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Standardized Examination Credits

Students may be awarded credit through achieving the college’s minimum scoring requirements on the following standardized examinations: Advanced Placement Examination Program (AP); College-Level Examination Program (CLEP); Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES); and higher-level International Baccalaureate courses (IB). Minimum score requirements and their ESCC equivalent are below.

The awarding of credit through standardized examinations shall be given, to the extent possible, to courses listed in the current ESCC Catalog. In certain instances, credit may be awarded for courses listed in the Virginia Community College System Master Course File (MCF).

Official test scores must be directed from the testing agency to ESCC’s Registrar at Registrar@es.vccs.edu.

1. Advanced Placement Examination Program (AP)

The College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) administers advanced placement examinations that enable high school students to complete college-level courses while still in high school, to demonstrate college-level achievements through examinations, and to receive college course credit when they matriculate at an institution of higher learning. AP credit is only awarded to students who are enrolled in classes at ESCC and are curriculum-placed, and who earn a score of 3 or higher. For evaluation, students must have official AP score reports from ETS forwarded to the Admissions and Records Office at ESCC. AP courses and their ESCC equivalent are as follows:

Examination Course Equivalent Credit
Art History ART 101-102 6
Biology BIO 101-102 8
Chemistry CHM 111-112 8
Chinese language and Culture CHI 201-202 6
Computer Science AB CSC 201 3
Economics, Macro ECO 201 3
Economics, Micro ECO 202 3
English Language & Composition ENG 111-112 6
Environmental Science ENV 121-122 8
French Language FRE 201-202 6
French Literature FRE 233-234 6
German GER 201-202 6
Government & Politics/Comparative PLS 120 3
Government & Politics/U.S. PLS 211 3
History, U.S. HIS 121-122 6
History, European HIS 101-102 6
History, World HIS 111-112 6
Human Geography GEO 210 3
Japanese language and Culture JPN 201-202 6
Latin/Literature or Virgil LAT 201-202 6
Mathematics (Calculus AB) MTH 263 4
Mathematics (Calculus BC) MTH 264 8
Music Theory MUS 111-112 8
Physics B PHY 201-202 8
Physics C/Mechanics PHY 241 4
Physics C/Electricity & Magnetism PHY 242 4
Psychology PSY 200-203 4
Spanish Language SPA 201-202 6
Spanish Literature SPA 233-234 or SPA 271-272 6
Statistics MTH 245 3

2. College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP is a national program of credit-by-examination that offers students the opportunity to document their existing knowledge for 100 and 200 level collegiate courses.  Eastern Shore Community College accepts most of the CLEP exams, and uses the American Council on Education recommended minimum score of 50 for most tests when awarding CLEP credit.  For higher level courses, the minimum score may be higher and as noted.

CLEP examinations are administered at Eastern Shore Community College by the Testing Center. CLEP examinations are not administered at Eastern Shore during the last two weeks of a semester or during the final examination period. CLEP courses and their ESCC equivalent are as follows:

Exam Title Minimum

Score

ESCC Equivalent Course(s) Credits

Awarded

American Government 50 PLS 211 & PLS 212 6
American Literature 50 ENG 241 & 242 6
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 ENG 251 & 252 6
Biology 50 BIO 101 & 102 8
Calculus 50 MTH 263 or 270 3
Chemistry 50 CHM 111 & 112 8
College Composition 50 ENG 111 & ENG 112 6
English Literature 50 ENG 243 & 244 6
Financial Accounting 50 ACC 211 3
French Language 50 FRE 101 & 102 8
French Language 59 FRE 101 & 102 and FRE 201 & 202 14
German Language 50 GER  101 & 102 8
German Language 60 GER 101 & 102 and GER 201 & 202 14
History of the US I:  Colonization to 1877 50 HIS 121 3
History of the US II:  1865 to Present 50 HIS 122 3
Human Growth and Development 50 PSY 230 3
Humanities 50 HUM 201 & HUM 202 6
Information Systems & Computer Applications 50 ITE 115 3
Introductory Business Law 50 BUS 241 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSY 200 3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOC 200 3
Precalculus 50 MTH 161 & MTH 162 6
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECO 201 3
Principles of Management 50 BUS 200 3
Principles of Marketing 50 MKT 100 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECO 202 3
Spanish Language 50 SPA 101 & 102 8
Spanish Language 63 SPA 101 & 102 and SPA 201 &202 14
Western Civilization I:  Ancient Near East to 1648 50 HIS 101 3
Western Civilization II:  1648 to Present 50 HIS 102 3

3.  Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES)

ESCC awards specific course credit for acceptable scores, as recommended by the American Council on Educations, on DANTES college-level examinations. Several types of examinations are reported: end of course examinations for correspondence; extension courses from regionally accredited colleges and universities; College-Level Tests of General Educational Development given prior to 1960; and General Examination of the College-Level Examination Program. Also, college course credits may be granted for tests administered by the United States Armed Forces Institutes (USAFI) prior to June 1, 1974. Scores at the 40th percentile and above are accepted by ESCC. Scores at the 20th percentile and above are accepted for DANTES exams taken prior to September 1981. A complete listing of current and prior tests and recommended scores may be found in ACE’s 2004 Guide to Educational Credit by Examination.

4.   International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students completing the Higher Level exams for International Baccalaureate may be granted academic credit for these exams if a score of 5 or above is achieved.  IB courses and their ESCC equivalent are as follows:

 

IB Examination Score of 5 Scores of 6 & 7
Biology BIO 101, 4 cr. BIO 101-102, 8 cr.
Chemistry CHM 111, 4 cr. CHM 111-112, 8 cr.
Computing Studies CSC 201, 4 cr. CSC 201-202, 8 cr.
English A1 ENG 111, 3 cr. ENG 111-112, 6 cr.
English B ENG 111, 3 cr. ENG 111, 3 cr.
French A1 or B FRE 101-102, no cr. FRE 201-202, 6 cr.
German A1 or B GER 101-102, no cr. GER 201-202, 6 cr.
Geography GEO 220, 3 cr. GEO 205, 220, 7 cr.
History HIS 101, 3 cr. HIS 101-102, 6 cr.
History of the Americas (only if 5, 6, or 7) HIS Elective, 6 cr.
Mathematics MTH 263, 4 cr. MTH 263-264, 8 cr.