Advanced Placement

Students entering Georgia Tech may receive college credit based upon their scores on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exams taken in conjunction with designated high school advanced placement classes, SAT II Subject Tests, International Baccalaureate Credit, and/or Georgia Tech Departmental Exams.

Once enrolled at Georgia Tech, students are not allowed to take College Board (Advanced Placement and SAT II), International Baccalaureate, or A-Level Examinations for credit. All examinations must be completed prior to the student's enrollment date. Students who offer satisfactory evidence that they are qualified to do so may receive credit for a course by examination at Georgia Tech. Such an examination is called an examination for advanced standing.


College Board Advanced Placement Exams

Subject Course Hours
American Government & Politics *** AP Score: 4 or 5 = POL 1101 3
Art History AP Score: 4 or 5 = COA 2242 3
Biology AP Score: 5 = BIOL 1510 4
Chemistry - Effective Summer 2010 AP Score: 4 = CHEM 1211K 4
Chemistry AP Score: 5 = CHEM 1310 4
Chinese AP Score: 3 = CHIN 2002 3
  AP Score: 4 = CHIN 2002 & CHIN 3003 6
  AP Score: 5 = CHIN 3003 & CHIN 3004 6
Comparative Politics AP Score: 4 or 5 = INTA 1200 3
Computer Science (A) AP Score: 4 or 5 = CS 1301 3
Economics (Macroeconomics)* AP Score: 4 or 5 = ECON 2105 3
Economics (Microeconomics)* AP Score: 4 or 5 = ECON 2106 3
English (Composition & Literature) AP Score: 4 or 5 = ENGL 1101 3
English (Language & Composition) AP Score: 4 or 5 = ENGL 1101 3
Environmental Science AP Score: 4 or 5 = EAS 1600 4
French (Language Lvl III or Literature Lvl III) AP Score: 4 or 5 = FREN 2001 & 2002 6
German (Language Lvl III or Literature Lvl III) AP Score: 4 or 5 = GRMN 2001 & 2002 6
History (American) AP Score: 4 or 5 = HIST 2111 3
History (European) AP Score: 4 or 5 = HTS 1031 3
History (World) AP Score: 4 or 5 = HTS 1XXX** 3
Human Geography AP Score: 4 or 5 = SS 1XXX 3
Italian Language and Culture No Credit Awarded 0
Japanese AP Score: 3 = JAPN 2002 3
  AP Score: 4 = JAPN 2002 & JAPN 3001 6
  AP Score: 5 = JAPN 3001 & JAPN 3002 6
Latin Language & Culture AP Score: 4 or 5 = LATN 2XXX 6
Mathematics (AB and BC) AP Score: AB4 or 5 BC3, 4, or 5 = MATH 1501 4
Music (Theory) AP Score: 3 = MUSI 2600
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Music (Theory) AP Score: 4 or 5 = MUSI 2600 & 3600 4
Physics C: Part I (Mechanics, Calculus Based) AP Score: 4 or 5 = PHYS 2211 4
Physics C: Part II (Electricity & Magnetism) AP Score: 4 or 5 = PHYS 2212 4
Psychology (General) AP Score: 4 or 5 = PSYC 1101 3
Spanish (Language or Literature) AP Score: 4 or 5 = SPAN 2001 & 2002 6
Statistics No Credit Awarded 0
Studio Art: 2-D Design AP Score: 4 or 5 = ARCH 1XXX 3
Studio Art: 3-D Design AP Score: 4 or 5 = ARCH 1XXX 3
Studio Art: Drawing No Credit Awarded 0

* With a score of 4 or 5 in both macroeconomics and microeconomics, a student could instead elect to receive 3 semester hours of credit for ECON 2100.

** HTS 1XXX represents a 1000 level elective course.

*** Students cannot receive credit for both INTA 1200 and POL 1101.