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East Carolina University accepts the following CLEP, DANTES, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge International college credits. Credits are subject to change annually. Please verify credit prior to enrollment. You can also use the ECU Credit Connector to upload test scores and get an unofficial evaluation of the credits you will receive.

Note: Placement credit cannot be used to meet transfer admissions criteria.

CLEP Credit Information

CLEP ExaminationScoreECU CourseCredit
Composition & Literature
American Literature50ENGL 10003
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature50ENGL 10003
College Composition***50ENGL 11003
English Literature***50ENGL 21003
Humanities****50ART 19103
World Languages
French Language: Levels I, II50FREN 1001, 10026
French Language: Levels I, II (Prior to Summer 2021)59FREN 1001, 1002, 2003, 200412
French Language: Levels I, II (Effective Summer 2021)59FREN 1001, 1002, 20039
German Language: Levels I, II50GERM 1001-10026
German Language: Levels I, II (Prior to Summer 2021)60GERM 1001, 1002, 2003, 200412
German Language: Levels I, II (Effective Summer 2021)60GERM 1001, 1002, 20039
Spanish Language: Levels I, II50SPAN 1001, 10026
Spanish Language: Levels I, II (Prior to Summer 2021)60SPAN 1001, 1002, 2003, 200412
Spanish Language: Levels I, II (Effective Summer 2021)63SPAN 1001, 1002, 20039
History & Social Sciences
American Government50POLS 10103
History of the United States I50HIST 10503
History of the United States II50HIST 10513
Human Growth & Development50PSYC 32063
Introduction to Educational Psychology50PSYC 43053
Introductory Psychology50PSYC 10003
Introductory Sociology50SOCI 21103
Principles of Macroeconomics50ECON 21333
Principles of Microeconomics50ECON 21133
Social Science & History50ZELE 1XXX6
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East/164850HIST 10303
Western Civilization II: 1648-Present50HIST 10313
Science & Mathematics
Biology50BIOL 1100/1101/1200/12018
Calculus50MATH 21713
Chemistry50CHEM 1150, 1151, 1160, 11618
College Algebra50MATH 10653
College Mathematics50MATH 10503
Natural Sciences50ZELE 1XXX3
Natural Sciences70ZELE 1XXX6
Precalculus*50MATH 1065/1074/10833
Business
Financial Accounting50ACCT 24013
Information Systems50MIS 22233
Introductory Business Law50FINA 22443
Principles of Management**50MGMT 32023

*Credit will be awarded to count toward one of the listed classes.
**Credit will only be awarded to Business minors.
***Writing Intensive (WI) credit is not earned for completion of the CLEP exam.
****Humanities (HUM) credit is not earned with completion of the Art 1910 CLEP exam.


DANTES Credit

DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) awards college credit for specific examination results in DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests). All credits are three semester hours (3 s.h.) unless noted otherwise. Credit awarded is based upon American Council on Education (ACE) minimum recommendations. The following specifically listed courses have been approved for credit. Course titles may vary from exact listings as seen in current DANTES publications.

DSST TitleMinimum ACE ScoreECU Course
Accounting, Principles of Fin. ACCT48ACCT 2401
Algebra, College47MATH 1065
Anthropology47ANTH 1000
Art, Western World48ART 1910
Astronomy48PHYS 1080
Business Law II52FINA Elective
Computers, Basic Prog.45ASIP 2212
Drug & Alcohol Abuse49REHB 2003
Education, Foundations of46EDUC Elective
Environment & Humanity46BIOL 1060
Ethics in America46PHIL Elective
Finance, Personal46FINA 1904
Geography, Human/ Cultural48GEOG 1000
Geology, Physical46GEOL 1500
History, W. Europe since 194545HIST Elective
History, Modern Middle East Int.47HIST Elective
History, Soviet Union45HIST Elective
History, Vietnam War49HIST Elective
History, Civil War/Reconstr.47HIST Elective
Mathematics, Business48MATH 1050
Money and Banking48ECON 3323
Psychology, Lifespan Developmental46PSYC 3206
Public Speaking, Principles47COMM 2020
Statistics, Principles of48MATH 2283
World Religions, Intro49RELI Elective

Advanced Placement Credit

Placement TestScoreECU CourseCredits
American Govt. & Pol.3, 4, 5POLS 10103
Art History3, 4, 5ART 1906, 19076
Biology3BIOL 1100, 11014
Biology4, 5BIOL 1100-01/1200-018
Calculus AB (AB subgrade rec. the same credits)3, 4, 5MATH 21714
Calculus BC3, 4, 5MATH 2171, 21728
Chemistry3CHEM 1150, 11514
Chemistry4, 5CHEM 1150-51/1160-618
Comparative Gov't & Politics3, 4, 5POLS 20103
Computer Science A3, 4, 5CSCI 1010, 10114
Computer Science Principles3, 4, 5CSCI 1xxx3
Economics, Macro3ECON 1xxx3
Economics, Macro4, 5ECON 21333
Economics, Micro3ECON 1xxx3
Economics, Micro4, 5ECON 21133
English Lang & Comp 3ENGL 11003
English Lang & Comp4, 5ENGL 1100, 22016
English Lit & Comp3ENGL 11003
English Lit & Comp4, 5ENGL 1000, 11006
Environmental Science3, 4, 5BIOL 1060, 10614
French Language3, 4, 5FREN 1001-02/2003-0412
German Language3, 4, 5GERM 1001-02/2003-0412
Geography, Human3, 4, 5GEOG 10003
History, American3, 4, 5HIST 1050, 10516
History, European3, 4, 5HIST 1030, 10316
History, World3, 4, 5HIST 1030, 10316
Italian Language & Culture3, 4, 5ITAL 1001-02/2003-0412
Latin Language3, 4, 5LATN 1001-02/2003-0412
Music Theory (non-majors only)3, 4, 5MUSC 10083
Physics 1 Algebra-Based3, 4, 5PHYS 1250, 12513, 1
Physics 2 Algebra-Based 3, 4, 5PHYS 1260, 1261 3, 1
Physics C: Mechanics3, 4, 5PHYS 2350, 12514, 1
Physics C: Elec & Magnetism3, 4, 5PHYS 2360, 12614, 1
Psychology3, 4, 5PSYC 10003
Spanish Language3, 4, 5SPAN 1001-02/2003-0412
Statistics3, 4, 5MATH 22283
Studio Art, 2-D Design3ART Elective3
Studio Art, 2-D Design4, 5ART 10113
Studio Art, 3-D Design3ART Elective3
Studio Art, 3-D Design4, 5ART 10133
Studio Art, Drawing3ART Elective3
Studio Art, Drawing4, 5ART 1020 GE:FA3

International Baccalaureate College Credit

IB CourseScoreCreditHours
IB Biology (Standard Level)4+BIOL 1050, 10514
IB Biology (Higher Level)4+BIOL 1100, 11014
IB Environmental Systems (Standard Level)4+BIOL 10604
IB Chemistry (Standard Level)4+CHEM 1150, 11514
IB Chemistry (Higher Level)4+CHEM 1150, 11514
IB Chemistry (Higher Level)6+CHEM 1150, 1151, 1160, 11618
IB Computing Studies (Standard Level)4+CSCI 1XXX3
IB Computing Studies (Higher Level)4+CSCI 1XXX3
IB Dance (Standard Level)4+DNCE 10003
IB Dance (Higher Level)4+DNCE 10003
IB Economics (Standard Level)4+ECON 2113, 21336
IB Economics (Higher Level)5+ECON 2113, 21336
IB Language A: Lit (Standard Level)4+HUMN 1XXX3
IB Language A: Lit (Higher Level)4+HUMN 1XXX3
IB Language A: Lang/Lit (Standard Level)4+HUMN 1XXX3
IB Language A: Lang/Lit (Higher Level)4+HUMN 1XXX3
IB Lit & Perform (Standard Level)4+THEA 1XXX3
IB Lit & Perform (Higher Level)4+THEA 1XXX3
IB French (Standard Level)4+FREN 1001, 1002, 20039
IB French (Higher Level)4+FREN 1001, 1002, 2003, 200412
IB Geography4+GEOG 10003
IB German (Standard Level)4+GERM 1001, 1002, 20039
IB German (Higher Level)4+GERM 1001, 1002, 2003, 200412
IB Greek (Standard Level)4+GRK 1001, 1002, 20039
IB Greek (Higher Level)4+GRK 1001, 1002, 2003, 200412
IB History (Standard Level)4+HIST 1XXX3
IB History (Higher Level)4+HIST 3XXX3
IB Latin (Standard Level)4+LATN 1001, 1002, 20039
IB Latin (Higher Level) 4+LATN 1001, 1002, 2003, 200412
IB Mathematics (Higher Level)4+MATH 2171, 21728
IB Further Mathematics (Higher Level)4+MATH 2171, 21728
IB Mathematical Methods4+MATH 10653
IB Mathematics (Standard Level)4+MATH 1XXX4
IB Mathematical Studies (Standard Level)5+MATH 10653
IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (Standard Level)4+MATH 1XXX4
IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (Higher Level)4+MATH 2171, 21728
IB Mathematics Applications and Interpretations (Standard Level)5+MATH 21213
IB Mathematics Applications and Interpretations (Higher Level)4+MATH 2121, 21226
IB Mathematics (Standard Level)5+MATH 21714
IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (Standard Level)5+MATH 21714
IB Math Studies (Standard Level)4+MATH 1XXX3
IB Music Creating (Standard Level)4+MUSC 1XXX3
IB Music Creating (Higher Level)4+MUSC 1XXX3
IB Music Solo Perform (Standard Level)4+MUSC 1XXX3
IB Music Solo Perform (Higher Level)4+MUSC 1XXX3
IB Music Group Perform (Standard Level)4+MUSC 1XXX3
IB Philosophy (Standard Level)4+PHIL 11103
IB Philosophy (Higher Level)4+PHIL 1XXX3
IB World Religions (Higher Level)4+RELI 16906
IB Global Politics (Standard Level)4+POLS 10503
IB Global Politics (Higher Level)4+POLS 10503
IB Psychology (Standard Level)4+PSYC 10003
IB Psychology (Higher Level)4+PSYC 10003
IB Spanish (Standard Level)4+SPAN 1001, 1002, 20039
IB Spanish (Higher Level)4+SPAN 1001, 1002, 2003, 200412
IB Theatre (Standard Level)4+THEA 10003
IB Theater (Higher Level)4+THEA 10003

Cambridge International AS & A Levels

Effective January 2023, any exams completed with a result of E or higher will be accepted in order to receive credit as listed below. For exams completed prior to January 2023, a result of C or higher is required to receive credit.

CourseECU CourseCredits
Accounting (AS & A)ACCT 21013
Arabic I, II, III, IV (AS)FLGC 1001, FLGC 1002, FLGC 1003, FLGC 100412
Media Studies (A)ART 1XXX3
Art & Design (A)ART 1XXX3
Principles of Biology I & II (A)BIOL 1050/1051, BIOL 1100/ 11018
Principles of Biology I (AS)BIOl 1050/10514
General Chemistry I, II with lab (A)CHEM 1150/1151, CHEM 1160/11618
Chinese I, II, III, IV (A)CHIN 1001, CHIN 1002, CHIN 2003, CHIN 200412
Classical Studies (A)CLAS 3300, CLAS 34056
Economics (A)ECON 2113, ECON 21336
Economics (AS)ECON 2XXX3
English Literature (A)ENGL 10003
French I, II, III, IV (A)FREN 1001, FREN 1002, FREN 2003, FREN 200412
Environmental Management (AS)GEOG 12503
Global Perspectives (AS)GEOG 20033
Global Perspect/ResearchGEOG 23003
GeographyGEOG 10003
German I, II, III, IV (A)GERM 1001, GERM 1002, GERM 2003, GERM 200412
Hindi I, II, III, IV (A)FLGC 1001, FLGC 1002, FLGC 2002, FLGC 200312
History (AS & A)HIST 3XXX3
Information TechnologyMIS 22233
Physical EducationKINE 21232
Further Mathematics (A)MATH 2172, MATH 35847
Mathematics (A)MATH 1083, MATH 21717
MusicMUSC 1XXX3
Portuguese I, II, III, IV (A)FLGC 1001, FLGC 1002, FLGC 2003, FLGC 200412
Psychology (AS & A)PSYC 10003
Sociology (AS & A)SOCI 21103
Spanish I, II, III, IV (A)SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002, SPAN 2003, SPAN 200412
Tamil I, II, III, IV (A)FLGC 1001, FLGC 1002, FLGC 2002, FLGC 200312
Urdu I, II, III, IV (A)FLGC 1001, FLGC 1002, FLGC 2002, FLGC 200312