Non-Traditional and Advanced Placement Credit

Non-Traditional Credit 

Students may establish credit in courses offered by UACCB by test-out, experience, or examination. Credit earned through non-traditional methods is limited to 30 credit hours, and may not transfer to other institutions.

Test-out: Test-out examinations for specific courses may be taken only once each spring, summer, or fall semester, with at least a 30 day period between testing. Students must complete the test in one sitting, unless it includes two parts (i.e., lab and written exams). Students may not apply test-out credits toward credit computation for financial aid programs or student grade point average or certificates of proficiency requirements.

An examination fee (see tuition and fees chart) must be paid prior to the exam. A student must present receipt at the time of testing. If the student passes the test, the student will be required to pay a per credit hour fee for the credit by examination to be documented on their transcript. Students must be enrolled at UACCB before credits will be applied to transcript.

Students may test out of the following courses:

CIS 1003 Introduction to Computers
CIS 1053 Computer Software Applications


By Experience: Students may request credit for a college course through life experience. Students requesting such credit must submit sufficient documentation. The division chair responsible for the course should be contacted for specific details of the process. Upon notification of experiential learning credits to be awarded, the student must pay the per credit hour fee in order for these credits to be transcripted.

If a test-out is offered in a course, credit by experiential learning may not be requested.


Examination: UACCB serves as an open CLEP test center. CLEP tests will be administered online, by appointment. UACCB will only award credit for tests that are the equivalent of its courses. Students must achieve the minimum acceptable score, as listed by the American Council on Education, to be awarded credit at UACCB. Students’ transcripts will indicate a grade of "CR” for the credit awarded. A fee for each exam will be charged. For further details, please contact the Director of Access & Testing.

A minimum score of 50 will be accepted for each CLEP Subject Exam. UACCB will award credit for the following CLEP examinations:

Subject Exams UACCB Course
College Composition Modular ENG 1103
American Government POS 2103
History of the U.S. I HIS 2003
History of the U.S.II HIS 2013
Human Growth & Development PSY 2013
Principles of Macroeconomics ECN 2013
Introductory Psychology PSY 1003
Introductory Sociology SOC 2003
College Algebra MTH 1023
Biology for Majors BIO 1103 & 1101
Introductory Business Law BUS 2033
Spanish I and II SPA 1003 & 1013
Principles of Management BUS 2013
Principles of Marketing BUS 2513


Advanced Placement 

UACCB offers credit based on the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. This program gives students the opportunity to pursue college-level studies while in high school and to receive advanced placement and/or credit at UACCB. The AP examinations are offered annually by high schools that participate in the program. Students should contact their high school counselor for information about the AP exams.

High school students seeking credit for AP examinations should contact the Director of Student Information/Registrar at UACCB. The college offers credit for the following AP exams:

AP Course UACCB Course Minimum Score
Art History  FAV 2023 Visual Art 3
Biology BIO 1033/1031 Biology for General Education w/Lab 3
Biology  BIO 1103/1101 Biology for Majors w/Lab 4
Calculus AB MTH 2004 Calculus I 3
Calculus BC MTH 2004 Calculus I and MTH 2014 Calculus II 3
English Language ENG 1103 English Comp I 3
  ENG 1103 English Comp I and ENG 1203 English Comp II 4
Macroeconomics ECN 2013 Macroeconomics 3
Microeconomics ECN 2023 Microeconomics 3
Psychology  PSY 1003 General Psychology 3
US Gov't & Politics POS 2103 United States Gov’t 3
U.S. History  HIS 2003 United States History I 3
  HIS 2003 U.S. History I and HIST 2013 U.S. History II 4
Spanish Literature  SPA 1003 Spanish I 3
  SPA 1003 Spanish I and SPAN 1013 Spanish II 4
Statistics  MTH 2053 Statistics 3