Undergraduate Admissions

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

You can learn more about the classes that make up Creighton's core requirements for graduation at the Magis Common Core Curriculum page. Download the AP Credit Guidelines (.pdf) for Creighton's Magis Core

These guidelines are current as of January 2015.

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


AP Exam
Score
Course
Hours
Meets Core Requirements?
AP Art History
≥ 4
ARH 210
3
No
AP Biology
≥ 4
BIO 199
3
All Colleges
AP Calculus AB
≥ 4
MTH 245
4
All Colleges
AP Calculus BC
≥ 4
MTH 246
4
All Colleges
AP Chemistry
≥ 4
CHM 199
3
All Colleges
AP Chinese Language & Culture
3
CHN 111
4
No
AP Chinese Language & Culture
4
CHN 112
4
Arts & Sciences
AP Chinese Language & Culture
5
CHN 225
4
Arts & Sciences
AP Comparative Government & Politics
≥ 4
PLS 199
3
All Colleges
AP Computer Science A
≥ 4
CSC 221
3
All Colleges
AP English Language & Composition
≥ 4
ENG 150
3
All Colleges
AP English Literature & Composition
≥ 4
ENG 199
3
All Colleges
AP Environmental Science
≥ 4
EVS 199
3
All Colleges
AP European History
≥ 4
HIS 199
3
All Colleges
AP French Language & Culture
3
FRN 111
4
No
AP French Language & Culture
4
FRN 112
4
Arts & Sciences
AP French Language & Culture
5
FRN 225
4
Arts & Sciences
AP German Language & Culture
3
GER 111
4
No
AP German Language & Culture
4
GER 112
4
Arts & Sciences
AP German Language & Culture
5
GER 225
4
Arts & Sciences
AP Human Geography
≥ 4
ANT 199
3
All Colleges
AP Italian Language & Culture
3
ITA 111
4
No
AP Italian Language & Culture
4
ITA 112
4
Arts & Sciences
AP Italian Language & Culture
5
ITA 225
4
Arts & Sciences
AP Japanese Language & Culture
3
JPN 111
4
No
AP Japanese Language & Culture
4
JPN 112
4
Arts & Sciences
AP Japanese Language & Culture
5
JPN 225
4
Arts & Sciences
AP Latin
3
LAT 111
4
No
AP Latin
4
LAT 112
4
Arts & Sciences
AP Latin
5
LAT 225
4
Arts & Sciences
AP Macroeconomics
≥ 4
ECO 205
3
No
AP Microeconomics
≥ 4
ECO 203
3
No
AP Music Theory
≥ 4
MUS 100
3
No
AP Physics 1
≥ 4
PHY 201
3
All Collges
AP Physics 2
≥ 4
PHY 202
3
Arts & Sciences
AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
≥ 4
PHY 214
3
All Colleges
AP Physics C: Mechanics
≥ 4
PHY 213
3
All Colleges
AP Psychology
≥ 4
PSY 201
3
All Colleges
AP Spanish Language & Culture
3
SPN 111
4
No
AP Spanish Language & Culture
4
SPN 111
4
Arts & Sciences
AP Spanish Literature & Culture
5
SPN 225
4
Arts & Sciences
AP Statistics
≥ 4
MTH 363
3
All Colleges
AP Studio Art : 2-D Design
≥ 4
ART 000
3
No
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
≥ 4
ART 000
3
No
AP Studio Art: Drawing
≥ 4
ART 000
3
No
AP US Government & Politics
≥ 4
PLS 121
3
No
AP US History
≥ 4
HIS 199
3
All Colleges
AP World History
≥ 4
HIS 199
3
All Colleges

 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Download the IB Placement Credit sheet (.pdf)

These guidelines are current as of January 2015.

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.


IB HL Exam
Score
Course
Hours
Meets Core Requirements?
IB Biology HL
≥ 5
BIO 199
3
All Colleges
IB Business & Management HL
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
IB Chemistry HL
≥ 5
CHM 199
3
All Colleges
IB Computer Science HL
≥ 5
CSC 221
3
All Colleges
IB Dance HL
≥ 5
DAN 101
3
No
IB Design Technology HL
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
IB Economics HL
≥ 5
ECO 203, 205
6
All Colleges
IB Environmental Systems & Societies HL
≥ 5
EVS 199
3
All Colleges
IB Film HL
≥ 5
ART 199
3
No
IB Further Mathematics HL
≥ 5
MTH 199
3
All Colleges
IB Geography HL
≥ 5
ANT 199
3
All Colleges
IB History HL
≥ 5
HIS 199
3
All Colleges
IB Information Technology in a Global Society HL
≥ 5
CSC 199
3
All Colleges
IB Islamic History HL
≥ 5
HIS 199
3
All Colleges
IB Language A Language & Literature HL
≥ 5
ENG 199
3
All Colleges
IB Language A Literature HL
≥ 5
ENG 199
3
All Colleges
IB Language B HL
4
FRN/GER/SPN 111
4
No
IB Language B HL
5
FRN/GER/SPN 112
4
Arts & Sciences
IB Language B HL
≥ 6
FRN/GER/SPN 225
4
Arts & Sciences
IB Literature & Performance HL
≥ 5
THR 199
3
Arts & Sciences
IB Mathematics HL
≥ 5
MTH 245 & MTH 246
8
All Colleges
IB Music HL
≥ 5
MUS 199
3
Arts & Sciences
IB Philosophy HL
≥ 5
PHL 110
3
All Colleges
IB Physics HL
≥ 5
PHY 214
3
All Colleges
IB Psychology HL
≥ 5
PSY 201
3
All Colleges
IB Social & Cultural Anthropology HL
≥ 5
ANT 111
3
All Colleges
IB Sports Exercise & Health Science HL
≥ 5
EXS 199
3
All Colleges
IB Theatre HL
≥ 5
THR 199
3
Arts & Sciences
IB Visual Arts HL
≥ 5
ART 105
3
Arts & Sciences
IB World Cultures HL
NA
NA
NA
NONE
IB World Religions HL
≥ 5
THL 359
3
NONE

*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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