If you have taken an advanced placement class in high school and pass a College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exam with a minimum score of three (3) in a subject matter, please follow these steps:

  1. Request your official AP test scores to be sent from the College Board to the Shasta College Admissions and Record Office, P.O. Box 496006 | Redding, CA 96049-6006
  2. Upon receipt of your official AP scores, the Admissions and Records Office will determine course/unit equivalencies according to the Shasta College Advanced Placement Credit Matrix (see below), and post coursework and units to your Shasta College transcripts
  3. Grades and Grade Points will not be assigned to AP credit.

For any AP exam that Shasta College does not offer a course similar in content, the College will award credit in the General Education area shown on the California Community College General Education AP List. If there is no General Education area that fits the AP exam, the College may award elective credit.

Units will be applied, upon transfer to the California State University (CSU) system and the University of California (UC) system for general education requirements, as noted on the Matrix. Other transfer institutions will determine the number of units awarded and the courses satisfied according to the individual campus policy.

If you have any questions regarding math and English placement or Advanced Placement (AP) credit please contact your counselor.

Please Note: If Shasta College awards Credit for Prior Learning coursework and units, they will be used to fulfill your Shasta College graduation requirements. This coursework and associated units will be added to your Shasta College transcript.

If you plan to transfer to another institution, please be aware that every college/university has their own policies about Credit for Prior Learning.  What was accepted at Shasta College may not be accepted at another institution.

Shasta College's Advanced Placement Credit Matrix

AP Subject Exam SC Assoc. Degree Subject Credit SC GE Area CSU GE Area IGETC Area Units Awarded
Art History N/A Humanities C1 or C2 3A or 3B 3
Biology BIOL 10
BIOL 10L
Natural Sciences B2 and B3 5B + 5C 4
Calculus AB MATH 9 or MATH 3A% Language and Rationality B4 2A 3
Calculus BC MATH 3B% Language and Rationality B4 2A 3
Calculus BC/AB Subscore N/A Language and Rationality B4 N/A 3
Chemistry CHEM 1A#% or CHEM 2A# Natural Sciences B1 and B3* 5A + 5C 4
Chinese Language and Culture N/A Humanities C2 3B + 6A 3
Comparative Government and Politics N/A Social/Behavioral Sciences or Humanities D 4 3
Computer Science A CIS 60 N/A N/A N/A 3♦◊
Computer Science AB N/A N/A N/A N/A 3♦◊
Computer Science Principles N/A N/A B4 N/A 3
English Language and Composition ENGL 1A Language and Rationality A2 1A 3
English Literature and Composition ENGL 1B♦♦ Language and Rationality or Humanities A2 + C2 1A or 3B 6
Environmental Science AGNR 60♦♦ Natural Sciences B1+ B3 5A + 5C 4 / 3**
European History N/A Social/Behavioral Sciences or Humanities C2 or D 3B or 4 3
French Language and Culture N/A Humanities C2 3B + 6A 3
German Language and Culture N/A Humanities C2 3B + 6A 3
Human Geography GEOG 1B Social/Behavioral Sciences D 4 3
Italian Language and Culture N/A Humanities C2 3B + 6A 3
Japanese Language and Culture N/A Humanities C2 3B + 6A 3
Latin N/A Humanities C2 3B + 6A 3
Macroeconomics ECON 1B Social/Behavioral Sciences D 4 3
Microeconomics ECON 1A Social/Behavioral Sciences D 4 3
Music Theory MUS 2 Humanities N/A N/A 3
Physics 1 PHYS 2A# Natural Sciences B1 + B3 5A + 5C 4
Physics 2 PHYS 2B# Natural Sciences B1 + B3 5A + 5C 4
Physics C (electricity/ magnetism) PHYS 4B# Natural Sciences B1 + B3 5A + 5C 4 / 3**
Physics C (mechanics) PHYS 4A# Natural Sciences B1 + B3 5A + 5C 4 / 3**
Psychology PSYC 1A♦♦ Social/Behavioral Sciences D 4 3
Seminar N/A N/A N/A N/A 0
Spanish Language and Culture N/A Humanities C2 3B + 6A 3
Spanish Literature and Culture N/A Humanities C2 3B + 6A 3
Statistics MATH 14 Language and Rationality B4 2A 3
Studio Art – 2D N/A N/A N/A N/A 3
Studio Art – 3D N/A N/A N/A N/A 3
Studio Art – Drawing N/A N/A N/A N/A 3
U.S. Government and Politics N/A Social/Behavioral Sciences D + US-2 4 3
U.S. History N/A Social/Behavioral Sciences or Humanities (C2 or D) + US-1 3B or 4 3
World History N/A Social/Behavioral Sciences or Humanities C2 or D 3B or 4 3
World History Modern N/A N/A C2 or D N/A 3

* Check with a counselor for restrictions

** 4 units awarded for CSU / 3 units awarded for IGETC

Community college elective units

♦♦ The AP-approved GE area differs from the Shasta College course, see a counselor with questions

% Requires an AP score of 4 or 5 for SC Associate Degree subject credit

# Student must provide evidence of equivalent lab work, such as a lab notebook or a set of lab reports

If a student passes more than one AP exam in calculus or computer science, only one examination may be applied to the baccalaureate

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Speak to a counselor for all Credit for Prior Learning options and how they can best meet your academic goals.