Office of the Registrar
Holloway Hall

Credit by Examination

Salisbury University (SU) will apply a maximum of 60 semester hours of course work toward the completion of a Baccalaureate degree for acceptable credit by examination scores.

Please note that as curriculum changes, evaluations of credit earned by examination may vary for future semesters.  Academic Departments reserve the right to re-evaluate credits earned by examination and make necessary changes to these credits.

Please contact the Registrar's office at registrar@salisbury.edu or 410-543-6150 for more information on CLEP credit or Departmental Challenge Exams.

Please contact Ledesa Eddins in the Admission's office at ljeddins@salisbury.edu for more information about AP or International Baccalaureate exams.

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Advanced Placement Program (AP) (Fall 2008)

Students who have completed Advanced Placement (AP) course work as part of their high school experience and have taken the corresponding AP examination may be entitled to advanced standing credit at Salisbury University (SU).

Students receiving scores of three (3), four (4), or five (5) on the AP examination are awarded credit for course work at SU as detailed in the following table.   The Admission's office must receive an official score report from the College Board Advanced Placement Program to award credits. To request that scores be sent to SU:

WRITE: AP Exams; P.O. Box 6671; Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
OR CALL: (609)771-7300 or toll free (888)CALL-4-AP
FAX: (609) 530-0482

SU's College Board code is 5403.
 
Examination Minimum Score Credits Granted Courses Granted
Art      
 Art: Studio Art Drawing 3 4 ART 130
Art: Studio Art 2-D Design 3 4 ART 121
Art: Studio Art 3-D Design 3 4 ART ELE
History of Art 3 4 ART 201
Biology      
Biology 3 4 BIOL 101
  4 4 BIOL GENE 4-A Elective  for majors & non-majors
Chemistry      
Chemistry 4 4 CHEM 121
  5 8 CHEM 121 & CHEM 122
Computer Science      
Computer Science A 3 4 COSC 116
Computer Science B 3 4 COSC 117
Economics      
Economics: Macroeconomics 3 3 ECON 212
Economics: Microeconomics 3 3 ECON 211
English      
English Language and Composition 3 4 ENGL ELE
English Literature and Composition 3 4 ENGL 103
Environmental Science      
Environmental Science 3 4 BIOL GENE 4-A** 
French      
 French Language 3 8 FREN 101 & 102
  4 8 FREN 102 & 201
  5 8 FREN 201 & 202
       
French Literature 3 4 FREN ELE
Geography      
Human Geography 3 3 GEOG 100
German      
 German Language 3 8 GERM 101 & 102
  4 8 GERM 102 & 201
  5 8 GERM 201 & 202
Government and Politics      
Government and Politics: Comparative 3 4 POSC 101
Government and Politics: United States 3 4 POSC 110
History      
European History 3 4 HIST GENE 2B
United States History 3 4 HIST GENE 2B
World History 3 4 HIST GENE 2A
Latin      
Latin: Literature 3 4 LATN ELE
Latin: Vergil 3 4 LATN ELE
Mathematics      
Calculus AB 3 4 MATH 201
Calculus BC 3 8 MATH 201 & 202
Statistics 3 3 MATH 155
Music      
Music Theory 3 4 MUSC 201
Physics      
Physics B 3 8 PHYS 121 & 123
Physics C: Mechanics 3 4 PHYS 221
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3 4 PHYS 223
Psychology      
Psychology 3 4 PSYC 101
Spanish      
 Spanish Language 3 8 SPAN 101 & 102
  4 8 SPAN 102 & 201
  5 8 SPAN 201 & 202
       
Spanish Literature 3 4 SPAN ELE

 

** Biology majors can use this Biology lab course (BIOL 4A) to satisfy a lower-level elective component of the major.

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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Salisbury University awards advanced standing credit to students who have received acceptable scores on College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations provided more advanced or similar course work has not been previously completed.

By Appointment Only: Please call the Registrar's Office to schedule CLEP exam(s).  Exams are not available during peak periods.

Fees: Separate payment is made to CLEP and to SU for their respective fees:


    *The CLEP Exam fee is $80.00.  This fee can be paid by credit  card, check, or money order; checks and money orders should be made payable to CLEP.

    *The Salisbury University CLEP administration fee is $20.00.  It is payable by check or money order made payable to Salisbury University.

    *There is an additional $10.00 fee for any English Essay Exam taken, payable also to Salisbury University.

Students who score at or above the minimum scores established by the University for CLEP examinations are awarded credit for course work at SU as detailed in the following table. A maximum of 24 hours of CLEP credit can be applied to a Baccalaureate degree. CLEP credits cannot be used to satisfy course work requirements within the Medical Technology, Nursing, and Respiratory Therapy programs unless written approval is obtained from the department chair prior to testing. The Registrar's office must receive an official score report from the College Board College Level Examination Program to award credits.  

To request that scores be sent to SU,

WRITE:   CLEP

              P.O. Box 6600   

              Princeton, NJ 08541-6600


CALL:     (609)771-7865 
FAX:       (609)771-7788
 

SU's College Board code is 5403.

Examination Minimum Score
CBT beginning
 07/2001
Credits Granted Courses Granted
Business
Financial Accounting 60 3 ACCT 201
Principles of Management 50 3 MGMT 320
Introductory Business Law 50 3 ACCT 248
Principles of Marketing 50 3 MKTG 330
Composition and Literature
College Composition Modular w/Essay*** 67 4 ENGL 103
English Literature 67 4 ENGL ELE
English Literature w/ essay*** 67 4 GENE LIT
American Literature 67 4
 
ENGL ELE
 
American Literature w/ essay*** 67 4
 
GENE LIT
 
Science and Mathematics
General Biology 50 4 BIOL 101 **
Natural Sciences 50 3
 
GENE SCN
General Chemistry 50 4
4
CHEM 121  or
CHEM 122
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 4 COSC 116
College Mathematics 50

 

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 GENE MTH    
College Algebra 50 3 GENE MTH
Pre-calculus 61 3 MATH 135
Calculus w/Elementary Functions 50 4 MATH 201
Modern Languages
College French (Levels 1 & 2) 50
62
4
4
4
FREN 102
FREN 201
FREN 202
College German (Levels 1 & 2) 50
63
4
4
4
GERM 102
GERM 201
GERM 202
College Spanish (Levels 1 & 2) 50
66
4
4
4
SPAN 102
SPAN 201
SPAN 202
History and Social Sciences
Introductory Macroeconomics 50 3 ECON 212
Introductory Microeconomics 50 3 ECON 211
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 3 Under Review
Western Civilization: Ancient Near East to 1648 67 4 HIST ELE
Western Civilization 1648 to the Present 67 4 HIST ELE
American History I: Early Colonization to 1877 67 4 HIST 201
American History II: 1865 to the Present 67 4 HIST 202
Social Sciences and History 67 4
 
GENE HST
American Government 50 4 POSC 110
Introductory Psychology 67 4 PSYC 101
Human Growth and Development 67 4 PSYC 300
Introductory Sociology 50 4 SOCI 101
Humanities
Humanities 50 4 GENE HUM

* Biology majors receive 4 credits of lower-level Biology course work (BIOL ELE) that can be used toward satisfying the electives component of the major.

ENGLISH CLEP EXAMS

English elective credit is awarded to a student who passes any of the literature CLEP exams with a score of 67 or higher. To receive credit for a English literature course, the student must also write an exam essay which is scored by the English department.

To receive credit for ENGL 103 a student must pass the National CLEP College Composition Modular exam with a 67 or better and write an essay exam which is scored by the English department. 

***A $10 fee is required to take the essay portion of these exams, payable by check made out to Salisbury University.  If the student passes the exam, the credits will be posted to the transcript in the following semester. A student may not receive credit in the same semester in which the exam is taken.  The essay is available at specific times during the semester.  Please contact the English department for further information.

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Departmental Challenge Examinations

Various academic departments at Salisbury University (SU) administer challenge examinations for specific course work offered by the department. Contact the department chair for specific policies and procedures.

Challenge Examination Authorization Form

 

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

Students who earn an IB Certificate will be awarded 3 – 8 semester hours of credit for each Higher Level IB exam completed with a score of 4 or above. 

Students who earn an IB Diploma will be awarded 3 – 8 semester hours of credit, up to 30 credits, for scores of 4 or above on both the higher level and the standard level IB exams.

Students are awarded credit for courses at SU as detailed in the following table. Official IB examination results must be sent directly from IB to the SU Admissions Office.

Examination Credits Granted Courses Granted
Art/Design 4 ART 121
Biology (IB score 4) 4
4
BIOL 101
BIOL ELE
Biology (IB score  5, 6, or 7) 4
4
BIOL 101
BIOL SCL
Business and Management 4 BUAD 103
Chemistry 4
4
CHEM 121
CHEM 122
Computer Science 4
4
COSC 116
COSC ELE
Design Technology -- Does Not Transfer
Economics 3
3
ECON 211
ECON 212
English 4 ENGL 103
Environmental Systems 3 ENVH 110
French A 4
4
FREN 101
FREN 102
French B 4
4
FREN 201
FREN 202
German A 4
4
GERM 101
GERM 102
German B 4
4
GERM 201
GERM 202
Geography 3
3
GEOG 100
GEOG ELE
Greek 4
4
MDFL HUM
MDFL ELE

History of Americas

4 HIST  HST**
History of Europe 4 HIST  HST**

History of Africa

4 HIST  HST**

History of East and South East Asia  

4 HIST  HST**

History of West and South Asia   

4 HIST  HST**
Info Technology in a Global Society 4 GENE SCN
Islamic History 4 HIST  HST**
Latin 4
4
LATN 101
LATN 102
Math - Higher Level or Further Mathematics 3
4
MATH 155
MATH 201
Music 4 MUSC HUM
Philosophy 4
4
PHIL 101
PHIL ELE
Physics 4
4
PHYS 121
PHYS 123
Psychology 4
4
PSYC 101
PSYC ELE
Social Anthropology 4 ANTH 212
Spanish A 4
4
SPAN 101
SPAN 102
Spanish B 4
4
SPAN 201
SPAN 202
Theatre Arts 4
4
THEA 100
THEA ELE

* Biology majors can use this Biology SCL to satisfy a lower-level elective component of the major.

** Students may use this HIST HST to satisfy the 2nd General Education history requirement. HIST 101, 102, or 103 must still be earned at SU or through approved transfer credit.

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