Credit by Examination, Certification, or Correspondence Policies

University of the Incarnate Word recognizes credits earned by examination, certification, or correspondence based on the concept that learning may be acquired from different sources of knowledge. Students must complete the "Request for Credit by Examination" form before they attempt the test. The policies follow:

A. Challenge Examinations

Only students enrolled in a degree program at the University of the Incarnate Word are eligible to apply for challenge examinations. These examinations may be taken only if approved by the faculty member who will administer the test and the Dean of the school or college over the discipline involved. The examination may be taken only once and must be completed with a minimum grade of C (a grade of S will be recorded if the minimum is achieved). Challenge Examination application forms are available in the Registrar's Office. The fee, 40% of the tuition for the course being challenged, is payable in advance.

B. College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides two types of examinations: 1) General Examinations and 2) Subject Examinations that are available in a variety of disciplines. The University of the Incarnate Word does not award credit for General Examinations. Subject examinations recognized for credit are listed below. Students interested in these examinations should contact personnel in the Testing Center for information regarding costs, testing dates, and procedures for having test scores submitted for consideration for credit. The University faculty in each discipline area sets standards for satisfactory credit. In some instances, the required score will be slightly above the ACE recommendations.

Credit by examination policies:

CLEP Test Name

Score

Credit

Course Equivalent

American Government

50

3

POLS 1315

American History I: Early Colonizations to 1877

50

3

HIST 1321

American History II: 1865 to Present

50

3

HIST 1322

American Literature

50

3

ENGL 3320

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

MATH 2312

College Algebra

50

3

MATH 1304

College Algebra-Trigonometry

50

3

MATH 1311

College Level French

50

6

FREN 1311, 1312

College Level German

50

6

GERM 1311, 1312

College Level Spanish

50

6

SPAN 1311, 1312

English Literature

50

3

ENGL 3310

Freshman College Composition with Essay

50

3

ENGL 1311

(NOTE: ENGL 1312 is a required course that cannot be completed through a standardized exam)

General Biology

50

4

BIOL 1401

General Chemistry

50

4

CHEM 1101, 1301,

General Psychology

50

3

PSYC 1301

Human Growth and Development

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Humanities

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

BINF 2321

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Elective

Introduction to Management

50

3

BMGT 3340

Introductory Accounting

50

6

ACCT 2311, 2312

Introductory Business Law

50

3

BLAW 3317

Introductory Macroeconomics

50

3

ECON 2301

Introductory Microeconomics

50

3

ECON 2302

Introductory Psychology

50

3

PSYC 1301

Introductory Sociology

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Natural Sciences: Biological Science

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Physical Sciences

50

3

Science Elective

Principles of Marketing

50

3

BMKT 3331

Social Sciences and History

50

3

HIST 1311

Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

50

3

HIST 1311

Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present

50

3

HIST 1312

NOTE: Exams are subject to review and modification without notice.

C. Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

These are an extensive series of examinations in university subjects that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examination in particular undergraduate courses. Students should contact personnel in the Testing Center for more information about these examinations.

DANTES Test Name

Score

Credit

Course Equivalent

A History of the Vietnam War

49

3

HIST Elective

Intro to Modern Middle East

47

3

HIST Elective

Art of the Western World

48

3

ARTS Elective

Astronomy

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Business Law II

52

3

BLAW 3318

Business Mathematics

48

3

MATH Elective

Western Europe: 1946-1990

48

3

HIST Elective

Criminal Justice

49

3

Elective

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Environment and Humanity

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Ethics in America

46

3

PHIL 3333 **

Fundamentals/College Algebra

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Fundamentals of Counseling

45

3

PSYC Elective

Foundations of Education

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

General Anthropology

47

3

ANTH 1311

Here's to Your Health

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Human/Cultural Geography

48

3

GEOG Elective

Introduction to Business

46

3

BMGT Elective

Introduction to Computers with

45

3

BINF Elective

Introduction to Law Enforcement

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Introduction to World Religions

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Lifespan Developmental Psychology

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Management Inform Systems

46

3

BINF 2321

Money and Banking

48

3

BFIN 3330

Organizational Behavior

48

3

BMGT 4355

Personal Finance

46

3

BFIN Elective

Personnel/Hum Resource Management

48

3

BMGT 3354

Physical Geology

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Principles of Finance

46

3

BFIN 3321

Principle/Financial Accounting

49

3

ACCT 2311

Principles of Physical Science I

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Principles of Public Speaking

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Principles of Statistics

48

3

MATH 2303

Principles of Supervision

46

3

BMGT Elective

Rise/Fall of the Soviet Union

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Technical Writing

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

Civil War and Reconstruction

N/A

N/A

Not Accepted

** Does not satisfy advanced level requirement

Note: Exams are subject to review and modification without notice.

D. Professional Certification Credits

Credit may be awarded for completion of educational programs conducted for business and industry. After matriculation, credit will be determined on an individual basis, dependent upon UIW equivalence and upon current American Council on Education credit recommendations. The student must petition for credit through the Registrar who confers with the appropriate discipline faculty and Dean. A maximum of 30 semester hours may be earned by professional certification or in combination with correspondence or credit by examination. A fee of $50.00 will be charged per course. After matriculation, students must obtain their Advisor and Dean's approval to transfer such credits to UIW.

E. University Board Advanced Placement Program

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is sponsored by the University Board and offers secondary school students the opportunity to participate in challenging university-level course work with the potential of receiving university credit. The University of the Incarnate Word requires a minimum score of "3" for award of credit. Official score reports should be sent to the Registrar, who will evaluate the report and determine the amount of credit, based upon the recommendation by the discipline faculty, and grade to be awarded. In most cases, the ACE recommendation will be used. Students must complete the AP examination to receive credit. Credit will not be awarded for participation in an AP program without completion of the AP examination.

AP Test Name

Score

Credit

Course Equivalent

Art, History of Art

3

6

ARTH 2361/2362

Art, Studio Art Drawing Portfolio or General Portfolio

3

6

ARTS 1301/2301

Biology

3

8

BIOL 1401/1402

Chemistry

3

8

CHEM 1301/1101

 

 

 

CHEM 1302/1102

Economics/Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 2301

Economics/Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 2302

English Language and Composition

3

6

ENGL 1311/2365

English Literature and Composition

3

6

ENGL 1311/2310

Environmental Science

3

3

ENSC Elective

French Language

3

6

FREN 1311/1312

French Literature

3

6

Elective

German Language

3

6

GERM 1311/1312

Government and Politics/Comparative

3

3

POLS 2310

Government and Politics/United States

3

3

POLS 1315

History/European

3

6

HIST 1311/1312

History/United States

3

6

HIST 1321/1322

Latin/Virgil

3

3

Foreign Language I and II

Latin/Latin Literature

3

6

Foreign Language I and II

Mathematics/Calculus AB

3

3

MATH 2312

Mathematics/Calculus BC

3

3

MATH Elective

Mathematics/Statistics

3

3

MATH 2303

Music Theory

3

6

MUSI 1321/1322

Physics B

3

8

PHYS 1301/1101

 

 

 

PHYS 1302/1102

Physics C/Mechanics

3

4

PHYS 2305/2105

Physics C/Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHYS 2306/2106

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 1301

Spanish Language

3

6

SPAN 1311/1312

Note: Exams are subject to review and modification without notice.