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AP, IB, CLEP Credit

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AP, IB, CLEP Credit

For Students Entering Fall 2013

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. Official transcripts must be provided to the University directly from the issuing organizations prior to the beginning of a student's first semester at Drake.  The school code for Drake University designated by College Board, who administers the AP exams, is 6168.

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.

AP EXAM

REQUIRED SCORE

HOURS EARNED

DRAKE EQUIVALENT

Art Drawing

4

3

ART Elective

Art General

4

3

ART Elective

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, MATH 070

Chemistry

4

8

CHEM 006, CHEM 007, CHEM Elective

Chinese Lang & Culture

4

6

CHIN 001, CHIN 002

Comparative Government

4

3

POLS 065

Computer Science A

4

3

CS Elective (Changed to CS 065 in January, 2014)

Computer Science AB

4

3

CS 065 (no longer offered)

Economics: Macro

4

3

ECON 001

Economics: Micro

4

3

ECON 002

English Language**

4

6

ENG 001, ENG Elective

English Literature**

4

6

ENG 001, ENG Elective

Environmental Science

4

3

ENSP 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 Language & Culture

4

6

JAPN 001, JAPN 002

Latin Literature

4

6

General Elective

Latin: Vergil

4

6

General Elective

Music Theory

4

4

Evaluated on an individual basis

Physics B

4

8

PHY 011, PHY 012

Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

4

4

PHY 002

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

PHY 001

Psychology

4

4

PSY 001

Spanish Language

4

6

SPAN 001, SPAN 002

Spanish Literature***

4

9

SPAN 001, SPAN 002, SPAN 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. Government & Politics

4

3

POLS 001

U.S. History

4

6

HIST 075, HIST 076

World History

4

6

HIST 001, HIST 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 COURSEWORK

REQUIRED SCORE

HOURS EARNED

DRAKE 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

Arabic Language (B)

Higher Level

5-7

12

ARAB 001, ARAB 002,

ARAB 051, ARAB 052

Arabic Language (B)

Standard Level

5-7

9

ARAB 001, ARAB 002, ARAB 051

Art Higher Level

5

3

ART Elective

Art Standard Level

5

3

ART Elective

Biology Higher Level

5

8

BIO 001, BIO 001L, BIO Elective

Biology Standard Level

5

4

BIO 001, BIO 001L

Business & Management

Higher Level

4

6

BUS Elective

Business & Management

Standard Level

4

3

BUS Elective

Cantonese Language (B)

Higher Level

5-7

12

General Elective

Cantonese Language (B)

Standard Level

5-7

9

General Elective

Chemistry

Higher Level

4

8

CHEM 006, CHEM 007, CHEM Elective

Chemistry Standard Level

5

4

CHEM 006, CHEM 007

Chinese Language (A1)

Higher Level

5-7

9

CHIN 001, CHIN 002, CHIN 051

Chinese Language (A1)

Standard Level

5-7

6

CHIN 001, CHIN 002

Computer Science

Higher Level

4

6

CS 065, CS Elective

Computer Science

Standard Level

5

3

CS 065

Design Technology

Higher Level

4

7

PHSC 001, PHSC Lab, PHSC Elective

Design Technology

Standard Level

4

3

PHSC 001,  PHSC Lab

Economics Higher Level

5

6

ECON 001, ECON 002

Economics Standard Level

5

3

ECON 001

English Language (A1 & A2)

Higher Level

5

6

ENG Elective

English Language (A1 & A2)

Standard Level

5

3

ENG Elective

 

English Language (B)

Higher Level

5

6

ENG Elective

English Language B

Standard Level

5

3

ENG Elective

French Language (A1)

Higher Level

5-7

9

FREN 001, FREN 002, FREN 051

French Language (A1)

Standard Level

5-7

6

FREN 001, FREN 002

French Language (B)

Higher Level

5-7

12

FREN 001, FREN 002, FREN 051, FREN 052

French Language (B)

Standard Level

5-7

9

FREN 001. FREN 002, FREN 051

Geography Higher Level

4

8

SCSG 002, SCSG Elective

Geography

Standard Level

5

3

SCSG 003

German Language (A1)

Higher Level

5-7

9

GERM 001, GERM 002, GERM 051

German Language (A1)

Standard Level

5-7

6

GERM 001, GERM 002

German Language (B)

Higher Level

5-7

12

GERM 001, GERM 002, GERM 051, GERM 052

German Language (B)

Standard Level

5-7

9

GERM 001, GERM 002, GERM 051

History Higher Level (including subcategories)

5

3

HIST Elective

History Standard Level

5

3

HIST Elective

Information Technology

Higher Level

4

3

IS Elective

Information Technology

Standard Level

 

 

NO CREDIT

Islamic History

Higher Level

4

3

HIST Elective

Islamic History

Standard Level

4

3

HIST Elective

Japanese Language (AB)

Higher Level

5-7

9

JAPN 001, JAPN 002, JAPN 051

Japanese Language (AB)

Standard Level

5-7

6

JAPN 001, JAPN 002

Latin Language

Higher Level

4

6

General Elective

Latin Language

Standard Level

5

3

General Elective

Mandarin Language (B)

Higher Level

5-7

12

General Elective

Mandarin Language (B)

Standard Level

5-7

9

General Elective

Advanced Math

Standard Level

5

4

MATH 054

Mathematics

Higher Level

4

8

MATH 050, MATH Elective

Mathematics

Standard Level

5

8

MATH 050, MATH Elective

Math Methods

Standard Level

5

4

MATH 020

Math Studies

Standard Level

5

4

MATH 020

Music Higher Level

4

3

MUS 080

Music Standard Level

(including subcategories)

4

3

MUS 080

Philosophy Higher Level

4

3

PHIL Elective

Philosophy Standard Level

4

3

PHIL Elective

Physics Higher Level

4

8

PHY 011, PHY Elective

Physics Standard Level

4

4

PHY 011

Psychology Higher Level

4

4

PSY 001

Psychology

Standard Level

4

3

PSY 001

Social Anthropology

Higher Level

4

6

SCSA 002, SCSA Elective

Social Anthropology

Standard Level

5

3

SCSA 002

Spanish Language (A1)

Higher Level

5-7

9

SPAN 001, SPAN 002, SPAN 051

Spanish Language (A1)

Standard Level

5-7

6

SPAN 001, SPAN 002

Spanish Language (B)

Higher Level

5-7

12

SPAN 001, SPAN 002, SPAN 051, SPAN 052

Spanish Language (B)

Standard Level

5-7

9

SPAN 001, SPAN 002, SPAN 051

Swahili (A)

Higher Level

5-7

9

General Elective

Swahili (A)

Standard Level

5-7

6

General Elective

Theatre Higher Level

4

4

THEA Elective

Theatre Standard Level

4

3

THEA Elective

Visual Arts Higher Level

5

3

ART Elective

Visual Arts

Standard Level

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.

CLEP EXAM

REQUIRED SCORE

ACE STANDARD

HOURS EARNED

DRAKE EQUIVALENT

American Government

65

50

3

POLS 001

Biology*

50

50

4

BIO 001, BIO 001L

Business Law

50

50

3

BLAW 060

Calculus with Elementary Functions

61

50

4

MATH 050

College Mathematics

61

50

3

MATH 017

Financial Accounting

50

50

3

ACCT 040

Human Growth & Development

50

50

3

EDUC 105 or EDUC 106

Macroeconomics, Principles

50

50

3

ECON 001

Microeconomics, Principles

50

50

3

ECON 002

Precalculus

61

50

4

MATH 020

Psychology, Intro

59

50

3

PSY 001

Sociology, Intro

56

50

3

SCSS 001

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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