Credit By Exam

Undergraduate students may earn credit by exam, with department approval, through qualifying scores on the following examinations:

An examination for credit cannot be taken while enrolled in, after enrollment or after withdrawing from the course in which the examination for credit is requested.

The Office of University Registrar may award credit only upon receipt of official results directly from the testing service.

College Board Advanced Placement (AP)

Area Test Name SLU Equivalent Score Needed Credit Awarded
Biology Principles of Biology BIOL 1100 4 4
Chemistry General Chemistry CHEM 1110, CHEM 1115, CHEM 1120, CHEM 1125 5 8
Chinese Chinese Language^ CHIN 1020 3 3
Chinese Chinese Language^ CHIN 2010 4 3
Computer Science Computer Sci. Principles CSCI 1010 4 3
Computer Science Computer Sci. A CSCI 1300 4 4
Earth Sciences Intro, Enviro. Science EAS 1080 4 3
Economics Principles of Microeconomics & Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 1900, ECON 1ELE 4 (on both tests) 6
English Lang. & Comp. ENGL 1900 4 3
English Lit. and Comp. ENGL 2020 4 3
Fine and Performing Arts Art History ARTH 1010 4 3
Fine and Performing Arts Studio Art (Drawing) ART 2000 4 3
Fine and Performing Arts Studio Art (2-D Design) ART 2100 4 3
Fine and Performing Arts Studio Art (3-D Design) ART 2120 4 3
French French Language^ FREN 1020 3 3
French French Language^ FREN 2010 4 3
French French Literature^ FREN 1020 3 3
French French Literature^ FREN 2010 4 3
German German Language^ GR 1020 3 3
German German Language^ GR 2010 4 3
History U.S. History HIST 1600 4 3
History World History HIST 1120 4 3
History European History HIST 1120 4 3
Italian Italian Lang. & Culture^ ITAL 1020 3 3
Italian Italian Lang. & Culture^ ITAL 2010 4 3
Latin Latin Literature^ LATN 1020 3 3
Latin Latin Literature^ LATN 2010 4 3
Latin Vergil^ LATN 1020 3 3
Latin Vergil^ LATN 2010 4 3
Mathematics Calculus AB (or AB subtest of BC)* MATH 1510 4 4
Mathematics Calculus BC MATH 1510, MATH 1520 4 8
Mathematics Statistics STAT 1300 4 3
Physics Physics I PHYS 1220 4 4
Physics Physics II PHYS 1240 4 4
Physics Physics C PHYS 1610, PHYS 1620 5 4
Political Science U.S. Government & Politics POLS 1100 4 3
Political Science Comparative Politics POLS 1500 4 3
Psychology General Psychology PSY 1010 4 3
Sociology Human Geography SOC 1180 4 3
Sociology Introduction to Sociology SOC 1100 4 3
Spanish Spanish Language^ SPAN 1020 3 3
Spanish Spanish Language^ SPAN 2010 4 3
*

Students who receive 1818 Mathematics credit by examination in this course are not eligible to receive AP credit.

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For each College Board Advanced Placement (AP) score, credit will be given only for the level indicated.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Area Test Name SLU Equivalent Score Needed Credit Awarded
Biology Principles of Biology BIOL 1100 60 4
Education Psychology of Teaching EDF 4800 50* 3
Financial Accounting Introduction to Accounting ACCT 2200 52 3
Psychology General Psychology PSY 1010 51 3
Sociology Introduction to Sociology SOC 1100 51 3
*

Departmental exam also required; may be taken fall or spring semester. 

French Baccalaureate

Students who obtain a coefficient of 4 or higher and a grade/score of 12 or higher on courses in pursuit of a French Baccalaureate degree will be granted up to 8 course credits for college work in the appropriate subject and will receive placement at the discretion of the department.
The Office of University Registrar may award credit only upon receipt of official scores/transcripts of the French Baccalaureate.

International Baccalaureate (IB) 

Area Test Name SLU Equivalent Score Needed Credit Awarded
The Arts Dance (HL) DANC 2000 5 3
The Arts Film (SL) FMST 1450 5 3
The Arts Film (HL) FMST 1450, CMM 2500 5 4
The Arts Music (HL) MUSC 1ELE 5 3
The Arts Theatre (HL) THR 1000 5 3
The Arts Visual Arts (HL) ARTH 1000 5 3
Individuals and societies Economics (HL) ECON 1900 5 3
Individuals and societies Geography (HL) EAS 1170 5 3
Individuals and societies Global Politics (HL) POLS 1600 6 3
Individuals and societies History (HL) HIST 1ELE 6 6
Individuals and societies Philosophy (HL) PHIL 1050 6 3
Individuals and societies Psychology (HL) PSY 1010 5 3
Individuals and societies Social and cultural anthropology (HL) ANTH 1200 5 3
Language acquisition English Language A: language and literature (HL) ENGL 1900, ENGL 2020 6 6
Language acquisition English A Literature (HL) ENGL 2020 6 3
Language acquisition French Language B^ (HL) FREN 1010 4 3
Language acquisition French Language B^ (HL) FREN 1020 5 3
Language acquisition French Language B^ (HL) FREN 2010 6 3
Language acquisition German Language B^ (HL) GR 1010 4 3
Language acquisition German Language B^ (HL) GR 1020 5 3
Language acquisition German Language B^ (HL) GR 2010 6 3
Language acquisition Greek Language B^ (HL) GK 1010 4 3
Language acquisition Greek Language B^ (HL) GK 1020 5 3
Language acquisition Greek Language B^ (HL) GK 2010 6 3
Language acquisition Latin Language B^ (HL) LATN 1010 4 3
Language acquisition Latin Language B^ (HL) LATN 1020 5 3
Language acquisition Latin Language B^ (HL) LATN 2010 6 3
Language acquisition Spanish Language B^ (HL) SPAN 1010 4 3
Language acquisition Spanish Language B^ (HL) SPAN 1020 5 3
Language acquisition Spanish Language B^ (HL) SPAN 2010 6 3
Mathematics Analysis & Approaches (HL) MATH 1510 5 4
Mathematics Applications & Interpretation (HL) STAT 1300 5 3
Sciences Biology (HL) BIOL 1240, BIOL 1245, BIOL 1260, BIOL 1265 5 8
Sciences Chemistry (HL) CHEM 1110, CHEM 1115, CHEM 1120, CHEM 1125 5 8
Sciences Computer Science (HL) CSCI 1010, CSCI 1300 5 7
Sciences Physics (HL) PHYS 1220, PHYS 1240 5 8
Sciences Sports, exercise and health science (HL) BIOL 1460 5 3
*

Saint Louis University departmental exam also required; may be taken fall or spring semester.

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For each International Baccalaureate (IB) score, credit will be given only for the level indicated.