Credit by Exam

AP Tests

Students earning satisfactory scores on Advanced Placement Examinations will be granted credit hours toward a degree program at JIU. The chart below will assist you in determining the potential number of credits possible for each examination.

AP Examination Title

Minimum Grade

JIU Credit Hours

Mathematics/Computer Science

   

Calculus AB

3

3

Calculus BC

3

6

Computer Science A

3

3

Computer Science AB

3

6

Computer Science C++

3

3

     

Art

   

Art History

3

6

Studio Art

3

6

     

Social Science

   

Economics/Macroeconomics

3

3

Economics/Microeconomics

3

3

Government and Politics/Comparative

3

3

Government and Politics/U.S.

3

3

European History

3

6

U.S. History

3

6

Psychology

3

3

Human Geography

3

3

     

Science

   

Biology

3

8

Chemistry

3

8

Environmental Science

3

3

Physics B

3

6

Physics C/Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

Physics C/Mechanics

3

4

     

Humanities

   

English Language

3

6

English Literature

3

6

French Language

3

6

French Literature

3

6

German Language

3

6

Latin:   Vergil

3

6

Latin Literature

3

6

Music Theory

3

6

Spanish Language

3

6

Spanish Literature

3

6

CLEP Examinations

Students earning satisfactory scores on CLEP examinations will be granted lower division credits toward an undergraduate degree at JIU. The registrar's office will assist you in determining eligible CLEP examinations and the potential number of credits possible for each examination.

For more information on CLEP exams, how to order study guides, and to find a testing center near you, please visit their Web site at www.collegeboard.com.

DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)

Students earning satisfactory scores on DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) will be granted credit hours toward a degree program at JIU. The registrar's office will assist you in determining eligible DSST examinations and the potential number of credits possible for each examination.

For more information on DSST exams, how to order study guides, and to find a testing center near you, please visit their website at http://www.getcollegecredit.com/.