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AP, CLEP & IB Credit

Advanced Placement and College Level Examination Program

Susquehanna recognizes exceptional high school achievement by participating in the Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of The College Board. Students may earn academic credit for entry-level courses by superior performance on examinations. An AP score of 4 or 5 receives the equivalent of four semester hours of course credit. A CLEP score at or above the 50th percentile in an appropriate examination receives the equivalent of four semester hours of course credit.

Students who earn exemption or credit through examination for a specific course may not subsequently enroll in and receive credit for the same course. They also may not enroll in any lower-level course in the same department without the permission of the department head. Students must make arrangements with The College Board to have an official copy of their AP or CLEP results sent directly to the Susquehanna University Office of the Registrar.

International Baccalaureate Credit Policy

Susquehanna University recognizes the intellectual rigor, high academic standards, and emphasis on international understanding and responsible citizenship of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. An IB score of 5 or greater receives the equivalent of four semester hours of course credit. IB certificate recipients may receive credit for up to two courses in each subject area for which a higher-level examination score of five or more has been achieved, subject to final confirmation by the appropriate university department.

AP Credit Policy

Test Name Min. Acceptable Score Semester Hours Susquehanna Equivalent
Art History 4 4 Sem. Hours Artistic Expression
Biology 4 4 Sem. Hours BIOL-010 Issues in Biology
Calculus AB 4 4 Sem. Hours MATH-111 Calculus I
Calculus BC 3 4 Sem. Hours or 8 Sem. Hours An AP score of 3 equates to MATH-111 Calculus I for 4 sem. hours or AP scores of 4 or 5 equate to MATH-112 Calculus II for 8 sem. hours
(A student may not earn credit for
both Calculus AB and Calculus BC.)
Chemistry 4 4 Sem. Hours CHEM-100 Trends in Chemistry
(Students with AP scores of 5 may be
given credit for General Chemistry I,
pending a review by the
Chemistry Department Head.)
Comparative Government and Politics 4 4 Sem. Hours POLI-121 Comparative Government and Politics
Computer Science A         4 4 Sem. Hours CSCI-181 Principles of Computer Science
English Language/Composition 4 4 Sem. Hours ENGL-100 Writing and Thinking
if student in Honors Program then
Writing Intensive Credit
English Literature/Composition 4 4 Sem. Hours ENGL-100 Writing and Thinking
if student in Honors Program or has taken
AP English Language examination then
Writing Intensive Credit
Environmental Science 4 4 Sem. Hours EENV-101 Environmental Science
European History 4 4 Sem. Hours History Elective
not for Central Curriculum
(Students may apply only one AP history
course to the history major or minor 100-level breadth requirement.)
French Language 4 4 Sem. Hours FRNC-202 Intermediate French II
Fulfills the Central Curriculum language requirement
German Language 4 4 Sem. Hours GERM-202 Intermediate German II
Fulfills the Central Curriculum language requirement
Human Geography 4 4 Sem. Hours General Elective
Italian Language     4 4 Sem. Hours ITAL-202 Intermediate Italian II
Fulfills the Central Curriculum language requirement
Latin: Virgil 4 4 Sem. Hours Fulfills the Central Curriculum language requirement
Macroeconomics 4 4 Sem. Hours ECON-201 Princ. of Macroeconomics
Microeconomics 4 4 Sem. Hours ECON-202 Princ. of Microeoconomics
Music Theory 4 4 Sem. Hours Music Elective
Physics 1     4 4 Sem. Hours     PHYS-204 Introductory Physics I (algebra-based)
Physics 2 4 4 Sem. Hours PHYS-205 Introductory Physics II (algebra-based)
Physics C: Mechanics 4 4 Sem. Hours PHYS-204 Introductory Physics I (calculus-based)
Physics C: E&M 4 4 Sem. Hours PHYS-205 Introductory Physics II (calculus-based)
Psychology 4 4 Sem. Hours PSYC-101 Principles of Psychology
Russian Language 4     4 Sem. Hours Fulfills the Central Curriculum language requirement
Spanish Language 4 4 Sem. Hours SPAN-202 Intermediate Spanish II
Fulfills the Central Curriculum language requirement
Spanish Literature 4 4 Sem. Hours SPAN-202 Intermediate Spanish II
Fulfills the Central Curriculum language requirement
Statistics 4 4 Sem. Hours MATH-108 Intro. to Statistics
Studio Art: Drawing 4 4 Sem. Hours Studio Art Elective
Studio Art: 2-D Design 4 4 Sem. Hours Studio Art Elective
Studio Art: 3-D Design 4 4 Sem. Hours Studio Art Elective
U.S. Government & Politics 4 4 Sem. Hours POLI-111T American Government and Politics
U.S. History 4 4 Sem. Hours History Elective
not for Central Curriculum
(Students may apply only one AP history
course to the history major or minor 100-level breadth requirement.)
World History 4 4 Sem. Hours History Elective
not for Central Curriculum
(Students may apply only one AP history
course to the history major or minor 100-level breadth requirement.)

 

CLEP Credit Policy Subject Exams

Test Name Minimum Acceptable Score Credits Susquehanna Equivalent
 American Government  50  4 Sem Hrs  POLI-111T American Government and Politics
 American History I    No Credit  Not Accepted
 American History II    No Credit  Not Accepted
 Western Civ I    No Credit  Not Accepted
 Western Civ II    No Credit  Not Accepted
 Management    No Credit  Not Accepted
 Marketing    No Credit  Not Accepted
 Accounting Principles  50  4 Sem Hrs  ACCT-200 Financial Accounting
 Financial Accounting  50  4 Sem Hrs  ACCT-200 Financial Accounting
 Business Law  50  2 Sem Hrs  Elective Credit
 General Biology  50  4 Sem Hrs  Elective Credit
 General Chemistry  50  4 Sem Hrs  CHEM-101 General Chemistry I
 Info Systems & Comp Apps  50  2 Sem Hrs  Elective Credit
 Intro. Macroeconomics  50  4 Sem Hrs  ECON-201 Princ. of Macroeconomics
 Intro. Microeconomics  50  4 Sem Hrs  ECON-202 Princ. of Microeconomics
 American Literature    No Credit  Not Accepted
 American Lit w/Essay    No Credit  Not Accepted
 Analysis & Interp Literature    No Credit  Not Accepted
 Analysis & Interp Lit w/Essay    No Credit  Not Accepted
 College Comp. Modular    No Credit  Not Accepted
 College Comp w/Essay    No Credit  Not Accepted
 English Literature    No Credit  Not Accepted
 English Lit w/Essay    No Credit  Not Accepted
 Calculus w/Elem Functions    No Credit  Not Accepted
 College Algebra    No Credit  Not Accepted
 College Algebra/Trig    No Credit  Not Accepted
 Trigonometry    No Credit  Not Accepted
 French Language, Level 1      50  8 Sem Hrs  FRNC-101 and FRNC-102
 French Language, Level 2  62 16 Sem Hrs  FRNC-101, FRNC-102, FRNC-201, and FRNC-202
 German Language, Level 1  50  8 Sem Hrs  GERM-101 and GERM-102
 German Language, Level 2  60 16 Sem Hrs  GERM-101, GERM-102, GERM-201, and GERM-202
 Spanish Language, Level 1  50  8 Sem Hrs  SPAN-101 and SPAN-104
 Spanish Language, Level 2  63 16 Sem Hrs  SPAN-101, SPAN-104, SPAN-201, and SPAN-202
 Intro Psychology  50  4 Sem Hrs  PSYC-101 Principles of Psychology
 Human Growth & Development  50  4 Sem Hrs  PSYC-238 Dvpt. Psych: Childhood
 Edu. Psychology  50  4 Sem Hrs  EDUC-250 Educ Psychology
 Intro. Sociology  50  4 Sem Hrs  SOCI-101 Principles of Sociology

General Exams

Test Name Minimum Acceptable Score Credits Susquehanna Equivalent
 College Composition Modular    No Credit  Not Accepted
 College Composition    No Credit  Not Accepted
 Humanities    No Credit  Not Accepted
 Natural Sciences    No Credit  Not Accepted
 Social Sciences & History    No Credit  Not Accepted


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