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Saddleback College    
 
    
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 College 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

Humanities - 3

Area C1 or C2
3
6 Area 3A or 3B
3
5.3

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

Elective - 3
Elective - 3
Elective - 3

N/A 3 N/A 5.3
(Max for all Studio Art Exams)

Biology

Natural Sciences - 4
Credit for BIO 20  

Area B2 and B3
4
6 Area 5B and 5C (lab)
4
5.3

Chemistry

Natural Sciences - 4
Credit for CHEM 3  

Area B1 and B3
4
6 Area 5A and 5C (lab)
4
5.3

Chinese -
     Language & Culture

Humanities - 3

Area C2
3
6 Area 3B and 6A
3
5.3

Computer Science -
     A Exam

Elective - 3

N/A 3
(only one CS Exam may be applied)
N/A 1.3

Computer Science -
     AB Exam Only

N/A

N/A 6
(only one CS Exam may be applied)
N/A 2.7

Computer Science -
     Principles

Elective - 3

N/A 6
(only on CS exam may be applied)
N/A 5.3

Economics -
     Macro Exam

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3
Credit for ECON 20  with a score of 3 or 4.  Credit for ECON 2  with a score of 5.

Area D2
3
3 Area 4
3
2.7

Economics -
     Micro Exam

Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Credit for ECON 20  with a score of 3 or 4.  Credit for ECON 2  with a score of 5.

Area D2
3
3 Area 4
3
2.7

English -
     Language and Composition

Language and Rationality 3
Credit for ENG 1A  and
Matriculation placement in ENG 1B /1BH  

Area A2
3
6 Area 1A
3
5.3 (max credit for both English Lang/Comp & Lit/Comp)

English -
     Literature and Composition

Language and Rationality or Humanities 3
Credit for ENG 1A  and 2 elective units and
Matriculation placement in ENG 1B /1BH  

Area A2 and C2
6
6 Area 1A or 3B
3
5.3 (max credit for both English Lang/Comp & Lit/Comp)

Environmental Science

Natural Sciences - 4

Area B1 and B3
4
4 Area 5A and 5C (lab)
3
2.7

French -
    Language & Culture

Humanities - 3

Area C2
3
6 Area 3B and 6A
3
5.3

French -
     Literature

Humanities - 3

Area C2
3
(Only applies if taken before Fall ‘09)
6
(only applies if taken before Fall ‘09)
Area 3B and 6A
3
5.3

German -
    Language & Culture

Humanities - 3

Area C2
3
6 Area 3B and 6A
3
5.3

Government and Politics -
     United States

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3

Area D8 and US-2
3
3 Area 4 and US-2
3
2.7

Government and Politics -
     Comparative

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3
Credit for PS 12  with a score of 5

Area D8 and US-2
3
3 Area 4
3
2.7

History -
     United States

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3
Credit for HIST 22  

(C2 & US-1) or (D6 & US-1)
3
6 Area 3B or 4 and US-1
3
5.3

History -
     European

Social/Behavioral Sciences or Humanities - 3

Area C2 or D6
3
6 Area 3B or 4
3
5.3

History -
     World

Social/Behavioral Sciences or Humanities - 3
Credit for HIST 5  

Area C2 or D6
3
6 Area 3B or 4
3
5.3

Human Geography

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3

Area D5
3
3 Area 4
3
2.7

Italian -
     Language & Culture

Humanities - 3

Area C2
3
6 Area 3B and 6A
3
5.3

Japanese -
     Language & Culture

Humanities - 3

Area C2
3
6 Area 3B and 6A
3
5.3

Latin -
     Vergil

Humanities - 3

Area C2
3
(only applies if taken before Fall 12)
3
(only applies if taken before Fall 12)
Area 3B and 6A
3
2.7

Latin -
     Literature

Humanities - 3

Area C2
3
(6 only applies if taken before Fall 09)
6
(only applies if taken before Fall 09)
Area 3B and 6A
3
2.7

Latin

Humanities - 3

Area C2
3
6 Area 3B and 6A  

Mathematics -
     Calculus AB Exam

Language Rationality - 3
Credit for MATH 2  and Matriculation placement in MATH 3A /3AH  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
3 (only one Calculus AP exam applied toward degree) Area 2A
3

2.7


5.3 max if more than one AP exam in Calculus

Mathematics -
     Calculus BC Exam

Language and Rationality - 3
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
6 (only one Calculus AP exam applied toward degree) Area 2A
3

2.7

5.3 max if more than one AP exam in Calculus

Mathematics -
     Calculus BC/AB Subscore

Language and Rationality - 3

Area B4
3
3 (only one Calculus AP exam applied toward degree) Area 2A
3

2.7

5.3 max if more than one AP exam in Calculus

Music Theory

Humanities - 3

Area C1
3
(only applies if taken before Fall 09)
6
(only applies if taken before Fall 09)
  5.3

Physics 1

Natural Sciences - 4
Credit for PHYS 2A  

Areas B1 and B3
4
If more than one AP exam in Physics, only 4units max for GE
4
If more than one AP exam in Physics, only 6 units max
Area 5A and 5C (lab)
3

2.7

5.3 max if more than one AP exam in Physics

Physics 2

Natural Sciences - 4

Areas B1 and B3
4
If more than one AP exam in Physics, only 4units max for GE
4
If more than one AP exam in Physics, only 6 units max
Area 5A and 5C (lab)
3

2.7

5.3 max if more than one AP exam in Physics

Physics C -
     Mechanics

Natural Sciences - 4

Areas B1 and B3
4
If more than one AP exam in Physics, only 4units max for GE
4
If more than one AP exam in Physics, only 6 units max
Area 5A and 5C (lab)
3
2.7
5.3 max if more than one AP exam in Physics

Physics C -
     Electricity/Magnetism

Natural Sciences - 4

Areas B1 and B3
4
If more than one AP exam in Physics, only 4units max for GE
4
If more than one AP exam in Physics, only 6 units max
Area 5A and 5C (lab)
3
2.7
5.3 max if more than one AP exam in Physics

Psychology

Social/Behavorial Sciences - 3
Credit for PSYC 1  

Area D9
3
3 Area 4
3
2.7

Spanish -
     Language and Culture

Humanities - 3

Area C2
 
6 Area 3B and 6A
3
5.3

Spanish -
     Literature and Culture

Humanities - 3

Area C2
3
6 Areas 3B and 6A
3
5.3

Statistics

Language and Rationality - 3
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
3 Area 2A
3
2.7

Note: In some cases, credit towards specific major requirements is also awarded by the UC/CSU campuses. Refer to the catalog of the campus of intended transfer for further information.