Advanced Placement Exams

Students entering Georgia Tech may receive college credit based upon their scores on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exams taken in conjunction with designated high school advanced placement classes, SAT II Subject Tests, The International Baccalaureate, and/or Georgia Tech Departmental Exams.

Once enrolled at Georgia Tech, students are not allowed to take College Board (Advanced Placement and SAT II), International Baccalaureate, or A-Level Examinations for credit. All examinations must be completed prior to the student's enrollment date. Students who offer satisfactory evidence that they are qualified to do so may receive credit for a course by examination at Georgia Tech. Such an examination is called an Examination for Advanced Standing.

College Board Advanced Placement Exams

Subject Course Hours
Art History AP Score: 4 or 5 COA 2242 3
Biology AP Score: 4 or 5 = BIOL 1510 4
Mathematics - Calculus AB AP Score: 4 or 5 = MATH 1551 2
Mathematics - Calculus BC AP Score: 4 or 5 = MATH 1551 & MATH 1552 6
Chemistry - Effective Summer 2010 AP Score: 4 = CHEM 1211K 4
Chemistry AP Score: 5 = CHEM 1310 4
Chinese Language and Culture AP Score: 3 = CHIN 2002 3
AP Score: 4 = CHIN 2002 & CHIN 3003 6
AP Score: 5 = CHIN 3003 & CHIN 3004 6
Computer Science (A) AP Score: 4 or 5 = CS 1301 3
Computer Science Principles AP Score: 4 or 5 = CS 1XXX 3
English Language and Composition AP Score: 4 or 5 = ENGL 1101 3
English Literature and Composition AP Score: 4 or 5 = ENGL 1101 3
Environmental Science AP Score: 4 or 5 = EAS 1600 4
European History AP Score: 4 or 5 = HTS 1031 3
French Language and Culture AP Score: 4 or 5 = FREN 2001 & FREN 2002 6
German Language and Culture AP Score: 4 or 5 = GRMN 2001 & GRMN 2002 6
Government and Politics: Comparative AP Score: 4 or 5 = INTA 12003 3
Government and Politics: U.S. AP Score: 4 or 5 = POL 11013 3
Human Geography AP Score: 4 or 5 = SS 1XXX 3
Italian Language and Culture No Credit Awarded 0
Japanese Language and Culture AP Score: 3 = JAPN 2002 3
AP Score: 4 = JAPN 2002 & JAPN 3001 6
AP Score: 5 = JAPN 3001 & JAPN 3002 6
Latin (Language and Culture) AP Score: 4 or 5 = LATN 2XXX 6
Economics (Macroeconomics)1 AP Score: 4 or 5 = ECON 2105 3
Economics (Microeconomics)1 AP Score: 4 or 5 = ECON 2106 3
Music Theory AP Score: 3 = MUSI 2600 2
AP Score: 4 or 5 = MUSI 2600 & MUSI 3600 4
Physics B AP Score: 4 or 5 = PHYS 2XXX 3
Physics C, Part I: Mechanics AP Score: 5 = PHYS 22114 4
Physics C, Part II: Elect & Magnetism AP Score: 5 = PHYS 22124 4
Physics 1: Algebra-Based AP Score: 4 or 5 = PHYS 2XXX 3
Physics 2: Algebra-Based AP Score: 4 or 5 = PHYS 2XXX 3
Psychology AP Score: 4 or 5 = PSYC 1101 3
Spanish Language & Culture AP Score: 4 or 5 = SPAN 2001 & SPAN 2002 6
Spanish Literature & Culture AP Score: 4 or 5 = SPAN 2001 & SPAN 2002 6
Statistics No Credit Awarded 0
Studio Art: 2-D Design AP Score: 4 or 5 = ARCH 1XXX 3
Studio Art: 3-D Design AP Score: 4 or 5 = ARCH 1XXX 3
Studio Art: Drawing No Credit Awarded 0
United States (American) History AP Score: 4 or 5 = HIST 2111 3
World History AP Score: 4 or 5 = HTS 1XXX2 3
1

With a score of 4 or 5 in both macroeconomics and microeconomics, a student could instead elect to receive 3 semester hours of credit for ECON 2100.

2

HTS 1XXX represents a 1000 level elective course.

3

Students cannot receive credit for both INTA 1200 and POL 1101.

4

Students who receive a score of 4 will be contacted by the School of Physics after the AP scores are received (early in August each year) with information about taking a placement test to validate the credit. If students pass the test, they will be awarded credit.