» 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 AH-200 or AH-201 3 AI or SI
Studio Art: 2-D Design 4 ART-100TR 3 AI
Studio Art: 3-D Design 4 ART-100TR 3 AI
Studio Art: Drawing 4 ART-100TR 3 AI

BIOLOGY

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

QI

CAPSTONE
Seminar
Research
ECONOMICS
Macroeconomics 4 ECON-201 3 SI
Microeconomics 4 ECON-200 3 SI
ENGLISH
English Language and Comp 4 ENG-103 3 WI
English Literature and Comp 4 ENG-200 3 AI, WI
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Environmental Science 4 ENV-101 3 NI
FRENCH
French Language and Culture 3 FREN-101 3
French Language and Culture 4 FREN-101, FREN-102 3, 3
French Language and Culture 5 FREN-102, FREN-201 3, 3 LC
French Literature and Culture 4 FREN-202 3 LC
GERMAN
German Language and Culture 3 GER-101 3
German Language and Culture 4 GER-101, GER-102 3, 3
German Language and Culture 5 GER-102, GER-201 3, 3 LC
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
Comparative Government and Politics 4 POSC-130 3 SI
United States Government and 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-100TR 3 SI, GC
JAPANESE
Japanese Language and Culture 3 JPN-101 3
Japanese Language and Culture 4 JPN-101, JPN-102 3, 3
Japanese Language and Culture 5 JPN-102, JPN-201 3, 3 LC
LATIN
Latin 3 LAT-101 3
Latin 4 LAT-101, LAT-102 3, 3
Latin 5 LAT-102, LAT-201 3, 3 LC
MATH
Calculus AB 4 MATH-110 3 QI
Calculus BC 3 MATH-110 3 QI
Calculus BC 4 MATH-110, MATH-111 3, 3 QI
Statistics 4 MATH-203 3 QI
MUSIC THEORY
Music Theory 4 MUS-100TR 3 AI
PHYSICS
Physics 1 4 PHYS-100TR 4 NI
Physics 2 4 PHYS-100TR 4 NI
Physics B 3 PHYS-100TRL 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 and Culture 3 SPAN-101 3
Spanish Language and Culture 4 SPAN-101, SPAN-102 3, 3
Spanish Language and Culture 5 SPAN-102, SPAN-201 3, 3 LC
Spanish Literature and Culture 4 SPAN-202* 3 LC
*SPAN-326 prerequisite waiver