Advanced Placement Exams
At Mount Saint Mary’s University students who earn scores of 4 or 5 in Advanced Placement Examinations may receive up to one year of credit and, in some cases, fulfillment of the College’s General Studies (GS) requirement.
Students who earn a score of 3 receive 3 units of elective credit. Students who receive a 4 or 5 for an examination for which they have already fulfilled a GS requirement will also receive 3 units of elective credit.
Advanced Placement test results should be sent from the College Board directly to Mount Saint Mary’s University, Office of Admissions.
*GS requirements for AA Students at Doheny.
|AP EXAM||SCORE||MAXIMUM UNIT(S) AWARDED||FULFILLMENT||NOTES|
|Art History||4/5||3 units||GS IIIA Art or Music credit|
|AP Studio Art||4/5||3 units||ART 1 and ART 2 credit and ART GS IIIA Art or Music credit.|
|Art Drawing||4/5||3 units||ART 1 and ART GS IIIA Art or Music credit.|
|Art 2D||4/5||3 units||ART 2 credit|
|Macro Economics||4/5||3 units||GS IIIG Contemporary Economics/Politics requirement.|
|Micro Economics||4/5||3 units||GS IIIF Social and Behavioral Science requirement.|
|English Language/Composition||4/5||6 units||GS I*/IA Written Communication requirement.||Students who take both English Language and English Literature with scores 4/5 in both, receive 6 units for one and 3 units of elective for the other one.|
|English Literature/Composition||4/5||6 units||GS I*/IA Written Communication requirement.||Students who take both English Language and English Literature with scores 4/5 in both, receive 6 units for one and 3 units of elective for the other one.|
|HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|U.S. History||4/5||6 units||GS IIIC History requirement.|
|European History||4/5||6 units||GS IIIC History requirement.|
|World History||4/5||3 units||GS IIIC History requirement.|
|U.S. Government/Politics||4/5||3 units||GS IIIG Contemporary Economics/Politics requirement.|
|Human Geography||4/5||3 units||One half fulfillment of the GS VI Diversity requirement.|
|Spanish Language||4/5||8 units||GS IV Modern Language requirement.||Even though you have completed our language requirement, if you decide to continue your study of Spanish after you enroll at MSMU, you may be required to take a proficiency exam to determine your competency level. Increasing your Spanish Language literacy could be very helpful in your future career, considering today’s diverse society.|
|Spanish Literature||4/5||3 units||elective credit.|
|French Language||4/5||8 units||GS IV Modern Language requirement.|
|Calculus A/B||4/5||4 units||MTH 5A and GS VII: QL2 credit.||Upon recommendation of the department chairperson, the student should contact the instructor of MTH 5B and see if she/he can sit in on some classes during the fall in preparation for enrolling n MTH 5B during the spring semester.|
|Calculus B/C||4/5||8 units||MTH 5A and MTH 5B and fulfills the GS VII: QL2 requirement.|
|Statistics||4/5||3 units||MTH 38 fulfills the GS IIIE requirement.|
|Psychology||4/5||3 units||PSY 1 credit and fulfillment of the GS IIIF Social and Behavioral Science requirement.|
|Chemistry||5||8 units||CHE 1A, CHE 1B and fulfillment of the GS IIID Natural/Physical Science requirement.|
|Biology||4/5||8 units||BIO 1, BIO 2 and GS IIID Natural/Physical Science requirement.|
|Environmental Science||4/5||3 units||GS IIID Natural and Physical Sciences requirement.|
|Physics B||5||7 units||PHY 1A, PHY 1B, fulfills the GS IIID and GS VIIB requirements.||Does not fulfill the lab requirement.|