Advanced standing is granted for Advanced Placement results of "4" or better, to a maximum of 30 credits and is subject to faculty rules. NOTE: It is possible that some granted exemptions may not fulfill specific program requirements. Please see your department advisor for confirmation.
Advanced Placement results with a score of "4" or better must be declared during initial registration at McGill. Final Advanced Placement results must be sent directly to Enrolment Services from the College Board in order to qualify for advanced standing.
If you receive an exemption for a course but take it anyway, you will not receive McGill credit for it. McGill reserves the right to change transfer credit recognition policy without notice.
Use this table to determine whether your Advanced Placement exam is equivalent to a McGill course. If so, and if you obtained a final result of "4" or better, you may be exempted for the McGill course and receive the number of transfer credits indicated in the table. In some cases, while there may not be a specific McGill exemption for your exam, you may still be eligible for transfer credits — if you think this may apply to you, contact an academic advisor for details.
|AP Examination||McGill subject and course number||Credits|
|Art History £||ARTH 1XX||6|
|Biology £||BIOL 111
|Calculus AB ~||MATH 140||3|
|Calculus BC ~||MATH 140
|Chinese Language & Culture £||EAST 1XX||6|
|Computer Science A ¥ £||COMP 202||3|
|Computer Science Principles||No exemption||0|
|Economics – Macroeconomics||ECON 1XX||3|
|Economics – Microeconomics||ECON 1XX||3|
|English – Language & Composition £||ESLN 1XX||6|
|English – Literature & Composition £||ENGL 1XX||6|
|Environmental Science ¤ £||ENVR 200||3|
|French Language & Culture||FRSL 211||6|
|German Language & Culture £||GERM 1XX||6|
|Government & Politics – Comparative||POLI 1XX||3|
|Government & Politics – USA||POLI 1XX||3|
|History – European||HIST 1XX||6|
|History – United States||HIST 211
|History – World||HIST 213||3|
|Human Geography £||GEOG 1XX||3|
|Italian Language & Culture||ITAL 206||6|
|Japanese Language & Culture £||EAST 1XX||6|
|Music Theory £||MUAR 201
|Physics B OR Physics 1 + Physics 2ⱡ||PHYS 101
|Physics C – Electricity & Magnetism ⱡ||PHYS 142||4|
|Physics C – Mechanics ⱡ||PHYS 131||4|
|Psychology ¥||PSYC 100||3|
|Spanish Language||HISP 210||6|
Spanish Literature & Culture £
|Statistics ¤£^||MATH 203 or
|Studio Art – 2-D Design *£||EDEA 1XX||6|
|Studio Art – 3-D Design *£||EDEA 1XX||6|
|Studio Art – Drawing *£||EDEA 1XX||6|
NOTE: No credit for any part of the AP Capstone program is granted for B.Eng programs (including Bioresource Engineering).
* = A maximum of 6 credits is awarded for Studio Arts courses. No credit is granted for Bachelor of Science students.
~ = A maximum of 7 credits is awarded for Calculus courses.
ⱡ = A maximum of 8 credits is awarded for Physics courses. Partial credit is not awarded for Physics 1 or 2, both must be completed to receive credit and/or exemption. Engineering students who have received credit for PHYS 101 and PHYS 102 will not be required to complete PHYS 131 or PHYS 142.
¥ = Credits for these courses will NOT count towards the maximum of 18 credits for non-Science/Mathematics AP credits granted by the Faculty of Science.
¤ = Credits for these courses WILL count towards the maximum of 18 credits for non-Science/Mathematics AP credits granted by the Faculty of Science.
£ = Credits for these courses will NOT be granted for students in Engineering.
^ = Credits for this course will NOT be granted by the Faculty of Management.