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Advanced Placement Program

All Advanced Placement (AP) courses are considered for admission in combination with an approved high school graduation credential.  Transfer credit will be assessed upon receipt of an official College Board AP transcript.   

Submitting Transcripts

Students will need to request official final transcripts to be sent directly to Kwantlen from both the high school attended/governing body and the College Board AP once all examinations have been completed. 

Advanced Placement Grade Conversion

Calculation of the AP exam grade to a percentage will be determined according to the following chart:

AP Exam Grade

Equivalent Percentage

5

96

4

86

3

80

2

70

Transfer Credit

Students who have completed Advanced Placement (AP) subjects with a score of 4 or greater will receive advanced standing in accordance with the table of equivalencies which has been established in consultation with faculty.  The table of equivalencies is reviewed and updated by the appropriate Departmental and Divisional Curriculum committees annually. 

Transfer credit will be assessed upon receipt of an official College Board AP transcript.  Students will need to request official transcripts to be sent directly to Kwantlen from College Board AP once all examinations have been completed. Learn more about transfer credit forms.

Advanced Placement (AP) Table of Equivalencies

AP COURSE

KWANTLEN COURSE EQUIVALENCIES

MINIMUM GRADE ACCEPTED

Art History

ARTH 1XXX (3)

4

Biology

BIOL 1110 (4) & BIOL 1210 (4)

4

Calculus AB

MATH 1120 (3)

4

Calculus BC

MATH 1120 (3) & MATH 1220 (3)

4

Chemistry

CHEM 1110 (4) & CHEM 1210 (4)

4

Chinese Language and Culture

MAND 2XXX (3)

4

Computer Science - A

CPSC 1103 (3) & CPSC 1204 (3)

4

English Language and Composition

ENGL 11XX (3)

4

English Literature and Composition

ENGL 12XX (3)

4

Environmental Science

ENVI 1121 (3)

4

European History

HIST 1XXX (6)

4

French Language

FREN 2200 (3) & FREN 2201 (3)

4

French - Literature

FREN 3XXX (6)

4

German Language and Culture

GERM 2200 (3) & GERM 2201 (3)

4

Government and Politics: Comparative

POLI 1145 (3)

4

Government and Politics: United States

POLI 1XXX (3)

4

Human Geography

GEOG 1101 (3)

4

Italian Language and Culture

MODL 2XXX (6)

4

Japanese Language and Culture

JAPN 2200 (3) & JAPN 2201 (3)

4

Latin: Vergil

ARTS 1XXX (3)

4

Macroeconomics

ECON 1250 (3)

4

Microeconomics

ECON 1150 (3)

4

Music Theory

MUSI 1150 (3) & MUSI 1250 (3)

4

Physics 1 or Physics C Mechanics

PHYS 1120 (4) 4

Physics 2 or Physics C Electricity & Magnetism

PHYS 1220 (4) 4

Psychology

PSYC 1100 (3) & PSYC 1200 (3)

4

Spanish Language

SPAN 2200 (3) & SPAN 2201 (3)

4

Spanish Literature

SPAN 3XXX (6)

4

Statistics

BUQU 1XXX (3) OR MATH 1115 (3)

4

Studio Art: 2-D Design

FINA 1XXX (3)

4

Studio Art: 3-D Design

FINA 1XXX (3)

4

Studio Art: Drawing

FINA 1XXX (3)

4

United States History

HIST 1XXX (6)

4

World History

HIST 1XXX (6) 4

Declining Transfer Credit

If you do not want transfer credit for AP courses, you will need to complete the Decline Transfer Credit form at least 30 days prior to the start of classes.