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.

International Baccalaureate IB

http://www.ibo.org/

The International Baccalaureate program is a challenging curriculum offered in high schools around the world that is designed to prepare students for advanced work in many countries’ postsecondary systems. Because it is international, the curriculum is not always as closely aligned with courses in American colleges and universities as Advanced Placement courses, and students and teachers often choose topics within a fairly wide range. Students frequently conduct independent projects as part of the curriculum. Many subjects have both Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) versions, which are taught over two academic years and typically require additional specialized research or independent work. International Baccalaureate assessments are conducted worldwide, so that an American student’s work may be evaluated by a teacher in Singapore or vice-versa, and they often include substantial long-answer components or assessment of student research projects or portfolios. It may be helpful for institutions to talk with the student or to review the student’s projects in order to assign appropriate credit.

In 2006, the Florida State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.024 and the Board of Governors established that the credit granting recommendations below award equal course credit for diploma and non-diploma holders for passing exam scores. More information about the IB program is available at http://www.ibo.org/.

Per section 1007.27(7), Florida Statutes, students may be awarded a maximum of 30 semester credit hours for these exams.

Attribute Indicators:

Subject Test Score
4
Min. Credits Score
5 - 7
Min. Credits
Biology 3 6
Business and Management 3 6
Chemistry 3 6
Computer Science 3 6
Design Technology
  • ETI 2410 (3)*
3
  • ETI 2410 (3)*
  • ETI 2931 (3)*
6
Economics 3 6
Ecosystems and Societies
  • EVR 2017 (3)*
3 6
English A1 Discontinued 3 6
English Language A: Language and Literature 3 6
English Language A: Literature 3 6
Environmental Systems
  • ISC 1050 (3)*
3
  • ISC 1050 (3)*
  • ISC 1931 (3)*
6
Environmental Systems and Societies (SL) 3 6
Film Studies 3 6
French: Language B 3 6
Further Mathematics (Advanced Mathematics)
  • MHF 4202 (3)*
3
  • MHF 4202 (3)*
  • MHF 4209 (3)*
6
Geography 3 6
German: Language B 3 6
History 3 6
History (HL): History of Africa and the Middle East 3 6
History (HL): History of Asia and Oceania 3 6
History (HL): History of Europe 3 6
History (HL): History of the Americas 3 6
History (SL) 3 6
Information & Technology for a Global Society
  • ETG 2931 (3)*
3
  • ETG 2931 (6)*
6
Islamic History
  • HIS 1931 (3)*
3
  • HIS 1931 (6)*
6
Italian: Language B 3 6
Latin 3 6
Literature and Performance (SL)
  • THE 1300 (3)*
3
  • THE 1300 (6)*
6
Marine Science
  • BSC 2311 (3)*
  • BSC 2311L (1)*
3
  • BSC 2311 (3)*
  • BSC 2311L (1)*
  • BSC 2930 (3)*
6
Math Methods Discontinued 3 6
Mathematical Studies 3 6
Mathematical Studies (SL) 3 6
Mathematics 3 6
Music 3 6
Philosophy 3 6
Physics 3 6
Psychology 3 6
Social and Cultural Anthropology 3 6
Spanish: Language B 3 6
Theatre (HL) 3 6
Theatre (SL) 3 6
Theatre Arts 3 6
Visual Arts
  • ART 2012 (3)*
3 6
World Religions 3 6
*
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
Effective for exams taken after 5/16/2018.
2
One semester (min. 3 credits) of lower-level History elective depending on student's choice of specialized subject.
3
Award credit for MAC 2311 if student has credit for MAC 1147.
4
No literature credit.
5
Effective for exams taken after 5/16/2018. THE, TPA, or TPP depending on the student's strengths.
6
Additional Art course. All students do both studio work and research notebooks. Standard Level students choose to emphasize one or the other. Higher Level students emphasize studio work. Courses in ART and/or ARH prefix may be appropriate.

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

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