OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Credit Opportunities

Earning advanced standing Credit

Advanced standing reports indicating how previously earned credits will transfer to OSU are prepared for fall term applicants who pay the advance tuition deposit (ATD) and register for an orientation session (START). During other terms, advanced standing credit is applied to a student's record after the student has been admitted to the university and official transcripts or score reports have been received by the Office of Admissions. Please allow 2-4 weeks for credit to be evaluated and appear as part of your student record. For information on credit by examinations or subjects not listed in this brochure, please contact the Office of Admissions or the appropriate academic department after you have enrolled.

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Advanced Placement

College-Level Examination Program

International Baccalaureate

Military Credit

Advance "A" Level - GCE (General Certificate of Education)

Testing Contact Information

AP/IB/CLEP Policies

Advanced Placement

The following credit will be granted to students entering OSU during the 2013-2014 academic year who have submitted scores from the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations Program.

Exam Score
Credit
OSU Courses

Art - History

4+

8

ART 204,206 + Elective

Art - Studio: 2-D Design

4+

4

ART 115

Art - Studio: 3-D Design

4+

4

ART 117

Art - Studio: Drawing

4+

4

ART 131

Biology

4+

12

BI 211,212,213

Calculus AB

3
4+

4
8

MTH 251
MTH 251, 252

Calculus BC

3
4+

8
12

MTH 251, 252
MTH 251, 252, 253

Chemistry

4+

15

CH 231, 232, 233, 261, 262, 263

Chinese Language & Culture

3+

15

CHN 211, 212, 213, 299

Computer Science A

4+

4

CS 161

English Language & Composition

3+

3

WR 121

English Literature & Composition

3+

3

ENG Elective

Environmental Science

3+

4

ENSC Elective

French Language & Culture

3+

12

FR 211,212,213

German Language & Culture

3+

12

GER 211,212,213

Government - Comparative

4+

4

PS 204

Government - U.S.

4+

4

PS 201

History - European

3+

8

HST 102,103

History - U.S.

3+

8

HST LDT

History - World

3+

6

HST 104, 105

Human Geography

3+

4

GEO 105

Italian Language & Culture

3+

12

IT 211, 212, 213

Japanese Language & Culture

3+

15

JPN 211, 212, 213, 299

Latin

3+

12

LING Elective

Macro Economics

3+

4

ECON 202

Micro Economics

3+

4

ECON 201

Music Theory

4+

8

MUS 121, 122 + Elective

Physics B

4+

15

PH 201,202,203

Physics C - Electricity & Magnetism

4+

4

PH 213

Physics C - Mechanics

4+

4

PH 211

Psychology

3+

4

PSY 201 + Elective

Spanish Language

3+

12

SPAN 211, 212, 213

Spanish Literature & Culture

3+

4

SPAN 299

Statistics

4+

4

ST 201

Advanced Placement exam scores must come directly from The College Board:

Advanced Placement Exams
PO Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: 609-771-7300

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College-Level Examination Program

CLEP is a nationwide program that allows students to earn college credit by examination.

CLEP general examinations in the humanities, sciences and social sciences may be taken. CLEP examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements during the first two years of college. A score of 50 or better on each general examination generates nine ungraded "pass" quarter credits. OSU does not grant any credit for the English general exam.

CLEP examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements in the first two years of college. The amount of credit usually equals the amount of credit earned by someone successfully completing the course.

Subject Exams Passing Score Credit OSU Courses
History of US I 55 6 History elective
History of US II 55 6 History elective
Western Civ. I 55 6 HST 101 plus two history general credits
Western Civ. II 55 6 HST 103 plus two history general credits
Biology 51 12 Biology elective
College Algebra 47 Waive MTH 111
Calculus w/Elem. Functions. 50 8 MTH 251,252
College French I & II 44-48 8 FR 111, 112
  49-54 8 FR 113, 211
  55+ 8 FR 212, 213
College German I & II 43-51 8 GER 111, 112
  52-54 8 GER 113, 211
  55+ 8 GER 212, 213
College Spanish I & II 55+ 12 SPAN 211, 212, 213
Intro. to Educational Psych 50 4 TCE 411
Chemistry 50 6 CH 201, 202
Principles of Micro-Econ. 50 4 ECON 201
Principles of Macro-Econ. 50 4 ECON 202
Precalculus 50 or higher
47-49
4
Waive
MTH 112
MTH 111

CLEP Information Office: College-Level Examination Program
P.O. Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
Phone: 609-771-7865 or 800-257-9558
www.collegeboard.com

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International Baccalaureate

Oregon State recognizes IB achievement by awarding credit to students who score 5 or above on standard and higher level IB exams. OSU also grants additional benefits for students who complete the full IB diploma with a score of 30 or higher, as follows:

Sophomore Standing, and IB Scholarships are available. Students with a total score on IB exams of 30 or higher are eligible to receive a renewable scholarship of $3000.

Students must indicate that they would like official test scores sent to OSU. For scores of 5, 6 and 7 on higher level exams, OSU can award up to one year of credit in that subject. The official International Baccalaureate Certificate is required in order to award credit.

Contact your IB Coordinator or IB North America to request score reports.

IBO North America
212-696-4464
www.ibo.org | Order IBO Transcript Direct Link

International Baccalaureate Articulation Table (effective Summer 2013)

International Baccalaureate Course Standard Level Exam Score of
5, 6, 7
OSU Recommended Course Equivalent Higher Level Exam Score of 5, 6, 7 OSU Recommended Course Equivalent
The Arts: Quarter Credits   Quarter Credits  
Dance 3 ELEC LDT 6 ELEC LDT
Film 3 ENG 110 6 ENG 110, 125
Music 3 MUS 101 6 MUS 101, 108
Theatre Arts 3 TA 250 3 TA 250
Visual Arts 4 ART 101 8 ART 101, 115
Experimental Sciences:        
Biology 4 BI 211 12 BI 211, 212, 213
Chemistry 5 CH 231, 261 15 CH 231, 232, 233, 261, 262, 263
Environmental Systems and Societies 4 GEO 202    
Physics 5 PH 201 15 PH 201, 202, 203
Sports, Exercise and Health Science 3 EXSS LDT 6 EXSS LDT
Individuals and Societies:        
Business and Management 4 BA LDT 4 BA LDT
Economics 4 ECON 202 8 ECON 201, 202
Environmental Systems and Societies 4 GEO 202    
Geography 3 GEO LDT 6 GEO 105, 106
History 3 HST 106    
History: Africa     9 HST LDT
History: Americas     12 HST LDT
History: Asia/Oceania     9 HST LDT
History: Europe and Middle East     12 HST 101, 102, 103
History: Medieval Europe and Islamic World 3 HST LDT 9 HST LDT
Information Technology in a Global Society 4 CS LDT 8 CS LDT
Philosophy 4 PHL 201 8 PHL 201, PHL LDT
Psychology 3 PSY 201 6 PSY 201, 202
Social and Cultural Anthropology 3 ANTH 110 3 ANTH 110
World Religions 4 PHL 160    
Languages:        
Classical Languages 4 LING LDT 12 LING LDT
Language A: Literature (English) 3 WR 121 12 WR 121,
ENG 104, 105, 106
Language A: Language & Literature (English) 3 WR 121 12 WR 121,
ENG 104, 105, 106
Language A: Literature (other than English) 4 LING LDT 12 LING LDT
Language A: Lang & Lit (other than English) 4 LING LDT 12 LING LDT
Language B: French 4 FR 113 12 FR 211, 212, 213
Language B: German 4 GER 113 12 GER 211, 212, 213
Language B: Japanese 4 JPN 113 12 JPN 211, 212, 213
Language B: Mandarin 4 CHN 113 12 CHN 211, 212, 213
Language B: Spanish 4 SPAN 113 12 SPAN 211, 212, 213
Language B: Swedish 4 LING 113 12 LING LDT
Literature & Performance (English) 3 TA 121    
Literature & Performance (Spanish, French) 4 LING LDT    
Mathematics and Computer Science:        
Computer Science 4 CS 161 (CS 160 waived) 8 CS 161, 162 (CS 160 waived)
Further Mathematics 4 MTH 241    
Mathematical Studies 3 MTH 105    
Mathematics 4 MTH 111 12 MTH 112, 251, 252

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Military Experience Credit

Oregon State University grants up to 45 credit hours for military education as recommended by the American Council on Education's (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. This is in accordance with transfer credit policies at Oregon State University and the Oregon University System. Students may request evaluation of military credit by furnishing the Office of Admissions with a Joint Service Transcript (JST). The transcript may be obtained through their homepage at https://jst.doded.mil.

Oregon State University will grant 1.00 quarter credit for the course HHS 241 Lifetime Fitness Lab. For HHS 241 credit to be granted, please submit either the DD214 or an official ACE transcript. Credit will also be granted if one of the following military science courses has been completed successfully: Physical Fitness, Physical Education, or Physical Conditioning. To receive credit, please submit an official transcript from the institution.

Oregon State University will assess and award block transfer credit upon review of your military record. An evaluation report showing block transfer credit hours will be sent to you. Your major college will receive a copy of your evaluation report and the ACE recommendation guideline.

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Advance "A" Level - GCE (General Certificate of Education)

The following credit will be granted to students entering OSU during the academic year who have submitted scores from the University of Cambridge International Examinations http://www.cie.org.uk/aboutcie

Contact CIE to request score reports.

Admissions will use the following guidelines in awarding credit for courses with grade C or better *:

Transfer Title Credits OSU Course
ACCOUNTING 6 BA LDT
ART 8 ART 101,115
BUSINESS STUDIES 8 BA LDU
BIOLOGY 12 BI 101,102,103
CHEMISTRY 15 CH 121,122,123
CHINESE LANG 12 CHN 211,212,213
COMPUTER SCI 8 CS 161,162
DESIGN & TECH 9 ENGR LDU
ECONOMICS 9 ECON 201,202,LDT
ENGLISH LIT 9 ENG 104,105,106
FRENCH 12 FR 211,212,213
GEOGRAPHY 8 GEO 101,102
GERMAN 12 GER 211,212,213
GOVERNMENT 8 PS LDU
HISTORY 9 HST 101,102,103
HUMAN BIOLOGY 12 BI LDT
ITALIAN 12 IT LDT
MANAGEMENT 7 BA LDT
MATHEMATICS 8 MTH 241,245
FURTHER MATH 8 MTH 251,252
MATH C 8 MTH LDT
PHYSICAL SCI 8 GEO 201,202
PHYSICS 15 PH 201,202,203
PURE MATHEMATICS 12 MTH 111,112,241
POLITICS & GOVT 8 PS 204,LDT
PSYCHOLOGY 6 PSY 201,202
RELIGIOUS STUDIES 8 PHL 160,LDT
RUSSIAN 12 RUS 211,212,213
SOCIOLOGY 9 SOC 204,205,206
SPANISH 12 SPAN 211,212,213
W A TRAD RELIGION 8 PHL LDU



Contact details
Postal address
University of Cambridge International Examinations
1 Hills Road
Cambridge
CB1 2EU
United Kingdom
Fax
+44 1223 553558
Telephone
+44 1223 553554



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Contact Information

American College Test (ACT):
ACT Records
P.O. Box 451
Iowa City, IA 52243-0451
Phone: 319-337-1313

The ACT college code for Oregon State University is 3482

SAT Program:
P.O. Box 8057
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: toll free 866.756.7346
or from outside the USA 212.713.7789

College Level Examination Program (CLEP):
C.L.E.P.
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
Phone: 609-771-7865 or 800-257-9558

Advanced Placement (AP):
Advanced Placement Exams
PO Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: 609-771-7300