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Advanced Placement Test Scores

Students may earn credit for College Entrance Board Advanced Placement (AP) tests with scores of 3, 4, or 5. AP scores can be used to meet Folsom Lake College associate degree general education requirements, California State University (CSU) general education (GE) requirements, and Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).

A student may receive credit for AP exams they have successfully passed once the following requirements are met:

  • Official copies of test scores are on file with Admissions and Records
  • Student has completed twelve (12) units of credit and has a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA)

Students should be aware that other colleges and universities have the right to accept, modify, or reject the use of AP scores towards their graduation requirements. Check with your counselor to determine whether these test results will be accepted at the transfer institution of your choice.

Folsom Lake College Advanced Placement Credit

This table describes how passing AP exam scores translate into college credit at Folsom Lake College, and which general education areas they satisfy (if any).
AP Exam Exam Score FLC Course Equivalency Satisfies FLC GE Area Units Earned at FLC
Art History 3, 4, 5 N/A I 6
Biology 3, 4, 5 BIOL 310 (score of 3), BIOL 400 (score of 4 or 5) IV 6
Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 MATH 400 IIb 5*
Calculus BC 3 MATH 400 IIb 5*
Calculus BC 4, 5 MATH 400 and MATH 401 IIb 5 to 10*
Calculus BC/AB Subscore N/A N/A IIb 3*
Chemistry 3, 4, 5 CHEM 400 and CHEM 401 IV 10
Chinese Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 N/A I 6
Comparative Government and Politics 3, 4, 5 N/A Vb 3
Computer Science A 3, 4, 5 CISC 310 IIIb 3*
Computer Science AB 3, 4, 5 CISC 310 and CISP 300 IIIb 6*
Computer Science Principles 3, 4, 5 N/A IIIb 6*
English Language and Composition 3, 4, 5 ENGWR 300 IIa 6
English Literature and Composition 3, 4, 5 ENGWR 300 IIa or I 6
Environmental Science 3, 4, 5 N/A IV 4
European History 3, 4, 5 N/A I or Vb 6
French Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 N/A I 6
French Language (taken before Fall 2011) 3, 4, 5 FREN 401 and FREN 402 I 8
German Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 N/A I 6
German Language (taken before Fall 2011) 3, 4, 5 N/A I 6
Human Geography 3, 4, 5 N/A Vb 3
Italian Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 N/A I 6
Japanese Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 N/A I 6
Latin 3, 4, 5 N/A I 6
Latin Literature (taken before Fall 2009) 3, 4, 5 N/A I 6
Latin: Vergil (taken before Fall 2012) 3, 4, 5 N/A I 3
Macroeconomics 3, 4, 5 ECON 302 Vb 3
Microeconomics 3, 4, 5 ECON 304 Vb 3
Music Theory 3, 4, 5 N/A I 3
Music Theory (taken before Fall 2009) 3, 4, 5 N/A I 6
Physics 1 3, 4, 5 N/A IV 4
Physics 2 3, 4, 5 N/A IV 4
Physics B (taken before Fall 2015) 3, 4, 5 N/A IV 6
Physics C (Electricity Magnetism) 3, 4, 5 N/A IV 4
Physics C (Mechanics) 3, 4, 5 N/A IV 4
Psychology 3, 4, 5 PSYC 300 IV 3
Seminar 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A 3
Spanish Language (taken before Spring 2014) 3, 4, 5 SPAN 401 and SPAN 402 I 8
Spanish Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 SPAN 401 and SPAN 402 I 8
Spanish Literature (taken before Spring 2013) 3, 4, 5 SPAN 401 and SPAN 402 I 8
Spanish Literature and Culture 3, 4, 5 SPAN 401 and SPAN 402 I 8
Statistics 3, 4, 5 STAT 300 IIb 4
Studio Art – 2D Design 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A 3
Studio Art – 3D Design 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A 3
Studio Art – Drawing 3, 4, 5 ART 300 I 3
US Government and Politics 3, 4, 5 N/A Va or Vb 3
US History 3, 4, 5 HIST 310 and HIST 311, or HIST 312 and HIST 313 I or Va or Vb 6
World History (taken before Fall 2019) 3, 4, 5 HIST 307 and HIST 308 Vb or I 6
World History – Modern (taken Fall 2019 or later) 3, 4, 5 HIST 308 Vb or I 3

* If a student passes more than one AP exam in calculus, then the student may receive credit for only one of the tests. If a student passes more than one AP exam in computer science, then the student may receive credit for only one of the tests.

CSU Advanced Placement Credit

Visit CSU's AP Credit webpage to find information on how credit is granted for admission and general education. Please note that each campus in the CSU system individually determines how it will apply external examination credit in the major. For more information about AP credit, consult a counselor.

IGETC Advanced Placement Credit

This table describes how credit is granted for admission and general education using the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. For more information about transferring to the University of California (UC), see how UC awards credit for AP.
AP Exam Exam Score IGETC Area Semester Credits Toward IGETC
Art History 3, 4, 5 3A or 3B 3
Biology 3, 4, 5 5B and 5C 4
Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 2A 3
Calculus BC 3, 4, 5 2A 3
Calculus AB Subscore from BC Exam 3, 4, 5 2A 3
Chemistry 3, 4, 5 5A and 5C 4
Chinese Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Comparative Government and Politics 3, 4, 5 4 3
Computer Science A 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A
Computer Science AB 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A
Computer Science Principles 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A
English Language and Composition 3, 4, 5 1A 3
English Literature and Composition 3, 4, 5 1A or 3B 3
Environmental Science 3, 4, 5 5A and 5C% 3
European History 3, 4, 5 3B or 4 3
French Language/Culture 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
German Language/Culture 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Human Geography 3, 4, 5 4 3
Italian Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Japanese Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Latin$ 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Macroeconomics 3, 4, 5 4 3
Microeconomics 3, 4, 5 4 3
Music Theory 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A
Physics 1 3, 4, 5 5A and 5C 4
Physics 2 3, 4, 5 5A and 5C 4
Physics B (taken before Fall 2015) 3, 4, 5 5A and 5C 4
Physics C (Electricity/Magnetism) 3, 4, 5 5A and 5C% 3
Physics C (Mechanics) 3, 4, 5 5A and 5C% 3
Psychology 3, 4, 5 4 3
Spanish Literature and Culture 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Spanish Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Spanish Language (taken before Spring 2014) 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Spanish Literature (taken before Spring 2013) 3, 4, 5 3B and 6A 3
Statistics 3, 4, 5 2A 3
Studio Art – 2D Design 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A
Studio Art – 3D Design 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A
Studio Art – Drawing 3, 4, 5 N/A N/A
US Government and Politics 3, 4, 5 4 and US-2** 3
US History 3, 4, 5 (3B or 4) and US-1** 3
World History 3, 4, 5 3B or 4 3
  • % AP test meets IGETC science course and lab requirement but only grants three units toward IGETC. Students will need to earn at least seven units in IGETC Area 5 to be certified.
  • $ Offered May 2013 and beyond.
  • ** Students need to complete a course that covers California State and Local Government to complete CSU American Institutions requirement.