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, and 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.

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
Arts
AP Art History 4 or 5 6 AH 1031, AH 1032
AP Music Theory 4 or 5 2 MUS 1101
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design 4 or 5 3 FA 1099*
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design 4 or 5 3 FA 1099*
AP Studio Art: Drawing 4 or 5 3 FA 1031
English
AP English Language and Composition 4 or 5 3 UW 1099*
AP English Literature and Composition 4 or 5 3 ENGL 1050
History & Social Science
AP Comparative Government and Politics 4 or 5 3 PSC 1001
AP European History 4 or 5 3 HIST 1120
AP Human Geography 4 or 5 3 GEOG 1001
AP Microeconomics 4 or 5 3 ECON 1011
AP Macroeconomics 4 or 5 3 ECON 1012
AP Psychology 4 or 5 3 PSYC 1001
AP United Stated Government and Politics 4 or 5 3 PSC 1002
AP United States History 4 or 5 6 HIST 1310, HIST 1311
AP World History 4 or 5 3 HIST 1011
Math & Computer Science
AP Calculus AB (or AB subscore of the BC exam) 4 or 5 3 MATH 1231
AP Calculus BC 4 or 5 6 MATH 1231, MATH 1232
AP Computer Science A 4 or 5 3 CSCI 1111
AP Statistics 4 or 5 3 STAT 1051
Sciences
AP Biology 4 or 5 8 BISC 1115 and BISC 1125, BISC 1116 and BISC 1126
AP Chemistry 4 or 5 8 CHEM 1111, CHEM 1112
AP Environmental Science 4 or 5 3 GEOL 1099*
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based 4 or 5 4 PHYS 1011
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based 4 or 5 4 PHYS 1012
AP Physics C: Mechanics 4 or 5 4 PHYS 1021
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 4 or 5 4 PHYS 1022
World Languages & Cultures
AP Chinese Language and Culture 4 4 CHIN 2003
5 8 CHIN 2003, CHIN 2004
AP French Language and Culture 5 6 FREN 1004, FREN 2005
AP German Language and Culture 4 3 GER 1099*
5 6 GER 2009, GER 2010
AP Italian Language and Culture 5 6 ITAL 1004, ITAL 2005
AP Japanese Language and Culture 4 4 JAPN 2003
5 8 JAPN 2003, JAPN 2004
AP Latin 4 or 5 3 LATN 2002
AP Spanish Language and Culture 5 6 SPAN 1014, SPAN 1099*
AP Spanish Literature and Culture 4 or 5 3 SPAN 2005

 *If there is no direct GW course equivalent, credits are transferred in using course number 1099 under the appropriate departmental designation.

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