Advanced Placement & Credit by Exam

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Advanced Placement Program (APP)
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
Excelsior College (UEXCEL)
For more information and policies related to Credit for Prior Learning, see the bulletin.

 

Credit for Prior Learning 

Advanced Placement Program (APP)

Andrews University cooperates with the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) in this organization’s Advanced Placement Program (APP). Some secondary schools offer selected students the opportunity to accelerate learning by taking one or more subjects at the college level during their senior year. In May of each year, the CEEB gives a set of Advanced Placement (AP) examinations which cover this advanced work.  Examinations are graded on a five-point scale as follows:  1 – no recommendation; 2 – possibly qualified; 3 – qualified; 4 – well qualified; 5 – extremely well qualified.  The faculty at Andrews University voted to give credit to the extent of the corresponding course offered on this campus if the score is 3 or better.  There are exceptions as noted below.

AP Test 
 

Minimum
Score

 AU Course (Lower Division) # Credits
English/Communication      
English Language & Composition 4 ENGL 115 3
English Literature & Composition 4 ENGL 255 3
Language      
Chinese Language & Culture 4 ACE-Language or Elective 6
French Language & Culture 4 FREN 171 & 172 3 + 3
German Language & Culture 4 GRMN 181 & 182 3 + 3
Italian Language & Culture 4 ACE-Language or Elective 6
Japanese Language & Culture 4 ACE-Language or Elective 6
Latin 4 ACE-Language or Elective 6
Spanish Language & Culture  4 SPAN 171 & 172 3 + 3
Spanish Literature & Culture 4 Major, ACE-Language or Elective LD 9
History      
European History 3 ACE-History or Elective 3
US History 4 HIST 204 & 205  3 + 3
World History 3 ACE-History or Elective 3
Fine Arts/Humanities      
Art History 3 ARTH 220 3
Music Theory 3

ACE-Fine Arts or Elective 

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Studio Art: Drawing 3 ACE-Fine Arts or Elective 6
Life/Physical Sciences      
Biology 3 BIOL 110 4
*Biology 4,5 BIOL 165 5
*Chemistry                    4 CHEM 131               4
Environmental Science 3 BIOL 208 4
Mathematics      
Calculus AB 3 MATH 191 4
Calculus BC 4 MATH 191 & 192 4 + 4
Social Sciences      
Comparative Government & Politics 3 PLSC 225 3
US Government & Politics 3 PLSC 104 3
Human Geography 3 ACE-Social Science or Elective 3
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 225 3
Psychology 3 PSYC 101 3
Other Disciplines & Electives      
Computer Science A 5 CPTR 151 3
Statistics 4 STAT 285 3

*Not accepted for Science majors
Biology majors may receive credit for the Biology exam with a score of 5; taking BIOL 165 is highly recommended.  Chemistry may not be acceptable for pre-med majors (check Medical School current requirements).

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Andrews University realizes that students who have achieved college-level proficiency on the basis of work experience and informal study ought to receive credit for what they know, regardless of when, where, how, or from whom they learned it.  The CLEP program of the CEEB has been set up for this purpose, and Andrews University is participating in the program. Only first year in residence students – freshmen, sophomores, and juniors – may earn credits by CLEP.  It would be to the student’s advantage when planning their college program to take the test before college registration.  No credit by examination of any type may be taken during the last semester immediately preceding graduation.

CLEP Program Minimum Score AU Course/Level # Credits
English/Communication      
College Composition 50 Elective 3
College Composition Modular 50 Elective 3
Modern Languages      
*Intermediate French 62 FREN 171 4
*Intermediate German 62 Major, ACE-Language or Elective 4
*Intermediate Spanish 62 SPAN 275 4
History      
US History I - Early Colonization 50 HIST 204 3
US History II - 1865 to the Present 50 HIST 205 3
Western Civilization I - Ancient NE to 1648 50 ACE-History or Elective 3
Western Civilization II - 1648 to Present 50 ACE-History or Elective 3
Fine Arts/Humanities      
*Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 ENGL 267 3
*American Literature 50 ENGL 273 3
*English Literature 50 ENGL 371 or 372 3
Humanities 50 ACE-Fine Arts or Elective 3
Life/Physical Sciences      
*General Biology 62 BIOL 110 4
*General Chemistry 62 CHEM 131 - not for premed 4
Mathematics      
College Algebra 50 MATH 165 3
College Mathematics 50 ACE-Math or Elective 3
Social Sciences      
American Government 50 PLSC 104 3
Intro Psychology 50 PSYC 101 3
Human Growth & Development 50 PSYC 301 3
Intro Sociology 50 SOCI 119 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECON 225 3
Social Sciences and History 50 ACE-Social Science or Elective 3
Other Disciplines & Electives      
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECON 226 3
Financial Accounting 50 FNCE 206 3
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 Elective or AS Gen Bus Major 3
Introductory Business Law 50 Elective 3
Natural Sciences 62 Elective 3
Principles of Management 50 Elective or AS Gen Bus Major 3
Principles of Marketing 50 Elective or AS Gen Bus Major 3
*Equivalency for 2 or more semesters
 
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs), formerly only given to military personnel are now available to the general public through Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, New Jersey.  DANTES is complementary to the College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).

DSST Program Minimum Score AU Course/Level # Credits
History      
Civil War and Reconstruction 400 ACE-History or Elective 3
A History of the Vietnam War 400 ACE-History or Elective 3
History of Soviet Union 400 ACE-History or Elective 3
Fine Arts/Humanities      
Art of the Western World 400 ACE-Fine Arts or Elective 3
Life/Physical Sciences      
Astronomy 434 PHYS 110 4
The Race to Save Environment & Humanity 434 BIOL 208 4
Social Sciences      
General Anthropology 400 ANTH 124 3
Human/Cultural Geography 400 GEOG 110 3
Other Disciplines & Electives      
Business Ethics & Society 400 Elective 3
Business Math 400 Elective 3
Criminal Justice 400 SOCI 315 3
Ethics in America 400 Elective 3
Foundations of Education 400 Elective 3
Fundamentals of Counseling 400 Elective 3
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 400 Elective 3
Intro to Law Enforcement 400 Elective 3
Intro to World Religion 400 Elective 3
Introduction to Business 400 Elective 3
Management Info Systems 400 Elective 3
Money and Banking 400 ECON 328 3
Organizational Behavior 400 Elective 3
Personal Finance 400 FNCE 206 3
Principles of Finance 400 FNCE 317 3
Principles of Physical Science I 400 Elective 3
Principles of Statistics 400 STAT 285 3
Principles of Supervision 400 Elective 3
Substance Abuse 400 PSYC 366 3
Technical Writing 400 ENGL 220 3
Excelsior College (UEXCEL)
UEXCEL Subject Test Minimum Score AU Course* # Credits
Business & Technology      
Ethics: Theory and Practice C Elective UD 3
Human Resource Management C BSAD 384 3
Labor Relations C Elective UD 3
Organizational Behavior C Elective 3
Principles of Management C Elective or Associate Major 3
Principles of Marketing C Elective or Associate Major 3
Introduction to Computer Programming using Java C Elective LD 3
Education      
Literary Instruction in the Elementary School C Elective UD 3
English/Communication      
College Writing B Elective LD 3
English Composition B Elective LD 6
Interpersonal Communication C COMM 104 3
Fine Arts/Humanities      
Introduction to Philosophy C PHIL 224 3
Bioethics: Philosophical Issues C Major, ACE-Fine Arts or Elective UD 3
History      
World Conflicts Since 1900 C ACE-History or Elective UD 3
Life/Physical Sciences      
Anatomy & Physiology B BIOL 221 4
Earth Science B ACE-Science or Elective LD 3
Microbiology B BIOL 280 3
Pathophysiology B ACE-Science or Elective UD 3
Mathematics      
Statistics C STAT 285 3
Social Sciences      
Abnormal Psychology B PSYC 460 3
Cultural Diversity B ACE-Social Science or Elective UD 3
Foundations of Gerontology B ACE-Social Science or Elective UD 3
Juvenile Delinquency B SOCI 345 3
Life Span Developmental Psychology B PSYC 301 3
Psychology of Adulthood & Aging B ACE-Social Science or Elective UD 3
Research Methods in Psychology B PSYC 432 3
Social Psychology B PSYC 450 3
World Population B ACE-Social Science or Elective UD

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* UD - Upper Division, LD - Lower Division

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