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.