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Chemistry Undergraduate Program

Earning Credit for High School Work

Advanced Placement Examination

Students who have taken the Advanced Placement Examination in Chemistry should have the results of that test forwarded to the Office of Admissions and Records.  Students who receive a score of 4 or 5 need not take CHEM 130 and 135, and will receive 10 hours of credit. Those who receive a score of 3 will be given credit for CHEM 130. Upon passing a special examination, credit for CHEM 135 may also be given.

International Baccalaureate Higher Level Chemistry Examination

Students who receive a score of 5-7 on the examination for higher level (HL) International Baccalaureate chemistry coursework will receive 10 hours of credit for CHEM 130 and 135.

College Level Examination Program

Students who receive a score of at least 50 on the General Chemistry Examination of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) will receive 5 hours of credit for CHEM 130.

Credit by Examination

Follow this link for information on Credit by Exam for Chemistry Courses.


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