​AP/IB/CLEP Credit Transfer

Wondering how your Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP credits might transfer? Syracuse University accepts a wide variety of course credits. Check the charts below for specifics.

College Board Advanced Placement ExaminationsLink

Exam, Subject/TitleMinimum scoreAwardable creditEquivalent SU courseRecommending school/collegeAdditional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Art/2-D Design
Minimum score
5
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
Studio Elective
Recommending school/college
Visual and Performing Arts
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Visual and Performing Arts Does not count toward Art, Design or Transmedia required first-year studio courses
Exam, Subject/Title
Art/Drawing
Minimum score
5
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
Studio Elective
Recommending school/college
Visual and Performing Arts
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Visual and Performing Arts Does not count toward Art, Design Transmedia required first-year studio courses
Exam, Subject/Title
Art History
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
6
Equivalent SU course
HOA 105, HOA 106
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Biology
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
8
Equivalent SU course
BIO 121, BIO 123, BIO 124
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Chemistry
Minimum score
3 or 4
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
CHE 103
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Arts 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.
Exam, Subject/Title
Minimum score
5
Awardable credit
8
Equivalent SU course
CHE 106/CHE 107 and
Recommending school/college
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Minimum score
Awardable credit
Equivalent SU course
CHE 116/CHE 117
Recommending school/college
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Chinese
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
CHI 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Public 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.
Exam, Subject/Title
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
CHI 201
Recommending school/college
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Comparative Government and Politics
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
PSC 123
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Computer Science A or Computer Science AB
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
CPS 196
Recommending school/college
Engineering and Computer Science
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Engineering and Computer Science Students will receive this credit only upon approval of their department chair.
Exam, Subject/Title
English Language and Composition
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
6
Equivalent SU course
WRT 105 - WRT 205
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
English Literature and Composition
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
6
Equivalent SU course
ETS 151 (or ETS 117 or ETS 118 or ETS 152 or ETS 153) and WRT 105
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Arts 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.
Exam, Subject/Title
Environmental Science
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
EAR 200
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
European History
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
6
Equivalent SU course
HST 111, HST 112
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
French Language and Culture
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
FRE 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Public Communications Must also place out of FRE 102 on the placement examination.
Exam, Subject/Title
German Language and Culture
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
GER 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Public Communications Must also place out of GER 102 on the placement examination.
Exam, Subject/Title
Human Geography
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
GEO 105 or GEO 171
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Italian Language and Culture
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
ITA 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Public Communications Must also place out of ITA 102 (with score of 3).
Exam, Subject/Title
Japanese Language and Culture
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
JPS 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Public 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.
Exam, Subject/Title
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
JPS 201
Recommending school/college
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Latin
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
LAT 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Public 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.
Exam, Subject/Title
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
LAT 201
Recommending school/college
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Minimum score
5
Awardable credit
7
Equivalent SU course
LAT 201, LAT 320
Recommending school/college
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Macroeconomics
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
ECN 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Mathematics- Calculus AB
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
MAT 285
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Engineering and Computer Science Four credits awarded for MAT 295 only, pending results of the math placement examination.
Exam, Subject/Title
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
6 or 4
Equivalent SU course
MAT 285 and MAT 286 or MAT 185
Recommending school/college
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Mathematics- Calculus BC
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
8
Equivalent SU course
MAT 295, MAT 296
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Engineering and Computer Science Up to 8 credits awarded for MAT 295 only, pending results of the math placement examination.
Exam, Subject/Title
Mathematics- Calculus BC-AB subscore
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
MAT 285
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Arts and Sciences Exemption from Quantitative Skills and substitute for MAT 285 in natural sciences and mathematics.
Exam, Subject/Title
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
6 or 4
Equivalent SU course
MAT 285 and MAT 286 or MAT 185
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Mathematics Level II
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
MAT 194
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Microeconomics
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
ECN 101
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Music Theory
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
HOM/MTC 125
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Awarded for non-music majors only
Exam, Subject/Title
Physics I
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
PHY 101
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Physics II
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
PHY 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Physics B
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
8
Equivalent SU course
PHY 101, PHY 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Education (Inclusive) will accept a score of 3 only after a grade of B+ or higher is earned in a Syracuse lab/science course.
Exam, Subject/Title
Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism)
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
PHY 102 or PHY 212, PHY 222
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Physics C (Mechanics)
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
PHY 101 or PHY 211, PHY 221
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Psychology
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
PSY 205
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Spanish Language
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
SPA 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Public Communications Must also place out of SPA 102 on the placement examination.
Exam, Subject/Title
Spanish Literature
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
SPA 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
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 placement examination.
Exam, Subject/Title
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
SPA 201
Recommending school/college
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
Statistics
Minimum score
3
Awardable credit
3 or 4
Equivalent SU course
MAT 121 or MAT 221 or STT 101
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Management Credit accepted as MAS 261.
Exam, Subject/Title
U.S. Government and Politics
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
PSC 121
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
U.S. History
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
6
Equivalent SU course
HST 101, HST 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications
Exam, Subject/Title
World History
Minimum score
4
Awardable credit
6
Equivalent SU course
HST 121, HST 122
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Additional school/college requirements or qualifications

CLEP Examination CreditLink

Exam, Subject/TitleMinimum scoreAwardable creditEquivalent SU courseRecommending school/college
Exam, Subject/Title
American Literature
Minimum score
50
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
ETS 118
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Exam, Subject/Title
French Level I
Minimum score
50, plus passing of oral test at SU
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
FRE 101
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Exam, Subject/Title
French Level II
Minimum score
62, plus passing of oral test at SU
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
FRE 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Exam, Subject/Title
General Biology
Minimum score
70
Awardable credit
8
Equivalent SU course
BIO 121, BIO 123, BIO 124
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Exam, Subject/Title
General Chemistry
Minimum score
50
Awardable credit
6
Equivalent SU course
CHE 106, CHE 116
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Exam, Subject/Title
German Level I
Minimum score
50, plus passing of oral test at SU
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
GER 101
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Exam, Subject/Title
German Level II
Minimum score
63, plus passing of oral test at SU
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
GER 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Exam, Subject/Title
History of U.S. I, II
Minimum score
50
Awardable credit
6
Equivalent SU course
HST 101, HST 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Exam, Subject/Title
Political Science
Minimum score
50
Awardable credit
3
Equivalent SU course
PSC 121
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Exam, Subject/Title
Spanish Level I
Minimum score
50, plus passing of oral test at SU
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
SPA 101
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Exam, Subject/Title
Spanish Level II
Minimum score
66, plus passing of oral test at SU
Awardable credit
4
Equivalent SU course
SPA 102
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences
Exam, Subject/Title
Western Civilization
Minimum score
50
Awardable credit
6
Equivalent SU course
HST 111, HST 112
Recommending school/college
Arts and Sciences

International Baccalaureate CreditLink

IB higher level examination+A20:C29Minimum scoreSyracuse University credit
IB higher level examination+A20:C29
Biology
Minimum score
5
Syracuse University credit
8 credits - BIO 121, 123, 124
IB higher level examination+A20:C29
Business and Management
Minimum score
5
Syracuse University credit
6 credits lower division; free elective only
IB higher level examination+A20:C29
Chemistry
Minimum score
5
Syracuse University credit
7 credits - CHE 103 and 113
IB higher level examination+A20:C29
Economics
Minimum score
5
Syracuse University credit
6 credits - ECN 101 and 102
IB higher level examination+A20:C29
English
Minimum score
5
Syracuse University credit
6 credits - WRT 105 and by petition either ETS 151 & ETS 153
IB higher level examination+A20:C29
Foreign Languages
Minimum score
5
Syracuse University credit
No credit awarded. Exemption from basic and continuing skills in foreign languages according to performance on proficiency examination administered by the department.
IB higher level examination+A20:C29
Geography
Minimum score
5
Syracuse University credit
6 credits - GEO 105 and 273
IB higher level examination+A20:C29
History
Minimum score
5
Syracuse University credit
6 credits lower division
IB higher level examination+A20:C29
Mathematics
Minimum score
5
Syracuse University credit
6 credits - Quantitative skills
IB higher level examination+A20:C29
Philosophy
Minimum score
5
Syracuse University credit
6 credits - PHI 191 and 197
IB higher level examination+A20:C29
Physics
Minimum score
5
Syracuse University credit
8 credits - PHY 101, 102
IB higher level examination+A20:C29
Psychology
Minimum score
5
Syracuse University credit
6 credits - PSY 205 and 274
IB higher level examination+A20:C29
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Minimum score
5
Syracuse University credit
6 credits - ANT 111 and 121