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. A complete listing of subject examinations of CLEP for which the University grants credits is noted below: 

COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE Credits   Score  Equivalent
American Literature 3
50 42.281
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 6 52 42.199 & 42.299
College Composition
6 53 42.101 & 42.102
College Composition Modular 3 50 42.101
English Literature 3
50 42.282
Humanities 6 50 58.105 & 42.202

FOREIGN LANGUAGES  Credits   Score  Equivalent
French Language, Level 1 6 53 50.101 & 50.102
French Language, Level 2 12 70 50.101,102,211,212
German Language, Level 1 6 53 51.101 & 51.102
German Language, Level 2 12 70 51.101,102,211,212
Spanish Language, Level 1 6 53 54.101 & 54.102
Spanish Language, Level 2 12 70

54.101,102,211,212


SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY  Credits   Score  Equivalent
American Government 3 50 46.101
History of US I:  Early Colonization's to 1877 3 50 43.111
History of US II: 1865 to the Present 3 50 43.112
Human Growth and Development 3 50 47.260
Macroeconomics, Principles of 3 54 49.202
Microeconomics, Principles of 3 56 49.201
Psychology, Introductory 3 50 47.101
Introductory Sociology 3 51 48.101
Western Civilization I:  Ancient Near East to 1648 3 53 43.105
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 3 53 43.106

SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS  Credits   Score  Equivalent
Biology 6 50 81.111 & 81.112
Calculus 3 50 92.131
Mathematics, College 3 50 92.151
Natural Sciences 6 50 83.101 & 83.102

BUSINESS  Credits   Score  Equivalent
Financial Accounting 6 53 60.201 & 60.202
Business Law, Introductory 3 50 41.262
Marketing, Principles of 3 53 62.201

 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 Credits
EUROPEAN HISTORY 3, 4 or 5 43.105 & 43.106 6 Credits
WORLD HISTORY 4 or 5  43.107 & 43.108 6 Credits
BIOLOGY 3, 4 or 5 81.111
81.112
81.113
81.114
8 Credits
CHEMISTRY 4 or 5 84.121
84.122
84.123
84.124
8 Credits
CLASSICS-VIRGIL 3, 4 or 5 56.303 3 Credits
CLASSICS-LATIN LYRIC 3, 4 or 5 56.303 3 Credits
MACROECONOMICS  
4 or 5
49.202 3 Credits
MICROECONOMICS 4 or 5 49.201 3 Credits
FRENCH LANGUAGE  
3 or 4
5
6 Credits 
12 Credits
FRENCH LITERATURE 3, 4 or 5 50.261 & 50.262 6 Credits
GERMAN LANGUAGE 3 or 4
5
51.101 & 51.102
51.101, 102, 211, 212
6 Credits
12 Credits
US GOVERNMENT & POLITICS 3, 4 or 5 46.101 3 Credits
PHYSICS B 3, 4 or 5 95.103, 104 & 96.103, 104 8 Credits
PHYSICS C-MECHANICS 3, 4 or 5 95.141 & 96.141
4 Credits

PHYSICS C-ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM 3, 4 or 5 95.141 & 96.141  4 Credits
MATHEMATICS: CALCULUS AB 3, 4 or 5 92 131 4 Credits
MATHEMATICS: CALCULUS BC 3, 4 or 5 92.131 & 92.132 8 Credits
MUSIC 3, 4 or 5 71.101 3 Credits
PSYCHOLOGY 3, 4 or 5 47.101 3 Credits
SPANISH LANGUAGE 3 or 4
5
54.101 & 54.102
54.101, 102, 211, 212
6 Credits
12 Credits
SPANISH LITERATURE 3, 4 or 5 54.301 & 54.302 6 Credits
ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION 3 or 4
5
42.101 or 42.199
42.101 & 42.102
3 Credits
6 Credits
ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION 3 or 4
5
42.101 or 42.199
42.101 & 42.102
3 Credits
6 Credits
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 3, 4 or 5 87.111 3 Credits
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT & POLITICS 3, 4 or 5 46.112 3 Credits
STATISTICS 3, 4 or 5 92.283 3 Credits
ART HISTORY 3, 4 or 5 58.101 3 Credits
COMPUTER SCIENCE A 4 or 5 91.101 4 Credits
COMPUTER SCIENCE AB
4 or 5
91.101
91.101 & 91.102
4 Credits
8 Credits

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.