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About Advanced Placement Examinations and transfer credit

Advanced standing is granted for Advanced Placement results of "4" or better, to a maximum of 30 credits and is subject to faculty rules.

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.

Exams that qualify

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.

Exam list

AP Examination McGill subject and course number Credits
Art History £ ARTH 1XX 6
Biology BIOL 111
BIOL 112
6
Calculus AB ~ MATH 140 (or MATH 122 for Management) 3
Calculus BC ~ MATH 140
MATH 141
7
Chemistry CHEM 110
CHEM 120
8
Chinese Language & Culture £ EAST 1XX 6
Computer Science A ¥ COMP 202 3
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
HIST 221
6
History – World HIST 213 3
Human Geography £ GEOG 1XX 3
Italian Language & Culture £ ITAL 206 6
Japanese Language & Culture £ EAST 1XX 6
Latin £ CLAS 210 6
Music Theory £ MUAR 201
MUAR 202
6
Physics B ⱡ PHYS 101
PHYS 102
8
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 £

HISP 1XX 6
Statistics ¤£^ MATH 203 or
PSYC 204
3
Studio Art – 2-D Design *£ EDEA 1XX 6
Studio Art – 3-D Design *£ EDEA 1XX 6
Studio Art – Drawing *£ EDEA 1XX 6

* = A maximum of 6 credits is awarded for Studio Arts courses.

~ = A maximum of 7 credits is awarded for Calculus courses.

ⱡ = A maximum of 8 credits is awarded for Physics courses. 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.