Credit by Exam

SFA offers several options for students to earn advanced placement credit toward a bachelor's degree. Students should consult the most recent General Bulletin, the Office of Admissions, or this web page regarding university policies concerning credit by examination. The following are options for students to earn advanced placement credit at SFA:

  • AP - credit for scores made on the national College Board Advanced Placement Examination taken at the end of high school AP courses. Scores range from 1-5, with 5 as the highest score.

  • CLEP - credit for scores made on certain national subject exams through the College Level Examination Program. These tests may be taken at any location and are for students who feel that they have the knowledge in these subjects to earn credit.

  • IB - credit for scores made on the Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) exams of the high school International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

  • SFA Departmental Exams – credit for scores made on internally administered exams through selected SFA departments. Bypass credit also may be awarded by departments for successful completion of certain accelerated SFA courses. Separate departmental policies govern the scores and credit to be awarded for SFA departmental exams and bypass credit. Visit our Departmental Placement Exam website for a complete list. Interested students should contact the chair of the appropriate department.

SFA does not award credit for scores attained on the College Board Subject Tests (formerly the SAT II) or for the Essay of the SAT Reasoning Test.

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