AP Applicants

Admission requirements

As an AP student you must meet our general entrance requirements. For admission we consider your school results or final exams.

University credit for AP courses

Select AP courses completed with a national exam result of 4 or 5 are eligible for transfer credits consideration. Please see the table below for a list of AP transfer credits that Dalhousie currently offers.

Please note: the transfer credits a student receives may be impacted by the degree requirements of their program.

How to request AP transfer credits

Step 1: Review the AP transfer credit table

Please note:
Transfer credits are subject to change. Due to degree requirements, students in the Bachelor of Engineering program are eligible to receive a maximum of 12 credit hours of transfer credits. Please contact transfercredits@dal.ca or speak to an academic advisor for more information.

AP course Dalhousie equivalent
Art History History 2900.03
Biology Biology 1010.03 and 1011.03
Calculus AB Mathematics 1000.03 and 1010.03
Calculus BC Mathematics 1000.03 and 1010.03
Capstone: Research ASSC 1200.03
Capstone: Seminar ASSC 1999.03
Chemistry Chemistry 1011.03/1012.03 or 1021.03/1022.03 or 1041.03/1042.03
Chinese Language and Culture Chinese 1031.03 and 1032.03
Computer Science A Computer Science 1200.03 and 1999.03
Computer Science Principles Computer Science 1999.06
English Language ASSC 1999.06
English Literature and Composition English 1015.03 and 1025.03
Environmental Science Environmental Science 1100.03 and 1200.03
European History History 1020.03 and 1021.03
French Language French 1047.03 and 1048.03
French Literature French 1999.06 (elective)
German German 1003.03 and 1004.03
Greek Classics 2505.3 and 2506.03
Human Geography Geography 1035.03 and 1999.03 (elective)
Italian Language and Culture Italian 2999.06 (elective)
Japanese Language and Culture Japanese 1999.06 (elective)
Latin Virgil Classics 2401.03 and 2402.03
Latin Literature Classics 3803.03 and 3804.03
Macroeconomics Economics 1102.03
Microeconomics Economics 1101.03
Music Theory Music 1999.06 (students may consult Music Department for Music 1201.03 and 1222.03)
Physics 1 Physics 1310
Physics 2 Physics 1320
Physics C: Mechanics Physics 1190
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Physics 1290
Government and Politics - U.S. Political Science 2999.03 (elective)
Government and Politics - Comparative Political Science 2301.03 and 2302.03
Psychology Psychology 1011.03 and 1012.03
Statistics Statistics 1060.03
US History History 1999.06 (elective)
World History History 1501.03 and 1502.03

At present, transfer credit is not offered for:

  • Spanish

If you have completed AP Spanish, please contact the Spanish Department for possible Advanced Standing.

Step 2: Submit an AP transfer credit request

  1. Confirm your offer of admission by paying your admission deposit.

  2. Complete the AP Transfer Credit Request Form. You can submit your completed form before your final exam results are available. Transfer credits will be listed as pending on your academic record until an official results are received.

  3. Arrange for your AP exam results to be sent to the Registrar’s Office directly from the College Board once available. Transcripts submitted by a student’s high school are not sufficient for AP transfer credit consideration.

Please note: If you have completed post-secondary academic work, in addition to AP courses, please visit dal.ca/transfercredits for more information about how to submit a request form.

Deadlines: Transfer credit request forms and must be submitted before you complete your first semester at Dalhousie.

Processing time: 4-6 weeks.

AP scholarships

Visit entrance awards for more information about applying for our awards. 


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