Course Credits By Examination (AP, CLEP, IB, DSST Credit)

SUNY Plattsburgh awards transfer credit for passing scores on nationally-recognized credit by examination programs. A maximum of 30 credits earned by examination will be awarded transfer credit. In order to award the credit, the admissions office must receive either an official score report or an official high school transcript that lists the examinations completed and scores earned. Credit by examination is placed in accordance with our transfer credit policy .

Advanced Placement (AP)

Earning credits through the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Program is very popular.

In general, SUNY Plattsburgh offers credits for exams with a score of "3" or better as certified by an official score report. For specific information on how such courses transfer to SUNY Plattsburgh, please visit the Transfer Credit Equivalencies page and select the menu for "Credit By Examination (AP, CLEP, IB)."

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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Credits that are earned through the College Level Examination Program will be honored for transfer credit provided that the student earns a minimum score of "50" as certified by an official score report sent from The College Board. Specific credit is awarded as indicated in our Transfer Credit Equivalencies page (select the menu for "Credit By Examination (AP, CLEP, IB)").

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DANTES Standardized Subject Tests (DSST)

SUNY Plattsburgh welcomes credit earned through DANTES Subject Standardized Tests . To award credits, students must provide an official score report. Credit will be awarded as follows:

Examination Score Needed Equivalency Credits Earned
Art of the Western World 48 ART Elective 3
Astronomy 48 AST 102 3
Business Law II 44 ACC 352 3
Business Mathematics 48 MAT Elective 3
Civil War & Reconstruction 47 HIS 314 3
Criminal Justice 49 SOC 150 3
Environment & Humanity 46 ENV Elective 3
Ethics in America 46 PHI 312 3
Foundations of Education 46 EDU Elective 3
Fundamentals of College Algebra 47 MAT 101 3
Fundamentals of Counseling 45 CLG Elective 3
Drug & Alcohol Abuse 49 PS Elective 3
General Anthropology 47 ANT Elective 3
Here's to Your Health 48 HED 310 3
Human Cultural Geography 48 GEG 121 3
Human Resource Management 46 BUS Elective 3
Intro to Business 46 BUS Elective 3
Intro to Computing 45 If Business Major: MGM 275 3
If Non-Business Major: CSC Elective & LIB 105 3
Intro to World Religions 48 PHI 301 3
Law Enforcement 45 CRI Elective 3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 46 PSY 311 3
Management Info Systems 46 BUS Elective 3
Modern Middle East 47 HIS Elective 3
Money and Banking 48 BUS Elective 3
Organizational Behavior 48 BUS Elective 3
Personal Finance 46 BUS Elective 3
Physical Geology 46 If Geology Major: GEL Elective 3
If Non-Geology Major: GEL 101 3
Principles of Finance 46 BUS Elective 3
Principle of Financial Accounting 47 ACC 201 3
Principles of Physical Science 47 SCI Elective 3
Principles of Public Speaking 47 CMM 101 3
Principles of Supervision 46 BUS Elective 3
Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union 45 HIS 322 3
Statistics 48 MAT 161 3
Technical Writing 48 ENG Elective 3
Western Europe Since 1945 45 HIS Elective 3


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International Baccalaureate (IB)

SUNY Plattsburgh welcomes credit earned through the International Baccalaureate Program . To be considered, the Admissions Office will need an official score report.

For students who have earned an IB Diploma, SUNY Plattsburgh will award 30 credits of lower-division liberal arts courses. IB Certificate students are not guaranteed 30 credits, but will have their courses evaluated on the basis of scores earned on their HL Examinations.

While we do not award credit for Standard Level (SL) examinations, students who have earned a score of '4' or better on a modern foreign language A or B SL exam will be exempt from the foreign language requirement.

For specific information on how such courses transfer to SUNY Plattsburgh, please visit theTransfer Credit Equivalencies page and select the menu for "Credit By Examination (AP, CLEP, IB)."


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Contact Information

The Admissions Office is located on the 10th floor of the Kehoe Building.

Phone: (518) 564-2040
Toll-free: (888) 673-0012
Fax: (518) 564-2045
Email: admissions@plattsburgh.edu

Mailing Address:
Admissions
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901