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    University of Colorado Denver
   
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Transfer of Advanced Placement (AP) Credit


Advanced Placement (AP)

–This chart was replaced as of July 1, 2016–

Credit award and course equivalency information listed in this table applies only to degree programs completed at the Denver Campus, including Bioengineering. Health programs at the Anschutz Medical Campus have different credit award and prerequisite policies; visit www.ucdenver.edu/academics and/or contact the program office directly for additional information. 

This chart represents credit awarded for exams taken during the 2015-2016 catalog year. For exams taken in prior or future catalog years, consult those academic catalogs for exam equivalency information.
Subject Area Examination Title* Minimum Score Credit Hours Awarded CU Denver Course  Equivalent(s) or Content Substitution
Art Art History 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 6 FINE 2600, FINE 2610
  Studio Art - Drawing Portfolio 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 3 FINE 1100
  Studio Art - 2-D Design Portfolio 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 3 FINE 1400
  Studio Art - 3-D Design Portfolio 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 3 FINE 1500
Biology Biology - Exam only (See Note 2) 5, 4 6 BIOL 2051, BIOL 2061
  Biology - Exam and full-year AP course (See Note 3) 5, 4 (See Note 1) 8 BIOL 2051, BIOL 2061, BIOL 2071, BIOL 2081
  Biology - Exam and full-year AP course (See Note 3) (See Note 1) 8 BIOL 1550, BIOL 1560
Chinese Chinese Language and Culture             5 6 CHIN 2120, CHIN 1999AE** (3 hours)
  Chinese Language and Culture 4 6 CHIN 2110, CHIN 2120
  Chinese Language and Culture 3 (See Note 1) 3 CHIN 2110
Chemistry Chemistry - Exam only (See Note 2) 5, 4 6 CHEM 2031, CHEM 2061
  Chemistry - Exam and full-year AP course (See Note 3) 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 9 CHEM 2031, CHEM 2038,
CHEM 2061, CHEM 2068
Computer Science Computer Science A 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 3 CSCI 1410 or ISMG 2200 (See Note 4)
English Literature and Composition 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 6 (See Note 6) ENGL 1020, ENGL 1999AE** (3 hours)
  Language and Composition 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 6 (See Note 6) ENGL 1020, ENGL1999AE** (3 hours)
Economics Macroeconomics 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 3 ECON 2012
  Microeconomics 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 3 ECON 2022
Environmental Science Environmental Science - Exam only 5, 4 3 ENVS 1999AE** (3 hours)
  Environmental Science - Exam and full-year AP course 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 4 ENVS 1042
French French Language 5 6 FREN 2120, FREN 1999AE** (3 hours)
  French Language 4 6 FREN 2110, FREN 2120
  French Language 3 (See Note 1) 3 FREN 2110
Geography Human Geography 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 3 GEOG 1302
German German Language 5 6 GRMN 2130, GRMN 1999AE** (3 hours)
  German Language 4 6 GRMN 2110, GRMN 2130
  German Language 3 (See Note 1) 3 GRMN 2110
Government - (Political Science) Government and Politics (US) 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 3 PSCI 1101
  Government and Politics (Comparative) 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 3 PSCI 1001
History U.S. History 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 6 HIST 1361, HIST 1362
  European History 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 6 HIST 1211, HIST 1212
  World History 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 6 HIST 1016, HIST 1026
 Italian  Italian Language and Culture  5, 4  6 MLNG 1999AE** (6 hours)
   Italian Language and Culture  3 (See Note 1)  3 MLNG 1999AE** (3 hours)
Japanese Japanese Language and Culture 5, 4 6 MLNG 1999AE** (6 hours)
  Japanese Language and Culture 3 (See Note 1) 3 MLNG 1999AE** (3 hours)
Latin/Classics Latin 5, 4 6 LATN 2010, LATN 2020
  Latin 3 (See Note 1) 3 LATN 2010
Mathematics Calculus AB 5, 4

4 (See Note 7)

MATH 1401
  Calculus AB 3 3 MATH 1110
  Calculus BC 5, 4 8 (See Note 7) MATH 1401, MATH 2411
  Calculus BC 3 and AB subscore of at least 3  4 MATH 1401
  Calculus BC 1,2 and AB subscore of at least 4 4 MATH 1401
Music Music Theory 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 3 PMUS 1100 (See Note 5)
Physics Physics B - Exam only (See Note 2) 5, 4 8 PHYS 2010, PHYS 2020
  Physics C - Exam only (Mechanics) (See Note 2) 5, 4 4 PHYS 2311
  Physics C - Exam only (Elec/Mag) (See Note 2) 5, 4 4 PHYS 2331
  Physics B - Exam and full-year AP course (See Note 3) 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 10 PHYS 2010, PHYS 2020, PHYS 2030, PHYS 2040
  Physics C (Mechanics) - Exam and AP course (See Note 3) 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 5 PHYS 2311, PHYS 2321
  Physics C (Elec/Mag) - Exam and AP course (See Note 3) 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 5 PHYS 2331, PHYS 2341
Psychology Psychology 5, 4, 3 (See Note 1) 3 PSYC 1000, PSYC 1005
Spanish Spanish Language 5 6 SPAN 2120, SPAN 1999AE** (3 hours)
  Spanish Language 4 6 SPAN 2110, SPAN 2120
  Spanish Language 3 (See Note 1) 3 SPAN 2110
  Spanish Literature 5 6 SPAN 1999AE** (6 hours)
  Spanish Literature 4 3 SPAN 1999AE** (3 hours)
  Spanish Literature 3 (See Note 1) 3 SPAN 2120
Statistics Statistics 5, 4, 3 3 MATH 2830

 

Note 1: For this exam, an AP exam score of 3 requires a minimum grade of A in the second semester of the high school AP course for credit to be awarded.

Note 2: Students may take the corresponding CU Denver laboratory course to meet a lab science core curriculum or major requirement. See the academic department for additional information.

Note 3: Students must meet the major department’s laboratory proficiency standards before enrolling in additional laboratory courses. See the academic department for additional information.

Note 4: Computer science majors who demonstrate proficiency in C++ programming will receive credit that substitutes for CSCI 1410. Business majors will receive credit that substitutes for ISMG 2200.

Note 5: AP Music Theory credit does not fulfill the CU Denver co-requisite requirements for Ear Training and Sightsinging I or Piano Class I.

Note 6: A maximum of nine total credit hours is applied to the degree for students receiving credit for both the Literature and Composition and Language and Composition exams.

Note 7: A maximum of eight total credit hours is applied to the degree for students receiving credit for both the Calculus AB and Calculus BC exams.

 

*College credit for courses and/or from exams (IB,AP,CLEP,etc.) evaluated as similar or identical to courses appearing on the CU Denver transcript is considered duplicate credit. 

Unless approved otherwise, credit may be applied only once toward CU Denver graduation requirements. 

**1999AE courses apply as generic credit in the department of the exam subject area.

CU Denver School Code:
4875


Send Official Score Reports To:
CU Denver Office of Admissions
Campus Box 167
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364


Official Score Reports and Information May Be Obtained By Contacting:
The College Board
AP Services
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
888-225-5427


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