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College Board Advanced Placement Tests

Students may earn credit for the following ASU courses by successful completion of Advanced Placement examinations administered by the College Board in participating high schools. A score of 3 or higher is required to receive credit. The same policy guidelines apply to these examinations as to other tests in the credit by examination program. College-level credit will be awarded as appropriate and reflected in the chart below, but no grade is assigned. Credit thus awarded will not count as part of the student’s official grade point average.

The credit by examination program at Angelo State University is subject to the following policy guidelines:

  • A student may take examinations for credit and have scores submitted to the Office of the Registrar prior to enrollment at Angelo State University. However, credit by examination will not be entered on the permanent record until the student has successfully completed a semester or summer term of academic work at Angelo State University. Information about scores required for credit on specific examinations may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.
  • To receive credit by examination, a student must pass the appropriate examination with a score that qualifies for credit. If a student receives credit by examination for a course and that credit is entered on the student’s permanent record, the student cannot at a later date decide that the credit is no longer desired and have the course removed from the student’s transcript. However, a student may repeat a course for which credit by examination was earned by enrolling in a regularly scheduled class and earning a grade for the course which would replace the credit earned by examination.
  • Prior to registering for a CLEP examination or local examination, Angelo State University students must obtain the approval of the dean of the college in which they are majoring. Once students have registered for the CLEP exam, they will have two months (60 days) in which to take the exam. Normally, students are permitted to receive credit by examination for courses except when they have completed advanced level work in a particular field and are seeking additional lower-division credit in the same field.
  • A student is not allowed to earn credit by examination for any course in which the student has a grade of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” “F,” “I,” “P,” “CR,” “NC” or “AU.” Credit by examination may not be earned for a course which is prerequisite to another course in the same discipline for which the student has already earned credit. When such lower-division courses are required in a student’s degree plan, the student is encouraged to seek a modification in the degree plan, substituting an advanced-level course for the lower-division course.

Credit earned by examination may not be used to reduce the residence requirements in any degree program. None of the examinations in the University’s Credit by Examination Program may be taken more than one time in a six-month period. 

Credit by Examination
Angelo State University
Course and Number
Examination Semester
Credit Hours
Art 1303, 1304* Art History 3-6*
Art 1311 Studio Art-General 3
Art 1316 Studio Art-Drawing 3
Biology 1308/1108, 1309/1109 Biology 8
Biology NENA** Environmental Science 3
Chemistry 1311/1111 Chemistry 4 (Score of 3)
Chemistry 1311/1111, 1312/1112 Chemistry 8 (Score of 4 or higher)

Computer Science 1351

Computer Science 3
Economics 2301 Macroeconomics 3
Economics 2302 Microeconomics 3
English 1301, 1302 Language and Composition 6
English 1301, 2329 Literature and Composition 6
French 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312 French 12
Geography NENA Human Geography 3
German 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312 German 12
History 1301, 1302 United States History 6
History 2312 European History 3
Mathematics 1342 Statistics 3
Mathematics 2413 Calculus AB 4
Mathematics 2413, 2414 Calculus BC 8
Physics 1301/1101 Physics 1 4
Physics 1302/1102 Physics 2 4
Physics 2326/2126 Physics C-Electricity & Magnetism 4
Physics 2325/2125 Physics C-Mechanics 4
Political Science 2305 U.S. Government and Politics 3
Psychology 2301 Psychology 3
Spanish 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312 Spanish 12
Spanish NENA* Spanish Literature 3

*Courses for which credit will be earned are determined by the Department of Art and Music.

**Non-equivalent, non-advanced credit earned by passing this examination will be used as elective credit.

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