Sources of exam credit

There are several college-level exams you may take to demonstrate proficiency in a subject area.

Types of exams

We award academic credit for successful completion of AP exams, CLEP, DSST, DANTES and DLPT.

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

Prior to taking a test, please check with your advisor to ensure the credit will not duplicate with previously-completed coursework as course numbers may have changed.

Minimum score of '3' required to receive credit.

Placement exams
Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Columbia College Equivalency
4/1/21 - 6/30/21
Course Level Designation
2D Art & Design ELEC 144 (3 hrs) Lower level
3D Art & Design ELEC 144 (3 hrs) Lower level
Art History ARTS 111 (3 hrs) & ARTS 112 (3 hrs) Lower level
Biology BIOL 110 (6 hrs)
& BIOL 110L (2 hrs)
Lower level
Calculus AB MATH 201 (4 hrs) Lower level
Calculus BC MATH 201 (4 hrs) &
MATH 222 (4 hrs)
Lower level
Chemistry CHEM 110 (6 hrs)
and CHEM 111L (2 hrs)
Lower level
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)
Lower level
Comparative Government and Politics POSC 144 (3 hrs) Lower level
Computer Science A CISS 238 (4 hrs) Lower level
Drawing ELEC 144 (3 hrs) Lower level
English Language and Composition ENGL 133W (3 hrs) and ENGL 144 (3 hrs) Lower level
English Literature and Composition ENGL 133W (3 hrs) and ENGL144 (3 hrs) Lower level
Environmental Science ELEC 144 (3 hrs) Lower level
European History HIST 102 (6 hrs) Lower level
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)
Lower level
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)
Lower level
Human Geography GEOG/ANTH 101 (3 hrs) Lower level
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)
Lower level
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)
Upper level
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)
Lower level
Macroeconomics ECON 293 (3 hrs) Lower level
Microeconomics ECON 294 (3 hrs) Lower level
Music Theory Score of 3 - MUSI 102 (3 hrs)

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

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

Score of 4 - ELEC 144 (6 hrs)
Lower level
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)
Lower level
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)
Lower level
Statistics MATH 250 (3 hrs) Lower level
United States Government and Politics ELEC 144 (3 hrs) Lower level
United States History HIST 121 (3 hrs) & HIST 122 (3 hrs) Lower level
World History HIST 111 (3 hrs) & HIST 112 (3 hrs) Lower level

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.

Prior to taking a test, please check with your advisor to ensure the credit will not duplicate with previously-completed coursework as course numbers may have changed.

CLEP test dates
College Board's College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Columbia College Equivalency
4/1/21 - 6/30/21
Course Level Designation
American Government POSC 111 (3 hrs) Lower level
American Literature ENGL 241 (3 hrs) Lower level
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature ENGL 210 (3 hrs) Lower level
Biology BIOL 110 (6 hrs) Lower level
Calculus MATH 201 (4 hrs) Lower level
Chemistry CHEM 110 (6 hrs) Lower level
College Algebra MATH 150 (3 hrs) Lower level
College Composition

ENGL 133W (3 hrs) & ELEC 144 [1] (3 hrs)

Lower level
College Composition Modular

ENGL 107 (3 hrs)

Lower level
College Mathematics ELEC 144 [1] (6 hrs) Lower level
English Literature  ENGL 231 (3 hrs) Lower level
Financial Accounting ACCT 280 (3 hrs) Lower level
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)
Lower level
German Language Level 1: GERM 101 (3 hrs) & GERM 102 (3 hrs)
Level 2: GERM 101 (3 hrs), GERM 102 (3 hrs), & GERM 144 [1] (3 hrs)
Lower level
History of United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 HIST 121 (3 hrs) Lower level
History of United States II: 1865 to the Present HIST 122 (3 hrs) Lower level
Human Growth and Development PSYC 330 (3 hrs) Lower level
Humanities ENGL 144E001 [1] (3 hrs) Lower level
Information Systems CISS 170 (3 hrs) Lower level
Introduction to Educational Psychology PSYC/EDUC 230 (3 hrs) Lower level
Introductory Business Law MGMT 265 (3 hrs) Lower level
Introductory Psychology PSYC 101 (3 hrs) Lower level
Introductory Sociology SOCI 111 (3 hrs) Lower level
Natural Sciences CHEM/PHYS 108 (3 hrs) & BIOL 108 (3 hrs) Lower level
Precalculus MATH 180 (3 hrs) Lower level
Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 293 (3 hrs) Lower level
Principles of Management MGMT 230 (3 hrs) Lower level
Principles of Marketing MKTG 210 (3 hrs) Lower level
Principles of Microeconomics ECON 294 (3 hrs) Lower level
Social Sciences and History HIST 144 [1] (3 hrs) & ELEC 144 [1] (3 hrs) Lower level
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)
Lower level
Spanish with Writing Level 1: SPAN 101 (3 hrs) & SPAN 102 (3 hrs)
Level 2: SPAN 101 (3 hrs), SPAN 102 (3 hrs), SPAN 103 (3 hrs), & SPAN 104 (3 hrs)
Lower level
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 HIST 101 (3 hrs) Lower level
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present HIST 102 (3 hrs) Lower level

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

CLEP exam equivalencies and minimum scores
CLEP Exam Columbia College Equivalency  Credit hours Minimum score
Financial Accounting ACCT 280 3 65
Principles of Management MGMT 230 3 LL 63
Principles of Marketing MKTG 210 3 LL 65

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

Prior to taking a test, please check with your advisor to ensure the credit will not duplicate with previously-completed coursework as course numbers may have changed.

DSST Exams
DSST by Prometric (DSST) Columbia College
Equivalency
(4/1/21 - 6/30/21)
Course Level Designation
A History of Vietnam War (DSST 473) HIST 318 (3 hrs) Lower level
Art of Western World (DSST 461) ARTS 112 (3 hrs) Lower level
Astronomy (DSST 500) ASTR 108 (3 hrs) Lower level
Business Ethics and Society (DSST 475) MGMT 368 (3 hrs) Lower level
Business Mathematics (DSST 812) MGMT 152 (3 hrs) Lower level
Criminal Justice (DSST 498) CJAD 101 (3 hrs) Lower level
Computing and Information Technology (DSST 536) CISS 170 (3 hrs) Lower level
Environmental Science (DSST 511) ELEC 144 [1] (3 hrs) Lower level
Ethics in America (DSST 474) PHIL 330 (3 hrs) Lower level
Ethics in Technology (DSST 302) ELEC 144 [1] (3 hrs) Lower level
Foundations of Education (DSST 489) EDUC 200 (3 hrs) Lower level
Fundamentals of College Algebra (DSST 424) MATH 106 (3 hrs) Lower level
Fundamentals of Counseling (DSST 562) PSYC 144 [1] (3 hrs) Lower level
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity (DSST 013) CISS 391 (3 hrs) Upper level
General Anthropology (DSST 494) SOCI 112 (3 hrs) Lower level
Health and Human Development (DSST 508) EDUC 106 (3 hrs) Lower level
History of the Soviet Union (DSST 471) HIST 392 (3 hrs) Upper level
Human Resource Mgmt (DSST 530) MGMT 361 (3 hrs) Lower level
Introduction to Business (DSST 543) MGMT 150 (3 hrs) Lower level
Introduction to Geography (DSST 304) ANTH/GEOG 101 (3 hrs) Lower level
Introduction to Geology (DSST 303) GEOL 110 (3 hrs) Lower level
Introduction to Law Enforcement (DSST 497) SOCI 321 (3 hrs) Lower level
Introduction to World Religions (DSST 496) RELI 101 (3 hrs) Lower level
Lifespan Developmental Psychology (DSST 490) PSYC 330 (3 hrs) Lower level
Management Information Systems (DSST 551) MGMT 393 (3 hrs) Lower level
Math for Liberal Arts (DSST 300) MATH 170 (3 hrs) Lower level
Money and Banking (DSST 548) MGMT 362 (3 hrs) Lower level
Organizational Behavior (DSST 531) MGMT 362 (3 hrs) Lower level
Personal Finance (DSST 550) FINC 298 (3 hrs) Lower level
Principles of Advanced English Composition (DSST 301)

ENGL 111 (3 hrs)

Beginning 08/26/2019,

ENGL 107 (3 hrs) will replace ENGL 111

Lower level
Principles of Finance (DSST 524) FINC 350 (3 hrs) Lower level
Principles of Public Speaking (DSST 815, 823) COMM 110 (3 hrs) Upper level
Principles of Statistics (DSST 450) MATH 250 (3 hrs) Lower level
Principles of Supervision (DSST 532) MGMT 144 [1] (3 hrs) Lower level
Substance Abuse (DSST 495) HUMS 380 (3 hrs) Upper level
Technical Writing (DSST 820) ENGL 204 (3 hrs) Lower level
The Civil War and Reconstruction (DSST 483) HIST 342 (3 hrs) Lower level

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

DANTES exams for MBA pre-requisites
Test Form  Dantes Exam  Columbia College Equivalencies  Credit Hours  Minimum Score for MBA Prereq 
DSST 524 Principles of Finance FINC 350 3 lower level
53 or 434
DSST 525 Principles of Financial Accounting ACCT 280 (1/1/90-10/1/12) 3 lower level
55 or 434

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

DANTES exams for MSCJ pre-requisites
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) 3 upper level
434 or 54
CJAD 101 & CJAD 144(11/1/13-Present) 6 lower level
DSST 498 Criminal Justice CJAD 101 (07/01/2017 - Present)  3 lower level
434
DSST 497 Introduction to Law Enforcement  CJAD 101 (01/1/90 - 12/31/97) 3 lower level
434 or 54
CJAD 101 (1/1/98 - 9/31/12) 3 lower level

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.

Columbia College course equivalencies

DLPT Language Exam

First 6 hours of Lower Level (Division) Credit Recommendations are awarded LANG[2] 101 an LANG[2] 102 (e.g. SPAN 101 & SPAN 102).

Any Additional Lower Level (Division) Hours are awarded LANG[2] 144 (e.g. SPAN 144).

Any Upper Level (Division) Credit Recommendations are awarded LANG[2] 444 (e.g. SPAN 444).

2 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.

 
 
 

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