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Transfer units are gained at the University in accordance with scores earned on College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. However, not all exam scores qualify for credit toward major requirements, even if university units have been granted. In order to obtain "course credit", you must provide appropriate "score" verification to the School of Engineering Undergraduate Student Affairs Office. The following AP and IBH scores are accepted for course credit in lieu of SoE major requirements:
Advanced Placement Credit
CEEB AP EXAM | SCORE | UCSC CREDIT COURSE |
---|---|---|
Biology | 5 | BIOL 20A, Cell and Molecular Biology & BIOE 20B, Development and Physiology |
Chemistry | 5 | Chem 1A, General Chemistry (allows enrollment in Chem 1B & 1M) |
Computer Science: Exam A | 3 |
Computer Science 5J, Introduction to Programming in Java |
Computer Science: Exam A | 4 or 5 | Computer Science 12A/L, Introduction to Programming and lab |
Computer Science: Exam AB | 4 or 5 | Computer Science 12A/L, Introduction to Programming and lab & Computer Science 12B/M, Introduction to Data Structures and lab |
Economics: Microeconomics | 4 or 5 | Economics 1, Introductory Microeconomics |
Economics: Macroeconomics | 4 or 5 | Economics 2, Introductory Macroeconomics |
Mathematics: Calculus AB Exam | 3 | Math 3 or AMS 3, Precalculus |
Mathematics: Calculus AB Exam | 4 or 5 | Math 3 or AMS 3, Precalculus & Mathematics 19A, Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Math |
Mathematics: Calculus BC Exam | 3 |
Math 3 or AMS 3, Precalculus & Mathematics 19A, Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Math (enrollment in Mathematics 19A, Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Math is recommended for School of Engineering majors that received this score) |
Mathematics: Calculus BC Exam | 4 or 5 |
Mathematics 19A, Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Math & (enrollment in Mathematics 19B, Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Math is recommended for School of Engineering majors that received this score) |
Physics Exams | No course credit is given at UCSC for any AP score on any AP Physics exams. | |
Statistics | 4 or 5 | Applied Math and Statistics 5, Statistics |
International Baccalaureate Credit
IBH EXAM | SCORE | UCSC CREDIT COURSE |
---|---|---|
Computer Science | 5 | Computer Science 12A/L, Introduction to Programming and lab |
Computer Science | 6 or 7 | Computer Science 12A/L, Introduction to Programming and lab & Computer Science 12B/M, Introduction to Data Structures and lab |
Note: Students may check with the office of Admissions for details on other AP and IBH examinations that also satisfy university requirements. A full chart can be found here.