Advanced Placement

AP Policy for students entering Fall 2017 and beyond:

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of college level courses and examinations for high school students.  AP exams are given once each year in May at participating high schools.  Gonzaga requirements for granting credit for individual AP subject exams are listed below. 

Please contact the Office of Admission with specific questions.
AP EXAM
TEST SCORE (Minimum) CREDIT OFFERED
CLASS WAIVED
Art, History 4 (non-majors/minors only) 3 VART 115
5 3 VART 190
Art, Studio 2-D Design 4 or 5 (non-majors/minors only) 3 Fulfills Fine Arts & Design Core Requirement or General Arts & Sciences Elective
5 (majors only) * *Requires Portfolio Review by Studio Art Faculty
Art, Studio 3-D Design 4 or 5 (non majors/minors only) 3 Fulfills Fine Arts & Design Core Requirement or General Arts & Sciences Elective
5 (majors only) * *Requires Portfolio Review by Studio Art Faculty
Art, Studio Drawing 4 or 5 (non majors/minors only) 3 Fulfills Fine Arts & Design Core Requirement or General Arts & Sciences Elective
5 (majors only) * *Requires Portfolio Review by Studio Art Faculty
Biology 4 or 5 3 Biology 104 & 104L
5 (majors only) 3 Biology 105 (no lab credit)
Chemistry 4 3 Chemistry 104 & 104L
5 3 or 4 3 credits for Chemistry 104 & 104L

                            OR

3 credits for Chemistry 101 and 1 credit for 101L
Chinese, Language 4 4 Chinese 101
5 8 Chinese 101 and 102
Computer Science A 4 3 Computer Science 121
Economics, Micro 4 3 Economics 201
Economics, Macro 4 3 Economics 202
English, Language and Composition 4 3 English 190
5 3 English 101
English, Literature and Composition 4 or 5 3 English 102
Environmental Science 4 or 5 3 Biology 104 & 104L
5 (majors only) 3 Environmental Science 103 (no lab credit)
French, Language 4 4 French 101
5 8 French 101 and 102
German, Language 4 4 German 101
5 8 German 101 and 102
Government and Politics, Comparative 4 3 Political Science 103
Government and Politics, U.S. 4 3 Political Science 101
History, European 4 3 History 102
History, U.S. 4 3 History 201
History, World 4 3 History 112
Italian, Language 4 4 Italian 101 and 101L
5 8 Italian 102 and 102L
Japanese, Language 4 4 Japanese 101
5 8 Japanese 101 and 102
Latin Literature 4 3 Latin 201
Math, Calculus, AB 4 4 Math 157
Math, Calculus, BC 4 4 Math 157
5 8 Math 157 and 258
Music: Aural & Non-aural 4 (both sections) 1 Music 161L
Music Listening/Literature 4 3 Music 171
Music Theory 4 3 Music 161
Physics B 4 3 Physics 104 & 104L
5 9 4 credits for Physics 101 / 4 credits for Physics 102 / 1 credit for Physics 102L
Physics 1 4 3 Physics 104 & 104L
5 4 Physics 101
Physics 2 4 3 Physics 104 & 104L
5 5 4 credits for Physics 102 / 1 credit for Physics 102L
Physics C, Electricity & Magnetism 4 or 5 3 or 4 3 credits for Physics 104/104L OR if the student has already received Physics 104 credit for other AP work, the student will receive 3 credits for Physics 125 and 1 credit for Physics 125L
Physics C, Mechanics 4 3 Physics 104 & 104L
5 3 3 credits for Physics 104/104L and eligibility to take departmental exam for 4 credits for Physics 103 and 0 credit for Physics 103L (no lab credit)
Psychology 4 3 Psychology 101
Spanish, Language 4 4 Spanish 101
5 8 Spanish 101 and 102
Statistics 4 3 Math 121