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

ACT/SAT

If you present an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT Critical Reading score of 630 or higher, you are exempt from ENG 122. You must complete enough electives to bring the total number of hours to at least 40 hours of liberal arts core courses.

If you present an ACT score of 26.0 or higher in mathematics, or an SAT math score of 560 or higher, you are exempt from the Area 2 requirement. You must complete enough electives to bring the total number of hours to at least 40 hours of liberal arts core courses.

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

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

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

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.

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

Advanced Placement Credits

Test Name

* Equivalencies for May 2015 and beyond.

Score

UNC Course Equivalency

(1X = University Elective)
(1XX = Departmental Elecitve)

UNC Credits 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

Art History*

4-5

ART 181 and 182

6

(3) 3a

Art Studio: Drawing*

3

ART 1XX

3

 

Art Studio: Drawing*

4-5

ART 234

3

Art Studio: 2D*

3

ART 1XX

3

Art Studio: 2D*

4-5

ART 183

3

Art Studio: 3D*

3

ART 1XX

3

Art Studio: 3D*

4-5

ART 184

3

Biology*

3

BIO 100 and 105

4

6/6L

4

BIO 110

4

6/6L

5

BIO 110, 111

8

(4) 6/6L

Chemistry*

3

CHEM 103

3

 

4-5

CHEM 111 and 111L

5

6/6L

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

Italian Language & Culture*

4-5

FL 195

3

7

Japanese Language & Culture

3

JAPN 201

3

3d/7

4-5

JAPN 201, 202

6

3d/7

Latin*

3

FL 195

3

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

PHYS 220

5

6/6L

Physics 2*

3

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

3-5

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

* Equivalencies for May 2015 and beyond.

Score

UNC Course Equivalency

(1X = University Elective)
(1XX = Departmental Elecitve)

UNC Credits 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

ANT 110

3

5c/7

Higher

4

ANT 110

3

5c/7

Art - Visual*

 

Standard

4

ART 1XX

3

 

Higher

4

ART 1XX

6

 

Biology*

 

Standard

4

BIO 100 and 105

4

6/6L

Higher

4

BIO 110

4

6/6L

5

BIO 110, BIO 111

8

(4) 6/6L

Business Management*

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

ELCT 1X

3

 

Higher

4

ELCT 1X

3

 

Chemistry*

 

Higher

6

CHEM 111, 111L

5

6/6L

7

CHEM 111, 111L, 112, 112L

10

(5) 6/6L

Classical Greek*

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

 

FL195

3

7

Higher

4

FL195

3

7

Computer Science*

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

CS 101, 102

6

(3) LCEL

Higher

4

CS 101, 102, 1XX

9

(3) LCEL

Dance*

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

DNCE 296

3

 

Higher

4

DNCE 296, 397

6

 

Design Technology*

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

ART 1XX

3

 

Higher

4

ART 1XX

3

 

Economics*

 

Standard

4

ECON 203, 205

6

5a

Higher

4

ECON 203, 205 and 3XX

9

(6) 5a

English A Literature*

 

Standard

4

ENG 131

3

3b

Higher

4

ENG 122, 225

6

1a/1b

English A Language and Literature*

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

ENG 122

3

1a

Higher

4

ENG 122, 225

6

1a/1b

English B

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

ENG 122

3

1a

Higher

4

ENG 122, 123

6

1a/1b

Environmental Systems*

 

 

Standard

4

ENST 100

3

6

Standard

5-6

ENST 100, 265

6

(3) 6

Film Studies*

 

Standard

4

FILM 120

3

3a

Higher

4

FILM 120

3

3a

Foreign Language and Literature*

 

A Standard

4

FR, GER, CHIN, JAPN or SPAN 301

3

 

B Standard

4

FR, GER, CHIN, JAPN or SPAN 201

3

3d/7

A Higher

4

FR, GER, CHIN, JAPN 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

Global Politics*

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

PSCI 110

3

5a

Higher

4

PSCI 110

3

5a

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

Information Technology*

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

ELCT 1X

3

 

Higher

4

ELCT 1X

3

 

Latin*

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

FL195

3

7

Higer

4

FL195

3

7

Math*

 

Standard

4

MATH 124

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

(3) 3a

Music Performance*

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

MUS 1XX

3

 

Higher

4

MUS 1XX

3

 

Philosophy*

 

Standard

4

PHIL 100

3

3c

Higher

4

PHIL 100

3

3c

Physics*

 

Standard

4

LAC ELECTIVE (no lab credit)

3

6

Higher

4

PHYS 220, 221

10

(5) 6/6L

Psychology

 

Standard

4

PSY 1XX

3

 

Higher

4

PSY 120, PSY 1XX

6

(3) 5c

Sports, Exercise, and Health Science*

 

 

 

 

Standard

4

ELCT 1X

3

 

Theatre*

 

 

Standard

4

THEA 130

3

3a

Higher

4

THEA 130

3

3a

 

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