Advanced Placement Exams (AP)

Column 2 - IGETC: With a score of 3, 4, or 5, AP credit may be applied to Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) certification.

Column 3 - CSU GE: With a score of 3, 4, or 5, AP credit may be applied to California State University General Education (CSU GE) certification.

Column 4 - AA/AS GE: With a score of 3, 4, or 5, AP credit may be applied to Associate Degree general education Area requirements at Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College.

Column 5 - CSU Provides elective units towards admissisions. The units applied toward GE are part of these admission units.

AP Exam IGETC
3 Semester Units awarded toward IGETC unless otherwise indicated
CSU GE
3 semester units awarded toward GE unless otherwise indicated
Associate Degree General Education
3 semester units awarded toward GE unless otherwise indicated
CSU Units for Admission
Units are not applicable at the community college level
AP Art History Area 3A or Area 3B Area C1 or Area C2 AA GE E5c 6
AP Biology Area 5B & Area 5C Area B2 & Area B3 - 4 semester units AA GE E5a - 4 semester units 6
AP Calculus AB Area 2A Area B4 AA C1 and E2c 3
AP Calculus BC Area 2A Area B4 AA C1 and E2c  6
AP Calculus BC/AB
Sub-score
Area 2A Area B4 AA C1 and E2c   3
AP Chemistry Taken before Fall 2009 Area 5A & Area 5C Area B1 & Area B3 - 6 semester units AA GE E5a - 6 semester units 6
AP Chemistry Taken Fall 2009 or after Area 5A & Area 5C Area B1 & Area B3 - 4 semester units AA GE E5a - 4 semester units 6
AP Chinese - Language and Culture Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 AA GE E5c 6
AP Computer Science Principles NA Area B4 AA C1 and E2c 6
AP Economics - Macroeconomics Area 4 Area D AA GE E5b 3
AP Economics - Microeconomics Area 4 Area D AA GE E5b 3
AP English - Language and Composition Area 1A Area A2 AA C2 and E2a 6
AP English - Literature and Composition Area 1A or Area 3B Area A2 & Area C2 - 6 semester units AA C2 and E2a and E5c - 6 semester units 6
AP Environmental Science Taken before Fall 2009 Area 5A & Area 5C 3 semester units only
so must take a 4 semester unit courses
for Area 5B for certification
Area B2 & Area B3 - 4 semester units AA GE E5a - 4 semester units 4
AP Environmental Science Taken Fall 2009 or later Area 5A & Area 5C 3 semester units only
so must take a 4 semester unit courses 
for Area 5B for certification
Area B1 & Area B3 - 4 semester units AA GE E5a - 4 semester units 4
AP French Language Taken before Fall 2009 Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 - 6 semester units AA GE E5c - 6 semester units 6
AP French Language Taken Fall 2009 and before Fall 2011 Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 AA GE E5c 3
AP French - Literature Taken before Fall 2009 Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 AA GE E5c 6
AP French - Language And Culture Taken Fall 2011 or after Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 AA GE E5c 6
AP German - Language Taken before Fall 2009 NA Area C2 - 6 semester units AA GE E5c - 6 semester units 6
AP German - Language - Taken Fall 2009 and before Fall 2011 NA Area C2 AA GE E5c 6
AP German - Language and Culture Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 AA GE E5c 6
AP Government - Comparative Gov/ Politics Area 4 Area D AA GE E5b 3
AP Government - US Government/Politics Area 4 & US – 2 US Constitution Area D & US – 2 US Constitution AA GE E5b 3
AP History - European Area 3B or 4 Area C2 or Area D AA GE E5b or E5c 6
AP History - United States Area 3B or Area 4 & US – 1 US History Area C2 or Area D & US – 1 US History AA GE E5b or E5c 6
AP History - World Area 3B or Area 4 Area C2 or Area D AA GE E5b or E5c 3
AP Human Geography Area 4 Area D AA GE E5b 3
AP Italian - Language and Culture Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 AA GE E5c 6
AP Japanese - Language and Culture Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 AA GE E5c 6
AP Latin - Literature Taken before Fall 2009 Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 AA GE E5c 6
AP Latin - Vergil Taken before Fall 2012 Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 AA GE E5c 6
AP Latin Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 AA GE E5c 6
AP Music Theory - Taken before Fall 2009 NA Area C1 AA E5c 6
AP Physics 1 Area 5A & Area 5C Area B1 & Area B3 - 4 semester units AA GE E5a -
4 semester units
4
AP Physics 2 Area 5A & Area 5C Area B1 & Area B3 - 4 semester units AA GE E5a -
4 semester units
4
AP Physics B Taken before Fall 2009 Area 5A & Area 5C Area B1 & Area B3 - 6 semester units AA GE E5a -
6 semester units
6
AP Physics B Between Fall ‘09 And Fall ‘13 Area 5A & Area 5C Area B1 & Area B3 - 4 semester units AA GE E5a -
4 semester units
6
AP Physics C Mechanics Area 5A & Area 5C - 3 semester units only
so must take a 4 semester unit course for
Area 5B for certification
Area B1 & Area B3 - 4 semester units AA GE E5a -
4 semester units
4
AP Physics C Electricity/Magnetism Area 5A & Area 5C - 3 semester units only
so must take a 4 semester unit course for
Area 5B for certification
Area B1 & Area B3 - 4 semester units AA GE E5a -
4 semester units
4
AP Psychology Area 4 Area D AA GE E5b 3
Spanish - Language Taken before Spring 2014 NA Area C2 - 6 semester units AA GE E5c -
6 semester units
6
Spanish Language and Culture Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 AA GE E5c 6
Spanish - Literature Taken before Spring 2013 NA Area C2 - 6 semester units AA GE E5c -
6 semester units
6
Spanish - Literature and Culture Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 AA GE E5c 6
Statistics Area 2A Area B4 AA C1 and E2c