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AP Credit for UC Berkeley

Swiper902Swiper902 128 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 132 Junior Member
So I'm attending Cal and I am in the college of engineering. These are my current AP Scores:

World history (3)
English language (5)
Biology (4)
Calculus AB (5)
Psychology (5)
Physics 1 (5)

I just got off the phone with a staff member from the college of engineering, and she told me that the max units that a freshman can use from AP tests is 20. I am signed up for the following AP tests:

Calculus BC
Physics 2
English literature
Government (US)

Which of these tests should I take if any?
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 76099 replies663 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 76,762 Senior Member
    edited April 2017

    5 on calculus AB = Math 1A (but try the old Math 1A final exams to check your knowledge)
    5 on English language = reading and composition A (e.g. English R1A)
    4 on biology = Biology 1A/1AL and 1B
    5 on psychology = lower division humanities and social studies breadth (maximum of 2 from AP credit allowed, including the reading and composition); may take more advanced psychology courses since the psychology department accepts a 4 in AP psychology in place of Psychology 1

    4 or 5 on calculus BC = Math 1A and 1B (but try the old Math 1B final exams to check your knowledge; CoE recommends that students with a 4 take Math 1B)
    English literature = (for CoE) same as English language which you already got the maximum possible
    physics 1 or 2 = nothing (these are non-calculus-based, and CoE requires calculus-based physics)
    3 on world history, macroeconomics, US government = nothing since you already have 2 lower division humanities and social studies breadth from AP credit

    Note: if you later switch to a division other than CoE (e.g. L&S, CoC, etc.), the AP credit may be different, causing some of the AP credit to be worth more and some to be worth less in terms of subject credit.

    You can find old exams for Math 1A, Math 1B, and other courses at https://tbp.berkeley.edu/courses/ .
    edited April 2017
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