Advanced Placement Credit

For Majors in the Samueli School of Engineering

Credit awarded by UCLA as a result of AP exams is subject to change without notice. Course descriptions for each AP subject are reviewed by UCLA on a yearly basis.

AP exams, International Baccalaureate exams and college courses taken before or after enrolling at UCLA may be duplicative. In these cases, we will award credit for only one.

AP units may be applied toward graduation. They won’t count against the allowable unit maximum for the Bachelor's degree. 

AP credit does not satisfy General Education requirements.

Key for Requirement Codes
Code Definition
AH satisfies American History and Institutions requirement
EW satisfies Entry Level Writing requirement
FL satisfies Foreign Language requirement
PT Students who earn a 4 or 5 on Physics C: Mechanics can petition to receive PHYSICS 1A (4.0 units) in place of title credit.
W1 satisfies English Composition Writing 1 requirement

UCLA Credit Awarded for AP Exams

Art
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Art History 3–5 ART HIS Art History 8.0  
Studio Art (8 unit max for all 3 exams)          
   Drawing Portfolio 3–5 ART Art Studio 8.0  
   2-D Design Portfolio 3–5 ART Art Studio 8.0  
   3-D Design Portfolio 3–5 ART Art Studio 8.0  
Biology
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Biology 3–5 LIFE SCI Unassigned 8.0  
Chemistry
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Chemistry 3 CHEM Introductory 8.0  
  4–5 CHEM General 8.0  
Chinese
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Chinese Language and Culture 3–5 CHIN Elementary Chinese 8.0  

Computer Science

(8 unit max for both the A and AB exams)

AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Computer Science A (units offered may vary) 3–5 COM SCI Unassigned 8.0  
Computer Science AB 3–5 COM SCI Unassigned 4.0  
Computer Science Principles 3–5 COM SCI Computer Science Principles 8.0  
Economics
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Macroeconomics 3 ECON Unassigned 4.0  
  4–5 ECON 2 4.0  
Microeconomics 3 ECON Unassigned 4.0  
  4–5 ECON 1 4.0  

English

(8 unit max for both exams)

AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Language/Composition 3 ENGL Unassigned 8.0 EW
  4–5 ENGCOMP 3 8.0 EW, W1
Literature/Composition 3 ENGL Unassigned 8.0 EW

 

4–5 ENGCOMP 3 8.0 EW, W1
Environmental Science
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Environmental Science 3–5 GEOG Environ Science 4.0  
French
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
French Language and Culture 3 FRNCH 4 8.0  
  4 FRNCH 5 8.0  
  5 FRNCH 6 8.0  

French Literature

3–5 FRNCH Literature 8.0  
German
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
German Language and Culture 3 GERMAN 3 8.0  
  4 GERMAN 4 8.0  
  5 GERMAN 5 8.0  
Government and Politics
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Comparative 3–5 POL SCI Comparative 4.0  
US 3–5 POL SCI United States 4.0 AH
History
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
European 3–5 HIST European 8.0  
US 3–5 HIST United States 8.0 AH
World 3–5 HIST World 8.0  
Human Geography
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Human Geography 3–5 GEOG Human Geography 4.0  
Italian
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Italian Language and Culture 3 ITALIAN 3 8.0  
  4 ITALIAN 4 8.0  
  5 ITALIAN 6 8.0  
Japanese
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Japanese Language and Culture 3–5 JAPAN Elementary Japanese 8.0  
Latin
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Latin 3 LATIN 1 4.0  
  4–5 LATIN 3 4.0  

Mathematics

(8 unit max for both exams)

AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Calculus AB 3–5 MATH Calculus 4.0  
Calculus BC 3–4 MATH Calculus 8.0  
  5 MATH 31A/Calculus 8.0  
   AB subscore 3–5 MATH Unassigned 4.0  

Music Theory

AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Music Theory 3–5 MUSIC Theory 8.0  

Physics

(8 unit max for all physics exams)

AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Physics 1 3–5 PHYSICS General 8.0  
Physics 2 3–5 PHYSICS General 8.0  
Physics B 3–5 PHYSICS General B 8.0  
Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism 3–5 PHYSICS General C 4.0  
Physics C: Mechanics 3–5 PHYSICS General C 4.0 PT

Psychology

AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Psychology 3 PSYCH Unassigned 4.0  
  4–5 PSYCH 10 4.0  
Spanish
AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Spanish Language and Cultures 3 SPAN 3 8.0 FL
  4 SPAN 4 8.0 FL
  5 SPAN 5 8.0 FL
Spanish Literature and Cultures 3–5 SPAN Literature 8.0  

Statistics

AP Exam Name AP Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Statistics 3–5 STATS Unassigned 4.0  
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