Oxnard College faculty have determined passing scores and, when appropriate, certification areas for General Education (GE) and course equivalency for Advanced Placement examinations as provided below:
- A score of 3 or higher (except if otherwise noted) is required to grant credit for GE and/or towards a major at Oxnard College.
- An acceptable AP score equates to 3 semester units, except where otherwise noted.
- Units granted for AP exams will not impact a student's GPA.
- Units granted for AP exams will not be subject to the unit limits for Credit for Prior Learning or Pass/No Pass grading which otherwise apply within the district.
- Units granted for AP exams are not counted in determining the 12 semester units in residence at the degree-granting institution required for an Associate degree.
- Oxnard College course equivalents listed on this AP chart are for Associate degree majors. Each CSU and UC campus determines which, if any, specific course equivalency will be granted toward major requirements of their bachelor's degree programs. Students planning to transfer should consult with a college counselor and review the AP policy of their intended transfer institution to determine if they will be granted credit after transfer for the Oxnard College course equivalent listed, if that course is required in their major. If their intended transfer institution will not grant the same course credit, the student should plan to take the course at Oxnard College instead.
- Students who have earned credit for an AP exam and take a comparable course listed on this AP chart, will not be granted credit for both.
|Advanced Placement Exam (AP Exam)||Total Units Earned AA/AS (includes GE, Major & Electives)||Units Earned Toward OC General Education for AA/AS||OC General Education Area Placement for AA/AS||OC Course Equivalent for Use within Major for Associate Degrees|
|Art History||6||3||C1||ART R102|
|Studio Art: 2D Design||3||0||n/a||ART R104A|
|Studio Art: 3D Design||3||0||n/a||ART R180|
|Studio Art: Drawing||3||0||n/a||ART R106A|
|Studio Art Exam Limitation||Max 6 units for all 3 exams|
|Calculus AB||3||D2||MATH R120|
|Calculus BC||6||3||D2||MATH R121|
|Calculus BC/AB Subscore||3||D2||n/a|
|Calculus Exam Limitation||Max credit: one Calculus exam may be applied to the associate degree|
|Chemistry (3)||6||4||A2||CHEM R120|
|Comparative Government & Politics||3||B2||POLS R108|
|Computer Science A||3||0||n/a|
|Computer Science AB (No longer offered)||3||0||n/a|
|Computer Science Principles||6||0||n/a|
|Computer Science Exam Limitation||Maximum Credit: one computer science exam may be applied to the associate degree|
|English Language or English Language and Composition||6||3||D1||ENGL R101|
|English Literature or English Literature and Composition||6||3||D1 or C2||ENGL R101|
|Environmental Science||4||A2||ESRM R100|
|European History1||6||3||B2 or C2||n/a|
|French Language and Culture||6||3||C2||n/a|
|French Literature - No longer offered||6||3||C2||n/a|
|French Language - No longer offered||6||3||C2||n/a|
|German Language and Culture||6||3||C2||n/a|
|German Language - No longer offered||6||3||C2||n/a|
|Human Geography||3||B2||GEOG R105|
|Italian Language & Culture||6||3||C2||n/a|
|Japanese Language & Culture||6||3||C2||n/a|
|Latin Literature (prior F09) - No longer offered||6||3||C2||n/a|
|Latin: Vergil (prior to F12) - No longer offered||3||C2||n/a|
|Music Theory (prior F09) - No longer offered||6||3||C1||n/a|
|Physics 1||4||A2||PHYS R101|
|Physics B - No longer offered||6||5||A2||PHYS R101|
|Physics C (electricity/magnetism)||4||5||A2||PHYS R101|
|Physics C (mechanics)||4||5||A2||PHYS R101|
|Physics Exam Limitation||Maximum Credit: 6 units for all Physics exams|
|Spanish Language and Culture||6||3||C2||SPAN R100 and SPAN R110|
|Spanish Literature and Culture||6||3||C2||SPAN R200 and SPAN R210|
|Spanish Language (prior S14) - No longer offered||6||3||C2||SPAN R100 and SPAN R110|
|Spanish Literature (prior S13) - No longer offered||6||3||C2||SPAN R200 and SPAN R210|
|Statistics||3||D2||MATH R105 or PSY R103|
|U.S. Government and Politics||3||B1 or B2||POLS R101|
|U.S. History1||6||3||B1 or B2||HIST R130 and HIST R140|
|World History||6||3||B2 or C2||n/a|
|World History: Modern||3||B2 or C2||n/a|
Note: AP exam may be used in either area (but not both) regardless of where the certifying CCC’s discipline is located.
Advanced Placement Examinations for CSU GE-Breadth
Advanced Placement (AP) exams are designed to measure how well a student has mastered the content and skills of AP courses. The California State University (CSU) faculty has determined passing scores and, when appropriate, certification areas (for General Education Breadth and United States History, Constitution, and American Ideals) for CSU-approved standardized external examinations. Each campus in the CSU system determines how it will apply external examinations toward credit in the major.
AP exams with a score of 3, 4, or 5 can be applied toward CSU admission and CSU GE-Breadth certification as noted below. For students NOT certified in GE (General Education) and/orAmerican Institutions, the campus also determines how to apply credit from such exams toward the local degree requirement.
Credit Awarded Through Associate Degrees for Transfer
When within the Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T), a California Community College awards course equivalency credit for a CSU-approved standardized external examination - and the student’s transcript is annotated to reflect the course for which credit was earned - the CSU campus shall accept the course units awarded.
|Advanced Placement Exam (AP Exam)||Minimum Semester Units Earned for CSU Admission1||Semester Units toward CSU GE-Breadth Certification||CSU GE-Breadth and/or American Institutions Area2|
|Art History||6||3||C1 or C2|
|Art History (prior F2009)3||6||3||C1|
|Biology||6||4||B2 + B3|
|Calculus BC/AB Subscore4||3||3||B4|
|Chemistry (F2009 or after)||6||4||B1 + B3|
|Chemistry (prior F2009)3||6||6||B1 + B3|
|Chinese Language and Culture||6||3||C2|
|Comparative Government & Politics||3||3||D8|
|Computer Science A4||3||0||n/a|
|Computer Science AB4||6||0||n/a|
|Computer Science Principles4||6||3||B4|
|Computer Science Principles (prior F2019)3||6||0||n/a|
|English Language and Composition||6||3||A2|
|English Literature||6||6||A2 + C2|
|English Literature and Composition||6||6||A2 + C2|
|Environmental Science (F2009 and after)5||4||4||B1 + B3|
|Environmental Science (prior F2009)3, 5||4||4||(B1 + B3) OR (B2 + B3)|
|European History||6||3||C2 or D6|
|European History (prior S2009)3||6||3||D6|
|French Language and Culture||6||3||C2|
|French Language (after F2009 to prior F2011)||6||3||C2|
|French Language (prior F2009)3||6||6||C2|
|German Language and Culture||6||3||C2|
|German Language (after F2009 to prior F2011)||6||3||C2|
|German Language (prior F2009)3||6||6||C2|
|Italian Language & Culture||6||3||C2|
|Japanese Language & Culture||6||3||C2|
|Latin Literature (prior F2009)3||6||3||C2|
|Latin Virgil (F2012)3||3||3||C2|
|Music Theory (prior F2009)3||6||3||C1|
|Physics 16||4||4||B1 + B3|
|Physics 26||4||4||B1 + B3|
|Physics B (F2009-F2013)6||6||4||B1 + B3|
|Physics B (prior F2009)3, 6||6||6||B1 + B3|
|Physics C (electricity/magnetism)6||4||4||B1 + B3|
|Physics C (mechanics)6||4||4||B1 + B3|
|Spanish Language and Culture||6||3||C2|
|Spanish Language (prior to S2014)3||6||6||C2|
|Spanish Literature and Culture||6||3||C2|
|Spanish Literature (prior S2013)3||6||6||C2|
|Studio Art: 2D Design||3||0||n/a|
|Studio Art: 3D Design||3||0||n/a|
|Studio Art: Drawing||3||0||n/a|
|Studio Art (prior F2010)3||3||0||n/a|
|U.S. Government & Politics||3||3||D8 + (US-2)|
|U.S. History||6||3||(C2 or D6) + US-1|
|U.S. History (prior F2009)3||6||3||D6|
|World History||6||3||C2 or D6|
|World History (prior F2009)3||6||3||D6|
|World History: Modern||3||3||C2 or D|
|U.S. Government & Politics (prior F2009)3||3||3||D8|
These units count toward eligibility for admission. The units may not all apply toward certification of the corresponding GE-Breadth area. See Executive Order 1036 (PolicyStat ID 13085511) and Executive Order 1100 (PolicyStat ID 8919100) for more details.
Areas of GE Breadth (A1 through E) are defined in EO 1100 (PolicyStat ID 8919100). Areas of American Institutions (US-1 through US-3) are set forth in Sections IA and IB of EO 1061 (PolicyStat ID 6591022), and at www.assist.org. Numerical subcategories for Area D were removed and no longer apply effective 4/11/2018 but are provided for historical reference.
Students seeking certification in GE Breadth prior to transfer must have passed the test before this date.
If a student passes more than one AP exam in calculus or computer science, only one examination may be applied to the baccalaureate.
Students who pass AP Environmental Science earn 4 units of credit. Tests prior to Fall 2009 may apply to either B1+B3 or B2+B3 of GE Breadth. Fall of 2009 or later, those credits may only apply to B1+B3.
If a student passes more than one AP exam in physics, only six units of credit may be applied to the baccalaureate, and only four units of credit may be applied to a certification in GE Breadth.
Reference: CSU Policy for AP or CSU Systemwide Credit for External Examinations PolicyStat ID: 13340146 (last revised 4/17/2023) and the CSU Memorandum "Systemwide Credit for External Examinations", March 30, 2023.
Advanced Placement Examinations for UC Transfer and IGETC
Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations will receive credit toward graduation. The individual UC campus will determine how each AP exam will be awarded and applied in meeting major, elective, and/or graduation requirements. Refer to their catalog, website, and/or ASSIST website for more information.
Rules for Using AP Scores Credit for Transfer and IGETC
- An acceptable AP score for IGETC equates to either 3 semester or 4 quarter units for certification purposes.
- Each AP exam may be applied to ONE GE area as satisfying ONE course requirement, with the exception of Language other than English (LOTE of IGETC). (See Section 10.6.3 of IGETC Standards for more information).
- Students who have earned credit from an AP exam should not take a comparable college course because transfer credit will not be granted for both.
- There is no equivalent AP exam for the Critical Thinking/Composition (IGETC 1B/CSU GE-Breadth A3) requirement.
- AB subscore on Calculus BC exam: Students who take the Calculus BC examination and earn a subscore of 3 or higher on the Calculus AB portion will receive 4 quarter units for the Calculus AB examination, even if they do not receive a score of 3 or higher on the BC examination (note that the maximum credit awarded for both exams is 8 quarter units.
- Music Theory subscore: UC will grant credit for the full Music Theory exam only. Students who earn only a subscore will not receive exam credit.
|Advanced Placement Exam (AP Exam)||Total Units Earned toward UC Admission (qtr/sem)||Units Earned toward IGETC Certification (qtr/sem)||IGETC Area(s)|
|Art and Design: 2D||8/5.3||0||n/a|
|Art and Design: 3D||8/5.3||0||n/a|
|Art and Design: Drawing||8/5.3||0||n/a|
|Art and Design Exam Limitations||Maximum Credit: 8 quarter/5.3 semester units for all Art and Design exams|
|Art History||8/5.3||4/3||3A or 3B1|
|Biology||8/5.3||5/4||5B and 5C2|
|Chemistry||8/5.3||5/4||5A and 5C2|
|Computer Science: Computer Science A (beginning May 2018)||8/5.3||0||n/a|
|Computer Science: Computer Science Principles||8/5.3||0||n/a|
|English: English Language and Composition||8/5.3||4/3||1A|
|English: English Literature and Composition||8/5.3||4/3||1A or 3B1|
|English Exam Limitations||Maximum Credit: 8 quarter/5.3 semester units for both exams.|
|Environmental Science||4/2.6||4/3||5A and 5C3|
|Government and Politics: Comparative Government & Politics||4/2.6||4/3||4|
|Government and Politics: United States||4/2.6||4/3||4 and US-2|
|History: European History||8/5.3||4/3||3B or 41[|
|History: Modern World History||8/5.3||4/3||3B or 41|
|History: United States History||8/5.3||4/3||(3B or 4)1 and US-1|
|Language: Chinese Language and Culture||8/5.3||4/3||3B and 6A|
|Chinese Language and Culture Exam Limitations||Maximum Credit: 8 quarter/5.3 semester units|
|Language: French Language & Culture||8/5.3||4/3||3B and 6A|
|French Language and Culture Exam Limitations||Maximum Credit: 8 quarter/5.3 semester units|
|Language: German Language and Culture||8/5.3||4/3||3B and 6A|
|German Language and Culture Exam Limitations||Maximum Credit: 8 quarter/5.3 semester units|
|Language: Italian Language & Culture||8/5.3||4/3||3B and 6A|
|Language: Japanese Language & Culture||8/5.3||4/3||3B and 6A|
|Language: Latin (May 2013 and beyond)||8/5.3||4/3||3B and 6A|
|Language: Latin Literature or Latin: Vergil||8/5.3||4/3||3B and 6A|
|Latin Exam Limitations||Maximum Credit: 8 quarter/5.3 semester units|
|Language: Spanish Language and Culture||8/5.3||4/3||3B and 6A|
|Spanish Language and Culture Exam Limitations||Maximum Credit: 8 quarter/5.3 semester units|
|Language: Spanish Literature and Culture||8/5.3||4/3||3B and 6A|
|Spanish Literature and Culture Exam Limitations||Maximum Credit: 8 quarter/5.3 semester units|
|Mathematics: Calculus AB||4/2.6||4/3||2A|
|Mathematics: Calculus BC||8/5.3||4/3||2A|
|Mathematics: Calculus BC/AB Subscore||See notes #5 above||4/3||2A|
|Calculus Exam Limitations||Maximum Credit: 8 quarter/5.3 semester units|
|Music Theory||8/5.3 see notes #6 above||0||n/a|
|Physics 1||8/5.3||5/4||5A and 5C2|
|Physics 2||8/5.3||5/4||5A and 5C2|
|Physics B||8/5.3||5/4||5A and 5C2|
|Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism||4/2.6||4/3||5A and 5C3|
|Physics C: Mechanics||4/2.6||4/3||5A and 5C3|
|Physics Exam Limitations||Maximum Credit: 8 quarter/5.3 semester units for all exams|
AP exam may be used in either area of the IGETC (but not both) regardless of where the certifying CCC’s discipline is located. A score of 3, 4, or 5 is required to grant credit for GE certification for UC and IGETC.
AP exams in Biology, Chemistry, Physics 1, Physics 2 or Physics B allow CCC campuses to apply 4 semester or 5 quarter units to IGETC certification.
AP exams in Environmental Science, Physics C: Mechanics and Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism allow CCC campuses to apply 3 semester or 4 quarter units are applied for IGETC certification. Note: Students who complete these exams will be required to complete at least 4 semester or 5 quarter units to satisfy the minimum required units for Area 5. See Section 10.5 of the IGETC Standards for more details.
- The IGETC Standards, Policies, and Procedures Manual, Version 2.4 (Approved 2023)