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Advanced Placement

If you have taken Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, or have participated in an International Baccalaureate (IB) program or Cambridge (AICE) program in your high school, you might be eligible to earn credit hours at Creighton. We will also grant credit for many college courses you took before you came to Creighton.

While each undergraduate college at Creighton treats these college credits a little differently, below you will find the general guidelines for accepting credit from outside sources. For more information, please contact the college of your intended major.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Creighton participates fully in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). We will award credit for a number of courses if your AP Exam scores meet the criteria set by our departments. If you want us to consider your scores for course credit, please have CEEB send the scores directly to Creighton University, code 6121.

To decline AP credit, download the UG Request to Decline Credit (.pdf).

Advanced Placement (AP) Standards

Download the AP Standards sheet (.pdf)

These guidelines are current as of May 2013.

Examinations accepted for credit, minimum score guidelines, and hours/courses awarded are subject to change at any time without notice.

AP Exam Score Credit Creighton Course Awarded
Art History 4 or 5 3 hours ART 210* - History of Western Art I

Studio Art (Drawing, 2-D design or 3-D Design)

4 or 5 3 hours Art 000 - undefined art credit (meets CCAS FIne Arts core)
Biology 3 or 4 3 hours BIO 149 - Human Biology
Biology 5 6 hours BIO 149 & 000* – Human Biology and 3 hours elective credit (BIO 201-205& 202-206 may be awarded upon consultation with the Biology Department)
Calculus AB (or AB subgrade) 4 or 5 4 hours MTH 245 - Calculus I
Calculus BC 4 or 5 8 hours MTH 245 & MTH 246 - Calculus I & Calculus II
Chemistry 4 3-4 hours CHM 000* - elective credit (CHM203/204 – General Chemistry I & Lab may be awarded upon consultation with the Chemistry Department)
Chemistry 5 3-8 hours CHM 000* - elective credit (CHM 203/204 & CHM 205/206-Gen. Chemistry I & II with labs may be awarded upon consultation with the Chemistry Department
Classical Languages 3 3 hours LAT 101* - Beginning Latin I
Classical Languages 4 or 5 6 hours LAT 101* & LAT 102* - Beginning Latin I & II
Computer Science 3 3 hours CSC 221* - Introduction to Programming

Computer Science

4 or 5 3 hours CSC 222* - Object Oriented Programming
Economics - Micro 4 or 5 3 hours ECO 203 - Introductory Microeconomics
Economics - Macro 4 or 5 3 hours ECO 205* - Introductory Macroeconomics
Elementary Statistics 4 or 5 3 hours MTH 363* - Elementary Statistics
English Language/Composition 5 3 hours ENG 150 - Rhetoric and Composition
English Literature/Composition 4 or 5 6 hours ENG 000* - Elective credit
Environmental Science 3 3 hours EVS 000* - Elective credit
Environmental Science 4 or 5 3 hours EVS 390* - Environmental Science
European History 4 3 hours HIS 101 - Modern Western World
European History 5 6 hours HIS 101 & 000* - Modern Western World and 3 hours elective credit
Human Geography 4 or 5 3 hours ANT 000* - Elective credit
Government/Politics: Comparative 4 or 5 3 hours PLS 000* - Elective credit
Government/Politics: United States 4 or 5 3 hours PLS 121 - American Government and Politics
Modern Languages 3 3 hours FRN/GER/SPN 102* - Beginning FRN/GER/SPN II
Modern Languages 4 3 hours FRN/GER/SPN 201 - Intermediate FRN/GER/SPN I
Modern Languages 5 6 hours FRN/GER/SPN 201 & 202 - Intermediate FRN/GER/SPN I & II
Modern Languages-Literature 4 or 5 3 hours FRN/GER/SPN 202 - Intermediate FRN/GER/SPN II
Music Theory 3 or 4 3 hours MUS 130* - Foundations of Music
Music Theory 5 3 hours MUS 000* - Music Theory I
Physics B 4 or 5 8 hours PHY 211 & 212 - General Physics I & II
Physics C (E&M) 3, 4 or 5 4 hours PHY 212 - General Physics II
Physics C (Mechanics) 3, 4 or 5 4 hours PHY 211 - General Physics I
Psychology 3, 4 or 5 3 hours PSY 111 - Introductory Psychology
Studio Art 4 or 5 3 hours ART 000 - Undefined art credit (meets Fine Arts core)
U.S. History 4 3 hours HIS 000* - Elective credit
U.S. History 5 6 hours HIS 000* - Elective credit
World History 4 3 hours HIS 000* - Elective credit
World History 5 6 Hours HIS 000* - Elective credit

*NOTE: Course numbers followed by asterisks are courses that do not satisfy core curriculum requirements in these subject areas.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Download the IB Placement Credit sheet (.pdf)

These guidelines are current as of May 2013.

A number of high schools participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Creighton University acknowledges the quality of the IB Diploma Program, and grants academic credit based on a student's scores on the higher level examinations. IB Diploma recipients may receive up to 30 hours of college course credit. The table below includes detailed information about the credits that will be awarded.

Course Score Needed on HL Exam Credit Awarded Creighton Course Awarded
Biology 6 or 7 - Higher Level with a grade of A, B or C on the extended essay in Biology 6 BIO 149 & 000 – Human Biology and 3 hours elective credit (BIO 201-205& 202-206 may be awarded upon consultation with the Biology Department)
Biology 4 or 5 with essay 3 BIO 149
Biology 6 or 7 without essay 3 BIO 149
Chemistry 6 or 7 3-8 CHM 000 (CHM 203-206 may be awarded upon consultation with the Chemistry Department)
Economics 5 6 ECO 203 & ECO 205
English 5 6 ENG 000 & ENG 121
History of Americas 5 6 HIS 000 & HIS 104
History -- East and Southeast Asia and Oceania 5 6 HIS 103 & HIS 000
History -- Africa 5 6 HIS 106 & HIS 000
History -- Europe 5 6 HIS 101 & HIS 000
History -- South Asia and the Middle East (including No. Africa) 5 6 HIS 107 & HIS 000
Mathematics 6 or 7 4 MTH 245
Modern Languages 6 or 7 6 FRN/GER/SPN 201 & 202
Modern Languages 5 3 FRN/GER/SPN 201
Modern Languages 4 3 FRN/GER/SPN 102
Psychology 5 3 PSY 111

*NOTE: Course numbers followed by asterisks are courses that do not satisfy core curriculum requirements in these subject areas.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

You can also earn credit for some Creighton courses by completing a CLEP exam in the subject. CLEP exams are offered several times each year in the Omaha area. Read the College of Arts and Sciences' CLEP Guidelines (.pdf) to learn more about CLEP and learn how your CLEP scores are interpreted for credit.

Transfer Credit

Creighton may also award credit toward your degree for college courses you completed successfully (with a grade of C- or better) at another accredited institution. We award credit only after we have received an official transcript from the college or university where you took the course. The transcripts can be sent to the college of your intended major.

For more information

College of Arts and Sciences: Gerry Kuhlman, (402) 280-4012
Heider College of Business: Charisse Williams, (402) 280-2344
College of Nursing: Shannon Cox, (402) 280-2067

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