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Wondering how your Advanced Placement Examinations, International Baccalaureate Course Equivalency Credits and CLEP Examination Credits might transfer? Check out the tables below. 

 

College Board Advanced Placement Examinations

ExamMinimum ScoreAwardable CreditEquivalent SU CourseRecommending School/CollegeAdditional School/College Requirements or Qualifications
Subject/Title
Art/2-D Design53Studio ElectiveVisual and Performing ArtsVisual and Performing Arts Does not count toward Art, Design or Transmedia required first-year studio courses
Art/Drawing53Studio ElectiveVisual and Performing ArtsVisual and Performing Arts Does not count toward Art, Design Transmedia required first-year studio courses
Art History36HOA 105, HOA 106Arts and Sciences
Biology48BIO 121, BIO 123, BIO 124Arts and Sciences
Chemistry3 or 43CHE 103Arts and SciencesArts and Sciences Only a score of 5 counts as a sequence in natural sciences and mathematics. Pre-medical students should consult with health professions advising before accepting AP chemistry credit.
58CHE 106/CHE 107 and
CHE 116/CHE 117
Chinese34CHI 102Arts and SciencesPublic Communications Must also place out of CHI 102 (with a score of 3) or CHI 201 (with a score of 4 or 5) on the placement exam.
44CHI 201
Comparative Government and Politics43PSC 123Arts and Sciences
Computer Science A or Computer Science AB33CPS 196Engineering and Computer ScienceEngineering and Computer Science Students will receive this credit only upon approval of their department chair.
English Language and Composition46WRT 105 - WRT 205Arts and Sciences
English Literature and Composition46ETS 151 (or ETS 117 or ETS 118 or ETS 152 or ETS 153) and WRT 105Arts and SciencesArts and Sciences Students scoring 4 or better will receive 3 credits for ETS 151. Such students who subsequently elect to take ETS 151 may transfer the credit to one of the following: ETS 117, ETS 118, ETS 152, or ETS 153. Three additional credits are awarded for WRT 105.
Environmental Science33EAR 200Arts and Sciences
European History46HST 111, HST 112Arts and Sciences
French Language and Culture34FRE 102Arts and SciencesPublic Communications Must also place out of FRE 102 on the placement examination.
German Language and Culture34GER 102Arts and SciencesPublic Communications Must also place out of GER 102 on the placement examination.
Human Geography43GEO 105 or GEO 171Arts and Sciences
Italian Language and Culture34ITA 102Arts and SciencesPublic Communications Must also place out of ITA 102 (with score of 3).
Japanese Language and Culture34JPS 102Arts and SciencesPublic Communications Must also place out of JPS 102 (with a score of 3) or JPS 201 (with a score of 4 or 5) on the placement examination.
44JPS 201Arts and Sciences
Latin34LAT 102Arts and SciencesPublic Communications must also place out of LAT 102 (with a score of 3) or LAT 201 (with a score of 4 or 5) on the placement examination.
44LAT  201Arts and Sciences
57LAT 201, LAT 320Arts and Sciences
Macroeconomics43ECN 102Arts and Sciences
Mathematics- Calculus AB33MAT 285Arts and SciencesEngineering and Computer Science Four credits awarded for MAT 295 only, pending results of the math placement examination.
46 or 4MAT 285 and MAT 286 or MAT 185Arts and Sciences
Mathematics- Calculus BC48MAT 295, MAT 296Arts and SciencesEngineering and Computer Science Up to 8 credits awarded for MAT 295 only, pending results of the math placement examination.
Mathematics- Calculus BC-AB subscore33MAT 285Arts and SciencesArts and Sciences Exemption from Quantitative Skills and substitute for MAT 285 in natural sciences and mathematics.
46 or 4MAT 285 and MAT 286 or MAT 185Arts and Sciences
Mathematics Level II†44MAT 194Arts and Sciences
Microeconomics43ECN 101Arts and Sciences
Music Theory33HOM/MTC 125Arts and SciencesAwarded for non-music majors only
Physics I34PHY 101Arts and Sciences
Physics II34PHY 102Arts and Sciences
Physics B38PHY 101, PHY 102Arts and SciencesEducation (Inclusive) will accept a score of 3 only after a grade of B+ or higher is earned in an SU lab/science course.
Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism)34PHY 102 or PHY 212, PHY 222Arts and Sciences
Physics C (Mechanics)34PHY 101 or PHY 211, PHY 221Arts and Sciences
Psychology43PSY 205Arts and Sciences
Spanish Language34SPA 102Arts and SciencesPublic Communications Must also place out of SPA 102 on the placement examination.
Spanish Literature34SPA 102Arts and SciencesPublic Communications Must also place out of SPA 102 (with a score of 3) or SPA 201 (with a score of 4 or 5) on the placement examination.
44SPA 201Arts and Sciences
Statistics33 or 4MAT 121 or MAT 221 or STT 101Arts and SciencesManagement Credit accepted as MAS 261.
U.S. Government and Politics43PSC 121Arts and Sciences
U.S. History46HST 101, HST 102Arts and Sciences
World History46HST 121, HST 122Arts and Sciences
 

CLEP Examination Credit

Exam Subject/TitleMinimum ScoreAwardable CreditEquivalent SU CourseRecommending School/College
American Literature503ETS 118Arts and Sciences
French Level I50, plus passing of oral test at SU4FRE 101Arts and Sciences
French Level II62, plus passing of oral test at SU4FRE 102Arts and Sciences
General Biology708BIO 121, BIO 123, BIO 124Arts and Sciences
General Chemistry506CHE 106, CHE 116Arts and Sciences
German Level I50, plus passing of oral test at SU4GER 101Arts and Sciences
German Level II63, plus passing of oral test at SU4GER 102Arts and Sciences
History of U.S. I, II506HST 101, HST 102Arts and Sciences
Political Science503PSC 121Arts and Sciences
Spanish Level I50,  plus passing of oral test at SU4SPA 101Arts and Sciences
Spanish Level II66, plus passing of oral test at SU4SPA 102Arts and Sciences
Western Civilization506HST 111, HST 112Arts and Sciences
 

International Baccalaureate Credit

IB Higher Level Examination+A20:C29Minimum ScoreSyracuse University Credit
Biology58 credits - BIO 121, 123, 124
Business and Management56 credits lower division; free elective only
Chemistry57 credits - CHE 103 and 113
Economics56 credits - ECN 101 and 102
English56 credits - WRT 105 and by petition either ETS 151 & ETS 153
Foreign Languages5No credit awarded. Exemption from basic and continuing skills in foreign languages according to performance on proficiency examination administered by the department.
Geography56 credits - GEO 105 and 273
History56 credits lower division
Mathematics56 credits - Quantitative skills
Philosophy56 credits - PHI 191 and 197
Physics58 credits - PHY 101, 102
Psychology56 credits - PSY 205 and 274
Social and Cultural Anthropology56 credits - ANT 111 and 121