AP/IB/CLEP/Military Credit

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

Start earning credit towards your bachelor’s degree by earning university credit with Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes. Any AP or IB credit awarded may be used toward the 120-credit-minimum requirement for college graduation. Here’s how:

  • Take the AP or IB examination(s) and request that your scores be sent to the University of Northern Colorado’s Office of Admissions. AP Exam dates can be found on the College Board site and the IB examination schedule can be found on the International Baccalaureate site.
  • UNC will then evaluate your test scores for credit and notify you of the results.

The tables below show the specific courses and credit to be awarded based on score(s) on the various examinations.

Military Credit

Four (4) hours of institutional elective credit may be awarded to current and former members of the armed forces who have completed their initial training obligation. Student must turn in a copy of their DD214 member 4, to the UNC Office of Admissions. Additional credit may be awarded to veterans of military service who have attended military service schools. The student must submit their AARTS, SMART, CCAF, or CGI transcripts to be awarded credit beyond 4 hours. This credit is evaluated by the Office of Admissions according to suggested guidelines by the American Council of Education.

  • Army American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS)
  • Sailor & Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)
  • Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
  • Coast Guard Institute (CGI)
  • DD 214 Request

High School Concurrent

Interested in enrolling in courses at UNC while you're still enrolled in high school? Learn more about our Concurrent High School Enrollment Options.

Summer Session Students

Interested in taking classes over the summer but not interested in being formally admitted? Learn more about Summer Session.

Advanced Placement Credits

Test Name

Score

UNC Equivalency

Hours

LAC

Art History

4-5

ART 190

3

3a

Art Studio: Drawing, 2D/3D

4-5

ELECTIVE

3

 

Biology

3

BIO 100

3

6

4

BIO 110

4

6

5

BIO 110, 111

8

6

Chemistry

3

CHEM 103

3

 

4

CHEM 111

5

6

5

CHEM 111, 112

10

6

Chinese Language & Culture

3

CHIN 201

3

3d/7

4-5

CHIN 201, 202

6

3d/7
Computer Science A
4-5
CG 120
3
 

Economics- Macro

3-5

ECON 203

3

5a

Economics- Micro

3-5

ECON 205

3

5a

English Language /
Composition

3

ENG 122

3

1a

4-5

ENG 122, 123

6

1a/1b

English Literature /
Composition  

3

ENG 122

3

1a

4-5

ENG 122, 131

6

1a/3b

Environmental Science

4

ENST 100

3

6

European History

4-5

HIST 121

3

4

French Language & Culture or Literature

3

FR 201

3

3d/7

4-5

FR 201, 202

6

3d/7

German Language & Culture

3

GER 201

3

3d/7

4-5

GER 201, 202

6

3d/7

Gov’t / Poli Comp

3-5

PSCI 200

3

 
Gov't / Poli US
3-5
PSCI 100
3
5a

Human Geography

3-5

GEOG 200

3

5b
Japanese Language & Culture
3
JAPN 201
3
3d/7
4-5
JAPN 201, 202
6
3d/7

Math- Calculus AB

3-5

MATH 131

4

2

Math- Calculus BC

3-5

MATH 131, 132

8

2

Music (all scores must be 4 or 5)

4-5

MUS 113, 114

4

 
Music (all scores must be 5)

5

MUS 113, 114, 115, 116

8

 

Physics (B)

3-5

PHYS 220, 221

10

6

Physics (C) Mechanical

3-5

PHYS 240

5

6

Physics (C) Electrical

3-5

PHYS 241

5

 

Psychology

3-5

PSY 120

3

5c

Spanish Language

3-5

SPAN 101, 102

10

7

Spanish Literature

3

SPAN 101, 102

10

7

4

SPAN 101, 102, 201

13

7/3d

5

SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202

16

7/3d

Statistics

3-5

STAT 150

3

2

United States History

3

HIST 100

3

4

4-5

HIST 100, 101

6

4

World History

3

HIST 112

3

4

4-5

HIST 112, 113

6

4

International Baccalaureate Credits

Test Name

Score

UNC Course Equivalency

UNC Credits Awarded

LAC

Anthropology
 
 

Standard

4

ANT 100

3

5c

Higher

4

ANT 100, 110

6

5c/7

Visual Art

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

ART Elective

3

 

Higher

4

ART Elective

6

 

Biology

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

BIO 100

3

6

Higher

4

BIO 110

4

6

 

5

BIO 110, BIO 111

8

6

Chemistry

 

 

 

 

Higher

4

CHEM 111

5

6

 

5

CHEM 111, 112

10

6

Economics

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

ECON 203, 205

6

5a

Higher

4

ECON 203, 205 and 3 hours of electives

9

5a

English

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

ENG 122

3

1a

Higher

4

ENG 122, 123 or 131

6

1a and 1b or 3b
Environmental Systems
 
 
Standard
4
ENST 100
3
6
Standard
5-6
ENST 100, 265
6
6
Film Studies SL
4
ELECTIVE
3
 

Foreign Language

 

 

 

 

A Standard

4

FR, GER or SPAN 301

3

 

B Standard

4

FR, GER, CHIN, JAPN or SPAN 201

3

3d/7

A Higher

4

FR, GER or SPAN 301, 302

6

 

B Higher

4

FR, GER, CHIN, JAPN or SPAN 201, 202

6

3d/7

Geography

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

GEOG 100

3

5b

Higher

4

GEOG 100, 200

6

5b

History - Americas

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

HIST 100

3

4

Higher

4

HIST 100, 101

6

4

History - European

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

HIST 120

3

4

Higher

4

HIST 120, 121

6

4

History - World

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

HIST 112

3

4

Higher

4

HIST 112, 113

6

4

Math

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

MATH 124, 127

4

2

Higher

4

MATH 127, 131

8

2
Math Studies
 
 
Standard
4
MATH 124
4
2

Music

 

 

 

 

Standard

6-7

MUS 140

3

3a

Higher

6-7

MUS 113, 114, MUS 140

7

3a

Philosophy

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

ELECTIVE

3

 

Higher

4

ELECTIVE

6

 

Physics

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

LAC ELECTIVE (no lab credit)

3

 

Higher

4

PHYS 220, 221

10

6

Psychology

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

ELECTIVE

3

 

Higher

4

PSY 120, ELECTIVE

6

5c
Theatre
 
 

Standard

4
THEA 130
3
3a
Higher
4
THEA 100, 130
5
3a