Dec 17, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 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
www.las.uh.edu/uts

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

 Course Test Minimum Score Hours/Credit
ACCT 2331  CLEP: Financial Accounting 55 3
ACCT 2332  Departmental Exam 35 3
ARTH 1381  AP: Art History 4 3
ARTH 1380 -ARTH 1381  AP: Art History 5 6
 
ARTH 1000-level elective core credit/Visual and Performing Arts core credit
 
IB (HL): Visual Arts or IB (SL) with Diploma: 4 3
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Visual Arts 5 6
DANTES: Arts of the Western World  60 3
BIOL 1361 -BIOL 1161  CLEP: Biology 50 4
BIOL 1361 -BIOL 1161 ; BIOL 1362 -BIOL 1162   CLEP: Biology 55 8
AP: Biology 3 8
BIOL 1361 -BIOL 1161 ; BIOL 1362 -BIOL 1162  IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Biology 4 8
CHEM 1101  (for Core Curriculum requirement - Not for Science, Math, Engineering or Computer Science majors.) SAT II: Chemistry 630 1 ( 1  )
CHEM 1301  (for Core Curriculum requirement - Not for Science, Math, Engineering or Computer Science majors.) SAT II: Chemistry 630 3 (1  )
CHEM 1301 -CHEM 1101 ; CHEM 1302 -CHEM 1102   IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry 4 8
CHEM 1331   AP: Chemistry 4  3-6 ( 2  , 3  )
CLEP: Chemistry 50 3-6 ( 2  )
CHEM 1331 -CHEM 1111 ; CHEM 1332 -CHEM 1112  IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry 5 4-8
CHEM 1111 ,CHEM 1117  Departmental Assessment Determined by Dept. of Chemistry 1
CHEM 1332  AP: Chemistry 5 3
Departmental Exam 75% 3
CHEM 1372  AP: Chemistry 4  3 ( 2  , 3  )
Departmental Exam 75% 3 ( 2  )
CHNS 1501  Departmental Exam  65  5
CHNS 1501 , CHNS 2302  Departmental Exam  105  8
CHNS 1501 , CHNS 2302 , CHNS 3301  Departmental Exam  116  11
CHNS 3302  Departmental Exam  Pass  3
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
AP: Microeconomics 3 3
ECON 2305  CLEP: Principles of Macroeconomics 48 3
AP: Macroeconomics 3 3
ECON 2304 -ECON 2305  IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Economics 4 6
ENGL 1303  AP: English Language and Composition 3 3
CLEP: Freshman College Composition with Essay 50 & 4 (Essay) 3
SAT-II: Writing 620 3
ENGL 1304  AP: English Language and Composition 4 3
SAT-II: Writing 660 3
ENGL 1303 -ENGL 1304  AP: English Language and Composition 4 6
SAT-II: Writing 660 6
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: English A1/A2/B 4 6
ENGL 2301  AP: English Literature and Composition 3 3
FREN 2301 -FREN 2302  AP: French Language 3 6
AP: French Literature 3 6
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 3
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 2331 -GERM 2332 -GERM 3333 -GERM 3334  Departmental Exam Pass 3-12
HIST 1377  CLEP: History of the United States I 50 3
HIST 1378  CLEP: History of the United States II 50 3
HIST 1377  AP: American History 3 3
HIST 1377 -HIST 1378  AP: American History 4 6
HIST 2353  AP: European History 3 3
IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: History (Europe) 4 3-6
ITAL 2301 -ITAL 2302  Departmental Exam Pass 3-6
MATH 1310  CLEP: College Algebra 50 3
MATH 1312  CLEP: College Mathematics 50 3
MATH 1313  Departmental Exam 13 3
MATH 1314  Departmental Exam 20 3
MATH 1330  CLEP: Precalculus 50 3
Departmental Exam 20 3
MATH 1431  AP: Calculus AB 4 4
AP: Calculus BC 4 4
CLEP: Calculus 50 4
Departmental Exam 3 4
MATH 1432  AP: Calculus BC 4 4
Departmental Exam 3 4
MATH 1431 -MATH 1432  IIB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Mathematics 4 8
MATH 2311  AP: Statistics 3 3
Departmental Exam Pass 3
PHIL 1301  IIB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Philosophy 4 3-6
PHYS 1301  AP: Physics B 5 3
AP: Physics C (mechanics) 4 3
Departmental Exam Pass 3 ( 6  )
PHYS 1302  AP: Physics B 5 3
AP: Physics C (electricity and magnetism) 4 3
Departmental Exam Pass 3 ( 6  )
PHYS 1301 -PHYS 1101 ; PHYS 1302 -PHYS 1102  IIB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Physics 4 8
PHYS 1321  AP: Physics C (mechanics) 5 3
Departmental Exam Pass 3
PHYS 1322  AP: Physics C (electricity and magnetism) 5 3
Departmental Exam Pass 3
POLS 1337  AP: U.S. Government and Politics 3 3
CLEP: American Government 50 3
POLS 1336 -POLS 1337  AP: U.S. Government and Politics 4 and passing UH test 6
CLEP: American Government 60 and passing UH test 6
POLS 3311  AP: Comparative Government and Politics 5 3
PSYC 1300  CLEP: Introductory Psychology 50 3
AP: Psychology 3 3
IIB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Psychology 4 3-6
RUSS 1301  Departmental Exam 250 3
RUSS 1301 -RUSS 1302  Departmental Exam 425 6
RUSS 1301 -RUSS 1302 , RUSS 2301  Departmental Exam 500 9
RUSS 1301 -RUSS 1302 , RUSS 2301 - RUSS 2302  Departmental Exam 600 12
SOC 1300  CLEP: Introductory Sociology 51 3
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  )
SPAN 2307  -SPAN 2308 , SPAN 3301 , SPAN 3302 , SPAN 3308  Departmental Evaluation 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
THEA 1331  IIB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Theater Arts 4 3-6

 Noncore Elective Credits
See your Advisor - May not be useful in all degrees

Course Test Minimum Score Hours/ Credit
ART 1000-level noncore 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 IIB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Business and Management 4 3-6
Foreign Languages IIB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Arabic A1/A2/B 4 5-10
IIB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chinese A1/A2/B 4  5-10
IIB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: French A1/A2/B 4  5-10
IIB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: German A1/A2/B 4  5-10
IIB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Russian A1/A2/B 4  5-10
IIB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Spanish A1/A2/B 4  5-10
IIB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Other language 4  5-10
History IIB (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