum for both CALC AB and BC
Chemistry CHEM 110 B2. Physical Science;
4 semester units
Areas B1 and B3;
4 semester units
4 semester units Area 5A (with lab);
4 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units
Chinese Language & Culture No course equivalency 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 A2 CS 111;
4 semester units4
Elective credit;
3 semester units
N/A 3 semester units5 N/A 2 quarter / 1.3 semester units6
Computer Science Principles No course equivalency;
Elective
Elective credit;
3 semester units
N/A 6 semester units5 N/A 8 quarter / 5.3 semester units6
AP CALC and CS EXAM LIMTATIONS 3 semester units;
Maximum 6 semester units for both4
Maximum one exam toward transfer5 Maximum 4 quarter / 2.7 semester units for both6
Economics - Macroeconomics ECON 101 D1. History/Political Science;
3 semester units
Area D;
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 4;
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.7 semester units
Economics - Microeconomics ECON 102 D1. History/Political Science;
3 semester units
Area D;
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 4;
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.7 semester units
English - Language & Composition ENGL 101 A1. English Composition;
3 semester units
Area A2;
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 1A;
3 semester units
8 quarter / 5.3 semester units4
English - Literature & Composition ENGL 101 or ENGL 102 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 units4
AP ENGLISH EXAM LIMITATIONS 8 quarter / 5.3 semester units maximum for both4
Environmental Science2 BIOL 145 B2. Physical Science;
3 semester units
Area B1 and B3 4 semester units Area 5A (with lab);
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.7 semester units
French Language & Culture FREN 101 & FREN 102 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 GER 101 & GER 102 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 3 semester units D1. History/Political Science
3 semester units
Area D
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 4
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.7 semester units
Government & Politics - U.S. POLI 103 D1. History/Political Science Area D and US-2
3 semester units4
3 semester units Area 4
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.7 semester units
Does not fulfill AHI California Government requirement4 Student can satisfy the AHI requirement after transfer
History - European No course equivalency 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. HIST 108 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 No course equivalency 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
Human Geography GEOG 102 D1. History/Political Science
3 semester units
Area D
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 4
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.7 semester units
Italian Language & Culture No course equivalency 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 JPN 101 & JPN 102 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 No course equivalency 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 B3 PHYS 110 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 units5
Physics C - Mechanics No course equivalency B2. Physical Science
3 semester units
Area B1 and B3
4 semester units4
4 semester units4 Area 5A and 5C
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.7 semester units5
Physics C - Magnetism No course equivalency B2. Physical Science
3 semester units
Area B1 and B3
4 semester units4
4 semester units4 Area 5A and 5C
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.7 semester units5
AP PHYSICS EXAM LIMITATIONS Maximum 4 semester units toward GE and 6 semester units toward transfer4 Maximum 8 quarter / 5.3 semester units for both5
Psychology PSY 101 D2. Behavioral Science
3 semester units
Area D
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 4
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.7 semester units
Spanish Language & Culture SPAN 101 & SPAN 102 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 No course equivalency 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 MATH 165 A3. Mathematics
3 semester units
Area B4
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 2
3 semester units
4 quarter / 2.7 semester units
1

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

2

Students 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.

3

Physics B replaces Physics 1 & 2 2015.

4

If 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.

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 online.

6

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 online.

AP Placement Exam Notes:

CSU GE: The Advanced Placement examinations may be incorporated into the certification of CSU General Education-Breath requirements by any certifying institution. All CSU campuses will accept the minimum units shown and apply them toward fulfillment of the designated General Education-Breath area if the examination is included as part of a full or subject-area certification. Please note that individual CSU campuses may choose to grant more units than those specified toward completion of General Education-Breath requirements.

IGETC: AP exams must be used in area indicated regardless of where the certifying CCC’s discipline is located.

These 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 and 1100 for details. Areas of GE Breadth (A1 through E) are defined in EO 1033EO 1100. Areas of American Institutions (US-1 through US-3) are set forth in Sections IA and IB of EO 405EO 1061, and at assist.org. Students seeking certification in GE Breadth prior to transfer must have passed the test before this date.