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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Admissions A.13 Transfer Credit/Advanced Standing A.13.2 Advanced Placement (AP) Program
A.13.2 Advanced Placement (AP) Program

AP students automatically receive advanced credit or advanced placement in approved courses where they present grades of 4 or higher. In the case of advanced credit, a grade of "CR" will be recorded on the student's record. Official AP transcripts are required as part of the evaluation process.

AP Course University of Calgary Equivalent
Art History Art History 201/203
Art Studio (Drawing Portfolio) Art 241/243
Art Studio (2-D Portfolio) Art 231
Art Studio (3-D Portfolio) Art 233
Biology Biology 243*
Calculus AB Mathematics 265
Calculus BC Mathematics 275
Chemistry Chemistry 201/203 or 209 (Schulich School of Engineering only)
Chinese Language and Culture Chinese 207
Computer Science A Computer Science 217**
Economics (Microeconomics) Economics 201
Economics (Macroeconomics) Economics 203
English (Language & Composition) 3 units junior English+
English (Literature & Composition) 3 units junior English+
Environmental Science 3 units junior Science
French Language and Culture French 227
German Language and Culture German 333
Government & Politics (Comparative) Political Science 201
Government & Politics (United States) 3 units junior Political Science+
History (European History) History 201
History (United States History) 3 units junior History+
History (World History) 3 units junior History+
Human Geography 3 units junior Geography++
Italian Language and Culture Italian 301
Japanese Language and Culture Japanese 207
Latin Latin 303
Music (Theory) Music 211
Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism) 3 units junior Physics+ or Physics 259 (Schulich School of Engineering only)
Physics C (Mechanics) Physics 221
Physics 1 3 units junior Physics***
Physics 2 3 units junior Physics***
Psychology Psychology 200
Spanish Language Spanish 303
Spanish Literature and Culture Spanish 321
Statistics Statistics 213

*Students awarded Biology 243 credit for AP Biology or IB Higher Level Biology will still be required to complete Biology 241.
**Students who successfully complete a challenge examination may receive credit for Computer Science 231 in lieu of Computer Science 217.
***Not acceptable in lieu of Physics 211/221 or 223.
†"Junior" refers to credit at the 200 level, but for which no direct University of Calgary equivalency exists.
††Students who wish to major in Geography will be required to take Geography 251.