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Advanced Placement Credit

Advanced Placement in Mathematics

There are several ways well-prepared students can exempt entry level mathematics courses before beginning classes at UGA. Exempted courses can be used to satisfy prerequisites for higher level courses and/or often fulfill core distribution requirements. Some scores may garner course credit as well, please see more information below.

**NOTICE** It is common for AP exam scores to not be released until AFTER the date incoming students have their orientation.

Students have two options:

  • Student can wait for their AP scores prior to registering for any Math courses
  • Students are welcome to take the Math Placement Exam prior to receiving their AP scores as a second option to test out of/exempt UGA Math courses. This is usually scheduled during the orientation visit.

This is a personal choice for each student to decide which option is best for you.

College Board Advanced Placement Program

There are two AP (Advanced Placement) Calculus exams (AB and BC).  UGA does not currently award credit for the new AP Precalculus exam.

The AB Exam

Covers differential calculus, integrals and some applications, and elementary differential equations.

Students scoring 4 or 5 on the AB exam:

  • Place out of Calculus I (MATH 2250)
  • Receive 4 semester hours of credit for Calculus I (MATH 2250)
  • When these students come to UGA, they can directly register for MATH 2260 (Calculus II for Science and Engineering), its honors version (MATH 2310H) or Calculus with Theory course (MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H).

Any major requiring MATH 2200 will accept the credit for MATH 2250.

Students scoring 3 on the AB exam:

  • Place (exempt) out of Precalculus (MATH 1113) without credit

We generally advise students scoring 3 on the AB exam to begin their UGA studies with a differential calculus course (MATH 2200, MATH 2250, or MATH 2400(H)).

The BC Exam 

Covers both differential and integral calculus, and infinite series.

Students scoring a 3 on the BC exam:

  • Place out of Calculus I (MATH 2250)
  • Receive 4 semester hours of credit for Calculus I (MATH 2250)

Students scoring a 4 or 5 on the BC exam:

  • Place out of Calculus I (MATH 2250 and Math 2260)
  •  Receive 8 semester hours of credit for Calculus I (MATH 2250) & Calculus II (MATH 2260)The AB Exam
IB Equivalences


IB Level and Score                     Mathematics credit earned
HL4                     MATH 1101 (3 credit hours)
HL5                     MATH 1101 (3 credit hours)
HL6                     MATH 1113 (3 credit hours)
HL7                     MATH 1113 (3 credit hours)
SL5                     MATH 1101 (3 credit hours)
SL6                     MATH 1101 (3 credit hours)
SL7                     MATH 1101 (3 credit hours)

Please follow this link to UGA IB Equivalencies page 

College Board Achievement Test

MATH 1101 may be exempted without credit by scoring at least 670 on the SAT II test or by scoring at least 750 on the SAT II with calculator test.

College Level Examination Program

UGA no longer awards credit by CLEP.

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