Advanced Placement Credit
Incoming undergraduate students may be granted academic credit for specific Asbury University courses on the basis of tests administered by the following College Examination Programs: College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE). Credit from AP, CLEP, IB, and AICE is included with regionally-accredited college transfer as part of the maximum 75 hours limit for credit allowed from all outside sources.
- As part of the admission process, student should arrange to have original documents for AP, CLEP, IB, and/or AICE scores and grade reports sent directly to Asbury University.
- Asbury University grants credit for AP, CLEP, IB, and AICE only on the basis of original documentation from the examination program. Asbury University does not grant examination credit for institutional credit listed on another college or university, or on high school transcripts.
- Student score reports directly from the student are not considered official.
- Asbury University grants equivalent credit in AP, CLEP, IB, and AICE only for current courses listed in the Asbury University course catalog. No elective credit will be awarded.
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Advanced Placement Tests (AP): Asbury University grants credit for the following College Board Advanced Placement examinations:
|AP Examination||Minimum Score||Asbury Course(s)||Credit Granted|
|Studio Art: 2D||3||ART 111||3|
|Studio Art: Drawing||3||ART 123||3|
|Art History through 1500||3||ART 251||3|
|Biology||3||BIO 100, BIO 101||4|
|Biology||4||BIO 201, BIO 203||4|
|Biology||5||BIO 201, BIO 203, BIO 202, BIO 204||8|
|Calculus AB||4||MAT 181||4|
|Calculus BC||3||MAT 181||4|
|Chemistry||3||CHE 111, CHE 113||4|
|Chemistry||4||CHE 121, CHE 123||4|
|Chemistry||5||CHE 121, CHE 123, CHE 122, CHE 124||8|
|Chinese Lang/Culture||3||CHN 102, CHN 201||6|
|Chinese Lang/Culture||4||CHN 102, CHN 201, CHN 151||9|
|Computer Science A **||3||CSC 121||4|
|Comparative Gov/Pol||3||PS 301||3|
|English (Lang/Comp)*||4||ENG 110||3|
|English (Lang/Comp)*||5||ENG 151||3|
|English (Lit/Comp)*||4||ENG 110||3|
|English (Lit/Comp)*||5||ENG 151, ENG 205||6|
|Environmental Science||3||BIO 217, BIO 219||4|
|European History||3||HIS 102||3|
|European History||4||HIS 101, HIS 102||6|
|French Lang/Culture||3||FRN 102, FRN 201||6|
|French Lang/Culture||4||FRN 102, FRN 201, FRN 291||9|
|Human Geography||3||GEO 211||3|
|Latin||3||LAT 102, LAT 201||6|
|Latin||4||LAT 102, LAT 201, LAT 202||9|
|Music Theory||4||MTH 111, MTH 121||3.5|
|Physics 1||3||PHY 201||4|
|Physics 2||3||PHY 202||4|
|Physics C: Mech||3||PHY 211||5|
|Physics C: E & M||3||PHY 212||5|
|Spanish Lang/Culture||3||SPN 102, SPN 201||6|
|Spanish Lang/Culture||4||SPN 102, SPN 201, SPN 291||9|
|U. S. Government/Politics||3||PS 101||3|
|U. S. History||3||HIS 201||3|
|U. S. History||4||HIS 201, HIS 202||6|
|World History||3||HIS 350||3|
*Qualifying scores in both English Lang/Comp & English Lit/Comp may earn credit for all three courses (9 credits total).
**No credit granted for Computer Science Principles exam.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP): Asbury University does not recognize the General College Level Examination Program but does recognize a number of the CLEP Subject Examinations as in the chart below.
|CLEP TEST||Minimum Score||Asbury Course(s)||Credit granted|
|American Government||50||PS 101||3|
|American Literature||50||ENG 261||3|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||50||ENG 230||3|
|Biology||55||BIO 100, BIO 101||4|
|College Algebra||50||MAT 111||3|
|College Composition (not Modular)||50||ENG 110||3|
|English Literature||50||ENG 231||3|
|French Language||50||FRN 201||3|
|French Language||66||FRN 201, FRN 291||6|
|History U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877||50||HIS 201||3|
|History U.S. II: 1865 to the Present||50||HIS 202||3|
|Human Growth and Development||50||ED 230||2|
|Introductory Psychology||50||PSY 101||3|
|Introductory Sociology||50||SOC 100||3|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50||ECN 273||3|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50||ECN 272||3|
|Spanish Language||50||SPN 201||3|
|Spanish Language||66||SPN 201, SPN 291||6|
|Western Civ I: Ancient Near East to 1648||50||HIS 101||3|
|Western Civ II: 1648 to the Present||50||HIS 102||3|
Future CLEP Tests NOTE: Any student who plans to take CLEP tests for additional credit after matriculating into Asbury University should complete CLEP exams so that Asbury University receives the scores before the student reaches senior status (90.0 credits) to improve their graduation and commencement eligibility.
International Baccalaureate (IB): Asbury University recognizes the International Baccalaureate program and may grant credit on a course-by-course basis to students with appropriate scores of 5, 6, or 7 on these examinations as indicated in the chart below. Credit may vary based on level (SL and HL) of course. Students with IB foreign language must also take the Asbury University language placement exam to determine final credit awarded.
|IB course||Level||Minimum score||Asbury course(s)||Credit Granted|
|Biology||SL||5||BIO 100, BIO 101||4|
|Biology||HL||5||BIO 201, BIO 203||4|
|Chemistry||SL||5||CHE 111, CHE 113||4|
|Chemistry||HL||5||CHE 121, CHE 123||4|
|Chinese||SL/HL||5||Take Language Placement Test||3-9|
|English A1||HL Only||5||ENG 110||3|
|English A1||HL Only||7||ENG 110, ENG 230||6|
|Environmental Syst. & Soc.||SL/HL||5||BIO 217, BIO 219||4|
|French||SL/HL||5||Take Language Placement Test||3-9|
|History||HL||5||HIS 101, HIS 102||6|
|History of Americas||SL||5||HIS 201||3|
|History of Americas||HL||5||HIS 201, HIS 202||6|
|Latin||SL/HL||5||Take Language Placement Test||3-9|
|Math Studies||SL/HL||5||MAT 120||3|
|Further Mathematics||SL/HL||5||MAT 181||4|
|Physics||HL||5||PHY 201, PHY 202||8|
|Spanish||SL/HL||5||Take Language Placement Test||3-9|
|Visual Arts||SL||5||ART 111||3|
|Visual Arts||HL||5||ART 111, ART 123||6|
(AICE) Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education: Asbury University recognizes the Cambridge AICE program and may grant credit on a course-by-course basis to students with appropriate scores of A-E on these examinations. Credit is awarded for A and AS levels. Students with AICE foreign language must also take the Asbury University language placement exam to determine final credit awarded.