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Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Credit

Students receive credit for 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 program review process.


Academic Senate Resolution: AS-468-96/IC "Resolution on Credit For Advanced Placement Exams" (PDF). Approved 18 February 1997.

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

California State University Executive Order 1036"Credit for Prior Learning Policy". 22 August 2023.

Updated: 3/12/24

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