Credit-by-Exam Equivalents

USF allows students to receive up to 45 semester hours of credit towards the baccalaureate degree upon successful completion of any of the examinations listed on this page. For more information, see USF System Policy 10-017.

Additional information on exam credits is published by the Florida Department of Education.

Performance levels necessary to achieve credit have been established and are listed under each exam. Credit earned through one examination program may not be duplicated by another examination or course.

Courses denoted with an asterisk (*) are not currently offered at USF; however, they may satisfy elective or prerequisite requirements for other courses or academic programs offered at USF.

Advanced Placement AP

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Advanced Placement exams are taken after students complete the corresponding Advanced Placement course in high school. Advanced Placement courses are challenging, college-level courses that are designed to parallel typical lower-level undergraduate courses. Exams are developed by committees of college and secondary faculty, and are given to test groups of students in actual college courses to determine appropriate passing scores. More information about Advanced Placement, including descriptions of courses and sample examination questions, is available at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/Controller.jpf. Page 16 of the AP Calculus Course Description, at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap-calculus-course-description.pdf describes how to award credit for the AP Calculus BC subscore. The subscore description for the Music Theory exam is available in the Course Description booklet online at AP Central, http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap08_music_coursedesc.pdf.

Attribute Indicators:

Exam Score
3
Min. Credits Score
4
Min. Credits Score
5
Min. Credits
2-D Art and Design 3 3 3
3-D Art and Design 3 3 3
Art History 3 6 6
Art History (after 5/16/2018) 3 6 6
Biology 4 4 8
Calculus AB 4 4 4
Calculus BC 4 8 8
Capstone Research
  • IDS 1930 (3)*
3
  • IDS 1930 (3)*
3
  • IDS 1930 (3)*
3
Capstone Seminar
  • IDS 1350 (3)*
3
  • IDS 1350 (3)*
3
  • IDS 1350 (3)*
3
Chemistry 4 4 8
Chinese Language & Culture 3 6 6
Computer Science A
  • CGS 1075 (3)*
3
  • CGS 1075 (3)*
3
  • CGS 1075 (3)*
3
Computer Science AB Discontinued
  • CGS 1076 (3)*
3
  • CGS 1076 (3)*
3
  • CGS 1076 (3)*
3
Computer Science Principles
  • COP 1000 (3)*
3
  • COP 1000 (3)*
3
  • COP 1000 (3)*
3
Drawing 3 3 3
Economics: Macro 3 3 3
Economics: Micro 3 3 3
English Language and Composition 3 6 6
English Literature and Composition 3 6 6
Environmental Science 3 3 3
European History 3 6 6
French Language & Culture 3 6 6
French Literature Discontinued 3 6 6
German Language & Culture 3 6 6
Government and Politics: Comparative 3 3 3
Government and Politics: US 3 3 3
Human Geography 3 3 3
Italian Language & Culture 3 6 6
Japanese Language & Culture 3 6 6
Latin
  • LNW 1700 (3)*
3
  • LNW 1700 (3)*
3
  • LNW 1700 (3)*
3
Latin: Latin Literature Discontinued
  • LNW 1700 (3)*
3
  • LNW 1700 (3)*
3
  • LNW 1700 (3)*
3
Latin: Vergil Discontinued
  • LNW 1321 (3)*
3
  • LNW 1321 (3)*
3
  • LNW 1321 (3)*
3
Music Theory 3 3 3
Physics 1 4 4 4
Physics 2 4 4 4
Physics B Discontinued 4 8 8
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 4 4 4
Physics C: Mechanics 4 4 4
Psychology 3 3 3
Spanish Language & Culture 3 6 6
Spanish Literature 3 6 6
Statistics 3 3 3
United States History
  • AMH 1000 (3)*
3 6 6
World History: Modern 3 3 3
*
USF does not currently offer this course; however, it may satisfy elective or prerequisite requirements for other courses or academic programs offered at USF. The minimum credits for the course or course numbers listed will be awarded, even if USF does not offer this course.
Discontinued
The discontinued label indicates that the associated test is no longer administered. Credit equivalencies are provided for students who already have taken the exam.
1
The BC exam includes a subscore for the AB portion of the exam for Calculus AB credit. USF regards the subscore on the BC exam the same as an AP Calculus AB Exam score.
2
If student scores a 4-5 on English Language AND English Literature, ENC 1101, ENC 1102, & LIT 2000 are granted. A minimum of 3 credits is awarded if ENC 1101 is already satisfied.
3
MUT 1111 and MUT 1241 are awarded if both aural and non-aural subscores are 3 or higher.

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Information is subject to change. Current as of June 25, 2019

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