Advanced Placement Equivalents

Assuming there is no duplication of coursework, a maximum of 24 credits may be awarded on the basis of work completed while enrolled in high school through examinations such as AP/IB/A-Levels.

Credit through Examination

In order to receive credit for College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, students must have official score results forwarded directly to GW Office of Undergraduate Admission from the College Board. GW's College Board code is 5246.

Official International Baccalaureate (IB) results should be sent as soon as they are available.

Be aware that credit earned by examination at other colleges or universities or examinations taken after having taken the appropriate college-level course will not transfer credit to GW.

Please refer to the following charts for GW’s course equivalents:

Advanced Placement Equivalents 

Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Score Credits Awarded GW Course Equivalent
AP Art History4 or 56AH 1031, AH 1032
AP Music Theory4 or 52MUS 1101
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design4 or 53FA 1099
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design4 or 53FA 1099
AP Studio Art: Drawing4 or 53FA 1021
AP English Language and Composition4 or 53UW 1099
AP English Literature and Composition4 or 53ENGL 1050
History & Social Science
AP Comparative Government and Politics4 or 53PSC 1001
AP European History4 or 53HIST 1120
AP Human Geography4 or 53GEOG 1001
AP Microeconomics4 or 53ECON 1011
AP Macroeconomics4 or 53ECON 1012
AP Psychology4 or 53PSYC 1001
AP United Stated Government and Politics4 or 53PSC 1002
AP United States History4 or 56HIST 1310, HIST 1311
AP World History4 or 53HIST 1011
Math & Computer Science
AP Calculus AB (or AB subscore of the BC exam)4 or 53MATH 1231
AP Calculus BC4 or 56MATH 1231, MATH 1232
AP Computer Science A4 or 53CSCI 1111
AP Statistics4 or 53STAT 1051
AP Biology4 or 58BISC 1111, BISC 1112
AP Chemistry4 or 58CHEM 1111, CHEM 1112
AP Environmental Science4 or 53GEOL 1099
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based4 or 54PHYS 1011
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based4 or 54PHYS 1012
AP Physics C: Mechanics4 or 54PHYS 1021
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism4 or 54PHYS 1022
World Languages & Cultures
AP Chinese Language and Culture44CHIN 2003
58CHIN 2003, CHIN 2004
AP French Language and Culture56FREN 1004, FREN 2005
AP German Language and Culture43GER 1099
56GER 2009, GER 2010
AP Italian Language and Culture56ITAL 1004, ITAL 2005
AP Japanese Language and Culture44JAPN 2003
58JAPN 2003, JAPN 2004
AP Latin4 or 53LATN 2002
AP Spanish Language and Culture56SPAN 1004, SPAN 1099
AP Spanish Literature and Culture4 or 53SPAN 2005

 The University reserves the right to change policy regarding advanced placement credit without advance notice.