Exams for Credit

UW-Whitewater Credit By Exam Opportunities and Evaluations [PDF]

Credit by examination may be obtained at UW-Whitewater through Departmental Examination, the College level Examination Program (CLEP), the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB), and Advance Placement (AP) examinations.  A student may receive a maximum of 60 credits on the basis of examinations.

College level examination program (CLEP)

EXAMINATIONS MIN. SCORE UW-W COURSE EQUIVALENCY UNITS
Financial Accounting 50 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
American Government 65 + Dept essay POLISCI 141EX American Government/Politics (GS) 3
American Literature 60 ENGLISH 348EX 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Biology 50 BIOLOGY 120EX Biological Foundations (GL) 4
Calculus 50 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
College Algebra 50 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Chemistry 50 CHEM 102EX Introductory Chemistry (GL) 5
Chemistry 65 CHEM 102EX Introductory Chemistry (GL) and CHEM 104EX Introductory Chemistry (GL) 10
College Composition 50 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
College Composition Modular 50 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Intro to Educational Psychology 50 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 52 ECON 202EX Principles of Macroeconomics (GS) 3
Principles of Microeconomics 52 ECON 201EX Principles of Microeconomics (GS) 3
English Literature 50 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
French Language Level 1 50 FRENCH 141EX 4
French Language Level 2 63 FRENCH 141EX and FRENCH 142EX 8
German Language Level 1 50 GERMAN 141EX 4
German Language Level 2 63 GERMAN 141EX and GERMAN 142EX 8
Humanities 50 MISC 999EXH Miscellaneous College Course* (GH) 3
History of the United States I 50 HISTRY124 (GH) - exam credit will not meet DV req. 3
History of the United States II 50 HISTRY125 (GH) - exam credit will not meet DV req. 3
Human Growth and Development 50 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Information Systems  50 ITSCM 280EX Introduction to Information Systems 3
College Mathematics 50 MATH 141W/40W/41W/152W 0
Principles of Marketing 55 MARKETNG 311EX Principles of Marketing 3
Natural Sciences 50 MISC 999EXL Miscellaneous College Course* (GL) 5
Precalculus 50 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSYCH 211EX Introductory Psychology (GS) 3
Social Science-History 50 MISC 999EXS Miscellaneous College Course* (GS) 3
Spanish Language Level 1 50 SPANISH 141EX 4
Spanish Language Level 2 63 SPANISH 141EX and SPANISH 142EX 8
Principles of Management 52 MANGEMNT 310 Organization and Management 3
Introductory Sociology 60 SOCIOLGY 250 Social Problems (GS) 3
Western Civilization I 50 HISTRY154 Western Civilization (GH) 3
Western Civilization II 50 HISTRY155 History of Modern Europe (GH) 3
* Courses designated as 999 count as miscellaneous credit in the department listed (MISC=Miscellaneous college credit), and the credits count toward the 120 units needed for graduation

Departmental Exams

UW-W COURSE EQUIVALENCY MIN. SCORE UNITS
COMM110 Introduction to Human Communication (see dept website for more info.) Department Decision 0 units, 110 waived
ACCOUNT 244 Introduction to Financial Accounting Department Decision 3
BIOLOGY 141 Introductory Biology I (GL) Department Decision 5
BIOLOGY 142 Introductory Biology II (GL) Department Decision 5
Chem 102 Introductory Chemistry I (GL) Department Decision 5
Chem 104 Introductory Chemistry I (GL) Department Decision 5
ECON 245 Business Statistics I Department Decision 3
LDRSHP Department Decision max. 12 units
LDRSHP 110EX MAX SCORE OF 1 2
LDRSHP 111EX MAX SCORE OF 1 1
LDRSHP 120EX MAX SCORE OF 1 2
LDRSHP 121EX MAX SCORE OF 1 1
LDRSHP 210EX MAX SCORE OF 1 2
LDRSHP 211EX MAX SCORE OF 1 1
LDRSHP 220 MAX SCORE OF 1 2
LDRSHP 221 MAX SCORE OF 1 1
MATH 040 Pre-Algebra 75% 0 units, 040 waived
MATH 041 Beginning Algebra 75% 0 units, 041 waived
MATH 141 Intermediate Algebra (May not be taken by anyone who has previously attempted MATH 141) 75% 0 units, 141 waived
MATH 143 Finite Math for Business and Social Sciences (May not be taken by anyone who has previously attempted MATH 143) 75% 0 units, 143 waived
MATH 253 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (GM) 72% 5
PHYSCS 180 Physics for Scientists & Engineers I (GL) Department Decision 5
PHYSCS 181 Physics for Scientists & Engineers II (GL) Department Decision 5
DESCR- UW Madison Exam/Certification (FOR MATH 253EX) 1  

DSST (formerly known as Dantes)

EXAMINATIONS MIN. SCORE UW-W COURSE EQUIVALENCY UNITS
Art of the Western World 48 / 400 ARTHIST 999 Miscellaneous Art History Course* (GA) 3
Principles of Advanced English Composition 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Astronomy 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Business Ethics & Society 48 / 400 BEINDP 101 Business & Society 3
Business Mathematics 48 / 400 MATH 999 Miscellaneous Math Course* (GM) 3
Civil War and Reconstruction 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Introduction to Computing 45 / 400 COMPSCI 999 Miscellaneous Computer Science Course* (GM) 3
Criminal Justice 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Fundamentals of College Algebra 47 / 400 MATH 141 Intermediate Algebra 4
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Environmental Science 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Ethics in America 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Foundations of Education 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
General Anthropology 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Health and Human Development 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
History of the Vietnam War 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Human/Cultural Geography 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Human Resource Management 46 / 400 MANGEMNT 320 Human Resource Management 3
Introduction to Business 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Introduction to Law Enforcement 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Management Information Systems 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Math for Liberal Arts 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Money and Banking 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Organizational Behavior 48 / 400 MANGEMNT 301 Organizational Behavior 3
Personal Finance 46 / 400 FNBSLW 101 Consumer Finance 3
Principles of Finance 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Principles of Physical Science I 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Principles of Public Speaking 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
History of the Soviet Union 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Principles of Statistics 48 / 400 MATH 230 Introductory Statistics (GM) 3
Principles of Supervision 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Substance Abuse 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Technical Writing 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
* Courses designated as 999 count as miscellaneous credit in the department listed (MISC=Miscellaneous college credit), and the credits count toward the 120 units needed for graduation

International Baccalaureate program (IB)

EXAMINATIONS MIN. SCORE UW-W COURSE EQUIVALENCY UNITS
Art/Design - Higher Level 4 ARTSTDIO 999EX Miscellaneous Art Studio Course* and ARTSTDIO 999AEX Miscellaneous Art Studio Course* 6
Art/Design - Standard Level 4 ARTSTDIO 999EX Miscellaneous Art Studio Course*  3
Social Anthropology - Higher Level 4 ANTHROPL 218EX Cultural Anthropology (GS) and ANTHROPL 999EX Miscellaneous Anthropology Course* 6
Social Anthropology - Standard Level 4 ANTHROPL 218EX Cultural Anthropology (GS)   3
Visual Arts - Higher Level  4 ARTSTDIO 121EX Basic Art (GA) and ARTSTDIO 999EX Miscellaneous Art Studio Course* 6
Visual Arts - Standard Level  4 ARTSTDIO 121EX Basic Art (GA) 3
Biology - Higher Level  4 BIOLOGY 141EX Biology I (GL), BIOLOGY 142EX Biology II (GL) 10
Biology - Standard Level  4 BIOLOGY 120EX Biological Foundations (GL) 4
Business Management - Higher Level 4 BEINDP 999 Miscellaneous BEINDP electives* 3
Business Management - Standard Level 4 BEINDP 999 Miscellaneous BEINDP electives* 3
Chemistry - Higher Level  4 CHEM 102EX Introductory Chemistry (GL) and CHEM 104EX Introductory Chemistry (GL) 10
Chemistry - Standard Level  4 CHEM 100EX Chemistry for the Consumer (GL) 4
Completion of Full IB Diploma 28 MISC 999EX Miscellaneous College Credit* 3
Computer Science - Higher Level 4 COMPSCI 999EX Miscellaneous Credit (GM) and  COMPSCI 999A Miscellaneous Computer Science Course* - 999A can replace COMPSCI172 or 174 in COMPSCI major/minor; personalization needed 6
Computer Science - Standard Level 4 COMPSCI 999EX Miscellaneous Credit (GM); will accept as pre-req for intro major courses (permission needed) 3
Dance - Standard Level 4 DANCE 110EX (GA) and DANCE 200EX 3
Dance - Higher Level 4 DANCE 110EX (GA) and DANCE 200EX and DANCE 999EX 6
Economics - Higher Level  4 ECON 201EX Principles of Microeconomics (GS) and ECON 202EX Principles of Macroeconomics (GS) 6
Economics -  Standard Level 4 ECON 201EX Principles of Microeconomics (GS) and ECON 202EX Principles of Macroeconomics (GS) 6
English A1 - Higher Level  4 ENGLISH 101EX Freshman English and ENGLISH 102EX Freshman English 6
English A1 - Standard Level (Subsidiary Level) 4 ENGLISH 101EX Freshman English 3
Environmental Systems & Societies - Higher Level 4 Biology 214EX Ecology and Society (GM) 3
Environmental Systems & Societies - Standard Level 4 Biology 214EX Ecology and Society (GM) 3
Film - Higher Level 4 FILM 999EX Miscellaneous Course 3
French B - Higher Level  4 FRENCH 141EX Beginning French (GH) and FRENCH 142EX Beginning French (GH) 8
French B - Standard Level  4 FRENCH 141EX Beginning French (GH)   4
Geography - Higher Level  4 GEOGRPY 999EX Miscellaneous Geography Course And Geography 999AEX*  6
Geography - Standard Level  4 GEOGRPY 999EX Miscellaneous Geography Course*   3
German B - Higher Level  4 GERMAN 141EX Beginning German (GH) and GERMAN 142EX Beginning German (GH) 8
German B - Standard Level  4 GERMAN 141EX Beginning German (GH)   4
Global Politics - Higher Level 4 GENED 140EX Global Perspectives 3
Global Politics - Standard Level 4 GENED 140EX Global Perspectives 3
History - Standard Level  4 HISTRY 155EX History of Modern Europe (GH) 3
History of Africa - Higher Level 4 HISTRY 999EX Miscellaneous History Course*  6
History of the Americas - Higher Level  4 HISTRY 125EX History of Modern America (GH) (exam credit cannot meet Diversity requirement) and HISTRY 999EX Miscellaneous History Course* 6
History of Asia/Ocenia - Higher Level 4 HISTRY 131 East Asia Since 1800 (GH) and HISTRY 999EX Miscellaneous History Course* 6
History of Europe - Higher Level  4 HISTRY 155EX History of Modern Europe (GH) and HISTRY 999EX Miscellaneous History Course* 6
Information Technology in a Global Society - Higher Level 4 ITSCM 999 Miscellaneous ITSCM Course 3
Greek - Higher Level CI LANGUAGE HIGHER LEVEL 4 FORLANG 999EX Miscellaneous Foreign Language* (GH) 6
Latin -Standard Level CI LANGUAGE SUBSIDIARY LEVEL 4 FORLANG 999EX Miscellaneous Foreign Language* (GH) 3
Mathematics - Higher Level  4 MATH 141W, MATH 152W Elementary Sciences and MATH 253EX Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (GM) 5 units for 253 and 152 waived
Mathematics - Standard Level  4 MATH 141W Intermediate Algebra and MATH 152W Elementary Sciences 0 units, 141 and 152 waived
Mathematical Studies Standard Level 4 MATH 141W 0
Future Mathematics - Higher Level 4 MATH 999EX Miscellaneous Course 3
Music - Higher Level  4 MUSC 999 Miscellaneous Music Course* and MUSC 999EX Miscellaneous Music Course* 6
Music - Standard Level  4 MUSC 999EX Miscellaneous Music Course*  3
Philosophy - Higher Level  4 PHILSPHY 241EX Introduction to Philosophy (GH) 3
Physics Higher Level  4 PHYSCS 140EX Principles of Physics I (GL) and PHYSCS 141EX Principles of Physics II (GL) 10
Physics - Standard Level  4 PHYSCS 130EX Physics Foundations (GL) 5
Psychology - Higher Level 4 PSYCH 211EX Introductory Psychology (GS) 3
Psychology - Standard Level  4 PSYCH 211EX Introductory Psychology (GS) 3
Spanish B - Higher Level  4 SPANISH 141EX Beginning Spanish (GH) and SPANISH 142EX Beginning Spanish (GH) 8
Spanish B - Standard Level  4 SPANISH 141EX Beginning Spanish (GH)   4
Theatre Arts - Higher Level  4 THEATRE 110EX Introduction to the Theatre (GA) and THEATRE 200EX Practicum-Theatre Activities (GA) 6
Theatre Arts - Standard Level  4 THEATRE 100EX Theatre Appreciation (GA) and THEATRE 200EX Practicum-Theatre Activities (GA) 3
* Courses designated as 999 count as miscellaneous credit in the department listed (MISC=Miscellaneous college credit), and the credits count toward the 120 units needed for graduation

Advanced Placement Examinations

EXAMINATIONS MIN UW-W COURSE EQUIVALENCY UNITS
Studio Art: 2D Design 3 ARTSTDIO 121EX Basic Art (GA) 3
Studio Art: 3D Design 3 ARTSTDIO 121EX Basic Art (GA) 3
History of Art 3 ARTHIST 999EX Miscellaneous Art History Course* 3
Studio Art: Drawing 3 ARTSTDIO 121EX Basic Art (GA) 3
Biology 3 BIOLOGY 120EX Biological Foundations (GL) 4
Chemistry 3 CHEM 999EXL Miscellaneous Chemistry Course* (GL) 5
Chemistry 4 CHEM 102EX Introductory Chemistry I (GL) 5
Chemistry 5 CHEM 102EX Introductory Chemistry (GL) and CHEM 104EX Introductory Chemistry (GL) 10
Chinese Language and Culture 3 CHINESE 999EX (NOT FORNLANG 999 Miscellaneous Foreign Language Course* (GH) 3
Computer Science Principles 3 COMPSCI 999EX Miscellaneous Credit (GM); will accept as pre-req for intro. major courses (permission needed) 3
Computer Science A or AB 3 COMPSCI 172EX Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming in Java (GM)  *If IT major, will personalize to ITSCM180 - need to contact ITSCM dept. 3
European History 3 HISTRY 155EX History of Modern Europe (GH) 3
English Literature and Composition 3 ENGLISH 101EX Freshman English 3
English Literature and Composition 4 ENGLISH 101EX Freshman English and ENGLISH 102EX Freshman English 6
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 202EX Principles of Macroeconomics (GH) 3
Microeconomics 3 ECON 201EX Principles of Microeconomics (GH) 3
English Language and Composition 3 ENGLISH 999EX Miscellaneous English Course* 3
English Language and Composition 4 ENGLISH 999EX and ENGLISH 999AEX Miscellaneous English Courses* 6
Environmental Sciences 3 BIOLOGY 214EX Ecology and Society (GM) or BIOLOGY 999 Miscellaneous Biology Course* (if student is a Biology major) 3
French Literature 3 FRENCH 331EX Readings in Modern French 3
French Language 3 FRENCH 252EX Intermediate French (GH) (Retro credits for FRENCH 141, 142, and 251 may be earned if FRENCH 321 is completed with a grade of B or better) 4
French Language 4 FRENCH 321EX Advanced French Language Study (GH) (Retro credits for FRENCH 141, 142, 251, and 252 may be earned if FRENCH 322 is completed with a grade of B or better) 3
German Language 3 GERMAN 252EX Intermediate German (GH) (Retro credits for GERMAN 141, 142, and 251 may be earned in GERMAN 321 if completed with a grade of B or better) 4
German Language 4 GERMAN 321EX Advanced German Language Study (GH) (Retro credits for GERMAN 141, 142, 251, and 252 may be earned if GERMAN 322 is completed with a grade of B or better) 3
Comparative Government and Politics 3 POLISCI 999EX Misellaneous Political Science Course* (GS) 3
US Government and Politics 3 POLISCI 999EX Misellaneous Political Science Course* (GS) 3
US Government and Politics 4 POLISCI 141EX American Government/Politics (GS) 3
Human Geography 3 GEOGRPY 230EX Human Geography (GS) 3
Italian Language and Culture 3 FORNLANG 999EX Miscellaneous Foreign Language Course* (GH) 3
Japanese Language and Culture 3 JAPANESE 999EX (NOT FORNLANG 999 Miscellaneous Foreign Language Course* (GH) 3
Latin: (Literature) 3 FORNLANG 999EX Miscellaneous Foreign Language Course* (GH) 3
Latin: Vergil 3 FORNLANG 999EX Miscellaneous Foreign Language Course* (GH) 3
Calculus AB 3 MATH 243EX Short Calculus for Business and Social Sciences (GM) 3
Calculus AB 4 MATH 253EX Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (GM) 5
Calculus BC 3 MATH 253EX Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (GM) and MATH 254EX Calculus & Analytic Geometry II  10
Music Theory 3 MUSC 151EX Theory 2
Music Theory 4 MUSC 151EX Theory and MUSC 153EX Aural Skills I 4
Music Theory 5 MUSC 151EX Theory I, MUSC 152EX Theory II, and MUSC 153EX Aural Skills I 6
Statistics 3 MATH 230 Introductory Statistics (GM) 3
Physics B 3 PHYSCS 140EX Principles of Physics I (GL) and PHYSCS 141EX Principles of Physics II (GL) 10
Physics 1 3 PHYSCS 140EX Principles of Physics I (GL) 5
Physics 2 3 PHYSCS 141EX Principles of Physics II (GL) 5
Physics C (Elec & Magnetism) 3 PHYSCS 999EX Miscellaneous Physics Course* (GM) 4
Physics C (Elec & Magnetism) 4 PHYSCS 181EX Physics for Scientists & Engineers II (GL) 5
Physics C (Mechanics) 3 PHYSCS 999EX Miscellaneous Physics Course* (GM) 5
Physics C (Mechanics) 5 PHYSCS 180EX Physics of Scientists & Engineers I (GL) 5
Introductory Psychology 3 PSYCH 211EX Introductory Psychology (GS) 3
AP Research 3 MISC 999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
AP Seminar 3 MISC 999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Spanish Language 3 SPANISH 252EX Intermediate Spanish (GH) (Retro credits for SPANISH 141, 142, and 251 may be earned if SPANISH 321 is completed with a grade of B or better) 4
Spanish Language 4 SPANISH 321EX Advanced Spanish Language Study (GH) (Retro credits for SPANISH 141, 142, 251, and 252 may be earned if SPANISH 322 is completed with a grade of B or better) 3
Spanish Literature 3 SPANISH 331EX Peninsular-Spanish Readings I 3
United States History 3 HISTRY 999 Miscellaneous Electives (GH)  3
World History 3 GENED 120EX Historical Perspectives (GH--if not counted as core course requirement) 3
Calculus BC: AB sub-score** 3 MATH 253EX Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (GM) 5
* Courses designated as 999 count as miscellaneous credit in the department listed, and the credits count toward the 120 units needed for graduation
**Treated Manually---not built into rules on WINS because of variations