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Credit Through Testing

Awards based on test scores are limited to one year of college credit.  This means the maximum amount of credit which a student may be awarded through any combination of such programs as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement Examinations, or the International Baccalaureate program may not exceed nine Eckerd College course equivalents (31.5 semester hours).  Each specific program may have further limitations on the amount of credit possible through that program.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Eckerd College awards course credit on the basis of scores on the Advanced Placement examinations administered by the College Entrance Examination Board.  Students who have obtained scores of four or five will be awarded credit.  Applicants who seek advanced placement should have examination results sent to the Office of Admission.

Advanced Placement Credit Awards

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Course credit will be awarded on the basis of C level scores received on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) as recommended by the American Council on Education. The amount of academic credit possible through CLEP is limited to three courses. Credit is awarded for exams in subject areas comparable to those accepted as transfer credit and must not duplicate courses accepted from other institutions or courses taken at Eckerd. Use of CLEP credit toward meeting the requirements of a major is at the discretion of the faculty. Credit is awarded for the following:


Maximum Course Credit

Composition and Literature

American Literature 1
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 1
College Composition Modular (No essay) 1
English Literature 1

Foreign Languages

College French (Levels 1 and 2) 2
College German (Levels 1 and 2) 2
College Spanish (Levels 1 and 2) 2-3

Social Sciences and History

American Government 1
History of the U.S. I: Early Colonizations to 1877 1
History of the U.S. II: 1865 to Present 1
Human Growth and Development 1
Introduction to Educational Psychology 1
Principles of Macroeconomics 1
Principles of Microeconomics 1
Introductory Psychology 1
Introductory Sociology 1
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 1
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 1

Science and Mathematics

Precalculus 1
Calculus 1
College Algebra 1
Biology 1
Chemistry 1


Information Systems and Computer Applications 1
Financial Accounting 1
Introductory Business Law 1
Principles of Marketing 1

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

Eckerd College will confer sophomore standing to students who have completed the full International Baccalaureate diploma and who have earned grades of five or better in their three Higher Level subjects.  IB students who do not earn the full diploma may receive credit for Higher level subjects in which grades of five or better were earned in the examinations.

College Program Series

Each semester, selected events are designated for the College Program Series (CPS). The majority of events are open to the public, but please check the schedule as some events are reserved for members of the Eckerd College community. Learn more.


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