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 4
3 hrs
Studio Art: 3-D Design ARS Elective 4
3 hrs
Studio Art-Drawing ARS Elective 4
3 hrs
Art History ARH 100 4
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
Language & Literature 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
American History HY 136 4
3 hrs
American History HY 135/136 5
6 hrs
European History HY 102 4
3 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 1 PH 114/114L
4
5 hrs
Physics 2 PH 115/115L 4
5 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 4
4 hrs
Computer Science Principles CSC 108
3
3 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 - BUS 265 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: 

Title SL/HL Passing Score USA Course Equivalent Credit Hours
Biology SL 5 BLY101, BLY101L, BLY102, BLY102L 8
Biology  HL 5 BLY121, BLY121L, BLY122,BLY122L 8
Chemistry  SL 5 CH101, CH101L or CH131, CH131L 4
Chemistry HL 5 CH131,CH131L,  CH132,CH132L 8
Economics SL 6 ECO215, ECO 216 6
Economics HL HL 4 ECO215 3
Economics HL HL 5 ECO215, ECO 216 6
Language A: Language and Literature  HL 5-6 EH101 3
Language A: Language and Literature HL 7 EH101, EH 102 6
Geography SL and HL 4 GEO114 3
History of the Americas  HL 5 HY 135   3
History of Asia and Oceania HL 5 HY104  3
History of Europe HL 5 HY102  3
Information Technology in a global society SL and HL 5 ISC245 or ITE271 3
Arabic ab initio SL/HL 4 LGS106 3
Arabic SL and HL 3 LGS106 3
Arabic SL and HL 4 LGS106, LGS107 6
Arabic SL and HL 5 LGS106, LGS107, LGS206, LGS207 12
Chinese ab initio SL/HL 4 LG121 3
Chinese SL and HL 3 LG121 3
Chinese SL and HL 4 LG121, LG122 6
Chinese SL and HL 5 LG121, LG122, LG221, LG222 12
Classical Languages ab initio SL/HL 4 LG101 3
Classical Languages SL and HL 4 LG101 3
Classical Languages SL and HL 5 LG101, LG102 6
Classical Languages SL and HL 6 LG101, LG102, LG201 9
Classical Languages SL and HL 7 LG101, LG102, LG201, LG202 12
French ab initio SL/HL 4 LG111 3
French SL and HL 4 LG111 3
French SL and HL 5 LG111, LG 112 6
French SL and HL 6 LG111, LG112, LG 211 9
French SL and HL 7 LG111, LG112, LG 211, LG 212 12
German ab initio SL/HL 4 LG151 3
German SL and HL 4 LG151 3
German SL and HL 5 LG151, LG152 6
German SL and HL 6 LG151, LG152, LG251 9
German SL and HL 7 LG151, LG152, LG251, LG 252 12
Hindi ab initio SL/HL 4 LGS131 3
Hindi SL and HL 3 LGS131 3
Hindi SL and HL 4 LGS131, LGS132 6
Hindi SL and HL 5 LGS131, LGS132, LGS231, LGS232 12
Italian ab initio SL/HL 4 LGS161 3
Italian SL and HL 4 LGS161 3
Italian SL and HL 5 LGS161, LGS162 6
Italian SL and HL 6 LGS161, LGS162, LGS261 9
Italian SL and HL 7 LGS161, LGS162, LGS261, LGS262 12
Japanese ab initio SL/HL 4 LGS101 3
Japanese SL and HL 3 LGS101 3
Japanese SL and HL 4 LGS101, LGS102 6
Japanese SL and HL 5 LGS101, LGS102, LGS201, LGS202 12
Korean ab initio SL/HL 4 LGS171 3
Korean SL and HL 3 LGS171 3
Korean SL and HL 4 LGS171, LGS172 6
Korean SL and HL 5 LGS171, LGS172, LGS271, LGS272 12
Modern Greek ab initio SL/HL 4 LGS141 3
Modern Greek SL and HL 4 LGS141 3
Modern Greek SL and HL 5 LGS141, LGS142 6
Modern Greek SL and HL 6 LGS141, LGS142, LGS241 9
Modern Greek SL and HL 7 LGS141, LGS142, LGS241, LGS242 12
Portuguese ab initio SL/HL 4 LGS181 3
Portuguese SL and HL 4 LGS181 3
Portuguese SL and HL 5 LGS181, LGS182 6
Portuguese SL and HL 6 LGS181, LGS182, LGS281 9
Portuguese SL and HL 7 LGS181, LGS182, LGS281, LGS282 12
Russian ab initio SL/HL, SL and HL 4 LG171 3
Russian ab initio SL/HL, SL and HL 5 LG171, LG172 6
Russian ab initio SL/HL, SL and HL 6 LG171, LG172, LG271 9
Russian ab initio SL/HL, SL and HL 7 LG171, LG172, LG271, LG272 12
Spanish ab initio SL/HL 4 LG131 3
Spanish SL 4 LG131 3
Spanish SL 5 LG131, LG132 6
Spanish SL 6 LG131, LG132, LG231 9
Spanish HL 5 LG131, LG132 6
Spanish HL 6 LG131, LG132, LG231 9
Spanish HL 7 LG131, LG132, LG231, LG232 12
Mathematical Studies SL 4 MA110 3
Mathematics SL and HL 4-5 MA115 4
Mathematics SL and HL 6 MA125 4
Music  SL 5 MUL101 3
Music HL 5 MUL235 2
Philosophy SL and HL 5 PHL110 3
Physics SL and HL 5 PH104 4
Psychology  SL and HL 5 PSY120 3
Social and Cultural Anthropology SL and HL 5 AN100 3
Theatre SL and HL 4 DRA110 3

 

* 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 BUS 100 Level Elective 3
Accounting (A-Level) A - E BUS 100 Level Elective 3-6
Art and Design (AS-Level) A - E ARS121, ARS 123, ARS 124, ARS 100 Level Elective 3
Art and Design (A-Level) A - E ARS121, ARS 123, ARS 124, ARS 100 Level Elective 3-6
Biology (AS-Level) A - E BLY 101 3
Biology (A-Level) A - E BLY 121, BLY 121L, BLY122, BLY 122L 8
Business Studies (AS-Level) A - E GNRL 100 Level Elective 3
Business Studies (A-Level) A - E GNRL 100 Level Elective 6
Chemistry (AS-Level) A - E  CH 100 Level Elective 4
Chemistry (A-Level) A - E  CH 131, CH 100 Level Elective 8
Classical Studies (AS-Level) A - E  GNRL 100 Level Elective 3
Computing (AS-Level) A - E CSC 100 Level Elective 3
Computing (A-Level) A - E CSC 100 Level Elective 6
Design and Technology (AS-Level) A - E GNRL 100 Level Elective 3
Design and Technology (A-Level) A - E GNRL 100 Level Elective 6
Economics (AS-Level) A - E BUS 100 Level Elective 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 100 Level Elective 3
French Language (AS-Level) A - E   LG 111 3
French Language (A-Level) A - E   LG 111, LG 112 6
French Literature (AS-Level) A - E   LG 100 Level Elective 3
Further Mathematics (A-Level) A - E   MA 125, MA 126 8
General Paper (AS-Level) A - E   GNRL 100 Level Elective 3
Geography (AS-Level) A - E   GEO 115 3
Geography (A-Level) A - E   GEO 102, GEO 102L, GEO 100 Level Elective 7
German Language (AS-Level) A - E   LG 151 3
German Language (A-Level) A - E   LG 151, LG 152 6
History (AS-Level) A - E   HY 100 Level Elective 3
History (A-Level) A - E   HY 100 Level Elective 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 3
Literature in English (A-Level) A - E  EH 101, EH 102 6
Marine Science (AS-Level) A - E   GNRL 100 Level Elective 3
Marine Science (A-Level) A - E   GNRL 100 Level Elective 6
Mathematics (AS-Level) A - E   MA 115 4
Mathematics (A-Level) A - E   MA 125 4
Music (AS-Level) A - E   MUL 100 Level Elective 3
Music (A-Level) A - E   MUL 101, MUL 100 Level Elective 6
Physics (AS-Level) A - E   PH 100 Level Elective 4
Physics (A-Level) A - E   PH 114 & PH 115 10
Psychology (AS-Level) A - E PSY 120 3
Psychology (A-Level) A - E PSY 120, PSY 100 Level Elective 6
Sociology (AS-Level) A - E SY 109 3
Sociology (A-Level) A - E SY 109, SY 100 Level Elective 6
Spanish Language (AS-Level) A - E LG 131 3
Spanish Language (A-Level) A - E LG 131, LG 132 6
Spanish Literature (AS-Level) A - E   LG 100 Level Elective 3
Thinking Skills (AS-Level) A - E PHL 100 Level Elective 3
Thinking Skills (A-Level) A - E PHL 100 Level Elective 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) + Sight singing (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) + Sight singing (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.