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Credit by Examination

Palm Beach State College follows the guidelines set by the Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC) in Florida State Board Rule 6A-10.024(7) for awarding credits to students who have participated in accelerated credit-by-exam mechanism programs.  Credit for all exams is awarded based on the recommendation of the State of Florida Articulation Coordinating Committee as listed on the chart found at https://www.flrules.org/.  

General Guidelines

  • Scores must be submitted on an official score report from the organization administering the examination.
  • Students may earn a maximum of 45 credits through a combination of accelerated mechanisms.
  • Duplicate credit cannot be awarded.
  • Courses cannot be used for grade forgiveness purposes if student did not previously pass the course.
  • The grade of “S” is given for each course, and will not calculate into student’s GPA.

To receive credit for satisfactory scores on a nationally standardized exam, students must:

  • Apply to and be admitted to Palm Beach State College
  • Have official exam scores mailed directly to the College Registrar’s Office at 4200 Congress Avenue, MS#07, Lake Worth, FL  33461 or via email to transcriptevaluation@palmbeachstate.edu

If all requirements are met, the test information will be recorded on the student’s transcript.  Palm Beach State awards credit for passing scores on the following standardized exams.

To request official test scores and for more information on AICE, go to http://www.cie.org.uk/usa/.

EXAM

PASSING SCORE OF
"A", "B", "C", "D", "E"
(Grades are not based on the American "A"-"F" grading scale)

CREDITS
Accounting  AS Level ACG2022 4
A Level ACG2022 and ACG2071 7
Applied ICT-Information, Communication Technology
 
AS Level
CGS1100 3
A Level
CGS1100 and AAELECT 6
Art and Design  AS Level AAELECT 3
A Level AAELECT 6
Biology  AS Level BSC1005 and BSC1005L 4
A Level BSC1010, BSC1010L and SCIELECT 7
Business Studies  AS Level GEB1011 3
A Level GEB1011 and AAELECT 6
Chemistry  AS Level CHM1032 and CHM1032L 4
A Level CHM1032, CHM1032L, CHM1045 and CHM1045L 8
Classical Studies AS Level HUMELECT 3
Computing  AS Level AAELECT 3
A Level AAELECT 6
Design and Technology  AS Level AAELECT 3
A Level AAELECT 6
Economics   AS Level AAELECT 3
A Level ECO2013 and ECO2023 6

English
(English Language or Language & Literature in English)

AS Level

ENC1101

3
English
A Level ENC1101 and ENC1102
     or
ENC1101 and LIT1000
6
English  – Literature in English  AS Level ENC1101 or ENC1102 3
A Level

ENC1101 and ENC1102
     or
ENC1102 and LITELECT

 6
Environmental Management  AS Level

EVR1001

3
French Language   AS Level

FLELECT

4
A Level

FLELECT and FLELECT2

8
French Literature AS Level

LITELECT

3
Further Mathematics  A Level

MAC2311 and MAC2312
      or
MAC2311 and STA2023

6
General Paper
 -----

AAELECT

3
Geography  AS Level

GEA1000

3
A Level

SOCSI and AAELECT  

6
German Language AS Level

FLELECT

4
A Level

FLELECT and FLELECT2

8
Global Perspectives I AS Level

SOCSCI

3

Global Perspectives Pre-U Independents Research II

A Level

SOCSCI

6

History – The History of the USA, c. 1840-1968
(Exam discontinued in 2014)

-----

POLSCI 

3

History – Modern European History, c. 1789-1939
(Exam discontinued in 2014)

-----

AAELECT

3

History – International History, c. 1945-1991
(Exam discontinued in 2014)

-----

AAELECT

3

History, US History, c. 1840-1941

AS Level

POLSCI

3
History, US History, c. 1840-1990
A Level AMH2020 and POLSCI 6
History, European History, c.1789-1917 AS Level AAELECT 3
History, European History, c. 1789-1941 A Level AAELECT 6
History, International Relations/History, c. 1871-1945 AS Level AAELECT 3
History, International Relations/History, c. 1871-1991 A Level AAELECT 6

Latin

AS Level

FLELECT

4

Marine Science

 
AS Level

OCE1001

3
A Level

OCE1001 and SCIELECT

6
Mathematics  AS Level

MAC1140 and MAC1114
      or
MAC1147

6-8
A Level

MAC2311 and MATELECT

7

Media Studies

 
AS Level

AAELECT

3
A Level

AAELECT

6
Music  AS Level

HUMELECT

3
A Level

HUMELECT 

6
Physics  AS Level

SCIELECT

4
A Level

PHY2053, PHY2048L, PHY2054 and PHY2049L

10
Psychology  AS Level

PSY2012

3
A Level

PSY2012 and AAELECT

6
Sociology  AS Level

SYG2000

3
A Level

SYG2000

3
Spanish Language  AS Level

SPN2200

4
A Level

SPN2200 and SPN2201

8
Spanish Literature AS Level

LITELECT

3
Thinking Skills  AS Level

AAELECT

3
A Level

PHI1010 and AAELECT

6
Travel and Tourism  AS Level

HFT1000

3
A Level

HFT1000 and HFT1313

6

 

 

To request official test scores and for more information on AP, go to https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/score-reporting.

EXAM SCORE COURSE ID CREDITS
Art History


3 ARH1000 3
4 ARH2050 and ARH2051 6
5 ARH2050 and ARH2051 6
Biology


3 BSC1005 and BSC1005L 4
4 BSC1010 and BSC1010L 4
5

BSC1010, BSC1010L, BSC1011 and

BSC1011L
8
Calculus AB   3 MAC2311 4
4 MAC2311 4
5 MAC2311 4
Capstone Research
3 AAELECT 3
4 AAELECT 3
5 AAELECT 3
Capstone Seminar
3 AAELECT 3
4 AAELECT 3
5 AAELECT 3
Chemistry   3 CHM1020 and CHM1020L 4
4 CHM1045 and CHM1045L 4
5 CHM1045, CHM 1045L, CHM1046 and CHM1046L
8
Chinese Language and Culture   3 FLELECT 4
4 FLELECT and FLELECT2
8
5 FLELECT and FLELECT2
8
Computer Science A
(Exam discontinued 2009)
 
3 AAELECT 3
4 AAELECT 3
5 AAELECT 3
Computer Science AB 
(Exam discontinued 2009)
3 AAELECT 3
4 AAELECT 3
5 AAELECT 3
Economics: Macro   3 ECO2013 3
4 ECO2013 3
5 ECO2013 3
Economics: Micro   3 ECO2023 3
4 ECO2023 3
5 ECO2023 3
English Language and Composition   3 ENC1101 3
4 ENC1101 and ENC1102 6
5 ENC1101 and ENC1102 6
English Literature and Composition   3 ENC1101 or LITELECT 3
4

ENC1101 and ENC1102
     or
ENC1101 and LITELECT

6
5

ENC1101 and ENC1102
     or
ENC1101 and LITELECT

6
Environmental Science   3 SCIELECT 3
4 SCIELECT 3
5 SCIELECT 3
European History 3 AAELECT 3
4 AAELECT 6
5 AAELECT 6
French Language and Culture 
3 FLELECT 4
4 FLELECT and FLELECT2
8
5 FLELECT and FLELECT2
8
French Literature
3 LITELECT 3
4 LITELECT 6
5 LITELECT 6
German Language and Culture
3 FLELECT 4
4 FLELECT and FLELECT2
8
5 FLELECT and FLELECT2
8
Government and Politics:  Comparative   3 CPO2002 3
4 CPO2002 3
5 CPO2002 3
Government and Politics:  United States   3 POS1041 3
4 POS1041 3
5 POS1041 3
Human Geography   3 AAELECT 3
4 AAELECT 3
5 AAELECT 3
Italian Language and Culture   3 FLELECT 4
4 FLELECT and FLELECT2 8
5 FLELECT and FLELECT2 8
Japanese Language and Culture
3 FLELECT 4
4 FLELECT and FLELECT2
8
5 FLELECT and FLELECT2
8
Latin:  Literature
(Exam discontinued 2012)
 
3 AAELECT 3
4 AAELECT 3
5 AAELECT 3

Latin:  Vergil 
(Exam discontinued 2012)

3 AAELECT 3
4 AAELECT 3
5 AAELECT 3

Latin

3 FLELECT 4
4 FLELECT and FLELECT2
8
5 FLELECT and FLELECTS
8
Music Theory   3

MUT1001 (Composite 3 or higher)
MUT1111, MUT1241L
(Aural & Non-aural composite 3 or higher)

3
4

MUT1001 (Composite 3 or higher)
MUT1111, MUT1241L
(Aural & Non-aural composite 3 or higher)

3
5

MUT1001 (Composite 3 or higher)
MUT1111, MUT1241L
(Aural & Non-aural composite 3 or higher)

3
Physics 1
3 PHY2053 and PHY2048L 5
4 PHY2053 and PHY2048L 5
5 PHY2053 and PHY2048L 5
Physics 2
3 PHY2054 and PHY2049L 5
4 PHY2054 and PHY2049L 5
5 PHY2054 and PHY2049L 5
Physics B   3

PHY2053 and PHY2048L

 5
4

PHY2053, PHY2048L, PHY2054 and PHY2049L

10
5

PHY2053, PHY2048L, PHY2054 and PHY2049L

10

Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism

  
3

PHY2054 and PHY2049L

5
4

PHY2049 and PHY2049L

5
5

PHY2049 and PHY2049L

5
Physics C: Mechanics   3

PHY2053 and PHY2048L

5
4

PHY2048 and PHY2048L

5
5

PHY2048 and PHY2048L

5
Psychology   3

PSY2012

3
4

PSY2012

3
5

PSY2012

3
Spanish Language and Culture
3

SPN2200

4
4

SPN2200 and SPN2201

8
5

SPN2200 and SPN2201

8
Spanish Literature   3

LITELECT

3
4

LITELECT

6
5

LITELECT

6
Statistic   3

STA2023

3
4

STA2023

3
5

STA2023

3
Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio
3

ART1300C

3
4

ART1300C

3
5

ART1300C

3
Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio 
3

ART1201C

3
4

ART1201C

3
5

ART1201C

3
Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio 3

ART1203C

3
4

ART1203C

3
5

ART1203C

3
United States History   3

AAELECT

3
4

AMH2010 and AMH2020

6
5 AMH2010 and AMH2020 6
World History   3 WOH1022 3
4 WOH1022 3
5 WOH1022 3

To request official test scores and for more information on CLEP, go to https://clep.collegeboard.org/earn-college-credit/your-score.

EXAM

SCORE

COURSE ID

CREDITS

Accounting, Principles of
(Exam discontinued 2007)

50

ACG2022

4

Algebra, College

50

MAC1105

3

Algebra-Trigonometry, College

50

MAC1147

5

American Government

50

POS1041

3

American Literature

50

LITELECT

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

--

No direct equivalent

Recommend American or English Literature exams instead.

--

Biology, General

50

BSC1005

3

Business Law, Introduction to

50

BUL2241

3

Calculus

50

MAC2233

3

Chemistry

50

CHM1032

3

College Composition

50

ENC1101 and ENC1102

6

College Composition Modular

50

ENC1101 and ENC1102

6

Educational Psychology, Introduction to

50

EDP2002

3

English Composition with Essay

50

ENC1101

3

English Literature

50

LITELECT

3

Financial Accounting

50

ACG2022

4

French Language (Level 1)

50

FRE1120

4

French Language (Level 2)

59

FRE1120 and FRE1121

8

Freshman Composition

--

No direct equivalent.

Recommend English Composition with Essay instead.

--

German Language (Level 1)

50

GER1120

4

German Language (Level 2)

60

GER1120 and GER1121

8

History of the United States I:  Early Colonizations to 1877

50

AMH2010

3

History of the United States II:  1865 to Present

50

AMH2020

3

Human Growth & Development

50

DEP2004

3

Humanities

50

HUMELECT

3

Information Systems & Computer Applications

50

AAELECT

3

Macroeconomics, Principles of

50

ECO2013

3

Management, Principles of

50

MAN2021

3

Marketing, Principles of

50

MAR2011

3

Mathematics, College

50

MGF1106 or MGF1107

3

Microeconomics, Principles of

50

ECO2023

3

Natural Science

--

No direct equivalent

Recommend specific subject exams instead.

--

Precalculus

50

MAC1140 

3

Psychology, Introductory

50

PSY2012

3

Social Science and History

--

No direct equivalent

Recommend specific subject exams instead.

--

Sociology, Introductory

50

SYG2000

3

Spanish Language (Level 1)

50

SPN1120

4

Spanish Language (Level 2)

63

SPN1120 and SPN1121

8

Trigonometry
(Exam discontinued 2006)

50

MAC1114

3

Western Civilization I:  Ancient Near East to 1648

50

AAELECT 

3

Western Civilization II:  1648 to Present

50

AAELECT

3

To request official test scores and for more information on DSST, go to http://getcollegecredit.com/.

EXAM

SCORE

Passing Score 2008

Revised Exams

COURSE ID

CREDITS

A History of the Vietnam War

44

400

AAELECT

3

Art of the Western World

48

400

ARH1000

3

Astronomy

48

400

AST1002

3

Business Ethics and Society

400

400

AAELECT

3

Business Law II

44

-----

BUL2242

3

Business Math

48

400

AAELECT

3

Computing and Information Technology

45

400

CGS1100

3

Criminal Justice

49

400

CCJ1020

3

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

49

 -----

No course or credit recommendation

-----

Environment and Humanity

46

400

AAELECT

3

Ethics in America

46

400

PHI1600

3

Foundations of Education

46

-----

EDF2005

3

Fundamentals of College Algebra

47

400

MAT1033

3

Fundamentals of Counseling

45

-----

AAELECT

3

Fundamentals of Cyber Security

-----

400

AAELECT

3

General Anthropology

47

 

ANT2000

3

Here’s to Your Health

48

400

HSC1101 or HSC2100

3

History of the Soviet Union

45

-----

AAELECT

3

Human Resources Management

46

400

AAELECT

3

Human/Cultural Geography

48

-----

AAELECT

3

Introduction to Business

46

400

GEB1101

3

Introduction to Law Enforcement

45

400

AAELECT

3

Introduction to the Modern Middle East

47

-----

AAELECT

3

Introduction to World Religions

48

400

REL2300

3

Lifespan Development Psychology

46

400

DEP2004

3

Management Information Systems

46

400

AAELECT

3

Money and Banking

48

-----

AAELECT

3

Organizational Behavior

48

400

AAELECT

3

Personal Finance

46

400

AAELECT

3

Physical Geology

46

-----

GLY1000

3

Principles of Finance

46

400

AAELECT

3

Principles of Financial Accounting

47

400 ACG2022

4

Principles of Physical Science I

47

400 PSC1341

3

Principles of Public Speaking

47

400 SPC2608

3

Principles of Statistics

48

400 STA2023

3

Principles of Supervision

46

400 MNA2345

3

Substance Abuse

49

400 HSC2140

3

Technical Writing

46

400 ENC1210

3

The Civil War and Reconstruction

47

400 AAELECT

3

Western Europe Since 1945

45

----- No Course or credit recommendation

-----

To request official test scores and for more information on DLPT, go to www.dliflc.edu.

EXAM

SCORE

COURSE ID

CREDITS

Arabic (MSA)

3-3+

FLELECT and FLELECT2

8

 

4-5

FLELECT and FLELECT2

9

Chinese Mandarin

3-3+

FLELECT and FLELECT2

8

 

4-5

FLELECT and FLELECT2

9
Japanese

3-3+

FLELECT and FLELECT2

8
 

4-5

FLELECT and FLELECT2

9
Portuguese

3-3+

FLELECT and FLELECT2

8
 

4-5

FLELECT and FLELECT2

9
Russian

3-3+

FLELECT and FLELECT2

8
 

4-5

FLELECT and FLELECT2

9
To request official test scores and for more information on ECE, go to http://www.excelsior.edu/courses-and-exams.

EXAM

SCORE

COURSE ID

CREDITS

Abnormal Psychology

C

CLP2140

3

Earth Science

C

ESC1000 or GLY1000

3

English Composition

C

ENC 1101 or ENC1102

3

Ethics: Theory and Practice

C

AAELECT

3

Foundations of Gerontology

C

GEY 2000

3

Human Resources Management

C

AAELECT

3

Introduction to Music

C

AAELECT

3

Labor Relations

C

AAELECT

3

Life Span Developmental Psychology

C

DEP 2004

3

Managerial Accounting

C

ACG2071

3

Microbiology

C

MCB2010 (lecture only)

3

Principles of Marketing

C

MAR2011

3

Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

C

AAELECT

3

Workplace Communication with Computers

C

AAELECT

3

World Conflicts since 1900

C

AAELECT

3

To request official test scores and for more information on IB, go to http://www.ibo.org/.

EXAM

SCORE

COURSE ID

CREDITS

Biology

 

4

BSC1005 and BSC1005L

4

5-7

BSC1005, BSC1005L,

BSC1010 and BSC1010L

8

Business and Management

 
 4

GEB1011

3

 5-7 GEB1011 and AAELECT 6

Chemistry

 
 4

CHM1032

CHM1032L

4

 5-7

CHM1032, CHM1032L,

CHM1045 and CHM1045L

8

Computer Science

 
 4

CGS1100

3

 5-7 CGS1100 and COP1000 6

Design Technology

 
 4

AAELECT

3

 5-7 AAELECT 6

Economics

 
 4

AAELECT

3

 5-7 ECO2013 and ECO2023 6

Ecosystems and Societies

 
 4

SCIELECT

3

 5-7 SCIELECT 6

English Language A: Language and Literature

 
 4

ENC1101

3

 5-7

ENC1101 and ENC1102

6

English Language A: Literature

 
 4

ENC1141 or LIT1000

3

 5-7

ENC1141 and LIT1000

6

Environmental Systems

 
 4

SCIELECT

3

 5-7 SCIELECT 6

Environmental Systems & Society (SL)

 
 4

EVR1001

3

 5-7

EVR1001

3

Film Studies

 
 4

FIL2000

3

 5-7 FIL2000 and FIL2002 6

French Language B

 
 4

FRE1121

4

5-7

FRE1121 and FLELECT2

8

Further Mathematics (Advanced Mathematics)

 
4

MATELECT

3

5-7

MATELECT

6

Geography

 
 4

GEA1000

3

5-7

GEA1000 and SOCSCI

6

German

 
 4

GER1121

4

 5-7

GER1121 and FLELECT2

8

History

 
 4

WOH1012

3

 5-7

WOH1012 and WOH1022

6

History (SL)

 
 4

WOH1012

3

 5-7

WOH1010

3

History (HL) History of Africa & Middle East

 
 4

AAELECT

3

 5-7

AAELECT

6

History (HL) History of Asia and Oceania

 
 4

AAELECT

3

 5-7

AAELECT

6

History (HL) History of Europe

 
 4

AAELECT

3

 5-7

AAELECT

6

Information and Technology for a Global Society

 
 4

AAELECT

3

 5-7

AAELECT

6

Islamic History

 
 4

AAELECT

3

 5-7

AAELECT

6

Italian

 
 4

FLELECT

4

 5-7

FLELECT and FLELECT2

8

Latin

 
 4

FLELECT

3

 5-7

FLELECT and FLELECT2

8

Literature & Performance (SL)

 
 4

AAELECT

3

 5-7

AAELECT

3

Marine Science

 
 4

OCE1001

3

 5-7

OCE1001 and SCIELECT

6

Math Methods

 
 4

MAC1105

3

 5-7

MAC1105 and MAC1140
      or
MAC1140 and MAC2233

6

Math Studies

 
 4

MAT1033

3

 5-7

MAT1033 and MGF1106

6

Math Studies (SL)

 
 4

MAC1105

3

 5-7

MAC1105

3

Mathematics

 
 4

MAC1147

5

 5-7

MAC2233 and MAC1147
     or
MAC2233 and MAC2311

7-8

Music

 
 4

MUL1010

3

 5-7

MUL1010 and HUMELECT

6

Philosophy

 
 4

PHI1010

3

 5-7

PHI1010 and AAELECT

6

Physics

 
 4

SCIELECT

3

 5-7

PHY2053, PHY2048L, PHY2054 and PHY2049L

10

Psychology

 
 4

PSY2012

3

 5-7

PSY2012 and SOCSCI

6

Social and Cultural Anthropology

 
 4

SOCSCI

3

 5-7

ANT2000 and SOCSCI

6

Spanish

 
 4

SPN1121

4

 5-7

SPN1121 and SPN2200

8

Theatre Arts

 
 4

THE1000

3

 5-7

THE1000 and HUMELECT

6

Theatre (SL)

 
 4

THE1000

3

 5-7

THE1000 and TPA1200

6

Visual Arts

 
 4

ARH1000

3

 5-7

ARH1000 and HUMELECT

6

World Religion (SL)

 
 4

REL2300

3

 5-7

REL2300

3

To request official test scores and for more information on UXCEL, go to http://www.excelsior.edu/exams/uexcel-home

EXAMS

SCORE

COURSE ID

CREDITS

Calculus

C

MAC1105

3

College Writing

C

ENC1101

3

Spanish Language

C

SPN1120

4

 

 

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