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College Credit for Advanced Placement Exams (AP)

 
De Anza College A.A/A.S GE

Students may earn credit for AP Exams with a score of 3, 4, or 5.  AP credit will be awarded towards A.A./A.S. General Education requirements at De Anza College.

Students must submit official College Board AP exam results (sent directly from College Board or submitted official sealed report) to Admissions & Records to be awarded credit. Students may provide a COPY of AP exam results to Admissions & Records for prerequisite clearance.

Download the Prerequisite Clearance Form

De Anza's AP Policy for course credit and placement is currently under review. AP policies, including credit awarded, at other colleges may vary.  Please see a counselor or academic advisor for more information.

See also CSU System Level AP Policy

See also UC System Level AP Policy

For both CSU and UC, students should check campus-level policies for information on transfer limitations and the use of AP towards major requirements.

AP Exam De Anza College AA/AS GE De Anza Minimum Units Awarded
Art History Satisfies De Anza GE Area C1

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Biology Satisfies De Anza GE Area B 6 quarter/4 semester
Calculus AB1 Satisfies De Anza GE Area A3 4.5 quarter/3 semester
Calculus BC1 Satisfies De Anza GE Area A3

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Calculus BC/AB Subscore1 Satisfies De Anza GE Area A3

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Chemistry Satisfies De Anza GE Area B

6 quarter/4 semester

Chinese Language and Culture Satisfies De Anza GE Area C2 

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Comparative Government and Politics Satisfies one requirement in De Anza GE Area D

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Computer Science A2 No GE credit awarded     

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Computer Science Principles2 No GE credit awarded     

4.5 quarter/3 semester

English Language & Composition Satisfies De Anza GE Area A1

4.5 quarter/3 semester

English Literature and Composition Satisfies De Anza GE Area A1 OR Area C2

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Environmental Science Satisfies De Anza GE Area B 6 quarter/4 semester
European History Satisfies De Anza GE Area C2 OR one requirement in Area D

4.5 quarter/3 semester

French Language and Culture Satisfies De Anza GE Area C2

4.5 quarter/3 semester

German Language Satisfies De Anza GE Area C2

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Human Geography Satisfies one requirement in De Anza GE Area D

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Italian Language and Culture Satisfies De Anza GE Area C2

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Japanese Language and Culture Satisfies De Anza GE Area C2

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Latin Satisfies De Anza GE Area C2

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Macroeconomics Satisfies one requirement in De Anza GE Area D

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Microeconomics Satisfies one requirement in De Anza GE Area D

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Music Satisfies De Anza GE Area C1

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Physics 13 Satisfies De Anza GE Area B 6 quarter/4 semester
Physics 23 Satisfies De Anza GE Area B 6 quarter/4 semester
Physics C mechanics3 Satisfies De Anza GE Area B 6 quarter/4 semester
Physics C electricity/magnetism3 Satisfies De Anza GE Area B 6 quarter/4 semester
Psychology Satisfies one requirement in De Anza GE Area D

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Spanish Language and Culture Satisfies De Anza GE Area C2

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Spanish Literature and Culture Satisfies De Anza GE Area C2

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Statistics Satisfies De Anza GE Area A3

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Studio Art - 2D Design No GE credit awarded

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Studio Art - 3D Design No GE credit awarded

4.5 quarter/3 semester

Studio Art - Drawing No GE credit awarded

4.5 quarter/3 semester

U.S. Government and Politics Satisfies one requirement in De Anza GE Area D

4.5 quarter/3 semester

U.S. History Satisfies De Anza GE Area C2 OR one requirement in Area D

4.5 quarter/3 semester

World History Satisfies De Anza GE Area C2 OR one requirement in Area D

4.5 quarter/3 semester

 1  If a student passes more than one AP exam in Calculus, only one exam may be applied towards the AA/AS degree.

 2  If a student passes more than one AP exam in Computer Science, only one exam may be applied towards the AA/AS degree.

 3  If a student passes more than one AP exam in Physics, only nine (9) quarter units of credit may be applied towards the AA/AS degree, of which six (6) units will be applied towards GE.

 

 



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Last Updated: 12/1/17