Advanced Placement-Mellon College of Science - Carnegie Mellon University

Advanced Placement

2013–2014 Academic Year

AP Exam AP Score Carnegie Mellon Course Award Units
Art History 5 60-011 AP Art History 9
Biology1 4 03-011 AP Biology 9
5 03-110 General Biology 9
Calculus AB 5 21-120 Differential and Integral Calculus 10
Calculus BC2 5 21-120 Differential and Integral Calculus and
21-122 Integration, Diff. Equations and Approximation
10
10
Chemistry 4 09-101 Intro to Experimental Chemistry and
09-105 Intro to Modern Chemistry

3

10

5 09-101 Intro to Experimental Chemistry and
09-105 Intro to Modern Chemistry and
09-106 Modern Chemistry II

3

10
10

Chinese Language and Culture3 4 82-231 Intermediate Chinese I 12
5 82-231 Intermediate Chinese I and
82-236 Intensive Chinese Language and Culture

12

9

Computer Science A 4 or 5 15-112 Intro to Programming 12
Computer Science AB 4 or 5
15-112 Intro to Programming 12

Economics: Macro 5 73-100 Principles of Economics 9
Economics: Micro 5 73-100 Principles of Economics 9
Economics: Macro & Micro (Student took both courses) 4 and 5 73-100 Principles of Economics 9
5 and 5 73-100 Principles of Economics 9
English Lang & Comp4
English Lit & Comp4

5

5

76-011 AP English Language & Composition

76-012 AP English Literature & Composition

9

9

Environmental Science 4 or 5 38-012 AP Environmental Science 9
European History 5 79-011 AP European History 9
French Lang or Lit 4 82-013 AP4 French Language
9
5 82-013 AP4 French Language
82-014 AP5 French Language
9
9
German Language 4 82-221 Intermediate German I 9
5 82-221 Intermediate German I and
82-222 Intermediate German II
9
9
Gov & Politics: US 4 or 5 88-012 AP Government & Politics: US 9
Gov & Politics: Comparative 4 or 5 88-011 AP Government & Politics: Comp. 9
Human Geography 4 or 5 66-011 AP Human Geography 9
Italian 4 82-261 Intermediate Italian I 9
5 82-261 Intermediate Italian I and
82-262 Intermediate Italian II
9
9
Japanese Lang or Lit 4 82-172 Elementary Japanese II 9
5 82-172 Elementary Japanese II and
82-271 Intermediate Japanese I
9
9
Latin: Vergil or Lit 4 82-011 AP Latin 1 9
5 82-011 AP Latin 1 and
82-012 AP Latin 2
9
9
Music Theory
4 or 5 57-012 AP Music 9
Physics B 4 or 5 no credit 0
Physics C: Mechanics5 5 33-106 Physics for Engineering Students I or
33-111 Physics for Science Students I
12
12
Physics C: E & M5 5 33-107 Physics for Engineering Students II or
33-112 Physics for Science Students II
12
12
Psychology 4 or 5 85-011 AP Psychology 9
Spanish Lang or Lit 4 82-241 Intermediate Spanish I 9
5 on either 82-241 Intermediate Spanish I and
82-242 Intermediate Spanish II
9
9
5 on both 82-241 Intermediate Spanish I and
82-242 Intermediate Spanish II and
82-341 Advanced Spanish Transfer Credit
9
9
9
Statistics 4 36-011 AP Statistics 9
5 36-201 Statistical Reasoning 9
Studio Art: 2D Design 4 or 5 51-011 AP Studio Art: 2D Design 9
Studio Art: 3D Design 4 or 5 51-012 AP Studio Art: 3D Design 9
Studio Art: Drawing 5 60-012 AP Studio Art: Drawing 9
US History 5 79-012 AP US History 9
World History 5 79-015 AP World History 9
  1. Students who wish to pursue further studies in biological sciences, requiring a Modern Biology prerequisite, will need to take 03-121 Modern Biology. If you have an AP score of 5, you can elect to take the attainment exam that is explained in the registration packet. Students who pass this exam will receive credit for 03-121.
  2. An AB Subscore of 5 will result in credit for 21-120.
  3. Students receiving a 5 in AP Chinese will be invited to sit for an essay in Chinese.  If passed, the 9 units of credit earned for 82-236 will be converted to 12 units of credit for 82-232 Intermediate Chinese II.
  4. This does not count as credit for 76-101 Interpretation and Argument. Students must take 76-101.
  5. Heat and thermodynamics are not covered on the AP exams. Students are responsible for learning these areas.

See also: Transfer Credit Policy.


For students interested in the Health Professions:

Many health professions schools (e.g. medical schools) do not encourage or accept AP credit for their prerequisite courses (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math & English).   Students interested in these careers should consider one of the following plans to ensure that they remain competitive for admissions.

  1. Take Carnegie Mellon's introductory sequence despite the availability of AP credit.  Many students with AP credit find that they are challenged in Carnegie Mellon's introductory courses.  This can build a more solid foundation for advanced study.
  2. Accept the AP credit you have earned and then take an upper level course in the same discipline or sub discipline.  The general guide would be to take upper level courses that have the introductory courses as a prerequisite.  For example:
  3. With AP credit for Chemistry, one could demonstrate mastery of the material by taking a course in Physical Chemistry (but not organic chemistry, which is also typically required).
  4. With AP credit for Physics, one could demonstrate mastery of the material by taking Physics III or another upper level Physics course such as Stars Galaxies and the Universe, Introduction to Computational Physics, or Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Consult with the Health Professions Program or the Mellon College of Science advising staff if you have questions.  Individual health professions school policies do differ; details can typically found on school admissions websites.