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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).

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Information pertaining to the transfer of AP credits to UW-Platteville can be viewed by clicking the link for the content area below:

Art | Bilogy | Chemistry | Computer Science | Economics | English | Environmental Science | French | German | Italian | Latin | Spanish | Chinese | Japanese | Geography | History | Mathematics | Music | Physics | Political Science | Psychology

Information pertailing to College Level Examination Programs, click on the appropriate link below:

Composition and Literature | Foreign Languages | Social Science and History | Science and Mathematics | Business

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 and have developed the following advanced placement course protocols.

Art

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
History of Art 3,4,5 3 ART 2430 Art Survey
Drawing Portfolio 3,4,5 4 ART 1010, ART 2010 Basic Drawing 1, Basic Drawing 4:Intermediate
2-D Design Portfolio 3,4,5 2 ART 1420 Basic Design 1: 2-D
3-D Design Portfolio 3,4,5 2 ART 1520 Basic Design 2: 3-D

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Biology

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Biology 3 3 BIOLOGY 1150 General Biology
Biology 4 4 BIOLOGY 1150 General Biology
Biology 5 5 BIOLOGY 1150 General Biology

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Chemistry

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Chemistry 3 5 CHEMISTRY 1050 General Chemistry
Chemistry 4 4-5 CHEMISTRY 1140 or CHEMISTRY 1450 General Chemistry or Chemistry for Engineers
Chemistry 5 5-8 CHEMISTRY 1140 and CHEMISTRY 1240 or CHEMISTRY 1450 General Chemistry or Chemistry for Engineers

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Computer Science

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Computer Science AB 3,4,5 3 COMPUTER 1430 Programming in C++
Computer Science A 3,4,5 3 COMPUTER 1430 Programming in C++
PASCAL-based A or AB 3 3 COMPUTER 1130 Intro to Programming
C++-based A or AB 3 3 COMPUTER 1430 Programming in C++

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Economics

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Macroeconomics 3,4,5 3 ECONOMICS 2130 Macroeconomics
Microeconomics 3,4,5 3 ECONOMICS 2230 Microeconomics

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English

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
English Language and Composition 3,4 3 ENGLISH 1130 Freshman Composition
English Language and Composition 5 6 ENGLISH 1130, ENGLISH 1230 Freshman Composition
Literature and Composition 3 3 ENGLISH 1330 Introduction to Literature
Literature and Composition 4,5 6 ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1330 Freshman Composition and Introduction to Literature

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Environmental Science

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Environmental Science 3,4,5 3 GEOGRAPHY 3330 Environmental Science

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French

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
French Language 3 8 FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140 Elementary French
French Language 4 12 FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040 Elementary French, Elementary French, Intermediate French
French Language 5 16 FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040, FRENCH 2140 Elementary French, Elementary French, Intermediate French, Intermediate French
French Literature 4 8 FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140 Elementary French
French Literature 4 12 FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040 Elementary French, Elementary French, Intermediate French
French Literature 5 16 FRENCH 1040, FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040, FRENCH 2140 Elementary French, Elementary French, Intermediate French, Intermediate French

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German

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
German Language 3 8 GERMAN 1240, GERMAN 1340 Elementary German
German Language 4 12 GERMAN 1240, GERMAN 1340, GERMAN 2240 Elementary German, Elementary German, Intermediate German
German Language 5 16 GERMAN 1240, GERMAN 1340, GERMAN 2240, GERMAN 2340 Elementary German, Elementary German, Intermediate German, Intermediate German

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Italian

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Italian Language and Culture 3,4,5 3   General Education - Humanities

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Latin

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Latin (Vergil) and (Catullus-Horace) 3,4,5 3   General Education - Humanities

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Spanish

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Spanish Language 3 8 SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940 Elementary Spanish
Spanish Language 4 12 SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840 Elementary Spanish, Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish
Spanish Language 5 16 SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840, SPANISH 2940 Elementary Spanish, Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Intermediate Spanish
Spanish Literature 3 8 SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940 Elementary Spanish
Spanish Literature 4 12 SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840 Elementary Spanish, Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish
Spanish Literature 5 16 SPANISH 1840, SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840, SPANISH 2940 Elementary Spanish, Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Intermediate Spanish

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Chinese

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Chinese Language and Culture 3,4,5 6   General Education - Meets foreign language requirement and 3 credits towards humanities

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Japanese

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Japanese Language and Culture 3,4,5 6   General Education - Meets foreign language requirement and 3 credits towards humanities

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Geography

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Human Geography 3,4,5 3 GEOGRAPHY 1230 Survey of Cultural Geology

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History

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
American History 3,4,5 6 HISTORY 1330, HISTORY 1430 History of the U.S. to 1877, History of the U.S. since 1877
European History 3,4,5 3 HISTORY 1020 World Civilization 2
World History 3,4,5 6 HISTORY 1010, HISTORY 1020 World Civilization 1, World Civilization 2

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Mathematics

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Calculus AB 3 3 MATH 2630 Calculus w/Applications
Calculus AB 4,5 4 MATH 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1
Calculus BC 0,1,2 3 MATH 2630 Calculus w/Applications Note: Must have earned a score of 3 on Calc AB subtest.
Calculus BC 0,1,2 4 MATH 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1 Note: Must have earned a score of 4 or 5 on Calc AB subtest.
Calculus BC 3 4 MATH 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1 
Calculus BC 3 4 MATH 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1
Calculus BC 4,5 8 MATH 2640, MATH 2740 Elementary Statistics

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Music

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Music Theory 3,4,5 3 MUSIC 1730 Theory and Musicianship with Computers
Music Listening and Literature 3,4,5 3 MUSIC 2030 Introduction to Music History and Literature

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Physics

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Physics 1 3,4,5 5 PHYSICS 1350 Introductory Physics I
Physics 2 3,4,5 5 PHYSICS 1450 Introductory Physics II
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3,4,5 4 PHYSICS 2340 General Physics 2

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Political Science

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
American Government and Politics 3,4,5 3 POLISCI 1230 Introduction to American Government
Comparative Government and Politics 3,4,5 3 POLISCI 2430 Comparative Politics

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Psychology

AP Examination Score Credits Course Number Course Name
Psychology 3,4,5 3 PSYCHLGY 1130 General Psychology

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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 ACES office.

 

Composition and Literature

AP Examination ACE Credits Course Number Course Name
American Literature 50 6 ENGLISH 2430, ENGLISH 2530 American Literature through the Civil War, American Literature since the Civil War
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 6 ENGLISH 1330, ENGLISH 3990 Introduction to Literature, Special Topics: Literature
College Composition Modular 50 6 ENGLISH 1130, ENGLISH 1230 Freshman Composition 1, Freshman Composition 2
English Literature 50 6 ENGLISH 2130, ENGLISH 2230 English Literature: Beg thru Commonwealth, English Literature: Rest thru Romantic Age
Humanities 50 6 ENGLISH 1330, ENGLISH 3990 Introduction to Literature, Special Topics: Writing or Literature Note: General exam must be taken prior to earning 15 credits.

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Foreign Languages

AP Examination ACE Credits Course Number Course Name
French-College Level 1 50 4 FRENCH 1040 Elementary French I
French-College Level 2 59 12 FRENCH 1140, FRENCH 2040, FRENCH 2140 Elementary French II, Intermediate French I, Intermediate French II
German-College Level 1 50 4 GERMAN 1240 Elementary German I
German-College Level 2 60 12 GERMAN 1340, GERMAN 2240, GERMAN 2340 Elementary German II, Intermediate German I, Intermediate German II
Spanish-College Level 1 50 4 SPANISH 1840 Elementary Spanish I
Spanish-College Level 2 63 12 SPANISH 1940, SPANISH 2840, SPANISH 2940 Elementary Spanish II, Intermediate Spanish I, Intermediate Spanish II

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Social Science and History

AP Examination ACE Credits Course Number Course Name
American Government 50 3 POLISCI 1230 Introduction to American Government
Hist of US I: Early Colonizations to 1877 50 3 HISTORY 1330 History of US, 1492-1877
Hist of US II: 1865 to the Present 50 3 HISTORY 1430 History of US, 1865 to Present
Human Growth and Development 50 3 TEACHING 2130 Human Growth and Development
Macroeconomics, Principles of 50 3 ECONOMIC 2130 Principles of Macroeconomics
Microeconomics, Principles of 50 3 ECONOMIC 2230 Principles of Microeconomics
Psychology, Introductory 50 3 PSYCHLGY 1130 General Psychology
Sociology, Introductory 50 3 SOCIOLGY 1030 Principles of Sociology
Western Civ I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 3 HISTORY 1010 World Civilization I
Western Civ II: 1648 to Present 50 3 HISTORY 1020 World Civilization II

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Science and Mathematics

AP Examination ACE Credits Course Number Course Name
Biology, General 50 5 BIOLOGY 1150 General Biology
Precalculus 50 3 MATH 2530 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

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Business

AP Examination ACE Credits Course Number Course Name
Accounting, Principles of 50 3 ACCTING 2010 Elementary Accounting
Business Law, Introductory 50 3 BUSADMIN 3130 Legal Environment of Business
Management, Principles of 50 3 BUSADMIN 2330 Leadership and Management
Marketing, Principles of 50 3 BUSADMIN 2630 Introduction to Marketing

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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 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.

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