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Advanced Placement (AP) Program

The Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) allows students to take advanced work while in high school and then be examined for credit at the college level. Students who take advanced placement courses and subsequently receive scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the CEEB Advanced Placement examination are generally given college credit for lower-level courses in which they have demonstrated proficiency. Refer to the following chart for general information and consult with your advisor to determine how the credit can be applied to your specific degree program. Original, official score reports must be submitted to the Office of Admissions for credit award consideration.

This chart represents academic credit for students admitted to the University of Colorado Denver beginning fall 2016. Students admitted prior to fall 2016 should consult the University Catalog corresponding to the year in which the exam was taken.

Advanced Placement (AP) Charts

Subject Area: Arts

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Art History 5, 4 6 FINE 2600, FINE 2610 Arts or Humanities
Art History 3 3 FINE 2600 Arts or Humanities
Studio Art - Drawing 5, 4, 3 3 FINE 1100 Arts
Studio Art - 2-D Design 5, 4, 3 3 FINE 1400 Arts
Studio Art - 3-D Design 5, 4, 3 3 FINE 1500 Arts

Subject Area: Biology

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Biology 5, 4 8 BIOL 2010, BIOL 2011, BIOL 2020, BIOL 2021 SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab
Biology 3 8 BIOL 1550, BIOL 1560 SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab

Subject Area: Chemistry

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Chemistry 5, 4 9 CHEM 2031, CHEM 2038, CHEM 2061, CHEM 2068 SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab
Chemistry 3 4 CHEM 1474 SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab

Subject Area: Computer Science

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Computer Science A 5, 4 3 XDEN 1999AE (3 credits)

Subject Area: Economics

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Macroeconomics 5, 4, 3 3 ECON 2012 SS1 Social Sciences
Microeconomics 5, 4, 3 3 ECON 2022 SS1 Social Sciences

Subject Area: English

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
English Literature and Composition 5, 4, 3 3 ENGL 1999AE (3 credits) AH2 Humanities
English Language and Composition 5, 4, 3 3 ENGL 1020 CO1 Composition

Subject Area: Environmental Science

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Environmental Science 5, 4, 3 4 ENVS 1044, ENVS 1045 SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab

 Subject Area: Geography

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Human Geography 5, 4, 3 3 GEOG 1302 SS2 Social Sciences

 Subject Area: History

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
United States History 5, 4, 3 6 HIST 1361, HIST 1362 HI1 Humanities or International Perspectives
World History 5, 4, 3 6 HIST 1016, HIST 1026 HI1 Humanities or International Perspectives
European History 5, 4, 3 6 HIST 1211, HIST 1212 HI1 Humanities or International Perspectives

 Subject Area: Languages

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Chinese Language and Culture 5 6 CHIN 2120 (3 credits) CHIN 3999AE (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Chinese Language and Culture 4 6 CHIN 2110 (3 credits) and CHIN 2120 (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Chinese Language and Culture 3 3 CHIN 2110 (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
French Language and Culture 5 6 FREN 2120 (3 credits) and FREN 3999AE Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
French Language and Culture 4 6 FREN 2110 (3 credits) and FREN 2120 (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
French Language and Culture 3 3 FREN 2110 (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
German Language and Literature 5 6 GRMN 2130 (3 credits) and GRMN 3999AE Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
German Language and Literature 4 6 GRMN 2110 (3 credits) and GRMN 2130 (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
German Language and Literature 3 3 GRMN 2110 (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Italian Language and Culture 5, 4 6 MLNG 2999AE (6 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Italian Language and Culture 3 3 MLNG 2999AE (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Japanese Language and Culture 5, 4 6 MLNG 2999AE (6 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Japanese Language and Culture 3 3 MLNG 2999AE (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Spanish Language and Culture 5 6 SPAN 2120 (3 credits) and SPAN 3999AE (3 credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities
Spanish Language and Culture 4 6 SPAN 2110 (3 credits) and SPAN 2120 (3 credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities
Spanish Language and Culture 3 3 SPAN 2110 (3 credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities
French Literature 5 6 FREN 3999AE (6 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
French Literature 4 3 FREN 3999AE (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
French Literature 3 3 FREN 2120 (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Spanish Literature 5 6 SPAN 3999AE (6 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Spanish Literature 4 3 SPAN 3999AE (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Spanish Literature 3 3 SPAN 2110 (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Latin 5, 4 6 LATN 2010 (3 credits), LATN 2020 (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Latin 3 3 LATN 2010 (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core

 Subject Area: Mathematics

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Calculus AB 5, 4 4 MATH 1401 MA1 Mathematics
Calculus AB 3 3 MATH 1999AE (3 credits) MA1 Mathematics
Calculus BC 5, 4 8 MATH 1401, MATH 2411 MA1 Mathematics
Calculus BC 3 - With AB Subscore of 5 or 4 4 MATH 1401 MA1 Mathematics
Calculus BC 3 - With AB Subscore of 3 3 MATH 1999AE (3 credits) MA1 Mathematics
Statistics 5, 4, 3 3 MATH 2830 (3 credits) MA1 Mathematics

 Subject Area: Music

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Music Theory 5, 4, 3 3 PMUS 1100

Subject Area: Physics

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Physics 1 5, 4 5 PHYS 2010 (4 credits), PHYS 2321 (1 credit) SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab
Physics 1 3 4 PHYS 2999AE (4 credits) SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab
Physics 2 5, 4 5 PHYS 2020 (4 credits), PHYS 2341 (1 credit) SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab
Physics 2 3 4 PHYS 2999AE (4 credits) Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab
Physics C (Mechanics) 5, 4 5 PHYS 2311 (4 credits), PHYS 2321 (1 credit) SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab
Physics C (Mechanics) 3 4 PHYS 2999AE (4 credits) SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab
Physics C (Elec and Mag) 5, 4 5 PHYS 2331 (4 credits), PHYS 2341 (1 credit) SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab
Physics C (Elec and Mag) 3 4 PHYS 2999AE (4 credits) SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab

Subject Area: Political Science

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Government and Politics: United States 5, 4, 3 3 PSCI 1101 SS1 Social Sciences
Government and Politics: Comparative 5, 4, 3 3 PSCI 1001 SS1 Social Sciences

Subject Area: Psychology

Examination Title Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution CCHE Policy-gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Psychology 5, 4, 3 3 PSYC 1000 and PSYC 1005 SS3 Behavioral Sciences

Notes

**#999AE courses apply as generic credit in the department of the exam subject area.

gtPathways categories identified represent general education credit administered by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, details found at the CCHE website. Credit for AP exams not identified with a gtPathways category is administered by the University of Colorado Denver, and credit may be applied to a CU Denver Core, major, or elective credit.

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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