University Catalogue

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT

 

General

Southeastern Louisiana University assents to the opinion that persons having knowledge equivalent to that usually attained in specific courses should be advanced in level to afford a continuous challenge. In order to realize the fulfillment of this philosophy, certain policies and procedures have been adopted by the University regarding credit-by-examination and advanced placement.

 

Students may not receive credit through a national credit examination program such as CLEP, Accuplacer or through departmental credit examinations in courses in which the student has earned a final grade at an accredited college or university. Audited courses and courses taken at non-accredited institutions may be completed through credit examination. Credit by examination may not be used to reduce the University's residence requirements.

 

Credits through the College Level Examination Program Subject Examinations

An enrolled or entering student at Southeastern may gain credit in a number of courses by completing certain subject examinations of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provided by Educational Testing Services and administered through the Testing Office. CLEP examinations may be taken at Southeastern by appointment only. All tests are Computer Based, which allow for immediate test result(s) upon completion of testing. A non-refundable administrative fee is assessed for each exam.

 

Credit will be entered on a student's transcript upon receipt of an official score from ETS, provided the student achieves at or above the level score accepted by Southeastern. A grade of P will be given, and the course will not be computed in the student's average. Unsuccessful attempts shall not be recorded against the student.

 

Southeastern will accept a maximum of 30 semester hours credit through CLEP and a maximum of 60 semester hours through all types of nontraditional educational experiences, i.e., Advance Placement Credit, Correspondence Courses, and Military Service credits (DANTES).

 

Subject examinations, acceptable scores and credit hours currently approved for Southeastern courses are listed below:

CLEP Subject Exam Course and Number Acceptable Score Semester Hours
Financial Accounting ACCT 200 50 3
American Government POLI 201 50 3
American History I HIST 201 50 3
American History II HIST 202 50 3
American Literature ENGL 232 60 3
*Biology, General GBIO 106 and 107 50 3
College Algebra MATH 161 50 3
English Literature ENGL 231 60 3
College Composition ENGL 101 59 3
*General Chemistry CMEM 101 and 102 or CHEM 121 and 122  50
Information Systems and Computer Applications CMPS 110 50 
Introductory Sociology  SOC 101  50
Principles of Macroeconomics  ECON 201  50 
**Principles of Management  MGMT 351  50 
Principles of Marketing  MRKT 303  50
Principles of Microeconomics ECON 202 50 
Western Civilization I  HIST 101  50 
Western Civilization II  HIST 102  50 

 

____________

*Subject examinations designed for two-semester courses
**Department Head approval required

 

Credits through the DANTES Subject Standardized Test

Under an agreement between the Chauncey Group International (Chauncey), a subsidiary of Educational Testing Services (ETS), and the U. S. Department of Defense, Southeastern Louisiana University is allowed to administer the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs). DANTES tests may be taken in the testing office at Southeastern by appointment only. A non-refundable administrative fee is assessed for each exam.

 

Credit will be entered on a student's transcript upon receipt of an official transcript from the Chauncey Group, provided the student achieves at or above the score accepted by Southeastern. A grade of P will be given and the course will not be computed in the student's average. Unsuccessful attempts will not be recorded against the student.

 

Subject examinations, acceptable scores and credit hours currently approved for Southeastern courses are listed below:

 

DANTES Subject Exam Course and Number Acceptable Score Semester Hours
Astronomy ESSC 101 400 3
Criminal Justice CJ 101 400 3
Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet GBIO 281 400 3
General Anthropology ANTH 101 400 3
Human/Culture Geography GEOG 103 400 3
Introduction to Business MGMT 151 400 3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology PSYC 204 400 3
General Geology ESSC 102 400 3
Principles of Physical Science PHSC 101 400 4
Principals of Statistics MATH 241 400 3

 

League for Nursing

Any enrolled or entering student who meets the present criteria may gain credit in selected nursing courses by completing approved proficiency examinations provided by the National League for Nursing. Proficiency exams are given on national test dates and are designed to offer credit for knowledge obtained as part of the enrollment and completion of a Licensed Practical Nurse Program or Registered Nurse Program (Associate Degree or Diploma). A non-refundable administrative fee is assessed for each exam.

 

Proficiency examinations currently approved are listed below. Further information can be obtained from the Director of Testing.

NLN Exam Course and Number Acceptable Score
ACE I PN to RN: Foundations of Nursing1 Nursing2 78%
ACE II RN to BSN: Care of the Adult Client Nursing2 75%
ACE II RN to BSN: Care of the Cliend during Childbearing and Care of the Child Nursing2 75%
ACE II RN to BSN: Care of the Client w/Mental Disorder Nursing2 90%
ACE II RN to BSN: Physical Assessment See department 75%

________

1For Currently Licensed Practical Nurses
2Standard score

 

Southeastern Louisiana University Departmental Credit Examinations

Southeastern departmental credit examinations are administered in the summer, fall, and spring to Southeastern Louisiana University students and to entering students.

  1. A student interested in taking departmental credit examinations may obtain the request forms at the academic department.
  2. A student will have the request form approved by his/her department head, the dean of his/her college, and the head of the department administering the examination.
  3. The University charges a non-refundable fee of $25 per credit examinations.
  4. Credit examinations are given on the undergraduate level and on a limited basis in certain graduate degree programs.
  5. Only courses passed will be recorded on the student's record. A grade of P will be given and the course will not be computed in the student's grade point average.
  6. Credit earned through departmental credit examinations will be limited to twenty-four semester hours. Credit earned through all types of nontraditional educational experiences, i.e., advanced standing credit, extension courses, correspondence-study courses, and military service credits will be limited to sixty semester hours.
  7. The department head in which the course is offered will set the dates of tests at his/her discretion.

 

Department Course Credit Department Course Cedit
Biology GBIO 106
GBIO 107
GBIO 151
GBIO 153
3
3
3
3
Mathematics MATH 161
MATH 162
MATH 163
MATH 165
3
3
3
3
Chemistry
and Physics
CHEM 101
CHEM 121
PSYS 191
3
3
3
Music MUS 103/104
MUS 151
MUS 209/210
MUS 291
1
3
1
3
Family and
Consumer Science
FCS 251
FCS 342
FCS 411
3
3
3
Nursing NURS 214 3
 Kinesiology and
Health Studies
ATHT 141
HS 131
KIN 230 
3
2
 3 
Psychology PSYC 101 3
Industrial
Technology
IT 111
IT 112
IT 233
IT 236
IT 242
IT 256
IT 264
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Sociology
and
Criminal Justice
CJ 101
SOC 101
3
3
Library Science LS 102 1 Visual Arts ART 15/106
ART 111
ART 115
ART 117
ART 122
ART 151
ART 161
ART 190
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Management MGMT 141 3      

 

Departmental credit examinations are also available in courses other than those listed above, provided the student obtains special permission from his/her dean and department head. Please contact the specific department for more information.


Credit through the College Board Advanced Placement Program

Southeastern participates with the College Board Advanced Placement Program. Students in selected high schools take college-level courses in high school and their examinations are graded by the staff of the College Board.

 

The following list shows the Advanced Placement Courses, the required scores, and the equivalent Southeastern courses for which credit will be given at Southeastern.

AP Course Minimum Grade
Required*
Course Equivalent
Art History  3  Art 105 or 106 
Biology   4  General Biology 151 and 153 
Biology General Biology 106 and 107 
Chemistry Chemistry 101 and 102 or 121 and 122 
Computer Science A    *See department for restrictions
Economics (Macro and Micro)  Economics 201 and 202 
English
     Language and Composition
     Language and Composition
     Literature and Composition
     Literature and Composition
3
5
3
English 101
English 101 and 102
English 232
English 231 and 232
Foreign Language
     French Language and Culture
     German Language and Culture
     Spanish Language 
3
3
 3 

French 101 and 102
German 101 and 102
Spanish 101 and 102
History
     European History
     US History
     World History

3
3
3

History 101 and 102
History 201 and 202
History 101 and 102
Mathematics
     Calculus AB
     Calculus AB
     Calculus BC
     Calculus BC
     Statistics

3
4
3
4
 3 

Mathematics 163
Mathematics 200
Mathematics 200
Mathematics 200 and 201
Mathematics 241 
Music
     Music Theory 
Music 111 
Physics
     Physics 1: Algebra-Based
     Physics 2: Algebra-Based
     C (Mechanics)
     C (Electricity and Magnetism) 

3
3
3
 3 
Physics 130, 191, and PLAB 193
Physics 130, 191, and PLAB 193
Physics 130, 221, and PLAB 223
Physics 130, 221, and PLAB 223 and 224 
 Political Science
     U.S. Government and Politics
     Comparative Government and Politics

3
 3 

POLI 201
POLI 2XX 
Psychology   3 Psychology 101 

 

*The readers' grades reflect their professional judgment of the candidate's achievement in advanced study according to the following scale:

5 – extremely well qualified
4 – well qualified
3 – qualified
2 – possibly qualified
1 – no recommendation

 

Correspondence and Extension Credit

Southeastern Louisiana University does not offer correspondence work, but will accept a maximum of 30 hours of correspondence and/or extension credit from accredited institutions which offer such work. Work taken by correspondence or at other institutions may not be used to satisfy the University's residence requirements.

 

In all instances a full-time or a part-time student at Southeastern Louisiana University who plans to take any work elsewhere (correspondence, extension, or resident) must obtain approval from their department head, their academic dean, and the Associate Director of Admissions.

 

United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) Courses

Southeastern Louisiana University is a participating institution with the USAFI program. Credits earned may be recognized by a division of Southeastern Louisiana University in accordance with the recommendations of the American Council on Education. The credits must be acceptable to the curriculum in which the student enrolls and must not duplicate other college credit earned.