A score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB or BC exam or a score of 5 or higher on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Mathematics or Further Mathematics exams
• earns UCSC course credit,
• satisfies the Mathematical and Formal Reasoning (MF) General Education requirement, and
• satisfies the mathematics requirement for the Psychology major.
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
A score of 3 or higher earns 8 units of course credit.
A maximum of 8 units granted for both Calculus AB and Calculus BC exams.
IB HL Mathematics
A score of 5, 6, or 7 on the IB HL Mathematics or HL Further Mathematics earns 8 units of course credit, has course equivalency to AMS 3, Math 3, 11A, and 19A, and qualifies you to enroll in Math 11B, 19B, or 20A.
Cover your assets
Verify that your AP exam score has been posted in your UCSC portal.
If you're not completely confident that your AP or IB score will be high enough, or if you'd simply like to buff up your algebra and trig skills, you're welcome to assess in ALEKS PPL and use your ALEKS Learning Module for targeted review. Your highest score determines your placement, so you won't be risking anything—if your AP or IB exam score meets the placement criteria, your placement assessment score(s) in ALEKS won't influence your placement, but if your exam score turns out to be a mid-summer disappointment, having a head start in ALEKS can save you from a last minute scramble to complete placement before your Summer Orientation session.