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 ENGL.2810 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 52 ENGL.1990 & ENGL.2990 6
College Composition 53 ENGL.1010 & ENGL.1020 6
College Composition Modular 50 ENGL.1010 3
English Literature 50 ENGL.2820 3
Humanities 50 ARHI.1050 & ENGL.2020 6
Foreign Languages Score Equivalent Credits
French Language 53 WLFR.1010 3
French Language 58 WLFR.1010, WLFR.1020 6
French Language 68 WLFR.1010, WLFR.1020, WLFR.2110 9
French Language 72 WLFR.1010, WLFR.1020, WLFR.2110, WLFR.2120 12
German Language 53 WLGE.1010 3
German Language 58 WLGE.1010, WLGE.1020 6
German Language 68 WLGE.1010, WLGE.1020, WLGE.2110 9
German Language 72 WLGE.1010, WLGE.1020, WLGE.2110, WLGE.2120 12
Spanish Language 53 WLSP.1010 3
Spanish Language 58 WLSP.1010, WLSP.1020 6
Spanish Language 68 WLSP.1010, WLSP.1020, WLSP.2110 9
Spanish Language 72 WLSP.1010, WLSP.1020, WLSP.2110, WLSP.2120 12
Social Sciences and History Score Equivalent Credits
American Government 50 POLI.1010 3
History of US I:  Early Colonization's to 1877 50 HIST.1110 3
History of US II: 1865 to the Present 50 HIST.1120 3
Human Growth and Development 50 PSYC.2600 3
Macroeconomics, Principles of 54 ECON.2020 3
Microeconomics, Principles of 56 ECON.2010 3
Psychology, Introductory 50 PSYC.1010 3
Introductory Sociology 51 SOCI.1010 3
Western Civilization I:  Ancient Near East to 1648 53 HIST.1050 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 53 HIST.1060 3
Sciences and Mathematics Score Equivalent Credits
Biology 50 BIOL.1110 & BIOL.1120 6
Calculus 50 MATH.1310 3
College Algebra 50 MATH.1200 3
Info Systems and Comp Applications 50 INFO.1600 3
Mathematics, College 50 MATH.1510 3
Natural Sciences 50 LIFE.1010 & LIFE.1020 6
Business Score Equivalent Credits
Financial Accounting 53 ACCT.2010 & ACCT.2020 6
Business Law, Introductory 50 LGST.2620 3
Marketing, Principles of 53 MKTG.2010 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: ACCT.1990
Chemistry 6 credits: CHEM.1210 & CHEM.1220 (scores of 5-7 only)
Economics 6 credits: ECON.2010 & ECON.2020 (scores of 5-7 only)
English 6 credits: ENGL.1010 & ENGL.1990 (scores of 5-7 only)
History 6 credits: HIST.2990 & HIST.3990 (scores of 5-7 only)
Language B 6 credits: Intermediate I & II (# depends on language); ex. French WLFR.2110/2120
Mathematics 7 credits: MATH.1310 & MATH.2830
Psychology 6 credits: PSYC.1010 & PSYC.2690
Sociology 3 credits: SOCI.1990 (score of 4);
6 credits: SOCI.1990 & SOCI.2990 (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 ARHI.1010 3
Art Studio: Drawing Portfolio 4 or 5 ARTS.1550 3
Art Studio: Art 2-D Design 4 or 5 ARTS.1010 3
Art Studio: Art 3-D Design 4 or 5 ARTS.1020 3
Biology 4 or 5 BIOL.1110
BIOL.1170L
BIOL.1120
BIOL.1180L
8
Calculus AB 3, 4 or 5 MATH.1310 4
Calculus AB Subscore 3, 4 or 5 MATH.1310 4
Calculus BC 3, 4 or 5 MATH.1310 & MATH.1320 8
Chemistry 4 or 5 CHEM.1210
CHEM.1220
CHEM.1230
CHEM.1240
8
Chinese Language and Culture 3 or 4
5
WLCH.1050, WLCH.1060
WLCH.1050, WLCH.1060, WLCH.2050, WLCH.2060
6
12
Computer Science A 4 or 5 COMP.1010 4
Computer Science AB 3
4 or 5
COMP.1010
COMP.1010 & COMP.1020
4
8
Economics: Macroeconomics 4 or 5 ECON.2020 3
Economics: Microeconomics 4 or 5 ECON.2010 3
English Language & Composition 3 or 4
5
ENGL.1010 or ENGL.1990
ENGL.1010 & ENGL.1020
3
6
English Literature & Composition 3 or 4
5
ENGL.1010 or ENGL.1990
ENGL.1010 & ENGL.1020
3
6
Environmental Science 3, 4 or 5 ENVI.1990 3
European History 3, 4 or 5 HIST.1050 & HIST.1060 6
French Language and Culture 3 or 4
5
WLFR.1010, WLFR.1020
WLFR.1010, 1020, 2110, 2120
6
12
German Language and Culture 3 or 4
5
WLGE.1010 & WLGE.1020
WLGE.1010, 1020, 2110, 2120
6
12
Government & Politics: Comparative 3, 4 or 5 POLI.1120 3
Government & Politics: United States 3, 4 or 5 POLI.1010 3
Italian Language and Culture 3 or 4
5
WLIT.1010, WLIT.1020
WLIT.1010, WLIT.1020, WLIT.2110, WLIT.2120
6
12
Latin: Literature 3, 4 or 5 WLLA.3030 3
Latin: Virgil 3, 4 or 5 WLLA.3030 3
Music Theory 3, 4 or 5 MUTH.1010 3
Physics 1 3, 4 or 5 PHYS.1030 & PHYS.1030 4
Physics 2 3, 4 or 5 PHYS.1040 & PHYS.1040 4
Physics C - Mechanics 3, 4 or 5 PHYS.1410 & PHYS.1410 4
Psychology 3, 4 or 5 PSYC.1010 3
Spanish Language and Culture 3 or 4
5
WLSP.1010 & WLSP.1020
WLSP.1010, 1020, 2110, 2120
6
12
Spanish Literature and Culture 3, 4 or 5 WLSP.3010 & WLSP.3020 6
Statistics 3, 4 or 5 MATH.2830 3
United States History 3, 4 or 5 HIST.1110 & HIST.1120 6
World History 4 or 5 HIST.1070 & HIST.1080 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.