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    University of Houston
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Credit by Examination


Admission Requirements  > Evaluation of Credits > Credit by Examination


Many academic departments at the university offer students an opportunity to earn credit without a grade in specific courses through a credit by examination program. The following tests are utilized for placement with credit:

  1. Advanced Placement (AP)
  2. College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  3. Scholastic Aptitude Test-II (SAT-II)
  4. DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
  5. International Baccalaureate (IB)
  6. Departmental tests

The departments participating in this program and the tests that each department uses are in the chart below.

The AP examinations are administered annually in the late spring at high schools that offer College Board Advanced Placement courses. Interested students should consult a high school counselor for information on test centers and test registration procedures.

For information about eligibility for any of the tests or the test dates and registration procedures for CLEP, AP, SAT II, CB, DANTES, and departmental tests, visit:

University Testing Services
University of Houston
204 Student Service Center 1
Houston, TX 77204-3025
713-743-5444
http://ussc.uh.edu/

Exams for Credit/Hours
All Credit by Examination Policies are Subject to Change.

 Course

Test

Minimum Score

Hours/Credit

Core Component Area

ACCT 2331

CLEP: Financial Accounting

55

3

 

ACCT 2332

Departmental Exam

35

3

 

ARAB 1501

Departmental Exam

2.5

5

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

4 SL

5

 

ARAB 1501, 1502

Departmental Exam

3.5

10

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

4 HL; 5 SL

10

 

ARAB 1501, 1502, 2301

AP

5

13

 

Departmental Exam

4.5

13

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

5 HL; 6 SL

13

 

ARAB 1501, 1502, 2301, 2302

AP

5

13 (capped at 13 credits)

 

Departmental Exam

5.5

13 (capped at 13 credits)

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

6 HL; 7 SL

13 (capped at 13 credits)

 

ARAB 1501, 1502, 2301, 2302, 3301

Departmental Exam

7

13 (capped at 13 credits)

 

ARAB 1501, 1502, 2301, 2302, 3301, 3302

Departmental Exam

9

13 (capped at 13 credits)

 

ARTH 1380

AP: Art History

5

3

(040)

ARTH 1381

AP: Art History

4

3

(050)

 
ARTH 1000-level elective core credit/Creative Arts core credit

IB (HL): Visual Arts or IB (SL) with Diploma:

4

3

(050)

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Visual Arts

5

6

(050)

DANTES: Arts of the Western World

 60

3

(050)
ASLI 1301(18 )

Departmental Exam

Interview Written Expressive 3  
1+ or better 65% 65%
ASLI 1302(18 )

Departmental Exam

Interview Written Expressive 3  
2 or better 70% 70%
ASLI 2301(18 )

Departmental Exam

Interview Written Expressive 3  
2+ or better 75% 75%
ASLI 2302(18 )

Departmental Exam

Interview Written Expressive 3  
3+ or better 80% 80%

BIOL 1161

AP: Biology

3

1

 
CLEP: Biology 50 1  
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Biology 4 1  

BIOL 1162

AP: Biology

3

1

 

CLEP: Biology

55

1

 
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Biology 4 1  

BIOL 1361

AP: Biology

3

3

(030)
CLEP: Biology 50 3 (030)
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Biology 4 3 (030)
BIOL 1362 AP: Biology 3 3 (030)
CLEP: Biology 55 3 (030)
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Biology 4 3 (030)

CHEM 1101

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry

4

1

 
SAT II: Chemistry 630 1  

CHEM 1102

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry

4

1

 

CHEM 1111

AP: Chemistry   1  

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry

5

1

 

CHEM 1112

AP: Chemistry

 

1(12 )

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry

5

1

 

CHEM 1117

AP: Chemistry

 

1(12 )

 

CHEM 1301

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry

4

3

(030)
SAT II: Chemistry 630 3(1 ) (030)
CHEM 1302 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry 4 3  

CHEM 1331

AP: Chemistry

4

3(2 ,3 )

(030)

Departmental Exam: Chemistry

75%

3(13 )

(030)
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry 5 3 (030)
CHEM 1332 AP: Chemistry 5 and passing UH test (75%) 3(13 ) (030)
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry 5 3 (030)

CHEM 1372

AP: Chemistry

4

 3 (2 ,3 )

 

Departmental Exam: Chemistry

75%

3 (13 )

 
CHNS 2301 AP: Chinese 4 3  
CHNS 2301, 2302 AP: Chinese 5 6  

CHNS 1501

Departmental Exam

 65

 5

 

CHNS 1501, CHNS 2302

Departmental Exam

 105

 8

 
CHNS 1501, 1502, 2301, 2302 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chinese 4 5-10  

CHNS 1501, CHNS 2302, CHNS 3301

Departmental Exam

 116

 11

 

CHNS 3302

Departmental Exam

 Pass

 3 

 

 

 Course

Test

Minimum Score

Hours/Credit

Core Component Area

COSC 1410

AP: Computer Science A

4

4

 

AP: Computer Science AB

3

4

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Computer Science

4

4

 

COSC 1410; COSC 2320

AP: Computer Science AB

4

7

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Computer Science

5

7

 

ECON 2304

CLEP: Principles of Microeconomics

48

3

(080)

AP: Microeconomics

3

3

(080)

ECON 2305

CLEP: Principles of Macroeconomics

48

3

(080)

AP: Macroeconomics

3

3

(080)

ECON 2304-ECON 2305

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Economics

4

6

(080)

ENGL 1303

AP: English Language and Composition

3

3

(10)

CLEP: Freshman College Composition Modular with Essay

50 & 4 (Essay)

3

(10)

SAT-II: Writing

620

3

(10)
IB (SL) with Diploma: Language & Literature 4-5 3 (10)
IB (SL) with Diploma: Literature 4 3 (10)

ENGL 1304

AP: English Language and Composition

4

3

(10)

SAT-II: Writing

660

3

(10)

ENGL 1303-ENGL 1304

AP: English Language and Composition

4

6

(10)

SAT-II: Writing

660

6

(10)

IB (SL) with Diploma: Language & Literature

6-7

6

(10)
IB (HL): Language & Literature 4-5 6 (10)

ENGL 1303, ENGL 1304, & ENGL 2316

AP: Language and Composition

5

6 (ENGL 1303, ENGL 1304)

(10)
AP: Literature and Composition (ENGL 2316) 3,4,5 3 (ENGL 2316) (040)
IB (HL): Language & Literature 6-7 9 (10) ENGL 1303/1304
IB (HL): Literature 4,5,6,7 9 (10) ENGL 1303/1304
IB (SL) with Diploma: Literature 5,6,7 9 (10) ENGL 1303/1304

FREN 2301-FREN 2302

AP: French Language

3

6

 

AP: French Literature

3

6

 
FREN 1501/1502, 2301, 2302 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: French 4 5-10  

FREN 2301-FREN 2302; FREN 3313

AP: French Language

4

9

 

AP: French Literature

4

9

 

GEOG 2340

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Geography

4

3-6

 

GERM 2331

CLEP: College German

60

 

 

 Course

Test

Minimum Score

Hours/Credit

Core Component Area

GERM 2332

AP: German Language

4

3 (4 )

 

GERM 2331-GERM 2332

CLEP: College German

70

6

 

GERM 2332-GERM 3333

AP: German Language

5

6 (5 )

 
GERM 1501/1502, 2331, 2332 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: German 4 5-10  

GERM 2331-GERM 2332-GERM 3333-GERM 3334

Departmental Exam: German Language

Pass

3-12

 
GREK 1301/1302, 2301, 2302 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Latin or Classical Greek 4 5-10  
GREK 1305/1306, 2305, 2306 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Modern Greek 4 5-10  

HIND 1501

Departmental Exam

2.5

5

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

4

5

 

HIND 1501, 1502

Departmental Exam

3.5

10

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

4 HL; 5 SL

10

 

HIND 1501, 1502, 2301

Departmental Exam

4.5

13

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

5 HL; 6 SL

13

 

AP

4

13

 

HIND 1501, 1502, 2301, 2302

Departmental Exam

5.5

13 (capped at 13 credits)

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

6 HL; 7 SL

13 (capped at 13 credits)

 

AP

5

13 (capped at 13 credits)

 

HIST 1377

CLEP: History of the United States I

50

3

(060)

HIST 1378

CLEP: History of the United States II

50

3

(060)

HIST 1377

AP: American History

3

3

(060)

HIST 1377-HIST 1378

AP: American History

4

6

(060)

HIST 2353

AP: European History

3

3

(040)

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: History (Europe)

4

3-6

(040)

ITAL 2301-ITAL 2302

Departmental Exam: Italian

Pass

3-6

 

ITAL 1501

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Italian

4

5

 

ITAL 1501, 1502 or 1601

AP: Italian

3

10 or 6

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Italian

4 HL; 5 SL

10 or 6

 

ITAL 1501, 1502, 2301 or 1601, 2301

AP: Italian

4

13 or 9

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Italian

5 HL; 6 SL

13 or 9

 

ITAL 1501, 1502, 2301, 2302, or 1601, 2301, 2302

AP: Italian

5

13 or 12 (capped at 13 credits)

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Italian

6 HL; 7 SL

13 or 12(15 ) (capped at 13 credits)

 
JPNS 1501/1502, 2501, 2502 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Japanese 4 5-10  
LATN 1301/1302, 2301, 2302 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Latin or Classical Greek 4 5-10  

MATH 1310

CLEP: College Algebra

50

3

(020)
Departmental Exam 35 3 (020)
MATH 1310 or 1311 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Mathematics Studies 4 3 (020)

MATH 1312

CLEP: College Mathematics

50

3

(020)
(090)

MATH 1313

Departmental Exam

17

3(17 )

(020)
(090)

MATH 1314

Departmental Exam

37

3(17 )

(020)
(090)
MATH 1312-1314 or 1313-1314 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Further Mathematics 4 6 (020)
(090)
MATH 1312, 1314, 2311 or 1313, 1314, 2311 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma 5 9 (020)
(090)

MATH 1330

CLEP: Precalculus

50

3

(020)
(090)

Departmental Exam

20

3

(020)
(090)

MATH 1431

AP: Calculus AB

4

4(16 )

(020)
(090)

AP: Calculus BC

4

4(16 )

(020)
(090)

CLEP: Calculus

50

4

(020)
(090)

Departmental Exam

3

4

(020)
(090)
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Mathematics 4 4 (020)
(090)

MATH 1432

AP: Calculus BC

4

4(16 )

(090)

Departmental Exam

3

4

(090)
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Mathematics 4 4 (090)

MATH 2311

AP: Statistics

3

3

(020)
(090)

Departmental Exam

Pass

(020)
(090)
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Mathematics: Further Mathematics 5 3 (020)
(090)

 

 Course

Test

Minimum Score

Hours/Credit

Core Component Area

PHIL 1301

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Philosophy

4

3

(040)
Elective: IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Philosophy 4 3  
PHYS 1101 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Physics 4 1  
PHYS 1102 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Physics 4 1  

PHYS 1301

AP: Physics B

5

3

(030)

AP: Physics C (mechanics)

4

3

(030)

Departmental Exam

Pass

3 (6 )

(030)
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Physics 4 3 (030)

PHYS 1302

AP: Physics B

5

3

(030)

AP: Physics C (electricity and magnetism)

4

3

(030)

Departmental Exam

Pass

3  (6 )

(030)
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Physics 4 3 (030)

PHYS 1321

AP: Physics C (mechanics)

5

3

(030)

Departmental Exam

Pass

3

(030)

PHYS 1322

AP: Physics C (electricity and magnetism)

5

3

(030)

Departmental Exam

Pass

3

(030)

POLS 1337

AP: U.S. Government and Politics

3

3

(070)

CLEP: American Government

50

3

(070)

POLS 1336-POLS 1337

AP: U.S. Government and Politics

4 and passing UH test

6

(070)

CLEP: American Government

60 and passing UH test

6

(070)

POLS 3311

AP: Comparative Government and Politics

5

3

(080)
PORT 1505, 2505 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Portuguese 4 5-10  

PSYC 1300

AP: Psychology

3

3

(080)

CLEP: Introductory Psychology

50

3

(080)

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Psychology

4

3

(080)
Elective IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Psychology 4 3 (080)

RUSS 1301

Departmental Exam: Russian

250

3

 

RUSS 1301-RUSS 1302

Departmental Exam: Russian

425

6

 

RUSS 1301-RUSS 1302, RUSS 2301

Departmental Exam: Russian

500

9

 

RUSS 1301-RUSS 1302, RUSS 2301- RUSS 2302

Departmental Exam: Russian

600

12

 
RUS 1501/1502, 2301, 2302 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Russian 4 5-10  

SOC 1300

CLEP: Introductory Sociology

51

(080)

 

 Course

Test

Minimum Score

Hours/Credit

Core Component Area

SPAN 1505

AP: Spanish Language

3

5

 

Departmental Exam

356

5 (7 )

 

SPAN 1505, SPAN 2301

AP: Spanish Language

4

8

 

Departmental Exam

440

8  (8 )

 

SPAN 1505, SPAN 2301, SPAN 2302

AP: Spanish Language

5

11

 

Departmental Exam

641

11 (9 )

 
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Spanish 4 5-10  

SPAN 2307, SPAN 2308, SPAN 3307, SPAN 3308

Departmental Exam

Pass

12 (10 )

 

TELS 2371

DANTES: Prin. of Financial Accounting (525)

47

3

 

TELS 3345

DANTES: Human Resource Management (530)

48

3

 

TELS 3363

DANTES: Technical Writing (820)

46

3

(81)

THEA 1331

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Theater Arts

4

3-6 

(050)
TURK 1501/1502, 2301, 2302 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Turkish 4 5-10  
VIET 1501 Departmental Exam: Vietnamese Language 2.5 5  
VIET 1501, 1502 Departmental Exam: Vietnamese Language 3.5 10  
VIET 1501, 1502, 2301 Departmental Exam: Vietnamese Language 4.5 13  
VIET 1501, 1502, 2301, 2302 Departmental Exam: Vietnamese Language 5.5 11-16  
VIET 1501/1502, 2301, 2302 IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Vietnamese 4 5-10  

Non-Core Elective Credits
See Your Advisor - May Not Be Useful in All Academic Plans

Course

Test

Minimum Score

Hours/ Credit

ART 1000-level non-core elective credit (maximum of six  1000-level noncore elective credit hours for a score of 5 for no more than two of the AP Art Portfolio tests)

AP: Art Portfolio: Drawing

5

3

AP: Art Portfolio: 2D Design

5

3

AP: Art Portfolio: 3D Design

5

3

Biological Science

CLEP: Natural Sciences

53 (Bio Sci)

3 (11 )

CLEP: Natural Sciences

520 (paper)

3 (11 )

CLEP: Natural Sciences

52 (CBT)

3 (11 )

Fine Arts

CLEP: Humanities

520 (paper)

3

CLEP: Humanities

52 (CBT)

3

Management

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Business and Management

4

3-6

Foreign Languages

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Other Languages

4

5-10

History

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: History (The Americas)

4

3-6

 Physical Science

CLEP: Natural Sciences

52 (Phy Sci)

3

CLEP: Natural Sciences

500 (paper)

3

CLEP: Natural Sciences

50 (CBT)

3

 Social Science

CLEP: Social Science History

52 (Soc Sci) 

 3

CLEP: Social Science History

530 (paper)

 3

CLEP: Social Science History

53 (CBT)

 3

 World History

CLEP: Social Science History

52 (Hist)

 3

CLEP: Social Science History

530 (paper)

3

CLEP: Social Science History

53 (CBT)

 3