University of Connecticut
Undergraduate Admissions

AP, IB, and A Level Credit

Challenging yourself academically through Advanced Placement (AP),  International Baccalaureate (IB), or A Level (Advanced Level) courses while in high school is an excellent way to begin to prepare yourself for the rigor of college work. UConn provides transfer credit opportunities for AP, IB, and A Level coursework, providing a certain score is achieved on the exam.

College Board AP Examination Transfer Guidelines — 2020-2021 Academic Year

AP examination scores must be sent directly from the College Board to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Please refer to the College Board website for information on score reporting services.

Arts

AP Exam Score UConn Course
Equivalent Granted
Credits
Granted
AP Art History 4, 5 ARTH 1137 and 1138 6
AP Music Theory 4, 5 MUSI 1011 3
AP Studio Art: Drawing 4, 5 ART/Studio 1000-level 3
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design 4, 5 ART/Studio 1000-level 3
AP Studio Art: -D Design 4, 5 ART/Studio 1000-level 3

English

AP Exam Score UConn Course
Equivalent Granted
Credits
Granted
AP English Language and Composition 4, 5 ENGL 1011 4
AP English Literature and Composition 4, 5 ENGL 1011 4

History & Social Science

AP Exam Score UConn Course
Equivalent Granted
Credits
Granted
AP Comparative Government and Politics 4, 5 POLS 1202 3
AP European History 4, 5 HIST 1400 3
AP Human Geography 4, 5 GEOG 1000 3
AP Macroeconomics 4, 5 ECON 1202 3
AP Microeconomics 4, 5 ECON 1201 3
AP Psychology 4, 5 PSYC 1000-level 3
AP United States Government and Politics 4, 5 POLS 1602 3
AP United States History 4, 5 HIST 1502 3
AP World History 4, 5 HIST 1201 3

Math & Computer Science

AP Exam Score UConn Course
Equivalent Granted
Credits
Granted
AP Calculus AB 4, 5 MATH 1131Q 4
AP Calculus BC 3 MATH 1131Q 4
AP Calculus BC 4, 5 MATH 1131Q and 1132Q 8
AP Computer Science A 4, 5 CSE 1010 3
AP Statistics 4, 5 STAT 1100Q 4

Sciences

AP Exam Score UConn Course
Equivalent Granted
Credits
Granted
AP Biology 4, 5 BIOL 1107 and 1108 8
AP Chemistry 4, 5 CHEM 1127Q and 1128Q 8
AP Environmental Science 4, 5 NRE 1000 3
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based 4, 5 PHYS 1201Q 4
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based 4, 5 PHYS 1202Q 4
AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 4, 5 PHYS 1502Q 4
AP Physics C Mechanics 4, 5 PHYS 1501Q 4

World Languages & Cultures

AP Exam Score UConn Course
Equivalent Granted
Credits
Granted
AP Chinese Language & Culture 4, 5 CHIN 1114 4
AP French Language and Culture 4, 5 FREN 3267 3
AP German Language and Culture 4 Placement into 2000-level course 0
AP German Language and Culture 5 GERM 3233 3
AP Italian Language & Culture 4, 5 ILCS 3239 3
AP Latin 4, 5 CAMS 2000-level 3
AP Spanish Language & Culture 4, 5 SPAN 3178 3
AP Spanish Literature & Culture 4, 5 Spanish Literature 2000-level 3

International Baccalaureate Transfer Guidelines — 2020-2021 Academic Year

IB Exam Score UConn Course
Equivalent Granted
Credits
Granted
Biology --- NOT TRANSFERABLE ---
Chemistry 5, 6, 7 CHEM 1127Q and 1128Q 8
Economics 6, 7 ECON 1000 3
English  A 6, 7 ENGL 1011 4
History of the Americas 5, 6, 7 HIST 91000 3
History of Europe 5, 6, 7 HIST 91000 3
Psychology 5, 6, 7 PSYC 1101 3
  • Students must have earned the IB Diploma to qualify for consideration of transfer credit.
  • Only higher level examinations will be considered for transfer credit.
  • Credits will be automatically awarded for the courses listed in the chart above.
  • Credit in other subjects, completed at the higher level as part of the earned diploma with scores of 5, 6, or 7, will be considered on a case-by-case basis, with credit awarded at the discretion of the individual academic department.
  • The official IB transcript must be sent directly from the IB Office to Undergraduate Admissions at the following address:

    University of Connecticut
    Undergraduate Admissions Office
    2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3088
    Storrs, CT 06269-3088

A Level (Advanced Level) Transfer Guidelines — 2020-2021 Academic Year

  • Credit will only be considered for A Levels (Advanced Levels) with a grade of A, B, or C.
  • A Levels with a grade of A, B, or C will be considered on a case-by-case basis, with credit awarded at the discretion of the individual academic department. A syllabus will be required.
  • Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS Level) does not transfer.
  • Official General Certificate of Education must be sent directly by the appropriate examination board to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the following address:

    University of Connecticut
    Undergraduate Admissions Office
    2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3088
    Storrs, CT 06269-3088

  • Provisional certificate is not acceptable.