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
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
American History 3, 4 or 5 43.111 & 43.112 6
European History 3, 4 or 5 43.105 & 43.106 6
World History 4 or 5  43.107 & 43.108 6
Biology 3, 4 or 5 81.111
81.112
81.113
81.114
8
Chemistry 4 or 5 84.121
84.122
84.123
84.124
8
Classics-Virgil 3, 4 or 5 56.303 3
Classics-Latin Lyric 3, 4 or 5 56.303 3
Macroeconomics 4 or 5 49.202 3
Microeconomics 4 or 5 49.201 3
French Language 3 or 4
5
50.101, 50.102
50.101, 50.102, 50.211, 50.212
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
US Government & Politics 3, 4 or 5 46.101 3
Physics B 3, 4 or 5 95.103, 104 & 96.103, 104 8
Physics C-Mechanics 3, 4 or 5 95.141 & 96.141
4
Physics C-Electricity & Magnetism 3, 4 or 5 95.141 & 96.141  4
Mathematics: Calculus AB 3, 4 or 5 92 131 4
Mathematics: Calculus BC 3, 4 or 5 92.131 & 92.132 8
Music 3, 4 or 5 71.101 3
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
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 87.111 3
Comparative Government & Politics 3, 4 or 5 46.112 3
Statistics 3, 4 or 5 92.283 3
Art History 3, 4 or 5 58.101 3
Computer Science A 4 or 5 91.101 4
Computer Science AB
4 or 5
91.101
91.101 & 91.102
4
8

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.