Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

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This page indicates how transfer credit is awarded for Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. Please note that the following rules and regulations only apply to students admitted to a degree program and who are registered at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) during the 2020/21 academic year. 


A maximum of 3.0 full credits may be granted provided a grade of at least 4 is achieved in each AP exam.


In order to receive credit, final official results must be sent directly from the College Board to Enrolment Services by no later than July 17, 2020. Details on how to request your AP scores can be found at The school code for the University of Toronto is 0982. Results issued by your school are not acceptable. 

Enrolment Services
172 St. George St.
Toronto, ON M5R 0A3


If you have taken more than one exam in the same discipline, only 1.0 full credit will be given as students are not permitted to apply more than one first year credit in the same discipline towards their degree. For example, if you have taken AP World History and AP European History, you will receive one HIS credit only.


If you wish to decline or forfeit the transfer credits awarded to you, you must email no later than October 31, 2020. The option to forfeit is only available to students who have not attended another post- secondary institution. Once forfeited, transfer credits cannot be reinstated. 


If you choose to forfeit transfer credit given for a course for which you were awarded two half credits, you must forfeit both half credits. 




Exclusion: U of T courses in which you may not enrol unless you forfeit the transfer credit.  In addition, you may not enrol in any courses that are listed in the UTSC Calendar as exclusions for these courses or the transfer credit courses. Courses may also carry restrictions, especially language courses, which prevent students from enroling.  If you enrol in any of these courses, the course will be listed as “extra” on your transcript and will not count towards your degree.

Unspecified transfer credit: A course that has no exact equivalency in the Faculty.  For example, CHMA**H represents an unspecified first year credit in Chemistry.  Unspecified credits may be used to meet prerequisite, program or breadth requirements as long as permission is obtained from the relevant Program Supervisor.

Generic transfer credit: A course for which no equivalent discipline exists.  For example, HUM – Humanities, LGG – Language, SCI – Science, SSC – Social Science.

Breadth Requirement: Of the 20 credits required to complete a degree, at least one half-credit must come from each of the following five breadth categories (Refer to the UTSC Calendar for more information):

  • Arts, literature and language (Arts)
  • History, philosophy and cultural studies (HisPhil)
  • Social and behavioural sciences (SocBeh)
  • Natural sciences (NatSci)
  • Quantitative reasoning (Quant)

Subjects not listed below may still be considered for transfer credit. The University of Toronto Scarborough reserves the right to change transfer credit policies without notice.


Course  Name 

Transfer Credit Given

Credit Value


Subject Area

Mother Tongue

Art:Studio Art-2-D Design VPSA**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
Art:Studio Art-3-D Design VPSA**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
Art:Studio Art-Drawing VPSA**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
Biology BIOA01H3, BIOA02H3 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

no credit

no credit




Calculus AB Subscore Grade no credit     X  

Calculus AB + BC



Chemistry CHMA10H3, CHMA11H3 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  
Chinese Language & Culture LGGA**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts) Y
Computer Science A CSCA**H 0.5   (BR=Quant)  
Computer Science Principles CSCA**H 0.5   (BR=Quant)  
Economics:Macroeconomics MGEA05H3 0.5   (BR=SocBeh)  
Economics:Microeconomics MGEA01H3 0.5   (BR=SocBeh)  
English Language & Composition HUMA**H 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
English Literature & Composition HUMA**H 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
Environmental Science EESA**H 0.5   (BR=NatSci)  
European History HISA04H3, HISA05H3 1.0   (BR=HisPhil)  
French Language & Culture no credit     X  
German Language no credit     X  
Government & Politics: Comparative POLA**Y 1.0   (BR=SocBeh)  
Government & Politics: United States POLA**Y 1.0   (BR=SocBeh)  
History of Art VPHA46H3 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
Human Geography no credit     X  
Italian Language & Culture no credit     X  
International English Language no credit     X  
Japanese Language & Culture LGGA**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts) Y
Latin: Literature LAT1**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
Latin: Vergil LAT1**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
Music Theory no credit     X  
Music Theory - Aural Subscore no credit     X  
Music Theory - Nonaural Subscore no credit     X  
Physics 1: Algebra-Based PHYA**H 0.5   (BR=NatSci)  
Physics 2: Algebra-Based PHYA**H 0.5   (BR=NatSci)  
Physics B PHYA11H3, PHYA22H3 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  
Physics C - Electricity & Magnetism PHYA**H 0.5   (BR=NatSci)  
Physics C - Mechanics PHYA**H 0.5   (BR=NatSci)  
Psychology PSYA01H3, PSYA02H3 1.0   (BR=SocBeh)  
Research no credit     X  
Seminar no credit     X  
Spanish Language no credit     X  
Spanish Literature SPA1**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
Statistics STAA**H 0.5   (BR=Quant)  
United States History HISB30H3, HISB31H3 1.0   (BR=HisPhil)  
World History HISA04H3, HISA05H3 1.0   (BR=HisPhil)