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, see the following table:

Course Score Needed Equivalency Credits Earned
Art History 3,4,5 ART Elective 3
Biology 3,4,5 BIO 101 & BIO 102 8
Calculus AB If 3 then: MAT 221 3
If 4,5 then: MAT 224 4
Calculus BC 3,4,5 MAT 224 & MAT 225 8
Chemistry 3,4,5 CHE 111 & CHE 112 8
Comparative Government/Politics 3,4,5 POL 120 3
Computer Science A 3,4,5 CSC 221 4
Economics (Macroeconomics) 3,4,5 EC0 111 3
Economics (Microeconomics) 3,4,5 EC0 110 3
English Language and Composition If 3 then: ENG Elective 3
If 4,5 then: ENG 101 & ENG Elective 6
English Literature and Composition If 3 then: ENG 195 3
If 4,5 then: ENG 101 & ENG 195 6
Environmental Science 3,4,5 ENV 101 3
European History

If 3 then:

If 4,5 then:

HIS Elective

HIS 121 & HIS 122

3

6

French Language If 3 then: FRE 111 3
If 4,5 then: FRE 111 & FRE 112 6
French Literature 3,4,5 (2) FRE Electives 6
German Language If 3 then:  GER 111 3
If 4,5 then: GER 111 & GER 112 6
Human Geography 3,4,5 GEG 121 3
Music Theory 3,4,5 MUS 120 3
Physics B 3,4,5 PHY 101 4
Psychology 3,4,5 PSY 101 3
Spanish Language if 3 then: SPA 111 3
if 4,5 then: SPA 111 & SPA 112 6
Spanish Literature 3,4,5 (2) SPA Electives 6
Statistics 3,4,5 MAT 161 3
Studio Art 3,4,5 ART Elective 3
Studio Art (Drawing Portfolio) 3,4,5 If Art Major, then:ART Elective 3
  If Non-Art Major, then: ART 161 3
Studio Art (2-D Design Portfolio) 3,4,5 ART 104 3
Studio Art (3-D Design Portfolio) 3,4,5 ART Elective 3
US Government/Politics 3,4,5 PSC 100 3
US History

If 3 then:

If 4,5 then:

HIS Elective

HIS 101 & HIS 102

3

6

World History

If 3 then:

If 4,5 then:

HIS Elective

HIS Elective & HIS 132

3

6

 

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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 follows:

Examination Score Needed Equivalency Credits Earned
Accounting 50 ACC 201 & ACC 202 6
American Government 50 PSC 100 3
American Literature 50 ENG 342 & ENG 343 6
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 ENG 195 & ENG Elective 6
Biology 50 If Biology Major: (2) BIO Electives 6
If Non-Biology Major: BIO 103 & BIO 104 6
Business Law 50 ACC 351 3
Calculus 50 MAT 221 3
Chemistry 50 If Chemistry Major: (2) CHE Electives 6
If Non-Chemistry Major: CHE 111 & CHE 112 6
College Algebra 50 MAT 101 3
College Composition 50 ENG 101 & ENG Elective 6
College Mathematics 50 MAT Elective and MAT 101 6
Educational Psychology 50 PSY 412 3
English Literature 50 ENG 210 & ENG 211 6
Financial Accounting 50 ACC 201 3
French Language If 50 then: FRE 111 & FRE 112 6
If 59 then: Above + FRE213 & FRE 214 12
German Language If 50 then GER 111 & GER 212 6
If 60 then: Above + GER 213 & GER Elective 12
History of U.S. I 50 HIS 101 3
History of U.S. II 50 HIS 102 3
Human Growth and Development 50 PSY 311 3
Humanities 50 ART Elective & ENG Elective 6
Info Sys & Computer Development 50 If Business Major: MGM 275 3
If Non-Business major: CSC Elective & LIB 105 3
Macroeconomics 50 ECO 111 3
Management 50 MGM 280 3
Marketing 50 MKE 290 3
Microeconomics 50 ECO 110 3
Natural Sciences 50 (2) SCI Electives 6
Pre-Calculus 50 MAT 102 3
Psychology 50 PSY 101 3
Sociology 50  SOC 101 3
Social Sciences & History 50 PS Elective & HIS Elective 6
Spanish Language If 50 then: SPA 111 & SPA 112 6
If 59 then: Above + SPA 213 & SPA 214 12
Western Civilization I 50 HIS 121 3
Western Civilization II 50 HIS 122 3

 


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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 foreign language B SL exam will be exempt from the foreign language requirement.

Examination Score Needed Equivalency Credits Earned
Biology HL 4 or better BIO 101 & BIO 102 8
Business & Mgmt HL 4 or better (2) BUS Electives 8
Chemistry HL 4 or better CHE 111 & CHE 112 8
Computer Arts HL 4 or better CSC 121 & CSC 221 & CSC 223 9
Dance HL 4 or better (2) PS Electives 8
Design Technology HL 4 or better (2) PS Electives 8
Economics HL 4 or better ECO 110 & ECO 111 8
English A1 HL 4 or better ENG 101 & ENG 195 8
Environmental Systems HL 4 or better ENV 201 & ENV Elective 8
Film HL 4 or better CMM 338 & CMM Elective 8
French B HL 4 or better FRE 111 & FRE 112 8
Geography HL 4 or better GEG 120 & GEG 121 8
German B HL 4 or better GER 111 & GER 112 8
History of Africa HL 4 or better (2) HIS Electives 8
History of Asia/Oceania HL 4 or better (2) HIS Electives 8
History of Europe HL 4 or better HIS 121 & HIS 122 8
History of theAmericas HL 4 or better (2) HIS Electives 8
Info Tech in Global Soc HL 4 or better (2) CSC Electives 8
Islamic History HL 4 or better (2) HIS Electives 8
Italian B HL 4 or better ITA 111 & ITA 112 8
Japanese B HL 4 or better (2) FLL Electives 8
Mathematics HL 4 or better MAT 101 & MAT Elective 8
Music HL 4 or better (2) MUS Electives 8
Philosophy HL 4 or better PHI 101 & PHI Elective 8
Physics HL 4 or better PHY 111 & PHY 112 8
Psychology HL 4 or better PSY 101 & PSY Elective 8
Soc & Cult Anthropology HL 4 or better ANT 102 & ANT Elective 8
Spanish B HL 4 or better SPA 111 & SPA 112 8
Theatre Arts HL 4 or better THE 106 & THE 110 8
Visual Arts HL 4 or better (2) ART Electives 8


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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