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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Appendix II - AP, CLEP and IB Examinations


 

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

UMBC will award credit and/or placement based on the scores indicated below in the approved Advanced Placement (AP) examinations listed. To receive credit for AP exams, students must have an official Advanced Placement score report sent to the UMBC Office of Undergraduate Admissions. They may request an official score report by writing to:

Advanced Placement Service
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671

Please remember to include UMBC's College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) code number (5835) in the request.

Credit earned through Advanced Placement examinations may be used to satisfy the General Education Requirements, satisfy course prerequisite, as elective credit or toward major requirements in many instances (please consult the academic department).

Examination Score Credits Course Exemption
Art History 5, 4, 3 6 ART 220  and ART 221  (AH)
Art Studio - Drawing 5, 4, 3 3 ART 214  
Art Studio - 2D 5, 4, 3 3 ART lower level elective
Art Studio - 3D 5, 4, 3 3 Art elective
Biology 4 8 BIOL 141  + BIOL lower level elective with Lab
  5 8 BIOL 141 +BIOL 142 +Lab
Chemistry 5, 4 4 CHEM 101  
Chinese 5 7 CHIN 202  and CHIN 301  
  4 4 CHIN 202  
  3 4 CHIN 201  
Computer Science 5, 4 3 CMSC 201  
  3 3 CMSC 104  
Computer Science AB 3 3 CMSC 104  
Computer Science AB 5, 4 7 CMSC 104  and CMSC 201  or IS 147  and IS 247  
Economics - Macro 5, 4 3 ECON 102  
Economics - Micro 5, 4 3 ECON 101  
English Language and Composition 5, 4 3 ENGL 100  
Examination Score Credits Course Exemption
English Literature and Composition 5, 4 6 ENGL 100  and ENGL 210  
Environmental Science 5, 4 3 GES 120  
French 5 7 FREN 202  and FREN 301  
  4 4 FREN 202  
  3 4 FREN 201  
French Literature 5, 4 6 Determined by MLL Department
  3 4 Determined by MLL Department
German Language 5 7 GERM 202  and GERM 301  
  4 4 GERM 202  
  3 4 GERM 201  
Government and Politics - American 5, 4, 3 3 POLI 100  
Government and Politics - Comparative 5, 4, 3 3 POLI 260  
History - European 5, 4, 3 6 HIST 111  and HIST elective (SS/C)
History - World 5, 4, 3 6 HIST 200  and HIST elective (SS)
History - United States 5, 4, 3 6 HIST 101  and HIST 102  
Human Geography 5, 4, 3 3 GES 102  
Italian Language 5, 4 6 Meets 201 language proficiency
  3 4 Meets 201 language proficiency
Japanese Language 5 7 JPNS 202  and JPNS 301  
  4 4 JPNS 202  
  3 4 JPNS 201  
       
Latin - Vergil 5, 4 6 LATN 332  
  3 4 Determined by Ancient Studies Department
Latin Literature 5, 4 6 Determined by Ancient Studies Department
  3 3 Determined by Ancient Studies Department
Math - calculus AB 5, 4 4 MATH 151  
  3 4 MATH 150 **
Math - calculus BC 5, 4 8 MATH 151  and MATH 152  
  3 4 MATH 151  
Music - Theory 5, 4, 3 3 MUSC 101  
Physics B 5, 4, 3 8 PHYS 111  and PHYS 112  + Lab
Physics C - Mechanics 5, 4 4 PHYS 121  
Examination Score Credits Course Exemption
Physics C -Electricity & Magnetics 5,4 4 PHYS 122  (no lab)***
Psychology 5, 4, 3 3 PSYC 100  
Spanish Language 5 7 SPAN 202 , SPAN 301  
  4 4 SPAN 202  
  3 4 SPAN 201  
Spanish Literature 5,4 6  
  3 4 Determined by MLL Department
Statistics 5,4 4 STAT 121  

*Students who are exempt from BIOL 141  should wait until their sophomore year to take BIOL 302 - Molecular and General Genetics ; BIOL 301  can be taken during the spring semester of the freshman year.

** If the math department approves placement in MATH 152 , credit for MATH 151  (in lieu of MATH 150 ) will be assigned upon successful completion of MATH 152 . If both Calculus AB and BC exams are taken, credit will be given for MATH 151  only once.

*** Not equivalent to PHYS 122L  

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Examinations

UMBC will award credit for successful completion of the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests listed below. CLEP examinations may be used to satisfy General Foundation Requirements, satisfy course prerequisites, as elective credit or toward a major requirement in many instances (please consult the academic department). To receive credit, official scores must be sent to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Students can request that scores be sent to UMBC by writing to:

CEEB
CLEP Transcripts
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541

Or call: 609-771-7865

Please include UMBC's CODE (5835) in the request.

Acceptability of CLEP examinations and scores required are subject to change based on modifications to exam content by the College Board. For the most recent information on CLEP examinations accepted at UMBC, please visit www.umbc.edu/registrar/CLEP.htm

For more information about CLEP, visit the College Board at www.collegeboard.org.

General Examinations*

Examination Minimum Scaled Score Credits Related Course
Humanities 50 3 Lower‐level elective
Mathematics 50 3 Lower‐level elective
Natural Sciences 50 3 Lower-level elective
Social Sciences and History 50 3 Lower-level Elective

Subject Matter Examinations

Examination Minimum Scaled Score Credits Related Course
American Government 50 3 POLI 100  (SS)
American History
(History of US I)
50 3 HIST 101  (SS)
American History
(History of US II)
50 3 HIST 102  (SS)
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 63 3 ENGL 210  (AH)
       
Calculus 51 4 MATH 151  (Math)
Chemistry (General) 50 4 CHEM 101  (Science without lab)
College Algebra 60 3 Math elective*
English Comp with Essay, or Freshman Comp with Essay, or College Comp Modular (includes essay)** 67 3 ENGL 100  
Educational Psychology 50 3 EDUC 311  
English Literature 50 3 ENGL 241  (AH)
Examination Minimum Scaled Score Credits Related Course
Human Growth and Development 50 3 PSYC 200  (SS)
Information Systems - Computer Applications 59 3 IS 101  
Macroeconomics - Introduction 50 3 ECON 102  (SS)
Microeconomics - Introduction 50 3 ECON 101  (SS)
Precalculus 50 4 MATH 150  
Principles of Management 50 3 MGMT 210  
Psychology - General 50 3 PSYC 100  (SS)
Sociology -Intro 50 3 SOCY 101  (SS)
Western Civilization I 50 3 HIST 110  
Western Civilization II 50 3 HIST 111  
Introductory Business Law 50 3 MGMT Lower-level elective
Principles of Marketing 50 3 MGMT Lower-level elective
American Literature 50 3 ENGL Lower Level Elective
Financial Accounting 50 3 ECON 121  

* General examinations and MATH electives do not satisfy general requirements.

**Must include essay section provided by CLEP and scored by UMBC

International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations

UMBC will award credit according to the listing below to students who sit for International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. To receive credit for IB exams, students must have official examination results sent to the UMBC Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Credit earned through IB examinations may be used to satisfy General Education Requirements, satisfy course prerequisites, as elective credit or toward major requirements in many instances (please consult academic department).

Examination Level Scores Credit Course Equivalency
Art/Design Higher/ SL 5,6,7 3 ART Elective
Biology Higher 6,7 4 BIOL 141 +Lab
Chemistry Higher 6, 7 4 CHEM 101  
Computing Science       Non-transferable
Economics Higher 5,6,7 6 ECON 101 , ECON 102  
English A Higher 5,6,7 6 ENGL 206  
        and ENGL 210  (or ENGL 231  or ENGL 233 )
English B Higher 5,6,7 6 ENGL 206  and ENGL 210  (or ENGL 231  or ENGL 233 )
Environmental Science Higher/SL 5,6,7 3 GES 120  
French A Higher 6,7 9 FREN 301 ,FREN 302  and upper level FREN elective
    5  6 FREN 301 , FREN 302  
  SL 6,7 6 FREN 301 , FREN 302  
    5  3  FREN 301  
French B Higher 6,7 7 FREN 202 , FREN 301  
    5  4 FREN 202  
  SL 6.7 4 FREN 202  
German A Higher 6,7 9 GERM 301 , GERM 302 , GERM 303  
    5  6  GERM 301 , GERM 302  
  SL 6,7 6 GERM 301 , GERM 302  
    5  3  GERM 301  
German B Higher 6,7 7 GERM 202 , GERM 301  
    5  4 GERM 202  
  SL 6,7 4 GERM 202  
Geography Higher/ SL 5,6,7 3 GES 102  
Greek Higher 6,7 7 GREK 201 ,one 300-level Greek course
  SL 6,7 4 GREK 201  
History Higher 5,6,7 3 Lower level elective
History of Africa Higher 5,6,7 3 Lower level elective
History of the Americas Higher 5,6,7 3 Lower level elective
History of East and Southeast Asia Higher 5,6,7 3 Lower level elective
History of Europe Higher 5,6,7 3 Lower level elective
History/Culture of the
Islamic World
Higher 5,6,7 3 Lower level elective
Latin Higher 6,7 7 LATN 201 , one 300-level Latin course
  SL 6,7 4 LATN 201  
Math with Further Math Higher 5,6,7 8 MATH 151 , STAT 121  
Math Higher 5,6,7 8 MATH 151 , STAT 121  
Mathematical Studies SL 5,6,7 3 Lower level elective
Philosophy Higher 6,7 3 PHIL 100  
Physics Higher 6,7 8 PHYS 121 ,PHYS 122  
Psychology Higher/ SL 6,7 4 PSYC 100  
Social and Cultural Higher 6,7 3 ANTH Lower level
Anthropology   6,7 3 ANTH Lower level elective (SS/C)
Spanish A Higher 5 6 SPAN 301 , SPAN 302  
    5  6  SPAN 301 , SPAN 202  
  SL 6,7 6 SPAN 301 , SPAN 302  
    5  3  SPAN 301  
Spanish B Higher 6,7 7 SPAN 202 , SPAN 301  
    5  4 SPAN 202  
  SL 6,7 4 SPAN 202  

* Students who have taken the IB SL Computer Science exam will not receive course credit, but with a score of 5 or higher on the exam, appropriate placement would be CMSC 201 .

SL = Standard Level

Transfer Admission Application Deadlines

Fall admission:

Priority - March 15 (for scholarship consideration)

Regular Decision - May 31 Spring admission: Priority - November 1 (for scholarship consideration) Regular Decision - December 15

The Universities at Shady Grove

UMBC offers the final two years of study for the Bachelor of Arts in political science, psychology history and social work at the Shady Grove Center in Rockville, MD.

Students must complete the lower-level course requirements at a local community college. Applicants for the Shady Grove programs are evaluated on the basis of their academic record at previous institutions, including cumulative grade point average, academic performance trend, strength of curriculum and performance in courses related to the intended area of study. For additional information or application, contact the Shady Grove program coordinator at shadygrove@umbc.edu, visit www.umbc.edu/shadygrove or call the Universities at Shady Grove, Office of Student Services 301‐738‐6023.

Transfer Credit Policies

UMBC will transfer credits for academic courses taken at institutions of higher education accredited by the Regional Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education, in subject areas that are considered part of the student's university program and in which he or she has earned a grade of "C" or better. From Maryland public institutions, courses with grades of "D" may transfer; however, a minimum grade of "C-" may be required in courses applied toward a major, minor, certificate program or toward general requirements.

A student may transfer a maximum of 90 credits from all previous institutions toward a UMBC undergraduate degree.

A maximum of 60 credits - or 65 credits for engineering majors - are transferable from a two-year program or institution. UMBC's graduation policy stipulates that the final 30 hours toward a bachelor's degree must be completed on campus. The Registrar's Office may approve a request to complete a maximum of two courses within the final 30 credits at another institution. Credit from foreign institutions that are recognized by the Ministries of Education in their respective countries will be considered for transfer to UMBC. Students who have attended college or university outside the United States must submit a course-by-course credential evaluation prepared by a credential evaluation service. We strongly recommend:

AACRAO
Foreign Credentials Evaluation Service,
One Dupont Circle, NW,
Suite 520, Washington,
D.C. 20036-1135
www.aacrao.org/international/foreignEdCred.cfm

The evaluation of transfer credit also will reflect a conversion of non-semester credit to semester-hour equivalents. (For example one-quarter hour is considered to be equivalent to two thirds of a semester hour.)

The applicability of courses to a specific major then is determined by the appropriate academic department.

UMBC does not award credit for military work or classroom experience, with the exception of certain courses offered by the Defense Language Institute, the National Cryptologic School and the Community College of the Air Force. In addition, no credit is given for life experience or for credit-by-examination awarded from another institution.

Students may pursue credit through UMBC-administered departmental exams or by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP) Program or International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. To receive credit for CLEP, AP or IB, official scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to UMBC's Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation.

Appendix II lists the CLEP, IB and AP examinations for which UMBC awards credit.

A maximum of 60 credits may be earned through departmental, CLEP, AP and IB examinations. Credit awarded through a UMBC departmental exam is not applicable toward the general requirements for graduation.

Upper-level coursework at UMBC is defined as courses numbered 300 or higher. Courses from community and junior colleges judged to be equivalent to upper-level UMBC courses will be counted toward the upper-level graduation requirement. Students who receive credit from a four-year institution that operates under a different course-numbering system may wish to forward a description of that numbering system to the Registrar's Office to assist with evaluation.

Maryland Public Colleges and Universities

The State Board for Higher Education Transfer Credit Policy is outlined in Appendix I .

Maryland Community College Recommended Transfer Programs

The Recommended Transfer Programs (RTP) provides a list of community college courses that will best prepare students for UMBC's course of study. Transfer students with acceptable grades in courses specified in the UMBC Recommended Transfer Program Guide are assured transfer with no loss of credit. These program guides are available in the transfer advisors' offices at all Maryland community colleges or via the Web at artweb.usmd.edu. More information can also be found through the Maryland Transport Web site, http://mdtransfer.usmd.edu