Syracuse University

AP / IB / CLEP Credit Transfer

Advanced Placement Examinations

 Exam Subject/Title
Minimum Score
Awardable Credit
Equivalent SU Course
Recommending School/College
Additional School/College Requirements
or Qualifications
 Art/Drawing 5
3
Studio Elective
Visual and Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts  A maximum of 6 credits will be awarded. Does not count toward Art and Design Freshman Foundation studio courses.
 Art/2-D Design
5
3
Studio Elective
Visual and Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts  A maximum of 6 credits will be awarded. Does not count toward Art and Design Freshman Foundation studio courses.
 Art History
 3 6
FIA 105,106
Arts and Sciences
 
 Biology 4
6
BIO 200
Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences  Students may apply to the chair of Biology for an additional two credits of laboratory with documentation that the grade
on the AP course is an A or B. The total of eight credits of Biology with lab will substitute for BIO 121-123 in Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
 Chemistry

CHE 103
Arts and Sciences
   
 Chinese 3
4
4
4
CHI 102
CHI 201
Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences
 
 Comparative  
 Government and
 Politics
3
3
PSC 123
Arts and Sciences
 
 Computer Science A
 or Computer Science 
 AB
3
3
CPS 196
Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering and Computer Science  Students will receive
this credit only upon approval of their department chair.
 English Language
 and Composition
 3 6
WRT 105-205
Arts and Sciences
Education (Inclusive)  will accept a score of 3 only after a grade of B+ or higher is earned in an SU writing course.
 English Literature and
 Composition
 4 3
ETS 117,118,  151 or 152 or 153
Arts and Sciences  
 Environmental
 Science
3
3
GOL 200
Arts and Sciences  
 European History
4
6
HST 111,112
Arts and Sciences  
 French Language  3
4
FRE 102
Arts and Sciences Public Communications  Must also place out of FRE 102 on the placement examination
 French Literature 3
4
4
4
FRE 102
FRE 201
Arts and Sciences Public Communications  Must also place out of FRE 102 (with a score of 3) or FRE 201 (with a score of 4 or 5) on the placement examination.
 German Language 3 4 GER 102 Arts and Sciences Public Communications  Must also place out of GER 102 on the placement examination
 Human Geography
4
3
GEO 105 or 171
Arts and Sciences  
 Latin,Catulllus-Horace  
 and/or Latin, Virgil
3
4
LAT 102
Arts and Sciences Public Communications  Must also place out of LAT 102 on the placement examination
 Italian Language and
 Culture
3 3 ITA 102 Arts and Sciences Public Communications  Must also place out of ITA 102 (with score of 3) or ITA 201 (with score of 4 or 5) on the placement exam.
 Japanese language and Culture
3
4
4
4
JPS 102
JPS 201
Arts and Sciences  
 Macroeconomics 3
3
ECN 102
Arts and Sciences  
 Microeconomics 3
3
ECN 101
Arts and Sciences  
 Mathematics-
 Calculus  AB
3
4
3
6
MAT 285
MAT 285 and 286 or MAT 295
Arts and Sciences Engineering and Computer Science  4 credits awarded for MAT 295 only, pending results of the math placement examination
 Mathematics-Calculus 
 BC
4 8 MAT 295,296 Arts and Sciences Engineering and Computer Science  Up to 8 credits awarded for MAT 295 and 296, pending results of the math placement examination
 Mathematics Level II
3
3
MAT 194
Arts and Sciences
 
 Music Theory
3
6
FIA 125,126
Arts and Sciences  
 Physics B 3
8
PHY 101,102
Arts and Science Education(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 (Mechanics) 3
4
Phy101 or 211,221
Arts and Sciences  
 Physics C (Electricity
 and Magnetism
3
4
PHY 102 or 212,222
Arts and Sciences  
 Psychology 4
3
PSY 205
Arts and Sciences  
 Spanish Language 3
4
SPA 102
Arts and Sciences Public Communications  Must also place out of SPA 102 on the placement examination
 Spanish Literature 3
4
4
4
SPA 102
SPA 201
Arts and Sciences
Public 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 place examination
 Statistics 3
3
MAT 121,221 or STT 101
Arts and Sciences Management  Credit accepted as MAS 261
 U.S. Government and
 Politics
3
3
PSC 121
Arts and Sciences  
 U.S. History
4
6
HST 101,102
Arts and Sciences  
 World History
4
6
HST 200
Arts and Sciences
 
† Exam offered in Puerto Rico only


International Baccalaureate Course Equivalency Credit

IB Higher Level Examination
 Syracuse University Credit
 Biology  8 credits—BIO 121 and 123
 Business and Organization
 6 credits lower division; free elective only
 Chemistry  6 credits—CHE 103 and 113
 Economics  6 credits—ECN 101 and 102
 English—World Literature
 6 credits lower division
 Foreign Languages
 No credit awarded. Exemption from basic and continuing skills in
foreign  languages according to performance on proficiency 
examination  administered by the department.
 Geography  6 credits—GEO 105 and 173
 History  6 credits lower division
 Mathematics  6 credits—Quantitative skills
 Philosophy  6 credits—PHI 191 and 197
 Physics  8 credits—PHY 101, 102, 111, 112
 Psychology  6 credits—PSY 205 and 274
 Social Anthropology
 6 credits—ANT 111 and 12



CLEP Examination Credit

Exam Subject/Title
Minimum Score
Awardable Credit Equivalent SU Course Recommending School/College
 American Literature
 50, plus passing of
 oral test at SU
 3 ETS 118
Arts and Sciences
 French Level I
 50, plus passing of
 oral test at SU
 4 FRE 101
Arts and Sciences
 French Level II
 62, plus passing of
 oral test at SU
 
FRE 102 Arts and Sciences
 General Biology
 70
 6 BIO 200* Arts and Sciences
 General Chemmistry
 50
 6 CHE 106,116
Arts and Sciences
 German Level I
 50, plus passing of
 oral test at SU
 4 GER 101 Arts and Sciences
 German Level II
 63, plus passing of
 oral test at SU
 4 GER 102 Arts and Sciences
 History of U.S. I, II
 50
 6 HST 101,102
Arts and Sciences
 Political Science
 50
 3 PSC 121
Arts and Sciences
 Spanish Level I
 50, plus passing of
 oral test at SU
 4 SPA 101
Arts and Sciences
 Spanish Level II
 66, plus passing of
 oral test at SU
 4 SPA 102
Arts and Sciences
Western Civilization
 50
 6 HST 111,112
Arts and Sciences
*  Students may apply by petition to the chair of biology for an additional 2 credits of laboratory if they can document a significant lab experience and a grade of B or better in their biology courses. The total of 8 credits of biology with lab experience documented will substitute for BIO 121-123 in natural sciences and mathematics.