ACT/SAT/AP/IB/CLEP and Military Credit

The University of Northern Colorado accepts transfer credit for qualifying scores on Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB). Please see below for additional information on transferability.

  • ACT/SAT

    ACT/SAT

    If a student presents an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English , or an SAT Critical Reading score of 630 or higher prior to March 2016, or an SAT Critical Reading score of 34 or higher after March 2016, he or she is exempt from ENG 122

    If a student presents an ACT score of 26.0 or higher in mathematics, or an SAT math score of 560 or higher prior to March 2016 or an SAT score of 580 or higher after March 2016, he or she is exempt from the Area 2 requirement. 

  • Advanced Placement (AP)

    Advanced Placement (AP)**

    Any AP credit awarded may be used toward the 120-credit-minimum requirement for college graduation. Here’s how:

    Take the AP 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.

    UNC will then evaluate your test scores for credit.

    **Equivalencies are effective for students admitted Fall 2017 and later

     Test                             Name                       

    Score

     

    UNC Course Equivalency

    (1XX = Departmental Elective)

    UNC Credit Awarded

     

    LAC

    (   ) Denotes number of credits applied to Liberal Arts Core area indicated. May differ from total credits awarded.

    Art History

     

    3 ART 181 3 3a
    4-5 ART 181, 182 6 (3) 3a

    Art Studio: Drawing

     

    3 ART 1XX 3  
    4-5 ART 234 3  

    Art Studio: 2D

     

    3 ART 1XX 3  
    4-5 ART 183 3  

    Art Studio: 3D

     

    3 ART 1XX 3  
    4-5 ART 184 3  

    Biology w/lab

    3 BIO 100, 105 4 6/6L
    4 BIO 110 4 6/6L
    5 BIO 110, 111 8 (4) 6/6L

    Chemistry w/lab

     

    3 CHEM 101, 102 4 6/6L
    4-5 CHEM 111, 111L 5 6/6L

    Chinese Language & Culture

     

    3 CHIN 201 3 3d/7
    4 CHIN 201, 202 6 3d/7
    5 CHIN 201, 202, 3XX 9 (6) 3d/7

    Computer Science A

    3-5 CG 120 3  

    Computer Science Principles

    3-5 CS 101 3  LCEL

    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 131 3 1a
    4-5 ENG 122, 131 6 1a, 3b

    Environmental Science

    4-5 ENST 100 3 6

    European History

     

    3 HIST 120 3 4
    4-5 HIST 120, 121 6 4

    French Language & Culture

     

    3 FR 201 3 3d/7
    4 FR 201, 202 6 3d/7
    5 FR 201, 202, 3XX 9 (6) 3d/7

    German Language & Culture

     

    3 GER 201 3 3d/7
    4 GER 201, 202 6 3d/7
    5 GER 201, 202, 3XX 9 (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

    Italian Language & Culture

    4-5 FL 195 5 7

    Japanese Language & Culture

     

    3 JAPN 201 3 3d/7
    4 JAPN 201, 202 6 3d/7
    5 JAPN 201, 202, 3XX 9 (6) 3d/7

    Latin

    3-5 FL 195 5 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 1

    3-5 PHYS 220 5 6/6L

    Physics 2

    3-5 PHYS 221 5  

    Physics (C) Mechanical

    3-5 PHYS 240 5 6/6L

    Physics (C) Electrical

    3-5 PHYS 241 5  

    Psychology

    3-5 PSY 120 3 5c

    Spanish Language

    3 SPAN 201 3 3d/7
    4-5 SPAN 201, 202 6 3d/7

    Spanish Literature

    3 SPAN 201 3 3d/7
    4-5 SPAN 201, 202 6 3d/7

    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
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    The University of Northern Colorado awards credit for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) General and Subject Examinations to students who scored at or above the required score. A maximum of 30 credit hours can be applied toward the graduation requirement. The CLEP is administered through Career Services.

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

    International Baccalaureate**

    Any IB credit awarded may be used toward the 120-credit-minimum requirement for college graduation. Here’s how:

    Take the IB examination(s) and request that your scores be sent to the University of Northern Colorado’s Office of Admissions. IB Exam dates can be found on the International Baccalaureate site.

    UNC will then evaluate your test scores for credit.

    **Equivalencies are effective for students admitted Fall 2017 and later

    Test Name

    Test Type 

    Score

    UNC Course Equivalency

    (1XX = Departmental Elective)

    UNC Credit Awarded

     

    LAC

    (   ) Denotes number of credits applied to Liberal Arts Core area indicated. May differ from total credits awarded.

    Anthropology - Social and Cultural

    Standard 4-7 ANT 110 3 5c/7
    Higher 4-7 ANT 110 3 5c/7

    Art - Visual

    Standard 4-7 ART 1XX 3 3a
    Higher 4-7 ART 1XX 3 3a

    Biology

    Standard 4-7 BIO 100, 105 4 6/6L
    Higher 4 BIO 110 4 6/6L
    Higher 5-7 BIO 110, 111 8 (4) 6/6L

    Business Management

    Standard 4-7 ELCT 1X 3  
    Higher 4-7 ELCT 1X 3  

    Chemistry

    Standard 4-7 CHEM 101, 102 4 6/6L
    Higher 4-6 CHEM 111, 111L 5 6/6L
    Higher 7 CHEM 111, 111L, 112, 112L 10 (5) 6/6L

    Classical Greek

    Standard 4-7 FL 195 5 7
    Higher 4-7 FL 195 5 7

    Computer Science

    Standard 4-7 CS 101, 102 6 (3) LCEL
    Higher 4-7 CS 101, 102, 1XX 9 (3) LCEL

    Dance

    Standard 4-7 DNCE 296 3  
    Higher 4-7 DNCE 296, 397 6  

    Design Technology

    Standard 4-7 ART 1XX 3  
    Higher 4-7 ART 1XX 3  

    Economics

    Standard 4-7 ECON 203, 205 6 5a
    Higher 4-7 ECON 203, 205, 3XX 9 (6) 5a

    English A Literature

    Standard 4-7 ENG 131 3 3b
    Higher 4-7 ENG 122, 131 6 1a, 3b

    English A Language and Literature

    Standard 4-7 ENG 122 3 1a
    Higher 4-7 ENG 122, 123 6 1a, 1b

    English B

    Standard 4-7 ENG 122 3 1a
    Higher 4-7 ENG 122, 123 6 1a, 1b

    Environmental Systems

    Standard 4 ENST 100 3 6
    Standard 5-7 ENST 100, ESCI 265 6 (3) 6; (3) 6/6L

    Film Studies

    Standard 4-7 FILM 120 3 3a
    Higher 4-7 FILM 120 3 3a

    Foreign Language and Literature

    A Standard 4-7 FR, GER, CHIN, JAPN or SPAN 301 3  
    B Standard 4-7 FR, GER, CHIN, JAPN or SPAN 201 3 3d/7
    A Higher 4-7 FR, GER, CHIN, JAPN or SPAN 301, 302 6  
    B Higher 4-7 FR, GER, CHIN, JAPN or SPAN 201, 202 6 3d/7

    Geography

    Standard 4-7 GEOG 100 3 5b
    Higher 4-7 GEOG 100, 200 6 5b

    Global Politics

    Standard 4-7 PSCI 110 3 5a
    Higher 4-7 PSCI 110 3 5a

    History

    Standard 4-7 HIST 1XX 3 4

    History - Americas

    Standard 4-7 HIST 100 3 4
    Higher 4-7 HIST 100, 101 6 4

    History - Europe

    Standard 4-7 HIST 120 3 4
    Higher 4-7 HIST 120, 121 6 4

    History - World

    Standard 4-7 HIST 112 3 4
    Higher 4-7 HIST 112, 113 6 4

    Information Technology

    Standard 4-7 ELCT 1X 3  
    Higher 4-7 ELCT 1X 3  

    Latin

    Standard 4-7 FL 195 5 7
    Higher 4-7 FL 195 5 7

    Math

    Standard 4-7 MATH 124 4 2
    Higher 4-7 MATH 127, 131 8 2

    Math Studies

    Standard 4-7 MATH 124 4 2

    Further Math

    Higher 4-7 MATH 131, 132 8 2

    Music

    Standard 4 MUS 140 3 3a
    Standard 5-7 MUS 140, 204 6 3a
    Higher 4-7 MUS 140, 204 6 3a

    Philosophy

    Standard 4-7 PHIL 100 3 3c
    Higher 4-7 PHIL 100 3 3c

    Physics

    Standard 4-7 PHYS 220 5 6/6L
    Higher 4-7 PHYS 220, 221 10 (5) 6/6L

    Psychology

    Standard 4-7 PSY 120 3 5c
    Higher 4-7 PSY 120, 1XX 6 (3) 5c

    Spanish AB Initio

    Standard 4-7 SPAN 201 3 3d/7

    Sports, Exercise, and Health Science

    Standard 4-7 ELECT 1X 3  

    Theatre

    Standard 4-7 THEA 130 3 3a
    Higher 4-7 THEA 130 3 3a
  • Military Credit

    A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit may be accepted for college-level courses taken under the auspices of the U.S. military services. Credit may also be awarded to veterans of military service who have successfully completed coursework at U.S. military service schools. A Joint Services Transcript (JST) or official military service school transcript must be submitted. These documents are evaluated by the Office of the Registrar according to recommendations from the American Council on Education in accordance with UNC guidelines. This credit is counted as non-residency transfer work.

    Military coursework should be submitted to:

    UNC Office of the Registrar
    Campus Box 50
    Greeley, CO 80639
    Fax: 970-351-1870
  • Teacher Cadet Program

    Students who received a B or better in their Teacher Cadet coursework may request credit for fulfilling the Educational Foundations requirement in the Elementary, Secondary, and K-12 Professional Teacher Education Programs (PTEP). This awarded credit will, in effect, waive the required 3 credit hours of EDF 366 or EDF 370, depending on the PTEP program in which the student enrolls.

    Teacher Cadet Program credit is counted as non-residency transfer work.

    To request the EDF credit, please submit a legible copy of your Teacher Cadet Certificate of Completion (The Teacher Cadet Program Portfolio Review certificate) along with a high school transcript indicating the Teacher Cadet Program with grades of B or better to:

    UNC Office of the Registrar
    Campus Box 50
    Greeley, CO 80631
    970-351-1870 Fax