Advanced Placement Credit
This document contains details on which AP exams can be used for credit.
Orange Coast College grants academic credit towards an Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) for successful completion of examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Students may apply for this credit by presenting official test scores to the Records Office. Advanced Placement credit is granted at OCC according to the following policies:
- Course credit granted for Advanced Placement Examinations can be used to meet OCC general education requirements for an A.A. degree under General Education Options 1, 2 or 3.
- Course credit earned through Advanced Placement Examination can be used to certify general education requirements for transfer to UC under Option 3 (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum). AP credit can be used to certify general education for transfer to CSU under Option 2 (CSU General Education Breadth) or Option 3 (IGETC). Students certified using Option 3 can satisfy only one-course requirement per exam on the IGETC.
- Posting of Advanced Placement credit on the OCC transcript does not transfer to other colleges. The respective college or university determines eligibility for AP units, according to its policies. AP scores must be submitted for evaluation to the college or university where the students request credit. Students planning to transfer should consult the catalog of the transfer institution to determine how AP credit is granted at that school.
- Students are not given duplicate credit for college courses and exams.
Students should request Advanced Placement credit through the Student Records Office. Exams and courses for which credit is granted will be posted on the student's transcript after completion of 12 units of course work at OCC.