»Advanced Placement

Chapman University grants credit for department designated minimum scores earned on approved Advanced Placement examinations. The minimum score requirements for the current catalog year for each exam is listed below. Chapman accepts only official score reports received directly from College Board. Scores listed on high school or other college records are not accepted. 

A maximum of 32 credits may be earned in passing courses by examination. No more than 32 credits will be awarded for dual credit (college work taken while concurrently enrolled in high school or GED program) or combined dual credit and AP, or IB.

Special Note for Pre-Med Students: Not all medical schools accept Advanced Placement scores to satisfy admission requirements.

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
ART
Art History 4 ART-260 or ART-261 3 7AI or 7SI
Studio Art: 2-D Design 4 ART-1TR 3 7AI
Studio Art: 3-D Design 4 ART-1TR 3 7AI
Studio Art: Drawing 4 ART-1TR 3 7AI

BIOLOGY

Biology 4 BIOL-204 4 7NI
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry 4 CHEM-140 4 7NI
CHINESE
Chinese Language & Culture 3 CHIN-101 3
Chinese Language & Culture 4 CHIN-102 3
Chinese Language & Culture 5 CHIN-201 3 7LC
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science A 4 CPSC-230 4 7QI
Computer Science A 3 waiver-MATH104 0
Computer Science AB 4 CPSC-230, 231 4, 4 7QI
Computer Science AB 3 CPSC-230, waiver-MATH104 4, 0 7QI
ECONOMICS
Macroeconomics 4 ECON-201 3 7SI
Microeconomics 4 ECON-200 3 7SI
ENGLISH
English Language & Comp 4 ENG-103 3 7WI
English Literature & Comp 4 ENG-200 3 7AI, 7WI
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Environmental Science 4 ENV-101 3 7NI
FRENCH
French Language 3 FREN-101 3
French Language 4 FREN-102 3
French Language 5 FREN-201 3 7LC
French Literature 4 FREN-202 3 7LC
GERMAN
German Language 3 GER-101 3
German Language 4 GER-102 3
German Language 5 GER-201 3 7LC
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
Comparative Government & Politics 4 POSC-130 3 7SI
United States Government & Politics 4 POSC-110 3 7SI, 7CC
HISTORY
European History 4 HIST-110 3 7SI
European History 5 HIST-110, HIST-112 3, 3 7SI
United States History 4 HIST-101 3 7SI
United States History 5 HIST-101, HIST-103 3, 3 7SI
World History 4 HIST-201 3 7SI
World History 5 HIST-201, HIST-202 3, 3 7SI, 7GC
ITALIAN
Italian Language and Culture 3 ITAL-101 3
Italian Language and Culture 4 ITAL-102 3
Italian Language and Culture 5 ITAL-201 3 7LC
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Human Geography 4 SS-1TR 3 7SI
JAPANESE
Japanese Language & Culture 3 JPN-101 3
Japanese Language & Culture 4 JPN-102 3
Japanese Language & Culture 5 JPN-201 3 7LC
LATIN
Latin Literature 3 LAT-101 3
Latin Literature 4 LAT-102 3
Latin Literature 5 LAT-299 3 7LC
Latin: Vergil 3 LAT-101 3
Latin: Vergil 4 LAT-102 3
Latin: Vergil 5 LAT-299 3 7LC
MATH
Calculus AB 3 waiver-MATH104 0
Calculus AB 4 MATH-110
(satisfies MGSC-208)
3 7QI
Calculus BC 3 MATH-110, waiver-MATH104
(satisfies MGSC-208)
3, 0 7QI
Calculus BC 4 MATH-110, MATH-111
(satisfies MGSC-208)
3, 3 7QI
Statistics 3

waiver- MATH098,

waiver- MATH099

0
Statistics 4 MATH-203
(satisfies MGSC-209)
3 7QI
MUSIC THEORY
Music Theory 4 MUS-1TR 3 7AI
PHYSICS
Physics B 3 PHYS-1TRL 3 7NI
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 4 PHYS-102 4 7NI
Physics C: Mechanics 4 PHYS-101 4 7NI
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology 3 PSY-101 3 7SI
RUSSIAN
Russian Language & Culture 3 FL-101 3
Russian Language & Culture 4 FL-102 3
Russian Language & Culture 5 FL-201 3 7LC
SPANISH
Spanish Language 3 SPAN-101 3
Spanish Language 4 SPAN-102 3
Spanish Language 5 SPAN-201 3 7LC
Spanish Literature 4 SPAN-202* 3 7LC
*SPAN-326 prerequisite waiver

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