Advanced Placement Tests

Credit is granted for Advanced Placement Examination scores of 4 and 5 only. Grades of 4 or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations receive both credit and placement determined by the respective academic departments. Examinations with grades of 1, 2, or 3 receive no credit or placement. (Please note: Students who complete Advanced Placement courses, but elect not to take the exam and instead receive academic credit from another 2 or 4 year school are not guaranteed to receive the same equivalency as those listed below.)

SEBS First Year and Transfer students must have Advanced Placement scores sent directly to Rutgers from the Educational Testing Service using our College Board code: 002765. These scores are sent electronically. Paper score reports can only be accepted, if sent directly from ETS to:

Dean Sharice Richardson
Office of Academic Programs
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
88 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525

All AP credits received will automatically be processed by the SEBS Office of Academic Programs. Students who are considering turning down credit for their AP Exams should consult with a SEBS academic advisor. Students who elect to take classes at or below the level for which they have received advanced placement credits will have the advanced placement credits deleted from their total degree credits. Students must notify the SEBS Office of Academic Programs in writing, stating that they wish to waive their AP credits; all such requests should be sent to first_year@sebs.rutgers.edu.

AP Exam Score Rutgers Course(s) Granted Total Credits
Art History 4 082:105 & 082:106 6
5 082:105 & 082:106 6
Biology 4 119:115 & 119:116 & 119:117 10
5 119:115 & 119:116 & 119:117 10
Calculus AB 4 640:151 4
5 640:151 4
Calculus BC 4 640:151 & 640:152 8
5 640:151 & 640:152 8
Calculus AB Subscore 4 640:151; 4
5 640:151 4
Chemistry 4 160:161 & 160:171 5
5 160:161 & 160:162 & 160:171 9
Chinese Language and Culture 4 165:121 for heritage speakers who have some reading & writing skills 3
4 165:108 for heritage speakers who have no reading & writing skills 4
4 165:102 for non-heritage speakers who studied Chinese in HS 4
5 165:102 3
5 165:108 for heritage speakers who have no reading & writing skills 4
5 165:102 for non-heritage speakers who studied Chinese in HS 4
Computer Science A 4 Elective credit 3
5 198:111 4
Computer Science AB 4 198:111 4
5 198:111 & 198:112 8
Economics - Macro 4 220:103 3
5 220:103 3
Economics - Micro 4 220:102 3
5 220:102 3
English Language and Composition 4 355:101* 3
5 355:101* 3
English Literature and Composition 4 355:101* 3
or 351:201 (if Lang exam credit)
5 355:101* 3
or 351:201(if Lang exam credit)
Environmental Science 4 375:101 3
5 375:101 3
European History 4 510:101 3
5 510:101 3
French Language 4 420:210 3
5 420:210 3
French Literature 4 420:214 3
5 420:214 3
German Language 4 470:131 & 470:132 6
5 470:131 & 470:132 6
Government and Politics: Comparative 4 790:103 3
5 790:103 3
Government and Politics: United States 4 790:104 3
5 790:104 3
Human Geography 4 450:103 3
5 450:103 3
Italian Language and Culture 4 560:131 4
5 560:131 & 560:132 8
Japanese Language and Culture 4 565:102 4
5 565:102 4
Jewish History ** See Note Below
Latin Literature 4 Elective credit 4
5 Elective credit 4
Latin: Vergil 4 Elective credit 4
5 Elective credit 4
Music Theory 4 07:700:103 3
5 07:700:103 3
Physics 1 4 01:750:203, 205 4
5 01:750:203, 205 4
Physics 2 4 01:750:204, 206 4
5 01:750:204, 206 4
Physics B
(No longer active)
4 01:750:203, 204, 205, 206 8
5 01:750:203, 204, 205, 206 8
Physics C: E&M 4 750:204 & 750:206 4
5 750:204 & 750:206 4
Physics C: Mechanics 4 750:203 & 750:205 4
5 750:203 & 750:205 4
Psychology 4 830:101 3
5 830:101 3
Spanish Language 4 940:203 3
5 940:203 3
Spanish Literature 4 940:215 3
5 940:215 3
Statistics 4 960:211 3
5 960:211 3
Studio Art: Drawing 4 Elective Credit 3
5 Elective Credit 3
Studio Art: 2-D Design 4 Elective Credit 3
5 Elective Credit 3
United States History 4 512:103 3
5 512:103 3
World History 4 506:114 3
5 506:114 3

*SEBS General Honors Program students are required to take 01:355:103 Exposition & Argument.
They will receive credit for 01:351:214 Poetry, Plays and Fiction (3cr) and/or 01:351:201 Introduction to Literature (3cr). Both would count for the Humanities/Arts Core Requirement.

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

Notes:

  1. AP Scores of 4 or 5 on Calc AB or Calc BC and English Literature & Composition or English Language and Composition override Rutgers Placement Test Scores in Math and English.
  2. Students who place in Calculus and make a special request not to take it in the fall semester, will not be registered in Calculus.
  3. All students will have the opportunity to make schedule changes in the beginning of the semester. Students should consult with their advisor before making any changes to their course schedule.

Looking for information on transferring International Baccalaureate Examinations?


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
  4. Search Rutgers
  5. myRutgers
  6. Search SEBS
  7. Contact SEBS
  8. Make a Gift