» 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 AI or SI
Studio Art: 2-D Design 4 ART-1TR 3 AI
Studio Art: 3-D Design 4 ART-1TR 3 AI
Studio Art: Drawing 4 ART-1TR 3 AI

BIOLOGY

Biology 4 BIOL-204 4 NI
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry 4 CHEM-140, 140L 3, 1 NI
CHINESE
Chinese Language & Culture 3 CHIN-101 3
Chinese Language & Culture 4 CHIN-101, CHIN-102 3, 3
Chinese Language & Culture 5 CHIN-102, CHIN-201 3, 3 LC
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science A 4 CPSC-230 3 QI
Computer Science AB 4 CPSC-230, 231 3, 3

QI

Computer Science AB 3 CPSC-230 3 QI
CAPSTONE
Seminar
Research
ECONOMICS
Macroeconomics 4 ECON-201 3 SI
Microeconomics 4 ECON-200 3 SI
ENGLISH
English Language & Comp 4 ENG-103 3 WI
English Literature & Comp 4 ENG-200 3 AI, WI
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Environmental Science 4 ENV-101 3 NI
FRENCH
French Language 3 FREN-101 3
French Language 4 FREN-101, FREN-102 3, 3
French Language 5 FREN-102, FREN-201 3, 3 LC
French Literature 4 FREN-202 3 LC
GERMAN
German Language 3 GER-101 3
German Language 4 GER-101, GER-102 3, 1
German Language 5 GER-102, GER-201 3, 3 LC
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
Comparative Government & Politics 4 POSC-130 3 SI
United States Government & Politics 4 POSC-110 3 SI, CC
HISTORY
European History 4 HIST-110 3 SI
European History 5 HIST-110, HIST-112 3, 3 SI
United States History 4 HIST-101 3 SI
United States History 5 HIST-101, HIST-103 3, 3 SI
World History 4 HIST-201 3 SI
World History 5 HIST-201, HIST-202 3, 3 SI, GC
ITALIAN
Italian Language and Culture 3 ITAL-101 3
Italian Language and Culture 4 ITAL-101, ITAL-102 3, 3
Italian Language and Culture 5 ITAL-102, ITAL-201 3, 3  LC
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Human Geography 4 SS-1TR 3 SI, GC
JAPANESE
Japanese Language & Culture 3 JPN-101 3
Japanese Language & Culture 4 JPN-101, JPN-102 3, 3
Japanese Language & Culture 5 JPN-102, JPN-201 3, 3 LC
LATIN
Latin Literature 3 LAT-101 3
Latin Literature 4 LAT-101, LAT-102 3, 3
Latin Literature 5 LAT-102, LAT-201 3, 3 LC
Latin: Vergil 3 LAT-101 3
Latin: Vergil 4 LAT-101, LAT-102 3. 3
Latin: Vergil 5 LAT-102, LAT-201 3, 3 LC
MATH
Calculus AB 4 MATH-110 3 QI
Calculus BC 3 MATH-110 3, 0 QI
Calculus BC 4 MATH-110, MATH-111 3, 3 QI
Statistics 4 MATH-203 3 QI
MUSIC THEORY
Music Theory 4 MUS-1TR 3 AI
PHYSICS
Physics 1 4 PHYS-1TR 4 NI
Physics 2 4 PHYS-1TR 4 NI
Physics B 3 PHYS-1TRL 3 NI
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 4 PHYS-102, PHYS-102L 3, 1 NI
Physics C: Mechanics 4 PHYS-101, PHYS-101L 3, 1 NI
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology 3 PSY-101 3 SI
SPANISH
Spanish Language 3 SPAN-101 3
Spanish Language 4 SPAN-101, SPAN-102 3, 3
Spanish Language 5 SPAN-102, SPAN-201 3, 3 LC
Spanish Literature 4 SPAN-202* 3 LC
*SPAN-326 prerequisite waiver
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