Credit by Examination

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Salem State University recognizes mastery of curriculum areas through Advanced Placement (AP), the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and may consider other nationally-recognized examinations or departmentally mandated challenge exams of prior subject area knowledge subject to individual evaluation for course comparability and program applicability. Students seeking credit by examination must have official test scores submitted directly from the testing agency. For complete information about policies on credit by examination, please visit the academic catalog at catalog.salemstate.edu. For current examination credit equivalencies, please see below. All equivalencies are subject to periodic review and may change without notice.

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP Component Description Score Range SSU Equivalent
Art Art History 3 to 5 ART100A
Art Drawing Portfolio 3 to 5 ART102
Art Two-Dimensional 3 to 5 ART101
Art Three-Dimensional 3 to 5 ART203
Biology Biology 3 to 5 BIO121 & BIO122
Calculus Calculus AB 3 to 5 MAT220
Calculus Calculus BC 3 to 5 MAT220 & MAT221
Chemistry Chemistry 3 to 5 CHE130
Computer Science Computer Sci A 3 to 5 CSCT61
Computer Science Computer Sci AB 3 to 5 CSC201J & CSC260
Economics Macroeconomics 3 to 5 ECO201
Economics Microeconomics 3 to 5 ECO202
English Eng. Lang & Comp. N/A No Credit
English Eng. Lit & Comp. 3 to 5 ENL101
English Internat. Eng. Lang N/A No Credit
French French Language 3 FRE201
French French Language 4 FRE201 & FRE202
French French Language 5 FRE201 & FRE202 & FRET41
Geography Human Ggeography 3 to 5 GGR105
German German Language 3 GER201
German German Language 4 GER201 & GER202
German German Language 5 GER201 & GER202 & GERT41
Govt & Politics Comparative 3 to 5 POL271
Govt & Politics United States 3 to 5 POL201
History European 3 to 5 HST269
History United States 3 to 5 HST204 & HST205
History World History 3 to 5 HST101 & HST102
Music Music Theory 3 to 5 MUS132N
Physics Physics B 3 to 5 PHS211A & PHS212A
Physics  Phys C Elec & Magn 3 to 5 PHS214
Physics Phys C Mechanics 3 to 5 PHS213
Psychology Psychology 3 to 5 PSY101
Spanish Spanish Language 3 SPN201
Spanish Spanish Language 4 SPN201 & SPN202
Spanish Spanish Language 5 SPN201 & SPN202 & SPN350
Statistics Statistics 3 to 5 MAT247

 

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) 

General Examinations
Component Description Required Score SSU Equivalent
Composition and Literature Humanities 49 IDST13
Science & Mathematics Natural Sciences 49 IDST23
Science & Mathematics College Mathematics 49 MATT23
History & Social Sciences Social Sciences & History 48 IDST33

 

Subject Examinations    
Composition and Literature English Composition 50 & Dept. Exam ENL101
Science & Mathematics Biology 50 BIO121 & 122*
Science & Mathematics Calculus 50 MAT220
Science & Mathematics Chemistry 50 CHE130 & 131
Science & Mathematics Precalculus 50 MAT110
Foreign Languages French 50 FRE102
Foreign Languages French 62 FRE201 & 202
Foreign Languages German 50 GER102
Foreign Languages German 63 GER201 & 202
Foreign Languages Spanish 50 SPN102
Foreign Languages Spanish 66 SPN201 & 202
History & Social Sciences American Gov't 75 (for POL majors) POL201
History & Social Sciences American Gov't 50 (for non-POL majors) POL201
History & Social Sciences History of the US I 75 (for HIS majors) HST204
History & Social Sciences History of the US I 50 (for non-HIS majors) HST204
History & Social Sciences History of the US II 75 (for HIS majors) HST205
History & Social Sciences History of the US II 50 (for non-HIS majors) HST205
History & Social Sciences Macroeconomics, Princ. of 50 ECO201
History & Social Sciences Microeconomics, Princ. of 50 ECO202
History & Social Sciences Psychology, Introductory 47 PSY101
History & Social Sciences Sociology, Introductory 50 SOC201
History & Social Sciences Western Civilization I 50 HST101
History & Social Sciences Western Civilization II 50 HST102
Business Accounting, Principles of 50 ACC106
Business Business Law, Introductory 50 BUS252
Business Information Systems & Computer Applications 50 CSC200A
Business Management, Principles of 50 MGT231