» 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.

GE Area Codes: AI (Artistic Inquiry), CC (Citizenship, Community, Service Inquiry), GC (Global Studies Inquiry), LC (Language Inquiry), NI (Natural Sciences Inquiry), QI (Quantitative Inquiry), SI (Social Inquiry), VI (Values and Ethics Inquiry), and WI (Written Inquiry). 

 

ART

Art

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Art History 4 AH-200 3 AI, SI
Art History 5 AH-200, AH-201 3, 3 AI, 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

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Biology 4 BIOL-204 4 NI

CHEMISTRY

Chemistry

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Chemistry 4 CHEM-140, 140L 3, 1 NI

CHINESE

Chinese

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Chinese Language and Culture 3 CHIN-101 3

none

Chinese Language and Culture 4 CHIN-101, CHIN-102 3, 3

none

Chinese Language and Culture 5 CHIN-102, CHIN-202 3, 3

LC

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Science

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Computer Science Principles 5 CPSC-230 3 QI
Computer Science A 4 CPSC-230 3 QI

ECONOMICS

Economics

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Macroeconomics 4 ECON-201 3 SI
Microeconomics 4 ECON-200 3 SI

ENGLISH

English

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit

GE Area

English Language and Comp 4 ENG-103 3 WI
English Literature and Comp 4 ENG-100TRLIT 3 AI, WI

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Environmental Science

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Environmental Science 4 ENV-101 3 NI

FRENCH

French

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
French Language and Culture 3 FREN-101 3 none
French Language and Culture 4 FREN-101, FREN-102 3, 3 none
French Language and Culture 5 FREN-102, FREN-201 3, 3 LC
French Literature and Culture 4 FREN-202 3 LC

GERMAN

German

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
German Language and Culture 3 GER-101 3 none
German Language and Culture 4 GER-101, GER-102 3, 3 none
German Language and Culture 5 GER-102, GER-201 3, 3 LC

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

Government and Politics

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Comparative Government and Politics 4 POSC-130 3 SI
United States Government and Politics 4 POSC-110 3 SI, CC

HISTORY

History

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
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

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

Human Geography

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Human Geography 4 SS-100TR 3 SI, GC

ITALIAN

Italian

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Italian Language and Culture 3 ITAL-101 3 none
Italian Language and Culture 4 ITAL-101, ITAL-102 3, 3 none
Italian Language and Culture 5 ITAL-102, ITAL-201 3, 3 LC

JAPANESE

Japanese

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Japanese Language and Culture 3 JPN-101 3 none
Japanese Language and Culture 4 JPN-101, JPN-102 3, 3 none
Japanese Language and Culture 5 JPN-102, JPN-201 3, 3 LC

LATIN

Latin

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Latin 3 LAT-101 3 none
Latin 4 LAT-101, LAT-102 3, 3 none
Latin 5 LAT-102, LAT-201 3, 3 LC

MATH

Math

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
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

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Music Theory 4 MUS-100TR 3 AI

PHYSICS

Physics

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
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

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Psychology 3 PSY-101 3 SI

SPANISH

Spanish

AP Exam

Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Spanish Language and Culture 3 SPAN-101 3 none
Spanish Language and Culture 4 SPAN-101, SPAN-102 3, 3 none
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

Current as of September 2020