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Course Credit from Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

Civil Engineering students who have passed certain Advance Placement (AP) examinations will receive up to nine units of credit for specific courses, as shown in the following table.  Students must arrange for an official record of the test scores sent to the Registrar's Office.  These score reports may be ordered from the College Board website.  There is no need to file an academic petition.

In some cases, the Civil Engineering faculty recommend taking Calculus courses in spite of having received a passing score on the AP exam.  These cases are shown in yellow on the table.

A scores of 3 or above on one of the English exams also exempts the student from the Cal Poly English Placement Test (EPT).  A scores of 3 or above on one of the Calculus or Statistics exams also exempts the student from the Cal Poly Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam.

AP Examination Course Credit at Cal Poly Pomona for CE Majors
Score = 0, 1, or 2 Score = 3 Score = 4 Score = 5
Art History None GE Area C1
Biology None GE Area B3
Chemistry None CHM 121 + CHM 121L CHM 121 + CHM 121L + CHM 122 + CHM 122L
English Language and Composition None GE Area A1 or IGE 122, plus EPT exemption
English Literature and Composition None GE Areas A1 and C3 or IGE 122, plus EPT exemption
French, German, Spanish, or Latin Language None GE Area C3
French or Spanish Literature None GE Area C3
US History None GE Area D1b
World History None GE Area C2
Human Geography None GE Area D3
Calculus AB None MAT 114 + ELM exemption, but recommend taking MAT 114 MAT 114 + ELM exemption
Calculus BC None MAT 114 + MAT 115 + ELM exemption, but recommend taking MAT 115 MAT 114 + MAT 115 + MAT 116 + ELM exemption, but recommend taking MAT 116 MAT 114 + MAT 115 + MAT 116 + ELM exemption
Music Theory None GE Area C1
Physics C (mechanical) None PHY 131 (lecture only)
Physics C (electricity and magnetism) None PHY 133 (lecture only)
US Government and Politics + California Government Test None GE Area D1a or IGE 222 or IGE 223
Psychology None GE Area E

IGE students may use AP credit to substitute for a maximum of two courses in the IGE sequence.