Advanced Standing Credit

Credit by Examination . The university welcomes the opportunity to allow you to complete graduation requirements at an accelerated rate by submitting the results of proficiency examinations for credit evaluation. The following website includes all credit by examination that are acceptable: Students may earn a maximum of 30 credits for course work earned through examination.

Advanced Placement . Submit the results of your Advanced Placement Examinations to the Office of Admissions. If you achieve a score of three, four, or five you will receive placement and/or credit in some programs. These examinations fulfill many requirements in the College Core Curriculum program (liberal arts core courses).

College-Level Examination Program . CLEP General Examinations substitute for some of the College Core Curriculum requirements. Subject Examinations substitute for specific course requirements. To determine which examinations are acceptable for credit, check with the Office of Admissions before scheduling one of the tests. We accept most, but not all, examinations for credit toward graduation. You must score at the fiftieth percentile in order to receive credit. Students who have earned more than 60 college credits may earn credit for CLEP Subject Exams but not General Exams.

College Course Work . A number of freshman applicants seek transfer credit for college courses successfully completed while enrolled in high school. Submit an official transcript from the college awarding credit indicating that you have successfully completed course work. While credit hours may be awarded toward graduation, your grades do not transfer to Fredonia as part of your Fredonia grade point average.

Military Service Experience . Credit for military service experience and education is evaluated on an individual basis according to the guidelines established by the American Council on Education. Forward official military (AARTS/SMART) transcripts and DD-214s to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.

International Baccalaureate Exams . College credit will be given for Higher Level (HL) exam scores of five or higher. In addition, some departments may offer university credit for an HL exam score of four. Students who have earned an IB Diploma may be awarded a maximum of 30 credits (including all course work completed through examination).