Advanced Credit for Veterans

Veterans who have served in the regular armed forces for more than one year will be allowed two credits in physical education. Veterans of two years’ service that included an overseas assignment may be allowed additional general elective credits. Credit may be allowed for specific courses in appropriate curricula recommended by the American Council on Education in A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. A Joint Services Transcript of military education may be requested online at https://jst.doded.mil. A student who completes a course but earns a grade that does not satisfy the minimum department or university requirement may not test out through department examination. Additional information is available from the Registrar’s Office.

Advanced Placement Examination

Credit and advanced placement may be granted to students who are accepted as matriculating students and who have participated in the Advanced Placement Examination Program. Students applying for UW-Platteville admission must arrange to have their Advanced Placement Examination score reports sent to UW-Platteville Office of Admission and Enrollment Services. Departments in the Colleges of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture; Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and Liberal Arts and Education participate in the Advanced Placement Program.

Advanced Placement and Credit

Art

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
History of Art 3,4,5 3 ART 2430
Drawing Portfolio 3,4,5 4 ART 1010
2-D Design Portfolio 3,4,5 2 ART 1420
3-D Design Portfolio 3,4,5 2 ART 1520

Biology

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Biology 3 3 BIOLOGY 1150
Biology 4 4 BIOLOGY 1150
Biology 5 5 BIOLOGY 1150

Chemistry

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Chemistry 3 5 CHEMSTRY 1050
Chemistry 4 4-5 CHEMSTRY 1140 or CHEMSTRY 1450
Chemistry 5 5-8 CHEMSTRY 1140 and CHEMSTRY 1240 or CHEMSTRY 1450

Computer Science

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Computer Science Principles: What You Need to Know 3 3 COMPUTER 1130
Computer Science A 3,4,5 3 COMPUTER 1430
Computer Science AB 3,4,5 3 COMPUTER 1430
C++-based A or AB 3 3 COMPUTER 1430
Pascal-based A or AB 3 3 COMPUTER 1130

Economics

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Macroeconomics 3,4,5 3 ECONOMIC 2130
Microeconomics 3,4,5 3 ECONOMIC 2230

English

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
English Language and Composition 3,4 3 ENGLISH 1130
English Language and Composition 5 6 ENGLISH 1130, ENGLISH 1230
Literature and Composition 3 3 ENGLISH 1330
Literature and Composition 4,5 6 ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1330

Environmental Science

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Environmental Science 3,4,5 3 GEOGRPHY 3330

Chinese

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Chinese Language and Culture1 3,4,5 6
1

General Education - meets Foreign Language requirement and 3 credits toward Humanities

French

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
French Language 3 8 FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140
French Language 4 12 FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040
French Language 5 16 FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040, FRENCH 2140
French Literature 4 8 FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140
French Literature 4 12 FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040
French Literature 5 16 FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040, FRENCH 2140

German

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
German Language 3 8 GERMAN 1240, GERMAN 1340
German Language 4 12 GERMAN 1240, GERMAN 1340, GERMAN 2240
German Language 5 16 GERMAN 1240, GERMAN 1340, GERMAN 2240, GERMAN 2340

Italian

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Italian Language and Culture1 3,4,5 3
1

General Education - Humanities

Japanese

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Japanese Language and Culture1 3,4,5 6
1

General Education - meets Foreign Language requirement and 3 credits toward Humanities

Latin

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Latin (Vergil) and (Catullus-Horace)1 3,4,5 3
1

General Education - Humanities

Spanish

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Spanish Language 3 8 SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940
Spanish Language 4 12 SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840
Spanish Language 5 16 SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840, SPANISH 2940
Spanish Literature 3 8 SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940
Spanish Literature 4 12 SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840
Spanish Literature 5 16 SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840, SPANISH 2940

Geography

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Human Geography 3,4,5 3 GEOGRPHY 1230

History

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
American History 3,4,5 6 HISTORY 1330, HISTORY 1430
European History 3,4,5 3 HISTORY 1020
World History 3,4,5 6 HISTORY 1010, HISTORY 1020

Mathematics

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Calculus AB 3 3 MATH 2630
Calculus AB 4,5 4 MATH 2640
Calculus BC1 0,1,2 3 MATH 2630
Calculus BC2 0,1,2 4 MATH 2640
Calculus BC 3 4 MATH 2640
Calculus BC 4,5 8 MATH 2640, MATH 2740
Statistics 3,4,5 3 MATH 1830
1

Must have earned a score of 3 on Calc AB subtest

2

Must have earned a score of 4 or 5 on Calc AB subtest

Music

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Music Theory 3,4,5 3 MUSIC 1730
Music Listening and Literature 3,4,5 3 See Music Department

Physics

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Physics 1 3,4,5 5 PHYSICS 1350
Physics 2 3,4,5 5 PHYSICS 1450
Physics C: Mechanics 3,4,5 4 PHYSICS 2240
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3,4,5 4 PHYSICS 2340

Political Science

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
American Government and Politics 3,4,5 3 POLISCI 1230
Comparative Government and Politics 3,4,5 3 POLISCI 2430

Psychology

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Psychology 3,4,5 3 PSYCHLGY 1130

College Level Examination Programs (CLEP)

The CLEP subject examinations and scores necessary for credit are listed below.

Composition and Literature

Category ACE Credits Course No.
American Literature 50 6 ENGLISH 2430, ENGLISH 2530
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 6 ENGLISH 1330, ENGLISH 3990
College Composition 50 6 ENGLISH 1130, ENGLISH 1230
English Literature 50 6 ENGLISH 2130, ENGLISH 2530
Humanities1 50 6 ENGLISH 1330, ENGLISH 3990
1

General exam: Must be taken prior to earning 15 credits

Foreign Languages

Category ACE Credits Course No.
French-College Level 1 50 4 FRENCH 1040
French-College Level 2 59 12 FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040, FRENCH 2140
German-College Level 1 50 4 GERMAN 1240
German-College Level 2 60 12 GERMAN 1340, GERMAN 2240, GERMAN 2340
Spanish-College Level 1 50 4 SPANISH 1840
Spanish-College Level 2 63 12 SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840, SPANISH 2940

Social Science and History

Category ACE Credits Course No.
American Government 50 3 POLISCI 1230
Hist of U.S. I: Early Colonizations to 1877 50 3 HISTORY 1330
Hist of U.S. II: 1865 to the Present 50 3 HISTORY 1430
Human Growth and Development 50 3 TEACHING 2130
Macroeconomics, Principles of 50 3 ECONOMIC 2130
Microeconomics, Principles of 50 3 ECONOMIC 2230
Psychology, Introductory 50 3 PSYCHLGY 1130
Sociology, Introductory 50 3 SOCIOLGY 1030
Western Civ I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 3 HISTORY 1010
Western Civ II: 1648 to Present 50 3 HISTORY 1020

Science and Mathematics

Category ACE Credits Course No.
Biology, General 50 5 BIOLOGY 1150
Precalculus 50 3 MATH 2530

Business

Category ACE Credits Course No.
Financial Accounting 50 3 ACCTING 2010
Business Law, Introductory 50 3 BUSADMIN 3130
Management, Principles of 50 3 BUSADMIN 2330
Marketing, Principles of 50 3 BUSADMIN 2630

International Baccalaureate examinations

IB Examination Score Credit Course No.
Art/Design (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 See Department See Department
Art/Design (SL) 4, 5, 6, 7 See Department See Department
Business and Organization (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 3 BUSADMIN 1000 (Elective)
Chemistry (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 8 CHEMSTRY 1140, CHEMSTRY 1240
Computer Science (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 3 COMPUTER 1830
Computer Science (SL) 4, 5, 6, 7 3 COMPUTER 1130
Economics (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 6 ECONOMIC 2130, ECONOMIC 2230
English (HL) 4 3 ENGLISH 1000 (Literature Elective)
English (HL) 5, 6, 7 6 ENGLISH 1000 (Literature Elective)
French (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 8 FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140
French (SL) 5, 6, 7 4 FRENCH 1040
Geography (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 3 GEOGRPHY 1330
German (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 8 GERMAN 1240, GERMAN 1340
German (SL) 5, 6, 7 4 GERMAN 1240
History (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 3 HISTORY 1020
History (SL) 5, 6, 7 3 HISTORY 1010
Latin (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 4 Elective Credit
Latin (SL) 5, 6, 7 3 Elective Credit
Mathematics (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 4 MATH 2640
Music (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 See Department See Department
Music (SL) 4, 5, 6, 7 See Department See Department
Philosphy (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 3 PHLSPHY 1130
Physics (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 10 PHYSICS 1350, PHYSICS 1450
Psychology (SL) 4, 5, 6, 7 3 PSYCHLGY 1130
Spanish (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 8 SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940
Spanish (SL) 5, 6, 7 4 SPANISH 1840
Theatre Arts (SL) 4, 5, 6, 7 See Department See Department
Full Diploma 28 or higher 3 Elective credit

Departmental Test-Outs and Waivers

UW-Platteville offers numerous internally developed assessment methods for awarding credit. Department examinations or test-outs, and department waivers are the most common forms of establishing proficiency. While students may attempt to test out of many introductory courses, they should remember that test-outs are not offered for every course, or by every department.

Students having extensive training or significant practical experience may apply to the appropriate department chair for permission to begin the test-out process. Individual departments administer and begin the test-out process, evaluate tests for credit in a variety of ways and may charge for the evaluation. The following guidelines have been established regarding departmental evaluations:

  1. Only students enrolled at UW-Platteville may participate in departmental test-out examinations.
  2. Credit for such examinations with the appropriate departmental approval shall be entered on the student’s permanent scholastic record.
  3. Credit examinations, once failed, may not be repeated.
  4. No student may take a credit examination in a course which is a prerequisite, stated or implied, for an advanced course in the same subject for which credit has already been earned.
  5. The maximum credit which may be earned by examination in any one field is determined by the academic department in which the test-out was taken.
  6. A fee may be charged for administering examinations to students wishing to receive credit by examination. The fee may vary by program area and by student status (full time or part-time).