Office of Academic Services

Advanced Placement (AP)

Degree credit is awarded for advanced placement examination scores of 4 and 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations. Credit is not given for grades of 3, 2, or 1.

Some students may find that these high school-level courses do not provide the same foundational knowledge that is available through an introductory-level university course.  Students may, after consultation with an adviser, decide to waive the credits from the AP course to enable them to register for the introductory course in a particular academic discipline. This waiver must be requested in writing prior to registering for the introductory course and may not be reversed. If the student accepts the credits and subsequently enrolls in the course, the AP credit equivalent is replaced with the degree credits earned. Advanced Placement exam scores will not be accepted for credit if the exam is completed after the student's graduation from high school.

Students will need to provide an original copy of the scores directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in order for credit to be granted. Rutgers' CEEB code is 002765. ETS can send the scores electronically or students can mail the report to one of the following addresses:

For First Year Students: For Transfer Students:
SAS Office of Academic Services
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
604 Bartholomew Road, Room 172
Piscataway, NJ 08854
SAS Transfer Center
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Room A-204
Piscataway, NJ 08854

The following is a list of advanced placement exams and scores, and the Rutgers degree credit that is awarded based on those scores:

AP Exam Score Rutgers Course(s) Granted Total Credits
Art History
4
082:105 & 082:106
6
5
082:105 & 082:106
6
Biology
4
119:115 & 119:116 & 119:117
10
5
119:115 & 119:116 & 119:117
10
Calculus AB
4
640:151
4
5
640:151
4
Calculus BC
4
640:151 & 640:152
8
5
640:151 & 640:152
8
Calculus AB Subscore
4
640:151 
4
5
640:151
4
Chemistry
4
160:161 & 160:171
5
5
160:161 & 160:162 & 160:171
9
Chinese Language and Culture
4
165:121
for heritage speakers who have some reading and writing skills
3
165:108
for heritage speakers who have no reading or writing skills
4
165:102
for non-heritage speakers who have studied Chinese in HS
4
5
165:121
for heritage speakers who have some reading and writing skills
3
165:108
for heritage speakers who have no reading or writing skills
4
165:102
for non-heritage speakers who have studied Chinese in HS
4
Computer Science A
4
Elective credit
3
5
198:111
4
Computer Science AB
4
198:111
4
5
198:111 & 198:112
8
Economics - Macro
4
220:103
3
5
220:103
3
Economics - Micro
4
220:102
3
5
220:102
3
English Language and Composition
4
355:101
3
5
355:101
3
English Literature and Composition
4
355:101 or 351:201
(if Lang exam credit)
3
5
355:101 or 351:201
(if Lang exam credit)
3
Environmental Science
4
375:101
3
5
375:101
3
European History
4
510:101
3
5
510:101
3
French Language
4
420:210
3
5
420:210
3
French Literature
4
420:214
3
5
420:214
3
German Language
4
470:131 & 470:132
6
5
470:131 & 470:132
6
Government and Politics: Comparative
4
790:103
3
5
790:103
3
Government and Politics: United States
4
790:104
3
5
790:104
3
Human Geography
4
450:103
3
5
450:103
3
Italian Language and Culture
4
560:131
4
5
560:131 & 560:132
8
Japanese Language and Culture
4
565:102
4
5
565:102
4
Jewish History * See note below
Latin Literature
4
Elective credit
3
5
Elective credit
3
Latin: Vergil
4
Elective credit
3
5
Elective credit
3
Music Theory
4
07:700:103
3
5
07:700:103
3
Physics B
4
750:203, 204, 205, 206
8
5
750:203, 204, 205, 206
8
Physics C: E&M
4
750:204 & 750:206
4
5
750:204 & 750:206
4
Physics C: Mechanics
4
750:203 & 750:205
4
5
750:203 & 750:205
4
Psychology
4
830:101
3
5
830:101
3
Spanish Language
4
940:203
3
5
940:203
3
Spanish Literature
4
940:215
3
5
940:215
3
Statistics
4
960:211
3
5
960:211
3
Studio Art: Drawing
4
Elective credit
3
5
Elective credit
3
Studio Art: 2-D Design
4
Elective credit
3
5
Elective credit
3
United States History
4
512:103
3
5
512:103
3
World History
4
506:114
3
5
506:114
3

Advanced Placement in Jewish History exam administered by Yeshiva University

Students must score a 4 or above to earn credit. Each exam is worth 1.5 credits, so students who take all three parts will earn 4.5 credits. If they take parts I and II, they will earn equivalency for Jewish Society & Culture 1 (563:201); if they take parts II and III, they will earn equivalence for Jewish Society & Culture 2 (563:202) If they take I and III, they will earn elective credit, TR:T01:EC, which means the credits cannot be applied to the Jewish Studies major or minor or to the SAS Core (without exam II, they will not have covered the medieval period in Jewish History). Students who complete all three sections will get the equivalent of either JSC 1 OR 2 as well as the other 1.5 credits as elective credits.

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