2016-2017 College Catalog 
    
    May 24, 2024  
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Credit for Prior Learning



Advanced Placement Examination Program

Saddleback College will grant credit for each Advanced Placement (AP) Examination satisfactorily passed with a score of 3, 4, or 5. For AP credit to be awarded, an official score report must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Records prior to the Counselor review.

Students can make an appointment to see a Saddleback College counselor for review of their AP exam scores and processing of an Advanced Placement Examination Credit Petition. Admissions and Records evaluators will assign AP Exam credit as applicable when a student applies for a degree, CSU G.E. or IGETC certification.

Credit will be given for AP exams passed with a score of 3 unless otherwise noted below:

Advanced Placement Exam

Saddleback College AA/AS Credit Awarded for GE, Major and/or Elective Units CSU GE Certification Area/Semester Units CSU Minimum Admission Semester Units IGETC Certification Area/Semester Units

UC Admissions Semester Units

Art History 5 units towards Fine Arts GE requirement Area C1 or C2
3 units
6 units Area 3A or3B
3 units
5.3 units

Art Studio
   
-2D Design
    -3D Design
    -Drawing

5 units of elective Art Studio credit for either Drawing or General Portfolio
[5-unit maximum credit for both exams]
N/A 3 units N/A 5.3 units
(Max for all Studio Art Exams)
Biology Credit for BIO 20   Area B2 and B3
4 units
6 units Area 5A and 5C (lab)
4 units
5.3 units
Chemistry Credit for CHEM 3   Area B1 and B3
4 units
6 units Area 5A and 5C (lab)
4 units
5.3 units
Chinese -
     Language & Culture
3 units towards Humanities
GE requirement
Area C2
3 units
6 units Area 3B and 6A
3 units
5.3 units
Computer Science
     A Exam
N/A N/A 3 units
(Only one CS Exam may be applied)
N/A 1.3 units
Computer Science
     AB Exam Only
Credit for CS 1A  with a score of 3.
Credit for CS 1B  with a score of 4 or 5
N/A 6 units
(Only one CS Exam may be applied)
N/A 2.7 units max
Economics -
     Macro Exam
Credit for ECON 20  with a score of 3 or 4. Credit for ECON 2  with a score of 5 Area D2
3 units
3 units Area 4B
3 units
2.7 units
Economics -
     Micro Exam
Credit for ECON 20  with a score of 3 or 4. Credit for ECON 4  with a score of 5 Area D2
3 units
3 units Area 4B
3 units
2.7 units
English -
     Language and Composition

 
Credit for ENG 1A  and
Matriculation placement in ENG 1B  
Area A2
3 units
6 units Area 1A
3 units

5.3 units
(max credit for both English
Lang/Comp & Lit/Comp)

English -
     Literature and Composition

 
Credit for ENG 1A  and 2 elective units and
Matriculation placement in ENG 1B  
Area A2 and C2
6 units
6 units Area 1A or 3B
3 units
5.3 units
(max credit for both English
Lang/Comp & Lit/Comp)
Environmental Science
 
3 Units towards
Natural Sciences GE requirement including lab
Area B1 and B3
4 units
4 units Area 5A and 5C (lab)
3 units
2.7 units
French -
     Language & Culture

 
3 units towards
Humanities GE requirement
Area C2
3 units
6 units Area 3B and 6A
3 units
5.3 units
French -
     Literature
3 units towards
Humanities GE requirement
Area C2
3 units
(Only applies if taken before Fall 2009)
6 units
(Only applies if taken before Fall 2009)
Area 3B and 6A
3 units
5.3 units
German -
     Language & Culture

 
3 units towards
Humanities GE requirement
Area C2
3 units
6 units Area 3B and 6A
3 units
5.3 units
Government and Politics -
     United States
3 units towards
Social/Behavioral Sciences GE requirement
Area D8 and
US 2
3 units
3 units Area 4H and US 2
3 units
2.7 units
Government and Politics -
     Comparative

3 units towards
Social/Behavioral Sciences
GE requirement with a score of 3 or 4.
Credit for PS 12  with a score of 5

Area D8
3 units
3 units Area 4H
3 units
2.7 units
History -
     United States
5 units towards
Social/Behavioral Sciences
GE requirement with a score of 3.
HIST 22  and 2 more elective credits
with a score of 4 or 5
(C2 & US 1) or
(D6 & US 1)
3 units
6 units Area 3B or 4F and US 1
3 units
5.3 units
History -
     European
5 units towards
Social/Behavioral Sciences GE requirement
Area C2 or D6
3 units
6 units Area 3B or 4F
3 units
5.3 units
History -
     World
3 units towards Humanities GE requirement. Credit for HIST 5  and
2 more elective units with a score of 4 or 5
Area C2 or D6
3 units
6 units Area 3B or 4F
3 units
5.3 units
Human Geography 3 units towards
Social/Behavioral Sciences GE requirement
Area D5
3 units
3 units Area 4E
3 units
2.7 units
Italian -
     Language & Culture
3 units towards
Humanities GE requirement
Area C2
3 units
6 units Area 3B and 6A
3 units
5.3 units
Japanese -
     Language & Culture
3 units towards
Humanities GE requirement
Area C2
3 units
6 units  Area 3B and 6A
3 units
5.3 units
Latin -
     Vergil
3 units towards
Humanities GE requirement
Area C2
3 units (Only applies if taken before Fall 2012)
3 units
(Only applies if taken before Fall 2012)
Area 3B and 6A
3 units
2.7 units
Latin -
     Literature
3 units towards
 Humanities GE requirement
Area C2
3 units
(6 units only applies if taken before Fall 2009)
6 units
(Only applies if taken before Fall 2009)
Area 3B and 6A
3 units
2.7 units
Latin 3 units towards
Humanities GE requirement
Area C2
3 units
6 units Area 3B and 6A  
Mathematics -
     Calculus AB Exam
Credit for MATH 2  and Matriculation placement in MATH 3A  with a score of 3.

Credit for MATH 3A  and Matriculation placement in MATH 3B  with
a score of 4 or 5.
Area B4
3 units
3 units
(Only one Calculus AP exam
applied toward degree)
Area 2A
3 units
2.7 units

Mathematics -
     Calculus BC Exam

Credit for MATH 3A  and Matriculation placement in MATH 3B  with a score of 3.

Credit for MATH 3A  and MATH 3B  and Matriculation placement in MATH 3C  with
a score of 4 or 5
Area B4
3 units
6 units
(Only one Calculus AP exam applied toward degree)

Area 2A
3 units

Calculus AB/BC subscore
Area 2A

5.3 Semester unit
max credit both
exams.
Music Theory 5 units towards Fine Arts GE
requirement
Area C1
3 units
(Only applies if
taken before 09)
6 units
(Only applies if taken before F’09)
N/A 5.3 units
Physics 1 Credit for PHYS 2A   Areas B1 and B3
4 units max
towards GE for all three Physics exams
6 units max
towards GE for all three physics exams
Area 5A and 5C (lab)
4 units
5.3 units max for all
Physics exams
Physics 2       Area 5A and 5C (lab)
3 units
2.7 units
Physics C -
     Mechanics
3 units towards Natural
Science GE requirement
including Lab
Areas B1 & B3
4 units
4 units Area 5A and 5C (lab)
3 units
2.7 units
Physics C -
     Electricity/Magnetism
3 units towards Natural
Science GE requirement
including Lab
Areas B1 & B3
4 units
4 units Area 5A and 5C (lab)
3 units
2.7 units
Psychology 3 units towards Social/ Behavioral Science
GE with a score of 3.
Credit for PSYC 1  with a score of 4 or 5.
See Counselor for UC/CSU major applicability
Area D9
3 units
3 units Area 4I
3 units
2.7 units
Spanish -
     Language and Culture
3 units towards
Humanities GE requirement
Area C2
3 units
6 units Area 3B and 6A
3 units
5.3 units
Spanish -
     Literature and Culture
3 units towards
Humanities GE requirement
Area C2
3 units
6 units Area 3B and 6A
3 units
5.3 units
Statistics Credit for MATH 10  with a score of 3 upon proof of MATH 253  or 255 or equivalent,
(e.g., two years of high school algebra)
completed with a “C” or better
Area B4
3 units
3 units Area 2A
3 units
2.7 units

Note: Requests for faculty review for specific course credit for AP exams and scores not listed above are to be made through the Articulation Officer in the Counseling