Credit for AP Scores

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.

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 adviser for more information.

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.

UC and CSU AP Credit

For both UC and CSU, students should check campus-level policies for information on transfer limitations and the use of AP towards major requirements. Credit granted at De Anza may be different than the credit granted at other institutions.

For more information, please visit the CSU System Level AP Policy or the UC System Level AP Policy.

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