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Credit by Exam

Please Note:  This document is our best estimate of how specific test scores will transfer to ISU, but this document should not be considered a guarantee of transfer credit awarded. A formal course evaluation will be initiated once an official application for admission has been received and all official transcripts have been submitted. All test scores are subject to department approval and may change without notice.

Advanced Placement Exam - AP

Dept/Subject Area ExamMinimum ScoreISU Equivalent Course CreditTotal Credits Granted
Art History 4 or 5 ART 1100 3
Art - 2D Design 4 or 5 ART 1103 3
Art - 3D Design 4 or 5 ART 1105 3
Biology 3 BIOL 1100 w/ lab 4
  4 or 5 BIOL 1101 w/ lab 4
Chemistry 3 CHEM 1111 w/ lab 5
  4 or 5 CHEM 1111 & 1112 w/ labs 9
Economics (Macro) 4 or 5 ECON 2201 3
Economics (Micro) 4 or 5 ECON 2202 3
English Lang. & Comp. 3 or 4 ENGL 1101 3
  5 ENGL 1101 & 1102 6
English Lit. & Comp. 3 ENGL 1101 3
  4 ENGL 1101 & 1110 6
  5 ENGL 1101 & 1102 & 1110 9
Foreign Language: French 3 FREN 1101 4
  4 FREN 1101 & 1102 8
  5 FREN 1101 & 1102 & 2201 & 2202 16
Foreign Language: German 3 GERM 1101 4
  4 GERM 1101 & 1102 8
  5 GERM 1101 & 1102 & 2201 & 2202 16
Foreign Language: Spanish 3 SPAN 1101 4
  4 SPAN 1101 & 1102 8
  5 SPAN 1101 & 1102 & 2201 & 2202 16
History: European 3 HIST 1102 3
  4 or 5 HIST 1102 & HIST 1XXX (elective) 6
History: United States 3 HIST 1118 3
  4 or 5 HIST 1111 & 1112 6
History: World 3 HIST 1102 3
  4 or 5 HIST 1101 & 1102 6
World Geography 3 or above ELEC 1XXX (elective) 3
Math: Calculus AB 3 or above MATH 1170 4
Math: Calculus BC 3 or above MATH 1170 & 1175 8
Math: Statistics 3 or above MATH 1153 3
Music Hist. & Lit. 4 or 5 MUSC 1100 3
Music Theory 4 or 5 MUSC 1102 & 1103 & 1104 8
Physics: B (General) 4 or 5 PHYS 1111 & 1112 w/o lab 6
Physics: 1 (General) 3

ELEC 1XXX (Scientific Ways of Knowing)

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Physics: 1 (General) 4 or 5 PHYS 1111 w/o lab 3
Physics: 1 and 2 (General) 4 or 5 PHYS 1111 & 1112 w/o lab 6
Physics: C (Mechanics Engr.) 4 or 5 PHYS 2211 w/o lab 3
    **Student must enroll in a PHYS lab** 1
Political Science 3 or above POLS 1101 3
Psychology 4 or 5 PSYC 1101 3

College Level Examination Program Exam - CLEP

Dept/Subject Area ExamMinimum ScoreISU Equivalent Course CreditTotal Credits Granted
BUSINESS
Intro. Marketing 50 MKTG 1XXX 3
Intro. Business Law 50 MGT 1XXX 3
Intro. Management 50 MGT 1XXX 3
Info. Sys. & Comp. Applications 50 INFO 1XXX 3
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
French Level I 50 FREN 1101 & 1102 8
French Level II 59 FREN 2201 & 2202 8
German Level I 50 GERM 1101 & 1102 8
Gernam Level II 60 GERM 2201 & 2202 8
Spanish Level I 50 SPAN 1101 & 1102 8
Spanish Level II 63 SPAN 2201 & 2202 8
HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCES
Am. History I: Early Colonization 1877 50 HIST 1111 3
Am. History II: 1865 to Present 50 HIST 1112 3
Intro. Macroeconomics 50 ECON 2201 3
Intro. Microeconomics 50 ECON 2202 3
General Psychology 50 PSYC 1101 3
Intro. Sociology 50 SOC 1101 3
SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS
Algebra 50 MATH 1143 3
Precalculus 50 MATH 1147 5
Calculus 50 MATH 1170 4
General Chemistry 50 CHEM 1111 w/ lab 4

ACT and SAT Placement Exam

Idaho State University grants credit for ACT or SAT English placement exams.

ACT Exam Minimum Score ISU Equivalent Course Credit Granted
English 25-30 ENGL 1101 3
English 31-36 ENGL 1101 & 1102 6

 

SAT Exam Minimum Score ISU Equivalent Course Credit Granted
Writing/Language  570-690 ENGL 1101 3
Writing/Language 700 or higher ENGL 1101 & 1102 6

 



 

International Baccalaureate Exam Credit

Idaho State University grants credit for International Baccalaureate Exams equivalent to courses with a minimum exam score.

ExamMinimum ScoreISU Equivalent Course CreditTotal Credits Granted
Biology 5 BIOL 1101 & 1102 w/ labs 8
Business & Management 5 MGT 1101 3
Chemistry 5 CHEM 1111 & 1112 w/ labs 9
Classical Languages 4 LATN 1101 & 1102 8
Computer Science (Standard Level) 5 CS 1XXX 3
Computer Science 5 CS 1182 3
English 5 ENGL 1XXX (elective credit) 3
French A 5 FREN 2201, 2202, & 3XXX (upper division elective credit) 11
French B 4 FREN 2201 & 2202 8
German A 5 GERM 2201, 2202, & 3XXX (upper division elective) 11
German B 4 GERM 2201 & 2202 8
History, American 5 HIST 1111 & 1112 6
History, World/European 5 HIST 1101 & 1102 6
Mathematics 4 MATH 1143 3
  5 MATH 1160 3
  6 MATH 1170 4
Music Perception & Analysis 5 MUSC 1100 3
Physics (Standard Level) 5 PHYS 1111 & 1112 w/o labs 6
Psychology 4 PSYC 1101 3
Social Anthropology 4 ANTH 1100 3
Spanish A 5 SPAN 2201, 2202 & 3XXX (upper division elective credit) 11
Spanish B 4 SPAN 2201,2202 8

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