Prior Learning Credit Opportunities

Andrews University recognizes that students may have college-level learning that is not documented through credits transferred from other accredited higher education institutions.  Visit our Credit for Prior Learning webpages for more information about five methods used to evaluate personal and professional development for requested credit awards.

The following equivalency tables document which official records can be articulated directly, and what credit will be awarded.

Advanced Standing

Some high school studies are completed at a level equivalent to first year university studies. These tables show the minimum score, equivalent class and number of credits that will be articulated.

Advanced Level (A-Level)
Advanced Placement (AP)
Cambridge Pre-U
International Baccalaureate (IB)

Credit By Exam

One way to evaluate the academic rigor of prior learning outside of academic settings is through passing standardized USA higher education examinations. Credit by exam is awarded by Andrews University when official transcripts from CLEP, DSST or UExcel has scores above the minimums in the tables linked below. These tables show how many credits will be awarded for specific Andrews classes or the area of program requirements. (As credit recommendations by the American Council of Education are updated for each of these examining bodies, Andrews University departmental chairs will review and update any changes.)

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Dantes Subject Standardized Test (DSST)

Excelsior College (UExcel)