A.13.2 Advanced Placement (AP) Program

AP students automatically receive advanced credit or advanced placement in approved courses where they present grades of 4 or higher. In the case of advanced credit, a grade of "CR" will be recorded on the student's record. Official AP transcripts are required as part of the evaluation process.

AP Course

University of Calgary Equivalent

Art History

Art History 201/203

Art Studio (Drawing Portfolio)

Art 241/243

Art Studio (2-D Portfolio)

Art 231

Art Studio (3-D Portfolio)

Art 233


Biology 243*

Calculus AB

Mathematics 265

Calculus BC

Mathematics 275


Chemistry 201/203 or 209 (Schulich School of Engineering only)

Chinese Language and Culture

Chinese 207

Computer Science A

Computer Science 217**

Economics (Microeconomics)

Economics 201

Economics (Macroeconomics)

Economics 203

English (Language & Composition)

3 units junior English+

English (Literature & Composition)

3 units junior English+

Environmental Science

3 units junior Science

French Language and Culture

French 227

German Language and Culture

German 333

Government & Politics (Comparative)

Political Science 201

Government & Politics (United States)

3 units junior Political Science+

History (European History)

History 201

History (United States History)

3 units junior History+

History (World History)

3 units junior History+

Human Geography

3 units junior Geography++

Italian Language and Culture

Italian 301

Japanese Language and Culture

Japanese 207


Latin 303

Music (Theory)

Music 211

Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism)

3 units junior Physics+ or Physics 259 (Schulich School of Engineering only)

Physics C (Mechanics)

Physics 221

Physics 1

3 units junior Physics***

Physics 2

3 units junior Physics***


Psychology 200

Spanish Language

Spanish 303

Spanish Literature and Culture

Spanish 321


Statistics 213

*Students awarded Biology 243 credit for AP Biology or IB Higher Level Biology will still be required to complete Biology 241.
**Students who successfully complete a challenge examination may receive credit for Computer Science 231 in lieu of Computer Science 217.
***Not acceptable in lieu of Physics 211/221 or 223.
†"Junior" refers to credit at the 200 level, but for which no direct University of Calgary equivalency exists.
††Students who wish to major in Geography will be required to take Geography 251.

A.13.1 International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
A.13.2 Advanced Placement (AP) Program
A.13.3 General Certificate of Education - Advanced Levels

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