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AP, CLEP, and IB Courses

Southern Polytechnic State University welcomes students who have pursued accelerated academic course work while in high school or through recognized national standardized programs. Such programs include College Board's Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP).


Advanced Placement

Students may receive college credit for certain courses based on scores of the Advanced Placement (AP) Exam as follows:

AP Exam

Minimum Score

SPSU Course for Credit

Hours

Art History

3

ARTS 2001

3

Art Studio: 3-D Design

3

ARTS 2220

3

Art Studio: Drawing

3

ARTS 2010

3

AB Calculus Test

3

MATH 1111, 1113, and (2253 or 2240)

10 or 11

BC Calculus Test

3

MATH 1111, 1113, (2253 or 2240), and 2254

14 or 15

Biology (with proof of lab)

4

Biology 2107/2107L

4

Biology (with proof of lab) 

5

Biology 2107/2107L and 2108/2108L

8

Computer Science A

3

CSE 1301J

4

Chemistry (with proof of lab)

4

CHEM 1211L and 1212L

4

Chemistry (with proof of lab) 

5

CHEM 1211/1211L and 1212/1212L

8

Computer Science AB

3

CSE 1301J and CSE 1302J

8

Economics/Macro

3

ECON 2105

3

Economics/Micro

3

ECON 2106

3

English-Language/ Composition

3

ENGL 1101

3

English-Literature/ Composition

3

ENGL 1101

3

English-Literature/ Composition

5

ENGL 1101 and 1102

6

Environmental Science (without proof of lab) 

3

STS 2400

2

Environmental Science (with proof of lab) 

4

ENVS 2202K

4

European History

3

History Elective

3

French Language & Culture

4

FREN 1001 and FREN 1002

6

French Language & Culture

5

FREN 1002 and FREN 2001

6

Human Geography

3

GEOG 1101

3

German Language & Culture

4

GRMN 1001 and GRMN 1002

6

German Language & Culture

5

GRMN 1002 and GRMN 2001

6

Government & Politics: Comparative

3

POLS 3001 (former POLS 2801)

3

Government & Politics: United States

3

POLS 1101*

3

Music Theory

3

ARTS 2903

3

Physics B (with proof of lab)

3

PHYS 1111/1111L 

4

Physics B (with proof of lab)

5

PHYS 1111/1111L and PHYS 1112/1112L

8

Physics C – Mechanics (with proof of lab) 

3

PHYS 1111/1111L or PHYS 2211/2211L

4

Physics C – E&M

4

PHYS 1112/1112L or PHYS 2212/2212L

4

Psychology

3

PSYC 1101

3

Spanish Language & Culture

4

SPAN 1001 and 1002

6

Spanish Language & Culture

5

SPAN 1002, 2001, 2002

9

Statistics

3

IET 2227 or MATH 2260

3

United States History

3

HIST 2111* and 2112*

6

Western Civilization

3

HIST 1111 and HIST 1112

6

World History

3

HIST 1111 and HIST 1112

6

*In order to receive credit for HIST 2111, HIST 2112, or POLS 1101 and satisfy the constitution requirement for graduation, the student must also complete HIST 2911 with a grade of "C" or better.

Official results must be sent directly from the Admissions Testing Board of the College Board to SPSU for credit to be awarded.


CLEP Exam

Students may receive college credit for certain courses based on scores on the College Level Examination Program offered by the College Entrance Examination Board. The criteria for credit awarded under this program are as follows:

CLEP Exam

Minimum Score

SPSU Course for Credit

Hours

American Government

50

POLS 1101*

3

American Literature

50

ENGL 2130

3

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature (plus research-based writing sample)

50

ENGL 1102

3

Biology, General (with proof of lab)

50

BIOL 2107 and 2107L

4

Biology, General (with proof of lab) 

55

BIOL 2107/2107L and BIOL 2108/2108L

8

Calculus

50

MATH 2253

4

Chemistry (with proof of lab) 

50

CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L

4

Chemistry (with proof of lab)

55

CHEM 1211/1211L and 1212/1212L

8

College Algebra

50

MATH 1111

3

College Composition Modular with essay

50

ENGL 1101

3

English Literature

50

ENGL 2120

3

History of the U.S. I

50

HIST 2111*

3

History of the U.S. II

50

HIST 2112*

3

Human Growth & Development 

50

PSYC 3305

3

Humanities

50

Area C, Group 2

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

PSYC 3010

3

Introductory Psychology

50

PSYC 1101

3

Introductory Business Law

50

MGNT 3145

3

Introductory Micro/Macro Economics

50

ECON 1101

3

Introductory Sociology

50

SOCI 1101

3

Pre-calculus

50

MATH 1113

3

Principles of Management

50

MGNT 3105

3

Principles of Marketing

50

MGNT 3135

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

ECON 2105

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

ECON 2106

3

Western Civilization I

50

Area E, Group 2

3

Western Civilization II

50

Area E, Group 2

3

French Language

50

FREN 1001, 1002

6

French Language

59

FREN 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002

12

German Language

50

GRMN 1001, 1002

6

German Language

60

GRMN 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002

12

Spanish Language

50

SPAN 1001, 1002

6

Spanish Language

63

SPAN 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002

12

*In order to receive credit for HIST 2111 or 2112, or POLS 1101 and satisfy the constitution requirement for graduation, the student must also complete HIST 2911 with a grade of "C" or better.


International Baccalaureate Program

Students may receive college credit for certain courses based on scores of the International Baccalaureate Exam as follows:

Subject Taken at the Higher Level

Minimum Score

SPSU Course for Credit

Hours

Arabic Language

5

Area C, Group 2

6

American History

4

HIST 2111 and 2112

6

Biology

4

BIOL 2107/2107L

4

Biology

5

BIOL 2107/2107L and 2108/2108L

8

Chemistry

5

CHEM 1211/1211L and 1212/1212L

8

Chinese (Mandarin) Language

5

Area C, Group 2

6

Economics

5

ECON 1101

3

English

4

ENGL 1101

3

Foreign Language 

5

Area C Group 2 (Foreign Language)

3

Geography 

5

Area E, Group 4

3

History (any focus)

5

Area E, Group 2

3

Japanese Language

5

Area C, Group 2

6

Mathematics

4

MATH 1111, 1113, and (2253 or 2240)

10 or 11

Mathematics

5

MATH 1111, 1113, (2253 or 2240), 2254 and four additional credit hours based on exam content

18 or 19

Physics

5

(PHYS 1111/1111L and 1112/1112L) or (PHYS 2211/2211L and 2212/2212L)

8

Psychology

5

Area E, Group 3

3

Russian Language

5

Area C, Group 2

6

Social and Cultural Anthropology

5

Area E, Group 4

3

Official results must be sent directly from the Admissions Testing Board of the College Board to SPSU for credit to be awarded.


D.S.S.T. (DANTES Subject Standardized Test) Exams

Students can receive credit for completion of a DANTES exam with a minimum score as recommended in the ACE guide in most cases. DANTES exams already approved appear below. Before you take a DANTES exam that is not on this list, be sure the academic department that sponsors the course has approved the exam for credit.

Courses that have already been approved include:    
Introduction to Computing 45 CS 1002 2
Principles of Public Speaking 47 COMM 2400 2
College Algebra 47 MATH 1111 3
Management Information Systems 46 MGNT 3205 3
Principles of Statistics 48 IET 2227 or MATH 2260 3
Human/Cultural Geography 48 GEOG 1101 3
General Anthropology 47 ANTH 1102 3
Introduction to World Religions 48 RELG 1200 3
Environment and Humanity 48 STS 2400 2
Introduction to the Modern Middle East 48 Area E, Group 4 3
Life Span Developmental Psychology 46 PSYC 3305 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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