CLEP and AP

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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers students the opportunity to earn college credit by examination. Rhode Island College requires a score of 50 or higher in order to earn the equivalent RIC course credit. Students may not take a CLEP test if they already earned credit for the equivalent course listed. Half of the 36 CLEP exams currently available satisfy Gen Ed requirements, a number of others count in various majors and the remainder as elective credit. In addition to accelerating one’s progress to degree, a CLEP exam may help a student who needs a few more credits in order to graduate (including any CLEP test for which elective credit is awarded).

CCRI is the available testing center in RI. Approximate cost for a test is $110 and practice tests are available. CLEP results should be sent to the Records Office at the college. For more information about testing and registration, visit https://www.ccri.edu/advising/clep/

The table below lists CLEP exams and their RIC equivalents, including an indication via asterisk of any CLEP exams RIC equivalents that satisfy a General Education requirement:

CLEP SUBJECT EXAM (score of 50 unless otherwise noted) RIC EQUIVALENT (# credits) *Indicates Gen Ed credit is earned
Composition and Literature  
  American Literature Elective (6)
  Analyzing & Interpreting Literature Elective (6)
  College Composition FYW 100 (4)* plus Elective (2)
  College Composition Modular Elective (6)
  English Literature Elective (6)
  Humanities Elective (6)
World Languages  
  French Language FREN 101 Elementary French and FREN 102 Elementary French II (8)*
  French Language (score of 60) FREN 113 Intermediate French I and FREN 114 Intermediate French II (8)*
  German Language GRMN 101 Elementary French and GRMN 102 Elementary German II (8)*
  Spanish Language SPAN 101 Elementary French and SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II (8)*
  Spanish Language (score of 60) SPAN 113 Intermediate French I and SPAN 114 Intermediate Spanish II (8)*
History and Social Sciences  
  American Government POL 202 American Government (4)*

  History of the U.S. Early Colonization to 1877

HIST 201 U.S. History 1400 – 1800 (3)

  History of the U.S. II:  1865 to the present

HIST 202 U.S. History:  1800-1920
  Human Growth and Development Elective (3)
  Introduction to Educational Psychology Elective (3)
  Introductory Psychology PSYC 110 Introduction to Psychology (4)*
  Introductory Sociology SOC 200 Society & Social Behavior (4)*
  Social Sciences and History SB 175 Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Science (4)* plus Elective (2)

  Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 AND    Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present Western Civilization

HIST 175 Gen Ed History (4)* plus Elective (2)

  Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

Elective (3)
  Western Civilization II:  1648 to Present Elective (3)
Science and Mathematics  
  Biology BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I and BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II (8)*
  Calculus MATH 212 (4) plus Elective (2)*
  Chemistry CHEM 103 General Chemistry I and CHEM 104 General Chemistry II (8)*
  College Algebra Elective (3)
  College Mathematics MATH 175 Gen Ed Math (4)*  Elective (2)
  Natural Sciences LS 175 Gen Ed Lab Science (4)* plus Elective (2)
  Precalculus MATH 209 Precalculus Mathematics (4)*
Business  
  Financial Accounting ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting (3)
  Introductory Business Law Elective (3)
  Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 215 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  Principles of Management MGT 201 Foundations of Management (4)
  Principles of Marketing MKT 201 Introduction to Marketing (4)
  Principles of Microeconomics ECON 214 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
COMPLETION OPTION FOR GRADUATING SENIORS SHORT 1 – 2 CREDITS IN THEIR LAST SEMESTER

Graduating seniors in their last semester who are 1 – 2 credits short of the 120 credits required to graduate may take advantage of one or more of the American Red Cross online certification tests listed below. Successful completion of a Red Cross online self-paced certification course results in an electronic certificate. Students must send an electronic copy of the certificate to the Records Office (ebright@ric.edu). Credit will be posted as elective test credits.

Eligibility:

Students wishing to take any one of the Red Cross online certification tests below may not take the test until they have a) applied for graduation, b) have a completed degree audit and c) meet either of the following eligibility criteria in order to take one of the tests and submit the certificate of completion:

  1. Degree audit shows the student is 1-2 elective credits short for graduation
  2. Degree audit shows potential August graduate (limited to a maximum of 9 credits in the summer) but who needs an additional 1-2 elective credits. The student must be registered for the summer courses before taking a Red Cross test or submitting the completion certificate.

American Red Cross online testing 

Register here:  https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class for one of the following approved tests:

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED ($35)
RIC will award 2 test credits 

First Aid for Opioid Overdoses ($30)
RIC will award 1 test credit

Psychological First Aid:  Supporting Yourself and Others During COVID-19 ($20)
RIC will award 1 test credit

Returning to Work During COVID 19 ($20)
RIC will award 1 test credit 

Advanced Placement (AP) Tests

Students who took any Advanced Placement tests (AP) in high school and earned a score of 3 or higher receive credit from Rhode Island College. If you did not request that your AP scores be sent to Rhode Island College when you first applied, you can request your scores.

The table below lists AP exams and their RIC equivalents, including an indication via asterisk of any AP exams RIC equivalents that satisfy a General Education requirement:

THE COLLEGE BOARD AP (score of 3 or higher) RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (#CR) *Indicates Gen Ed credit is earned
ART HISTORY ART 231 PREHISTORIC TO RENAISSANCE ART AND
ART 232 RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART (8)*
BIOLOGY BIOL 111 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I AND
BIOL 112 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY II (8)*
CALCULUS AB MATH 209 PRECALCULUS MATHEMATICS AND
MATH 212 CALCULUS I (8)*
CALCULUS BC MATH 209 PRECALCULUS MATHEMATICS AND
MATH 212 CALCULUS I AND
MATH 213 CALCULUS II (12)*
CHEMISTRY (SCORE 3) CHEM 103 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I AND
CHEM 104 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (8)*
CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE MLAN 199 MAJOR ELECTIVE CREDIT (4)
COMPUTER SCIENCE A CSCI 211 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND DESIGN (4)
COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES ELECTIVE (4)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION ELECTIVE
FYW 100 INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC WRITING (6)*
ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION GENLIT 175 GEN ED LITERATURE (4)*
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE NS 175 GEN ED-NATURAL SCIENCE (4)*
EUROPEAN HISTORY ELECTIVE
HIST 175 GEN ED HISTORY (6)*
FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE FREN 113 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I AND
FREN 114 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II (8)*
GERMAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE GRMN 113 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I AND GRMN 114 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (8)*
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: COMPARATIVE POL 203 GLOBAL POLITICS (4)*
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: UNITED STATES POL 200 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE AND
POL 202 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (8)*
ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE ITAL 113 INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN AND
ITAL 114 READINGS IN INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN (4)*
JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE JPAN 101 ELEMENTARY JAPANESE I AND
JPAN 102 ELEMENTARY JAPANESE II (8)*
LATIN (SCORE 3) LATN 101 ELEMENTARY LATIN I AND LATN 102 ELEMENTARY LATIN II (8)*
MACROECONOMICS ECON 215 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (3)
MICROECONOMICS ECON 214 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (3)
MUSIC THEORY MUS 203 ELEMENTARY MUSIC THEORY (4)
PHYSICS B PHYS 101 PHYSICS FOR SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS I (4)*
PHYSICS C: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM PHYS 102 PHYSICS FOR SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS II (4)*
PHYSICS C: MECHANICS 99999 FREE ELECTIVE
PSYCHOLOGY PSYC 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (4)*
SPANISH LANGUAGE SPAN 113 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH AND
SPAN 114 READINGS IN INTERMEDIATE SPANISH (8)*
SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE SPAN 115 LITERATURE OF THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD (4)
STATISTICS MATH 240 STATISTICAL METHODS I (4)*
STUDIO ART: 2-D DESIGN ELECTIVE
AP STUDIO ART: DRAWING (SCORE 3) STUDIO ART: DRAWING (SCORE 3) ELECTIVE
UNITED STATES HISTORY HIST 201 U.S. HISTORY TO 1877
HIST 202 U.S. HISTORY FROM 1877 TO THE PRESENT (8)
WORLD HISTORY ELECTIVE
HIST 175 GENERAL EDUCATION HISTORY (6)*
 

In addition to taking RIC courses or transferring in equivalent courses to satisfy the college’s second language requirement, students may also meet the requirement via CLEP, AP test or by the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) plus the written exam for languages for which there are no CLEP or AP Tests. Level: OPI (offered in 65 languages): Novice Mid to High. Written test: Novice High (offered in twelve languages). Links for both ACTFL tests are here:  

OPI interview

OPI written exam

or contact the Modern Languages department chair.