Advanced Placement Exams (AP)

IGETC: With a score of 3, 4, or 5, AP credit may be applied to Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) certification. Visit the SMCCCD Transcript Evaluation website to view accurate credit value applied to IGETC and UC admissions.

CSU GE: With a score of 3, 4, or 5, AP credit may be applied to California State University General Education (CSU GE) certification. 3 semester units awarded toward GE unless otherwise indicated. Some AP results generate different credit value depending upon the date completed. For more information visit the SMCCCD Transcript Evaluation website.

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. 3 semester units awarded toward GE unless otherwise indicated.

AP Exam IGETC CSU GE AA/AE GE
AP Art History Area 3A or Area 3B Area C1 or Area C2 Arts or Humanities Area
AP Art – Stu/2-D NA NA NA
AP Art – Stu/3-D NA NA NA
AP Art – Stu/Draw NA NA NA
AP Biology Area 5B & Area 5C Area B2 & Area B3 4 semester units Natural Science/Scientific Inquiry Area w/lab - 4 semester units
AP Chemistry Taken before Fall 2009 Area 5A & Area 5C Area B1 & Area B3 6 semester units Natural Science/Scientific Inquiry Area - 6 semester units
AP Chemistry Taken Fall 2009 or after Area 5A & Area 5C Area B1 & Area B3 4 semester units Natural Science/Scientific Inquiry Area - 4 semester units
AP Chinese - Language and Culture Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 Humanities Area
AP Computer Science A & AB NA NA NA
AP Economics - Macroeconomics Area 4 Area D Social Science Area
AP Economics - Microeconomics Area 4 Area D Social Science Area
AP English - Language and Composition Area 1A Area A2 English/Reading Basic Comp. & Written Composition
AP English - Literature and Composition Area 1A or Area 3B Area A2 & Area C2 6 semester units English/Reading Basic Competency & Written Composition & Humanities Area - 6 semester units
AP Environmental Science Taken before Fall 2009   Area B2 & Area B3 4 semester units Natural Science/Scientific Inquiry Area w/lab - 4 semester units
AP Environmental Science Taken Fall 2009 or later Area 5A & Area 5C 3 semester units only! Area B1 & Area B3 4 semester units Natural Science/Scientific Inquiry Area w/lab - 4 semester units
AP French Language Taken before Fall 2009   Area C2 6 semester units Humanities Area - 6 semester units
AP French Language Taken Fall 2009 and before Fall 2011   Area C2 Humanities Area
AP French - Literature Taken before Fall 2009 Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 Humanities Area
AP French - Language And Culture Taken Fall 2011 or after Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 Humanities Area
AP German - Language Taken before Fall 2009   Area C2 6 semester units Humanities Area - 6 semester units
AP German - Language - Taken Fall 2009 and before Fall 2011   Area C2 Humanities Area
AP German - Language and Culture Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 Humanities Area
AP Government - Comparative Gov/ Politics Area 4 Area D Social Science Area
AP Government US Government/Politics Area 4 & US – 2 US Constitution Area D & US – 2 US Constitution Social Science Area US Government Specific Area
AP History - European Area 3B or 4 Area C2 or Area D Social Science Area or Humanities Area
AP History - United States Area 3B or Area 4 & US – 1 US History Area C2 or Area D & US – 1 US History Social Science Area US History Specific Area
AP History - World Area 3B or Area 4 Area C2 or Area D Social Science Area or Humanities Area
AP Human Geography Area 4 Area D Social Science Area
AP Italian - Language and Culture Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 Humanities Area
AP Japanese - Language and Culture Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 Humanities Area
AP Latin - Literature Taken before Fall 2009 Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 Humanities Area
AP Latin - Vergil Taken before Fall 2012 Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 Humanities Area
AP Latin Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 Humanities Area
AP Math - Calculus AB Area 2 Area B4 Math Competency & Critical Thinking/Analytical Thinking Area
AP Math Calculus BC Area 2 Area B4 Math Competency & Critical Thinking/Analytical Thinking Area
AP Math Calculus BC/AB Area 2 Area B4 Math Competency & Critical Thinking/Analytical Thinking Area
AP Music - Theory Taken before Fall 2009 NA Area C1 Humanities Area
AP Physics 1 Area 5A & Area 5C Area B1 & Area B3 4 semester units Natural Science/Scientific Inquiry Area - 4 semester units
AP Physics 2 Area 5A & Area 5C Area B1 & Area B3 4 semester units Natural Science/Scientific Inquiry Area - 4 semester units
AP Physics B Taken before Fall 2009 Area 5A & Area 5C Area B1 & Area B3 6 semester units Natural Science/Scientific Inquiry Area - 6 semester units
AP Physics B Between Fall ‘09 And Fall ‘15 Area 5A & Area 5C Area B1 & Area B3 4 semester units Natural Science/Scientific Inquiry Area - 4 semester units
AP Physics C Mechanics Area 5A & Area 5C 3 semester units only! Area B1 & Area B3 4 semester units Natural Science/Scientific Inquiry Area - 4 semester units
AP Physics C Electricity/Magnetism Area 5A & Area 5C 3 semester units only! Area B1 & Area B3 4 semester units Natural Science/Scientific Inquiry Area - 4 semester units
AP Psychology Area 4 Area D Social Science Area
AP Seminar NA NA NA
Spanish - Language Taken before Spring 2014   Area C2 6 semester units Humanities Area - 6 semester units
Spanish Language and Culture Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 Humanities Area
Spanish - Literature Taken before Spring 2013   Area C2 6 semester units Humanities Area - 6 semester units
Spanish - Literature and Culture Area 3B & Area 6A Area C2 Humanities Area
Statistics Area 2 Area B4 Math Competency & Critical Thinking/Analytical Thinking Area