Course Placement Information
A student may receive credit for specific UCSB
mathematics courses by having taken the qualifying exams in Mathematics stated below.
Advanced Placement Test Credit
Calculus AB and Subscore:

Calculus BC Test and Subscore:

International Baccalureate Exam Credit
Higher Level Mathematics

Cambridge International A Level Exam Credit
Mathematics Exam
Mathematics Further Exam

Calculus Placement Test (CPT)
Please note: The CPT is not Required for students who intend to take Math 34A*
This 90minute exam is for students intending to take the math 3 series (please see list below for majors that require
this series). The CPT tests a student's knowledge of those parts of algebra and trigonometry that are essential for
calculus. There is no fee for this exam and preregistration is not required. Listed below are the minimum scores required for enrolling in
calculus (Math 3A) course at UCSB:


*What is the difference between the Calculus 3 series and the 34 series? Math 34AB is a terminal series designed for students whose majors require a basic understanding of calculus and its applications in the social and biological sciences. Math 3AB is for students in the physical sciences and engineering, or for those who wish to study calculus beyond the first year. It is followed by Math 4AB and Math 6AB.
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