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The University of Central Florida provides a number of options by which students may shorten the time required to complete the bac­calaureate degree. These options permit the University to recognize high levels of academic achievement and acquisition of knowledge prior to or during attendance at the University. Procedures that may be used include the Advanced Placement Program (AP), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), University Course Credit by Examination, DANTES, and the International Baccalaureate. A maximum of 45 credit hours in any combination of extension, AP, IB, correspondence, CLEP, Armed Forces Service School Credits, and University Credit by Examination will be accepted by the University for application toward an undergraduate degree. In addition, there are accelerated Undergraduate - Graduate Programs linking the bachelor's and Master's degree listed in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Test credit is applied according to the published policy at the time the credit is received and posted by the University.

Students who have participated in the Advanced Placement Program in high school and have received a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the national examinations will receive college credit in the appropriate subject areas. Students should consult their high school guidance counselor or write to the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08540, for additional information. The table labeled "Advanced Placement Exams" provides information related to Advanced Placement examination areas and sub­test areas for which credit may be awarded.

Advanced Placement Language (all modern languages)

A score of 3 earns a minimum of one semester (min. 3 credits - XXX 2230 or 2200) of 2000-level language. A score of 4 or 5 earns a mini­mum of two semesters (min. 6 credits XXX 2230 and 2231 or XXX 2200 and 2201) of 2000-level language. No literature credit will be awarded for AP foreign language exams.

Advanced Placement Literature (all modern languages)

A score of 3 earns a minimum of one semester (min. 3 credits) of introductory literature. A score of 4 or higher earns a minimum of two semesters (min. 6 credits) of introductory literature.

Advanced Placement Latin

The AP Latin course focuses on one or two authors. Students either study Vergil, or follow a "Latin Literature" syllabus that includes Catullus and either Horace, Ovid, or Cicero. A minimum of one semester (min. 3 credits) should be awarded for a score of 3 or higher.

AP Latin: Vergil LNW 2321
AP Latin: Latin Literature LNW 3700 (number unique to exam)
Advanced Placement (AP)
Exam Score of 3 GEP Usage Score of 4 Score of 5 GEP Usage

* The AB subscore on the Calculus BC exam is regarded the same as a Calculus AB score.

# If the student has previous credit for ENC?1101 and ENC?1102, credit will be awarded for LIT 1005.

Art History ARH 1000 ARH 2050 and 2051 Same as 4 CUL & HIS Found 2
Biology BSC 1005/1005L SCI Found 2 BSC 2010C BSC 2010C SCI Found 2 and BSC 2011C
Calculus AB MAC 2311 MAT Found 1 Same as 3 Same as 3 MAT Found 1
Calculus BC* MAC 2311 MAT Found 1 MAC 2311 and 2312 Same as 4 MAT Found 1
Chemistry CHM 1020 & 1020L SCI Found 1 CHM 2045C CHM 2045C and CHM 2046 & 2046L SCI Found 1
Chinese Language & Culture CHI 2200 CHI 2200 and 2201 Same as 4
Computer Science A CGS 1075 MAT Found 2 Same as 3 Same as 3 MAT Found 2
Computer Science AB CGS 1076 MAT Found 2 Same as 3 Same as 3 MAT Found 2
Economics: Macro ECO 2013 SOC Found 1 Same as 3 Same as 3 SOC Found 1
Economics: Micro ECO 2023 SOC Found 1 Same as 3 Same as 3 SOC Found 1
English Language and Composition ENC 1101 COM Found 1 ENC 1101 and 1102 Same as 4 COM Found 1 and 2
English Literature and Composition ENC 1101 COM Found 1 ENC 1101 and LIT 1005# Same as 4 COM Found 1 and 2 or COM Found 1 and CUL and HIST Found 2
Environmental Science ISC 1051 SCI Found 2 Same as 3 Same as 3 SCI Found 2
European History EUH 1009 EUH 2000 and 2001 Same as 4 CUL and HIS Found 1 and 3
French Language & Culture FRE 2200 FRE 2200 and 2201 Same as 4
French Literature FRW 3100 FRW 3100 and 3101 Same as 4
German Language & Culture GER 2200 GER 2200 and 2201 Same as 4
Government and Politics: Comparative CPO 1002 Same as 3 Same as 3
Government and Politics: United States POS 2041 SOC Found 1 Same as 3 Same as 3 SOC Found 1
Human Geography GEO 2400 Same as 3 Same as 3
Italian Language & Culture ITA 2200 ITA 2200 and 2201
Japanese Language & Culture JPN 2200 JPN 2200 and 2201
Latin: Literature LNW 3700 Same as 3 Same as 3
Latin: Vergil LNW 2321 Same as 3 Same as 3
Latin LNW 2321 Same as 3 Same as 3
Music Theory MUT 1001 if composite score is 3 or higher; MUT 1111 and MUT 1241 if both aural and non-aural subscores are 3 or higher Same as 3 Same as 3
Physics 1 PHY 2053C SCI Found 1 Same as 3 Same as 3 SCI Found 1
Physics 2 PHY 2054C SCI Found 1 Same as 3 Same as 3 SCI Found 1
Physics B PHY 2053C SCI Found 1 PHY 2053C and 2054C Same as 4 SCI Found 1
Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism PHY 2054C SCI Found 1 PHY 2049C Same as 4 SCI Found 1
Physics C: Mechanics PHY 2053C SCI Found 1 PHY 2048C Same as 4 SCI Found 1
Psychology PSY 2012 SOC Found 2 Same as 3 Same as 3 SOC Found 2
Spanish Language SPN 2200 SPN 2200 and 2201 Same as 4
Spanish?Literature SPW 3100 SPW 3100 and 3201 Same as 3
Statistics STA 2023 MAT Found 2 Same as 3 Same as 3 MAT Found 2
Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio ART 2300C Same as 3 Same as 3
Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio ART 2201C Same as 3 Same as 3
Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio ART 2203C Same as 3 Same as 3
United States History AMH 1000 AMH 2010 and 2020 Same as 4 CUL & HIS Found 1 & 3
World History WOH 2022 CUL & HIS Found 1 Same as 3 Same as 3 CUL & HIS Found 1

Students who have participated in the International Baccalaureate program in high school may receive a maximum of 30 hours of credit for scores of four or higher in the subsidiary and higher level program areas. The table below labeled "International Baccalaureate" provides information related to the International Baccalaureate program credit.

International Baccalaureate (all modern languages)

International Baccalaureate offers examinations in many languages and literatures at different levels: B, A2, and A1. Most students in Florida take English as their A1 level language (literature for native or near-native speakers) and one or more foreign Language B exams. Within each category, there are "standard" and "higher" level examina­tions. Institutions may wish to award additional credit for higher-level exams.

Language B (most common)

Students earn a minimum of one semester (3 credits) of language credit at the Elementary Language II or equivalent level (usually 1121C) level for a score of 4. Students who score 5-7 earn a minimum of two semesters (min. 6 credits) of Elementary Language II and Intermediate Language I or their equivalents (usually 1121C/ 2200) level. No literature credit will be awarded for International Baccalaureate Language B exams.

Language A2 (language and literature courses for highly proficient speakers; uncommon in Florida)

No direct equivalent. Content of Language A2 varies widely. Minimum 3 credits language or literature for score of 4, 6 credits of language or literature for a score of 5-7.

Language A1 (literature courses for native speakers; languages other than English)

No direct equivalent. Content of Language A1 varies widely. Minimum 3 credits in literature for score of 4, 6 credits for score of 5-7.

IB Latin

LNW 3700. This is a unique number assigned to this exam. The IB Latin course includes a reading component and a selection of two out of four authors on a list that changes periodically. Minimum 3 credits for score of 4, 6 credits for score of 5-7 (all exams for diploma holders, higher level exams only for others).

International Baccalaureate
Exam Score of 4 GEP Usage Score 5-7 GEP Usage
*This use for General Education applies only to I.B. credit.
Biology BSC 1005/1005L SCI Found 2 BSC 1005/1005L and BSC 2010C SCI Found 2
Business Management GEB 2011 GEB 2011 and 2905
Chemistry CHM 1020 and 1020L SCI Found 1 CHM 1020/1020L and CHM 2045C SCI Found 1
Computer Science CGS 1078 MAT Found 2 CGS 1078 and 1906 MAT Found 2
Design Technology ETI 1410 ETI 1410 and 1906
Economics ECO 1000 ECO 2013 and 2023 SOC Found 1
Ecosystems and Societies EVR 1017 EVR 1017 and 1906
English A1 ENC 1101 COM Found 1 ENC 1101 and 1102 COM Found 1 and 2
Environmental Systems ISC 1050 SCI Found 2 ISC 1050 and 1906 SCI Found 2
Film Studies FIL 1001 CUL and HIS Found 2 FIL 1001 and 1002 CUL and HIS Found 2
French FRE 1121 FRE 1121C and 2200
Further Mathematics (Advanced Mathematics) MHF 1202 MAT Found 1 MHF 1202 and 1209 MAT Found 1
Geography GEA 1000 GEO 1200 and 1400 SCI Found 2
German GER 1121 GER 1121C and 2200 SCI Found 2
History WOH 1030 CUL & HIS Found 1 WOH 1030 and WOH 1999 CUL & HIS Found 1
Information & Information Technology for a Global Society IDS 1906 (3 credits) IDS 1906 (6 credits)
Islamic History ASH 1906 (3 credits) ASH 1906 (6 credits)
Italian ITA 1121 ITA 1121 and 2200
Latin LAT 2230 LAT 2230 and 1906
Marine Science BSC 2311/2311L (3 credits) Same as 4 (min of 6 credits)
Math Methods MAC 1105 MAT Found 1 MAC 1105 and 1140 MAT Found 1
Math Studies MAT 1033 MAT 1033 and MGF 1106 MAT Found 1
Mathematics MAC 1147 MAT Found 1 MAC 1147 and 2233 MAT Found 1
Music MUL 2010 CUL & HIS Found 2 MUL 2010 and HUM 1906 CUL & HIS Found 2
Philosophy PHI 2010 CUL & HIS Found 2 PHI 2010 and 1906 CUL & HIS Found 2
Physics PHY 1020C SCI Found 1 PHY 2053C and 2054C SCI Found 1
Psychology PSY 2012 SOC Found 2 PSY 2012 and 1906 SOC Found 2
Social Anthropology* ANT 2410 SOC Found 2 ANT 2410 and 1906 SOC Found 2
Spanish SPN 1121 SPN 1121 and 2230
Theatre Arts THE 2000 CUL & HIS Found 2 THE 2000 and 1906 CUL & HIS Found 2
Visual Arts ART 1012 ART 1012 and 1906

Credit is awarded for scaled scores of 50 or higher on computer-based CLEP exams taken after July 1, 2001. A percentile score of 50 or high­er is required on CLEP examinations taken prior to July 1, 2001. CLEP credit may be earned by CLEP subject examinations. Successful completion of CLEP examinations means performance at or above the minimum qualifying score. CLEP credit cannot be used to reduce a grade point deficiency. For example, CLEP cannot be substituted for a grade awarded for a previously completed course. CLEP may not be used to fulfill the senior institution requirements.

Awarding of CLEP credit is subject to the conditions listed below.

Credit may be awarded in the CLEP subject examination area, provided the student:

  • is not within 60 credit hours of graduation;

  • has not previously received comparable college course credit in the CLEP examination area;

  • does not receive comparable college credit in the CLEP examination area in the same term the examination is taken or in a subsequent term;

  • has not previ­ously completed, failed, nor received credit by UCF (transfer or otherwise) in a more advanced course in the examination area; and

  • does not complete nor receive credit by UCF (transfer or otherwise) in a more advanced course during the term in which the CLEP examination is taken.

The table labeled "College Level Examination Program" provides information related to the CLEP examination areas and subtest areas for which credit may be awarded. In addition, this table delineates the minimum qualifying score and the UCF course for which each exami­nation can substitute.

CLEP Language Examinations

A score of 50 on any of the language exams earns a minimum of one semester (4 credits) of Elementary Language I or equivalent level (gen­erally numbered 1120). A score at or above the second CLEP threshold level (currently 59 for French, 60 for German, or 63 for Spanish) earns a minimum of two semesters (8 credits) of Elementary Language I and II or equivalent level (generally numbered 1120C-1121C). No literature credit should be awarded for CLEP foreign language exams.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Exam Scale Score of 50 for passing GEP Usage Comments
Accounting, Principles of ACG 1001
Algebra, College MAC 1105 MAT Found 1
Algebra-Trigonometry, College MAC 2147 MAT Found 1
American Government POS 2041 SOC Found 1
American Literature AML 1000 CUL & HIS Found 2
Biology, General BSC 1005 SCI Found 2
Business Law, Introduction to BUL 1241
Calculus MAC 2233 MAT Found 1
Chemistry, General CHM 1020 SCI Found 1
College Composition ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 COM Found 1 and 2
College Composition Modular ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 COM Found 1 and 2
Educational Psychology, Introduction to EDP 1002
English Composition with Essay ENC 1101 COM Found 1
English Literature ENL 1000 CUL & HIS Found 2
Financial Accounting ACG 1001
French Language FRE 1120C Score of 59 or higher earns FRE 1120C and 1121C
German Language GER 1120C Score of 60 or higher earns GER 1120C and 1121C
History of the United States I: Early Colonizations to 1877 AMH 2010 CUL & HIS Found 1 or 3
History of the United States II: 1865 to Present AMH 2020 SOC Found 1
Human Growth and Development DEP 2004
Humanities HUM 2250
Information Systems and Computer Applications CGS 1077 MAT Found 2
Macroeconomics, Principles of ECO 2013 SOC Found 1
Management, Principles of MAN 2021
Marketing, Principles of MAR 2011
Mathematics, College MGF 1106 MAT Found 1
Microeconomics, Principles of ECO 2023 SOC Found 1
Precalculus MAC 1140 MAT Found 1
Psychology, Introductory PSY 2012 SOC Found 2
Sociology, Introductory SYG 2000 SOC Found 2
Spanish Language SPN 1120C Score of 63 or higher earns SPN 1120C and 1121C
Trigonometry MAC 1114 MAT Found 1
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 EUH 2000 CUL & HIS Found 1 or 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present EUH 2001 CUL & HIS Found 1 or 3

Regularly enrolled (excludes transient and non-degree) undergradu­ate students at the University of Central Florida may obtain credit for specific University courses through departmental examinations. A stu­dent who believes he or she has acquired the knowledge and/or skills of a specific University course should consult his or her advisor and the chair of the department in which the course is offered to arrange for an examination. Degree credit will be awarded for those courses successfully completed by departmental examination. Credit by examination may not be used to reduce the 30 credit hours residency requirement. Credit by examination will not be given for any course lower in content than courses in the same discipline in which students are currently enrolled or which they have already completed or failed. Permission to take an examination is approved by the chair of the department and the dean of the college in which the course is offered.

The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) program is an international, advanced secondary curriculum and assessment program equivalent to the British system of "A-Levels." Information about the program, including course syllabi, can be found online at http://www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic/uppersec/alevel.

Cambridge AICE Exams
Exams Passing score of "A", "B", "C", "D" or "E" GEP Usage

* If the student has previous credit for ENC 1101, credit will be awarded for ENC 1102.

# If the student has previous credit for ENC 1101, credit will be awarded for ENC 1102 and LIT 2100.

Accounting (AS-Level) ACG 1001  
Accounting (A-Level) ACG 1001 and ACG 1906  
Applied ICT – Information, Communication Technology (AS-Level) CGS 1060C MAT Found 2
Applied ICT – Information, Communication Technology (A-Level) CGS 1060C and CGS 1906 MAT Found 2
Art and Design (AS-Level) ART 1906  
Art and Design (A-Level) ART 1906 and ART 1907  
Biology (AS-Level) BSC 1005/1005L SCI Found 2
Biology (A-Level) BSC 2010C and BSC 1906 SCI Found 2
Business Studies (AS-Level) GEB 2011  
Business Studies (A-Level) GEB 2011 and GEB 2905  
Chemistry (AS-Level) CHM 1020/1020L SCI Found 1
Chemistry (A-Level) CHM 1020C and CHM 2045C SCI Found 1
Classical Studies (AS-Level) CLA 1010  
Computing (AS-Level) CGS 1073 MAT Found 2
Computing (A-Level) CGS 1073 and CGS 1074 MAT Found 2
Design & Technology (AS-Level) ETI 1482C  
Design & Technology (A-Level) ETI 1482C and ETI 1906  
Economics (AS-Level) ECO 1000  
Economics (A-Level) ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 SOC Found 1
English - English Language (AS-Level) ENC 1101 COM Found 1
English - Language & Literature in English (AS-Level) ENC 1101 COM Found 1
English - Literature in English (AS-Level) * ENC 1101 or ENC 1102 COM Found 1 or COM Found 2
English - Literature in English (A-Level) # ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 COM Found 1 and 2 or COM Found 1 and CUL & HIST Found 2
English (A-Level) ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 or LIT 1000 COM Found 1 and 2 or COM Found 1 and CUL & HIST Found 2
Environmental Management (AS-Level) EVR 1001C SCI Found 2
French Language (AS-Level) FRE 1121  
French (A-Level) FRE 1121 and FRE 2200  
French Literature (AS-Level) FRW 3100  
Further Mathematics (A-Level) MAC 2311 and MAC 2312 MAT Found 1
General Paper IDS 1110  
Geography (AS-Level) GEA 1000  
Geography (A-Level) GEO 1200 and GEO 1400 SCI Found 2
German Language (AS-Level) GER 1121  
German (A-Level) GER 1121 and GER 2200  
Global Perspectives 1 (AS-Level) ISS 1011  
Global Perspectives Pre-U Independent Research II (A-Level) ISS 1011 and ISS 1012  
History - The History of the USA, c. 1840-1968 AMH 2042  
History - Modern European History, 1789-1939 EUH 2031  
History - International History, 1945-1991 WOH 2040  
Latin (AS-Level) LAT 1121C  
Marine Science (AS-Level) OCE 1001  
Marine Science (A-Level) OCE 1001 and OCB 1000  
Mathematics (AS-Level) MAC 1147 MAT Found 1
Mathematics (A-Level) MAC 2311 and MAC 1906 MAT Found 1
Music (AS-Level) MUH 1001  
Music (A-Level) MUH 1001 and 2011  
Physics (AS-Level) PHY 1020C SCI Found 1
Physics (A-Level) PHY 2053C and 2054C SCI Found 1
Psychology (AS-Level) PSY 2012 SOC Found 2
Psychology (A-Level) PSY 2012 and PSY 1906 SOC Found 2
Sociology (AS-Level) SYG 2000 SOC Found 2
Sociology (A-Level) SYG 2000 SOC Found 2
Spanish Language (AS-Level) SPN 1121  
Spanish (A-Level) SPN 2230 and SPN 2231  
Spanish Literature (AS-Level) SPW 3100  
Thinking Skills (AS-Level) PHI 1103  
Thinking Skills (A-Level) PHI 1103 and 1906  
Travel and Tourism (AS-Level) HFT 1000  
Travel and Tourism (A-Level) HFT 1000 and 1906  

The University will award credit to students presenting qualify­ing scores in DANTES examinations. The table labeled "DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)" provides information relat­ed to the Dantes Examination credit. For additional information: http://www.getcollegecredit.com.

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
Exam Course Number GEP Usage Passing Grade Credit Passing Score 2008 Revised Exams
Art of the Western World ARH 2000 48
Astronomy AST 2002 48
Business Ethics and Society GEB 2441 400
Business Law II BUL 2242 44
Business Math QMB 1001 48 400
Criminal Justice CCJ 1000 49 400
Environment and Humanity EVR 1017 46
Ethics in America PHI1630 46 400
Foundations of Education EDF 1002 46
Fundamentals of College Algebra MAT 1033 47 400
Fundamentals of Counseling PCO 1202 45
General Anthropology ANT 2000 SOC Found 2 47
Here's to Your Health HSC 1100 48 400
History of the Vietnam War AMH 2059 44
Human Resources Management MAN 1300 46
Human/Cultural Geography GEO 1400 48
Intro to Computing CGS 1060 MAT Found 2 45 400
Intro to the Modern Middle East ASH 2044 47
Intro to World Religions REL 2300 CUL and HIST Found 2 48 400
Introduction to Business GEB 2011 46 400
Introduction to Law Enforcement CCJ 1100 45
Lifespan Developmental Psychology DEP 2004 46
Management Information Systems ISM 1000 46 400
Money and Banking BAN 1501 48
Organizational Behavior INP 1002 48
Personal Finance FIN 1100 46 400
Physical Geology GLY 1000 SCI Found 2 46
Principles of Finance FIN 1000 46 400
Principles of Financial Accounting ACG 1001 47
Principles of Physical Science I PSC 1121 SCI Found 1 47
Principles of Public Speaking SPC 1600 COM Found 3 47
Principles of Statistics STA 2014 MAT Found 2 48 400
Principles of Supervision MNA 1345 46 400
Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union EUH 1066 45
Substance Abuse HSC 2140 49 400
Technical Writing ENC 2210 46
The Civil War and Reconstruction AMH 1056 47

The table labeled "Excelsior College Examinations" provides informa­tion related to the Excelsior examination areas and subtest areas for which credit is awarded. More detailed information about Excelsior College Examinations, including detailed test descriptions, can be found online at http://www.excelsior.edu.

Excelsior College Examinations table
Exam Title Course Number
(3 credits per course)
GEP Usage Passing Grade Credit
Abnormal Psychology CLP 1140 C
Earth Science ESC 1000 C
English Composition ENC 1101 COM Found 1 C
Ethics: Theory and Practice PHI 1630 C
Foundations of Gerontology GEY 1000 C
Human Resources Management MAN 1300 C
Introduction to Music MUH 1011 C
Labor Relations MAN 1400 C
Life Span Developmental Psychology DEP 2004 C
Managerial Accounting ACG 2071 C
Microbiology MCB 1000 C
Principles of Marketing MAR 2011 C
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging DEP 1401 C
Workplace Communication with Computers OST 2335 C
World Conflicts since 1900 WOH 2040 C

The table labeled "UEXCEL Credit by Examination" provides information related to the UEXCEL program developed jointly by Excelsior College and Pearson. More detailed information about the UEXCEL program, including test descriptions can be found online at http://www.uexceltest.com/about-uexcel.

Exam Course Number GEP Usage Passing Score
Calculus MAC 2311 MAT Found 1 C
College Writing ENC 1101 COM Found 1 C
Spanish Language SPN 1120 C