Advanced Placement (AP)

Credit received through the Advanced Placement (AP) exam may be applied toward degree requirements. Please note that these policies and the required scores are reviewed and updated annually. Listed below are acceptable tests and minimum scores necessary to earn credit at CNU (effective for fall 2015 applicants):

AP Test
Score
Credit
CNU Equivalent
Art History 4 6
FNAR 201-202 
Art History 3 A* A*
Art Studio  3 B* B*
Biology 4 7 BIOL 107/108/109L
Calculus AB   4 4 MATH 140 
Calculus BC (C*)    4 8 MATH 140 & 240 
Chemistry 4 7/8 CHEM 121/121L & 122/D*
Chemistry  3 4 CHEM 103/103L
Computer Science A   4 4 CPSC 150/150L
Computer Science A    3 3 CPSC 110
Computer Science AB   4 4 CPSC 150/150L
Economics (Macro)    4 3 ECON 201
Economics (Micro)    4 3 ECON 202
English Lang/Comp     5 6 ENGL 123 and elective credit
English Lang/Comp   4 3 ENGL 123
English Lit/Comp    5 6 ENGL elective credit 
English Lit/Comp    4 3 ENGL elective credit
Environmental Science    4 4 BIOL 115/109L
French  4 12 FREN 101-102/201-202 
French    3 6 FREN 101-102 
Geography (Human)    4 3 GEOG 201
German    3 6 GERM 101-102 
Government (American)   4 3 GOVT 101
Government (Comparative)    4 3 GOVT 215
History (European)    5 6 History Elective Credit
History (European)    4 3 History Elective Credit
History (U.S.)   5 6 HIST 121-122 
History (U.S.)    4 3 HIST 121
History (World)   5 6 HIST 111, 112
History (World)    4 3 HIST 111
Latin: Literature    5 6 LATN 101-102
Latin: Vergil    5 6 LATN 101-102
Music Theory    4 3 MUSC 211
Physics 1    4 4 PHYS 151/151L
Physics 2    4 4 PHYS 152/152L 
Physics B    4 8 PHYS 151/151L & 152/152L 
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism & Calculus AB (4) or BC (3) 4 4 PHYS 202/202L
Physics C: Mechanics & Calculus AB (4) or BC (3)   4 4 PHYS 201/201L
Probability and Statistics   4 3 MATH 125
Psychology    4 3 PSYC 201
Spanish   4 12 SPAN 101-102/201-202 
Spanish    3 6 SPAN 101-102

A* Department makes individual recommendation.
B* Credit is dependent upon portfolio and documentation.
C* A Calculus BC report with an AB subscore of 4 is awarded 4 credits for MATH 140.
D* Department makes individual recommendations for CHEM 122L

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students who want to have courses reviewed for college credit must supply an official IB Transcript to the University Registrar for evaluation. Please note that these policies and the required scores are reviewed and updated annually. CNU offers credit according to the following chart (effective for fall 2015 applicants):

IB Exam Subject
Score
Credit
CNU Equivalent
Anthropology(HL)  4 3 ANTH 203
Art (studio) (SL)    4
5
3
6
FNAR 118
FNAR 118 & studio art elective
Biology (HL)    5 7 BIOL 107, 108, 109L
Business and Management   6 3 BUSN lower level elective 
Chemistry (HL)    5 7/8 CHEM 121/121L, 122/*
Chemistry C  6 7/8 CHEM 121/121L, 122/*
Computer Science (HL) 4
5
7
3
7
11
CPSC 125
CPSC 125, 150, 150L
CPSC 125, 150, 250 & labs
Economics (HL)   6 3 ECON 202
Environmental Systems & Societies 5 7 BIOL 107, 108, 109L
English A (HL)    6
7
3
6
ENGL 123
ENGL 123 & English elective credit
Foreign Language (HL)  

4
5
 6
12
LANG 101, 102 
LANG 101-202 
Geography (HL)    4
5
3
6
GEOG 201
GEOG 201, 202
Government (HL)    6 3 GOVT 215
History of Europe & Islamic World (HL)   6 3 Lower level History elective
History 20th Century World (HL)    6 3 Lower level History elective
Information Technology in a Global Society   4 3 CPSC 125
Mathematics (HL)    5 4 MATH 140
Music Theory     6 6 MUSC 209, 211 & Music elective credit
Philosophy (HL)    5 3 PHIL 202 
Philosophy (SL)    6 3 PHIL 202 
Physics (HL)    4
5
4
8
PHYS 201, 201L
PHYS 201, 202 & labs 
Psychology    4 3 PSYC 201
Religious Studies (HL)   5 3 RSTD 211
Religious Studies (SL)   6 3 RSTD 211
Theater Arts  5
6
3
6
THEA 210
THEA 210, 211

*Department makes individual recommendations for CHEM 122L.
(HL) higher level
(SL) standard level

University of Cambridge International Exams

Advanced standing credit is awarded for Cambridge examinations. Please note that these policies and the required scores are reviewed and updated annually. The pre-approved departmental equivalencies for qualifying examination scored are listed below (effective for fall 2015 applicants): 

Cambridge Exam 
Grade
Credit
CNU Equivalent

Biology

A, B, or C

6 Biology 107 &108

Computer Science

A, B, or C 3 Computer Science 125
Chemistry A, B, or C 6

Chemistry 121 & 122

English Language   A, B, or C 3

English 123

French A, B, or C 0 French 300 level placement
German  A, B, or C 0

German 300 level placement

Mathematics:  
- Pure Mathematics
- Statistics

A, B or C
A, B or C

4
3
Math 140
Math 125
Physics A, B or C 6 Physics 151-152
Psychology A, B or C 3

Psychology 201

Divinity A, B or C 3

Religious Studies 232

Sociology   A, B or C 3

Sociology 205

Spanish  A, B or C 0 Spanish 300 level placement

** Grades of A, B, or C on selected A-level and AS-level examinations.