Advanced Placement

UCCS participates in the high school Advanced Placement (AP) program offered by the College Board. Official scores must be sent to the university directly from the College Board.

All colleges at UCCS accept Advanced Placement (AP) exam credits per the table below. Applicability may vary by college. Please contact an advisor in Academic Advising for score interpretation and degree applicability.

Advanced Placement (AP) exam equivalency decisions are made based on when the exam was taken, not when the student matriculates to UCCS. However, the equivalencies listed below are only available to students entering UCCS in fall 2016 and later, and the exams must have been taken within the previous ten years. See your academic advisor if you matriculated to UCCS prior to summer 2016 for equivalency information.

AP Exams marked with an * are eligible for GT-Pathways inclusion.

AP EXAM TITLE AP SCORE UCCS EQUIVALENT SEMESTER HOURS
American Government & Politics* 4-5 PSC 1100 3
American Government & Politics* 3 PSC 1999TC 3
Art History 3-5 AH 2800, AH 2820 6
Biology* 4-5 BIOL 1300, BIOL 1310, BIOL 1350, BIOL 1360 6
Biology* 3 BIOL 1999TC 4
Calculus AB* 4-5 MATH 1350 4
Calculus AB* 3 MATH 1999TC 3
Calculus BC 4-5 MATH 1350, MATH 1360 8
Calculus BC 3 MATH 1350 4
Chemistry* 5 CHEM 1401, CHEM 1402, CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412 10
Chemistry* 4 CHEM 1401, CHEM 1402 5
Chemistry* 3 CHEM 1999TC 4
Chinese Language 4-5 XFCR 1999TC 6
Comparative Government & Politics 4-5 PSC 1010 3
Computer Science A 4-5 CS 1150 3
Computer Science AB 4-5 CS 1999TC 4
Computer Science Principles 4-5 CS 1150 3
English Language & Composition* 5 ENGL 1310, ENGL 1410 6
English Language & Composition* 4 ENGL 1310 3
English Language & Composition* 3 ENGL 1999TC 3
English Literature & Composition* 5 ENGL 1410, ENGL 1500 6
English Literature & Composition* 4 ENGL 1310, ENGL 1500 6
English Literature & Composition* 3 ENGL 1999TC 3
Environmental Science 4-5 GES 1999TC 4
European History 4-5 HIST 1030, HIST 1040 6
French Language 4-5 FR 2110, FR 1999TC 6
French Language 3 FR 2110 4
French Literature 4-5 FR 2110, FR 1999TC 6
French Literature 3 FR 2110 4
German Language 4-5 GER 2110, GER 1999TC 6
German Language 3 GER 2110 4
Human Geography 4-5 GES 1990 4
Japanese Language 4-5 JPNS 2110, JPNS 1999TC 6
Japanese Language 3 JPNS 2110 4
Latin Literature 4-5 LAT 1999TC 6
Latin Literature 3 LAT 1999TC 3
Latin: Virgil 4-5 LAT 1999TC 6
Latin: Virgil 3 LAT 1999TC 3
Macroeconomics 4-5 ECON 2020 3
Microeconomics 4-5 ECON 1010 3
Music Theory 4-5 MUS 2999TC 6
Music Theory 3 MUS 2999TC 3
Physics I - Algebra Based 3-5 PES 1010 4
Physics II - Algebra Based 3-5 PES 1020 4
Physics B 3-5 PES 1010, PES 1020 8
Physics C - Electricity & Magnetism 4-5 PES 1120, PES 2160 5
Physics C - Mechanics 4-5 PES 1110, PES 1160 5
Psychology* 4-5 PSY 1000 3
Psychology* 3 PSY 2999TC 3
Spanish Language* 4-5 SPAN 2110, SPAN 1999TC 6
Spanish Language* 3 SPAN 2110 3
Spanish Literature* 4-5 SPAN 2110, SPAN 1999TC 6
Spanish Literature* 3 SPAN 2110 3
Statistics* 4-5 QUAN 2010 3
Statistics* 3 MATH 1999TC 3
Studio Art - 2D Design 3-5 VA 1010 3
Studio Art - 3D Design 3-5 VA 1020 3
Studio Art - Drawing 3-5 VA 1040 3
United States History* 4-5 HIST 1510, HIST 1540 6
United States History* 3 HIST 1999TC 3
World History* 4-5 HIST 1999TC 6
World History* 3 HIST 1999TC 3

Note: Courses beginning with a departmental prefix but ending in "999TC" carry general departmental credit but do not have an exact equivalency.