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SUBJECT: 400s: Academic affairs EFFECTIVE: February 8, 2012
Section: 403.7.4 Common Credit-By-Exam Guidelines

The following procedures are adopted according to SBHE Policy 403.7(3)(C) and govern credit awards and minimum requirements for successful completion of credit-by-exam programs. "Credit-by-exam programs" means Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and DANTES Specialized Subject Tests (DSST).
  1. Credit-by-Exam Program Guidelines

    1. Advanced Placement (AP)- Subject only to the following listed
      exceptions, a standard AP score of "3" is required for all AP subjects for award of college credit. The exceptions are as follows:

      1. AP Literature and Composition-a score of "4" or above grants additional credit.
      2. AP Biology-a score of "4" or above grants higher-level credit.
      3. AP Chemistry -a score of "4" or above grants higher-level credit

    2. College Level Examination Program (CLEP)-the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations for minimum CLEP scores are adopted.

    3. International Baccalaureate (IB)-Existing Common Course Number Academic Discipline Groups will review current IB programs and determine their relevance for granting college credit to recent high school graduates.

    4. DANTES Specialized Subject Tests (DSST)-Existing Common Course Number Academic Discipline Groups will review current tests to determine their relevance for granting college credit.

  2. It is the responsibility of the Director of Articulation and Transfer to coordinate changes to each of the programs listed in section 1 of this Procedure and to forward those changes to the Academic Affairs Council for consideration.

  3. At least annually, the Director of Articulation and Transfer shall gather proposed changes, additions and deletions for the four credit-by-exam programs and present them to the Academic Affairs Council for consideration.

  4. The recommendations of the Academic Affairs council shall be forwarded to the chancellor for approval and upon approval shall be transmitted to NDUS institutions, North Dakota tribal colleges and North Dakota public school counselors and principals in the form of a summer transfer newsletter and by publishing the updated AP/CLEP/IB/DSST chart on the NDUS Transfer and Articulation Web site.

  5. NDUS institutions shall use the following Credit-By-Exam Chart to determine minimum credit-granting score, the number of semester credits to be awarded and the course(s) or type of course(s) to be awarded.

Reference: SBHE Policy - 403.7  

History:
Chancellor's Cabinet Meeting, August 18, 2005
Chancellor's Cabinet Meeting, January 4, 2007
Chancellor's Cabinet Meeting, June 6, 2007
Chancellor's Cabinet Meeting, September 5, 2007 (Note: only changes were made to the credit-by-exam chart)
Chancellor's Cabinet Meeting, January 7, 2008 (Note: only changes were made to the Credit-By-Exam chart)
Chancellor's Cabinet Meeting, December 3, 2008 (Note: only changes were made to the Credit-By-Exam chart)
Chancellor's Cabinet Meeting, August 31, 2011 (Note: only changes were made to the Credit-By-Exam chart)
Chancellor's Cabinet Meeting, February 8, 2012 (Note: only changes were made to the Credit-By-Exam chart)
Chancellor's Cabinet Meeting, September 2, 2015 (Note: only changes were made to the Credit-By-Exam chart)
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