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AP Chart/IB Chart

Eleanor Roosevelt College does not have general education requirements to which all AP or IB scores can be applied. As shown under UCSD Course Exemptions, Advanced Placement scores and International Baccalaureate scores can earn elective or prerequisite credit toward some majors and toward graduation requirements.

Please read "Application of AP Credits and IB Units" prior to reviewing charts to understand how to interpret exam scores and credits.  

  • Students who receive AP or IB credit will not receive credit for an equivalent UCSD course. 
  • The university grants up to a maximum of 30 quarter unit credits for higher-level IB exams
  • Some AP exams are the same subject areas as IB exams. Those are marked in red and students will not receive credit for the same subject areas. 

Still need to send your scores? See instructions on how to submit to UC San Diego. 

Application of AP Credits and IB Units

Application of Advanced Placement (AP) Credits
The University of California grants credit for most College Board Advanced Placement Tests (AP) on which a student scores 3 or higher. The credit may be subject credit for use on a minor or prerequisite to a major, or credit toward general-education requirements or elective units toward graduation. A student cannot receive credit for a UC San Diego course that duplicates AP credit. Where the chart says “exempt” or “equal to a UC San Diego course number,” that course may not be taken for credit. Students should be advised that college courses taken before or after attending UC may  duplicate AP examinations. Additionally, exams may duplicate each other (for example, an AP or IB exam in the same subject area*). If the student does duplicate an exam with another exam of the same subject content, and/or an exam with a college course, we will award credit only once.

Application of International Baccalaureate (IB) Units
Only Higher Level Exams are accepted for credit by the University of California; Standard Level Exams are not given credit. Score of 6 or 7 on Standard Level English A exam meets UC Entry Level Writing requirement but no unit credit is granted. The University of California grants 8 quarter units of credit for all International Baccalaureate Higher Level exams on which a student scores 5 or higher and 6 quarter units of credit for the IB Diploma where a student earns a score of 30 or more. For IB exams not listed here, consult an academic adviser. Students should be advised that college courses taken before or after attending UC may duplicate IB examinations. Additionally, exams may duplicate each other (for example, an AP or IB exam in the same subject area*). If the student does duplicate an exam with another exam of the same subject content, and/or an exam with a college course, we will award credit only once. Students should be advised that college courses taken before or after attending UC may duplicate IB examinations.

The University grants up to a maximum of 30 quarter unit credits for higher-level International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.

AP Art (Studio)/IB Visual Art

AP Art (Studio) 

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Drawing Portfolio

3, 4, 5

 8 

Elective Credit Only

Meets Fine Arts Requirement

2D Portfolio

3, 4, 5

8

Elective Credit Only

Meets Fine Arts Requirement

3D Portfolio

3, 4, 5

8

Elective Credit Only

Meets Fine Arts Requirement

(8-unit max. for all tests)

Note: same subject area as IB Visual Art

IB Visual Arts

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Visual Arts

5, 6, 7

 8 

Elective Credit Only

Meets Fine Arts Requirement

Note: same subject area as AP Art (Studio)

AP Art History

AP Art History

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Art History

3, 4, 5

 8 

Elective Credit Only

Meets Fine Arts requirement

AP/IB Biology

AP Biology

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Biology

3

8

BILD 10; may take BILD 1, 2, 3 for credit

Meets two-course requirement in Natural Science

4 or 5

8

BILD 1, 2, 3

Meets two-course requirement in Natural Science

Note: same subject area as IB Biology

IB Biology

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Biology

5

8

BILD 10

Meets two-course requirement in Natural Science

6 or 7

8

BILD 1, 2, 3

Meets two-course requirement in Natural Science

Note: same subject area as AP Biology

 

AP Calculus/IB Mathematics

AP Calculus

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

AB Calculus

3 4

MATH 10A

Meets one of two courses required in Quantitative/Formal Skills

4 or 5 4 MATH 10A or 20A

Meets one of two courses required in Quantitative/Formal Skills 

BC Calculus 3 8

MATH 20A or 10A, 10B 

Meets two-course requirement in Quantitative/Formal Skills 

4 or 5 8

MATH 20A, 20B or 10A, 10B 

Meets two-course requirement in Quantitative/Formal Skills 

(8-unit max. for both tests)

Note: same subject area as IB Mathematics

IB Mathematics

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Mathematics: Analyses and Approaches 

5, 6, 7

 8

MATH 20A and MATH 10B

Meets two-course requirement in Quantitative/Formal Skills

(Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations exam is NOT transferable.)

Note: same subject area as AP Calculus

AP/IB Chemistry

AP Chemistry

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Chemistry

3

8

CHEM 4

Meets two-course requirement in Natural Science

4

8

CHEM 4; CHEM 6AH, 6BH, 6CH recommended but may take CHEM 6A, 6B, 6C for credit.

Meets two-course requirement in Natural Science

5

8

 CHEM 4; CHEM 6A, 6B, 6C

(CHEM 6AH, 6BH, 6CH encouraged for those continuing in chemistry or for professional school). 

Meets two-course requirement in Natural Science

Note: same subject area as IB Chemistry

IB Chemistry

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Chemistry

5

8

CHEM 6A

Meets two-course requirement in Natural Science

6

8

CHEM 6A and 6C

Meets two-course requirement in Natural Science

7

8

CHEM 6A, 6B, and 6C

Meets two-course requirement in Natural Science

Note: same subject area as AP Chemistry

AP/IB Computer Science

AP Computer Science

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

A (Java Programming)

 

3

8

Elective Credit Only

Meets two-course requirement in Quantitative/Formal Skills

4 or 5

8

CSE 8A; should take CSE 11

Computer Science Principles

3

8

Elective Credit Only

Meets two-course requirement in Quantitative/Formal Skills

4 or 5

8

CSE 3

Note: same subject area as IB Computer Science

IB Computer Science

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Computer Science

5, 6, 7

8

Elective Credit Only

Meets two-course requirement in Quantitative/Formal Skills

Note: same subject area as AP Computer Science

AP/IB Economics

AP Economics

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Microeconomics 

3 or 4

4

Elective Credit Only

4 units of elective credit

5

4

ECON 1

4 units of elective credit

Macroeconomics

3 or 4

4

Elective Credit Only

4 units of elective credit

5

4

ECON 3

4 units of elective credit

Note: same subject area as IB Economics

IB Economics

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Economics

5 or 6

8

Elective Credit Only

8 units of elective credit

7

8

ECON 1 and ECON 3

8 units of elective credit

Note: same subject area as AP Economics (both microeconomics & macroeconomics)

AP English/IB English A

AP English

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Composition and Lit.

3, 4, 5 

 8 

Meets Entry Level Writing Reqt (ELWR)

8 units of elective credit

Language and Comp

3, 4, 5 

8

Meets Entry Level Writing Reqt (ELWR) 

8 units of elective credit

(8-unit max. for both tests)

Note: same subject area as IB English A

IB English A

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Higher Level

5, 6, 7

 8 

Meets Entry Level Writing Reqt (ELWR)

8 units of elective credit

Standard Level

6 or 7

0

Meets Entry Level Writing Reqt (ELWR) 

0 units

Note: same subject area as AP English

AP Environmental Science

AP Environmental Science

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Environmental Science

3

 4 

Elective Credit Only

Meets one of two courses required in Natural Science

4 or 5 

4

ESYS 10

Meets one of two courses required in Natural Science

IB Film

IB Film

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Film

5, 6, 7

 8 

Elective Credit Only

Meets Fine Arts requirement

AP Language & Literature Other Than English/IB Linguistics A

AP Language Other Than English

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

French, German, Spanish, Italian

 

 8 

LIxx 1C/CX

One course required to meet ERC Language Proficiency

8

LIxx 1D/DX or LTxx 2A

Meets ERC Language Proficiency requirement

5

8

LTxx 2B

Meets ERC Language Proficiency requirement
Chinese

3, 4, 5

8

See Department for Placement

Score of 4 or 5 meets ERC Language Proficiency requirement
Japanese

3, 4, 5

8

See Department for Placement Score of 4 or 5 meets ERC Language Proficiency requirement

Note: same subject area as IB Linguistics - Language A exams

AP Literature Other Than English

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Spanish

 

 8 

LISP 1D/DX or LTSP 2A

Meets ERC Language Proficiency requirement

8

LTSP 2B

Meets ERC Language Proficiency requirement

5

8

LTSP 2C

Meets ERC Language Proficiency requirement

Note: same subject area as IB Linguistics - Language A exams

IB Linguistics - Language A exams

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Linguistics Language A

5

 8 

LIxx 1C/CX

One course required to meet ERC Language Proficiency

6 or 7

8

LIxx 1D/DX

Score of 6 or 7 meets ERC Language Proficiency requirement

Note: same subject area as AP Language/Literature Other Than English

AP Government and Politics/IB Global Politics

AP Government and Politics

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Comparative 

3 or 4 8

Elective Credit Only

4 units of elective credit

5 8

POLI 11 

4 units of elective credit 

Note: same subject area as IB Global Politics

United States 3 or 4 8 Satisfies the American History & Institutions (AHI) requirement 4 units of elective credit
5 8 POLI 10; Satisfies the American History & Institutions (AHI) requirement 4 units of elective credit

IB Global Politics

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Global Politics

5, 6, 7

 8 

Elective Credit Only

8 units of elective credit

Note: same subject area as AP Comparative Politics

AP/IB History

AP History

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

European History

3, 4, 5 8

Elective Credit Only

May apply as one course to Regional Specialization - Europe

Note: same subject area as IB History of Europe and the Middle East + IB History of Europe and the Islamic World

 

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

United States History

3, 4, 5 8

Two quarters of U.S. History; may take HILD 2A, 2B, or 2C;

Satisfies the American History & Institutions (AHI) requirement

8 units of elective credit

Note: partially equivalent to IB History of the Americas (4 units awarded when both are taken)

 

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

World History

3, 4, 5 8

Elective Credit Only

8 units of elective credit

Note: same subject area as IB Twentieth-Century World History

IB History

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

History of Europe & the Middle East

5, 6, 7

 8 

Elective Credit Only

8 units of elective credit

History of Europe and the Islamic World

5, 6, 7

8

Elective Credit Only

8 units of elective credit

Note: same subject areas as AP European History

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

History of the Americas

5, 6, 7

8

Exempts two quarters US History. May take HILD 2A, 2B, or 2C to complete sequence.

8 units of elective credit

Note: partially equivalent to AP US History (4 units awarded when both are taken)

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Twentieth-Century World History 5, 6, 7 8 Elective Credit Only 8 units of elective credit

Note: same subject area as AP World History

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

History of Africa

5, 6, 7

8

Elective Credit Only

May complete one course toward Africa for Regional Specialization. Please see ERC academic counselor for details.

History of Asia and Oceania

5, 6, 7

8

Elective Credit Only

May complete one course toward Asia-Pacific for Regional Specialization. Please see ERC academic counselor for details.

AP Human Geography/IB Geography

AP Human Geography

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Human Geography

3, 4, 5 4

Elective Credit Only

4 units of elective credit

Note: same subject area as IB Geography

IB Geography

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Geography

5, 6, 7

 8 

Elective Credit Only

8 units of elective credit

Note: same subject area as AP Human Geography

AP/IB Latin

AP Latin

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Literature

3, 4, 5 4

LTLA 1, 2, 3

Usually prepares student to take LTLA 100

Virgil 3, 4, 5 4 LTLA 1, 2, 3 Usually prepares student to take LTLA 100

Note: same subject areas as IB Latin

IB Latin

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Latin

5, 6, 7

 8 

LTLA 1, 2, 3

Usually prepares student to take LTLA 100

Note: same subject area as AP Latin

AP Music Theory/IB Music

AP Music Theory

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Music Theory

3, 4, 5 8

Elective Credit Only

Meets Fine Arts requirement

Note: same subject areas as IB Music

IB Music

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Music

5, 6, 7

 8 

Elective Credit Only

Meets Fine Arts requirement

Note: same subject area as AP Music Theory

IB Philosophy

IB Philosophy

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Philosophy

5, 6, 7

 8 

Elective Credit Only

8 units of elective credit

AP/IB Physics

AP Physics

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Physics 1 or 2

3, 4, 5 8

Elective credit, and exempts PHYS 10

1 or 2 exam meets Natural Science requirement

Physics C Mechanics 3 4

PHYS 1A

Meets one of two-course requirement in Natural Science

4 or 5 4

PHYS 1A or 2A

Meets one of two-course requirement in Natural Science

Physics C Electricity 3 4

PHYS 1B

 Meets one of two-course requirement in Natural Science

4 or 5 4

PHYS 1B or 2B

Meets one of two-course requirement in Natural Science

(8-unit max. for three tests)

Note: same subject area as IB Physics

IB Physics

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Physics

5

 8 

PHYS 10 or 11

Meets two-course requirement in Natural Science

6

8

PHYS 1A, 1B

7

8

PHYS 2A, 2B

Note: same subject area as AP Physics

AP/IB Psychology

AP Psychology

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Psychology

3 4

Elective Credit Only

4 units of elective credit

4 or 5 4

PSYC 1

4 units of elective credit

Note: same subject areas as IB Psychology

IB Psychology

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Psychology

5, 6, 7

 8 

PSYC 1

8 units of elective credit

Note: same subject area as AP Psychology

AP Statistics

AP Statistics

AP Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Statistics

3, 4, 5 4

Elective Credit Only

Meets one of two courses required in Quantitative/Formal Skills

 

IB Theatre Arts

IB Theatre Arts

IB Exam

Score

Units

UCSD Course Exemptions

ERC General Education

Theatre Arts

5, 6, 7

 8 

Elective Credit Only

Meets Fine Arts requirement

In order for you to receive UC San Diego credit for your advanced work, the UC San Diego Office of Admissions must receive official scores directly from the testing agency.

Request Advanced Placement (AP) Scores

You should have designated the institution to which your grade reports should be sent to on your answer sheets or on subsequent grade report requests. Be sure to verify UC San Diego (school code 004836) is the designated recipient of AP scores as there are several universities in San Diego.

Request International Baccalaureate (IB) Scores

In order to complete the request form, you may need some of the following information:

University of California, San Diego
Office of Admissions
ATTN: TRANSCRIPTS
9500 Gilman Dr. # 0021
La Jolla, CA 92093-0021
United States

Last Updated: 06/11/2021