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AP Credit Chart

Stanford University
College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Chart 2020-21

Effective for Undergraduates Matriculating 2020-21

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. Students may not be awarded credit for more than one exam in the same subject type (excluding all language and Physics).

See the bottom of this page for a pdf of this page and pdfs for previous years.

SUBJECT SCORE PLACEMENT QUARTER UNITS DUPLICATING COURSES
Calculus AB (or AB subscore)1 5 Take placement diagnostic, see the Math Placement web site 8 MATH 19, 20
Calculus BC1 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 4 CHEM 31M, see the Chem Placement website 5 CHEM 31A
Chemistry 5 CHEM 33, see the Chem Placement website 102 CHEM 31A, 31B, 31M
Chinese Language & Culture3 5 Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 CHINLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A. 2A
Computer Science A 4,5 CS 106B or CS 106X 5 CS 101, 105, 106A
Computer Science Principles 4,5 CS 106A 5 CS 101, 105
French Language3 5 Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 FRENLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A
Italian Language & Culture3 5 Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 ITALLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A
German Language3 5 Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 GERLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A
Japanese Language & Culture3 5 Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 JAPANLNG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A
Latin (Literature or Vergil)3 5 Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 CLASSICS 1L, 2L, 3L
Physics C - Mechanics4 5 Take placement diagnostic, see the Physics Placement Diagnostic site 4 PHYSICS 21, 41
  4 Take placement diagnostic, see the Physics Placement Diagnostic site 4 PHYSICS 21
Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism4 5 Take placement diagnostic, see the Physics Placement Diagnostic site 4 PHYSICS 23,  43
  4 Take placement diagnostic, see the Physics Placement Diagnostic site 4 PHYSICS 23
Physics 1 & 2 - Both4,5 9,10 Take placement diagnostic, see the Physics Placement Diagnostic site 8 PHYSICS 21, 23
  8 Take placement diagnostic, see the Physics Placement Diagnostic site 4 PHYSICS 21
Spanish (Language)3 5 Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 SPANLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A

1 Students are eligible for Calculus AB, BC, or subscore AB, however not a combination of the three. Students can only earn credit for one of the listed math exams.

2 Some students may prefer CHEM 31M and will be awarded only 5 units

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.

4 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.

5 Students must have taken both Physics 1 & 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, the student should contact the Student Services Center.

AP chart downloads are available below for each matriculation year:Previous Years