Aug 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog: March 2019 Edition 
    
2019-2020 Catalog: March 2019 Edition

Credit for Prior Learning


Credit Earned by Examination Score

Credit from Other Institutions


Credit Earned by Examination Score

A chart showing Advanced Placement (AP) examination score credits for IVC, CSU GE and UC credit is below.

Advanced Placement (AP) Examination: IVC Associate Degree and General Education Credit

Students may earn associate degree and general education credit for Advanced Placement (AP) Tests with scores of 3, 4, or 5. Advanced Placement Examinations are noted in the chart below with the specific course credit listed or with the notation "N/A." AP exams not included in the chart do not have an IVC course for which credit is granted. Listed are minimum scores to earn AP credits.

Students must have the College Board send official AP exam results to the IVC Admissions Office for use on the associate degree or general education pattern. Course credit and units granted at Irvine Valley College may differ from course credit and units granted by a transfer institution.

Associate Degrees: Students should be aware that AP test credit is determined by comparing the content covered in an exam to the content covered in an equivalent IVC course. Credit by Advanced Placement exam is noted on the student's transcript.

Advanced Placement (AP) Examination: CSU GE-Breadth Credit

The Advanced Placement examinations may be incorporated into the certification of CSU General Education-Breadth requirements by any certifying institution. All CSU campuses will accept the minimum units shown and apply them toward fulfillment of the designated General Education-Breadth area if the examination is included as part of a full or subject-area certification. Please note that individual CSU campuses may choose to grant more units than those specified toward completion of General Education-Breadth requirements.

  • A minimum score of 3 is required for AP credits to be granted.
  • If a student passes more than one AP exam in calculus or computer science, only one exam may be applied to the baccalaureate.
  • If a student passes more than one AP exam in physics, only six units may be applied to the baccalaureate, and only four units may be applied to the CSUGE certification. 

Advanced Placement (AP) Examination: IGETC Credit

  • A score of 3, 4, or 5 is required to grant credit for IGETC certification.
  • An acceptable AP score for IGETC equates to either 3 semester or 4 quarter units for certification purposes.
  • Students who have earned credit from an AP exam should not take a comparable college course because transfer credit will not be granted for both.
  • Students should consult a counselor for the UC policy concerning AP credit.
  • AP exams in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics 1 allow California community college campuses to apply 4 semester or 5 quarter units to IGETC certification.
  • AP exams in Environmental Science, Physics C: Mechanics and Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism, 3 semester or 4 quarter units are applied for IGETC certification; therefore, students who complete these exams will be required to complete at least 4 semester or 5 quarter units to satisfy the minimum required units for Area 5.
  • For Areas that have more than one option, the AP exams may be used in either area that is best for the student, regardless of where the certifying California community college's discipline is located.

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit by Examination: Combined Chart

 

AP Exam

IVC GE

IVC Course

IVC Units

Granted

CSU GE

CSU Units Granted

IGETC

UC Units Granted

Art History

Area 7

Score 3: ARTH 25

3

Area C1 or C2

3 units

6

Area 3A or 3B

3 units

5.3 units

Biology

Area 3

Score 4: BIO 1

4

Area B2 and B3

4 units

6

Area 5B and 5C

4 units

5.3 units

Calculus AB

Area 2

Score of 3: MATH 2

Score of 4: MATH 2 and 3A

10

Area B4

3 units

3 units

(Only one Calculus exam may be applied toward CSU degree)

Area 2A

3 units

2.7 units

(5.3 units maximum combined credit for both Math AB and BC)

Calculus BC

Area 2

Score of 3: MATH 2

Score of 4: MATH 3A/ and MATH 3B

10

Area B4  

3 units

 6 units

(Only one Calculus exam may be applied toward CSU degree)

Area 2A  

3 units

5.3 units maximum for both Math AB and BC

Calculus BC/AB Subscore

Area 2

Score of 3: MATH 3A

5

Area B4 

3 units

3 units

(Only one Calculus exam may be applied toward CSU degree)

Area 2A

3 units

2.7 units (5.3 units maximum combined credit for both Math AB and Math AB Subscore)

Chemistry

Area 3

Score of 3: CHEM 3

4

Area B1 and B3

4 units (6 GE units if taken prior to Fall 09)

6 units

5A  and 5C

4 units

5.3 units

Chinese Language and Culture

Area 6 or 7

Score of 3: CHI 3

5

Area C2

3 units

6

Area 3B and 6A

3 units

5.3 units

Computer Science A

N/A

Score of 3: CS 38

3

N/A

3

(Only one Computer Science exam may be applied toward CSU degree)

N/A

1.3 units

(2.7 units maximum combined credit for both CMPR A and AB exams)

Computer Science AB

N/A

Score of 3: CS 37

Score of 4: CS 37 and CS 41

6

N/A

6

(Only one Computer Science exam may be applied toward CSU degree)

N/A

2.7 units

(2.7 units maximum combined credit for both CMPR exams)

Computer Science Principles

N/A

No Course

3

Area B4

3 units

6

N/A

5.3 units

Economics - Macroeconomics

Area 4

Score of 3: ECON 20

Score of 5: ECON 2

3

Area D

3 units

3

Area 4

3 units

2.7 units

Economics - Microeconomics

Area 4

Score of 3: ECON 20

Score of 5: ECON 1

3

Area D

3 units

3

Area 4

3 units

2.7 units

English - Language and Composition

Area 1A

No Course

4

Area A2

3 units

6

Area 1A

3 units

5.3 units (5.3 units maximum combined credit for both Language Composition and Literature Composition exams)

English - Literature and Composition

Area 6

Score of 4: LIT 1

3

Area A2 and C2

6 units

6

Area 1A or 3B

3 units

5.3 units (5.3 units maximum combined credit for both Language Composition and Literature Composition exams)

Environmental Science

Area 3

Score of 4: ENV 1

4

Area B1 and B3

4 units (B2 and B3 if taken prior to Fall 09)

4

Area 5A and 5C

3 units

2.7 units

French Language and Culture

Area 7

Score of 3: FR3

Score of 4: FR4

5

Area C2

6

Area 3B and 6A

3 units

5.3 units

French Literature

N/A

N/A

N/A

Area C2

3 units (Applicable only if taken prior to Fall 09)

6

Area 3B and 6A

3 units

5.3 units

German Language and Culture

Area 7

No Course

3

Area C2

3 units (6 GE units if taken prior to Fall 09)

6

Area 3B and 6A

3 units

5.3 units

Government and Politics - Comparative

Area 4

Score of 3: PS 12

3

Area D

3 units

3

Area 4

3 units

2.7 units

Government and Politics - U.S.

Area 4 or 8

Score of 3: PS  1

3

Area D and US 2

3 units

3

Area 4 and US 2

3 units

2.7 units

History - European

Area 6

Score of 4: HIST 10 or HIST 11

3

Area C2 or D

3 units

6

3B or 4

3 units

5.3 units

History - U.S.

Area 6 or 8

Score of 4: HIST 20 or HIST 21

3

Area C2 or D and US 1

3 units

6

Area 3B or 4 and US 1

3 units

5.3 units

History - World

Area 5 and 6

Score of 4: HIST 1 or HIST 2

3

Area C2 or D

3 units

6

Area 3B or 4

3 units

5.3 units

Human Geography

Area 4 and 5

Score of 3: GEOG 2

3

Area D

3 units

3

Area 4

3 units

2.7 units

Italian Language and Culture

Area 7

No Course

3

Area C2

3 units

6

Area 3B and 6A

3 units

5.3 units

Japanese Language and Culture

Area 6 or 7

Score of 3: JA 3 or JA 21

5

Area C2

3 units

6

Area 3B and 6A

3 units

5.3 units

Latin

Area 7

No Course

3

Area C2

3 units

6

Area 3B and 6A

3 units

5.3 units

Latin - Literature

 

Area 6

No Course

3

Area C2

3 units (Applicable only if taken prior to Fall 09)

6

Area 3B and 6A

3 units

2.7 units

Latin - Vergil

 

Area 7

No Course

3

Area C2

3 units (Applicable if taken prior to Fall 12)

3

Music Theory

Area 7

Score of 4: MUS 1 and MUS 3

7

Area C1

6

N/A

5.3 units

Physics 1 - Algebra-Based

Area 3

Score of 3: PHYS 2A

4

Area B1 and B3

4 units

4

Area 5A and 5C

4 units

5.3 units (5.3 units maximum credit for all Physics exams)

Physics 2 - Algebra-Based

Area 3

No Course

4

Area B1 and B3

4 units

4

Area 5A and 5C

4 units

5.3 units (5.3 units maximum credit for all Physics exams)

Physics B (unavailable prior to Fall 13)

Area 3

Score of 3: PHYS 2A

4

Area B1 and B3

4 units

(6 GE units prior to Fall 09)

(4 GE units between 09-13)

6

Area 5A and 5C

4 units

5.3 units (5.3 units maximum credit for all Physics exams)

Physics C - Mechanics

Area 3

Score of 3: PHYS 4A

4

Area B1 and B3

4 units

4

Area 5A and 5C

3 units

2.7 units (5.3 units maximum credit for all Physics exams)

Physics C - Electricity/Magnetism

Area 3

Score of 3: PHYS 4A

4

Area B1 and B3

4 units

4

Area 5A and 5C

3 units

2.7 units (5.3 units maximum credit for all Physics exams)

Psychology

Area 4

Score of 4: PSYC 1/1H

3

Area D

3 units

3

Area 4

3 units

2.7 units

Spanish Language and Culture

Area 7

Score of 3: SPAN 3

Score of 4: SPAN 4

5

Area C2

3 units

(6 units if passed prior to Spring 2014)

6

Area 3B and 6A

3 units

5.3 units

Spanish Literature and Culture

Area 6 or 7

Score of 3: SPAN 3

5

Area C2

3 units

(6 units if passed prior to Spring 2013)

6

Area 3B and 6A

3 units

5.3 units

Statistics

Area 2

Score of 3: MATH 10

3

Area B4

3 units

3

Area 2A

3 units

2.7 units

Studio Art - 2D Design

Area 7

Score of 3: ART 40

3

N/A

3

N/A

5.3 units (Maximum credit for all Studio Art 2D, 3D and Drawing.)

Studio Art - 3D Design

Area 7

Score of 3: ART 41

3

N/A

3

N/A

5.3 units (Maximum credit for all Studio Art 2D, 3D and Drawing.)

Studio Art - Drawing

Area 7

Score of 3: ART 80

3

N/A

3

N/A

5.3 units (Maximum credit for all Studio Art 2D, 3D and Drawing.)