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 Art3,4,53ART 2430
Drawing Portfolio3,4,54ART 1010
2-D Design Portfolio3,4,52ART 1420
3-D Design Portfolio3,4,52ART 1520

Biology

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Biology33BIOLOGY 1150
Biology44BIOLOGY 1150
Biology55BIOLOGY 1150

Chemistry

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Chemistry35CHEMSTRY 1050
Chemistry44-5CHEMSTRY 1140 or CHEMSTRY 1450
Chemistry55-8CHEMSTRY 1140 and CHEMSTRY 1240 or CHEMSTRY 1450

Computer Science

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Computer Science Principles: What You Need to Know33COMPUTER 1130
Computer Science A3,4,53COMPUTER 1430
Computer Science AB3,4,53COMPUTER 1430
C++-based A or AB33COMPUTER 1430
Pascal-based A or AB33COMPUTER 1130

Economics

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Macroeconomics3,4,53ECONOMIC 2130
Microeconomics3,4,53ECONOMIC 2230

English

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
English Language and Composition3,43ENGLISH 1130
English Language and Composition56ENGLISH 1130, ENGLISH 1230
Literature and Composition33ENGLISH 1330
Literature and Composition4,56ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1330

Environmental Science

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Environmental Science3,4,53GEOGRPHY 3330

Chinese

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Chinese Language and Culture13,4,56
1

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

French

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
French Language38FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140
French Language412FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040
French Language516FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040, FRENCH 2140
French Literature48FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140
French Literature412FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040
French Literature516FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040, FRENCH 2140

German

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
German Language38GERMAN 1240, GERMAN 1340
German Language412GERMAN 1240, GERMAN 1340, GERMAN 2240
German Language516GERMAN 1240, GERMAN 1340, GERMAN 2240, GERMAN 2340

Italian

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Italian Language and Culture13,4,53
1

General Education - Humanities

Japanese

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Japanese Language and Culture13,4,56
1

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

Latin

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Latin (Vergil) and (Catullus-Horace)13,4,53
1

General Education - Humanities

Spanish

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Spanish Language38SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940
Spanish Language412SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840
Spanish Language516SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840, SPANISH 2940
Spanish Literature38SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940
Spanish Literature412SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840
Spanish Literature516SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840, SPANISH 2940

Geography

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Human Geography3,4,53GEOGRPHY 1230

History

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
American History3,4,56HISTORY 1330, HISTORY 1430
European History3,4,53HISTORY 1020
World History3,4,56HISTORY 1010, HISTORY 1020

Mathematics

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Calculus AB33MATH 2630
Calculus AB4,54MATH 2640
Calculus BC10,1,23MATH 2630
Calculus BC20,1,24MATH 2640
Calculus BC34MATH 2640
Calculus BC4,58MATH 2640, MATH 2740
Statistics3,4,53MATH 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 Theory3,4,53MUSIC 1730
Music Listening and Literature3,4,53See Music Department

Physics

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Physics 13,4,55PHYSICS 1350
Physics 23,4,55PHYSICS 1450
Physics C: Mechanics3,4,54PHYSICS 2240
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism3,4,54PHYSICS 2340

Political Science

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
American Government and Politics3,4,53POLISCI 1230
Comparative Government and Politics3,4,53POLISCI 2430

Psychology

AP Examination Score Credit Course No.
Psychology3,4,53PSYCHLGY 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 Literature506ENGLISH 2430, ENGLISH 2530
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature506ENGLISH 1330, ENGLISH 3990
College Composition506ENGLISH 1130, ENGLISH 1230
English Literature506ENGLISH 2130, ENGLISH 2530
Humanities1506ENGLISH 1330, ENGLISH 3990
1

General exam: Must be taken prior to earning 15 credits

Foreign Languages

Category ACE Credits Course No.
French-College Level 1504FRENCH 1040
French-College Level 25912FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040, FRENCH 2140
German-College Level 1504GERMAN 1240
German-College Level 26012GERMAN 1340, GERMAN 2240, GERMAN 2340
Spanish-College Level 1504SPANISH 1840
Spanish-College Level 26312SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840, SPANISH 2940

Social Science and History

Category ACE Credits Course No.
American Government503POLISCI 1230
Hist of U.S. I: Early Colonizations to 1877503HISTORY 1330
Hist of U.S. II: 1865 to the Present503HISTORY 1430
Human Growth and Development503TEACHING 2130
Macroeconomics, Principles of503ECONOMIC 2130
Microeconomics, Principles of503ECONOMIC 2230
Psychology, Introductory503PSYCHLGY 1130
Sociology, Introductory503SOCIOLGY 1030
Western Civ I: Ancient Near East to 1648503HISTORY 1010
Western Civ II: 1648 to Present503HISTORY 1020

Science and Mathematics

Category ACE Credits Course No.
Biology, General505BIOLOGY 1150
Precalculus503MATH 2530

Business

Category ACE Credits Course No.
Financial Accounting503ACCTING 2010
Business Law, Introductory503BUSADMIN 3130
Management, Principles of503BUSADMIN 2330
Marketing, Principles of503BUSADMIN 2630

International Baccalaureate examinations

IB Examination Score Credit Course No.
Art/Design (HL)4, 5, 6, 7See DepartmentSee Department
Art/Design (SL)4, 5, 6, 7See DepartmentSee Department
Business and Organization (HL)4, 5, 6, 73BUSADMIN 1000 (Elective)
Chemistry (HL)4, 5, 6, 78CHEMSTRY 1140, CHEMSTRY 1240
Computer Science (HL)4, 5, 6, 73COMPUTER 1830
Computer Science (SL)4, 5, 6, 73COMPUTER 1130
Economics (HL)4, 5, 6, 76ECONOMIC 2130, ECONOMIC 2230
English (HL)43ENGLISH 1000 (Literature Elective)
English (HL)5, 6, 76ENGLISH 1000 (Literature Elective)
French (HL)4, 5, 6, 78FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140
French (SL)5, 6, 74FRENCH 1040
Geography (HL)4, 5, 6, 73GEOGRPHY 1330
German (HL)4, 5, 6, 78GERMAN 1240, GERMAN 1340
German (SL)5, 6, 74GERMAN 1240
History (HL)4, 5, 6, 73HISTORY 1020
History (SL)5, 6, 73HISTORY 1010
Latin (HL)4, 5, 6, 74Elective Credit
Latin (SL)5, 6, 73Elective Credit
Mathematics (HL)4, 5, 6, 74MATH 2640
Music (HL)4, 5, 6, 7See DepartmentSee Department
Music (SL)4, 5, 6, 7See DepartmentSee Department
Philosphy (HL4, 5, 6, 73PHLSPHY 1130
Physics (HL)4, 5, 6, 710PHYSICS 1350, PHYSICS 1450
Psychology (SL)4, 5, 6, 73PSYCHLGY 1130
Spanish (HL)4, 5, 6, 78SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940
Spanish (SL)5, 6, 74SPANISH 1840
Theatre Arts (SL)4, 5, 6, 7See DepartmentSee Department
Full Diploma28 or higher3Elective 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).