Drake University awards advanced standing credit through several programs. In consultation with faculty advisers, all credits accepted are applied toward completion of Drake Curriculum, 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 preprofessional 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.
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 75|
|Biology||4||8||BIO 1, 18|
|Calculus AB*||3||4||MATH 50|
|Calculus AB subgrade||3||4||MATH 50|
|Calculus BC*||3||8||MATH 50, 70|
|Chemistry||4||8||CHEM 1, 2, 3, 4|
|Comparative Govt.||4||3||POLS 65|
|Computer Science, A||3||3||CS elective|
|Computer Science, AB||3||3||CS 65|
|Economics, Macro||4||3||ECON 1|
|Economics, Micro||4||3||ECON 2|
|English Literature**||4||6||ENG 1 + Elective|
|English Composition**||4||6||ENG 1 + Elective|
|Environmental Science||4||3||ENV 35|
|European History||4||6||HIST elective|
|Human Geography||4||3||GEOG 2|
|Music Theory||4||4||Evaluated on an individual basis|
|Physics B||3||8||PHY 11, 12|
|Physics C Mechanics||3||4||PHY 1|
|Physics C Elect & Magn||3||4||PHY 2|
|U.S. Govt. & Politics||4||3||POLS 1|
|U.S. History||4||6||HIST 75, 76|
|World History||4||6||HIST 1, 2|
* Not more than 8 semester hours of Advanced Placement credit for calculus will be granted.
** Not more than a total of 6 semester hours of Advanced Placement English credit will be granted.
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.
|Art higher||5||3||Art elective|
|Art standard||5||3||Art elective|
|Biology higher||5||8||BIO 1, 18|
|Biology standard||5||4||BIO 1|
|Business & Mgt higher||4||6||Elective|
|Business & Mgt standard||4||3||Elective|
|Chemistry higher||4||8||CHEM 1, 2, 3, 4|
|Chemistry standard||5||4||CHEM 1, 3|
|Comp Science higher||4||6||CS 65 + CS elective|
|Comp Science standard||5||3||CS 65|
|Cultural Anthropology higher||NOT YET EVALUATED|
|Cultural Anthropology standard||NOT YET EVALUATED|
|Dance higher||NOT YET EVALUATED|
|Dance standard||NOT YET EVALUATED|
|Design Technology higher||4||7||Physical Science + lab + elective|
|Design Technology standard||4||3||Physical Science + lab|
|Economics higher||5||6||ECON 1, 2|
|Economics standard||5||3||ECON 1|
|Eng Lang A1 & A2 higher||5||6||Elective|
|Eng Lang A1 & A2 std||5||3||Elective|
|Eng. Lang B higher||5||6||Elective|
|Eng. Lang B standard||5||3||Elective|
|Geography higher||4||8||SCSG 1 no lab + GEOG elective|
|Geography standard||5||3||SCSG 3|
|History higher||4||3||HIST elective|
|History standard||4||3||HIST elective|
|Information Technology higher||4||3||Elective|
|Information Technology standard||No credit|
|Islamic History higher||4||3||HIST elective|
|Islamic History standard||4||3||HIST elective|
|Math Studies standard||5||4||MATH 20|
|Math Methods standard||5||4||MATH 20|
|Math higher level||4||8||MATH 50 + elective|
|Advanced Math standard||5||4||MATH 54|
|Music higher||5||3||MUS 5|
|Music standard||4||3||MUS 80|
|Philosophy higher||NOT YET EVALUATED|
|Philosophy standard||NOT YET EVALUATED|
|Physics higher||4||8||PHY 11|
|Physics standard||4||4||PHY 11|
|Psychology higher||4||4||PSY 1|
|Psychology standard||4||3||PSY 1|
|Social Anthro higher||4||6||ANTH 2 + ANTH elective|
|Social Anthro standard||5||3||ANTH 2|
|World Religions higher||NOT YET EVALUATED|
|World Religions standard||NOT YET EVALUATED|
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||50||50||3||POLS 1|
|Chemistry||50||50||4||CHEM 1, 3|
|Chemistry||76||8||CHEM 1, 3 & 2, 4|
|Calculus w/ Elementary Functions||50||50||4||MATH 50|
|Sociology, Introductory||50||50||3||SOC 1|
|Psychology, Introduction||50||50||4||PSY 1|
|Accounting, Principles||55||50||6||ACCT 41, 42|
|Macroeconomics, Principles||50||50||3||ECON 1|
|Microeconomics, Principles||50||50||3||ECON 2|
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 515-964-6595 to schedule testing.
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