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AP, CLEP, IB, Cambridge, Statewide Dual Credit, and Specific Industry Certification Exam

Good scores on college placement exams are not required for admission to UT. However, they can earn you college credit and a head start on your academic career. You should check this web page often because there are frequent changes to these credits. UT does not award credit for DSST Exams; however, students may earn college credit for CLEP exams taken through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Credit
American History 4 or 5 History – United States 221–222
Drawing 4 or 5 ART LD (3 credit hours)
2-D Art and Design 4 or 5 ART LD (3 credit hours)
3-D Art and Design 4 or 5 ART LD (3 credit hours)
Art History 3, 4, or 5 ARTH LD (3 credit hours)
Biology 3 Biology 101
Biology 4 Biology 101–102
Biology 5 Biology 101–102 and Biology 160
Calculus AB 3 Math 125
Calculus AB 4 Math 141
Calculus AB 5 Math 147
Calculus BC 3 Math 141
Calculus BC 4 Math 141–142
Calculus BC 5 Math 147–148
Chemistry 4 or 5 Chemistry 120-130
Chinese Language and Culture 4 or 5 Chinese 131-132
Computer Science A 5 for students admitted prior to Fall 2021 Computer Science 102
Computer Science A 3, 4, or 5 for students admitted Fall 2021 and forward Computer Science 101
Computer Science Principles 4 or 5 for students admitted for Fall 2020 – forward

5 for students admitted prior to Fall 2020

Computer Science 100
Economics – Micro 3, 4 or 5 Economics 211
Economics – Macro 3, 4 or 5 Economics 213
English Language & Composition 4 or 5 English 101
English Literature & Composition 4 or 5 *Students admitted Fall 2016 and forward, credit for English 101.*Students admitted prior to Fall 2016, credit for English 101-102.
Environmental Science 3 Geology 201
Environmental Science 4 or 5 Geology 201–202
European History 4 or 5 History – Europe 242
French Language and Culture 3 French 211–212
French Language and Culture 4 or 5 French 212–333
German Language and Culture 3 German 211–212 (take departmental placement exam for course placement)
German Language and Culture 4 or 5 German 311–312 (take departmental placement exam for course placement)
Government and Politics – Comparative Exam 2014 exams and prior 3,4 or 5

*Exams taken in 2015-present a score of 4 or 5 is required.

Political Science 102
Government and Politics – US Exam 2014 exams and prior 3,4 or 5

*Exams taken in 2015-present a score of 4 or 5 is required.

Political Science 101
Human Geography 4 or 5 Geography 121
Italian N/A No Credit Awarded
Japanese Language and Culture 3 or 4 Japanese 251-252
Japanese Language and Culture 5 Japanese 351-352
Latin 3, 4 or 5 Classics 251–252
Music Theory – Aural Subscore 4 Music Theory 130
Music Theory – Aural Subscore 5 Music Theory 130, 140
Music Theory – Nonaural (written) Subscore 4 Music Theory 110
Music Theory – Nonaural (written) Subscore 5 Music Theory 110, 120
Physics I 4 or 5 Physics 221
Physics II 4 or 5 Physics 222
Physics C – E & M 5 Physics 136
Physics C – E & M 4 Physics 102 or 222 or 231
Physics C – Mechanics 5 Physics 135
Physics C – Mechanics 4 Physics 101 or 161 or 221
Psychology 3, 4 or 5 Psychology 110
Spanish Language or Literature 3 Spanish 211–212
Spanish Language or Literature 4 or 5 Spanish 212 and 311
Statistics 4 or 5 Statistics 201
World History: Modern 4 or 5 2020 exam – present, credit for History 262

2019 exam and prior, credit for History 261-262

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit
American Government 55 Political Science 101
Calculus 50 Math 141
College Algebra 50 Math 119
French Language 50 French 111–112
French Language 59 French 211–212
German Language 50 German 111-112
German Language 60 German 211–212
Spanish Language 50 Spanish 111–112
Spanish Language 63 Spanish 211–212
Chemistry 52 Chemistry 120-130
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 No Credit
History of the United States II: 1865 to Present No Credit
Introductory Psychology 47 Psychology 110
Principles of Microeconomics 47 Economics 211
Principles of Macroeconomics 48 Economics 213
Introductory Sociology 50 Sociology 120
Precalculus 50 Math 130
Principles of Management 50 Management 201
Trigonometry No credit

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Credit
Biology (higher level) 5 + BIOL 101–102
Business & Management (standard or higher level) 5+ MGT 201
Chemistry (higher level) 5 + CHEM 120–130
Computer Science (higher level) 7 COSC 102
Economics (standard or higher level) 5+ ECON 211, 213
English (A1 exam) 5 ENGL 101
English (A1 exam) 6 + ENGL 101–102
English (A2 and B exam) N/A No credit
Environmental Systems and Societies (standard level) 4 + GEOL 202
Film (higher level) 5 + CNST LD (3 credit hours)
French (standard level) 5 + FREN 212
French (higher level) 5 + FREN 212, 333
Geography (standard or higher level) 4 + GEOG 121
German (standard level) 4 GERM 211–212
German (higher level) 4 + GERM 211–212 or
GERM 311–312 or
GERM 321–322
History (higher level) 4 + HIST LD–LD (3 credit hours each)
Informational Technology in a Global Society (standard or higher level) 4 + GEOG 111
Latin (standard level) 5 + CLAS 251–252
Latin (higher level) 4 + CLAS 251–252
Math (higher level) 4 + MATH 141–142 and MATH LD credit (4 credit hours)
Music: Solo Performance (standard or higher level) 6 + MUCO 110
Music: Music Creating (standard or higher level) 6 + MUCO 110
Music: Music Group Performance (standard or higher level) 6 + MUCO 110
Philosophy (higher level) 4 + PHIL 101
Physics (higher level 1) 4 + PHYS 221
Physics (higher level 2) 4 + PHYS 222
Physics DP (higher level) 4 + PHYS 221-222
Psychology (standard or higher level) 4 + PSYC 110
Social and Cultural Anthropology (standard or higher level) 4 + ANTH 130
Spanish (higher level) 4 + SPAN 211–212
Sports, Exercise & Health Science (higher level) 5+ KNS LD (3 credit hours)
Theatre (higher level) 4 + THEA 100 and THEA LD (3 credit hours)
Visual Arts (higher level) 5 + ART LD (3 credit hours)
World Religions (standard level) 4 + REST LD (3 credit hours)

Students must present official Cambridge A or AS Level results to receive the credit stated in the table below.

Cambridge International AS and A Level
Arabic (A Level) C or better Arabic 221, 222
Arabic (AS Level) C or better Arabic 121, 122
Arabic- Language (AS Level only) C or better Arabic 121, 122
Art and Design (A Level) C or better Art LD, LD (3,3)
Art and Design (AS Level) C or better Art LD (3)
Biology C or better Biology 101, 102
Chemistry (A Level) C or better Chemistry 120, 130
Chemistry (AS Level) C or better Chemistry 120
Chinese – all exams C or better Chinese 231, 232
Classical Studies (A Level) C or better Classics LD, LD (3,3)
Classical Studies (AS Level) C or better Classics LD (3)
Divinity (A or AS Level) C or better Religious Studies LD (3)
Economics (A Level) C or better Economics 211, 213, and UD (3)
Economics (AS Level) C or better Economics 211, 213
English – Language (A Level) C or better English LD, LD (3,3)
English – Literature (A Level) C or better English LD, LD (3,3)
Environmental Management (A Level) C or better Environmental Studies LD, LD (3,3)
French (A Level) C French 111, 112
French (A Level) B French 211, 212
French (A Level) A or A* French 212, 333
French – Language or Literature (AS Level) C or better French 111, 112
Geography (A Level) C or better Geography 101, 121
Geography (AS Level) C or better Geography 121
German (A Level) C or better German 311, 312 and German 321, 322
German (A Level) D German 211, 212
German (A Level) E German 111, 112
German – Language (AS Level) C or better German 311, 312
German – Language (AS Level) D German 211, 212
German – Language (AS Level) E German 111, 112
Global Perspectives (A Level) C or better Global Studies LD, LD (3,3)
Hinduism (A or AS Levels) C or better Religious Studies 374
History (A Level) C or better History LD, LD (3,3)
Islamic Studies (A or AS Level) C or better Religious Studies 332
Japanese Language (AS Level only) C or better Japanese LD (4)
Marine Science (A Level) C or better Biology LD, LD (4,4)
Mathematics (A Level) C or better Math 130, LD (4)
Mathematics (AS Level) C or better Math 130
Mathematics – Further (A Level) C or better Math LD, LD (4,4)
Mathematics – Further (AS Level) C or better Math LD (4)
Music (A Level) B or better Musicology 110
Music (AS Level) A or A* Musicology 110
Physical Science (A Level) C or better General Science LD (8)
Physics (A Level) C or better Physics 221, 222
Physics (AS Level) C or better Physics 221
Portuguese (A Level) C or better Portuguese LD, LD (3,3)
Portuguese (AS Level) C or better Portuguese LD (3)
Portuguese – Language (AS Level only) C or better Portuguese LD (3)
Portuguese – Literature (AS Level only) C or better Portuguese LD (3)
Psychology (A Level) C or better Psychology 110, LD (3)
Psychology (AS Level) C or better Psychology 110
Sociology (A or AS Level) C or better Sociology 120
Spanish (A Level) C Spanish 111, 112
Spanish (A Level) B Spanish 211, 212
Spanish (A Level) A or A* Spanish 212, 311
Spanish – First Language (AS Level only) C or better Spanish 111, 112
Spanish – Language (AS Level only) C or better Spanish 111, 112
Spanish – Literature (AS Level only) C or better Spanish 111, 112

Students must contact the Undergraduate Admissions Transfer Center in order for postsecondary credit(s) to be awarded.

Statewide Dual Credit Challenge Exam
College Algebra-Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry 75% or better Math 119
Pre-Calculus 75% or better Math 130
Probability & Statistics 75% or better Math 115
Agriculture Business Finance 70% or better AGNR LD (3 credits)
Intro to Agriculture Business 70% or better AGNR LD (3 credits)
Greenhouse Management 70% or better AGNR LD (3 credits)
Intro to Plant Science 70% or better AGNR LD (3 credits)
Introduction to Sociology 70% or better SOCI 120
Criminal Justice I 80% or better SOCI LD (3 credits)
Criminal Justice II 70% or better SOCI LD (3 credits)
Psychology 70% or better PSYC 110
World History 75% or better HIST LD (3 credits)
American History 75% or better HIUS LD (3 credits)
Introduction to Business 80% or better BUAD LD (3 credits)
Speech and Communication 80% or better CMST 201

Students must contact the Undergraduate Admissions Transfer Center in order for postsecondary credit to be awarded.

State of Tennessee Specific Industry Certification Exam
Dietetics and Nutrition 70% or better NUTR 100