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Cuesta College

San Luis Obispo, CA


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AP Credit Policy

A student who earns a score of 3 or higher on a College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exam in a subject area that is similar to a subject area required for the Cuesta local General Education (GE) pattern may use the AP exam in lieu of a college course to satisfy the local GE area. In addition, for purposes of attaining 60 degree applicable units needed to earn an Associate's degree, Cuesta will award the same amount of unit credit for each AP exam as is awarded by the California State University system. (e.g. AP U.S. History is awarded 6 semester credits towards an Associate's degree). The acceptance of an AP exam in satisfaction of a major-specific course work is a decision made by the faculty at the college or university that will be awarding the degree. The determination about whether an individual AP exam is accepted in lieu of major specific course work for a particular major varies significantly from campus to campus. On a case-by-case basis, decisions about the applicability of an AP exam towards a major specific course required for a local Cuesta College degree (non-transfer) may be made by Cuesta discipline faculty.

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Majors and Degrees

The college offers the following degrees: Certificate and Associate

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Special Academics Program

  • Cooperative Education
  • Distance Learning
  • Double Major
  • English as a Second Language
  • Honors Program
  • Independent Study
  • Student-Designed Major
  • Study Abroad
  • Weekend College

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