AP, CLEP, IB, Military

 

▼   English Composition I Exemption

Students who score a minimum ACT English score of 27 or SAT verbal score of 550 will be exempt from taking English 101. Official scores should be mailed to the Office of Admissions for exemption to be granted. In some major programs, the hours must be replaced with another course.

▼   Dual Enrollment

If you are a high school student and you are receiving dual enrollment credit while in high school, you must send the Office of Admissions an official transcript from the institution through which you dual enrolled. An evaluation of transfer credits will be completed prior to the semester of entry. You must have earned at least a "C" (2.0) average on all previous collegiate work attempted to satisfy the requirements.

▼   Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

Students participating in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) will be granted University credit as indicated below.


AP Course
USA Course
Score
Credit Hrs.
Studio Art: 2-D Design ARS Elective
3
3 hrs
Studio Art: 3-D Design ARS Elective
3
3 hrs
Studio Art-Drawing ARS Elective
3
3 hrs
Art History ARH 100
3
3 hrs
Biology BLY 121/121L & BLY 122/122L
3
8 hrs
Chemistry CH 131/131L
4
4 hrs
Chemistry CH 131/131L & CH 132/132L
5
8 hrs
Microeconomics ECO 215
3
3 hrs
Macroeconomics ECO 216
3
3 hrs
Language & Composition EH 101
4
3 hrs
Human Geography GEO 114
3
3 hrs
American Gov‘t PSC 130
4
3 hrs
Comparative Gov’t PSC 250
4
3 hrs
US History HY 135/136
3
6 hrs
European History HY 101/102
3
6 hrs
Calculus AB MA 125
3
4 hrs
Calculus BC MA 125/126*
3
8 hrs
Statistics ST 210
3
3 hrs
Music Theory MUT Elective
3
3 hrs
Music Listening & Lit MUL Elective
3
3 hrs
Physics B PH 114/114L
4
5 hrs
Physics B PH 114/114L & PH 115/115L
5
10 hrs
Physics C Mechanics PH 201/201L
4
4 hrs
Physics C Electricity & Magnetism PH 202/202L
4
4 hrs
Computer Science A CIS 120/121
3
8 hrs
Psychology PSY 120
3
3 hrs
French Language and Culture LG 111 & LG 112
3
6 hrs
French Language and Culture LG 111, LG 112, & LG 211 4 9 hrs
French Language and Culture LG 111, LG 112, LG 211, & LG 212 5 12 hrs

German Language and Culture

LG 151 & LG 152 3

6 hrs

German Language and Culture LG 151, LG 152, & LG 251 4 9 hrs
German Language and Culture LG 151, LG 152, LG 251, & LG 252 5 12 hrs
Latin LG 101 & LG 102 3 6 hrs
Latin LG 101, LG 102, & LG 201 4 9 hrs
Latin LG 101, LG 102, LG 201 & LG 202 5 12 hrs
Spanish Language and Culture LG 131 & LG 132 3 6 hrs
Spanish Language and Culture LG 131, LG 132, & LG 231 4 9 hrs
Spanish Language and Culture LG 131, LG 132, LG 231, & LG 232 5 12 hrs

 

*MA 126 added beginning Fall 2016. New admits only.

 

▼   CLEP

A student can receive up to 30 semester hours of credit from the General Examinations and certain Subject Examinations of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) as shown below. Official CLEP scores mailed directly from the CLEP division of the Educational Testing Service are required before credit will be awarded.


CLEP Exam - USA Credit Awarded
Hours CLEP Score
 
Awarded Required
American Government - PSC 130 3 hrs 50
     
General Biology - BLY 121/BLY 122 8 hrs 50
     
Calculus - MA 125/126 8 hrs 60
     
Precalculus - MA 115 4 hrs 50
     
General Chemistry - CH 131/CH 132 8 hrs 50
     
French - LG 111 and LG 112 6 hrs 50-59
     
French - LG 111, LG 112, and LG211 9 hrs 60
     
German - LG 151 and LG 152 6 hrs 50-59
     
German - LG 151, LG 152, and LG 251 9 hrs 60
     
Spanish - LG 131 and LG 132 6 hrs 50-59
     
Spanish - LG 131, LG 132, and LG 231 9 hrs 60
     
Into to Psychology - PSY 120 3 hrs 50
     
Intro to Accounting - ACC 211 3 hrs 50
     
Intro to Business Law - MGT 310 3 hrs

50

     
Intro to Macroeconomics - ECO 216 3 hrs 50
     
Intro to Microeconomics - ECO 215 3 hrs 50
     
Intro to Marketing - MKT 320 3 hrs 50
     
Intro to Sociology - SY 109 3 hrs 50
     
Human Growth and
Development - PSY 250
3 hrs
50
     
U.S. History I:
Early Colonizations to 1877 - HY 135
3 hrs
50
     
US History II:
1865 to Present - HY 136
3 hrs
50
     
Western Civilization I:
Ancient Near East to 1648 - HY 101
3 hrs
50
     
Western Civilization II:
1648 to Present - HY 102
3 hrs
50
     
College Composition - EH 101/EH 102 6 hrs 50
     
American Literature with Essay - EH 225 and EH 226
6 hrs
50
     
English Literature with Essay - EH 215 and EH 216
6 hrs
50
     
Humanities-General - Fine Arts and Lit Elect 6 hrs 50
     
College Mathematics - Math Electives 8 hrs 50
     
Natural Sciences-General - Bio & Nat Science Elect 8 hrs 50
     
Social Science & History - Soc Science & Hist Elect 6 hrs 50
     

 

Computer Science CLEP credit are awarded based on USA departmental recommendations. The University reserves the right to change the CLEP minimum scores and credit awarded based on recommendations by the College Board and University research.

▼   International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

Students participating in the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) will be granted credit by the University of South Alabama to those who have achieved a score of "5" or higher on the International Baccalaureate Program examinations. Individual academic disciplines will determine if a higher score is required in a particular course(s). IB Credit with a grade of at least "5" will be awarded as follows:

 

IB Discipline*
IB Exam Score
USA Credit
Art    
Social Anthropology
5
AN 100 (3 Semester Hours)
Biology
5
BLY 101 and BLY 102, or BLY 121 and BLY 122
(8 Semester Hours)
Chemistry
(Standard Level)
5
CH 101 (4 Semester Hours)
Chemistry
(Higher Level)
5
CH 131, CH 131L, CH 132, and CH 132L
(8 Semester Hours)
Computer Science
5
Credit determined by the School of
Computer & Information Sciences
Drama
5
DRA 110 (3 Semester Hours)
Economics
5
ECO 300 (3 Semester Hours)
English
5

If student completes IB degree: EH 101 and EH 102 (6 Semester Hours)
If student fails to complete IB degree: EH 101

(3 Semester Hours)

Foreign Languages
5









6 Semester Hours of credit in corresponding Freshman Language Sequence:

French: LG 111 and LG 112
German: LG 151 and LG 152
Latin: LG 101 and LG 102
Russian: LG 171 and LG 172
Spanish: LG 131 and LG 132
Chinese: LGS 121 and LGS 122
Arabic: LGS 106 and LGS 107
Modern Greek: LGS 141 and LGS 142
Japanese: LGS 101 and LGS 102

Geography
5
GEO 114 and GEO 115 (6 Semester Hours)
History
(Higher Level only)
5
HY 102 (3 Semester Hours)
Information Technology in a Global Society (Standard Level)
5
(3 Semester Hours Credit)
Accept credit for CIS 110 or CIS 150 according to major.
Mathematics
(Standard Level)
5
MA 115 (4 Semester Hours)
Mathematics
(Standard Level)
6-7
MA 115 and MA 125 (8 Semester Hours)
Mathematics
(Higher Level)
5
MA 125 and ST 210 (7 Semester Hours)
Mathematics
(Higher Level)
6-7
MA 125 and MA 126 (8 Semester Hours)
Music
5
MUL 235 (2 Semester Hours)
Music
6-7



MUL 235 (2 Semester Hours) and will be considered for additional credit in MUL 236 (2 Semester Hours). Students scoring 6 or 7 on this IB exam should contact Department Chair to request credit for MUL 236.
Philosophy
5
PHL 110 (3 Semester Hours)
Physics
5
PH 104 (4 semester Hours)
Psychology
5
PSY 120 (3 Semester Hours)

 

* All exams Standard Level unless indicated otherwise.

▼   General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced and Advanced Subsidiary Level Exams 

Credit will be awarded as outlined for examinations completed through an A/AS Level Examining Board.

AICE Subject Grade USA Course Equivalent Credit
Accounting (AS-Level) A - E ACC 155A 3
Accounting (A-Level) A - E ACC 155A 3-6
Art and Design (AS-Level) A - E ARS121, ARS 123, ARS 124, ARS 155A 3
Art and Design (A-Level) A - E ARS121, ARS 123, ARS 124, ARS 155A 3-6
Biology (AS-Level) A - E BLY 101 4
Biology (A-Level) A - E BLY 121, BLY 121L, BLY122, BLY 122L 8
Business Studies (AS-Level) A - E GEN 155A 3
Business Studies (A-Level) A - E GEN 155A 6
Chemistry (AS-Level) A - E  CH 155A 4
Chemistry (A-Level) A - E  CH 131, CH 155A 8
Classical Studies (AS-Level) A - E  GEN 155A 3
Computing (AS-Level) A - E CSC 155A 3
Computing (A-Level) A - E CSC 155A 6
Design and Technology (AS-Level) A - E GEN 155A 3
Design and Technology (A-Level) A - E GEN 155A 6
Economics (AS-Level) A - E ECO 155A 3
Economics (A-Level) A - E ECO 215, ECO 216 6
English Language (AS-Level) A - E EH 101 3
Environmental Management (AS-Level) A - E GEO 155A 3
French Language (AS-Level) A - E   LG 111 4
French Language (A-Level) A - E   LG 111, LG 112 8
French Literature (AS-Level) A - E   LG 155A 3
Further Mathematics (A-Level) A - E   MA 125, MA 126 8
General Paper (AS-Level) A - E   GEN 155A 3
Geography (AS-Level) A - E   GEO 115 3
Geography (A-Level) A - E   GEO 102, GOE 102L. GEO 155A 7
German Language (AS-Level) A - E   LG 151 4
German Language (A-Level) A - E   LG 151, LG 152 8
History (AS-Level) A - E   HY 155A 3
History (A-Level) A - E   HY 155A 6
Language and Literature in English (AS-Level) A - E   EH 101 3
Latin (AS-Level) A - E   LG 101 3
Literature in English (AS-Level) A - E   EH 101, EH 102 6
Marine Science (AS-Level) A - E   GEN 155A 3
Marine Science (A-Level) A - E   GEN 155A 6
Mathematics (AS-Level) A - E   MA 115 3
Mathematics (A-Level) A - E   MA 125, MA 155A 3
Music (AS-Level) A - E   MU 155A 3
Music (A-Level) A - E   MUL 101, MU 155A 6
Physics (AS-Level) A - E   PH 155A 4
Physics (A-Level) A - E   PH 114 & PH 115 8
Psychology (AS-Level) A - E PSY 120 3
Psychology (A-Level) A - E PSY 120, PSY 155A 6
Sociology (AS-Level) A - E SY 109 3
Sociology (A-Level) A - E SY 109, SY 155A 6
Spanish Language (AS-Level) A - E LG 131 4
Spanish Language (A-Level) A - E LG 131, LG 132 8
Spanish Literature (AS-Level) A - E   LG 155A 3
Thinking Skills (AS-Level) A - E PHL 155A 3
Thinking Skills (A-Level) A - E PHL 155A 3

 

▼     A Level Exam Credit Award  

A Level Exam Credit Award Policy:

This policy is in effect for all undergraduate students entering USA. Tests taken after a student matriculates are not eligible for credit.

For incoming new undergraduate students, Cambridge A-Level and AICE scores on file at USA are evaluated for credit at the point the student has an offer of admission. Additional scores that are received for incoming new undergraduate students will be evaluated at the time of receipt.

For continuing undergraduate students who did not send their scores prior to matriculating at USA, A-Level and AICE scores received by the university are evaluated for credit based on the AP credit equivalencies in effect at time of receipt.

Transfer students will receive the A-Level and AICE credit for college-level courses when official scores are received by the university.

Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject, whether the credit is earned by examination, Dual Enrollment, transfer credit, or course credit. If duplicate credit exists among A-Level, AP, IB, the source yielding the most credit will be awarded. Credit earned through testing will not replace graded credit in that same course.

Students may opt out of test credit if they see that acceptance of credit may disadvantage them. Students should make this request within their first year of attendance at USA.

Additional Information:

Cambridge International does not release scores on A-Level taken in June until after September of that same test year. This may impact incoming undergraduate students attending orientation sessions in summer. Students should speak to their academic advisor during orientation about potential A-Level credit that is not yet on their USA record.

For sequence courses such as foreign language, English, Math, plan to take the next course after the one for which you have received course credit. Please consult with your academic advisor for additional information.

Appeals:

If you believe that the assessment of your work and subsequent awarding of credits for such is in error, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

▼   Credit by Examination

A student may receive credit for a course by passing a locally prepared examination and by paying appropriate fees. (See “Credit by Examination”.)

▼   Military Service/ROTC Credit

A student may receive Military Science or Aerospace Science placement credit for prior military service or Junior ROTC training. Contact the Department of Military Science or the Department of Aerospace Studies for details.

▼   ASMS and ASFA  

ASMS and ASFA Credits at the University of South Alabama

Note:

1. To receive USA course credit, the indicated grade conditions must be met for each term.

2. Students must graduate from ASMS/ASFA to receive credit.

3. Students must attend USA directly from ASMS/ASFA to receive credit

4. Students satisfying these conditions will be granted University credit as indicated below:

Subject ASMS/ASFA Course USA Equivalent Semester Hours Awarded Conditions
Art History AP/Honors Art History ARH 103: Art History I or ARH 123: Art History II 3 B or higher
Biology AP Biology "BLY 121, 121L: General Biology I/Lab
BLY 122, 122L: General Biology II/Lab
8 B or higher
Chemistry AP Chemistry "CH 131, 131L : General Chemistry I/Lab
CH 132, 132L: General Chemistry II/Lab"
8 B or higher
Computer Science Computer Science 311 CSC 120: CS Introduction to Programming 4 B or higher
Computer Science AP Computer Science CSC 121: CS Introduction to Programming II 4 B or higher
English AP Senior English (British Literature) EH 215 or EH 216: Survey of British Literature I or II 3 B or higher
Foreign Languages and Literatures French 401 + French 402 + French 403 "LG 111, 112: Introductory French I and II" 6 B or higher in all trimesters
Foreign Languages and Literatures Spanish 401 + Spanish 402 + Spanish 403 "LG 131, 132: Introductory Spanish I and II" 6 B or higher in all trimesters
Foreign Languages and Literatures German 501 + German 502 + German 503 "LG 151, LG 152: Introductory German I and II" 6 B or higher in all trimesters
History AP US History HY 135: United States History to 1877 3 B or higher
Math/Stat MA 206 MA 110: Finite Mathematics 3 B or higher
Math/Stat MA 104 MA 112: Precalculus Algebra 3 B or higher
Math/Stat MA 103 MA 113: Precalculus Trigonometry 3 B or higher
Math/Stat MA 201 + MA 202 MA 125: Calculus I 4 B or higher
Math/Stat MA 203 MA 126: Calculus II 4 B or higher
Math/Stat MA 402 MA 237: Linear Algebra I 3 B or higher
Math/Stat MA 205 ST 210: Stat Reason and Application 3 B or higher
Music Theory Basic and Intermediate Theory + Aural Awareness (Basic and Intermediate) + Sightsinging (Basic and Intermediate) MUT 112: Basic Music Theory I 3 B or higher in all trimesters
Music Theory Advanced and AP Theory + Aural Awareness (Advanced) + Sightsinging (Advanced) MUT 113: Basic Music Theory II 3 B or higher
Physics AP Physics B I-III "PH 114, 114L: Physics with Algebra and Trigonometry I/Lab
PH 115, 115L: Physics with Algebra and Trigonometry II/Lab"
10 A in all trimesters
Physics AP Physics C I-III "PH 201, 201L: Calculus- Based Physics I/Lab
PH 202, 202L: Calculus- Based Physics II/Lab"
8 A in all trimesters
Studio Art Drawing ARS 121: Perceptual Drawing I 3 B or higher
Studio Art Art Foundation ARS 123: 2-D Design or ARS 124: 3-D Design 3 B or higher
Theater TH 151 Theatre Arts + TH 152 Theatre Arts II + TH 153 Theatre Production on Theatre Arts II DRA 110: Introduction to Drama 3 B or higher in all trimesters
Theater Acting/Directing III DRA 120: Acting I 3 B or higher
Theater Design Technology III DRA 130: Stagecraft 3 B or higher
Theater Design Technology III DRA 132: Costume Fundamentals 3 B or higher


Feel free to email records@southalabama.edu with questions regarding transfer credit to The University of South Alabama.