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


Examinations Min. Score UW-W Course Equivalency Units
American Government 65 POLISCI 141EX American Government and Politics (GS) 3
American Literature 60 ENGLISH 226EX 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 ENGLISH 999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Biology 50 BIOLOGY 120EX Biological Foundations (GL) 4
Calculus 60 MATH 253EX Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (GQ) 5
Chemistry 50 CHEM 102EX Introductory Chemistry (GL) 5
Chemistry 65 CHEM 102EX Introductory Chemistry (GL) and CHEM 104EX Introductory Chemistry (GL) 10
College Algebra 50 MATH 142W College Algebra 0
College Composition 50 ENGLISH 101EX 3
College Composition Modular 50 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
College Mathematics 50 MATH 139W Quantitative Reasoning 0
English Literature 50 ENGLISH 216EX 3
Financial Accounting 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
History of the United States I 50 HISTRY9999H - Miscellaneous History Electives (GH) 3
History of the United States II 50 HISTRY9999H - Miscellaneous History Electives (GH) 3
Human Growth and Development 50 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Humanities 50 MISC 999EXH Miscellaneous College Course* (GH) 3
Information Systems 50 ITSCM 280EX Introduction to Information Systems 3
Intro to Educational Psychology 50 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSYCH 211EX Introductory Psychology (GS) 3
Introductory Sociology 60 SOCIOLGY 250 Social Problems (GS) 3
Natural Sciences 50 MISC 9999N Miscellaneous College Course* (GN) 3
Precalculus 50 MATH 152W Precalculus 0
Principles of Macroeconomics 52 ECON 202EX Principles of Macroeconomics (GS) 3
Principles of Management 52 MANGEMNT 310 Organization and Management 3
Principles of Marketing 55 MARKETNG 311EX Principles of Marketing 3
Principles of Microeconomics 52 ECON 201EX Principles of Microeconomics (GS) 3
Social Sciences and 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
Spanish with Writing Level 1 50 SPANISH141EX 4
Spanish with Writing Level 2 63 SPANISH141EX and SPANISH 142EX 8
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

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
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
PHYSCS 180 Physics for Scientists & Engineers I (GL) Department Decision 5
PHYSCS 181 Physics for Scientists & Engineers II (GL) Department Decision 5
Examinations Min. Score UW-W Course Equivalency Units
Art of the Western World 48 / 400 ARTHIST 9999A Miscellaneous Art History Course* (GA) 3
Astronomy 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Business Ethics & Society 48 / 400 BEINDP 101 Business & Society 3
Business Mathematics 48 / 400 MATH 9999M Miscellaneous Math Course* (GM) 3
Civil War and Reconstruction 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Computing & Information Technology 48 / 400 ITSCM 221 Information Technology Infrastructure 3
Criminal Justice 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Ethics in Technology 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Foundations of Education 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Fundamentals of College Algebra 47 / 400 MATH 141W Fundamentals of College Algebra 0
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity >48 / 400 ITSCM 221 Information Technology Infrastructure 3
General Anthropology 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Health and Human Development 48 / 400 PEGNRL 192EX Personal Health and Fitness for Life 1
History of the Soviet Union 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
History of the Vietnam War 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Introduction to Business 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Introduction to Computing 45 / 400 COMPSCI 9999M Miscellaneous Computer Science Course* (GM) 3
Introduction to Law Enforcement 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Introduction to World Religions 48 / 400 GEOGRPY999EX Miscellaneous Geography Course 3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Management Information Systems 48 / 400 ITSCM280EX Introduction to Information Systems 3
Math for Liberal Arts 48 / 400 MATH 140W Mathematical Ideas 0
Money and Banking 48 / 400 ECON 354EX Money and Banking 3
Organizational Behavior 48 / 400 MANGEMNT 301EX Organizational Behavior 3
Personal Finance 46 / 400 FNBSLW 101EX Consumer Finance 3
Principles of Advanced English Composition 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 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
Principles of Statistics 48 / 400 STAT 230 Introduction to Statistical Reasoning and Analysis (GQ) - does not include waivers 3
Principles of Supervision 48 / 400 MANGEMNT 486 Supervisory Management 3
Substance Abuse 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Technical Writing 48 / 400 MISC999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
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
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 Credit 3
Business Management - Standard Level 4 BEINDP 999 Miscellaneous Credit 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
Classical Languages - Higher Level 4 WRLDLANG 999 (World Languages and Cultures Elective) + WRLDLANG 999EX (World Languages and Cultures Elective) 8
Completion of Full IB Diploma 28 MISC 999EX Miscellaneous College Credit* 3
Computer Science - Higher Level 4 COMPSCI 9999Q Miscellaneous Credit (GQ) and COMPSCI 999A Miscellaneous Computer Science Course* - 999A can replace COMPSCI172 or 174 in COMPSCI major/minor; personalization needed. Can also be personalized by ITSCM dept. as 3 credits for ITSCM 180 (Intro. to Programming for Business Applications). 6
Computer Science - Standard Level 4 COMPSCI 9999Q Miscellaneous Credit (GQ); will accept as pre-req for intro major courses (permission needed) 3
Dance - Higher Level 4 DANCE 110 (GA) and DANCE 200 and DANCE 999 6
Dance - Standard Level 4 DANCE 110 (GA) and DANCE 200 3
Design Technology - Higher Level 4 MAGD 999 (assessed individually by dept) 3
Design Technology - Standard Level 4 MAGD 999 (assessed individually by dept) 3
Economics - Standard Level 4 ECON 201EX Principles of Microeconomics (GS) and ECON 202EX Principles of Macroeconomics (GS) 6
Economics - Higher Level 4 ECON 201EX Principles of Microeconomics (GS) and ECON 202EX Principles of Macroeconomics (GS) 6
English - Higher Level 4 ENGLISH 101EX Freshman English and ENGLISH 102EX Freshman English 6
English - Standard Level 4 ENGLISH 101EX Freshman English 3
Environmental Systems & Societies - Standard Level 4 ENVSCI 9999N Miscellaneous ENVISCI Course (GN) - could be personalized by dept on case-by-case basis 3
Film - Higher Level 4 FILM 9999H (GH) 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
Further Mathematics - Higher Level 4 waived through MATH 152W Precalculus, MATH 253EX Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (GQ) and 3 credits of MATH999EX 8
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 CORE 140EX Global Perspectives 3
Global Politics - Standard Level 4 CORE 140EX Global Perspectives 3
Greek - Higher Level CI LANGUAGE HIGHER LEVEL 4 WRLDLANG 999EX Miscellaneous Foreign Language* (GH) 6
History - Standard Level 4 HISTRY 155EX History of Modern Europe (GH) 3
History of Africa and the Middle East - Higher Level 4 HISTRY 9999H (GH) Miscellaneous History Course* and HISTRY999 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
History of the Americas - Higher Level 4 HISTRY 9999H (GH) Miscellaneous History Course* and HISTRY999 (GH) 6
Information Technology in a Global Society - Higher Level 4 ITSCM 280EX Introduction to Information Systems 3
Language A: Language and Literature (HL) 4 ENGLISH 9999H Elective (GH) – could be personalized by dept on case-by-case basis 3
Language A: Language and Literature (SL) 4 ENGLISH 9999H Elective (GH) – could be personalized by dept on case-by-case basis 3
Language A: Literature (HL) 4 ENGLISH 9999H Elective (GH) – could be personalized by dept on case-by-case basis 3
Language A: Literature (SL) 4 ENGLISH 9999H Elective (GH) – could be personalized by dept on case-by-case basis 3
Language ab initio - Higher Level 4 WRLDLANG 999 (World Languages and Cultures Elective) + WRLDLANG 999EX (World Languages and Cultures Elective) 8
Language B - Higher Level 4 WRLDLANG 999 (World Languages and Cultures Elective) + WRLDLANG 999EX (World Languages and Cultures Elective) 8
Latin -Standard Level CI LANGUAGE SUBSIDIARY LEVEL 4 WRLDLANG 999EX Miscellaneous Foreign Language* (GH) 3
Literature and Performance - Standard Level 4 ENGLISH 9999H Elective (GH) – could be personalized by dept on case-by-case basis 3
Mathematical Studies - Standard Level 4 MATH 139W Quantitative Reasoning 0
Mathematics - Higher Level 4 waived through MATH 152W Precalculus and MATH 253EX Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (GQ) 5 units for 253 and 152 waived
Mathematics - Standard Level 4 MATH 152W Precalculus Math waived through 152
Mathematics: analysis and approaches - Standard Level 4 MATH 250 with MATH152W 5
Mathematics: analysis and approaches - Higher Level 4 MATH253EX and MATH 254EX 9
Mathematics: applications and interpretation - Standard Level 4 MATH 243EX with MATH142W 4
Mathematics: applications and interpretation - Higher Level 4 MATH 250 and STAT 230EX with MATH142W 8
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 101 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
Social & Cultural Anthropology - Higher Level 4 ANTHROPL 218EX Cultural Anthropology (GS) and ANTHROPL 999EX Miscellaneous Anthropology Course* 6
Social & Cultural Anthropology - Standard Level 4 ANTHROPL 218EX Cultural Anthropology (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
Sports, Exercise and Health Science - Higher Level 4 MISC 999EX Miscellaneous College Credit* 3
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
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
Examinations Min Score UW-W Course Equivalency Units
AP Research 3 MISC 999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
AP Seminar 3 MISC 999EX Miscellaneous Electives 3
Art History 3 ARTHIST 9999A Miscellaneous Art History Course* (GA) 3
Biology 3 BIOLOGY 120EX Biological Foundations (GL) 4
Calculus AB 3 MATH 243EX Short Calculus for Business and Social Sciences (GQ) 3
Calculus AB 4 MATH 253EX Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (GQ) 5
Calculus BC 3 MATH 253EX Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (GQ) and MATH 254EX Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 9
Calculus BC: AB sub-score** 3 MATH 243EX Short Calculus (GQ) 3
Calculus BC: AB sub-score** 4 MATH 253EX Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (GQ) 5
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
Comparative Government and Politics 3 POLISCI 999EX Miscellaneous Political Science Course* (GS) 3
Computer Science A or AB 3 COMPSCI 172EX Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming in Java (GQ) **if IT major, can be personalized to ITSCM 180EX Introduction to Programming for Business Applications 3
Computer Science Principles 3 COMPSCI 9999Q Miscellaneous Credit (GQ); will accept as pre-req for intro. major courses (permission needed) 3
English Language and Composition 3 ENGLISH 101EX Introduction to College Writing and Reading 3
English Language and Composition 4 ENGLISH 101EX Introduction to College Writing and Reading and ENGLISH 102EX Freshman English 6
English Literature and Composition 3 ENGLISH 101EX Introduction to College Writing and Reading 3
English Literature and Composition 4 ENGLISH 101EX Introduction to College Writing and Reading and ENGLISH 102EX Freshman English 6
Environmental Sciences 3 ENVISCI999EX Miscellaneous credit **If student is biology major, BIOLOGY 214EX Ecology and Society (GN) can be personalized 3
Environmental Sciences 4 ENVISCI 200 Intro. to Environmental Science (GN) 4
European History 3 HISTRY 155EX History of Modern Europe (GH) 3
French Language & Culture 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 & Culture 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 & Culture 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 & Culture 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
Human Geography 3 GEOGRPY 230EX Human Geography (GS) 3
Italian Language and Culture 3 WRLDLANG 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 WRLDLANG 999EX Miscellaneous Foreign Language Course* (GH) 3
Latin: Vergil 3 WRLDLANG 999EX Miscellaneous Foreign Language Course* (GH) 3
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 202EX Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Microeconomics 3 ECON 201EX Principles of Microeconomics 3
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
Physics 1 3 PHYSCS 999EX Miscellaneous Physics Course* (GN) 3
Physics 1 4 PHYSCS 140EX Principles of Physics I (GL) 5
Physics 2 3 PHYSCS 999EX Miscellaneous Physics Course* (GN) 3
Physics 2 4 PHYSCS 141EX Principles of Physics II (GL) 5
Physics C (Elec & Magnetism) 3 PHYSCS 999EX Miscellaneous Physics Course* (GN) 3
Physics C (Elec & Magnetism) 4 PHYSCS 181EX Physics for Scientists & Engineers II (GL) 5
Physics C (Mechanics) 3 PHYSCS 999EX Miscellaneous Physics Course* (GN) 3
Physics C (Mechanics) 4 PHYSCS 180EX Physics of Scientists & Engineers I (GL) 5
Psychology 3 PSYCH 211EX Introductory Psychology (GS) 3
Spanish Language & Culture 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 & Culture 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
Statistics 3 STAT 230 Introduction to Statistical Reasonsing (GQ) - MATH139W 3
Studio Art: 2D Design 3 ARTSTDIO 121EX Basic Art (GA) 3
Studio Art: 3D Design 3 ARTSTDIO 121EX Basic Art (GA) 3
Studio Art: Drawing 3 ARTSTDIO 121EX Basic Art (GA) 3
United States History 3 HISTRY 9999H Miscellaneous Electives (GH) 3
US Government and Politics 3 POLISCI 141EX American Government and Politics (GS) 3
World History: Modern 3 CORE 120EX Historical Perspectives (GH--if not counted as core course requirement) 3