Credits By Examination or Review

Some students may be eligible to receive college credits based on their Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Programs (CLEP) scores; still others may choose to take 'test-outs' developed by individual departments on the UWP campus. In addition, most veterans are eligible to receive some advanced credit for their service.

Since many of the credits awarded by examination or review count toward the general education requirements, you should read both this chapter and the general education chapter of the catalog thoroughly before registering for courses.

Advanced Placement (AP) 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 the UW-Platteville Office of Admission and Enrollment Management. 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 and have developed the following advanced placement course protocol.

Advanced Placement and Credit (Revised: January 1, 2005)

AP Examination Score UWP
Credit
Course No. UWP Course Name Comments
ART
History of Art3,4,53ART 2430Art Survey 
Drawing Portfolio3,4,54ART 1010
ART 2010
Basic Drawing I
Basid Draw IV: Intermed
 
2-D Design Portfolio3,4,52ART 1420Basic Design I: 2-D 
3-D Design Portfolio3,4,52ART 1520Basic Design II: 3-D 
BIOLOGY
Biology33BIOLOGY 1150General Biology 
Biology44BIOLOGY 1150General Biology 
Biology55BIOLOGY 1150General Biology 
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry3,4,58CHEMISTRY 1140
CHEMISTRY 1240
General Chemistry 
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science AB3,4,53COMPUTER 1430Computer Science 
Computer Science A3,4,53COMPUTER 1430Computer Science 
Pascal-based A or AB33COMPUTER 1130Intro. to Programming 
C++-based A or AB33COMPUTER 1430Programming in C++ 
ECONOMICS
Macroeconomics3,4,53ECONOMICS 2130Macroeconomics 
Microeconomics3,4,53ECONOMICS 2230Microeconomics 
ENGLISH
English Language & Comp.3,43ENGLISH 1130Freshman Composition 
English Language & Comp.56ENGLISH 1130
ENGLISH 1230
Freshman Composition 
Literature & Composition33ENGLISH 1330Intro. to Literature 
Literature & Composition4,5   *Consult with English Department Chair. Upon consultation more credits may be awarded.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Environmental Science3,4,53GEOGRAPHY 3330Environmental Conservation 
FRENCH
French Language38FRENCH 1040
FRENCH 1140
Elementary French 
French Language412FRENCH 1040
FRENCH 1140
FRENCH 2040
Elementary French
Elementary French
Intermediate French
 
French Language516FRENCH 1040
FRENCH 1140
FRENCH 2040
FRENCH 2140
Elementary French
Elementary French
Intermediate French
Intermediate French
 
French Literature48FRENCH 1040
FRENCH 1140
Elementary French 
French Literature412FRENCH 1040
FRENCH 1140
FRENCH 2040
Elementary French
Elementary French
Intermediate French
 
French Literature516FRENCH 1040
FRENCH 1140
FRENCH 2040
FRENCH 2140
Elementary French
Elementary French
Intermediate French
Intermediate French
 
GERMAN
German Language38GERMAN 1240
GERMAN 1340
Elementary German 
German Language412GERMAN 1240
GERMAN 1340
GERMAN 2240
Elementary German
Elementary German
Intermediate German
 
German Language516GERMAN 1240
GERMAN 1340
GERMAN 2240
GERMAN 2340
Elementary German
Elementary German
Intermediate German
Intermediate German
 
LATIN
Latin (Vergil) & (Catullus-Horace)3,4,53 General Education - Humanities 
SPANISH
Spanish Language38SPANISH 1840
SPANISH 1940
Elementary Spanish 
Spanish Language412SPANISH 1840
SPANISH 1940
SPANISH 2840
Elementary Spanish
Elementary Spanish
Intermediate Spanish
 
Spanish Language516SPANISH 1840
SPANISH 1940
SPANISH 2840
SPANISH 2940
Elementary Spanish
Elementary Spanish
Intermediate Spanish
Intermediate Spanish
 
Spanish Literature38SPANISH 1840
SPANISH 1940
Elementary Spanish 
Spanish Literature412SPANISH 1840
SPANISH 1940
SPANISH 2840
Elementary Spanish
Elementary Spanish
Intermediate Spanish
 
Spanish Literature516SPANISH 1840
SPANISH 1940
SPANISH 2840
SPANISH 2940
Elementary Spanish
Elementary Spanish
Intermediate Spanish
Intermediate Spanish
 
GEOGRAPHY
Human Geography3,4,53GEOGRAPHY 1230Survey of Cultural Geography 
HISTORY
American History3,4,56HISTORY 1330

HISTORY 1430
History of the U.S., 1492-1877
History of the U.S. Since 1877
 
European History3,4,53HISTORY 1020World Civilization II 
World History3,4,56HISTORY 1010
HISTORY 1020
World Civilization I
World Civilization II
 
MATHEMATICS
Calculus AB33MATH 2630Calculus w/ Applications 
Calculus AB4,54MATH 2640Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 
Calculus BC0,1,23MATH 2630Calculus w/ ApplicationsMust have earned a score of 3 on Calc AB subtest.
Calculus BC0,1,24MATH 2640Calculus and Analytic Geometry IMust have earned a score of 4 or 5 on Calc AB subtest.
Calculus BC34MATH 2640Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 
Calculus BC4,58MATH 2640
MATH 2740
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
 
Statistics3,4,53MATH 1830Elementary Statistics 
MUSIC
Music Theory3,4,53MUSIC 1730Theory and Musicianship with Computers 
Music Listening & Literature3,4,53MUSIC 2030Intro. to Music History & Literature 
PHYSICS
Physics B3,4,58PHYSICS 1140
PHYSICS 1240
Introductory Physics 
Physics C: Mechanics3,4,53PHYSICS 2530General Physics I 
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism3,4,54PHYSICS 2640General Physics II 
POLITICAL SCIENCE
American Government & Politics3,4,53POLISCI 1230Intro. to American Government 
Comparative Government & Politics3,4,53POLISCI 2430Comparative Politics 
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology3,4,53PSYCHLGY 1130General Psychology 

College Level Examination Programs (CLEP)

The CLEP subject examinations and scores necessary for credit are listed below. More detailed information on individual tests may be obtained from the Registrar's Office.

CATEGORYACECRSUWP#UWP COURSE NAMECREDITS
COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE
American Literature5062430American Literature through the Civil War3
   2530American Literature since the Civil War3
Analyzing and Interpreting Lit506   
Composition, Freshman College5061130Freshman Composition3
   1230Freshman Composition3
English Comp w/wo Essay506   
English Literature5062130Engl. Lit: Beginnings thru Commonwealth3
   2230Engl. Lit: Restoration thru Romantic Age3
Humanities506   
FOREIGN LANGUAGES
French-College Level 1 (2 sem)5061040Elementary French4
French-College Level 2 (4 sem)52121140Elementary French4
   2040Intermediate French4
   2140Intermediate French4
German-College Level 1 (2 sem)5061240Elementary German4
German-College Level 2 (4 sem)63121340Elementary German4
   2240Intermediate German4
   2340Intermediate German4
Spanish-College Level 1 (2 sem)5061840Elementary Spanish4
Spanish-College Level 2 (4 sem)54121940Elementary Spanish4
   2840Intermediate Spanish4
   2940Intermediate Spanish4
SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HISTORY
American Government5031230Introduction to American Government3
Educational Psychology, Introduction to503   
Hist of US I: Early Colonizations to 18775031330History of US, 1492-18773
Hist of US II: 1865 to the Present5031430History of US, 1865 to Present3
Human Growth and Development5032130Human Growth and Development2
Macroeconomics, Principles of5032130Principles of Macroeconomics3
Microeconomics, Principles of5032230Principles of Microeconomics3
Psychology, Introductory5031130General Psychology3
Social Sciences and History506   
Sociology, Introductory5031030Principles of Sociology3
Western Civ I: Ancient Near East to 16485031010World Civilization I3
Western Civ II: 1648 to Present5031020World Civilization II3
SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
Algebra, College5031530College Algebra3
Algebra, Trigonometry, College5032530Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry3
Biology, General5061150General Biology5
Calculus with Elementary Functions503   
Mathematics, College506   
Natural Sciences506   
Chemistry, General506   
Trigonometry503   
BUSINESS
Accounting, Principles of5062010Elementary Accounting3
Business Law, Introductory5033130Legal Environment of Business3
Info. Systems & Computer Applications503   
Management, Principles of5032330Leadership and Management3
Marketing, Principles of5032630Introduction to Marketing3

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 in 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).

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 which 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. Additional information is available from the Veterans Affairs coordinator in the Registrar's Office.