AP, IB, CLEP, and DANTES/DSST 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.
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 major specific 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. Credit is allowed for scores at or above the ACE-recommended minimum.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a comprehensive and challenging two-year course of study. SIUC awards proficiency credit to students who have passed the Higher Level exam with an eligible score.