Credit By Exam

Credit By Exam

Undergraduate students may earn credit by exam, with department approval, through qualifying scores on the following examinations:

The Office of University Registrar may award credit upon receipt of official results directly from the testing service.

Advanced Placement Credit(AP)

Exam Name Tulane Class Minimum Passing Score
Art History ARHS 1010 (3 c.h.) 4 or 5
Art Studio: Drawing ARST 1101 (3 c.h.) Students may consult with Art Department to be considered for ARST 2101 credit. 4 or 5
Art Studio: 2D Design ARST 1101 (3 c.h.) Students may consult with Art Department to be considered for ARST 2101 credit. 4 or 5
Art Studio: 3D Design ARST 1490 (4 c.h.) 4 or 5
Biology EBIO 1010/EBIO 1015 (4 c.h.) and choose CELL 1010 (3 c.h.) or CELL 1500/CELL 1505 (4 c.h.) 5
Biology CELL 1500 (3 c.h.) 4
Chemistry CHEM 1070/CHEM 1075 and CHEM 1080/CHEM 1085 (8 c.h.) 5
Chemistry CHEM 1070/CHEM 1075 (4 c.h.) 4
Chinese Language and Culture ASTC 2030 (4 c.h.) 4 or 5
Computer Science A CPST 2200 (3 c.h.) 4 or 5
Computer Science Principles CMPS 1950 (3 c.h.) 4 or 5
Economics Microeconomics ECON 1010 (3 c.h.) 4 or 5
Economics Macroeconomics ECON 1020 (3 c.h.) 4 or 5
English Language or Literature ENGL 1010 (4 c.h.) 4 or 5
Environmental Science EENS 1300/EENS 1305 (4 c.h.) 4 or 5
French Language or Literature FREN 3150 (3 c.h.) 5
French Language or Literature FREN 2030 (4 c.h.) 4
German Language GERM 2030 (4 c.h.) 4 or 5
History - European HISE 1220 (3 c.h.) 4 or 5
History - United States HISU 1420 (3 c.h.) 4 or 5
Italian - Language and Culture ITAL 2030 (4 c.h.) 4 or 5
Japanese - Language and Culture ASTJ 2030 (4 c.h.) 4 or 5
Latin - Literature or Virgil LATN 2030 (4 c.h.) If both exams are passed with scores of 4 and above LATN 2030 and LATN 3070 (7 c.h.) 4 or 5
Mathematics - Calculus AB MATH 1210 (4 c.h.) 4 or 5
Mathematics - Calculus BC MATH 1210 and 1220 (8 c.h.) 4 or 5
Mathematics - Calculus BC MATH 1210 (4 c.h.) Credit will not be awarded for a 3 if AB sub-score is below a 4. 3 with an AB sub-score of 4 or higher
Mathematics - Statistics MATH 1110 (3 c.h.) 4 or 5
Music - Theory MUSC 1000 (3 c.h.) 4 or 5
Physics 1 - Algebra Based PHYS 1210 (4 c.h.) Credit will not be awarded for PHYS 1210 and PHYS 1310. 4 or 5
Physics 2 - Algebra Based PHYS 1220 (4 c.h.) Credits will not be awarded for PHYS 1220 and PHYS 1320. 4 or 5
Physics B - Algebra and Trigonometry PHYS 1210 and PHYS 1220 (8 c.h.) Credit will not be awarded for PHYS 1210 and PHYS 1310, or PHYS 1220 and PHYS 1320. 4 or 5
Physics C - Mechanics PHYS 1310 (4 c.h.) Credit will not be awarded for PHYS 1210 and PHYS 1310. 4 or 5
Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 1320 (4 c.h.) Credit will not be awarded for PHYS 1220 and PHYS 1320. 4 or 5
Political Science - U.S. Government POLA 2100 (3 c.h.) 4 or 5
Political Science - Comparative Government POLC 2300 (3 c.h.) 4 or 5
Psychology PSYC 1000 (3 c.h.) 4 or 5
Spanish - Language or Literature SPAN 2030 (4 c.h.) 4 or 5

International Baccalaureate Credit (IB)

Exam Name Tulane Class Minimum Passing Score
Biology CELL 1500 (3 c.h.) 6
Biology EBIO 1010/EBIO 1015 (4 c.h.) and choose CELL 1010 (3 c.h.) or CELL 1500/CELL 1505 (4 c.h.) 7
Chemistry CHEM 1070/CHEM 1075 (4 c.h.) 5
Chemistry CHEM 1070/CHEM 1075 and CHEM 1080/CHEM 1085 (8 c.h.) 6 or higher
English Literature or English A Language and Literature ENGL 1010 (4 c.h.) 6 or higher
Economics ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 (6 c.h.) 5 or higher
Film COMM 1150 (3 c.h.) 5 or higher
French A Language FREN 3210 (3 c.h.) 5 or higher
French A Language and Literature FREN 3150 (3 c.h.) 5 or higher
French B FREN 2030 (4 c.h.) 5 or higher
Geography EENS 2060 (3 c.h.) 5 or higher
German GERM 2030 (4 c.h.) 5 or higher
German A Literature GERM 3160 (3 c.h.) Effective starting Fall 2022 5 or higher
German A Language & Literature GERM 3050 (3 c.h.) Effective starting Fall 2022 5 or higher
German Language B GERM 2030 (4 c.h.) Effective starting Fall 2022 5 or higher
History, European HISE 1220 (3 c.h.) 5 or higher
Mathematics MATH 1210 (4 c.h.) 5 or higher
Mathematics - Analysis and Approaches MATH 1210 & MATH 1220 (8 c.h.) 5 or higher
Mathematics - Application and Interpretation MATH 1210 & MATH 1110 (7 c.h.) 5 or higher
Music MUSC 1000 (3 c.h.) 5 or higher
Philosophy PHIL 1010 (3 c.h.) 5 or higher
Physics PHYS 1210 and PHYS 1220 (8 c.h.) 5 or higher
Psychology PSYC 1000 (3 c.h.) 5 or higher
Spanish A Literature SPAN 3270 (3 c.h.) 5 or higher
Spanish A Language and Literature SPAN 2040 (3 c.h.) 5 or higher
Spanish B SPAN 2030 (4 c.h.) 5 or higher
Theatre THEA 1020 (3 c.h.) 5 or higher

Cambridge International A Level Credit

Exam Name Tulane Class Minimum Passing Score
Biology EBIO 1010 & EBIO 1015 A
Biology EBIO 1940 & CELL 1010 (3 c.h.) or CELL 1500/CELL 1505 (4 c.h.) CELL 1500 and CELL 1505 count towards the Scientific Inquiry Core Requirement. Note that CELL 1500/CELL 1505 credit does not count toward CELL major or minor, but pre-med students are still strongly encouraged to accept the CELL 1500/CELL 1505 credit, as many professional schools require that all prerequisites, such as CELL 1010, be taken on a college campus. B
Biology EBIO 1940 & CELL 1500 (3 c.h.) Does not count toward CELL major or minor. C
Chemistry Meet with department to complete ACS test
Chinese ASTA 4350 & ASTC 3501 C
Economics ECON 1010 & ECON 1020 A
English ENGL 1010 B
English Literature ENLS 1940 B
French FREN 3150 B
French FREN 2030 C
Geography EENS 2060 B
Math - Pure Math, Mechanics, & Probability & Statistics MATH 1210, MATH 1220, & MATH 1110 A
Math - Pure Math & Probability & Statistics MATH 1210, MATH 1220, & MATH 1230 A
Physics PHYS 1210 & PHYS 1220 B
Psychology PSYC 1000 B
Spanish SPAN 2030 B