PURPOSE: To obtain credit for Advanced Placement (AP) tests, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, A-Level exams, or for work in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
WHEN: At the time of matriculation. Students may not receive credit for AP, CLEP, IB, or A-Level exams taken after entering college. College courses taken elsewhere after CUA matriculation are transfer courses: see Transfer Course Evaluation.
CREDIT PROCESSING: Credit processing is done through the Transfer Credit Office. Please send any correspondences to the Transfer Credit Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES: Dual-Enrollment Courses and college classes taken while in high school are subject to specific requirements. In order to qualify for credit, the courses must be taken at a regionally accredited institution — classes taught at a high school by a college instructor do not qualify. For further information, see https://undergraduate-studies.catholic.edu/academic-support/transfers/high-school/index.html.
STANDARDS for AP Test Credit:
(1) An official score report must be received from the College Board;
(2) Minimum score requirements and amount of credit for particular scores are determined by CUA departments; some departments do not award credit for particular AP tests.
PROCEDURE: When entering CUA, arrange for an official report of AP scores to be sent to the university from the College Board. The School Code for CUA is 5104.
COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP):
CLEP exams allow students to test their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit. CLEP exams must be taken prior to college entrance and the scores must be sent directly to CUA by the College Board. Minimum score requirements and amount of credit for particular scores are determined by CUA departments; some departments do not award credit for particular CLEP tests.
The University accepts some A-Level exams for credit. For credit equivalencies, please contact the Transfer Coordinator at email@example.com.
Minimum score requirements and amount of credit for particular scores are determined by CUA departments; some departments do not award credit for particular IB tests.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Email the Undergraduate Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated July 19, 2023