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California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA


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AP Credit Policy

AP Exams passed with a score of 3 or higher will earn a total of nine (9) units of credit, except where otherwise noted. Passed exams earn a grade of credit (CR) and are not calculated in the GPA. Credit applied may be dependent on the student's major, catalog and/or score. Courses that fulfill Cal Poly General Education Requirements include the appropriate GE Area notation. Credit extension is reviewed annually and may change if there are changes in the exams and/or Cal Poly curricula. Exam results must be sent to Cal Poly electronically from ETS .

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  • Offers placement into advanced courses


Study Options

Majors and Degrees

The college offers the following degrees: Bachelor's, Certificate, and Master's

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Special Academics Program

  • Distance Learning
  • Double Major
  • Honors Program
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Liberal Arts/Career Combination
  • ROTC, Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification
  • Visiting/Exchange Student Program

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