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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

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 2014.

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

Course Score Magis Common Core Component Magis CCAS Core Component
AP Art History ≥ 4 None None
AP Biology ≥ 3 Understanding Natural Science Understanding Natural Science
AP Calculus AB ≥ 4 Mathematical Reasoning Mathematical Reasoning
AP Calculus BC ≥ 4 Mathematical Reasoning Mathematical Reasoning
AP Chemistry ≥ 4 Understanding Natural Science Understanding Natural Science
AP Chinese Language & Culture ≥ 3 None Foreign Language
AP Comparative Government & Politics ≥ 4 Understanding Social Science Understanding Social Science
AP Computer Science A ≥ 3 Designated Technology Designated Technology
AP English Language & Composition 5 Contemporary Composition Contemporary Composition
AP English Literature & Composition ≥ 4 Literature Literature
AP Environmental Science ≥ 3 Understanding Natural Science Understanding Natural Science
AP European History ≥ 4 Global Perspectives in History Global Perspectives in History
AP French Language & Culture ≥ 3 None Foreign Language
AP German Language & Culture ≥ 3 None Foreign Language
AP Human Geography ≥ 4 Understanding Social Science Understanding Social Science
AP Italian Language & Culture ≥ 3 None Foreign Language
AP Japanese Language & Culture ≥ 3 None Foreign Language
AP Latin ≥ 3 None Foreign Language
AP Macroeconomics ≥ 4 Understanding Social Science Understanding Social Science
AP Microeconomics ≥ 4 Understanding Social Science Understanding Social Science
AP Music Theory ≥ 3 None None
AP Physics B ≥ 4 Understanding Natural Science Understanding Natural Science
AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism ≥ 3 Understanding Natural Science Understanding Natural Science
AP Physics C: Mechanics ≥ 3 Understanding Natural Science Understanding Natural Science
AP Psychology ≥ 3 Understanding Social Science Understanding Social Science
AP Spanish Language & Culture ≥ 3 None Foreign Language
AP Spanish Literature & Culture ≥ 4 None Foreign Language
AP Statistics ≥ 4 Designated Statistical Reasoning Designated Statistical Reasoning
AP Studio Art : 2-D Design ≥ 4 None None
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design ≥ 4 None None
AP Studio Art: Drawing ≥ 4 None None
AP US Government & Politics ≥ 4 Understanding Social Science Understanding Social Science
AP US History ≥ 4 Global Perspectives in History Global Perspectives in History
AP World History ≥ 4 Global Perspectives in History Global Perspectives in History

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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