AP, IB, & CLEP

CREDIT FOR EXAMINATION PERFORMANCE AND EXPERIENCE
Credit by examination and credit for several types of out-of-class experiences are recognized by Shelton State Community College (SSCC). Not more than 25 percent of total credit required for any program may be awarded through nontraditional means. Credit awarded through nontraditional al means is not applicable toward the minimum of 25 percent of semester credit hours that must be completed at SSCC in order to earn a certificate or degree.

Contact the Office of Admissions and Records to schedule an appointment to evaluate credit for examination performance and experience.

Transfer of credit by exam. All credit by exam presented by transfer students will be evaluated using the same standards that apply to students enrolled at SSCC. All transfer students who wish to transfer credit by exam must submit official scores to the Office of Admissions and Records for evaluation before the credit may be awarded.

All System institutions will accept a score of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement subject examinations for credit in the course that corresponds to the AP test.
   
Advanced Placement (AP)
Core Curriculum Designations: SB=social and behavioral sciences; HU=humanities; N=natural science; FC=freshman composition; FL=foreign language; MA=mathematics; HI=history

 

Examination
Minimum Score
SSCC Equivalent
UA Equivalent
Credit Awarded
Core Designation
American History
3
HIS 201 and HIS 202
6
HI
American Government and Politics
3
PSC 211
3
SB
Art History
3
4
ART 203
ART 203 and ART 204
ARH 252
ARH 252 and ARH 253
3
6
FA
FA
Art, Studio (General or Drawing Portfolios)
4
ART 113, ART 121 and/or ART 127
0-6
-
Biology
3
BIO 103 and BIO 104
BSC 114:115; and BSC 116:117
8
N
Calculus AB
3
MTH 125
4
MA
Calculus BC
3
MTH 125 and
MTH 126
8
MA
Chemistry
3
CHM 111 and
CHM 112
8
N
Comparative Government and Politics
3
POL 230
3
-
Computer Science A
4
CIS 191 or CIS 192 and CIS 193
CS 114:116
4
-
Computer Science AB
4
CIS 194
3
C
Economics (Micro)
4
ECO 232
3
SB
Economics (Macro)
4
ECO 231
3
SB
English
          3
4
ENG 101
 
ENG 101 and
ENG 102 with placement in literature
 
ENG 101 and EN 102,
with placement in EN 235, EN 236, or EN 237
3
 
 
6
FC
European History
3
HIS 101 and HIS 102
6
HI
French Language
3
Course is not offered at SSCC, but humanities credit may be awarded
4
FL
French Literature
3
Course is not offered at SSCC, but humanities credit may be awarded
FR 101 and FR 102
8
FL
German
3
Course is not offered at SSCC, but humanities credit may be awarded
8
FL
Latin-Virgil
3
Course is not offered at SSCC, but humanities credit may be awarded
3
FL
Latin-Catullus-Horace
3
Course is not offered at SSCC, but humanities credit may be awarded
3
FL
Music
 
 
No credit
 
-
Physics B
3
PHY 213 and
PHY 214
8
N
Physics C-Mechanics
3
PHY 213
4
N
Physics C-Electricity/Magnetism
3
PHY 214
4
N
Psychology
3
PSY 200
3
SB
Spanish Language4
3
SPA 101
4
FL
Spanish Literature4
3
SPA 101 and
SPA 102
8
FL

 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Shelton State Community College recognizes International Baccalaureate credit with a grade of 5, 6, or 7 on the higher-level examinations (HL). Credit will be awarded on a course-by-course basis as approved by the department [some departments will award credit based on the subsidiary examination (SL). A list of approved courses and the required IB exam grade follows. The maximum credit obtainable by examination through all programs is 45 semester hours. Core Curriculum Designations: SB=social and behavioral sciences; HU=humanities; N=natural science; FC=freshman composition; FL=foreign language; MA=mathematics; HI=history

Examination
Minimum Score
SSCC Equivalent
UA Equivalent
Credit Awarded
Core Designation
Art, Studio
5
ART 113
3, 3
Art, General—portfolio
5
ART 121 , ART 122
3, 3
Biology (SL)
5
BIO 103 and BIO 104
BSC 114:115, BSC 116:117
4, 4
N
General Chemistry
5
CHM 111, CHM 112
8
N
Computing Studies
5
CIS 191 or CIS 192 and CIS 193
3, 1
Economics
5
ECO 231 and
ECO 232
6
SB
English
5
ENG 101 and
ENG 102
EN 101 and EN 102 with placement in EN 235, EN 236, or EN 237
3
 
6
FC
Appropriate World History Exam (HL/SL)
5
HIS 101
3
HI
Appropriate World History Exam (HL/SL)
5
HIS 102
3
HI
Appropriate U.S. History Exam (HL/SL)
5
HIS 201
3
HI
Appropriate U.S. History Exam (HL/SL)
5
HIS 202
3
HI
Mathematics
5
MTH 113 and
MTH 125
8
MA
Philosophy
5
PHL 106
3
HU
Physics
5
PHY 213 and
PHY 214
8
N
Psychology
5
PSY 200
3
SB

 

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Beginning July 2001, CLEP examinations changed from a pencil-and-paper (P&P) format to a computer-based (CBT) format. The content of the exams was also changed; therefore, approved exams and their UA equivalents have been modified to reflect those changes. UA equivalents for both formats are listed. Shelton State recognizes CLEP examinations taken at any national CLEP test center. Examinations are administered on campus a The University of Alabama in Testing and Data Management Services, 205 Student Services Center, (205) 348-6760. Core Curriculum Designations: SB=social and behavioral sciences; HU=humanities; N=natural science; FC=freshman composition; FL=foreign language; MA=mathematics; HI=history

 

Examination
Minimum Score
SSCC Equivalent
UA Equivalent
Credit
Awarded
Core Designation
History and Social Sciences
 
American Government
 
PSC 211
3
SB
History of the United States I: Early Colonizations to 1877
52
HIS 201
3
HI
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
52
HIS 202
3
HI
Educational Psychology
52
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
BEP 205
3
SB
Introductory Psychology
52
PSY 200
3
SB
Human Growth & Development
52
PSY 210
3
SB
Principles of Macroeconomics
52
ECO 232
3
SB
Principles of Microeconomics
52
ECO 231
3
SB
Introductory Sociology
52
SOC 200
3
SB
Western Civilization I
52
HIS 101
3
HI
Western Civilization II
52
HIS 102
3
HI
Foreign Languages
 
French, Level 1 and Level 2
 
    Score of 43-48
8
 
 
FL
    Score of 49-55
11
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
-
    Score of 56-80
14
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
-
German, Level 1 and Level 2
 
    Score of 44-49
8
Course is not offered at SSCC, but humanities credit may be awarded
FL
    Score of 50-54
11
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
-
    Score of 55-80
14
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
-
Spanish, Level 1 and Level 2
 
    Score of 43-47
8
SPA 101 and SPA 102
FL
    Score of 48-52
11
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
-
    Score of 53-80
14
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
-
Science and Mathematics
 
Calculus with Elementary Functions
52
MTH 125
4
MA
General Biology
52
BIO 103 and BIO 104
8
N
General Chemistry
52
CHM 111 and
CHM 112
8
N
Business
 
Information Systems and Computer Applications
52
CIS 146
3
-
Introduction to Management
52
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
3
-
Introductory Business Law
52
BUS 263
3
-
Principles of Marketing
52
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
3
-

 

Computer-Based CLEP Examinations

CBT CLEP General Examinations. The CLEP General Examination is no longer offered. Approved CBT subject examinations and their UA course equivalents appear in the table below. Core Curriculum Designations: SB=social and behavioral sciences; HU=humanities; N=natural science; FC=freshman composition; FL=foreign language; MA=mathematics; HI=history

Examination
Minimum Score
SSCC Equivalency
UA Equivalent
Credit
 Awarded
Core Designation
History and Social Sciences
 
American Government
52
Not yet determined
Not yet determined
 
 
History of the United States I: Early Colonizations to 1877
52
HIS 201
3
HI
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
52
HIS 202
3
HI
Human Growth & Development
52
PSY 210
3
SB
Principles of Macroeconomics
50
ECO 232
3
SB
Principles of Microeconomics
50
ECO 231
3
SB
Introductory Psychology
54
PSY 200
3
SB
Introductory Sociology
52
SOC 200
3
SB
Western Civilization I: Ancient New East to 1648
52
HIS 101
3
HI
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present
52
HIS 102
3
HI
Foreign Languages
 
French, Level 1 and Level 2
 
    Score of 50-55
Course is not offered at SSCC, but humanities credit may be awarded
FR 101 and FR 102*
8
FL
    Score of 56-61
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
11
-
    Score of 62-80
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
14
-
German, Level 1 and Level 2
 
    Score of 50-55
Course is not offered at SSCC, but humanities credit may be awarded
8
FL
    Score of 56-62
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
11
-
    Score of 63-80
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
14
-
Spanish, Level 1 and Level 2
 
    Score of 48-51
SPA 101 and
SPA 102
8
FL
    Score of 52-55
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
11
-
    Score of 56-80
Course is not offered at SSCC, but elective credit may be awarded
14
-
Science and Mathematics
 
Algebra
52
3
-
Biology
57
BIO 103 and BIO 104
 
 
8
N
Chemistry
52
CHM 111 and CHM 112
8
N
Calculus with Elementary Functions
52
4
MA
Business
 
Information Systems and Computer Applications
50
3
-
Introductory Business Law
50
BUS 263
3
-