Department ofComputer Science & Computer Engineering

AP Computer Science Now Counts as
Math or Science Credit

According to, Governor Inslee signed House Bill 1472 May 14, 2013, to allow Washington schools to count the advanced placement (AP) computer science class as a math or science credit. Since computer science skills are in such high demand and many jobs in the state go unfilled because the right skills are lacking, accessing strong computer science education is much needed.  Instead of previously counting an AP computer science as an elective, high schools now have the opportunity to offer this course for academic credit.  For more detail about this house bill, and to read the full article, refer to link above.  In addition to the article, you may want to see some of the photographs and a summary of Governor Inslee signing this important bill; refer to