Advanced Placement Credit

Advanced placement credit is granted to students who have taken the appropriate CEEB advanced placement examination. Students must request that their test scores be forwarded to Stony Brook's Undergraduate Admissions Office. While each academic department determines the minimum test score required to receive equivalency for a Stony Brook course, a minimum of two general elective credits is guaranteed with a score of three. The table lists available AP exams, the relevant scores, and Stony Brook equivalency and applicability to degree requirements.

Subject AP Exam Score SBU Equivalent Credits DEC & Skill
Art Art History 4 or 5 ARH 101, 102 6 G
  Art History 3 none 3 G
  Studio (drawing) 4 or 5 ARS 154 3 G
  Studio (drawing)
3 none 3 G
  Studio (2D or 3D) 3,4 or 5 none 3 G
Biology Biology 4 or 5 waiver of BIO 150 4 E
  Biology 3 waiver of BIO 150 3 E
Calculus AB 4 or 5 MAT 131, placement 7 4 Skill 1, C
  BC 4 or 5 MAT 131, 132 placement 9
8 Skill 1, C
  AB or BC 3 none 3 Skill 1
Chemistry Chemistry 4 or 5 CHE 131 and 132
(waiver of CHE 133, 134)
8 E
  Chemistry 3 none 3 E
Chinese Language & Culture 3,4 or 5 CHI 212 3 Skill 3
Computer Science A 3 CSE 110 3 none
  A 4 or 5 CSE 114 (waiver of 110) 4 none
  A/B 3 CSE 110 3 none
  A/B 4 CSE 114 (waiver of 110) 4 none
  A/B 5 CSE 114 and 214 (waiver of 110) 7 none
Economics Macro 3,4 or 5 none 3 F
  Micro 3,4 or 5 none 3 F
  Macro & Micro 4 or 5 ECO 108 4+2 F
English Language/Comp 3,4 or 5 none 3 Skill 2; 1st crs, A
  Literature/Comp 3,4 or 5 none 3 Skill 2; 1st crs, A
Environmental Science Environmental Science 3,4 or 5 none 3 E
French Language 3,4 or 5 FRN 212 3 Skill 3
French Literature 3,4 or 5 none 3 Skill 3, G
German Language 3,4 or 5 GER 212 3 Skill 3
Government & Politics Comparative Govt 4 or 5 POL 103 3 F
  Comparative Govt 3 none 3

F

  US Govt & Politics 4 or 5 POL 102 3 Skill 4. F
  US Govt & Politics 3 none 3 Skill 4. F
History European 4 or 5 HIS 101, 102 6 F
  European 3 none 3 F
  US 4 or 5 HIS 103, 104 6 Skill 4, F
  US 3 none 3 Skill 4, F
  World 3,4 or 5 none 3 F
Human Geography Human Geography 3,4 or 5 none 3 F
Italian Language & Culture 3,4 or 5 ITL 212 3 Skill 3
Japanese Language & Culture 3,4 or 5 JPN 212 3 Skill 3
Latin Vergil 3,4 or 5 LAT 251, 252 3 Skill 3
  Literature 3,4 or 5 LAT 251, 252 3 Skill 3
Music Theory Music Theory 3,4 or 5 MUS 119 3 G
Physics B 3,4 or 5 none 3 E
  C: Mechanics 4 or 5 PHY 125 4 E
  C: Mechanics 3 none 2 none
  C: Electrical & Magnetic
4 or 5 PHY 127 4 E
  C: Electrical & Magnetic 3 none 2 none
Psychology Psychology 4 or 5 PSY 103 3 F
  Psychology 3 none 3 F
Spanish Language 3,4 or 5 SPN 212 3 Skill 3
  Literature 3,4 or 5 none 3 Skill 3, G
Statistics Statistics 3,4 or 5 AMS 102 3 Skill 1, C

* Students who take and pass the proficiency examination in CSE 114 may substitute CSE 114 on their transcripts for a total of three credits

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