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BucketsUCSCBucketsUCSC Registered User Posts: 783 Member
So I was looking through how UC's accept AP credit and I saw a lot that if you got 3's you get elective credit, what is this will it help me graduate quicker or do you need a certain amount of elective credit to graduate UC"s

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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 76,105 Senior Member
    It might let you graduate early, if your major and breadth requirements specify fewer than 120 semester or 180 quarter units, so that you need to fill the rest with free electives.
  • PhantomVirgoPhantomVirgo Registered User Posts: 1,088 Senior Member
    At Davis, APs count as units towards graduation and for prereqs if you get a high enough score. They also count towards your class standing, which helps with registration times. However, they don't count towards GE requirements.

    As far as elective credit, you'll need to take at least a few electives just for units. In most cases, you won't fill out the 120 semester/180 quarter unit requirement for graduation with just major and GE requirements. You can use AP units towards any additional units you need.
  • BucketsUCSCBucketsUCSC Registered User Posts: 783 Member
    Also, do AP scores get factored into admission
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 26,739 Forum Champion
    AP scores are used for college credit. AP scores are not considered in admisisons.
  • BucketsUCSCBucketsUCSC Registered User Posts: 783 Member
    Ok, cool because i was looking at the different UC standards, and came to realize that there is no diffrence between a 4 and a 5
  • NCalRentNCalRent Registered User Posts: 6,061 Senior Member
    edited August 2015
    From the UC website under how they evaluate applications:

    Number of and performance in UC-approved honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate Higher Level and transferable college courses
  • PhantomVirgoPhantomVirgo Registered User Posts: 1,088 Senior Member
    As far as placement goes, there might be a difference between a 4 and a 5 depending on the campus and the exam. For example, at Davis a 5 on the AP Chem exam will allow you to skip the first quarter of general chemistry, while a 4 won't.
  • BucketsUCSCBucketsUCSC Registered User Posts: 783 Member
    @NCalRent but by performance I think they mean on the classes themselves and not on the actual applications
  • BucketsUCSCBucketsUCSC Registered User Posts: 783 Member
    @PhantomVirgo My bad I was talking about AP World history transfer I didn't mean to generalize at some UC's I was looking at UCLA and UCI I think and they considered a 4 or 5 the same way, I wasnt making generalizations
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