Credit by Exam Tables

 KSU Transfer Students Studying.

Prior Learning Assessment opportunities allow students to accelerate their studies by earning college credit through examination. Some exams are completed in high school, CLEP and DSST can be taken during your studies at KSU which can allow you to complete some of your degree requirements. 

Students with foreign credentials - international accelerated mechanisms, such as French Baccalaureate, German Abitur, and Swiss Matura, amongst others are evaluated on a case-by-case basis (see: International Transfer Evaluation)

Disclaimer: Please make sure to review the tables routinely as they can and will change. Current tables are in effect. In order to receive an credit, official test scores must be sent directly to KSU.

 

 A couple of quick guidelines:

  • No duplicate credit will be awarded
    • Example: earning ENGL 1101 in AP and IB. This will award a single instance of ENGL 1101 at 3 credits; not 6)
    • xT00 (elective) is an exception and may be awarded more than once
  • If a student earns credit for the same course from different exams, credit will be awarded from the exam that would provide the most credit
  • When an exam score corresponds to the same credit as a completed course, the course credit will be applied, if the course grade is “C” or higher
  • Course equivalencies are included in degree audit and/or transcript
  • Contact the College Board to request your official AP test scores be sent to KSU to receive credit. Credit is not awarded based upon high school or college transcripts. 
    • AP Subject
      Score
      Equivalence
    • Art History 
      3-5
      ARH 2750 & 2850
    • Art: Drawing
      3-5
      ART 1T00 (or ART 1150*)
    • Art: 2D Design
      3-5
      ART 1T00 (or ART 1100*)
    • Art: 3D Design
      3-5
      ART 1T00 (or ART 1200*)
    • Biology

      3

      4

      5

      SCI 1101

      BIOL 1107/L

      BIOL 1107/L & 1108/L

    • Calculus AB

      3

      4-5

      MATH 1113               

      MATH 1113 & 1190

    • Calculus BC (AB Subscore)

      3

      4-5

      MATH 1113               

      MATH 1113 & 1190

    • Calculus BC

      3

      4-5

      MATH 1113 & 1190

      MATH 1113, 1190 & 2202

    • Chemistry

      3-4

      5

      CHEM 1211/L

      CHEM 1211/L & 1212/L

    • Comparative Government & Politics
      3-5
      POLS 2240
    • Computer Science A
      3-5
      CSE 1321/L
    • Computer Science Principles
      3-5
      CSE 1300
    • English Language & Composition

      3-4

      5

      ENGL 1101

      ENGL 1101 & 1102

    • English Literature & Composition

      3-4

      5

      ENGL 1101                     

      ENGL 1101 & 1102

    • Environmental Science
      3-5
      SCI 1102
    • European History
      4-5
      HIST 1T00
    • Human Geography
      3-5
      GEOG 1101
    • Latin

      3

      4-5

      LATN 1001 & 1002

      LATN 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

    • Macroeconomics
      3-5
      ECON 2105
    • Microeconomics
      3-5
      ECON 2106
    • Modern Languages: Language & Culture (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish)

      3

      4-5

      xxxx 1001 & xxxx 1002

      xxxx 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

    • Physics 1
      3-5
      PHYS 1111/L
    • Physics 2
      3-5
      PHYS 1112/L
    • Physics B

      3-4

      5

      PHYS 1111/L

      PHYS 1111/L & 1112/L

    • Physics C (Mechanics)
      3-5
      PHYS 2211/L
    • Physics C 
      (Elec. & Mag.)
      3-5
      PHYS 2212/L
    • Psychology
      3-5
      PSYC 1101
    • Spanish Literature and Culture

      3

      4-5

      SPAN 1001 & 1002

      SPAN 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

    • Statistics
      3-5
      STAT 1401
    • United States Government & Politics
      4-5
      POLS 1101^
    • United States History
      4-5
      HIST 2111^
    • World History
      4-5
      HIST 1100

    *May be awarded only after Portfolio Review. Replaces 1T00.

    ^Please check with your academic advisor for options to complete the GA legislative requirement

    1T00 = lower division elective

  • Contact Cambridge International to request your official test scores to be sent to KSU to received credit. Credit is not awarded based upon high school or college transcripts. 

    Unless otherwise noted, passing scores are a, b, c, d, and e (not based on the U.S. grading system). 

    • A Level Exam
      Equivalence
    • Biology
      BIOL 1107/L & 1108/L
    • Chemistry
      CHEM 1211/L & 1212/L
    • Computer Science
      CSE 1300 (or CSE 1321/L and/or CSE 1322/L)*
    • Economics
      ECON 2105 & 2106
    • English Language
      ENGL 1101 & 2110
    • English Literature
      ENGL 1101 & 2110
    • Mathematics
      MATH 1113 & 1190
    • Physics
      PHYS 1111/L & 1112/L
    • Psychology
      PSYC 2T00

    *May be awarded only after passing Advanced Standing Examination. Replaces CSE 1300. Contact you academic advisor for more information.

    2T00 = lower division elective

  • Contact Cambridge International to request your official test scores to be sent to KSU to received credit. 

    Unless otherwise noted, passing scores are a, b, c, d, and e (not based on the U.S. grading system). 

    • AS Level Exam
      Equivalence
    • Biology
      BIOL 1107/L
    • Chemistry
      CHEM 1211/L
    • Computer Science
      CSE 1300
    • English Language
      ENGL 1101
    • English - Language & Literature
      ENGL 1101
    • English Literature
      ENGL 2110
    • English General Paper
      ELEC 1T00
    • Mathematics
      MATH 1113
    • Physics
      PHYS 1111/L
    • Psychology
      PSYC 2000

    1T00 = lower division elective

  • Contact the Caribbean Examinations Council to request your official CAPE test scores to be sent to KSU to receive credit. Credit is not awarded based upon high school or college transcripts.

    Unless otherwise noted, passing unit scores are I, II, III, IV, and V.

    • CAPE Unit
      Equivalence
    • Accounting Unit 1
      ACCT 2101
    • Accounting Unit 2
      ACCT 2102
    • Applied Mathematics Unit 1
      STAT 1401
    • Art & Design Unit 1
      ART 1107 & 1T00 (or ART 1100*)
    • Art & Design Unit 2
      ART 1107 & 1T00 (or ART 1200*)
    • Biology Unit 1
      SCI 1101
    • Biology Unit 2
      SCI 1102
    • Caribbean Studies Unit 1
      AADS 1102
    • Chemistry Unit 1
      CHEM 1151/L
    • Chemistry Unit 2
      CHEM 1152/L
    • Communication Studies Unit 1
      ENGL 1101
    • Computer Science Unit 1 AND Unit 2
      IT 1113
    • Economics Unit 1
      ECON 2106
    • Economics Unit 2
      ECON 2105
    • Food and Nutrition Unit 1
      ES 2500
    • Food and Nutrition Unit 2
      ES 3300
    • French Unit 1
      FREN 1001 & 1002
    • French Unit 2
      FREN 1002, 2001 & 2002
    • Geography Unit 1
      GEOG 1101
    • Geography Unit 2
      GEOG 1130
    • Green Engineering Unit 1 AND Unit 2
      IET 3511
    • History Unit 1
      HIST 1T00
    • History Unit 2
      HIST 1T00
    • Information Technology Unit 1 AND Unit 2
      ICT 2101
    • Integrative Mathematics Unit 1
      MATH 1111 & 1160
    • Literatures in English Unit 1
      ENGL 2110
    • Literatures in English Unit 2
      ENGL 2110
    • Logistics & Supply Chain Operations Unit 1 AND Unit 2
      IET 2449
    • Physics Unit 1
      PHYS 1111/L
    • Physics Unit 2
      PHYS 1112/L
    • Pure Mathematics Unit 1
      MATH 1113
    • Pure Mathematics Unit 1 AND Unit 2
      MATH 1113 & 1190
    • Sociology Unit 1 AND Unit 2
      SOCI 1101
    • Spanish Unit 1
      SPAN 1001 & 1002
    • Spanish Unit 2
      SPAN 1002, 2001 & 2002

    *May be awarded only after Portfolio Review. Replaces 1T00.

    1T00 = lower division elective

  • Contact the College Board to request your official CLEP test scores to be sent to KSU to receive credit. Credit may not be awarded for a course previously failed or audited. Credit is not awarded based upon high school or college transcripts. 

    KSU students: If you are interested in taking any of these exams, visit the KSU Testing Center.

    • CLEP Exam
      Minimum Score
      Equivalence
    • American Government
      50
      POLS 1101^
    • American Literature
      50
      ENGL 2130
    • Analyzing & Interpreting Literature
      50
      ENGL 2110
    • Biology
      50
      SCI 1101
    • Calculus
      50
      MATH 1190
    • Chemistry

      50

      70

      CHEM 1211/L

      CHEM 1211/L & 1212/L

    • College Algebra
      50
      MATH 1111
    • College Composition Modular 
      50
      ENGL 1101*
    • College Mathematics
      50
      MATH 1T00
    • English Literature
      50
      ENGL 2120
    • Financial Accounting
      50
      ACCT 2101
    • French Language

      50

      59

      FREN 1001 & 1002

      FREN 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

    • German Language

      50

      60

      GRMN 1001 & 1002

      GRMN 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

    • History of the U.S. I 
      50
      ELEC 1T00
    • History of the U.S. II 
      50
      ELEC 1T00
    • Human Growth and Development
      50
      PSYC 2103
    • Intro to Educational Psychology 
      50
      PSYC 3010
    • Introductory Psychology
      50
      PSYC 1101
    • Introductory Business Law
      50
      BLAW 2200
    • Introductory Sociology
      50
      SOCI 1101
    • Precalculus
      50
      MATH 1113
    • Principles of Macroeconomics
      50
      ECON 2105
    • Principles of Microeconomics
      50
      ECON 2106
    • Western Civilization I
      50
      HIST 1T00
    • Western Civilization II 
      50
      HIST 1T00
    • Spanish Language

      50

      63

      SPAN 1001 & 1002

      SPAN 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

    • Spanish with Writing

      50

      65

      SPAN 1001 & 1002

      SPAN 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

    * Separate essay is required. Please check with the testing center for more information.

    ^Please check with your academic advisor for options to complete the GA legislative requirement

    1T00 = lower division elective

  • Go to getcollegecredit.com to request your official DSST test scores to be sent to KSU to receive credit. Credit may not be awarded for a course previously failed or audited. Credit is not awarded based upon high school or college transcripts. 

    KSU students: If you are interested in taking any of these exams, visit the KSU Testing Center.

    • DSST Exam
      Score
      2008 Revised Exam Scores
      Equivalence
    • A History of Vietnam War
       
      400
      HIST 2T00
    • Art of the Western World
       
      400
      ART 1107
    • Astronomy
      48
      400
      ASTR 1000K
    • Business Ethics & Society
       
      400
      PHIL 1T00
    • Business Mathematics
      48
      400
      MATH 1T00
    • Criminal Justice
       
      400
      CRJU 1101*
    • Computing and Information Technology (Formerly, Introduction to Computing)
       
      400
      CSE 1300
    • Environment and Humanity (Replaced by Environmental Science in 2018)
      48
      400
      STS 1101
    • Environmental Science
       
      400
      SCI 1102
    • Ethics in America
       
      400
      PHIL 1T00
    • Ethics in Technology
       
      400
      PHIL 1T00
    • Fundamentals of College Algebra
      47
      400
      MATH 1111
    • Fundamentals of Counseling

      45

       

      400

      440

      PSYC 2T00

      PSYC 4440

    • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
       

      400

      CYBR 3100**

    • General Anthropology
      47
      400
      ANTH 1102
    • History of the Soviet Union (Formerly titled: The Rise & Fall of the Soviet Union)

       
      400
      HIST 2T00
    • Health & Human Development (formerly Here's to Your Health)

       
      400
      WELL 2000
    • Intro to Geography (Formerly titled: Human/Cultural Geography)
      48
      400
      GEOG 1130
    • Introduction to World Religions
       
      400
      RELS 1102
    • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
      46
      400
      PSYC 2103
    • Math for Liberal Arts
       
      400
      MATH 1101
    • Personal Finance
      46
      400
      FIN 2500
    • Principles of Advanced English Composition
       
      400
      ENGL 1101
    • Principles of Public Speaking
      47
      400
      COM 2129
    • Principles of Statistics
      48
      400
      STAT 1401(or IET 2227)
    • Substance Abuse
       
      400
      SOCI 4200*
    • The Civil War and Reconstruction
       
      400
      HIST 2T00
    • Technical Writing
       
      400
      ELEC 2T00

    *Only one attempt permitted for this exam

    **Exam does not exempt undergraduate major prerequisites. For MS-Cyber Foundations of Cybersecurity entry requirement: Exemption may be granted with a minimum score of 440

    1T00 or 2T00 = Lower division elective

  • For IB results or IB transcript, please visit www.ibo.org and request a official hard copy be mailed to KSU (electronic submittal is not available at this time). Credit is not awarded based upon high school or college transcripts. 

    • IB Subject
      IB Score
      Equivalency
    • Business and Organization
      4-7
      ELEC 1T00
    • Business Management
      4-7
      ELEC 1T00
    • Biology SL

      4

      5

      6-7

      No Credit Awarded

      SCI 1101

      SCI 1101 & 1102

    • Biology HL

      4

      5

      6-7

      SCI 1101

      BIOL 1107/L

      BIOL 1107/L & 1108/L

    • Chemistry SL

      4

      5-6

      7

      No Credit Awarded

      CHEM 1151/L

      CHEM 1211/L

    • Chemistry HL

      4-5

      6

      7

      CHEM 1151/L

      CHEM 1211/L

      CHEM 1211/L & 1212/L

    • Classical Languages (Latin or Greek)

      4-5

      6-7

      xxxx 1001, 1002 & 2001

      xxxx 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

    • Computer Science SL
      4-7
      CSE 1300
    • Computer Science HL
      4-7
      CSE 1300
    • Computer Science SL/HL with D Option
      4-7
      CSE 1321/L
    • Economics SL

      4

      5

      6-7

      No Credit Awarded

      ECON 1000

      ECON 1000 & 2106 (or 2105 instead if Area E4 already met)

    • Economics HL

      4

      5-6

       

      7

      ECON 1000

      ECON 1000 & 2106 (or 2105 instead if Area E4 already met)

      ECON 1000, 2105 & 2106

    • English Language A: Language & Literature SL

      4-5

      6-7

      ELEC 1T00

      ENGL 1101 & 2110

    • English Language A: Language & Literature HL

      4-5

      6-7

      ENGL 1101

      ENGL 1101 & 2110

    • English Language A: Literature

      4-5

      6-7

      ELEC 1T00

      ENGL 2110

    • English B
      4-7
      ENGL 1101
    • Film SL

      4-5

      6-7

      ART 1107

      TPS 1107

    • Film HL
      4-7
      TPS 1T00 & 1107
    • Language B: All Foreign Languages

      4-5

      6-7

      xxxx 1001, 1002 & 2001

      xxxx 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

    • Foreign Language ab initio: All Foreign Languages

      4

      5

      6-7

      xxxx 1001 & 1002

      xxxx 1001, 1002 & 2001

      xxxx 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

    • Geography SL
      4-7
      GEOG 1130
    • Geography HL
      4-7
      GEOG 3330
    • Global Politics SL/HL

      4

      5-7

      No Credit Awarded

      POLS 2401

    • HIstory SL
      4-7
      HIST 1T00
    • History HL: Americas

      4

      5

      6-7

      HIST 2T00

      HIST 2111^

      HIST 2T00 & 2111^

    • History HL: Europe

      4-5

      6-7

      HIST 2T00

      HIST 1T00 & HIST 2T00

    • History HL: Africa & Middle East

      4-5

      6-7

      HIST 2T00

      HIST 1T00 & 2T00

    • History HL: Asia & Oceania

      4-5

      6-7

      HIST 2T00

      HIST 1T00 & 2T00

    • Information Technology in a Global Society
      4-7
      ICT 2101
    • Literature & Performance

      4-5

      6-7

      TPS 2T00

      TPS 3000

    • Mathematics SL/HL
      4-7
      MATH 1113
    • Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches SL

      4

      5

      6-7

      No Credit Awarded

      MATH 1101

      MATH 1111

    • Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches HL

      4

      5

      6-7

      MATH 1111

      MATH 1113

      MATH 1190

    • Mathematics: Applications & Interpretation SL

      4

      5-7

      No Credit Awarded

      MATH 1101

    • Mathematics: Applications & Interpretation HL

      4 - 7

      MATH 1101

    • Mathematical Studies SL
      4-7
      MATH 1T00
    • Philosophy SL
      4-7
      PHIL 2010
    • Philosophy HL

      4-5

      6-7

      PHIL 2010

      PHIL 2T00 & 2010

    • Physics SL

      4

      5

      6-7

      No Credit Awarded

      PHYS 1111/L

      PHYS 1111/L & 1112/L

    • Physics HL

      4

      5

      6-7

      PHYS 1111/L

      PHYS 1111/L & 1112/L

      PHYS 2211/L & 2212/L

    • Psychology
      4-7
      PSYC 1101
    • Social & Cultural Anthropology
      4-7
      ANTH 3307
    • Sports, Exercise & Health Science SL
      4-7
      ES 2290
    • Theatre SL 
      4-7
      TPS 1107
    • Theatre HL

      4-5

      6-7

      TPS 2T00

      TPS 3T00

    • Visual Arts SL
      4-7
      ART 1107
    • Visual Arts HL

      4-5

      6-7

      ART 1107

      ART 1107 & 1T00 (or ART 1100*)

    *May be awarded only after Portfolio Review. Replaces 1T00

    ^Please check with your academic advisor for options to complete the GA legislative requirement

    1T00 & 2T00 = Lower division elective

    3T00 = Upper division elective

  • Some departments offer departmental challenge exams for advanced standing, which provides those students who demonstrate satisfactory evidence of acquired knowledge from prior learning to receive course credit. 

    If you are seeking permission to take challenge exams for BIOL 2221, BIOL 2222, BIOL 3317 or CRJU 3315 make the request through Owl Express. See Student Credit by Examination Application for further instructions.

    Other requests for credit by exam should be initiated with a PLA coordinator. Please complete the PLA Inquiry Form to initiate the process.

  • If you want to take a foreign language test for college credit you can do so by using the Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) offered by Brigham Young University. You can earn 3, 6, 9 or 12 credit hours based on your proficiency level in any of the languages in the table below. Exam credits awarded will correspond to the KSU language course listing or foreign language if there is no associated KSU course at levels 1001, 1002, 2001 and 2002.
    • FLATS Tests Available
    • Afrikaans
      Albanian
      Arabic
    • Armenian
      Bulgarian
      Cambodian
    • Cantonese
      Cebuano
      Croatian
    • Czech
      Danish
      Dutch
    • Fijian
      Finnish
      French
    • Georgian
      German
      Greek
    • Haitian-Creole
      Hmong
      Hungarian
    • Icelandic
      Ilonggo-Hiligaynon
      Indonesian
    • Italian
      Japanese
      Korean
    • Latvian
      Lithuanian
      Malagasy
    • Malay
      Mandarin
      Mongolian
    • Norwegian
      Persian-Farsi
      Polish
    • Portuguese
      Romanian
      Russian
    • Samoan
      Serbian
      Spanish
    • Swedish
      Tagalog
      Tahitian
    • Thai
      Tongan
      Ukrainian
    • Vietnamese
       
       

    Setting up your FLATS exam is a two-step process. First, register for and purchase your FLATS exam for $50 per exam through BYU's FLATS Department. Click here and follow the instructions on BYU's website.

    Use the information below to fill out the proctor information section on the registration form:

    Name: Darrin Theriault 
    Department: KSU Academic Testing Services 
    Educational Institution: Kennesaw State University 
    Address: 3333 Busbee Drive, MD 3313 
    City, State, Zip Code: Kennesaw, GA 30144 
    Phone: 470-578-4800 
    Email: ksutesting@kennesaw.edu

    After registering for your exam you will receive an email with instructions and a unique confirmation number and online password. Schedule your appointment at one of our two testing centers and pay your $30 test administration fee by clicking here. On the day of your test, remember to bring your confirmation number, password and KSU appointment ticket with bar code to the testing center.

 

  

 

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