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Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Credit

Students receive credit for all Advanced Placement (AP) scores of 3 or above.  Departments are encouraged to identify specific major and General Education course credits, rather than "free electives," for the AP exams relevant to their disciplines.

D​​​​​epartments' AP policies are examined during the course of their normal review process.


Academic Senate Resolution: AS-468-96/1C "Resolution on Credit For Advanced Placement Exams" (PDF). 19 November 1996.

Cal Poly Catalog"Other Academic Credit" (website).

California State University Executive Order 1036"Credit for Prior Learning Policy" (website). 4 March 2023.

Last updated: 5/16/23

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