Passage of CLEP exams is defined as scoring at the 50th percentile or above, which requires a score of 500 or better. A total of 3 semester hours of credit is awarded for each of the exams below with the required score. A combined total of no more than 30 semester hours of credit for CLEP and PEP exams may be accepted by UNC Asheville. You can find more information on the Registrar's website.
Any currently enrolled student may fill out a Proficiency Examination form obtained from the Advising and Learning Support Center and make arrangements with the department in which the course is taught to take an examination covering all material in the course. Grading will be “Pass” or “Fail.” Passing results will be noted on the student’s transcript, and the requirement for the course will be fulfilled. However, no credit hours will be awarded, and the minimum number of hours required for a degree will not be reduced. There is a fee.
The university grants academic credit of 3 to 6 semester hours to enrolled students who took Advanced Placement Tests (offered by the College Board) while in high school. The specific amount of credit and course waivers offered are determined by the academic departments for which Advanced Placement Tests are available. The schedule of credit and waivers is located below. Advanced Placement credit accepted at other post-secondary institutions is not automatically transferred to UNC Asheville. Reports must be received directly from the College Board and will be reviewed in accordance with this schedule. You can find more information on the Registrar's website.
- AP test and review of portfolio by the Art Department may result in course waiver.
- Students will not receive credit for both Language and Composition, and Literature and Composition AP tests.
- Students who score 5 on either test should contact the department chair for placement.
- Students will not receive credit for both European and World History AP tests.
UNC Asheville academic credit and course waivers will be granted to enrolled students who have obtained the required scores on the Higher-Level IB exams listed below. No academic credit will be awarded for Subsidiary-Level IB exams, and only those Higher-Level IB exams listed below are eligible for academic credit and/or course waiver. Official IB transcripts will be evaluated by the Registrar in consultation with department chairs. IB credit accepted at other post-secondary institutions is not automatically transferred to UNC Asheville but is reviewed in accordance with the schedule below.
|IB EXAM||GRADE||CREDIT HOURS||COURSE WAIVER|
|Biology||6, 7||4||BIOL 123, 124|
|Chemistry||6, 7||4||CHEM 236|
|Computing Studies||5, 6, 7||6||CSCI 181, 202|
|Economics||5, 6, 7||3||ECON 101|
|English||6, 7||4||LANG 120|
|French A/B||4||3||FREN 110|
|French A/B||5, 6, 7||3||FREN 120|
|Geography||5, 6, 7||3||EDU 130|
|German||5, 6, 7||3||GERM 120|
|History of the Americas||5, 6, 7||3||HIST 102|
|History of Europe||5, 6, 7||3||HIST 152|
|Latin||4, 5||3||CLAS 101|
|Latin||6, 7||6||CLAS 101, 102|
|Math||5, 6, 7||4||MATH 191|
|Music||5, 6, 7||3||Individually Evaluated|
|Philosophy||5, 6, 7||3||PHIL 100|
|Physics||5||6||PHYS 131, 231|
|Physics||6, 7||6||PHYS 221, 222|
|Psychology||4, 5, 6, 7||3||PSYC 100|
|Social Anthropology||5, 6, 7||3||ANTH 100|
|Spanish A/B||4||3||SPAN 110|
|Spanish A/B||5, 6, 7||3||SPAN 120|
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