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Advanced Placement Exams

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Students who earn scores of 4 or 5 in specific Advanced Placement Exam subjects may receive fulfillment of a MSMU General Education requirement in that area. Students who receive a 4 or 5 for an exam for which they have already fulfilled a MSMU General Education requirement will also receive three elective units. Students who earn a score of 3 receive three elective units.

Advanced Placement Exam results should be sent from CollegeBoard directly to:

Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles
Office of Admissions
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007

For specific Advanced Placement Exam unit awards, see the information outlined in the chart below.

AP EXAMSCOREMAXIMUM UNIT(S) AWARDEDFULFILLMENT*NOTES

Art

Art History 4/5 3 units elective  
AP Studio Art 4/5 3 units ART 1 & Design 1   
Art Drawing 4/5 3 units ART 1   

Business

Macro Economics 4/5 3 units ECO 2 & GE 5B Community requirement  
Micro Economics 4/5 3 units ECO 1 & GE 5B Community requirement  

English

English Literature/Composition 4/5 6 units GE 2 Written Communications requirement  (ENG 1A & 1B fulfillment) 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 Language/Composition 4/5 6 units GE 2 Written Communications requirement  (ENG 1A & 1B fulfillment) 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 elective  
European History 4/5 6 units GE 5C Global requirement  
World History 4/5 3 units GE 5C Global requirement  
U.S. Government/Politics 4/5 3 units GE 5B Community requirement  
Human Geography 4/5 3 units GE 5C Global requirement  

Language

Spanish Language 4/5 8 units GE 4 Modern Language requirement (SPA 1 & SPA 2)  Even though you have completed our language requirement, if you decide to continue to study Spanish, after you enroll at MSMU, you will be required to take a placement exam to determine your competency level for advanced courses.
Spanish Literature 4/5 3 units elective   
French Language 4/5 8 units GE 4 Modern Language requirement (FRE 1 & FRE 2)   
Chinese Language 4/5 8 units  GE 4 Modern Language requirement (CHI 1 & CHI 2)   
German Language 4/5  8 units  GE 4 Modern Language requirement   
Italian Language 4/5  8 units  GE 4 Modern Language requirement (ITA 1 & ITA 2)   
Japanese Language 4/5  8 units  GE 4 Modern Language requirement (JPN 1 & JPN 2)   

Mathematics

Calculus A/B 4/5 4 units Math 5A and fulfills GE 3A Math Reasoning requirement  Only upon recommendation of the department chairperson, the student should contact an instructor(s) of Math 5B, to see if they can sit in on some classes during the fall, in preparation for enrolling in Math 5B during the spring semester.
Calculus B/C 4/5 8 units Math 5A and Math 5B and fulfills GE 3A Math Reasoning requirement   
Statistics 4/5 3 units Math 38, Elements of Probability and Statistics, and fulfills GE 3A Math Reasoning requirement   

Psychology

Psychology 4/5 3 units Psychology 1    

Science

Chemistry 5 8 units Chemistry 1 & 2    
Biology 4/5 8 units BIO 1 & 2   
Environmental Science 4/5 3 units elective   
Physics B 5 7 units PHY 1A and PHY 1B   Does not fulfill the lab requirement. 

*For catalog years prior to LACE General Education (prior to Fall 2018), please click  here