​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 Examinations

Exam, Subject/Title Minimum score Awardable credit Equivalent SU course Recommending school/college Additional 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 Credit

Exam, Subject/Title Minimum score Awardable credit Equivalent SU course Recommending 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 Credit

IB higher level examination+A20:C29 Minimum score Syracuse 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