Placement Criteria
- Need MPE?
- AP Calculus AB or BC
Students must send their AP Calculus AB and/or BC Exam scores to the Office of Admissions as soon as they have accepted admittance to UC San Diego.
Once UCSD receives your AP Calculus AB and/or BC score, your results will be posted in the Student Information System, the WebReg enrollment system verifies the course prerequisite has been satisfied for your math course, and you will be allowed to enroll or waitlist that course.
If your AB Calculus AB and/or BC score does not meet the course prerequisite, then you will not be allowed to enroll in that course.
Score |
AB Exam (including AB subscores on the BC Exam) |
BC Exam |
5 |
You will receive equivalent credit for Math 20A. You may enroll in Math 20B or Math 10B and Math 18. You will not receive credit if you take Math 20A or Math 10A. |
You will receive equivalent credit for Math 20A and 20B. You may enroll in Math 20C or Math 10C and Math 18. You will not receive credit if you take Math 20A, 20B or Math 10A, 10B. |
4 |
You will receive equivalent credit for Math 20A. You may enroll in Math 20B or Math 10B and Math 18. You will not receive credit if you take Math 20A or Math 10A. |
You will receive equivalent credit for Math 20A and 20B. You may enroll in Math 20C or Math 10C and Math 18. You will not receive credit if you take Math 20A, 20B or Math 10A, 10B. |
3 |
You will receive equivalent credit for Math 10A. You may enroll in Math 10B (for 4 units) or Math 20A (for 2 units) and Math 18. You will not receive credit if you take Math 10A. |
You will receive equivalent credit for Math Math 20A and Math 10B You may enroll in Math 10C (for 4 units) or Math 20B (for 2 units) and Math 18.You will not receive credit if you take Math 10A, 10B or Math 20A. |
2 |
No college credit is given. You may enroll in Math 4C or Math 10A. |
No college credit is given. You may enroll in Math 4C or Math 10A. |
1 |
No college credit is given. You must take the MPE*. |
No college credit is given. You must take the MPE*. |
*You must take the MPE prior to your enrollment date to be able to add the class determined by your placement results.
Note: AP Statistics exam results or coursework, or coursework from precalculus or college algebra from high school or another college or university do not satisfy the prerequisites for enrollment to UCSD math courses.
Carefully check your AP score in July. Have all AP and IB scores sent to the UCSD Office of Admissions as early as possible.