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Advanced Placement (AP) Credit Chart

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Effective for Undergraduates Matriculating 2023-24

You can apply a maximum of 45 quarter units of advanced testing credit or coursework transfer credit toward your undergraduate degree. If you are considering applying for credit for AP exams, you should be aware of the following:

  • Academic Subjects not listed on this chart are not eligible for AP credit. 
  • Stanford may remove test credit from your record if your subsequent Stanford coursework duplicates test credit equivalent course content. Likewise, courses taken below the level of placement are considered duplicating courses. 
  • Stanford allows up to 10 units of credit per discipline for some of the AP exams.
  • You may not be awarded credit for more than one exam in the same subject type (excluding language and physics subject areas). If you submit multiple qualifying exam scores for the same subject, the single exam awarding you the greatest possible number of units will be posted.
  • Please see "How Do I Add Credit by Exam to My Record?" for more information on how to send your scores to Stanford, and how we receive and process your AP scores.

See below for charts (PDFs) from previous years
 

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

College Board®

SUBJECTSCOREQUARTER UNITSDUPLICATING COURSES
CALCULUS AB**(or AB Subscore)56MATH 19, 20
CALCULUS BC**510MATH 19, 20, 21
 46MATH 19, 20
CHEMISTRY45CHEM 31A
 510CHEM 31A, 31B, 31M
CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE *510CHINLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A. 2A
COMPUTER SCIENCE A4,55CS 101, 105, 106A 
Placement: CS106B or 106AX
COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES4,55CS 101, 105 
Placement: CS106A
FRENCH LANGUAGE *510FRENLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A
ITALIANLANGUAGE & CULTURE *510ITALLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A
GERMAN LANGUAGE*510GERLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A
JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE *510JAPANLNG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A
LATIN (LITERATURE OR VERGIL) *510CLASSICS 1L, 2L, 3L
PHYSICS C - MECHANICS***54PHYSICS 21, 41
 44PHYSICS 21
PHYSICS C - ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM***54PHYSICS 23,  43
 44PHYSICS 23
PHYSICS 1 & 2***(Both required for credit award)9,108PHYSICS 21, 23
 84PHYSICS 21
SPANISH (LANGUAGE)*510SPANLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A

* Scores of 4 on AP language exams will be accepted in fulfillment of the foreign language requirement; however, units will not be awarded to the student transcript. 
** Students are eligible for a credit award from only one AP Mathematics score:Calculus AB (or AB subscore as applicable), or Calculus BC. Students who submit passing scores for both exams will receive only the award for the highest level test. 
*** Students are eligible for a credit award from only one AP Physics score: Physics 1 & 2, or Physics C (one or both tests). Students who submit passing scores for Physics 1 & 2 and Physics C will have the higher-level credit posted regardless of unit quantity. Students who wish to have their Physics 1 & 2 credit posted instead should contact Degree Progress in the Office of the Registrar.

Previous Years’ Charts (PDFs)