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.

Note: Stony Brook accepts up to 30 credits by examination in partial fulfillment of the bachelor's degree.  

Subject AP Exam Score SBU Equivalent Credits DEC & Skill SBC
Art Art History 4 or 5 ARH 202, 204 6 G ARTS
  Art History 3 none 3 G ARTS
  Studio (drawing) 4 or 5 ARS 154 3 G ARTS
  Studio (drawing) 3 none 3 G ARTS
  Studio (2D or 3D) 3,4 or 5 none 3 G ARTS
Biology Biology 3,4 or 5 none 3 E SNW
Calculus AB 4 or 5 MAT 131, placement 7 4 Skill 1, C QPS
  BC 4 or 5 MAT 131, 132 placement 9 8 Skill 1, C QPS
  AB or BC 3 none 3 Skill 1 none
Chemistry Chemistry 4 or 5 CHE 131 (waiver of CHE 133) 4 E SNW
  Chemistry 3 none 3 E SNW
Chinese Language & Culture 3,4 or 5 CHI 212 3 Skill 3 LANG, GLO, HUM
Computer Science A 3 CSE 110 3 none TECH
  A 4 or 5 CSE 114 (waiver of 110) 4 none TECH
Economics Macro 3,4 or 5 none 3 F SBS
  Micro 3 none 3 F SBS
  Micro 4 or 5 ECO 108 3 F SBS
English Language/Comp 3,4 or 5 none 3 Skill 2; 1st crs, A Partially satisfies WRT
  Literature/Comp 3,4 or 5 none 3 Skill 2; 1st crs, A Partially satisfies WRT
Environmental Science Environmental Science 3,4 or 5 none 3 E SNW
French Language & Culture 5 FRN 212 3 Skill 3 LANG, GLO, HUM
  Language & Culture 3 or 4 FRN 211 3 Skill 3 LANG, GLO
German Language & Culture 5 GER 212 3 Skill 3 LANG, GLO, HUM
  Language & Culture 3 or 4 GER 211 3 Skill 3 LANG, GLO
Government & Politics Comparative Govt 4 or 5 POL 103 3 F SBS
  Comparative Govt 3 none 3

F

SBS
  US Govt & Politics 4 or 5 POL 102 3 Skill 4. F SBS, USA
  US Govt & Politics 3 none 3 Skill 4. F SBS, USA
History European 4 or 5 HIS 101, 102 6 F SBS, GLO
  European 3 none 3 F SBS, GLO
  US 4 or 5 HIS 103, 104 6 Skill 4, F SBS, USA
  US 3 none 3 Skill 4, F SBS, USA
  World 3,4 or 5 none 3 F SBS, GLO
Human Geography Human Geography 3,4 or 5 SBC 116 3 F SBS
Italian Language & Culture 5 ITL 212 3 Skill 3 LANG, GLO, HUM
  Language & Culture 3 or 4 ITL 211 3 Skill 3 LANG, GLO
Japanese Language & Culture 3,4 or 5 JPN 212 3 Skill 3 LANG, GLO, HUM
Latin Latin 3,4 or 5 LAT 251 3 Skill 3 LANG, HFA+
Music Theory Music Theory 3,4 or 5 MUS 119 3 G ARTS
Physics B 3,4 or 5 none 3 E SNW
  C: Mechanics 4 or 5 PHY 125 4 E SNW
  C: Mechanics 3 none 2 none none
  C: Electrical & Magnetic 4 or 5 PHY 127 3 E SNW
  C: Electrical & Magnetic 3 none 2 none none
Psychology Psychology 4 or 5 PSY 103 3 F SBS, CER
  Psychology 3 none 3 F SBS
Spanish Language & Culture 5 SPN 212 3 Skill 3 LANG, GLO, HUM
  Language & Culture 3 or 4 SPN 211 3 Skill 3 LANG, GLO
  Literature & Culture 3,4 or 5 none 3 Skill 3, G LANG, GLO
Statistics Statistics 3,4 or 5 AMS 102 3 Skill 1, C QPS