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University of Pittsburgh    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  May 25, 2022
 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

AP Score Information


In and effort to provide accurate information, on 11/1/2019 this list was updated in the published catalog.

The following is an advanced placement credit guide.  Please keep in mind that AP credits accepted are subject to change and that this is intended as a guide.  AP credit cannot be reviewed and issued until the student is enrolled as a University of Pittsburgh student.

EXAM CODE DESCRIPTION SCORE PITT COURSE CREDITS ISSUED # PITT CREDITS
ARH Art History 3, 4, 5 HA&A 0000 3
BY Biology 4 BIOSC 0050, 0150 4
BY Biology 5 BIOSC 0050, 0150, 0060, 0160 8
MAB Calculus AB 4, 5 MATH 0220 4
MBC Calculus BC 4, 5 MATH 0220, 0230 8
CH Chemistry 3, 4 CHEM 0110 4
CH Chemistry 5 CHEM 0110, 0120 8
CHIN Chinese Language 4, 5 CHIN 0001, 0002 10
GPC Comparative Government & Politics 4, 5 PS 0300 3
CSA Computer Science A 4, 5 CS 0401 4
CSAB Computer Science AB 4, 5 CS 0401 4
EMA Economics - Macroeconomics 4, 5 ECON 0110 3
EMI Economics - Microeconomics 4, 5 ECON 0100 3
ENGC English Language & Composition 4, 5 ENGLIT 0000 3
ELC English Literature & Composition 4, 5 ENGLIT 0000 3
EH European History 4, 5 HIST 0100 or HIST 0101 3
FRA French Language 4 FR 0103 3
FRA French Language 5 FR 0103, 0104 6
FRI French Literature 4 FR 0021 3
FRI French Literature 5 FR 0021, 0055 6
GM German Language 4 GER 1490 3
GM German Language 5 GER 1490 5
ITAL Italian Language* 4 ITAL 0113 3
    5 ITAL 0113, 0115 6
JPN Japanese Culture Language 4 JPNSE 1901 3
JPN Japanese Culture Language 5 JPNSE 1901 5
LTL Latin - Literature 4, 5 LATN 0220 3
LTV Latin - Vergil 4, 5 LATN 0220 3
MSL Music - Listening & Literature 3, 4, 5 MUSIC 0211 3
MST Music Theory 3, 4, 5 MUSIC 0100 3
PHCM Physics C-Mechanics 5 PHYS 0174 4
PY Psychology 4, 5 PSY 0010 3
SPL Spanish Language 4, 5 See Department -
SPLL Spanish Literature 4, 5 SPAN 1600 3
ASG Studio Art — 2-D (General Portfolio) 4, 5 SA 0110 3
ASD Studio Art — Drawing 4, 5 SA 0130 3
GPU US Government & Politics 4, 5 PS 0200 3
UH US History 4, 5 HIST 0600 or HIST 0601 3
WH World History 4, 5 HIST 0700 3
         
      UPDATED October, 2019  

NOTE: The 4 or 8 credits awarded for BIOSC courses may only count toward a degree in some Engineering majors.

NOTE: The 4 credits awarded for CS courses may only count toward a degree in some Engineering majors.

NOTE: Of the 6 humanities/social science electives students must take to graduate from the Swanson School of Engineering, only two may be satisfied by AP and/or IB credit.

 

The following AP exams are NOT awarded credit in the Swanson School of Engineering:

AP Statistics
AP Computer Science Priniciples
AP Research
AP Seminar
AP Physics B, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C-E&M
AP Human Geography
AP Environmental Science

Please be aware that AP credits are subject to change at any time and that this list is intended as a guide.  AP credit cannot be reviewed and issued until the student is enrolled as a University of Pittsburgh student.

Foundational courses in the First-Year Engineering program are taken in sequence.  AP/IB credit may be used for foundational courses (e.g. Math).  If a student chooses to repeat a course at Pitt for which he/she has AP/IB credit, then AP/IB credit for subsequent courses in the same sequence is forfeited.  Please note that this applies to equivalent courses (e.g. CHEM 0110 and 0120/CHEM 0960 and 0970 are equivalent courses.  If a student with AP Chemistry credit chooses to take CHEM 0960 at Pitt , he/she may not then use AP credit for CHEM 0120.)  Additionally, if a student with AP credit repeats a class at the University and earns less than the minimum required grade to move forward in the course sequence, he/she may not retroactively use AP credit to earn credit for that course.

*Note on 1/13/2020 the AP Score information was updated to reflect accurate information. This update was approved by the Provost Office on 1/10/2020.



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