LMU participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Students may be granted credit at the time of entrance into the University for subjects in which they have completed the AP examinations with minimum score of 4. When official scores have been received from the College Board, applicants will be notified of the advanced placement and course credit in accordance with the following table.

Note that an essay is required for all examinations offering optional essays.

AP Exam Number of Semester Hours Awarded Equivalent LMU Course(s)
Art History 8 ARHS 2000 and ARHS 2002 
Biology 6 No specific course
Calculus AB 4 MATH 131 
Calculus BC 8 MATH 131 and MATH 132 
Chemistry 4 No specific course
Chinese Language and Culture 8 CHIN 2101 and CHIN 2102 
Comparative Government and Politics 4 POLS 1400 
Computer Science A 3 CMSI 185 
Computer Science Principles 3 CMSI 182 
English Language and Composition 4 No specific course
English Literature and Composition 4 No specific course
Environmental Science 3 ENVS 101 
European History 4 HIST 1200 
French Language and Culture 8 FREN 2101 and FREN 2102 
German Language and Culture 8 GRMN 2101 and GRMN 2102 
Human Geography 4 GEOG 1000 
Italian Language and Culture 8 ITAL 2101 and ITAL 2102 
Japanese Language and Culture 8 JAPN 2101 and JAPN 2102 
Latin 8 CLAR 1115 and CLAR 1125 
Macroeconomics 4 ECON 1200 
Microeconomics 4 ECON 1100 
Music Theory 3 No specific course
Physics C: Mechanics 4 PHYS 101 
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 4 PHYS 201 
Physics 1: Algebra-based 4 PHYS 253 
Physics 2: Algebra-based 4 PHYS 254 
Psychology 4 No specific course
Spanish Language and Culture 8 SPAN 2101 and SPAN 2102 
Spanish Literature and Culture 8 No specific course
Statistics 3 MATH 104 
Studio Art: Drawing 6 No specific course
Studio Art: 2D Design 3 No specific course
Studio Art: 3D Design 3 No specific course
United States Government and Politics 4 POLS 1200 
United States History 4 HIST 1300 
World History 4 HIST 1050