Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Credit

Use the following charts to determine how AP and IB credit may be applicable toward Programs of Concentration or Area Studies. Courses placements and exemptions are for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.  Exemptions may differ based on the year the exam was taken. See a Warren academic counselor for clarification.

Advanced Placement Credit

A score of 3, 4, or 5 on Advanced Placement Examinations may apply toward graduation, your major, or Warren College general-education requirements.  You will not receive additional credit if you take courses for which you are exempt. A maximum of 12 units can be applied for credit to each PofC; 4 units to each AS; 16 units for Science and Technology PofC.

Art (Studio)  Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
Drawing Portfolio* 3, 4 , 5 8 2 courses toward Visual Arts or Humanities PofC or 1 course toward Visual Arts or Humanities AS
2D or 3D Portfolio* 3, 4, 5 8 2 courses toward Visual Arts or Humanities PofC or 1 course toward Visual Arts or Humanities AS
*8 unit max for all tests
Art (History)  Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
3, 4 , 5 8 2 courses toward Visual Arts or Humanities PofC or 1 course toward Visual Arts or Humanities AS
Biology Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
3 = Exempt BILD 10 8 2 courses toward Biology, Fundamentals of Biology, or Science and Technology PofC
4, 5 = Exempt BILD 1, 2 and 3 8 2 courses toward Biology, Fundamentals of Biology, or Science and Technology PofC
Chemistry Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
3 = Exempt CHEM  4 8 2 courses toward Science and Technology PofC
4 = Exempt CHEM  4  8 2 courses toward Science and Technology PofC - may take CHEM 6A, 6B, 6C or CHEM 6AH, 6BH, 6CH for credit
5 =  Exempt CHEM  6A, 6B, 6C 8 2 courses toward Chemistry or Science and Technology PofC - may take CHEM 6AH, 6BH, 6CH, or CHEM 40A for those continuing in chemistry
Computer Science Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
A Exam 3 2 Elective credit only
A Exam 4, 5 = Exempt from CSE 8A; student should take CSE 11 2 Elective credit only – you should take CSE 11
Principles 3 8 Elective credit only
Principles 4, 5 = Exempt from CSE 3 8 2 courses – completes Formal Skills requirement and/or 2 courses toward Science & Technology PofC
Economics Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
Microeconomics 3, 4 4 1 course toward Perspectives of Social Science PofC
Microeconomics 5 =  Exempt ECON 1 4 1 course toward Economics or Perspectives of Social Science PofC or Economics AS
Macroeconomics 3, 4 4 1 course toward Perspectives of Social Science PofC
Macroeconomics 5 =  Exempt ECON 3 4 1 course toward Economics or Perspectives of Social Science PofC or Economics AS
English Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
Composition & Literature* 3, 4 , 5 8 2 courses toward Humanities or Literature PofC or 1 courses toward Humanities or Literature AS - satisfies ELWR requirement
Language  & Composition* 3, 4, 5 8 Elective credit only - satisfies ELWR requirement
*8 unit max for all tests
Environmental Science Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
3 4 1 course toward Science and Technology PofC
4, 5 = Exempt ESYS 10 4 1 courses toward Environmental Studies – Natural Science, SIO, or Science and Technology PofC
Government/Politics Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
United States 3, 4 4 1 course toward Perspectives of Social Science or Political Science PofC or 1 course toward Political Science AS - satisfies AHI
United States 5 =  Exempt POLI 10 4 1 course toward Perspectives of Social Science or Political Science PofC or 1 course toward Political Science AS - satisfies AHI
Comparative 3, 4 4 1 course toward Perspectives of Social Science or Political Science PofC or 1 course toward Political Science AS
Comparative 5 =  Exempt POLI 11 4 1 course toward Perspectives of Social Science or Political Science PofC or 1 course toward Political Science AS
History Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
United States 3, 4, 5 = Exempt 2 quarters U.S. History 8 2 courses toward History or Humanities PofC or 1 course toward History or Humanities AS
European 3, 4, 5 8 2 courses toward History or Humanities PofC or 1 course toward History or Humanities AS
World 3, 4, 5 8 2 courses toward History or Humanities PofC or 1 course toward History or Humanities AS
Human Geography Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
3, 4 , 5 4 Elective credit only
Language Other than English Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
Chinese, Japanese 3, 4 , 5 8 2 courses toward Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, or Foreign Language and Culture PofC or 1 course toward a Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, or Foreign Language and Culture AS
Language Other than English Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
French, German, Italian, Spanish 3 = Exempt LING 1C/CX 8 2 courses toward Foreign Language and Culture PofC or 1 course toward Foreign Language and Culture AS
French, German, Italian, Spanish 4 = Exempt LING 1D/DX or LIT 2A 8 2 courses toward Foreign Language and Culture PofC or 1 course toward Foreign Language and Culture AS or 1 course toward Humanities or Literature PofC or AS
French, German, Italian, Spanish 5 = Exempt LIT 2B 8 2 courses toward Foreign Language and Culture, Humanities, or Literature PofC or 1 course toward Foreign Language and Culture, Humanities, or Literature AS
Latin  Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
Virgil 3, 4, 5 = Exempt LTLA 1, 2, 3 4 1 course toward Classical Studies, Humanities, or Literature PofC or AS
Literature 3, 4, 5 = Exempt LTLA 1, 2, 3 4 1 course toward Classical Studies, Humanities, or Literature PofC or AS
Literature (Spanish)  Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
3 = Exempt LISP 1D/DX or LTSP 2A 8 2 courses toward Foreign Language and Culture or 1 course toward Foreign Language and Culture, Humanities or Literature PofC or AS
4 = Exempt LTSP 2B 8 2 courses toward Foreign Language and Culture, Humanities, or Literature PofC or 1 course toward Foreign Language and Culture, Humanities, or Literature AS
5 = Exempt LTSP 2C 8 2 courses toward Foreign Language and Culture, Humanities, or Literature PofC or 1 course toward Foreign Language and Culture, Humanities, or Literature AS
Math Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
Calculus AB* 3 = Exempt MATH 10A 4 1 course toward Formal Skills requirement
Calculus AB* 4, 5 = Exempt MATH 20A or 10A 4 1 course toward Formal Skills requirement and/or Math PofC
Calculus BC* 3 = Exempt MATH 20A and 10B 8 2 courses toward formal Skills requirement and/or 2 courses toward Math PofC
Calculus BC* 4, 5 = Exempt MATH 20A, 20B or 10A, 10B 8 2 courses toward formal Skills requirement and/or 2 courses toward Math PofC
*8 unit max for both tests
Music Theory Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
3, 4 , 5 8 2 courses toward Humanities or Music PofC or 1 course toward Humanities or Music AS
Physics Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
Physics 1 or 2* 3, 4, 5 = Exempt PHYS 10 8 2 courses toward Science and Technology PofC
Physics C Mechanics* 3 = Exempt PHYS 1A 4 1 courses toward Science and Technology PofC
Physics C Mechanics* 4, 5 = Exempt PHYS 1A or 2A 4 1 courses toward Physics or Science and Technology PofC
Physics C Elec & Magnetism* 3 = Exempt PHYS 1B 4 1 courses toward Science and Technology PofC
Physics C Elec & Magnetism* 4, 5 = Exempt PHYS 1B or 2B 4 1 courses toward Physics or Science and Technology PofC
*8 unit max for three tests
Psychology Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
3 4 1 course toward Perspectives of Social Science or Psychology PofC or Psychology AS
4, 5 = Exempt PSYC 1 4 1 course toward Perspectives of Social Science or Psychology PofC or Psychology AS
Statistics Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
3, 4 , 5 4 1 course toward Formal Skills

International Baccalaureate Credit

The University of California grants eight units of credit for each Higher-Level International Baccalaureate (IB) exam.  The IB credit limit at UC San Diego is 30 units.  Students will not receive credit if taking courses for which they are exempt.  A maximum of 12 units can be applied to each PofC; 4 units to each AS; 16 units for Science and Technology PofC. 

Anthropology  Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5, 6, 7 = Exempt ANTH 1 8 2 courses toward Anthropology or Perspectives of Social Science PofC or 1 course toward  Anthropology or AS
Biology Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5 = Exempt BILD 10 8 2 courses toward Biology, Fundamentals of Biology, or Science and Technology PofC
6, 7 = Exempt BILD 1, 2 and 3 8 2 courses toward Biology, Fundamentals of Biology, or Science and Technology PofC
Business Management Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5, 6, 7 8 Elective credit only
Chemistry Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5 = Exempt CHEM 6A 8 2 courses toward Science and Technology PofC or 1 course toward Chemistry PofC
6 = Exempt CHEM 6A, 6C 8 2 courses toward Chemistry or Science and Technology PofC
7 =  Exempt CHEM 6A-B-C 8 2 courses toward Chemistry or Science and Technology PofC
Computer Science Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5, 6, 7 8 2 courses toward Formal Skills and/or 2 courses toward Science and Technology PofC
Dance Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5, 6, 7 8 2 courses toward Humanities or Theatre and Dance PofC or 1 course toward Humanities or Theatre and Dance AS
Economics Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
  5, 6 8 2 courses toward Perspectives of Social Science PofC
  7 = exempt ECON 1, 3 8 2 courses toward Economics or Perspectives of Social Science PofC or 1 course toward Economics AS
English (English A) Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
  5, 6, 7 8 Elective credit only - satisfies ELWR requirement
Film Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5, 6, 7 8 2 courses toward Humanities or Visual Arts PofC or 1 course toward Humanities or Visual Arts AS
Geography Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
  5, 6, 7 8 Elective credit only
History of Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
Africa, The Americas, Asia and Oceania, Europe and the Middle East, Europe and the Islamic World, 20th Century World 5, 6, 7 8 2 courses toward History or Humanities PofC or 1 course toward History or Humanities AS
Language (Higher Level Exam) Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5, 6, 7 8 Elective credit only
Latin  Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5, 6, 7 = Exempt LTLA 1, 2, 3 8 2 courses toward Classical Studies, Literature, or Humanities PofC or 1 course toward Classical Studies, Literature, or Humanities AS
Linguistics (Language A Exams) Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5 = Exempt LING 1C/1CX 8 2 courses toward Foreign Language and Culture PofC or 1 course toward Foreign Language and Culture AS
6, 7 = Exempt LING 1D/1DX 8 2 courses toward Foreign Language and Culture PofC or 1 course toward Foreign Language and Culture AS
Math Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5, 6, 7 = Exempt MATH 20A and 4 elective units  8 Completes Formal Skills requirement and/or 1 course toward Math PofC. If Topic 9-Option: Calculus completed, should petition Math department for both Math 20A and 20B credit.
Music Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5, 6, 7 8 2 courses toward Humanities or Music PofC or 1 course toward Humanities or Music AS
Philosophy Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5, 6, 7 8 2 courses toward Humanities or Philosophy PofC or 1 course toward Humanities or Philosophy AS
Physics Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
  5 = Exempt PHYS 10 or 11 8 2 courses toward Science and Technology PofC
  6 = Exempt PHYS 1A-B 8 2 courses toward Science and Technology PofC
  7 = Exempt PHYS 2A-B 8 2 courses toward Physics or Science and Technology PofC
Psychology Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5, 6, 7 = Exempt PSYC 1 8 1 course toward Perspectives of Social Science or Psychology PofC or Psychology AS
Theatre Arts Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5, 6, 7 8 2 courses toward Humanities or Theatre and Dance PofC or 1 course toward Humanities or Theatre and Dance AS
Visual Arts Score Units Warren College GE Requirement
5, 6, 7 8 2 courses toward Humanities or Visual Arts PofC or 1 course toward Humanities or Visual Arts AS