Credit by Exam: Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

The University awards credit for many AP exams. New freshmen should request that their official AP exam results be sent to the Office of Admissions at testing time. George Mason University’s AP school code is 5827. Questions regarding AP exams may be directed to the College Board at: www.collegeboard.com.

NOTE: Students may only receive advanced standing once for a particular George Mason University course. Duplicate transfer credit will not be awarded.

AP Exam Required Score Course Credits
Art History 4 ARTH 200 3
5 ARTH 200, ARTH 201 6
Biology 4 or 5 BIOL 103, BIOL 104 8
Calculus AB 4 or 5 MATH 113 4
Calculus BC 4 or 5 MATH 113, MATH 114 8
Calculus AB Subgrade 4 or 5 MATH 113 4
Chemistry 4 or 5 CHEM 211 4
Chinese Language & Culture 3 CHIN 101 3
4 or 5 CHIN 210, 250 6
Computer Science A 3,4, or 5 CS 112 4
Computer Science AB 3 CS 112 4
4 or 5 CS 112, CS 211 7
English Language & Composition 4 ENGH 101 3
5 ENGH 101, 201 6
English Literature & Composition 4 ENGH 101 3
5 ENGH 101, 201 6
Environmental Science 4 or 5 EVPP 110 4
European History 4 HIST 101 3
5 HIST 101, HIST 102 6
French Language and Culture 3 FREN 101 3
4 or 5 FREN 210, 250 6
French Literature 3, 4, or 5 FREN L377 3
German Language and Culture 3 GERM 101 3
4 or 5 GERM 210, 250 6
Government & Politics: Comparative 4 or 5 GOVT 133 3
Government & Politics: United States 4 or 5 GOVT 103 3
Human Geography 4 GGS 103 3
5 GGS 101, GGS 103 6
Italian Language & Culture 3 ITAL 101 3
4 or 5 ITAL 210, 250 6
Japanese Language & Culture 3 JAPA 101 3
4 or 5 JAPA 210, 250 6
Latin 3 LATN 101 3
4 or 5 LATN 201, LATN 202 6
Macroeconomics 4 or 5 ECON 104 3
Microeconomics 4 or 5 ECON 103 3
Music Theory 3 MUSI 115 3
4 or 5 MUSI 115, MUSI 116 6
Physics B 4 or 5 PHYS 243, PHYS 244, PHYS 245, PHYS 246 8
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 4 or 5 PHYS 260, PHYS 261 4
Physics C: Mechanics 4 or 5 PHYS 160, PHYS 161 4
Psychology 4, or 5 PSYC 100 3
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 101 3
4 or 5 SPAN 210, 250 6
Spanish Literature 3, 4, or 5 SPAN L488 3
Statistics 4 or 5 STAT 250 or OM 210 3
Studio Art: 2-D Design 4 or 5 AVT 104 4
Studio Art: 3-D Design 4 or 5 AVT 105 4
Studio Art: Drawing 4 or 5 AVT 222 4
United States History 4 HIST 121 3
5 HIST 121, HIST 122 6
World History 4 HIST 125 3
5 HIST 125, HIST L387 6