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AP - Advanced Placement Exams: Taken 07/01/19 - 09/30/19

*** If you have completed an AP exam not listed below, or taken an exam outside of the effective time frame, please submit a Prometric Designated Institution Report or JST transcript for evaluation.

*** Credit will granted based on ACE-recommended minimum passing score listed on the Prometric Designated Institution Report or JST transcript.

*** Minimum score of '3' required to receive credit.

LL = Lower Level
UL = Upper Level

Placement exams
Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Columbia College Equivalency
07/01/19-09/30/19
Course Level Designation
Art History ARTS 111 (3) & ARTS 112 (3) LL
Biology BIOL 110 (6 hrs)
& BIOL 110L (2 hrs)
LL
Calculus AB MATH 201 (4 hrs) LL
Calculus BC MATH 201 (4 hrs) &
MATH 222 (4 hrs)
LL
Chemistry CHEM 110 (6 hrs)
and CHEM 111L (2 hrs)
LL
Chinese Language & Culture Score of 3 - CHIN 101 (3 hrs &CHIN 144 (5 hrs)

Score of 4 - CHIN 101 (3 hrs), CHIN 102 (3 hrs) & CHIN 144 (6 hrs)

Score of 5 - CHIN 101 (3 hrs), CHIN 102 (3 hrs) & CHIN 144 (10 hrs)
LL
Computer Science A CISS 238 (4 hrs) LL
European History HIST 102 (6 hrs) LL
French Language Score of 3 - FREN 101 (3 hrs) & FREN 144 (3 hrs)

Score of 4 - FREN 101 (3 hrs), FREN 102 (3 hrs) & FREN 144 (3 hrs)

Score of 5 - FREN 101 (3 hrs), FREN 102 (3 hrs) & FREN 144 (6 hrs)
LL
German Language Score of 3 -GERM 101 (3 hrs), GERM 144 (3 hrs)

Score of 4 - GERM 101 (3 hrs), GERM 102 (3 hrs), GERM 144 (3 hrs)

Score of 5 - GERM 101 (3 hrs), GERM (3 hrs), GERM 144 (6 hrs)
LL
Human Geography GEOG/ANTH 101 (3 hrs) LL
Italian Language & Culture Score of 3 - ITAL 101 (3 hrs) &ITAL 144 (5 hrs)

Score of 4 - ITAL 101 (3 hrs), ITAL 102 (3 hrs) & ITAL 144 (6 hrs)

Score of 5 - ITAL 101 (3 hrs), ITAL 102 (3 hrs) & ITAL 144 (10 hrs)
LL
Japanese Language & Culture Score of 3 - JAPA 101 (3 hrs) & JAPA 444 (5 hrs)

Score of 4 - JAPA 101 (3 hrs), JAPA 102 (3 hrs) & JAPA 444 (6 hrs)

Score of 5 - JAPA 101 (3 hrs), JAPA 102 (3 hrs) & JAPA 444 (10 hrs)
UL
Latin Score of 3 - ENGL-144E001 (3 hrs) & LATN 144 (5 hrs)

Score of 4 - ENGL-144E001 (3 hrs) & LATN 144 (9 hrs)

Score of 5 - ENGL-144E001 (3 hrs) & LATN 144 (13 hrs)
LL
Macroeconomics ECON 293 (3 hrs) LL
Microeconomics ECON 294 (3 hrs) LL
Music Theory Score of 3 - MUSI 102 (3 hrs)

Score of 4- MUSI 102 (3 hrs) & MUSI 144E006 (3 hrs)
LL
Physics I PHYS 111 (4hrs) LL
Physics II: Algebra-Based PHYS 112 (4 hrs) LL
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 211 (4 hrs) LL
Physics C: Mechanics PHYS 211 (4 hrs) LL
Psychology PSYC 101 (3 hrs) LL
Research Score of 3 - ELEC 144 (3 hrs)

Score of 4 - ELEC 144 (6 hrs)
LL
Seminar Score of 3 - ELEC 144 (3 hrs)

Score of 4 - ELEC 144 (6 hrs)
LL
Spanish Language & Culture Score of 3 - SPAN 101 (3 hrs), SPAN 144 (3 hrs)
Score of 4 - SPAN 101 (3 hrs), SPAN 102 (3 hrs) & SPAN 144 (3 hrs)

Score of 5 - SPAN 101 (3 hrs), SPAN 102 (3 hrs) & SPAN 144 (6 hrs)
LL
Spanish Literature & Culture Score of 3 - ENGL-144E001 (3 hrs) & SPAN 144 (6 hrs)

Score of 4 or 5 - ENGL-144E001 (3 hrs)& SPAN 144 (9 hrs)
LL
Statistics MATH 250 (3 hrs) LL
United States History HIST 121 (3 hrs) & HIST 122 (3 hrs) LL
World History HIST 111 (3 hrs) & HIST 112 (3 hrs) LL

CLEP - College Level Proficiency Exams: Taken 07/01/19 - 09/30/19

*** If you have completed a CLEP exam not listed below, or taken an exam outside of the effective time frame, please submit a Prometric Designated Institution Report or JST transcript for evaluation.

*** Credit will granted based on ACE-recommended minimum passing score listed on the Prometric Designated Institution Report or JST transcript.

LL = Lower Level

CLEP test dates
College Board's College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Columbia College Equivalency
07/01/19-09/30/19
Course Level Designation
American Government POSC 111 (3 hrs) LL
American Literature ENGL 241 (3 hrs) LL
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature ENGL 210 (3 hrs) LL
Biology BIOL 110 (6 hrs) LL
Calculus MATH 201 (4 hrs) LL
Chemistry CHEM 110 (6 hrs) LL
College Algebra MATH 150 (3 hrs) LL
College Composition

ENGL 111 (3 hrs) & ELEC 144 (3 hrs)

Beginning 08/26/2019,
ENGL 111 will be replaced by ENGL 133W

LL
College Composition Modular

ENGL 111 (3 hrs)

Beginning 08/26/2019,
ENGL 111 will be replaced by ENGL 107

LL
College Mathematics ELEC 144 (6 hrs) LL
English Literature   ENGL 231 (3 hrs) LL 
Financial Accounting ACCT 280 (3 hrs) LL
French Language Level 1: FREN 101 (3 hrs) & FREN 102 (3 hrs)

Level 2: FREN 101 (3 hrs), FREN 102 (3 hrs), &FREN 144 (3 hrs)
LL
German Language Level 1: GERM 101 (3 hrs) & GERM 102 (3 hrs)
Level 2: GERM 101 (3 hrs), GERM 102 (3 hrs), &GERM 144 (3 hrs)
LL
History of United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 HIST 121 (3 hrs) LL
History of United States II: 1865 to the Present HIST 122 (3 hrs) LL
Human Growth and Development PSYC 330 (3 hrs) LL
Humanities ENGL 144E001 (3 hrs) LL
Information Systems CISS 170 (3 hrs) LL
Introduction to Educational Psychology PSYC/EDUC 230 (3 hrs) LL
Introductory Business Law MGMT 265 (3 hrs) LL
Introductory Psychology PSYC 101 (3 hrs) LL
Introductory Sociology SOCI 111 (3 hrs) LL
Natural Sciences CHEM/PHYS 108 (3 hrs) & BIOL 108 (3 hrs) LL
Precalculus MATH 180 (3 hrs) LL
Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 293 (3 hrs) LL
Principles of Management

MGMT 330 (3 hrs)

Beginning 08/26/2019,
MGMT 330 will be replaced by MGMT 230

LL
Principles of Marketing

MKTG 310 (3 hrs)

Beginning 08/26/2019,
MKTG 310 will be replaced by MKTG 210

LL
Principles of Microeconomics ECON 294 (3 hrs) LL
Social Sciences and History HIST 144 (3 hrs) &ELEC 144 (3 hrs) LL
Spanish Language Level 1: SPAN 101 (3 hrs) & SPAN 102 (3 hrs)

Level 2: SPAN 101 (3 hrs), SPAN 102 (3 hrs), & SPAN 103 (3 hrs)
LL
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 HIST 101 (3 hrs) LL
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present HIST 102 (3 hrs) LL

CLEP Exams for MBA Pre-requisites

CLEP Exam Equivalencies and Minimum Scores for MBA Prerequisites

(The minimum scores reflected here are equivalent to a grade of B.)

CLEP Exam

Columbia College Equivalency 

 Credit Hours

Minimum Score

Financial Accounting ACCT 280 3  65
Principles of Management MGMT 330 3 LL  63
Principles of Marketing MKTG 310 3 LL  65

DANTES DSST Exams: Taken 07/01/19 - 09/30/19

*** If you have completed a DSST exam not listed below, or taken an exam outside of the effective time frame, please submit a Prometric Designated Institution Report or JST transcript for evaluation.

*** Credit will granted based on ACE-recommended minimum passing score listed on the Prometric Designated Institution Report or JST transcript.

LL=Lower Level
UL=Upper Level

DSST Exams
DSST by Prometric (DSST) Columbia College
Equivalency (07/01/19-09/30/19)
Course Level Designation
A History of Vietnam War (DSST 473) HIST 318 (3 hrs) LL
Art of Western World (DSST 461) ARTS 112 (3 hrs) LL
Astronomy (DSST 500) ASTR 108 (3 hrs) LL
Business Ethics and Society (DSST 475) MGMT 368 (3 hrs) LL
Business Mathematics (DSST 812) MGMT 152 (3 hrs) LL
Criminal Justice (DSST 498) CJAD 101 (3 hrs) LL
Computing and Information Technology (DSST 536) CISS 170 (3 hrs) LL
Environmental Science (DSST 511) ELEC 144 (3 hrs) LL
Ethics in America (DSST 474) PHIL 330 (3 hrs) LL
Ethics in Technology (DSST 302) ELEC 144 (3 hrs) LL
Foundations of Education (DSST 489) EDUC 200 (3 hrs) LL
Fundamentals of College Algebra (DSST 424) MATH 106 (3 hrs) LL
Fundamentals of Counseling (DSST 562) PSYC 144 (3 hrs) LL
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity (DSST 013) CISS 391 (3 hrs) UL
General Anthropology (DSST 494) SOCI/ANTH/GEOG 112 (3 hrs) LL
Health and Human Development (DSST 508) EDUC 105 (3 hrs) LL
History of the Soviet Union (DSST 471) HIST 392 (3 hrs) UL
Human Resource Mgmt (DSST 530)

MGMT 361 (3 hrs)

Beginning 08/26/2019,
MGMT 261 will replace MGMT 361

LL
Introduction to Business (DSST 543) MGMT 150 (3 hrs) LL
Introduction to Geography (DSST 304) ANTH/GEOG 101 (3 hrs) LL
Introduction to Geology (DSST 303) GEOL 110 (3 hrs) LL
Introduction to Law Enforcement (DSST 497) SOCI 321 (3 hrs) LL
Introduction to World Religions (DSST 496) RELI 101 (3 hrs) LL
Lifespan Developmental Psychology (DSST 490) PSYC 330 (3 hrs) LL
Management Information Systems (DSST 551) MGMT 393 (3 hrs) LL
Math for Liberal Arts (DSST 300) MATH 170 (3) LL
Money and Banking (DSST 548) FINC 395 (3 hrs) UL
Organizational Behavior (DSST 531) MGMT 362 (3 hrs) LL
Personal Finance (DSST 550) FINC 298 (3 hrs) LL
Principles of Advanced English Composition (DSST 301)

ENGL 111 (3)

Beginning 08/26/2019,

ENGL 107 will replace ENGL 111

LL
Principles of Finance (DSST 524) FINC 350 (3 hrs) LL
Principles of Public Speaking (DSST 815, 823) COMM 110 (3 hrs) UL
Principles of Statistics (DSST 450) MATH 250 (3 hrs) LL
Principles of Supervision (DSST 532) MGMT 144 (3 hrs) LL
Substance Abuse (DSST 495) HUMS 380 (3 hrs) UL
Technical Writing (DSST 820) ENGL 204 (3 hrs) LL
The Civil War and Reconstruction (DSST 483) HIST 342 (3 hrs) LL

DANTES Exams for MBA Pre-Requisites

(The minimum scores reflected here are equivalent to a grade of B.)

Test Form 

Dantes Exam 

Columbia College Equivalencies 

Credit Hours 

Minimum Score for MBA Prereq 

DSST 524 Principles of Finance

FINC 350

3 LL 53 or 434
DSST 525 Principles of Financial Accounting

ACCT 280 (1/1/90-10/1/12)

3 LL 55 or 434

 

DANTES Exams for MSCJ Pre-Requisites

(The minimum scores reflected here are equivalent to a grade of B.)

Test Form

Dantes Exam 

Columbia College Equivalencies 

Credit Hours 

 Minimum Score for MSCJ Prereq*

DSST 498  
Criminal Justice

CJAD 101 (10/1/12-12/31/12)

CJAD 101 & CJAD 144(11/1/13-Present)

3 UL

  

3LL + 3LL

434 or 54

DSST 498

 Criminal Justice

CJAD 101
(07/01/2017 - Present) 

 3LL

434

DSST 497
Introduction to Law Enforcement 

CJAD 101 (01/1/90-12/31/97)

CJAD 101 (1/1/98-
9/31/12)

3 LL

 

3 UL

434 or 54
 

DLPT - Defense Language Proficiency Tests

Students who have attended Defense Language Institute and participated in the Defense Language Proficiency Testing may submit an official transcript for evaluation of transfer credit. The transcript must also be accompanied by a DLPT score report.

If the DLPT exam is listed on a Joint Services Transcript (JST), and the ACE credit recommendation is listed on the transcript as well, we can evaluate directly from the JST. An additional DPLT transcript and score report do not need to be requested.

Columbia College awards credit for Defense Language Institute's Exams based on the ACE Recommended credit hours.

*The LANG prefix is used here as a placeholder for the actual foreign language course equivalency prefix (e.g. SPAN, GERM); "LANG" is simply an abbreviation for "language," and is not a course equivalency prefix.

DLPT Language
Exam

Columbia College Equivalencies

1st 6 hours of Lower Level (Division) Credit Recommendations are awarded LANG* 101 an LANG* 102 (e.g. SPAN 101 & SPAN 102)
Any Additional Lower Level (Division) Hours are awarded LANG* 144 (e.g. SPAN 144)
Any Upper Level (Division) Credit Recommendations are awarded LANG* 444 (e.g. SPAN 444)

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