AP, IB and CLEP Credit

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University of Wisconsin-Stout grants advanced credit for the successful completion of college-level course work while in high school and for high achievement on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and College-Level Examination Program exams.

Credits earned may be awarded toward general education requirements, degree requirements, or elective credit. The purpose of awarding advanced credit is to recognize advanced high-quality work, to preclude the duplication of courses, and to provide increased flexibility for students who wish to complete two majors, earn a certificate, or graduate early.

Course outcomes, syllabi and tests are reviewed and evaluated on a regular basis as well as when notified changes have occurred.  Every effort is made to ensure that this information is kept up-to-date.

Credit for College Course Work

Students who take college courses prior to high school graduation will receive advanced credit at UW–Stout as long as the credit is: 1) transferable, 2) earned at an accredited college, and 3) listed on an official transcript generated by the college.

To be awarded credit at UW–Stout, enrolling students must have their official college-level transcript(s) sent to the Office of Admissions. Students taking courses at a UW System school may consult the Transfer Information System (TIS) to determine exactly how credit will be awarded.

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Advanced Placement

The University of Wisconsin-Stout participates in the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program and awards course exemptions and college credit to entering students with qualifying scores. Close to 90 percent of Wisconsin freshmen submit AP scores each year. Credit is awarded for exam grades of 3, 4, or 5. Review the chart below to see how AP credit will be awarded.

To earn AP credit, students must have their official AP grade report sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the College Board. For more information on grade reporting services, visit the College Board’s Web site. UW–Stout’s AP code is 1740.

Examination

Score

Course Equivalency

Credit

History of Art

3,4,5

ARTH 222

3

Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio

3,4,5

Studio Art Elective (Portfolio Review required for BFA major students)

Art General Education Electives (for non-BFA major students)

3

Studio Art: 2-D Design

3,4,5

Studio Art Elective (Portfolio Review required for BFA major students)

Art General Education Electives (for non-BFA major students)

3

Studio Art: 3-D Design

3,4,5

Studio Art Elective (Portfolio Review required for BFA major students)

Art General Education Electives (for non-BFA major students)

3

General Biology

3,4,5

Biology 101

4

General Chemistry

3

Chemistry Elective

3

4,5

Chemistry 135

5

Computer Science A

3,4,5

Computer Science 144

4

 

 

Computer Science AB

3

Computer Science 144

3

4

Computer Science 144 and 145

6

5

Computer Science 144, 145, and 341

9

Macroeconomics

3

Economics Elective

3

4,5

Economics 210

3

Microeconomics

3

Economics Elective

3

4,5

Economics 215

3

English Language and Composition

3

English General Education Elective (student should enroll in English 101.)

3

4

English 101

3

5

English 101 and 102

6

English Literature and Composition

3

English General Education Elective (Student should enroll in English 101 or 102, whichever is appropriate)

3

4 or 5

Literature Electives

3

Environmental Science

3,4,5

Biology 111

4

Chinese Language and Culture

3

Foreign Language Electives

12

4, 5

Foreign Language Electives

16

French Language

3

French 101, 102, and 202

12

4,5

French 101, 102, 202, and 299

16

French Literature

3

French 101, 102, and 201

12

4,5

French 101, 102, 201, and 202

16

Human Geography

3,4,5

Geography 104

3

German Language

3

German Electives

12

4,5

German Electives

16

Italian Language and Culture

3

Foreign Language Electives

12

4,5

Foreign Language Electives

16

Japanese Language and Culture

3

Foreign Language Electives

12

4,5

Foreign Language Electives

16

European History

3,4,5

History 140 and 141

6

United States History

3,4,5

History 120 and 121

6

Latin Literature

3,4,5

Humanities Elective

3

Latin: Vergil

3,4,5

Humanities Elective

3

Calculus AB

3,4,5

Mathematics 156

5

Calculus BC*

3

Mathematics 156

5

4,5

Mathematics 156 and 157

10

Music Theory

3,4,5

Music Elective (Creative and Performing Arts)

3

Physics B

3, 4 or 5

Physics 211 and 212

4

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

Physics 242

5

4 or 5

Physics 282

5

Physics C: Mechanics

3

Physics 241

5

4 or 5

Physics 281

5

Comparative Government and Politics

3,4,5

Political Science 270

3

United States Government and Politics

3,4,5

Political Science 210

3

Introductory Psychology

3,4,5

Psychology 110

3

Spanish Language

3

Spanish 103, 104, and 202

12

4,5

Spanish 103, 104, 201 and 202

16

Spanish Literature

3

Spanish 103, 104, and 201

12

4,5

Spanish 103, 104, 201, and 202

16

Statistics

3,4

5

Statistics 130

Statistics 320 Statistical Methods

2

3

World History

3,4,5

History 210

6



* A Calculus AB subscore is reported for the Calculus BC examination. For a subscore of 3, 4 or 5 students will be awarded 5 credits for Mathematics 156.

 

International Baccalaureate

Results of higher-level and subsidiary-level International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations are evaluated for academic credit at UW–Stout. Advanced standing credit is awarded for scores of 4–7 on the exams. Review the chart below to see how IB credit will be awarded.

IB transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the IB Organization. For information on having your results sent, visit the IB Web site.

Course and Level

Score

Course Equivalency

Credits

Art/Design - HL

4,5,6,7

Art & Design Elective

3

Biology - HL

3,4,5,6,7

Biology 101

4

Biology - SL

4,5,6,7

Biology 101

4

Business and Organisation - HL


No Credit


Chemistry - HL

5,6,7

Chemistry 135

5

Chemistry - SL

5,6,7

Chemistry 115

5

Computer Science - HL


No Credit


Computer Science - SL


No Credit


Economics - HL

4,5,6,7

Economics Elective

3

English - HL

4,5,6,7

Literature Electives

3

English - SL

 

No Credit

 

Environmental Systems - SL


No Credit


French - HL

4,5,6,7

French 101, 102, 201 & 202

16

French - SL


No Credit


Geography - HL

4,5,6,7

Geography Elective

3

Geography - SL

4,5,6,7

Geography Elective

3

German - HL

4,5,6,7

German Elective

16

History - SL

4,5,6,7

History Elective

3

History of the Americas - HL

4,5,6,7

History Elective

3

History of Europe - HL

4,5,6,7

History 141

3

Information Technology in a Global Society - SL

4,5,6,7

Media Technology Elective

3

Italian - HL

4,5,6,7

Foreign Language Elective

4

Latin - HL

4,5,6,7

Foreign Language and Philosophy Electives

12

Latin - SL

4,5,6,7

Foreign Language and Philosophy Electives

12

Mathematics - HL

4,5

Mathematics 156

5

6,7

Mathematics156 & 157

10

Mathematical Methods - SL

4,5

Mathematics 120

4

6,7

Mathematics 120 & 121

8

Mathematical Studies - SL

4,5

Mathematics 120

4

6,7

Mathematics 120 & 121

8

Music - HL

4,5,6,7

Music 132

3

Music - SL

4,5,6,7

Music 132

3

Philosophy - HL

4,5,6,7

Philosophy 201

3

Physics - HL

4,5,6,7

Physics 231 & 232

8

Portuguese - HL

4,5,6,7

Foreign Language Elective

4

Psychology - HL

4,5,6,7

Psychology 110

3

Social Anthropology - HL

4,5,6,7

Anthropology Elective

3

Social Anthropology - SL

4,5,6,7

Anthropology Elective

3

Spanish - HL

4,5,6,7

Spanish 103, 104, 201 & 202

16

Full Diploma


Credit award based on individual courses completed and exam grades received.




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College-Level Examination Program

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students who have gained knowledge through independent study, advanced high school courses, noncredit adult courses, or professional development to take examinations for possible college credit. Students must earn a minimum score of 50 in order to receive credit. Review the chart below to see how CLEP credit will be awarded.

CLEP Exam

**Min Score

Course Equivalent

Credits Awarded

American Government

50

POLS 210 American Government

3

American Literature

50

LIT 248 American Literature

LIT 260 Modern American Literature

3

3

Analysis & Interpretation of Literature

50

Literature Electives (GE)

6

College Mathematics 50 MATH 118 Concepts of Math 4

Calculus

50

MATH 153 Calculus I

4

College Algebra

50

MATH 120 Intro to College Math I

4

Pre-Calculus

50

MATH 121 Intro to College Math II

4

*College French

50

 

58

FREN 101 Elementary French I

FREN 102 Elementary French II

FREN 201 Intermediate French I

FREN 202 Intermediate French II

4

4

4

4

*College German

50

58

German Language Electives

8

16

*College Spanish

50

 

58

SPAN 103 Elementary Spanish I

SPAN 104 Elementary Spanish II

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

4

4

4

4

English Literature

50

LIT 301 English Literature

3

College Composition
(not modular - essay required)

50

55

ENGL 101 Freshman English-Composition

ENGL 102 Freshman English-Reading

3

3

Financial Accounting

50

BUACT 206 Intro to Financial Accounting

3

General Biology

50

BIO 101 Introductory Biology

4

*General Chemistry

50

55

CHEM 135 College Chemistry I

CHEM 136 College Chemistry II

5

5

History of the United States I

50

HIST 120 Early US History

3

History of the United States II

50

HIST 121 Modern US History

3

Human Growth & Development

50

HDFS 124 Human Development: Early Childhood  OR

PSYC 251 Child Psychology

3

3

Humanities

50

Humanities Electives (GE)

6

Information Systems & Computer Applications

50

ICT 103 Information and Communication Technologies

3

Intro to Educational Psychology

50

EDUC 303 Educational Psychology

3

Introductory Business Law

50

BULGL 318 Business Law I

3

Introductory Psychology

50

PSYC 110 General Psychology

3

Natural Sciences

50

Natural Science Electives w/lab

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

ECON 210 Principles of Economics I

3

Principles of Management

50

BUMGT 304 Principles of Management

3

Principles of Marketing

50

BUMKG 330 Principles of Marketing

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

ECON 215 Principles of Economics II

3

Social Sciences & History

50

History Electives (GE)

Social Science Electives (GE)

3

3

Sociology, Introductory

50

SOC 110 Introductory Sociology

3

Western Civilization I

50

HIST 140 Western Civilization I

3

Western Civilization II

50

HIST 141 Western Civilization II

3

*If higher of the two scores is obtain, credit is given for all.

** The Council on College-Level Examination Programs recommends that credit be awarded to individuals who achieve a score on a CLEP Subject Examination that is at or above the mean score achieved by students in the national norms sample who earned a grade "C" in a regular college course in the subject.

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For more information

If you have questions regarding advanced credit at UW-Stout, please contact the Transfer Coordinator at 715-232-1787.

Jake Pollock“Transferring to UW-Stout was one of the best decisions I’ve made. The education I’m receiving is very hands-on with fantastic professors. The faculty here are very approachable and super friendly. They’re always willing to help with anything. One of my professors set me up with a summer job so I could stay in Menomonie. The professors treat each student with respect and as equals.”


Jake Pollock, Early Childhood Education
Dassel, Minnesota 

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