AP, CLEP, and DANTES are examples of standardized exams that can be processed as transfer credit. A maximum of 30 hours can be received for any combination of proficiency exams and is considered non-resident credit by SIU. Credit is recorded on the transcript once 12 hours of SIU (resident) credit with a C average is earned. The credit validation process is performed after each semester is complete.
High School Advanced Placement (AP) Program test scores are sent to us electronically from College Board. A minimum score of 3 is required, and in some cases a score of 4 or 5, to receive college level credit.
College Level Exam Program (CLEP) Both general exams and a selected number of subject exams are accepted for credit at SIUC. Scores are received directly from College Board or from a previous institution with the exception of English which requires a CLEP transcript. Illinois Community College transfer students with an AA or an AS degree will receive credit for English CLEP if it is listed on their transcript as a course from that institution.
Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support (DANTES) credits are obtained from standardized subject tests available to military personnel and veterans. Credit is allowed for scores at or above the ACE-recommended minimum.