Advanced Placement (AP)

 


Class of 2026 students with 2022 AP tests

We have started to receive scores for AP tests taken in 2022. We expect to have all the scores we have received evaluated by Monday, July 18. If you requested to have the College Board send the scores to Rutgers and do not see your AP credits on My Course List in Degree Navigator by Tuesday, July 19, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you’ve attended New Student Orientation and registered for courses: once you see your AP credits in My Course List in Degree Navigator, you can adjust your registration to have a schedule that reflects those credits. Students should not remain enrolled in a class for which they have received AP credit. We will contact you by July 13 if we have evaluated your AP credits and your schedule needs to be adjusted. You can also contact us on First Year Live Chat if you need assistance; we are available Mondays 11:00AM to 1:00PM ET and Wednesdays 2:00PM to 4:00PM ET. Some general guidance for students who have earned a 4 or 5 on the following:

  • Biology: if you are interested in a major in the life sciences, add General Chemistry, an SAS Core course, or general elective credits.
  • Calculus AB: if your major requires math, register for Calculus II for Math and Physical Sciences 01:640:152. If you are a student interested in the health professions, consider Basic Statistics for Research 01:960:401.
  • Calculus BC: if your major requires math, consider Multivariable Calculus 01:640:251.
  • Chemistry (score: 4): if you’re considering a major that requires this subject, consider General Chemistry II 01:160:162.
  • Chemistry (score: 5): if you’re considering a major that requires this subject, consider General Biology, an SAS Core course, or general elective credits.
  • Economics: if you are interested in a major that requires this subject, consider the intermediate level of the course for which you earned credit. Or, if you earned credit for Microeconomics, add Intro to Macroeconomics or vice versa.
  • English Language and Composition or English Literature: Please add another class so that you are registered for between 14-16 credits. You do not have to take a writing class in the fall; students can complete the SAS Core writing requirements (Revision-based writing-WCR and Discipline-based writing-WCD) in a future semester.
  • Psychology: if are interested in a Psychology major, add any 300-level Psychology class such as Sensation and Perception, Cognition, Social Psychology, Personality Psychology, or Abnormal Psychology.
  • For most other subjects: if you are interested in a major in/related to the subject, use Degree Navigator to identify an approriate next class for that program, contact the faculty advisor in the department, and/or contact us on First Year Live Chat. If you are not considering a major in that subject, drop the course and add a different SAS Core course or course for general elective credits.
    • We strongly encourage the Byrne Seminars and First-Year Interest Group (FIGS) Seminars for general elective credits. Find them on WebReg and Schedule of Classes under subject Arts and Sciences (090).

If you are have not yet attended New Student Orientation: we will work as we can to have your scores evaluated so you can use your AP credits when creating your schedule.


Degree credit is awarded for advanced placement examination scores of 4 and 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations. Credit is not given for grades of 3, 2, or 1.

Students will need to provide an original copy of the scores directly from the College Board in order for credit to be granted. Our CEEB code is 002765.

Students should have the scores sent electronically or to the following address:

SAS Office of Advising and Academic Services
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Lucy Stone Hall, Room A-216
Piscataway, NJ 08854


The following is a list of advanced placement exams and scores, and the Rutgers degree credit that is awarded based on those scores.

Art History

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:082:105 & 01:082:106
Total Credits: 6

 

Biology

 

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:119:115, 116, 117 
Total Credits: 10

 

Calculus BC

Score: 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:640:151, 01:640:152
Total Credits: 8

Score: 4
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:640:151, 01:640:152
Total Credits: 8

AB Subscore (if BC score is less than 4 or 5) 
Score: 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:640:151
Total Credits: 4

Score: 4
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:640:135
Total Credits: 4

Calculus AB


Score: 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:640:151
Total Credits: 4

Score: 4
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:640:135
Total Credits: 4

 

Chemistry

 
Score: 4
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:160:161 & 01:160:171
Total Credits: 5

Score: 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:160:161, 162, 171
Total Credits: 9

 

Chinese Language and Culture

 

Students planning to continue study of this language must take the appropriate Rutgers placement test. AP credits alone cannot be used to determine the appropriate course at which to begin your study of this language at Rutgers.

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:165:102
Total Credits: 4

Computer Science A

 

Score: 4
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:198:110
Total Credits: 3

Score: 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:198:111
Total Credits: 4

 

Computer Science: Principles

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:198:110
Total Credits: 3

 

Economics - Macro

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:220:103
Total Credits: 3

 

Economics - Micro

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:220:102
Total Credits: 3

 

English Language and Composition

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:355:101
Total Credits: 3

 

English Literature and Composition

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:355:101 or 01:358:201 (if Lang exam credit)
Total Credits: 3

 

Environmental Science

 

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 11:375:101
Total Credits: 3

 

European History

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:510:101
Total Credits: 3

 

French Language

 

Students planning to continue study of this language must take the appropriate Rutgers placement test. AP credits alone cannot be used to determine the appropriate course at which to begin your study of this language at Rutgers.

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:420:210
Total Credits: 3

 

French Literature

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:420:214
Total Credits: 3

 

German Language

Students planning to continue study of this language must take the appropriate Rutgers placement test. AP credits alone cannot be used to determine the appropriate course at which to begin your study of this language at Rutgers.

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:470:131 & 01:470:132
Total Credits: 6

 

Government and Politics: Comparative

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:790:103
Total Credits: 3

 

Government and Politics: United States

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:790:104
Total Credits: 3

 

Human Geography

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:450:103
Total Credits: 3

 

Italian Language and Culture

Students planning to continue study of this language must take the appropriate Rutgers placement test. AP credits alone cannot be used to determine the appropriate course at which to begin your study of this language at Rutgers.

Score: 4
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:560:131
Total Credits: 4

Score: 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:560:131 & 01:560:132 
Total Credits: 8

 

Japanese Language and Culture

 

Students planning to continue study of this language must take the appropriate Rutgers placement test. AP credits alone cannot be used to determine the appropriate course at which to begin your study of this language at Rutgers.

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:565:102
Total Credits: 4

 

Jewish History

Advanced Placement in Jewish History exam administered by Yeshiva University

Students must score a 4 or above to earn credit. Each exam is worth 1.5 credits, so students who take all three parts will earn 4.5 credits. If they take parts I and II, they will earn equivalency for Jewish Society & Culture 1 (01:563:201); if they take parts II and III, they will earn equivalence for Jewish Society & Culture 2 (01:563:202) If they take I and III, they will earn elective credit, TR:T01:EC, which means the credits cannot be applied to the Jewish Studies major or minor or to the SAS Core (without exam II, they will not have covered the medieval period in Jewish History). Students who complete all three sections will get the equivalent of either JSC 1 OR 2 as well as the other 1.5 credits as elective credits.

Latin Literature

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Elective credit
Total Credits: 3

 

Latin: Vergil

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Elective credit
Total Credits: 3

 

Music Theory

 
Overall Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 07:700:103
Total Credits: 3
Note: Students must earn 4 or 5 overall to earn credits. Subscore of 4 or 5 is not sufficient to award credit if overall score is 3 or lower.

 

Physics 1

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:750:203, 205
Total Credits: 4

 

Physics 2

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:750:204, 206
Total Credits: 4

 

Physics B (no longer active)

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:750:203, 204, 205, 206
Total Credits: 8

 

Physics C: E&M

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:750:204 & 750:206
Total Credits: 4

 

Physics C: Mechanics

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:750:203 & 750:205
Total Credits: 4

 

Psychology

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:830:101
Total Credits: 3

 

Research


Score: 4 or 5
No Credit at SAS

 

Seminar


Score: 4 or 5
No Credit at SAS

 

Spanish Language

Students planning to continue study of this language must take the appropriate Rutgers placement test. AP credits alone cannot be used to determine the appropriate course at which to begin your study of this language at Rutgers.

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:940:203
Total Credits: 3

 

Spanish Literature

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:940:215
Total Credits: 3

 

Statistics

 

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:960:211
Total Credits: 3

 

Studio Art: 2-D Design


Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Elective credit
Total Credits: 3

 

Studio Art: 3-D Design

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Elective credit
Total Credits: 3

 

Studio Art: Drawing

 
Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Elective credit
Total Credits: 3

 

United States History


Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:512:103
Total Credits: 3

 

World History

 

Score: 4 or 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:506:101
Total Credits: 3