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Advanced Placement Exam Score Equivalents & Credit

UNM encourages prospective freshmen to take challenging college preparatory courses in high school. College level credit may be awarded by UNM for certain scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. This credit often fulfills degree requirements and potentially may shorten the amount of time it takes to earn an undergraduate degree. If you take AP, IB or CLEP exams, be sure to have the testing service send your official score reports to the University of New Mexico.

CEEB Advanced Placement Program Students who took advanced placement courses in high school, and earned a score of three or higher on the exam, may be eligible for college credit. Score reports should be sent from the College Board directly to the UNM Office of Admissions.

Placement and credit is awarded by department and is subject to change:
Subject ExamMin ScoreUNM Course EquivalentUNM Credits
Art
Art History3 or 4ArtH 11203
5ArtH 2110 (3 Hrs) & 2120 (3 Hrs)6
Studio Art: Drawing3, 4, or 5Arts 1610 (3 Hrs)3
Studio Art: 2D Design3Arts 1240 (3 Hrs)3
Studio Art: 2D Design4 or 5Arts 1240 (3 Hrs) & Arts 2610 (3 Hrs)6
Studio Art: 3D Design3Arts 1240 (3 Hrs)3
Studio Art: 3D Design4 or 5Arts 1240 (3 Hrs) & Arts 2610 (3 Hrs)6
Biology
Biology3Biol 1140 (3 Hr) & Biol 1140L (1 Hr)4
Biology4Biol 2110 (4 Hrs)4
Biology5Biol 2110C (4 Hrs) & Biol2T** (4 Hrs)8
Chemistry
Chemistry3Chem 1120C (4 Hrs)4
4Chem 1215 & Chem 1215L4
5Chem 1215, Chem 1215L, Chem 1225, & Chem 1225L8
Computer Science
Computer Science A3CS 152L3
Computer Science A4 or 5CS 251L3
Computer Science Principles3, 4, or 5CS 259L3
Economics
Macroeconomics3, 4, or 5Econ 2110 (3 Hrs)3
Microeconomics3, 4, or 5Econ 2120 (3 Hrs)3
English
English Language & Composition3 or 4Engl 1110 (3 Hrs)3
English Language & Composition5Engl 1110 (3 Hrs) & Engl 1120 (3 Hrs)6
English Literature & Composition3 or 4Engl 1110 (3 Hrs)3
English Literature & Composition5Engl 1120 (3 Hrs) & Engl 1410 (3 Hrs)6
Environmental Science
Environmental Science3, 4, or 5Geol 1120 (3 Hrs) & Geol 1120L (1 Hr)4
Geography
Human Geography3, 4, or 5Geog 1165 (3 Hrs)3
History
European History3Hist 11503
European History4 or 5Hist 1150 & Hist 11606
US History3Hist 11103
4 or 5Hist 1110 & Hist 11206
World History3Hist 11503
4 or 5Hist 1150 & Hist 11606
Languages
Chinese Lang & Cult3Chin 11306
4 or 5Chin 1130 and Chin 114012
French Language & Culture3Fren 1110 & Fren 11206
4Fren 1110, Fren 1120, & Fren 21109
5Fren 1110, Fren 1120, Fren 2110, & Fren 212012
French Lit3Fren 2110 & Fren 21206
4Fren 2110, Fren 2120, Fren 3019
5Fren 2110, Fren 2120, Fren 301, & Fren 30212
German Language3Grmn 1110 (3 Hrs) & Grmn 1120 (3 Hrs)6
 4Grmn 1110 (3 Hrs), Grmn 1120 (3 Hrs), & Grmn 2110 (3 Hrs)9
 5Grmn 1110 (3 Hrs), Grmn 1120 (3 Hrs), Grmn 2110 (3 Hrs), & Grmn 2120 (3 Hrs)12
Italian Language & Culture3Ital 1130 (6 Hrs)6
4 or 5Ital 1130 (6 Hrs) & Ital 213012
Japanese Language & Culture3Japn 11306
4 or 5Japn 1130 & Japn 113512
Latin3Lain 1110 (3 Hrs) & Latn 1120 (3 Hrs)6
4Latn 1110 (3 Hrs), Latn 1120 (3 Hrs), & Latn 2110 (3 Hrs)9
5Latn 1110 (3 Hrs), Latn 1120 (3 Hrs), Latn 2110 (3 Hrs), & Latn 2120 (3 Hrs)12
Spanish Language & Culture3Span 1110 (3 Hrs) & Span 1120 (3 Hrs)6
4 or 5Span 1110 (3 Hrs), Span 1120 (3 Hrs), Span 2110 (3 Hrs), Span 2120 (3 Hrs), & Span 302 (3 Hrs)15
Spanish Literature4Span 3023
5Span 302 & Span 3076
Math
Calculus AB3Math 1240 (3 Hrs)3
Calculus AB4 or 5Math 1240 & Math 15127
Calculus BC3Math 1240 7 Math 15127
Calculus BC4 or 5Math 1240, Math 1512, & Math 152211
Statistics3, 4, or 5Math 13503
Music
Music Theory3Mus 150 & Mus 150L4
4 or 5Mus 150, 150L, Mus 152, & Mus 152L8
Physics
Physics 13, 4, or 5Phys 1230 & Phys 1230L4
Physics 23, 4, or 5Phys 1240 & Phys 1240L4
Physics C : Mechanics3, 4, or 5Phys 1310 (3 Hrs) & Phys 1310L (1 Hr)4
Physics C: Elec & Magnetism3, 4, or 5Phys 1320 (3 Hrs) & Phys 1320L (1 Hr)4
Political Science
Govt & Politics: Comparative3, 4, or 5PolS 2110 (3 Hrs)3
Govt & Politics: US3, 4, or 5PolS 11203
Psychology
Psychology3, 4, or 5Psyc 11103

College Board retains student exams for only six months.

Office of Admissions Contacts

Mailing Address:

PO Box 4895
Albuquerque, NM 87196-4895

Phone:

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Physical Location:

Student Support and Service Center
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Albuquerque, NM 87131

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