Academic Policies

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

The University of Arizona accepts Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores (as well as an International Baccalaureate exam scores) as a basis for awarding credit toward a degree.  Students who complete AP classes, accelerated or honors classes in their high school may take AP exams prior to coming to the University.  Exams are administered through the College Board at high schools each May. 

AP credit is considered credit by examination at the UA.  Credit is determined from the AP credit table that applies to the date when you took the exam.  Credits you earn based on your exam performance may be counted toward your major or minor fields of study or General Education requirements.  See the AP credit table below, and contact a UA External Link academic advisor to confirm course credit towards specific programs.

For more information about the national AP program visit the External Link College Board Advanced Placement Program site.

For further information regarding AP at the University of Arizona, contact:

Office of Admissions and New Student Enrollment
The University of Arizona
PO Box 210040
Tucson, AZ 85721-0040

Phone: (520) 621-3237
Email: appinfo@arizona.edu

2014-15 Advanced Placement Table


APPLICATION TO UA DEGREE
 

AP Exam name

Score

General Education and Foundations

*

Course Credit

AP Credit

Art History 4 or 5
T2 Arts   ARH 201 & 202 6 units
3 T2 Arts   ARH 201 or ARH 202 3 units
Art: Studio Art - Drawing 4 or 5
None   ART 100A & ART departmental elective 3 units
Art: Studio Art - 2D 4 or 5 None   ART 100E & ART departmental elective 3 units
Art: Studio Art - 3D 4 or 5 None   ART 100B & ART departmental elective 3 units
Biology

 

4 or 5 T2 Natural Sciences and T1 ECOL 170 OR* ECOL 181R, 181L, & 182 8 units
3 T2 Natural Sciences OR* ECOL departmental elective credit 4 units
Calculus AB 3, 4 or 5 Satisfies math requirement for all students   MATH 125 3 units
Calculus BC 4 or 5 Satisfies math requirement for all students   MATH 125 & 129 6 units
3 Satisfies math requirement for all students   MATH 125 3 units
Calculus BC or AB sub-score   3, 4 or 5 Satisfies math requirement for all students   MATH 125 3 units
Chemistry 5 T1 CHEM 170 and T2 Natural Sciences OR* CHEM 151 & 152 8 units
4 T2 Natural Sciences or T1 CHEM 170 OR* CHEM 151 4 units
Chinese Language and Culture 5 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   CHN 101,102, 201 & 202 20 units
4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for non-BA students   CHN 101,102 & 201 15 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for non-BA students   CHN 101 & 102 10 units
Computer Science A 3, 4 or 5 None  

C SC 127A

4 units

Economics - Microeconomics 4 or 5

T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 ECON 150

 

ECON 201A

3 units
Economics - Macroeconomics 4 or 5 None   ECON 201B 3 units
Economics - Micro-Macro 4 or 5 T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 ECON 150   ECON 200 3 units
English - Language/Composition

4 or 5

ENGL 101

Student must still take ENGL 102 to complete the Composition Requirement. 

OR*

ENGL department elective credit and placement into ENGL 109H (Honors Composition)

3 units

English - Literature/Composition 4 or 5 ENGL 101

Student must still take ENGL 102 to complete the Composition Requirement.

OR*

ENGL department elective credit and placement into ENGL 109H (Honors Composition) 3 units
           OR
T2 Humanities or T1 ENGL 160C1


Student must still take ENGL 101 & 102 or ENGL 109H to complete the Composition Requirement
Environmental Science 4 or 5 T2 Natural Sciences or T1 GEOS 170 OR* Elective credit 3 units
European History 4 or 5 T2 Humanities or T1 HIST 160B1
AND
T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 HIST 150C1
OR* HIST departmental elective credit 6 units
French Language 5 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   FREN 201, 202, 301 & 302 14 units
4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   FREN 201, 202 & 301 11 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   FREN 201 & 202 8 units
German Language 5 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   GER 201, 202 & 300 14 units
4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   GER 201, 202 & 301 11 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   GER 201 & 202 8 units

Government: Comp. Government & Politics

4 or 5

T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 POL 150

OR*

POL 204

3 units

Government: U.S. Government & Politics

4 or 5

T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 POL 150

OR*

POL 201

3 units

Human Geography 4 or 5 T2 Individuals and Societies or T1 GEOG 150 OR* GEOG departmental elective credit 3 units
Italian Language 5 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   ITAL 201, 202, 301 & 302 14 units
4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   ITAL 201, 202 & 301 11 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   ITAL 201 & 202 8 units
Japanese Language and Culture
5

 

Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   JPN 101,102,201 & 202 20 units
4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for non-BA students   JPN 101, 102 & 201 15 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for non-BA students   JPN 101 & 102 10 units
Latin-Vergil 5

 

Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students    LAT 101, 102, 201 & 202

 

16 units
4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for non-BA students   LAT 101, 102 & 201 12 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for non-BA students   LAT 101 & 102 8 units
Music Theory 4 or 5 T2 Arts OR* MUS 120A 3 units
Physics B 5 T2 Natural Sciences and T1 PHYS 170 OR* PHYS 102 & 103, and
181 & 182
8 units
4 T2 Natural Sciences or T1 PHYS 170 OR* PHYS 102 & 181 4 units

Physics C: Electricity

5

T2 Natural Sciences or T1 PHYS 170

OR*

PHYS 241

4 units

3 or 4 T2 Natural Sciences or T1 PHYS 170 OR* PHYS 103 & 182 4 units

Physics C: Mechanics

5

T2 Natural Sciences or T1 PHYS 170

OR*

PHYS 141

4 units

3 or 4 T2 Natural Sciences or T1 PHYS 170 OR* PHYS 102 & 181 4 units

Psychology

4 or 5 T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 PSY 150A1 OR* PSY 101 3 units
Spanish Language 5 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201, 202, 251 & 325 14 units
4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201, 202 & 251 11 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201 & 202 8 units
Spanish Language & Literature If you earn 5 in both language and literature Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201, 202, 251, 325, 350 & 3 units of upper-division literature 20 units
If you earn any combination of 4 or 5 in two Spanish exams Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201, 202, 251, 325 & 350 17 units
If you earn 4 in both language and literature Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201, 202, 251 & 325 14 units
If you earn 3 in both language and literature or any combination of 4 and 3 in two Spanish exams Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201, 202 & 251 11 units
Spanish Literature 5 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 20l, 202, 251 & 325 14 units
4 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201, 202 & 251 11 units
3 Satisfies foreign language requirement for all students   SPAN 201 & 202 8 units
Statistics 4 or 5 Satisfies "G" & "M" math strand requirements   MATH 263 3 units
3 Satisfies "G" & "M" math strand requirements   MATH 163 3 units
U.S. History 4 or 5 T2 Humanities or T1 HIST 160C1
AND
T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 HIST 150C3
OR* HIST departmental elective credit 6 units
World History 4 or 5 T2 Individuals & Societies or T1 HIST 150C4
AND
T2 Humanities or T1 HIST 160B2
OR* HIST departmental elective credit 6 units

*  Students have the option of using their exam score for Gen Ed/Foundations or for specific non-Gen Ed/Foundations course credit. This option should be exercised with the assistance of a college advisor.