Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement program transfer credit

Transfer credit and/or advanced standing are granted to students who complete AP examinations in certain transferable subjects and achieve a score of 4 or 5. Course challenge (credit by examination) is also available in some disciplines. 

To receive transfer credit for AP exams official test scores need to be sent directly to SFU from the College Board.

Conversion of APP exam grades to determine your admission average

AP exam scores may be substituted for grade 12 courses and used in the calculation of the admission average.

AP Exam Grade Equivalent Percentage
5
96
4
86
3
80
2
70

Transferable subjects are as follows:

APP examination SFU recognition
Art History
FPA 167 (3), FPA 1XX (3) Visual Art History
Biology BISC 101 (4), 102 (4)
Calculus AB MATH 151 (3)
Calculus BC MATH 151 (3), 152 (3)
Chemistry CHEM 121 (4), CHEM 122 (2)
Chinese language and culture CHIN1XX-6
Computer science A CMPT 120 (3), CMPT 1XX (3)
Computer Science Principles
CMPT 1XX (3)
Economics:
macroeconomics or microeconomics
ECON 103 (4) or ECON 105 (4)
English language and composition ENGL 1XX (3)
English literature and composition ENGL 1XX (3)
Environmental science BISC 1XX (3)
European history HIST 106 (3)
French language and culture FREN 1XX (3) or 1XX (6) depending on placement test
German language and culture GERM 102 (4) with a score of 4, or GERM 102 (4), 103 (4) with a score of 5
Government and politics: comparative POL 100 (3)
Government and politics: United States POL 232 (3)
Human geography GEOG 100 (3)
Italian language and culture
ITAL 1XX (6)
Japanese language and culture JAPN 1XX (6)
Latin: Vergil HUM 161 (3)
Music theory FPA 104 (3), FPA 1XX (3) Music Studio
Physics 1 PHYS 100 (3)
Physics 2 PHYS 101 (3), PHYS 102 (3)
Physics C PHYS 120 (3), PHYS 121 (3)
Note: These topics are not covered in APP physics C but are in PHYS 120 and 121: heat, kinetic theory, thermodynamics, wave motion, interference diffraction, geometric optics and some topics in modern physics and special relativity.
Psychology PSYC 100 (3), PSYC 102 (3)
Spanish language and culture Advanced standing in SPAN 303
Spanish literature Advanced standing in SPAN 240, SPAN 103
Statistics STAT 101 (3)
Studio Art: drawing FPA 1XX (6) Visual Art Studio
Studio Art: 2D design FPA 1XX (3) Visual Art Studio
Studio Art: 3D design FPA 1XX (6) Visual Art Studio
United States History
HIST 212 (3), HIST 213 (3)
World History
HIST 106 (3), HIST 1XX (3)