Get a head start on your Drake degree—you can earn academic credit before you even arrive on campus through several advanced standing credit programs. You will work with your faculty adviser to apply any accepted credits toward completion of the Drake Curriculum, your major, or elective requirements. The course equivalencies that follow can be used as guidelines in the process, and are subject to change.
During orientation and registration, we encourage you to register for classes according to the guidelines for advanced credit and the scores you expect to achieve. If your actual scores are different from what you anticipated, you can adjust your class schedule after you arrive at Drake. You must arrange for official transcripts to be provided to the Center for Student Records and Academic Information directly from the issuing organizations prior to your first semester at Drake.
Duplication: Credit will not be granted for any AP, IB, or CLEP exam for which you have already earned college credit. Students will not be granted credit for a lower-level course in a sequence of courses after credit in a higher-level course has been earned.
Science Majors: Students majoring in a science, a pre-professional science-related field, or pharmacy should contact the appropriate department or college to verify how science credits earned through these programs will be applied to the major.
Language Students: Although you may be awarded credit for foreign language, all students interested in pursuing language studies at Drake University should contact the World Languages and Cultures Program by calling 1-800-44-DRAKE1-800-44-DRAKE (37253), x2511 to schedule a placement exam.
Faculty advisers will determine whether acceptable AP coursework will be applied toward Drake Curriculum, major, or elective requirements. Credit for other AP examinations will be reviewed as needed.
|Art History||4||3||ART 075|
|Biology||4||8||BIO 001, 001L, Bio. Elective|
|Calculus AB*||4||4||MATH 050|
|Calculus AB subgrade||4||4||MATH 050|
|Calculus BC*||4||8||MATH 050, 070|
|Chinese Language & Culture||4||6||CHIN 001,002|
|Chemistry||4||8||CHEM 006, 007, Chem. Elective + Lab|
|Comparative Govt.||4||3||POLS 065|
|Computer Science, A||4||3||CS elective|
|Computer Science, AB||4||3||CS 065|
|Economics, Macro||4||3||ECON 001|
|Economics, Micro||4||3||ECON 002|
|English Literature**||4||6||ENG 001 + Elective|
|English Language**||4||6||ENG 001 + Elective|
|Environmental Science||4||3||ENV 035|
|European History||4||6||HIST Elective|
|French Language||4||6||FREN 001, FREN 002|
|French Literature||4||9||FREN 001, FREN 002, FREN 051***|
|German Language||4||6||GERM 001, GERM 002|
|Human Geography||4||3||SCSG 002|
|Italian Language & Culture||4||6||General Elective|
|Japanese Lang. & Culture||4||6||JAPN 001, JAPN 002|
|Latin: Vergil||4||6||General Elective|
|Latin Literature||4||6||Elective Language|
|Music Theory||4||4||MUS 011|
|Physics B||4||8||PHY 011, 012|
|Physics C Mechanics||4||4||PHY 001|
|Physics C Elect & Magn.||4||4||PHY 002|
|Spanish Language||4||6||SPAN 001, SPAN 002***|
|Spanish Literature||4||9||SPAN 001, 002, 051***|
|Studio Art||4||3||Art Elective|
|Studio Art:2-D Design||4||3||Art 013|
|Studio Art: 3-D Design||4||3||Art 014|
|U.S. Govt. & Politics||4||3||POLS 001|
|U.S. History||4||6||HIST 075, 076|
|World History||4||6||HIST 001, 002|
* Not more than eight semester hours of Advanced Placement credit for calculus will be granted.
** Not more than a total of six semester hours of Advanced Placement English credit will be granted.
***Students who complete both Language and Literature classes in French and Spanish will receive only three additional credits for the literature exam.
Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate Program and receive a diploma will receive approximately one year of credit toward graduation. Partial completion of the IB requires a course-by-course evaluation. Faculty advisers will determine how IB coursework will be applied toward Drake Curriculum, major or elective requirements. Credit for other IB examinations will be reviewed as needed.
|Arabic Lang. (A1) Standard Level||5-7||6||ARABIC 001, ARABIC 002|
|Arabic Lang. (A1) Higher Level||5-7||9||ARABIC 001, ARABIC 002, ARABIC 051|
|Art higher||5||3||Art electives|
|Art standard||5||3||Art electives|
|Biology higher||5||8||BIO 001, BIO 001L, BIO Elective|
|Biology standard||5||4||BIO 001, BIO 001L|
|Business & Mgt. higher||4||6||BUS Elective|
|Business & Mgt. standard||4||3||BUS Elective|
|Chemistry higher||4||8||CHEM 006, 007, Chem. Elective + Lab|
|Chemistry standard||5||4||Chem. Elective + Lab|
|Comp. Science higher||4||6||CS 065 + CS elective|
|Comp. Science standard||5||3||CS 065|
|Design Technology higher||4||7||Physical Science + Lab + Elective|
|Design Technology standard||4||3||Physical Science + Lab|
|Economics higher||5||6||ECON 001, 002|
|Economics standard||5||3||ECON 001|
|Eng. Lang A1& A2 higher||5||6||ENG Elective|
|Eng. Lang A1 & A2 std.||5||3||ENG Elective|
|Eng. Lang B higher||5||6||ENG Elective|
|Eng. Lang B standard||5||3||ENG Elective|
|French language (A1) higher||5-7||9||FRENCH 001, 002, FRENCH 051|
|French Language (A1) standard||5-7||6||FRENCH 001, FRENCH 002|
|French Language (B) higher||5-7||12||FRENCH 001, FRENCH 002, FRENCH 051, FRENCH 052|
|French Language (B) standard||5-7||9||FRENCH 001, 002, FRENCH 051|
|Geography higher||4||8||SCSG 001 no lab + SCSG elective|
|Geography standard||5||3||SCSG 003|
|German Lang. (A1) higher||5-7||9||GERM 001, GERM 002, GERM 051|
|German Lang. (A1) standard||5-7||6||GERM 001, GERM 002|
(including sub categories)
|History standard||5||3||HIST Elective|
|Information Technology higher||4||3||Information Systems Elective|
|Information Technology standard||No credit|
|Islamic History higher||4||3||HIST elective|
|Islamic History standard||4||3||HIST elective|
|Latin higher||4||6||General Elective|
|Latin standard||5||3||General Elective|
|Math Studies standard||5||4||MATH 020|
|Math Methods standard||5||4||MATH 020|
|Mathematics higher||4||8||MATH 050 + elective|
|Mathematics standard||5||8||MATH 050 + elective|
|Advanced Math standard||5||4||MATH 054|
|Music higher||5||3||MUS 005|
|Physics higher||4||8||PHY 011|
|Physics standard||4||4||PHY 011|
|Psychology higher||4||4||PSY 001|
|Psychology standard||4||3||PSY 001|
|Social Anthro. higher||4||6||SCSA 002 + SCSA elective|
|Social Anthro. standard||5||3||SCSA 002|
|Spanish Language (A1) higher||5-7||9||SPAN 001, SPAN 002, SPAN 051|
|Spanish Language (A1) standard||5 -7||6||SPAN 001, SPAN 002|
|Spanish Language (B) higher||5-7||12||SPAN 001, SPAN 002, SPAN 051, SPAN 052|
|Spanish Language (B) standard||5-7||9||SPAN 001, SPAN 002, SPAN 051|
|Visual Arts standard||5||3||Art Elective|
|Visual Arts higher||5||3||Art Elective|
Any undergraduate student may qualify to earn credit toward graduation through the CLEP Subject Examinations listed below. The subject exams are essentially end-of-term tests designed to measure achievement in specific college courses.
For any subject exam, the required score may change from year to year. Students are not eligible to earn credit through an examination if they have withdrawn from an equivalent course after the midpoint of the semester. Students who have taken either semester of introductory accounting are not eligible to earn credit by exam for the remaining semester. The maximum possible credit granted through CLEP is 39 hours.
Students with strong backgrounds in any of the following subjects are advised to take the corresponding subject examination. Students must achieve the Drake required score to earn credit in the subject area.
|American Government||65||50||3||POLS 001|
|Biology*||50||50||4||BIO 01, 001L|
|Business Law||50||50||3||BLAW 060|
|Calculus w/ Elementary Functions||61||50||4||MATH 050|
|College Mathematics||61||50||3||MATH 017|
|Financial Accounting||50||50||3||ACCT 041|
|Human Growth & Development||50||50||3||EDUC 105 or EDUC 106|
|Sociology, Introductory||56||50||3||SCSS 001|
|Psychology, Introduction||59||50||3||PSY 001|
|Macroeconomics, Principles||50||50||3||ECON 001|
|Microeconomics, Principles||50||50||3||ECON 002|
Credit will not be granted for the following exams: Chemistry, College Composition, College Composition Modular, Information Systems, Algebra/Trigonometry, Trigonometry, College Algebra, Principles of Marketing, and Intro to Educational Psychology.
*None of these apply to the 32 BIO credits and six BIO lab courses required for the biology major. For biology majors, CLEP can count towards the 124 credits required for graduation. BIO 001 and 001L fulfill the life science AOI, with lab.
Des Moines Area Community College serves as a computer-based examination site for CLEP in the Des Moines area. Students may contact the DMACC Assessment Center at 515-964-6595515-964-6595 to schedule testing.