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For information on applying college credit earned through placement exams, please review the following criteria.

Advanced Placement

Students may be awarded advanced placement or college credit on the basis of examination. The amount of credit and level of placement are determined by ACE (American Council on Education) recommendations approved by the Cornerstone Education Policy Committee.

  • A test score of 3, 4 or 5 permits a waiver of the course and awards credit.
  • Earning credit by exam will not be allowed for courses previously waived to allow enrollment in an advanced course.
  • Students may earn a maximum of 30 credits by exam.
  • No charge will be assessed for the processing of Advanced Placement credits.

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CLEP

A student may be granted college credit on the basis of examination. The amount of credit is determined by ACE (American Council on Education) recommendations approved by the Cornerstone Education Policy Committee. Credit by exam can be acquired by the following means:

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) with scores according to the following list.
  • A maximum number of 30 credits will be assessed by way of credit by exam (whether AP, CLEP, DANTES).
  • No charge will be assessed for the processing of CLEP credits.

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DANTES

A student may be granted college credit on the basis of examination. The amount of credit is determined by ACE (American Council on Education) recommendations approved by the Cornerstone Education Policy Committee. Credit by exam can be acquired by the following means:

  • Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) with scores according to the following list. DANTES exams listed as "technical" are applicable only to the Adult and Continuing Education program.
  • A maximum number of 30 credits will be assessed by way of credit by exam (AP, CLEP, DANTES).
  • No charge will be assessed for the processing of DANTES credits.

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International Baccalaureate

A student may be awarded college credit on the basis of IB examinations. The amount of credit and level of placement are approved by the Cornerstone Education Policy Committee. IB Higher Learning (HL) exams will be accepted with scores of 5, 6 or 7. Letter grades are not given in any course for which credit is granted. These credits may be used to satisfy degree requirements, but do not apply to the residency requirement and are treated as transfer credit.

  • No charge will be assessed for the processing of IB credits.
  • Students must provide an official IB transcript to the university admissions office at the point of admission.

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