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AP, IB, CLEP Credit

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AP, IB, CLEP Credit

For Students Entering Fall 2012

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Drake University awards advanced standing credit through several programs. In consultation with faculty advisers, all credits accepted are applied toward completion of the Drake Curriculum, your major or elective requirements. Course equivalencies shown are used as guidelines in the process and are subject to change.

During orientation and registration, students are encouraged to register for classes according to the guidelines for advanced credit and the scores they expect to achieve. If actual scores are different from those anticipated, class schedules may be adjusted accordingly after arrival on campus. Official transcripts must be provided to the Office of Student Records and Academic Information directly from the issuing organizations prior to the beginning of a student's first semester at Drake.

Advanced Credit Limitations

Duplication: Credit will not be granted for any AP, IB, or CLEP exam for which college credit has already been earned. 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-DRAKE (37253), x2511 to schedule a placement exam.

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

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.

ExamMinimum Required ScoreHours EarnedDU Equivalent
Art History 4 3 ART 075
Art General 4 3 Elective
Art Drawing 4 3 Elective
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 and Culture 4 6 CHIN 001,002
Chemistry 4 8 CHEM 006, 007, CHEM elective
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
Itailian Language and Culture 4 6 General Elective
Japanese Lang. and Culture 4 6 JAPN 001, JAPN 002
Latin: Vergil 4 6 General Elective
Latin Literature 4 6 Elective Language
Music Theory 4 4 Evaluated on an individual basis
Physics B 4 8 PHY 011, 012
Physics C Mechanics 4 4 PHY 001
Physics C Elect & Magn 4 4 PHY 002
Psychology 4 4 PSY 001
Spanish Language 4 6 SPAN 001, SPAN 002***
Spanish Literature 4 9 SPAN 001, 002, 051***
Statistics 4 3 STAT 071
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.

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

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.

IB CourseworkRequired ScoreHours EarnedDU Equivalent
Arabic Language (A1) higher level 5-7 9 ARAB 001, ARAB 002, ARAB 051
Arabic Language (A1) standard level 5-7 6 ARAB 001, ARAB 002
Art higher 5 3 Art elective
Art standard 5 3 Art elective
Biology higher 5 8 BIO 001, BIO 001L, BIO Elective
Biology standard 5 4 BIO 001, BIO 001L
Business & Management higher 4 6 BUS Elective
Business & Management standard 4 3 BUS Elective
Chemistry higher 4 8 CHEM 006, CHEM 007, CHEM elective
Chemistry standard 5 4 CHEM elective
Computer Science higher 4 6 CS 065, CS elective
Computer Science standard 5 3 CS 065
Design Technology higher 4 7 PHSC 001 (+ lab), elective
Design Technology standard 4 3 PHSC 001 (+ lab)
Economics higher 5 6 ECON 001, 002
Economics standard 5 3 ECON 001
English Language (A1& A2) higher 5 6 ENG elective
English Language (A1& A2) standard 5 3 ENG elective
English Language (B) higher 5 6 ENG elective
English Language (B) standard 5 3 ENG elective
French Language (A1) higher 5-7 9 FREN 001, 002, FREN 051
French Language (A1) standard 5-7 6 FREN 001, FREN 002
French Language (B) higher 5-7 12 FREN 001, FREN 002, FREN 051, FREN 052
French Language (B) standard 5-7 9 FREN 001, 002, FREN 051
Geography higher 4 8 SCSG 001 (no lab), SCSG elective
Geography standard 5 3 SCSG 003
German Language (A1) higher 5-7 12 GERM 001, GERM 002, GERM 051, GERM 052
German Language (A1) standard 5-7 9 GERM 001, GERM 002, GERM 051
History higher (including sub-categories) 5 3 HIST elective
History standard 5 3 HIST elective
Information Technology higher 4 3 IS 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
Music standard (including sub-categories) 4 3 MUS 080
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 Anthropology higher 4 6 SCSA 002, SCSA elective
Social Anthropology 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
Theatre higher 4 4 Elective
Theatre standard 4 3 Elective
Visual Arts higher 5 3 Art Elective
Visual Arts standard 5 3 Art Elective

College-Level Education Program (CLEP)

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.

ExamMinimum Required ScoreACE StdHours EarnedDU Equivalent
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 and Development 50 50 3 EDUC 105 or EDUC 106
Pre-Calculus 61 50 4 MATH 020
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 fulfills the life science AOI, with lab.

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