Riverside Community College District recognizes the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Students will be granted credit for Advanced Placement examinations with a score of 3, 4 or 5 in specified subject areas. Advanced Placement subject credit is granted for the fulfillment of Riverside Community College District programs only. Other colleges or universities may have different policies concerning Advanced Placement. Therefore, the transfer institution will reevaluate the Advanced Placement scores based upon their own college policies.
Students who have successfully completed AP exams with scores of 3, 4 or 5 may earn credit towards GE and graduation requirements, IGETC, and CSU GE Breadth Certifications. Please refer to the RCCD AP Credit Chart for specific information on how AP credits are applied to each of these categories. Official AP Scores must be sent to the Admissions and Records office for official evaluation. Course credit and units granted for AP exams at Riverside City, Norco, and Moreno Valley Colleges may differ from course credit and units granted by a transfer institution. For CSU GE and IGETC certifications, AP unit and area credit is awarded as approved by the CSU and UC systems (see CSU GE and IGETC columns on the RCCD AP Credit Chart). This is not always the same area or units for CSU GE/IGETC certification as our own equivalent course would receive.
Students should always see a counselor to review the applicability of AP credits towards the different academic requirements.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit
Students who have successfully completed IB exams with scores of 5, 6 or 7 may earn credit towards RCC GE and graduation requirements, IGETC, and CSU GE Breadth Certifications. For CSU GE and IGETC certifications, IB unit and area credit is awarded as approved by the CSU and UC systems. A score of 4 on certain exams may be acceptable for CSU GE only. Check with a counselor for more information. Please refer to the RCCD IB Credit Chart for specific information on how IB credits are applied to each of these categories.
Duplication of AP/IB and College Courses
Students, please be advised that college courses taken before or while attending an RCCD college may duplicate IB or AP examinations. If an IB or AP exam duplicates a college course or vice versa, a student will be awarded credit for only one.