Credit By Examination, AP, CLEP, IB

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Students entering Texas Woman’s University may be able to gain University semester credit hours for examinations. There are several types of examinations that may earn college semester credit hours with a minimum score requirement. They include:

  1. The Advanced Placement Program (AP)
  2. The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  3. The International Baccalaureate Program (IB)
  4. Professional society tests in specific disciplines
  5. Departmental examination and/or reviews

Semester credit hours will be placed on the student’s permanent record upon admission to TWU, to facilitate advising. Semester credit hours received at another college or university for these tests will be accepted to TWU as transfer credits where applicable upon receipt of an official transcript. A student may not receive semester credit hours by examination for a TWU course in which she or he has enrolled. No more than 30 semester credit hours can be received as credit by examination (AP/CLEP/IB). Official score reports may be submitted to the Office of Admissions Processing directly from the test agency, recorded on an official high school transcript, or by an official student test score report submitted to the Office of Admissions or the Office of Admissions Processing. Please refer to the TWU AP, CLEP AND IB webpage for the most up to date information.

Satisfactory Scores Required to Earn College Semester Credit Hours

CLEP Subject Examinations

History and Social Sciences

CLEP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
American Government50GOV 20133
History of the United States I50HIST 10133
History of the United States II50HIST 10233
Introduction to Sociology50SOCI 10133
Social Science & History50SOCI 10003
Western Civilization I50HIST 10003
Western Civilization II50HIST 10003
Human Growth & Development50PSY 16033
Introduction to Educational Psychology50PSY 10003
Introduction to Psychology50PSY 10133

Composition & Literature

CLEP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
College Composition50ENG 10133
American Literature50ENG 20433
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature50ENG 10003
English Literature50ENG 20133
80ENG 2013, ENG 20236
Humanities50HUMA 10003
Principles of Macroeconomics50ECO 10233
Principles of Microeconomics50ECO 10133

Science

CLEP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Biology50BIOL 1111, BIOL 1113, BIOL 1121, BIOL 11238
Chemistry50CHEM 1111, CHEM 1113, CHEM 1121, CHEM 11238
Natural Sciences50SCI 11144

Mathematics

CLEP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Calculus50MATH 20144
College Algebra50MATH 13033
College Mathematics50MATH 10133
Precalculus50MATH 13133

World Languages

CLEP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
French I44-58FR 10133
French II59-79FR 1013, FR 10236
80FR 1013, FR 1023, FR 10009
German I50-58FL 10003
German II59-79FL 10006
80FL 10009
Spanish I50-57SPAN 10133
58-65SPAN 1013, SPAN 10236
Spanish II66-73SPAN 1013, SPAN 1023, SPAN 10339
74-80SPAN 1013, SPAN 1023, SPAN 1033, SPAN 104312

Business

CLEP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Financial Accounting50BUS 20433
Information Systems & Computer Applications50CSCI 14033
Introductory Business Law50BUS 10003
Principles of Marketing50BUS 10003
Principles of Management50BUS 10003

AP Scores Required to Earn College Semester Credit Hours

Arts

AP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Art History4ART 27133
Music Theory4MU 1521, MU 15233
Studio Art: 2-D Design4ART 12033
Studio Art: 3-D Design4ART 12133
Studio Art: Drawing4ART 13033

English

AP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
English Language & Composition4ENG 10133
5ENG 1013, ENG 10236
English Literature & Composition4ENG 21433

History  & Social Science

AP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Comparative Government & Politics3GOV 37233
European History3HIST 4513, HIST 46636
Human Geography3SOCI 32833
Macroeconomics3ECO 10233
Microeconomics3ECO 10133
Psychology3PSY 10133
United States Government & Politics3GOV 20133
United States History3HIST 1013, HIST 10236
World History3HIST 2013, HIST 20236

Mathematics & Computer Science

AP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Calculus AB3MATH 20144
Calculus BC3MATH 2014, MATH 20248
Computer Science A3CSCI 1421, CSCI 14234
Statistics3MATH 17033

Sciences

AP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Biology3BIOL 1111, BIOL 11134
Chemistry4CHEM 1111. CHEM 1113, CHEM 1121, CHEM 11238
Environmental Science3BIOL 1021, BIOL 10224
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism3PHYS 2161, PHYS 21634
Physics C: Mechanics3PHYS 2151, PHYS 21534

World Languages & Culture

AP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Chinese Language & Culture3FL 10003
4FL 10006
5FL 10009
French Language & Culture3FR 10133
4FR 1013, FR 10236
5FR 1013, FR 1023, FR 10009
German Language & Culture3FL 10003
4FL 10006
5FL 10009
Italian Language & Culture3FL 10003
4FL 10006
5FL 10009
Japanese Language & Culture3FL 10003
4FL 10006
5FL 10009
Latin3FL 10003
4FL 10006
5FL 10009
Spanish Language3SPAN 10133
4SPAN 1013, SPAN 10236
5SPAN 1013, SPAN 1023, SPAN 10339
Spanish Literature & Culture5SPAN 31533

International Baccalaureate (IB) Equivalency Chart

Texas Woman’s University recognizes the strength of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and has approved the granting of course semester credit hours for a 4 or higher on the Standard and Higher Level (HL) exams. Any entering freshman who holds an IB diploma with a score of 4 or higher on all subject exams will be granted a minimum of 24 college semester credit hours. Students from high schools that offer IB courses, but not the diploma, may receive semester credit hours. The exam level and scores detailed below will determine the amount of course credit awarded.

IB Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits Meets Core
Biology (SL)4 or higherBIOL 1111, BIOL 11134Yes
Biology (HL)4 or higherBIOL 1111, BIOL 1113, BIOL 1121, BIOL 11238
Business & Management4,5,6,7BUS 10003Yes
Chemistry (SL)4 or higher CHEM 1011, CHEM 10134Yes
Chemistry (HL)4 or higherCHEM 1011, CHEM 1013, CHEM 1111, CHEM 1113, CHEM 1121, CHEM 112312
Computer Science4 or higherCSCI 10004Yes
Dance (SL/HS)4 or higherDNCE 23933
Economics (SL)4,5,6,7ECO 10233Yes
Economics (HL)4,5,6,7ECO 1013, ECO 10236
English A: Language & Literature (SL) 4 or higherENG 10133Yes
English A: Language & Literature (HL)4 or higherENG 10133Yes
Language A: Literature (SL)4 or higherENG 10003Yes
Language A: Literature (HL)4 or higherENG 1000 can be subbed for LPC core area6Yes
Extended Essay4 or higher on English A, and C or better on Extended EssayENG 10233Yes
Environmental Syst.4 or higherSCI 21133Yes
Film (SL/HL)4 or higherDRAM 10003
Geography4,5,6,7SOCI 32733
Greek, Classical4 or higher FL 10003
HistoryYes
Americas4,5,6,7HIST 1013, HIST 10236Yes
Europe4,5,6,7HIST TITLE6
Africa4,5,6,7HIST TITLE6
E & SE Asia & Oceania4,5,6,7HIST TITLE6
S. Asia & Middle East4,5,6,7HIST TITLE6
Islamic History4,5,6,7HIST TITLE6
Information Technology in a Global Society4 or higherCSCI 14033
Latin (SL)4 or higherFL 10003
Latin (HL)4 or higherFL 10006
Mathematics
Mathematics (HL) w/Further Mathematics 4,5,6,7MATH 20144Yes
Mathematical Methods4,5,6,7MATH 13133Yes
Mathematical Studies4,5,6,7MATH 10133Yes
Modern Languages
Language A1 or A2 (SL)
French4,5,6,7FR 10133
German4,5,6,7FL TITLE3
Portuguese4,5,6,7FL TITLE3
Russian4,5,6,7FL TITLE 3
Spanish4,5,6,7SPAN 10133
Other Languages4,5,6,7FL TITLE3
Language A1 or A2 (HL)
French4,5,6,7FR 1013, FR 10236
German4,5,6,7FL TITLE6
Portuguese4,5,6,7FL TITLE6
Russian4,5,6,7FL TITLE6
Spanish4,5,6,7SPAN 1013, SPAN 10236
Other Languages4,5,6,7FL TITLE 6Yes
Language B (SL)
French4,5,6,7FR 10133
German4,5,6,7FL TITLE3
Portuguese4,5,6,7FL TITLE3
Russian4,5,6,7FL TITLE3
Spanish4,5,6,7SPAN 10133
Other Languages4,5,6,7FL TITLE3
Language B (HL)
French4,5,6,7FR 1013, FR 10236
German4,5,6,7FL TITLE6
Portuguese4,5,6,7FL TITLE6
Russian4,5,6,7FL TITLE6
Spanish4,5,6,7SPAN 1013, SPAN 10236
Other Languages4,5,6,7FL TITLE6
Language AB
French4,5,6,7FR 10133
German4,5,6,7FL TITLE3
Portuguese4,5,6,7,FL TITLE3
Russian4,5,6,7FL TITLE3
Spanish4,5,6,7SPAN 10133
Other Languages4,5,6,7FL TITLE3
Music (SL/HL)4 or higherMU 27133Yes
Philosophy4,5,6,7PHIL 10233Yes
Physics (SL)4 or higherPHYS 1131, PHYS 11334Yes
Physics (HL)4 or higherPHYS 1131, PHYS 1133, PHYS 1141, PHYS 11438Yes
Psychology4,5,6,7PSY 10133Yes
Theatre Arts (SL/HL)4 or higherDRAM 24933Yes
Visual Arts (SL/HL)4 or higherART 27133Yes
World Religions (SL)4 or higherPHIL 20533

International Baccalaureate transcripts should be sent to:
Texas Woman’s University
Office of Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649