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 Partially fulfills Core Area Requirement in: Total Credits
Art History 4 082:105 & 082:106 Humanities/Arts 6
5 082:105 & 082:106 Humanities/Arts 6
Biology 4 119:101 & 119:102 Life Science 8
5 119:101 & 119:102 Life Science 8
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 Physical Science 5
5 160:161 & 160:162 & 160:171 Physical Science 9
Chinese Language and Culture 4 165:121 for heritage speakers who have some reading & writing skills Multicultural and International 3
4 165:108 for heritage speakers who have no reading & writing skills Multicultural and International 4
4 165:102 for non-heritage speakers who studied Chinese in HS Multicultural and International 4
5 165:102 165:121 for heritage speakers who have some reading & writing skills 3
5 165:108 for heritage speakers who have no reading & writing skills Multicultural and International 4
5 165:102 for non-heritage speakers who studied Chinese in HS Multicultural and International 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 Economic Systems 3
5 220:103 Economic Systems 3
Economics - Micro 4 220:102 Economic Systems 3
5 220:102 Economic Systems 3
English Language and Composition 4 355:101* Oral and Written Communication 3
5 355:101* Oral and Written Communication 3
English Literature and Composition 4 355:101* Oral and Written Communication 3
or 351:201 (if Lang exam credit) Humanities/Arts
5 355:101* Oral and Written Communication 3
or 351:201(if Lang exam credit) Humanities/Arts
Environmental Science 4 375:101 Physical Science 3
5 375:101 Physical Science 3
European History 4 510:101 Humanities/Arts 3
5 510:101 Humanities/Arts 3
French Language 4 420:210 Multicultural and International 3
5 420:210 Multicultural and International 3
French Literature 4 420:214 Humanities/Arts 3
5 420:214 Humanities/Arts 3
German Language 4 470:131 & 470:132 Multicultural and International 6
5 470:131 & 470:132 Multicultural and International 6
Government and Politics: Comparative 4 790:103   3
5 790:103   3
Government and Politics: United States 4 790:104 Political Processes 3
5 790:104 Political Processes 3
Human Geography 4 450:103 Multicultural and International 3
5 450:103 Multicultural and International 3
Italian Language and Culture 4 560:131 Multicultural and International 4
5 560:131 & 560:132 Multicultural and International 8
Japanese Language and Culture 4 565:102 Multicultural and International 4
5 565:102 Multicultural and International 4
Jewish History ** See Note Below
Latin Literature 4 Elective credit Humanities/Arts 4
5 Elective credit Humanities/Arts 4
Latin: Vergil 4 Elective credit Humanities/Arts 4
5 Elective credit Humanities/Arts 4
Music Theory 4 07:700:103 Humanities/Arts 3
5 07:700:103 Humanities/Arts 3
Physics B 4 750:203, 204, 205, 206 Physical Science 8
5 750:203, 204, 205, 206 Physical Science 8
Physics C: E&M 4 750:204 & 750:206 Physical Science 4
5 750:204 & 750:206 Physical Science 4
Physics C: Mechanics 4 750:203 & 750:205 Physical Science 4
5 750:203 & 750:205 Physical Science 4
Psychology 4 830:101 Human Behavior 3
5 830:101 Human Behavior 3
Spanish Language 4 940:203 Multicultural and International 3
5 940:203 Multicultural and International 3
Spanish Literature 4 940:215 Humanities/Arts 3
5 940:215 Humanities/Arts 3
Statistics 4 960:211   3
5 960:211   3
Studio Art: Drawing 4 Elective Credit Humanities/Arts 3
5 Elective Credit Humanities/Arts 3
Studio Art: 2-D Design 4 Elective Credit Humanities/Arts 3
5 Elective Credit Humanities/Arts 3
United States History 4 512:103 Humanities/Arts 3
5 512:103 Humanities/Arts 3
World History 4 506:114 Multicultural and International 3
5 506:114 Multicultural and International 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.

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