Advanced Placement (AP)

There is no change for how AP credits are awarded for students entering in Fall 2020.

However, since some of the 2020 Advanced Placement exams will not include all of the units typically covered on those exams, students who earn scores of 4 and 5 on some exams in the 2020 test administration may need to consult with faculty and professional advisors to determine if they have the prerequisite knowledge and background to be successful in more advanced coursework in the fall semester. Once AP scores are received in July, advisors will reach out to students as appropriate with more information and guidance.


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.

Students will need to provide an original copy of the scores directly from the College Board in order for credit to be granted. Our CEEB code is 002765.

Students should have the scores sent electronically or to the following address:

SAS Office of Advising and Academic Services
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Lucy Stone Hall, Room A-216
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.

Art History

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:082:105 & 01:082:106
Total Credits: 6

 

Biology

 

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:119:115, 116, 117 
Total Credits: 10

 

Calculus BC

Score: 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:640:151, 01:640:152
Total Credits: 8

Score: 4
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:640:151, 01:640:152
Total Credits: 8

AB Subscore (if BC score is less than 4 or 5) 
Score: 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:640:151
Total Credits: 4

Score: 4
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:640:135
Total Credits: 4

Calculus AB


Score: 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:640:151
Total Credits: 4

Score: 4
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:640:135
Total Credits: 4

 

Chemistry

 
Score: 4
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:160:161 & 01:160:171
Total Credits: 5

Score: 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:160:161, 162, 171
Total Credits: 9

 

Chinese Language and Culture

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: *01:165:121
* For heritage speakers who have some reading and writing skills
Total Credits: 3

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: *01:165:108
*For heritage speakers who have no reading or writing skills 
Total Credits: 4

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: *01:165:102
*For non-heritage speakers who have studied Chinese in HS 
Total Credits: 4

 

**No credit granted for native speakers of Chinese**

 

Computer Science A

 

Score: 4
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:198:110
Total Credits: 3

Score: 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:198:111
Total Credits: 4

 

Computer Science: Principles

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:198:110
Total Credits: 3

 

Economics - Macro

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:220:103
Total Credits: 3

 

Economics - Micro

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:220:102
Total Credits: 3

 

English Language and Composition

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:355:101
Total Credits: 3

 

English Literature and Composition

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:355:101 or 01:358:201 (if Lang exam credit)
Total Credits: 3

 

Environmental Science

 

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 11:375:101
Total Credits: 3

 

European History

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:510:101
Total Credits: 3

 

French Language

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:420:210
Total Credits: 3

 

French Literature

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:420:214
Total Credits: 3

 

German Language

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:470:131 & 01:470:132
Total Credits: 6

 

Government and Politics: Comparative

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:790:103
Total Credits: 3

 

Government and Politics: United States

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:790:104
Total Credits: 3

 

Human Geography

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:450:103
Total Credits: 3

 

Italian Language and Culture

 
Score: 4
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:560:131
Total Credits: 4

Score: 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:560:131 & 01:560:132 
Total Credits: 8

 

Japanese Language and Culture

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:565:102
Total Credits: 4

 

Jewish History

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 (01:563:201); if they take parts II and III, they will earn equivalence for Jewish Society & Culture 2 (01:563:202) 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.

Latin Literature

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Elective credit
Total Credits: 3

 

Latin: Vergil

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Elective credit
Total Credits: 3

 

Music Theory

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 07:700:103
Total Credits: 3

 

Physics 1

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:750:203, 205
Total Credits: 4

 

Physics 2

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:750:204, 206
Total Credits: 4

 

Physics B (no longer active)

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:750:203, 204, 205, 206
Total Credits: 8

 

Physics C: E&M

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:750:204 & 750:206
Total Credits: 4

 

Physics C: Mechanics

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:750:203 & 750:205
Total Credits: 4

 

Psychology

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:830:101
Total Credits: 3

 

Research


Score: 4 or 5
No Credit at SAS

 

Seminar


Score: 4 or 5
No Credit at SAS

 

Spanish Language

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:940:203
Total Credits: 3

 

Spanish Literature

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:940:215
Total Credits: 3

 

Statistics

 

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:960:211
Total Credits: 3

 

Studio Art: 2-D Design


Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Elective credit
Total Credits: 3

 

Studio Art: 3-D Design

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Elective credit
Total Credits: 3

 

Studio Art: Drawing

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Elective credit
Total Credits: 3

 

United States History


Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:512:103
Total Credits: 3

 

World History

 

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:506:101
Total Credits: 3