A maximum of 32 credits may be earned by examination including AP, IB, CLEP and DSST. Credit earned for exams taken after matriculation to Chapman count towards degree requirements limiting transfer credit. After matriculation each exam may only be attempted once. No credit is awarded for a course or subject area in which the student has already received college level instruction.
Approvals listed are based on the ACE minimum score. Exams marked with an asterisk (*) may be eligible for major or minor credit with department chair approval. A higher minimum score may be required to allow credit in the major.
Exams offered by College Board not included here have not been approved by the departments for degree applicable credit. No credit is given for foreign language exams.
Official scores must be sent directly from College Board to the Office of the Registrar. Student copies will not be accepted.
Current students are recommended to confirm their eligibility to earn credit prior to taking any exam. No credit is allowed for those subjects the student has already earned or attempted credit in or completed more advanced coursework in.
|CLEP Subject Exams||Minimum Score||Chapman Equivalency||Credit||2007 or later GE approval||Limitations|
|American Government *||50||POSC-110||3||SI,CC||GE or elective credit|
|American Literature *||50||ENG-100TRLIT||3||AI||GE or elective credit|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||50||ENG-100TRLIT||3||AI||Must be taken prior to any other courses in literature|
|Biology||50||BIOL-100TR||3||NI||GE only, must be taken prior to any other courses in biology|
|Chemistry||50||CHEM-100TR||3||NI||GE only, must be taken prior to any other courses in chemistry|
|College Composition||50||ENG-103||3||WI||Must be taken prior to any other GE WI course|
|English Literature||50||ENG-100TRLIT||3||AI||GE or elective credit|
|Information Systems and Computer Appl.||50||CPSC-100TR||3||Elective credit only|
|Intro to Psychology *||50||PSY-101||3||SI||GE or elective credit|
|Intro to Sociology *||50||SOC-101||3||SI||GE or elective credit|
|Precalculus||50||MATH-104||3||Prereq to most QI courses||Elective/ prerequisite credit only|
|U.S. History I *||50||HIST-101||3||SI||GE or elective credit|
|U.S. History II *||50||HIST-103||3||SI||GE or elective credit|
|Western Civ I *||50||HIST-110||3||SI||GE or elective credit|
|Western Civ II *||50||HIST-112||3||SI||
GE or elective credit
|CLEP General Exams||Minimum Score||Chapman Equivalency||Credit||Elective credit only||Limitations|
|Humanities||50||TRAN-100TR||3||N/A||Must be taken prior to courses attempted or completed in any of the areas covered in exam|
|Natural Sciences||50||TRAN-100TR||3||N/A||Must be taken prior to any attempted or completed science courses|
|Social Sciences and History||50||TRAN-100TR||3||N/A||Must be taken prior to courses attempted or completed in any of the areas covered in the exam|