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AP Credit Chart

Stanford University
College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Chart 2018-19

Effective for Undergraduates Matriculating 2018-19

A maximum of 45 quarter units of transfer and test credit may be applied toward the undergraduate degree. Subjects not listed on the AP chart are not eligible for AP credit. Students continuing in the subject should enroll in the placement course for the corresponding AP subject. If Stanford courses are taken below the level of the placement course, the corresponding AP units will be removed as these are considered duplicating courses. Scores of 4 or 5 on language AP exams fulfill the language requirement. No more than 10 quarter units may be given for performance in a single subject area.

See the bottom of this page for pdfs for previous years.

SUBJECT SCORE PLACEMENT QUARTER UNITS DUPLICATING COURSES
Calculus AB (or AB subscore) 5 Take placement diagnostic, see the Math Placement web site 8 MATH 19, 20
Calculus BC 5 Take placement diagnostic, see the Math Placement web site 10 MATH 19, 20, 21
  4 Take placement diagnostic, see the Math Placement web site 8 MATH 19, 20
Chemistry 5 CHEM 33 or above 5 CHEM 30, 31, 31A, 31B, 31X
Chinese Language & Culture* 5 Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 CHINLANG 1, 2, 3
Computer Science A 4,5 CS 106B or CS 106X 5 CS 101, 105, 106A, ENGR 70A
Computer Science Principles 4,5 CS106A 5 CS 101, 105
French Language* 5 Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 FRENLANG 1, 2, 3
Italian Language & Culture* 5 Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 ITALLANG 1, 2, 3
German Language* 5 Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 GERLANG 1, 2, 3
Japanese Language & Culture* 5 Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 JAPANLNG 1, 2, 3
Latin (Literature or Vergil)* 5 Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 CLASSICS 1L, 2L, 3L
Physics B 5 PHYSICS 25 10 PHYSICS 21, 22, 23, 24
  4 PHYSICS 23 and 25 5 PHYSICS 21 and 22
Physics C - Mechanics*** 5 PHYSICS 43 and 45; or PHYSICS 23 and 25 5 PHYSICS 21, 41
  4 PHYSICS 41, 43, and 45; or PHYSICS 23 and 25 4 PHYSICS 21
Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism*** 5 PHYSICS 41 and 45; or PHYSICS 21 and 25 5 PHYSICS 23,  43
  4 PHYSICS 41, 43, and 45; or PHYSICS 21 and 25 4 PHYSICS 23
Physics 1 & 2 - Both*** 9,10 PHYSICS 25 10 PHYSICS 21, 22, 23, 24
  8 PHYSICS 23 and 25 5 PHYSICS 21 and 22
Spanish (Language)* 5 Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 SPANLANG 1, 2, 3

* A score of 4 or 5 on this test fulfills the Language Requirement. A score of 5 is required to receive 10 quarter units of credit.

** Starting for freshmen entering Stanford  in 2016-17, Stanford accepts PHYSICS 1 and 2; this rule is not retroactive to previous years. Students must have taken both PHYSICS 1 and 2 to receive credit along with scoring a minimum of 4 on each exam. The standard rules apply such that students cannot receive credit for multiple exams taken within the same subject. The best score and or unit rate is applied to the transcript for Physics. If a student wants to have a certain Physics exam reflected on the transcript, s/he should contact the Student Services Center.

*** Students are eligible for Physics B, Physics C (both), or Physics 1&2, however not a combination of the three.  For more information on these exams, see the Physics Department's Physics Advanced Placement web site.

Previous Years

AP chart downloads are available below for each matriculation year: