Undergraduate Admissions Policies

Advanced Placement Policies for Baccalaureate Applicants

Students entering the university as freshmen or as transfer students may elect to challenge required courses through established procedures cited below. University departments reserve the right to refuse the granting of credit for those examinations which are presented by a student for his or her major(s). Equivalency credit is granted for laboratory components of science courses only through examinations of university departments. Accordingly, science credits which are granted through the College Level Examination Program and Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board do not waive any specified laboratory requirement, including those of the university core curriculum.


College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Entering freshmen and transfer students may be granted university credit for subject examinations of the College Level Examination Program when they have achieved scores which are on or above the 'C' grade level. Once matriculated, a student must obtain permission from his/her department chair of program coordinator and submit an academic petition to have CLEP credits awarded. A complete listing of subject examinations of CLEP for which the University grants credits is noted below:

Composition and Literature Score Equivalent Credits
American Literature 50
42.281 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 52
42.199 & 42.299 6
College Composition 53
42.101 & 42.102 6
College Composition Modular 50
42.101 3
English Literature 50
42.282 3
Humanities 50
58.105 & 42.202 6
Foreign Languages Score Equivalent Credits
French Language
53
50.101
3
French Language
58
50.101, 50.102
6
French Language
68
50.101, 50.102, 50.211
9
French Language
72
50.101, 50.102, 50.211, 50.212
12
German Language
53
51.101
3
German Language
58
51.101, 51.102
6
German Language
68
51.101, 51.102, 51.211
9
German Language
72
51.101, 51.102, 51.211, 51.212
12
Spanish Language
53
54.101
3
Spanish Language
58
54.101, 54.102
6
Spanish Language
68
54.101, 54.102, 54.211
9
Spanish Language 72 54.101, 54.102, 54.211, 54.212 12
Social Sciences and History Score Equivalent Credits
American Government
50
46.101
3
History of US I:  Early Colonization's to 1877
50
43.111
3
History of US II: 1865 to the Present
50
43.112
3
Human Growth and Development
50
47.260
3
Macroeconomics, Principles of
54
49.202
3
Microeconomics, Principles of
56
49.201
3
Psychology, Introductory
50
47.101
3
Introductory Sociology
51
48.101
3
Western Civilization I:  Ancient Near East to 1648
53
43.105
3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present
53
43.106
3
Sciences and Mathematics Score Equivalent Credits
Biology 50
81.111 & 81.112
6
Calculus 50
92.131
3
College Algebra 50 92.120 3
Info Systems and Comp Applications 50 90.160 3
Mathematics, College 50
92.151
3
Natural Sciences 50
83.101 & 83.102
6
Business Score Equivalent Credits
Financial Accounting 53
60.201 & 60.202
6
Business Law, Introductory 50
41.262
3
Marketing, Principles of 53
62.201
3
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

Higher Level (HL) Exam Only Transfer Credit Awarded with Scores of 4-7 (unless otherwise noted)
Accounting/Finance 3 credits: 60.199
Chemistry 6 credits: 84.121 & 84.122 (scores of 5-7 only)
Economics 6 credits: 49.201 & 49.202 (scores of 5-7 only)
English 6 credits: 42.101 & 42.199 (scores of 5-7 only)
History 6 credits: 43.299 & 43.399 (scores of 5-7 only)
Language B 6 credits: Intermediate I & II (# depends on language); ex. French 50.211/50.212
Mathematics 7 credits: 92.131 & 92.283
Psychology 6 credits: 47.101 & 47.269
Sociology 3 credits: 48.199 (score of 4);
6 credits: 48.199 & 48.299 (score of 5-7 only)
Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board

Entering freshmen who have demonstrated college level proficiency through Advanced Placement examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board may be granted university credit for scores of 5, 4, and 3. Credit will not be given for scores of 2 or 1.

The following is a listing of Advanced Placement Examinations for which the university grants course credit:

AP Test Name Score Equivalent Credits
Art History 3, 4 or 5 58.101 3
Biology 3, 4 or 5 81.111
81.112
81.113
81.114
8
Calculus AB 3, 4 or 5 92.131 4
Calculus AB Subscore 3, 4 or 5 92.131 4
Calculus BC 3, 4 or 5 92.131 & 92.132 8
Chemistry 4 or 5 84.121
84.122
84.123
84.124
8
Classics-Latin Lyric 3, 4 or 5 56.303 3
Classics-Virgil 3, 4 or 5 56.303 3
Comparative Government & Politics 3, 4 or 5 46.112 3
Computer Science A 4 or 5 91.101 4
Computer Science AB 3
4 or 5
91.101
91.101 & 91.102
4
8
English Language & Composition 3 or 4
5
42.101 or 42.199
42.101 & 42.102
3
6
English Literature & Composition 3 or 4
5
42.101 or 42.199
42.101 & 42.102
3
6
Environmental Science 3, 4 or 5 87.199 3
European History 3, 4 or 5 43.105 & 43.106 6
French Language 3 or 4
5
50.101, 50.102
50.101, 102, 211, 212
6
12
French Literature 3, 4 or 5 50.261 & 50.262 6
German Language 3 or 4
5
51.101 & 51.102
51.101, 102, 211, 212
6
12
Macroeconomics 4 or 5 49.202 3
Microeconomics 4 or 5 49.201 3
Music 3, 4 or 5 71.101 3
Physics 1 3, 4 or 5 95.103 & 96.103 4
Physics 2 3, 4 or 5 95.104 & 96.104 4
Physics C-Mechanics 3, 4 or 5 95.141 & 96.141 4
Psychology 3, 4 or 5 47.101 3
Spanish Language 3 or 4
5
54.101 & 54.102
54.101, 102, 211, 212
6
12
Spanish Literature 3, 4 or 5 54.301 & 54.302 6
Statistics 3, 4 or 5 92.283 3
US Government & Politics 3, 4 or 5 46.101 3
United States History 3, 4 or 5 43.111 & 43.112 6
World History 4 or 5 43.107 & 43.108 6
Foreign Language Achievement Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board

University credit is granted on the recommendation of the Department of Languages to entering freshmen who have demonstrated satisfactory language competency through the Language Achievement tests of the College Entrance Examination Board. University credit on the intermediate course level will be given to students achieving scores of 550 or better. Such credit will satisfy any language proficiency requirement specified for students by their major departments.

Course Credit Limits Through Advanced Placement with Credit

The maximum number of credits that may be granted to any student through advanced placement procedures, including departmental equivalency examinations, is 30 semester credits. Under no circumstances will duplicate examination credit be granted to students who present formal course work for transfer. Nor will examination credit be granted to transferring students for the purposes of reducing either the major field residency requirement of 15 credits or the general residency requirement of 30 credits in university courses.