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PLACEMENT CREDIT

East Carolina University accepts the following CLEP, DANTES, advanced placement, and international baccalaureate college credits. Click on the links below for additional details. Please note that the credits listed below are applicable for students who are applying to Spring 2017, Summer 2017, and Fall 2017 semesters. The credits listed are subject for updating in July of each year. 

Note: Placement credit cannot be used to meet transfer admissions criteria.


 CLEP Credit Information [back to top]

CLEP ExaminationScoreECU CourseCredit
General Examinations    
College Composition50ENGL 11003
Humanities49-52ART 19103
Humanities53MUSC 22073
College Algebra50MATH 10653
Composition, Literature, Languages
Analyzing and Interpretation of Lit. (to 1997)50ENGL 10003
American Literature50ENGL 22003
English Literature49ENGL 2100 3 
College French50FREN 1001-10026
College French59FREN 1001-100412
College German50GERM 1001-10026
College German 60 GERM 1001-1004 12 
College Spanish50SPAN 1001-10026
College Spanish 60  SPAN 1001-1004 12  
Social Sciences
American Government50POLS 10103
American History (to 1865)50HIST 10503
American History (1865-present)50HIST 10513
Educational Psychology52 PSYC 4305 3 
General Psychology50 PSYC 1000 3 
Human Growth and Development50 PSYC 3206 3 
Intro to Macroeconomics50 ECON 2133 3 
Intro to Microeconomics50 ECON 2113  3 
Introductory Sociology50 SOCI 2110  3 
Western Civilization (to 1648)50 HIST 1030  3 
Western Civilization (1648-present) 50 HIST 1031  3 
Mathematics and Science    
College Mathematics50  MATH 1050  3  
College Algebra50  MATH 1065  3  
Precalculus*50  MATH 1065/1074/1083/10853  
Calculus50  MATH 2171  3 
General Biology50  BIOL 1050-51  4 
General Chemistry50  CHEM 1150-51/1160-61  8 
Business   
Information Systems & Computer Appl.49 MIS 22233  
Principles of Management**49   MGMT 3202 3  
Introductory Accounting50   ACCT 2401 3  
Introductory Business Law 51  FINA 2244 3  

*Credit will be awarded to count toward one of the listed classes.
**Credit will only be awarded to Business minors.


DANTES Credit  [back to top]

DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) awards college credit for specific examination results in DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests). All credits are three semester hours (3 s.h.) unless noted otherwise. Credit awarded is based upon American Council on Education (ACE) minimum recommendations. The following specifically listed courses have been approved for credit. Course titles may vary from exact listings as seen in current DANTES publications. 

DSST TitleMinimum ACE ScoreECU Course
Accounting, Principles of Fin. ACCT48ACCT2401
Algebra, College47MATH 1065
Anthropology47ANTH 1000
Art, Western World48ART 1910
Astronomy48PHYS 1080
Business Law II52FINA Elective
Computers, Basic Prog.45ASIP 2212
Drug & Alcohol Abuse49REHB 2003
Education, Foundations of46EDUC Elective
Environment & Humanity46BIOL 1060
Ethics in America46PHIL Elective
Finance, Personal46FINA 1904
Geography, Human/ Cultural48GEOG 1000
Geology, Physical46GEOL 1500
History, W. Europe since 194545HIST Elective
History, Modern Middle East Int.47HIST Elective
History, Soviet Union45HIST Elective
History, Vietnam War49HIST Elective
History, Civil War/Reconstr.47HIST Elective
Mathematics, Business48MATH 1050
Money and Banking48ECON 3323
Psychology, Lifespan Developmental46PSYC 3206
Public Speaking, Principles47COMM 2020
Statistics, Principles of48MATH 2283
World Religions, Intro49RELI Elective


Advanced Placement Credit  [back to top]

Placement TestScoreECU CourseCredits
American Govt. & Pol.3, 4, 5POLS 10103
Art History3, 4, 5ART 1906, 19076
Biology3BIOL 1100/014
Biology4, 5BIOL 1100/01/1200/018
Calculus AB (AB subgrade rec. the same credits)3, 4, 5MATH 21714
Calculus BC3, 4, 5MATH 2171, 21728
Chemistry3CHEM 1150/514
Chemistry4, 5CHEM 1150/51 1160/618
Comparative Gov't & Politics3, 4, 5POLS 20103
Computer Science (exam no longer offered)4, 5Com Sci Elective3
Computer Science A3, 4, 5CSCI 26103
Computer Science AB3CSCI 26103
Computer Science AB4, 5CSCI 2610, 35106
Economics, Macro4, 5ECON 21333
Economics, Micro4, 5ECON 21133
English Lang & Comp 3ENGL 11003
English Lang & Comp4, 5ENGL 1100, 22016
English Lit & Comp3ENGL 11003
English Lit & Comp4, 5ENGL 1000, 11006
Environmental Science4, 5BIOL 10605
French Language3, 4, 5FREN 1001-100412
German Language3, 4, 5GERM 1001-100412
Geography, Human3GEOG 10003
Geography, Human4, 5GEOG 1000, 12006
History, American3, 4, 5HIST 1050, 10516
History, European3, 4, 5HIST 1030, 10316
History, World3, 4, 5HIST 1030, 10316
Italian Language & Culture3, 4, 5ITAL 1001-100412
Latin Language3, 4, 5LATN 1001-100412
Music Theory (non-majors only)3, 4, 5MUSC 10083
Physics 1 Algebra-Based3, 4, 5PHYS 1250, 12513, 1
Physics 2 Algebra-Based 3, 4, 5PHYS 1260, 1261 3, 1 
Physics C: Mechanics3, 4, 5PHYS 2350, 12514, 1
Physics C: Elec & Magnetism3, 4, 5PHYS 2360, 12614, 1
Psychology3, 4, 5PSYC 10003
Spanish Language3, 4, 5SPAN 1001-100412
Statistics3MATH 22283
Studio Art, 2-D Design4, 5ART 10053
Studio Art, 3-D Design4, 5ART 10153
Studio Art, Drawing4, 5ART 10203

 

International Baccalaureate College Credit  [back to top]

IB CourseScoreCreditHours
IB Biology (Subsidiary Level)5+BIOL 1050/514
IB Biology (Higher Level)5+BIOL 1100/014
IB Environmental Systems (Subsidiary Level)5+BIOL 10604
IB Chemistry (Higher Level)5+CHEM 1150/516
IB Gen. Chemistry (Subsidiary Level)No Credit 
IB Applied ChemistryNo Credit 
IB Computing Studies (Higher Level)5+CSCI 25103
IB Computing Studies (Subsidiary Level) No Credit 
IB Economics (Higher Level)5+ECON 2113/21336
IB English A1 (Higher Level)5+ENGL 10003
IB English A1 (Subsidiary Level)6+ENGL 10003
IB English B (Any)   
IB Geography5+GEOG 10003
IB History (Higher Level)5+HIST 10313
IB History (Subsidiary Level) No Credit 
IB Mathematics (Higher Level)5+MATH 2171/21728
IB Advanced Mathematics (Higher Level)5+MATH 2171/21728
IB Mathematical Studies (Subsidiary Level)5+MATH 10653
IB Mathematical Methods (Subsidiary Level)5+MATH 10653
IB Philosophy No Credit 
IB Physics (Higher Level)5+PHYS 2350/23608
IB Physics (Subsidiary Level)5+PHYS 1250/606
IB Spanish5+SPAN 1001-100412