Academic Catalogs

Advanced Placement

Students may earn credit for College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Advanced Placement (AP) Tests with scores of 3, 4, or 5. AP credit can be used to meet IGETC, CSU GE and A.A. general Education (GE) and/or major requirements.

Students must have the College Board send AP exam results to the Admissions Office (hand carried copies will not be accepted) for use on the A.A. or GE patterns.

Transfer Students: Course credit and units granted at Coastline College may differ from course credit and units granted by a transfer institution. See the transfer institution’s application of AP major preparation credit. UC AP major preparation credit: https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/admission-requirements/ap-exam-credits/ap-credits/. CSU major preparation credit: see individual CSU campus websites. This AP Chart is based on the most current information available. Although every attempt has been made to assure the accuracy of the information provided, make sure to use the links below to view the source documents: AP Courses and Exams College Board: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/subjects.html CSU Systemwide Credit for External Examinations: http://www.calstate.edu/transfer/requirements/csustudents.shtml IGETC Standards, Policies, and Procedures: http://icas-ca.org/standards-policies-and-procedures-manual UC AP Credit: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/exam-credit/ap-credits/index.html

Advanced Placement Chart

AP Examination CCC AA (Subject Credit and/or GE) Units and Area CSU GE Area for Certification Total CSU Transfer Units IGETC Area for Certification Total UC Semester Transfer Units
Art History ART C100 and ART C101 6 unit/Area C C1 or C2; 3 sem. units 6 3A or 3B; 3 sem. units 5.3
Biology BIOL C100 and BIOL C100L 4 units/Area B B2 and B3; 4 sem. units 6 5B with lab; 4 sem. units 5.3
Calculus AB MATH C180 5 units/Area A31 B4; 3 sem. units 32 2A; 3 sem. units 2.63
Calculus BC4 MATH C180 5 units/Area A31 B;4 3 sem. units 62 2A; 3 sem. units 5.33
Calculus BC/AB Subscore MATH C180 5 units/Area A31 B4; 3 sem. units 32 2A; 3 sem. units 2.63
Chemistry CHEM C110 5 units/Area B B1 and B3; 4 sem. units5 6 5A and 5C; 4 sem. units 5.3
Chinese Language and Cultures CHIN C185 5 units/Area C C2; 3 sem. units 6 3B and 6A; 3 sem. units 5.3
Computer Science: A N/A N/A 32 N/A 5.36
Computer Science: AB N/A N/A 62 N/A 2.67
Computer Science Principles N/A B4; 3 sem. units 6 N/A 5.3
English Language and Composition ENGL C100 3 units/Area A2 A2; 3 sem. units 6 1A; 3 sem. units 5.38
English Literature and Composition ENGL C100 and Lit course 6 units/A2 and C2 A2 and C2; 6 sem. units 6 1A or 3B; 3 sem. units 5.38
Environ-mental Science 4 units/Area B B1 and B3; 4 sem. units10 4 5A and 5C; 3 sem. units 2.6
European History HIST C180 and HIST C185 6 units/Area C or D C2 or D6; 3 sem. units 6 3B or 4F; 3 sem. units 5.3
French Language FREN C185 5 units/Area C C2; 3 sem. units prior to Fall 201111 6 3B and 6A; 3 sem. units 5.3
French Language & Culture FREN C185 5 units/Area C C2; 3 sem. units 611 3B and 6A; 3 sem. units 5.3
French Literature FREN C260 3 units/Area C C2; 3 Sem. units12 612 3B and 6A; 3 sem. units 5.3
German Language 5 units/Area C2 C2; 3 sem. units prior to Fall 201111 612 3B and 6A; 3 sem. units 5.3
German Language & Culture 5 units/Area C C2; 3 sem. units 612 3B and 6A; 3 sem. units 5.3
Government and Politics: Comparative PSCI C130 3 units/Area D D8; 3 sem. units 3 4H; 3 sem. units 2.6
Government and Politics: United States 3 units/Area D D8 + US-2; 3 sem. units14 3 4H + US-2; 3 sem. units 2.6
Human Geography GEOG C185 3 units/Area D D5; 3 sem. units 3 4E; 3 sem. units 2.6
Italian Language and Cultures ITAL C185 5 units/Area C C2; 3 sem. units16 6 3B or 6A; 3 sem. units 5.3
Japanese Language and Cultures JAPN C185 5 units/Area C C2; 3 sem. units 6 3B or 6A; 3 sem. units 5.3
Latin 3 units/Area C C2; 3 sem. units 3 3B and 6A; 3 sem. units 5.3
Latin Literature 3 units/Area C C2; 3 sem. units12 612 3B or 6A; 3 sem. units 2.6
Latin: Vergil 3 units/Area C C2; 3 sem. units17 317 3B or 6A; 3 sem. units 2.6
Macro-economics ECON C175 3 units/ Area D D2; 3 sem units 3 4B; 3 sem. units 2.6
Micro-economics ECON C170 3 units/Area D D2; 3 sem. units 3 4B; 3 sem. units 2.6
Music Theory 3 units/Area C D2; 3 sem. units12 612 N/A 5.3
Physics 1 & Physics 2 PHYS C120 4 units/Area B PHYS C125 4 units/Area B PHYS C110 3 units/Area B B1 and B3; 4 sem. units18 419 5A and 5C; 4 sem. units 5.320
Physics B N/A B1 and B3; 3 sem. units5 N/A N/A N/A
Physics C: Mechanics PHYS C120 4 units/Area B B1 and B3; 4 sem. units18 419 5A and 5C; 3 sem. unit 2.620
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism PHYS C125 4 units/Area B B1 and B3; 4 sem. units18 419 5A and 5C; 3 sem. units 2.620
Psychology PSYC C100/ 3units/ Area D D9; 3 sem. units 3 4I 3 sem. units 2.6
Spanish Language SPAN C185/5units/Area C C;2 3 sem. units21 622 3B and 6A; 3 sem. units 5.3
Spanish Literature & Culture SPAN C185 5 units/Area C C2; 3 sem units 6 3B and 6A; 3 sem. units 5.3
Spanish Literature 3 units/Area C C2; 3 sem. units23 624 3B and 6A; 3 sem. units 5.3
Statistics MATH C160 4 units/Area A3 B4; 3 sem. units 3 2A; 3 sem. units 2.6
Studio Art: 2D Design ART C110 3 units./Area C N/A 3 N/A 5.325
Studio Art: 3D Design N/A N/A 3 N/A 5.325
Studio Art: Drawing N/A N/A 3 N/A 5.325
United States History HIST C170 and HIST C175 6 units/Area C or D C2 or D6 + US1; 3 sem. units 6 3B or 4F; 3 sem. units 5.3
World History - Modern HIST C161 or HIST C162 6 units/Area C or D C2 or D6; 3 sem. units 3 3B or 4F; 3 sem. units 5.3

Notes:

Associate degrees: Students should be aware that AP test credit is evaluated by corresponding it to an equivalent Coastline College course. A student who receives AP credit and then takes the equivalent Coastline College course will have the unit credit for such duplication deducted prior to being awarded the Associate degree. Advanced Placement exam results and courses for which credit is granted will be posted on a student’s transcript, with units assigned and no grade.

CSU GE: The Advanced Placement examinations may be incorporated into the certification of CSU General Education-Breadth requirements by any certifying institution. All CSU campuses will accept the minimum units shown and apply them toward fulfillment of the designated General Education-Breadth area if the examination is included as part of a full or subject-area certification. Please note that individual CSU campuses may choose to grant more units than those specified toward completion of General Education-Breadth requirements.

IGETC: AP exams must be used in area indicated regardless of where the certifying CCC’s discipline is located.