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University of Pittsburgh    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Oct 23, 2021
 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

AP Score Information


The following is an advanced placement credit guide:

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 and 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 and Composition 4, 5 ENGLIT 0000 3
ELC English Literature and 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
ITAL Italian Language 5 ITAL 0113, 0115 6
JPN Japanese Culture and Language 4 JPNSE 1901 3
JPN Japanese Culture and Language 5 JPNSE 1901 5
LTL Latin - Literature 4, 5 LATN 0220 3
LTV Latin - Vergil 4, 5 LATN 0220 3
MSL Music - Listening and 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 and Culture 4 SPAN 0103 3
SPL Spanish Language and Culture 5 SPAN 0103, 0104 6
SPLL Spanish Literature and Culture 4, 5 SPAN 0104, 0120 6
ASG Studio Art — 2-D (General Portfolio) 4, 5 SA 0110 3
ASD Studio Art — Drawing 4, 5 SA 0130 3
GPU US Government and 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 May 2020  

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.



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