Apr 23, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

AP/IB/CLEP/A-Level Test Information Inline


Advanced Placement (AP) Program

The Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) allows students to take advanced work while in high school and then be examined for credit at the college level. Students who take advanced placement courses and subsequently receive scores of 3, 4 or 5 on the CEEB Advanced Placement Examination are generally given college credit for lower-level courses in which they have demonstrated proficiency. Refer to the following chart for general information, and consult with your advisor to determine how the credit can be applied to your specific degree program. Original, official score reports must be submitted to the Office of Admissions for credit award consideration.

This chart represents academic credit for students admitted to the University of Colorado Denver beginning fall 2016. Students admitted prior to fall 2016 should consult the University Catalog corresponding to the year in which the exam was taken. 

Advanced Placement (AP) Chart  

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB), available at select high schools, is a rigorous, pre-university course of study emphasizing liberal arts from an international perspective.

In accordance with HB 03-1108, CU Denver will grant at minimum 24 semester hours of credit for any student who has graduated from high school having successfully completed an International Baccalaureate diploma program with a minimum score of 4 on each exam. Credit may be granted for individual IB courses where examinations are completed with at least a score of 4 for students who do not complete an IB diploma program. Refer to the following chart for general information, and consult with your advisor to determine how the credit can be applied to your specific degree program. Original, official IB transcripts with exam scores must be submitted to the Office of Admissions for credit award consideration.

This chart represents academic credit for students admitted to the University of Colorado Denver beginning fall 2016. Students admitted prior to fall 2016 should consult the University Catalog corresponding to the year in which the exam was taken. 

International Baccalaureate (IB) Chart  

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Incoming students may earn university credit by examination in some subject areas in which they have demonstrated college-level proficiency. Interested students may take approved examinations through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) testing service.

Acceptable CLEP examinations and credit awards are outlined in the following chart. Original, official CLEP score reports must be submitted to the Office of Admissions for credit award consideration.

This chart represents credit awarded for exams taken during the 2018-2019 catalog year. For exams taken in prior or future catalog years, consult those academic catalogs for exam equivalency information.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Chart  

SCHOOL/COLLEGE SPECIFIC POLICY

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Students may earn credit through certain College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations, provided that they score at the 50th percentile or above. CLEP credit may be applied toward graduation if comparable to CU Denver coursework included in the College of Engineering curriculum. Official CLEP score reports are required for transfer credit consideration.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The use of CLEP subject examinations toward major, minor or certificate requirements is subject to a separate evaluation by the faculty advisor in the department or program. To receive academic credit from CLEP, students must present official test results to the Denver Campus Office of Admissions. A maximum of 30 hours of CLEP credit will count toward the degree.

Cambridge A-Levels

Incoming students may earn credit from the Cambridge A-Level examinations. Cambridge A-Levels are internationally benchmarked qualifications providing excellent preparation for university education. They are taken in over 125 countries and offer a wide variety of different subjects. Cambridge International A-Level qualifications are widely recognized and valued by universities and employers alike. CU Denver does not recognize AS-Levels at this time. The acceptable A-Level examinations and credit awards are outlined in the chart linked below. Original, official A-Level score reports must be submitted to International Admissions for credit award consideration.

This chart represents credit awarded for exams taken during the 2018-2019 catalog year. For exams taken in prior or future catalog years, consult those academic catalogs for exam equivalency information.

A-Level Exams  

Military Experience Credit

It is the policy of CU Denver to award transfer credit for military courses and/or military service based on the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE)’s Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Services, provided such credit is generally applicable to CU Denver programs of study. For military transcripts such as CCAF and AARTS, transfer credit is considered on the same basis as transcripts from traditional collegiate institutions.

Upon review of the Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty form (DD-214)/Member 4 Service 2 or additional documentation as required either elective or core course credit will be awarded based on ACE recommendations.

Element of Service  Course Awarded Credit Hours Awarded CU Denver Undergradute Core Curriculum Category or Requirement Fulfilled 
Basic Training HUMN 1999ME 3 Humanities
Non- Commissioned Officer’s Course SSCI 1999ME 3 Social Science
Overseas Delopyment of at Least 6 Months None None International Perspectives (Waived of Requirement)
Military Language Training Institute None None School/College Foreign Langugage Graduation Requirement (Waived of Requirement)
Enlisted Rank E4 or higher None None Business Experiential Learning Requirement (Waived of Requirement for Business Majors Only)
Rank E4 or below XFCR 1999ME 6 General Elective Credit
Rank E5 or higher/ More than 1 enlisted term (5+ years) XFCR 1999ME and XFCR3999ME 12 General Elective Credit (6 lower division credits and 6 upper division credits)

The applicability of electives is determined by the student’s major and/or college. 

For any questions or further information regarding military credit transfer, please contact the CU Denver Veteran and Military Student Services at 303-315-7300