Academic Catalog

Credit by Examination

  1. All Division Exams require faculty appointment;  see the HCC Test Center for details.
  2. Academic advising is strongly suggested for students who intend to transfer.
  3. Some exams require additional papers, essays, or lab experience.  Please contact the Test Center for details.
  4. HCC is an Open Center for CLEP and DSST exams.  If you are having credit applied elsewhere, you may still test at HCC.  The list below is not a comprehensive listing of all available CLEP and DSST exams; see Test Center staff for details or visit the CLEP or DSST websites.
  5. AP and IB exams are given in conjunction with coursework taught in high school.  AP credit is awarded only for AP exams; IBO credit is awarded after review of official IB transcript.
Exam Type Exam Title HCC Course Score Required Credit Awarded
AP Art History ART 202 3 3
AP Art: Studio Art Determined by Faculty Review 3 Determined by Faculty Review
AP Biology BIO 100 or BIO 119 3 4
AP Biology BIO 120 or BIO 119 4 4
AP Biology BIO 120 and 121 5 8
AP Calculus AB MATH 109 3 4
AP Calculus AB MATH 203 4,5 4
AP Calculus BC MATH 203 and MATH 204 4, 5 8
AP Chemistry CHEM 100 3 4
AP Chemistry CHEM 111 4 4
AP Chemistry CHEM 111 and CHEM 112 5 8
AP Computer Science CSI 131 and CSI 132 3 8
AP English Language & Composition ENG 101 4 3
AP English Language & Composition ENG 101 and ENG 102 4 6
AP Environmental Science ENV 111 4 3
AP European History HIST 101 and HIST 102 3 6
AP French Language FR 101, FR 102, FR 201 and FR 202 3 12
AP German Language GER 101, GER 102, GER 201, and GER 202 3 12
AP Human Geography GEOG 102 3 3
AP Macroeconomics ECON 101 3 3
AP Microeconomics ECON 102 3 3
AP Music Theory MUS 103 3 4
AP Physics B PHYS 101 and PHYS 102 4 8
AP Psychology PSY 101 3 3
AP Spanish Language SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201, and SPAN 202 3 12
AP Spanish Literature SPAN 203 and SPAN 204 3 6
AP Statistics MATH 216 3 4
AP U.S. Government and Politics PS 101 3 3
AP U.S. History HIST 103 and HIST 104 3 6
AP World History HIST 109 and HIST 110 3 6
CLEP American Government PS 101 50 3
CLEP History of US I Colonization to 1877 HIST 103 50 3
CLEP History of US II 1865-present HIST 104 50 3
CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (requires essay) ENG 102 50 (and passing essay) 3
CLEP Calculus MATH 203 50 4
CLEP Chemistry (requires proof of lab experience) CHEM 111 and CHEM 112 50 8
CLEP College Algebra MATH 101 50 3
CLEP College French Levels I and II FR 101 and FR 102; FR 201 and FR 202 50 (FR 101 and 102); 59 (FR 201 and 202) 6 (FR 101 and 102); 12 (FR 201 and 202)
CLEP College German Levels I and II GER 101 and GER 102; GER 201 and GER 202 50 (GER 101 and 102); 60 (GER 201 and 202) 6 (GER 101 and 102); 12 (GER 201 and 202)
CLEP College Mathematics General Education Math Elective 50 6
CLEP College Spanish Levels I and II SPAN 101 and SPAN 102; SPAN 201 and SPAN 202 50 (SPAN 101 and 102); 63 (SPAN 201 and 202) 6 (SPAN 101 and 102); 12 (SPAN 201 and 202)
CLEP College Composition (effective July 1, 2010, this exam replaced English Comp with Essay) ENG 101 50 (requires essay) 3
CLEP English Literature ENG 203 and ENG 204 50 6
CLEP Financial Accounting ACCT 101 50 3
CLEP Humanities General Elective Arts/Humanities Elective 50 3
CLEP Intro Psychology PSY 101 50 3
CLEP Intro to Educational Psychology PSY 207 50 3
CLEP Human Growth and Development PSY 214 50 3
CLEP Natural Sciences General Elective 3 General Education Biological/Physical Science (GS) 3 50 6
CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 101 50 3
CLEP Principles of Management BA 109 50 3
CLEP Principles of Marketing BA 203 50 3
CLEP Principles of Microeconomics ECON 102 50 3
CLEP Precalculus MATH 109 50 4
CLEP Social Sciences/History General Elective 50 6
CLEP Introduction Sociology SOC 101 50 3
CLEP Western Civilization I: Ancient-1648 HIST 101 50 3
CLEP Western Civilization II: 1648-present HIST 102 50 3
Excelsior College Exam Abnormal Psychology PSY 204 45 3
DSST Astronomy ASTR 151 48/400* 3
DSST Principals of Statistics MATH 216 48/400* 4
DSST Introduction to Law Enforcement CJ 101 45/400* 3
DSST General Anthropology ANTH 102 47/400* 3
DSST Introduction to Business BA 101 46/400* 3
DSST Technical Writing ENG 209 46/400* 3
DSST Health and Human Development HLTH 101 48/400* 3
DSST Lifespan Development Psychology PSY 214 46/400* 3
DSST Personal Finance ECON 106 46/400* 3
DSST Human/Cultural Geography GEOG 102 48/400* 3
Division Accounting Principles 1 ACCT 101 70% 3
Division Medical Terminology and Ethics for Medical Office Assistants AHS 101 70% 3
Division Introduction to Business BA 101 70% 3
Division Principles of Marketing BA 203 70% 3
Division Introduction to CADD CADD 101 70% 3
Division Intermediate CADD CADD 102 70% 3
Division Intro to Information Science (requires lab experience) CIS 102 70% (and passing lab) 3
Division Introduction to PowerPoint CIS 113 70% (and passing lab) 3
Division Fundamentals of Programming CIS 115 70% 3
Division Introduction to Microsoft Excel CIS 145 70% 3
Division Introduction to Corrections CJ 103 70% 3
Division Police Organization and Administration CJ 109 70% 3
Division Introduction to Crime Scene Technology CJ 112 70% 3
Division The Young Child (requires prerequisite coursework) EDUC 103 70% 3
Division Materials and Curriculum (requires prerequisite coursework) EDUC 104 70% 3
Division Infant and Toddler Development (requires prerequisite coursework EDUC 110 70% 3
Division School-Age Child Care (requires prerequisite coursework) EDUC 215 70% 3
Division Keyboarding Basics (requires lab experience) OS 100 70% (and passing lab) 1
Division Intermediate Keyboarding (requires lab experience) OS 113 70% (and passing lab) 3
IB Language AI (Higher Level) English ENG 101 and ENG 102 4 6
IB Language A2 (Standard Level) French, Spanish FR 101 and FR 102 or SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 5 6
IB History of the Americas (Higher Level) HIST 202, HIST elective 4 6
IB Psychology (Standard Level) PSY 101 5 3
IB Geography (Standard Level) GEOG 102 5 3
IB Biology (Standard Level) BIO 100 5 4
IB Biology (Higher Level) BIO 120 and BIO 121 4 8
IB Chemistry (Standard Level) CHEM 111 5 4
IB Chemistry (Higher Level) CHEM 111 and CHEM 112 4 8
IB Mathematics (Standard Level) MATH 109 5 4
IB Mathematics (Higher Level) MATH 203 5 4
IB Physics (Standard Level) PHYS 101 5 4
IB Physics (Higher Level) PHYS 101 and PHYS 102 5 8
IB World Religions (Standard Level) RELG 210 5 3
IBO other courses not listed above may be considered on a case-by-case basis with official IB transcript