The Academic Policies section of the current Temple Undergraduate Bulletin describes a number of policies that relate to Credit for Prior Learning. Official transcripts for courses from other institutions and official score reports should be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The Undergraduate Admissions office determines which credits will transfer to the University (See the Admissions: Transfer Credit section of the Undergraduate Bulletin), whereas the academic unit to which the student has been admitted determines how credits will be used to fulfill degree requirements in a student's program of study.

GenEd Area Codes

GenEd Area Codes

Code   

Description

GA

Arts

GB

Human Behavior

GD

Race & Diversity

GG

World Society

GQ

Quantitative Literacy

GS

Science & Technology

GU

U.S. Society

GW

Analytical Reading and Writing

GY

Intellectual Heritage I

GZ

Intellectual Heritage II

AP Equivalencies

Temple awards college credits to students who in high school participated in the Advanced Placement program sponsored by the College Examination Board as follows:

Temple awards college credits to students who in high school participated in the Advanced Placement program

AP Course Title

Temple Equivalent

Credits

Min. Score

Gen Ed Area*

Notes*

Art History

Art History 1155 & 1156

6

4

GA

Biology**

Biology 1001 & 1002

8

3

GS & GS (or GS + Major Requirement)

Biology**

Biology 1011 & Biology 1012

8

4

GS & GS

Biology**

Biology 1111 & Biology 2112

8

5

Prior to Spring 2022

Biology**

Biology 1111 & Biology 1112

8

5

Effective Spring 2022

Calculus AB**

Math 1031

4

3

GQ

Calculus AB**

Math 1041

4

5

GQ

Calculus BC**

Math 1031 ***

4

3

GQ

Calculus BC**

Math 1041 & Math 1042

8

4

GQ

Chemistry

Chemistry 1031/1033 & Chemistry 1032/1034

8

4

GS & GS

Chinese Language & Culture

Chinese 1001 & Chinese 1002

8

3

LL Elective prior to Spring 2019

Chinese Language & Culture

Chinese 2001 & Chinese 2002

6

4

LL Elective prior to Spring 2019

Computer Science A

Computer & Information Science 1068

4

4

CIS 1073 prior to Spring 2012

Computer Science AB

CIS 1068 & CIS 2168

8

3

Computer Science Principles

CIS L***

3

4

Comparative Government & Policies

Political Science 1201

3

4

GG

English Language & Composition

ENG 0802 & English LL elective

6

4

GW

English LL elective (6 credits) prior to Spring 2017

English Literature & Composition

English LL elective

6

4

Environmental Science

Environmental Studies 2002

4

3

ENST 1051 prior to Fall 2014

European History

History 1301

3

4

GG

French Language & Culture

French UL Elective

6

4

German Language & Culture

German LL Elective & German UL Elective

6

3

Human Geography

Geography & Urban Studies 2002

3

3

LL Elective prior to Fall 2014

Italian Language & Culture

Italian 2001 & Italian UL Elective

6

4

Effective Spring 2019

Italian Language & Culture

Italian LL Elective

3

3

Japanese Language & Culture

Japanese 1001 & Japanese 1002

8

3

LL Elective prior to Spring 2019

Japanese Language & Culture

Japanese 2001 & Japanese 2002

6

4

LL Elective prior to Spring 2019

Latin

Latin 1001 & Latin 1002

8

5

Effective Spring 2016

Latin: Catullus-Horace

Latin LL Elective

3

4

Ended Spring 2016

Latin: Vergil**

Latin LL Elective

3

4

Ended Spring 2016

Latin: Vergil**

Latin UL Elective

3

5

Ended Spring 2016

Latin: Literature**

Latin LL Elective

3

4

Ended Spring 2016

Latin: Literature**

Latin UL Elective

3

5

Ended Spring 2016

Macroeconomics

Economics 1101

3

3

GB

Microeconomics

Economics 1102

3

3

GB

Music Theory

Music Studies 1711

3

4

GA

Physics B

Physics 1021 & Physics 1022

8

4

GS & GS

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Physics 1021

4

4

GS

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Physics 1022

4

4

GS

Physics C- Electricity and Magnetism

Physics 1062

4

4

GS

Physics C- Mechanics

Physics 1061

4

4

GS

Psychology

Psychology 1001

3

3

GB removed effective Spring 2017

PSYCH 1061 prior to Fall 2013

Spanish Language & Culture**

Spanish 1002 & Spanish 1003

7

3

Effective Spring 2016

Spanish Language & Culture**

Spanish 1003 & Spanish UL Elective

6

4

Effective Spring 2018; Sp 2016 - Fa 2017: Spanish 1003 & Spanish 2001

Spanish Literature & Culture**

Spanish 2002

3

3

Effective Spring 2016

Spanish Literature & Culture**

Spanish 2002 & Spanish UL Elective

6

4

Effective Spring 2016

Spanish Language**

Spanish UL Elective

3

3

Ended Spring 2016

Spanish Language**

Spanish UL Elective

6

4

Ended Spring 2016

Spanish Literature**

Spanish UL Elective

3

3

Ended Spring 2016

Spanish Literature**

Spanish UL Elective

6

4

Ended Spring 2016

Statistics

Statistics 2101

3

3

GQ

Studio Art: 2-D Design

Art Elective

3

3

Studio Art: 3-D Design

Art Elective

3

3

Studio Art: Drawing

Art Elective

3

3

U.S. History

History 1101 & History 1102

6

4

GU

U.S. Government & Politics

Political Science 1101

3

4

GU

World History

History 1702

3

4

GG

AP Exam FAQ

Notes:

* Effective date refers to the semester a student sat for the AP exam. For example, if a note says "Elective prior to Spring 2010", then all students who sat for the AP exam before the Spring 2010 testing date would receive an elective and those who took the exam Spring 2010 or later would receive the new equivalency noted in the 'Temple Equivalent' column.

** The same exam is evaluated differently for different exam scores.

*** Colleges and Schools may have limitations on the type and number of AP credits that can be applied to a degree. View School and College specific policies.

Students who are confident that they are prepared for Math 1042 (0086) but scored below a 4 on the Calculus BC exam should contact Dr. Boris A. Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Mathematics at bdats@temple.edu to discuss their options.

Last Updated: January 2019