Jun 21, 2024  
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022 
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applicants from Advanced Placement (AP) Curriculum

Admission for high school students enrolled in the AP program is based on the higher of either the high school grade or the AP grade. An official AP transcript is required as part of the admission process. If AP grades are not available at the time of admission selections, the high school grade is used.

The grade conversion scale used to determine admission is as follows:

AP Grade Admission % Equivalent
5 96%
4 86%
3 76%
2 65%

Students who are enrolled in the Advanced Placement (AP) program must submit official AP transcripts by the document deadline (see Admission and Readmission Deadlines  ). Advanced Standing (credit or placement) in approved courses is awarded for an AP grade of 4 or 5 only (see Transfer of Credit , Advanced Placement  and Credit by Special Assessment ). For a list of eligible AP courses approved for advanced standing, refer to Admissions Chart 5. Applicants qualifying for transfer credit based on AP coursework will have the option of declining the credit on a course-by-course basis. The decision to decline credit is final and cannot be reversed. All grades earned in subsequent coursework, including failing grades, will be permanently recorded on students’ transcripts and computed into GPA calculations in accordance with the policies of the students’ Faculties. Applicants wishing to decline credit must contact the Office of the Registrar (AP@registrar.ualberta.ca) for details on necessary procedures prior to the Fall Term course registration deadline (see the Academic Schedule ).

Admissions Chart 5: AP Courses Approved for Advanced Standing

Advanced Placement Course Equivalents 

Advanced Placement Courses University of Alberta Equivalents Augustana Faculty Equivalents (Camrose)
Successful completion of all components of the AP Capstone Diploma program 100-level Open Elective (★3) AU 100-level Open Elective (★3)
Art History HADVC 1XX (★6) AUART 100 (★3) and AUART 102 (★3)
Biology BIOL 107  (★3) AUBIO 111  (★3)
Calculus AB MATH 114  (★3) AUMAT 110  (★3)
Calculus BC MATH 114   (★3) [or MATH 100  (★3.5) for Engineering only] AUMAT 116(★3)
Chemistry Students may apply to write a Credit by Special Assessment examination in CHEM 101  (★3) [or CHEM 103  (★4.3) for Engineering only] AUCHE 100-level (★3)
Chinese Language and Culture CHINA 200-level (★3) AU Language 200-level (★3)
Comparative Government and Politics POL S 100-level (★3) (not to take POL S 101 ) AUPOL 100-level (★3)
Computer Science Principles CMPUT 101 (★3) AUCSC 100-level (★3)
Computer Science A CMPUT 174  (★3) AUCSC 111 (★3)
English (Language and Composition) ENGL 100-level (★3) (not to take WRS 101 ) [or 100-level complementary studies elective (★3) for Engineering only] AUENG 100-level (★3)
English (Literature and Composition) ENGL 100-level (★3) [or 100-level complementary studies elective (★3) for Engineering only] AUENG 100-level (★3)
Environmental Science 100-level Science Option (★3) AU Science 100-level (★3)
European History HIST 100-level (★6) (not to take HIST 111  or HIST 112 ) AUHIS 100-level (★6) (not to take AUHIS 201  or AUHIS 202 )
French Language and Culture FREN 100-level (★3) AUFRE 100-level (★3)
French Literature Advanced Placement Advanced Placement
German Language and Culture GERM 100-level (★3) AUGER 100-level (★3)
Human Geography HGEO 100  (★3) AUGEA 100-level (★3)
Italian Language and Culture ITAL 100-level (★3) AU Language Option 100-level (★3)
Japanese Language and Culture JAPAN 201  (★3) and JAPAN 202  (★3) AU Language 200-level (★6)
Latin LATIN 300-level (★3) AULAT 200-level (★3)
Macroeconomics ECON 102  (★3) AUECO 102  (★3)
Microeconomics ECON 101  (★3) AUECO 101  (★3)
Music Theory MUSIC 155  (★3) AUMUS 160  (★3)
Physics B (taken 2014 and prior) PHYS 124  (★3) and PHYS 126  (★3) AUPHY 104  (★3) and AUPHY 106  (★3)
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism; plus Mechanics (taken 2014 and prior) PHYS 124  (★3) and PHYS 126  (★3) OR PHYS 144  (★3) AUPHY 110  (★3) and AUPHY 100-level (★3)
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism; plus Mechanics (taken after 2014) PHYS 144  (★3) AUPHY 110  (★3)
Physics 1 plus Physics 2 PHYS 124  (★3) (see Note 3) AUPHY 104  (★3)
Psychology PSYCO 104  (★3) AUPSY 100-level (★3) (not to take AUPSY 103)
Spanish Language SPAN 100-level (★3) AUSPA 100-level (★3)
Spanish Literature and Culture SPAN 200-level (★6) AUSPA 200-level (★6)
Statistics STAT 151  (★3) AUSTA 153  (★3)
Studio Art: 2-D Design ART 134  (★3) and DES 135  (★3) AUART 111  (★3) and AUART 100-level (★3) (not to take AUART 112 )
Studio Art: 3-D Design ART 134  (★3) and DES 135  (★3) AUART 111  (★3) and AUART 112  (★3)
Studio Art: Drawing ART 100-level (★3) (not to take ART 240) AUART 100-level (★3)
United States History HIST 100-level (★6) AUHIS 100-level (★6)
US Government and Politics POL S 100-level (★3) AUPOL 100-level (★3)
World History CLASS 100-level (★3) and HIST 100-level (★3) (not to take CLASS 110 , or HIST 110 , HIST 111 , or HIST 112 ) AUHIS 104  (★3) and AUHIS 105  (★3)


  1. Students who are eligible for Advanced Placement may register in a senior course. In the case of Language other than English courses students with Advanced Placement will be permitted to register in a senior level course after determination of their background qualifications for that course (interview, placement test, etc.). Students may also challenge a junior or senior course for credit via the Credit by Special Assessment route if they have appropriate qualifications and are eligible within the regulations.
  2. When students are instructed ‘not to take’ a specific course and a generic 100-level credit is granted, this credit may be used to meet the prerequisite for any higher level course requiring the specific course in question.
  3. Students who have not taken Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism and wish to take further Physics courses should consult the Department of Physics.