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Advanced Credit Using the ACT

The university will award college credit for an ACT score of 28 or higher in English or Mathematics.

Advanced Credit Using the SAT

For tests taken after February 2005 and before March 2016 (SAT), the university will award college credit for a score of 670 or higher in Critical Reading or Mathematics. For tests taken after March 2016 (SAT16), the university will award college credit for a score of 710 or higher in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing or Math.

Other Tests for Advanced Credit

Students may contact the testing coordinator to obtain further information regarding these tests:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)–Examinations. Students who are enrolled in high school honors classes offering the advanced placement program should consult with their counselors about registering for advanced placement examinations given in May each year. The university will award college credit for a minimum score of 3 on most AP exams.
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)–The testing office offers CLEP testing by appointment each semester. Students may also take CLEP tests at any other testing center and request their scores be sent to the university.
  • End of Course (EOC) Examinations–Students who possess sufficient knowledge in an academic area and wish to challenge a course for credit should contact the Testing Coordinator for information. Students may not take a challenge exam in a course that is creditable by CLEP. The university reserves the right to determine which courses may be challenged. Prerequisites for the course to be challenged must be met before testing will be approved. Regulations on credit by examination apply to end-of-course examinations.
  • Armed Forces Credit–The university will evaluate for credit appropriate educational experience in the armed services as recommended by the American Council for Education (ACE).

Applicability of Advanced Credit to Degree Program

Students should consult with the appropriate department chair or dean about the applicability of advanced credit to their graduation requirements before taking the seeking credit.

Miscellaneous Information on Advanced Credit

  • The cost for each CLEP exam is $89 plus an administrative fee of $40.
  • The cost for each EOC exam is $280.
  • The cost for each DSST exam is $85 plus an administrative fee of $40.
  • The maximum credit toward graduation that may be earned by advanced credit is 45 semester hours. The university reserves the right to evaluate tests for duplication and to define which courses available for advanced credit, the specific score required, and the credit awarded.
  • Course credit by examination may not be used to satisfy the residence requirement for a bachelor's degree.
  • Credit earned by advanced credit is marked TR on the transcript and will not count toward the computation of grade point averages. The university does not guarantee credit earned by advanced credit will transfer to another institution.
  • Students must wait three months or longer before repeating advance credit examinations.
  • Advanced credit will not be granted if the course is a prerequisite or is not as academically advanced as a course already completed.
  • Advanced credit is not available for courses in which students are enrolled. Enrollment is defined as being on the class roll after the 12th day of a long term or after the 3rd day of a short term.
  • Advanced credit will not be granted if students have previously taken the course or subject matter at any college.

Minimum Scores Required to Earn Advanced Credit

ACT–American College Testing Program–Exam is taken prior to admission to the university. Official score report is required to award credit.

ACT EXAM SCORE COURSE ID COURSE TITLE
Math 28 MAT1311 College Algebra
English 28 ENG1301 Composition Studies

SAT taken after February 2005 and before March 2016. Exam must be taken prior to admission to the university. Official score report is required to award credit.

SAT EXAM SCORE COURSE ID COURSE TITLE
MATH 670 MAT1311 College Algebra
CRITICAL READING 670 ENG1301 Composition Studies

SAT taken after March 2016. Exam must be taken prior to admission to the university. Official score report is required to award credit.

SAT 16 EXAM SCORE COURSE ID COURSE TITLE
MATH 710 MAT1311 College Algebra
EVIDENCE-BASED READING AND WRITING 710 ENG1301 Composition Studies

AP–Advanced Placement Program–College Entrance Examination Board: Courses and exams are taken in high school. Official transcripts are required from CEEB to award credit.

AP EXAM SCORE COURSE ID COURSE TITLE
Art History 3 ART2307 or 2308 Survey of Art History I or II
Biology 3 BIO1401 General Biology I
Biology 4,5 BIO 1401 and 1402 General Biology I and II
Calculus AB 3 MAT1402 Calculus I
Calculus BC 3 MAT1402 Calculus I
Calculus BC 4 MAT1402 and 1403 Calculus I and II
Chemistry 3 CHE1307 and 1107 General Chemistry I and Lab
Chemistry 4,5 CHE1307 and 1107 CHE1308 and 1108 General Chemistry I and II and Labs
Chinese Language and Culture 3 CHIN141 Chinese Language I
Chinese Language and Culture 4 CHIN141 and 142 Chinese Language I and II
Computer Science A 3 IST1325 or 2335 or 3315 Introductory Programming Principles, Advanced Programming Concepts, or Object-Oriented Programming
Computer Science Principles 3 IST1301 Foundations of Information Systems and Technology
Economics Macro 3 ECO2301 Macroeconomics
Economics Micro 3 ECO2302 Microeconomics
English Language and Composition 3 ENG1301 Composition Studies
English Literature and Composition 4,5 ENG1301 and 1302 Composition Studies
Environmental Science 3 NRC1300 Man and His Environment
European History 3 HIS2311 European History 1450 to Present
European History 4 HIS2311 and 2312 European History 1450 to Present; History Elective
French Language and Culture 3 FOL1381 and 1382 Beginning French I and II
French Literature 3 FREN231 Introduction to French Literature
French Literature 4 FREN231 and 232 Introduction to French Literature I and II
German Language and Culture 3 FOL1481 and 1482 Beginning German I and II
Comparative Government and Politics 3 GOV1301 Survey of World
United States Government and Polities 3 GOV2301 National Government
Human Geography 3 GEG1303 Beginning Human Geography
Italian Language and Culture 3 ITAL141 and 142 Beginning Italian I and II
Japanese Language and Culture 3 JAPN141 Beginning Japanese I
Japanese Language and Culture 4 JAPN141 and 142 Beginning Japanese I and II
Latin 3 FOL2303 and 2304 Beginning Latin I and II
Music Theory 3 MUS1305 and 1105 Elementary Music Theory I and Lab
Physics 1 - Algebra Based 3 PHY1303 and 1103 General Physics I and Lab
Physics 2 - Algebra Based 3 PHY1304 and 1104 General Physics II and Labs
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHY2301 and 2101 Engineering Physics I and Lab
Physics C: Mechanics 4,5 PHY2301 and 2101 PHY2302 and 2102 Engineering Physics I and II and Labs
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3 PHY2301 and 2101 Engineering Physics I and Lab
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 4,5 PHY2301 and 2101

 

PHY2302 and 2102

Engineering Physics I and II and Labs
Psychology 3 PSY1300 General Psychology
Psychology 4,5 PSY1300 and 2310 General Psychology; Lifespan Human Development
Spanish Language and Culture 3,4 FOL1401 and 1402 Beginning Spanish I and II
Spanish Language and Culture 5 FOL1401 and 1402 and 2301 Beginning Spanish I and II; Intermediate Spanish I
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 FOL3301 Introduction to Latin American Life and Literature
Spanish Literature and Culture 4 FOL3301 and 3302 Introduction to Latin American Life and Literature; Introduction to Spanish Life and Literature
Statistics 3 BUA2310 Business Statistics
Studio Art 2-D Design 3 ART1305 Foundations of Design
Studio Art 3-D Design 3 ART2305 or 3308 Explorations in Media; Three-Dimensional Design
Studio Art: Drawing 3 ART1303 Drawing I
U.S. History 3 HIS2301 History of the United States I
U.S. History 4 HIS2301 and 2302 History of the United States I and II
World History 3 HIS1316 World History and Geography II
World History 4 HIS1315 and 1316 World History and Geography I and II

CLEP–College Level Examination Program–College Entrance Examination Board: Exams may be taken at any university. Official transcript from CEEB are required to award CLEP credit.

Exam Minimum Score Course ID Course Title
American Government 55 GOV2301 National Government
American Literature 53 ENG2326 American Literature I
American Literature 58 ENG2326 and 2327 American Literature I and II
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 52 ENG2329 Analyzing and Interpreting Literature I
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 55 ENG2329 and 2330 Analyzing and Interpreting Literature I and II
Biology 54 BIO1300 Human Biology
Calculus 56 MAT1402 Calculus
Chemistry 56 CHE1307 and 1107 General Chemistry I and Lab
Chemistry 65 CHE1307 and 1107 CHE1308 and 1108 General Chemistry I and II and Labs
College Algebra 53 MAT1311 College Algebra
College Composition 55 ENG1301 Composition Studies
College Composition 63 ENG1301 and 1302 College Composition; Composition and Literature
College Mathematics 55 MAT1310 College Mathematics
English Literature 52 ENG2390 English Literature
French Language 53 FOL1381 Beginning French I
French Language 56 FOL1381 and 1382 Beginning French I and II
French Language 64 FOL1381 and 1382 and 231 Beginning French I and II; Introduction to French Literature
French Language 66 FOL1381 and 1382 and 231 and 232 Beginning French I and II; Introduction to French Literature; French Literature II
German Language 54 FOL1481 Beginning German I
German Language 55 FOL1481 and 1482 Beginning German I and II
German Language 60 FOL1481 and 1482and 231 Beginning German I and II; German Literature I
German Language 66 FOL1481 and 1482and 231 and 232 Beginning German I and II; German Literature I and II
History of the United States I 54 HIS2301 History of the United States I
History of the United States II 55 HIS2302 History of the United States II
Human Growth and Development 56 PSY2310 Lifespan Human Development
Humanities 53 AFA2350 Introduction to Fine Arts I
Humanities 56 AFA2350 and 232 Introduction to Fine Arts I and II
Introduction to Educational Psychology 54 PSY 272 Educational Psychology
Introductory Business Law 56 BUS2301 Business Law
Introductory Psychology 53 PSY1300 General Psychology
Introductory Sociology 55 SOC1300 General Sociology
Natural Sciences 53 SCI141 Natural Science I
Natural Sciences 57 SCI141 and 142 Natural Science I and II
Pre-Calculus 56 MAT1313 Pre-Calculus
Principles of Financial Accounting 52 ACC2301 Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Financial Accounting 56 ACC2301 and 2302 Principles of Accounting I and II
Principles of Macroeconomics 53 ECO2301 Macroeconomics
Principles of Management 54 BUA233 Organization and Management
Principles of Marketing 56 BUA234 Principles of Marketing
Principles of Microeconomics 53 ECO2302 Microeconomics
Social Sciences and History 55 SOC231 or 232 Social Science and History; or Sociology of Bureaucracy
Social Sciences and History 58 SOC231 and 232 Social Science and History; Sociology of Bureaucracy
Spanish Language 53 FOL1401 Beginning Spanish I
Spanish Language 56 FOL1401 and 1402 Beginning Spanish I and II
Spanish Language 67 FOL1401 and 1402 and 2301 Beginning Spanish I and II; Intermediate Spanish I
Spanish Language 70 FOL1401 and 1402 and 2301 and 2302 Beginning Spanish I and II; Intermediate Spanish I and II
Western Civilization I 54 HIST141 Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II 54 HIST142 Western Civilization II

IB–International Baccalaureate: An IB diploma or certificate must be awarded from an IB member school. Official transcripts from IBO are required to receive credit. C: certificate awarded, D: diploma awarded, S: standard level, H: higher level.

EXAM 4(D) 5 (CH/DSH) 6/7 (CH/DSH)
Biology BIO 141 BIO 141 BIO 141
Chemistry CHE 1307 CHE 1307 CHE 1307
Computer Science IST 1350 IST 1350 and 131 IST 1350 and 131
Design Engineering EGR 131 EGR 131 and 132 EGR 131 and 132
Economics ECO 2301 ECO 2301 and 2302 ECO 2301 and 2302
English A1 ENG 1301 ENG 1301 and 1302 ENG 1301 and 1302
Environmental Systems NRC 2300 NRC 2300 and 2301 NRC 2300 and 2301
French B FOL 141 FOL 141 and 231 FOL 141 and 231
Geography GEG 2300 GEG 1301 and 2300 GEG 1301 and 2300
German B FOL 141 FOL 141 and 231 FOL 141 and 231
German A1 or A2 FOL 232 FOL 231 and 232 FOL 231 and 232
History, All Regions HIS 1315 HIS 1315 and 1316 HIS 1315 and 1316
History, Africa HIS 137 HIS 137 and 237 HIS 137 and 237
History, Americas HIS 132 HIS 132 and 232 HIS 132 and 232
History, East and Southeast Asia HIS 138 HIS 138 and 238 HIS 138 and 238
History, Europe HIS 136 HIS 136 and 236 HIS 136 and 236
History, West and South Asia HIS 139 HIS 139 and 239 HIS 139 and 239
Latin LAT 131 LAT 131 and 132 LAT 131 and 132
Mathematics MAT 1313 MAT 1313 and 1316 MAT 1313 and 1316
Mathematics Methods MAT 1311 MAT 1311 and 1313 MAT 1311 and 1313
Mathematics Studies MAT 1310 MAT 1310 and 1311 MAT 1310 and 1311
Music MUS 1301 MUS 1301 and 1305 MUS 1301 and 1305
Philosophy PHI 2304 PHI 2304 PHI 2304
Physics PHY 1303 PHY 1303 and 1103 PHY 1303 and 1103
Psychology PSY 1300 PSY 1300 and 132 PSY 1300 and 132
Russian B RUSN 141 RUSN 141 and 2301 RUSN 141 and 2301
Russian A1 or A2 RUSN 2301 RUSN 2301 and 2302 RUSN 2301 and 2302
Social Anthropology ANTH 236 ANTH 236 and 2376 ANTH 236 and 2376
Spanish B FOL 1402 FOL 1402 and 2301 FOL 1402 and 2301
Spanish A1 or A2 FOL 2301 FOL 2301 and 2302 FOL 2301 and 2302
Theater Arts THA 131 THA 131 and 132 THA 131 and 132
Visual Arts Design ART 1303 ART 1303 and 1352 ART 1303 and 1352
Visual Arts History ART 2307 ART 2307 and 2308 ART 2307 and 2308