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 (exlcuding all language and Physics).
|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 31, 31A, 31B, 31M|
|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 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.
AP chart downloads are available below for each matriculation year: