Details about Prior Leaning Credits by Examination


Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams USciences Equivalent Credits Min. Score
Art History AR101 3 4, 5
Biology *

BS109/110-General Biology I/Lab & BS119/120- General Biology II/Lab   -or-   
BS132/134-Intro Biology I/Lab & BS133/135-Intro Biology II/Lab

4 & 4
4 & 4

4, 5
Calculus AB

MA107-Precalculus & MA110-General Calculus   -or-   
MA107-Precalculus & MA122-Calculus I

3 & 3
3 & 4

4, 5
Calculus BC

MA107 & MA110 & MA221

MA107 & MA122 & MA221

3 & 3 & 4

3 & 4 & 4

4, 5
Chemistry §

CH101/102 & CH103/104

CH111/112 & CH113/114

4 & 4

4 & 4

4, 5
Chinese Language & Culture CI101 3 4, 5
Computer Science A CS201 3 4, 5
Computer Science Principles CS201 3 4, 5
Comparative Government & Politics PO101 3 3, 4, 5
English Language and Composition WR101 3 4, 5
English Literature and Composition WR101 3 4, 5
Environmental Science # BS276 3 4, 5
European History HIA01 3 4, 5
French Language and Culture FR101 3 4, 5
German Language and Culture GE101 3 4, 5
Government and Politics (US) PO101 3 3, 4, 5
Human Geography AN103 3 4, 5
Italian Language & Culture IT101 3 4, 5
Japanese Language and Culture HUX01 3 4, 5
Latin LA101 3 4, 5
Microeconomics EC201 3 4, 5
Macroeconomics EC101 3 4, 5
Music Theory MU210 3 4, 5
Physics 1 & Physics 2 – Algebra-Based ^& PY201 & PY202 4 & 4 4, 5
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism ^ PY212 4 4, 5
Physics C: Mechanics ^ PY211 4 4, 5
Psychology @ PS101 3 3, 4, 5
Spanish Language and Culture SP101 3 4, 5
Spanish Literature and Culture SPA01 3 4, 5
Statistics STA01 3 4, 5
Studio Art Drawing ARA01 3 4, 5
Studio Art 2-D Design HUX01 3 4, 5
Studio Art 3-D Design HUX01 3 4, 5
US Government & Politics PO101 3 3, 4, 5
US History HIA01 3 4, 5
World History HI101 3 4, 5

*Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Med Lab Science, Neuroscience, Pharmacy, PPEA and Misher Pre-Professional majors require a score of 5 to receive college credits

§ Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry majors require a score of 5 to receive college credits

@ Neuroscience, DrOT and Misher Pre-Professional majors require a score of 4 to receive college credits

Environmental Science majors are not eligible to receive college credits for AP environmental science

^ Physics majors are not eligible to receive college credits for Physics 1 & 2 and require a score of 5 to receive credits for Physics C.

& Students must take both Physics 1 and Physics 2 to receive credit.    

 

College-Level Exam Program (CLEP)

CLEP Exam USciences Equivalent Credits Score
Business
Financial Accounting PB316 3 50 or higher
Information Systems PBX01 3 50 or higher
Introductory Business Law PB315 3 50 or higher
Principles of Management PB323 3 50 or higher
Principles of Marketing PB319 3 50 or higher
Composition & Literature
American Literature EN318 3 50 or higher
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature EN201 3 50 or higher
College Composition# WR101 3 50 or higher
English Literature EN201 3 50 or higher
Humanities HUX01 3 50 or higher
Foreign Languages
French Language: Levels 1 and 2 FR101 & FR102 3 & 3 50 or higher
German Language: Levels 1 and 2 GE101 & GE102 3 & 3 50 or higher
Spanish Language: Levels 1 and 2 SP101 & SP102 3 & 3 50 or higher
History & Social Sciences
History of the United States I:
Early Colonization to 1877
HI201 3 50 or higher
History of the United States II:
1865 to the Present
HI202 3 50 or higher
Human Growth and Development@ PS200 3 50 or higher
Introductory Psychology PS101 3 50 or higher
Introductory Sociology SO101 3 50 or higher
Principles of Macroeconomics EC101 3 50 or higher
Principles of Microeconomics EC201 3 50 or higher
Social Sciences and History PS200 3 50 or higher
Western Civilization I:
Ancient Near East to 1648
HI101 3 50 or higher
Western Civilization II:
1648 to the Present
HI102 3 50 or higher
Science & Mathematics
Biology * # BS109 & BS119 or BS132 & BS133 6 50 or higher
Calculus # MA110 or MA122 3 or 4 64 or higher
Chemistry ^ * # CHX01 & CHX02 6 50 or higher
Precalculus # MA107 3 64 or higher

^ Physics majors are not eligible to receive college credits

*  Neuroscience majors are required the following minimum scores to receive college credits: Biology 56; Chemistry 66

PharmD, PPEA and Misher Pre-Professional students are not eligible to receive college credits

@ DrOT and Misher Pre-Professional are not eligible to receive college credits 

CLEP Exam - Not approved for credits

  • College Composition Modular
  • American Government
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • College Algebra
  • College Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences

 

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams  

IB Exams USciences Equivalent Credits Score
Anthropology AN103 3 5, 6, 7
Arabic A, B AC101 3 5, 6, 7
Art History ARX01 3 5, 6, 7
Biology & * BS109/110 & BS119/120
or
BS132/134 & BS133/135
8 6, 7
Business and Management PB120 2 5, 6, 7
Chemistry * CH101/102, CH103/104
or
CH111/112, CH113/114
8 6, 7 (HL)
Economics % EC101 or EC201 3 5, 6, 7
English A Language and Literature ENX01 3 5, 6, 7
English B ENX01 3 5, 6, 7
Film HU301 3 5, 6, 7
Geography SSX01 3 5, 6, 7
Global Politics POX01 3 5, 6, 7
History: Africa HIX01 3 5, 6, 7
History: Americas HIX01 3 5, 6, 7
History: Asia/Middle East HIX01 3 5, 6, 7
History: Europe HI301 3 5, 6, 7
Mathematics MA107 & MA110
MA107 & MA122
3 & 3
3 & 4
6, 7
Music MUX01 3 5, 6, 7
Philosophy PLX01 3 5, 6, 7
Physics ^ PY201 & PY202 4 & 4 6, 7
Psychology PS101 or PS111 3 5, 6, 7
Spanish SP101 3 5, 6, 7
Theatre Arts HUX01 3 5, 6, 7
Visual Arts HUX01 3 5, 6, 7
World Religions RS310 3 5, 6, 7
Languages: Chinese, Danish, French, German,
Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese,
Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili,
Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
HUX01 (for all) 3 5, 6, 7

& Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Science, Microbiology and Med Lab Science require HL in order to receive college credits

^ Physics majors are not eligible to receive college credits

*  Neuroscience majors are required a score of 7 to receive college credits

% Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business majors will receive elective credits PBX01

International Baccalaureate (IB) EXAMS - Not approved for credits

  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Design Technology
  • Information Technology

 

DSST Exam  

DSST EXAM USciences Equivalent Credits Min. Score
Business
Business Ethics and Society ET313 3 400 or higher
Human Resource Management PB X01 3 400 or higher
Introduction to Business PB120 2 400 or higher
Management Information Systems PB X01 3 400 or higher
Money and Banking PB X01 3 400 or higher
Organizational Behavior PB320 3 400 or higher
Principles of Finance PB318 3 400 or higher
Principles of Supervision PB323 3 400 or higher
Humanities
Ethics in America HUX01 3 400 or higher
Introduction to World Religions RS310 3 400 or higher
Mathematics
Principles of Statistics STX01 3 500 or higher
Physical Science
Environmental Science BS276 3 400 or higher
Social Science
A History of the Vietnam War HI324 3 400 or higher
Art of the Western World HUX01 3 400 or higher
Criminal Justice SO304 3 400 or higher
General Anthropology AN103 3 400 or higher
History of the Soviet Union HI311 3 400 or higher
Lifespan Developmental Psychology PS 200 3 400 or higher
Substance Abuse SO 206 3 400 or higher
The Civil War and Reconstruction HI306 3 400 or higher
Technology
Computing and Information Technology CS250 3 400 or higher
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity CSX01 3 400 or higher

DSST EXAM - Not approved for credits 

  • Business Mathematics
  • Personal Finance
  • Principles of Advanced English Composition
  • Principles of Public Speaking
  • Fundamentals of College Algebra
  • Math for Liberal Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Health & Human Development
  • Principles of Physical Science I
  • Foundations of Education
  • Fundamentals of Counseling
  • Human/Cultural Geography

 

Excelsior College Examination (ECE)

Excelsior College Examination (ECE) EXAM USciences Equivalent Credits Score
Business
Business Ethics ET313 3 C or higher
Business Law PB315 3 C or higher
Financial Accounting PB316 3 C or higher
Managerial Accounting PB317 3 C or higher
Introduction to Macroeconomics EC101 3 C or higher
Introduction to Microeconomics EC201 3 C or higher
Labor Relations PB X01 3 C or higher
Operations Management PB X01 3 C or higher
Organizational Behavior PB320 3 C or higher
Principles of Finance PB318 3 C or higher
Principles of Management PB323 3 C or higher
Principles of Marketing PB319 3 C or higher
Humanities
Bioethics: Philosophical Issues ET303 3 C or higher
Ethics: Theory & Practice ET303 3 C or higher
Introduction to Music HUX01 3 C or higher
Introduction to Philosophy HUX01 3 C or higher
Spanish Language SP101 3 C or higher
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Calculus MA110 or MA122 3 or 4 B- or higher
General Chemistry I ^ CH101 3 A
Physics ^ PY201 4 A
Statistics STX01 3 B or higher
Social Sciences/History
Cultural Diversity HUX01 3 C or higher
World Conflicts Since 1900 HIX01 3 C or higher
Technology
Introduction to Computer Programming Using JAVA CS201 3 C or higher
Introduction to Cybersecurity CSX01 3 C or higher

^ Physics majors are not eligible to receive college credits

Excelsior College Examination (ECE) EXAM - Not approved for credits

  • Business Information Systems
  • Human Resource Management
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Workplace Communication with Computers
  • College Writing
  • English Composition
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Basic Genetics
  • Contemporary Mathematics
  • Earth Science
  • Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Precalculus Algebra
  • Science of Nutrition
  • Weather and Climate
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Foundations of Gerontology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Life Span Developmental Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology of Adulthood & Aging
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • World Population

 

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