AP Credits

After taking a College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Test, official test scores should be mailed directly from the College Board to the Georgia State University Office of Undergraduate Admissions for review. Questions regarding credit awards should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. High school counselors can provide information concerning the time and place for testing. Credit will be awarded for approved AP examinations as follows:

Exam: (Score for Georgia State Course Credit) = equivalent course prefix and number or explanation


  • Art History: (3, 4, 5) = AH 1700
  • Studio Art: Drawing: (3, 4, 5) = ART 1010
  • Studio Art: 2-D Design: (3, 4, 5) = ART 1020
  • Studio Art: 3-D Design: (3, 4, 5) = ART 1030
  • Biology: (3) = BIOL 1103K (4,5) = BIOL 1103K, 1104K These courses make up the non-majors biology series and are not recommended for Biology majors.
  • Chemistry: (3) = CHEM1211K; (4) = CHEM 1211K and exempt CHEM 1212K if passed above median grade on ACS exit exam; (5) = CHEM 1211K, 1212K
  • Chinese Language and Culture: (3) = CHIN 2001; (4,5) = CHIN 2001, 2002
  • Computer Science A or Computer Science AB: (3, 4, 5) = CSC 2010
  • Macroeconomics: (3, 4, 5) = ECON 2105
  • Microeconomics: (3, 4, 5) = ECON 2106
  • English Language and Composition/ English Literature and Composition: (3, 4) = ENGL1101; (5) = ENGL 1101, 1102
  • Environmental Science: (4, 5) = BIOL 1104K
  • French Language and Culture: (3) = FREN 2001; (4) = FREN 2001, 2002; (5) = FREN 2001, 2002 and 3000-level course to be determined after consultation with department
  • French Literature: (3) = FREN 2001; (4) = FREN 2001, 2002; (5) = FREN 2001, 2002 and 3033
  • Human Geography: (3, 4, 5) = GEOG 1101
  • Italian Language and Culture: (3) = consultation with department required for placement; (4) = ITAL 2001; (5) = ITAL 2001, 2002
  • German Language: (3) = GRMN 2001; (4) = GRMN 2001, 2002; (5) = GRMN 2001, 2002 and 3000-level course to be determined after consultation with department
  • Japanese Language and Culture: (3) = JAPN 3001; (4,5) = JAPN 3001, 3002
  • United States History: (3, 4, 5) = HIST 2110
  • European History: (3, 4, 5) = HIST 1112
  • World History: (3, 4, 5) = HIST 1112
  • Latin: Vergil: (3, 4) = LATN 2001, 2002; (5) = LATN 2001, 2002 and 3000-level course to be determined after consultation with department
  • Latin: Catullus/Horace: (4, 5) = 3000-level course(s) to be determined after consultation with department
  • Latin Literature: (3, 4) = LATN 2001, 2002; (5) = LATN 2001, 2002 and 3000-level course to be determined after consultation with department
  • Statistics: (3, 4, 5) = MATH 1070
  • Calculus AB: (3) = MATH 1113; (4, 5) = MATH 1113, MATH 2211
  • Calculus BC: (3) = MATH 2211; (4, 5) = MATH 2211, 2212
  • Music Listening and Literature: (3, 4, 5) = MUA 1930
  • Music Theory: (3, 4, 5) = MUS1099
  • Physics B: (3) = PHYS 1111K; (4, 5) = PHYS 1111K, 1112K
  • Physics C, Mechanics: (3, 4, 5) = PHYS 2211K
  • Physics C, Electricity and Magnetism: (3, 4, 5) = PHYS 2212K
  • Government and Politics: (3, 4, 5) = POLS 1101
  • Psychology: (3, 4, 5) = PSYC 1101
  • Spanish Language and Culture: (3) = SPAN 2001; (4) = SPAN 2001, 2002; (5) = SPAN 2001, 2002 and a 3000-level course to be determined after consultation with department
  • Spanish Literature: (3) = SPAN 2001; (4) = SPAN 2001, 2002; (5) = SPAN 2001, 2002 and a 3000-level course to be determined after consultation with department