Evaluation of Prior Learning

Evaluation of Prior Learning

AP – Advanced Placement Exams
Advanced Placement (AP) classes can be an important part of a student’s college preparation plan. Classes are offered in most high schools throughout Minnesota and offer rigorous course content in many areas. Through AP exams, you have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation’s colleges and universities. Central Lakes College will award credit for Advanced Placement testing provided the student earned a score of 3 or above on the exam.  The amount of credit granted will not exceed the credit granted for an equivalent course or course sequence offered by Central Lakes College.  Approved credits will be transcripted as “Advanced Placement” credits.  Students wishing to apply for Advanced Placement credit should request to have test results mailed to Records and Registration.

AP IdentityAP Exam TitleCLC Course EquivalentCLC Course Title EquivalentMNTC Goal(s)Credit HoursAccepted Score
AP13Art HistoryARTS 2487Art History/Modern633, 4, 5
AP20BiologyBIOL 1431 & BIOL 1432General Biology I & II3A w/lab, 10103, 4, 5
AP66Calculus ABMATH 1477Calculus I453, 4, 5
AP68Calculus BCMath 1477 & 1478Calculus I & II4103, 4, 5
AP69Calculus BC: AB SubscoreMATH1477Calculus I453, 4, 5
AP25ChemistryCHEM 1424Chemical Principles I3A w/lab53, 4, 5
AP28Chinese Language & Culture883
AP28Chinese Language & Culture8124
AP28Chinese Language & Culture8165
AP58Comparative Government & Politics533, 4, 5
AP31Computer Science A33, 4, 5
AP32Computer Science Principles33, 4, 5
AP36English: Language & CompositionENGL 1410 & ENGL 1411Composition I & II1A83, 4, 5
AP37English: Literature & CompositionENGL1410 & ENGL1463Composition I & Intro to Lit1A, 6, 773, 4, 5
AP40Environmental ScienceBIOL 1415Environmental Biology3A w/lab, 1033, 4, 5
AP43European History5, 733, 4, 5
AP48French Language & Culture863
AP48French Language & Culture894
AP48French Language & Culture8125
AP55German Language & Culture863
AP55German Language & Culture894
AP55German Language & Culture8125
AP53Human GeographyGEOG 1459Cultural Geography5, 833, 4, 5
AP62Italian Language & Culture883
AP62Italian Language & Culture8124
AP62Italian Language & Culture8165
AP64Japanese Language & Culture883
AP64Japanese Language & Culture8124
AP64Japanese Language & Culture8165
AP60Latin683
AP60Latin6124
AP60Latin6165
AP35MacroeconomicsECON 2401Principles of Economics-Macro533, 4, 5
AP34MicroeconomicsECON 2402Principles of Economics-Micro533, 4, 5
AP75Music TheoryMUSC 1459Fundamentals of Music633, 4, 5
AP83Physics 1PHYS1401 College Physics I3A w/lab43, 4, 5
AP84Physics 2PHYS1402College Physics II3A w/lab43, 4, 5
AP82Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism33, 4, 5
AP80Physics C: MechanicsPHYS 1411Classical Physics I3A w/lab53, 4, 5
AP85PsychologyPSYC 2421General Psychology2, 543, 4, 5
AP23Research33, 4, 5
AP22Seminar33, 4, 5
AP87Spanish Language & CultureSPAN 1401, SPAN 1402 Beginning Spanish I & I883
AP87Spanish Language & CultureSPAN 1401, SPAN 1402, SPAN 2401Beginning Spanish I & II, Intermediate Spanish I6, 8124
AP87Spanish Language & CultureSPAN 1401,SPAN 1402, SPAN 2401, SPAN 2404Beginning Spanish I & I, Intermediate Spanish I & II6, 8165
AP89Spanish Literature & CultureSPAN 1401, SPAN 1402, SPAN 2401Beginning Spanish I & II, Intermediate Spanish I6, 8123, 4
AP89Spanish Literature & CultureSPAN 1401,SPAN 1402, SPAN 2401, SPAN 2404Beginning Spanish I & I, Intermediate Spanish I & II6, 8165
AP90StatisticsMATH 1460Intro to Statistics443, 4, 5
AP16Studio Art 3-D Design Portfolio633, 4, 5
AP15Studio Art: 2-D Design PortfolioARTS 1459Design & Color633, 4, 5
AP14Studio Art: Drawing PortfolioARTS 1458Drawing633, 4, 5
AP57United States Government & PoliticsPOLS 1435American Government & Politics5, 933, 4, 5
AP07United States HistoryHIST 1472 & HIST 1473U.S. History to 1865 & 1865 to Present5, 763, 4, 5
AP93World HistoryHIST 1413World History II, 1500 to Present5, 833, 4, 5

CLEP – College Level Examination Program 
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) is a college board program that allows students to earn college credit by demonstrating their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects. The College-Level Examination Program® provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. CLEP exams do not relate to a specifically designed college-level courses taught in high school. CLEP exams test mastery of college-level materials acquired in a variety of ways such as through general academic instruction, significant independent study, or extracurricular work Credit for both subject and area examinations of CLEP (College Level Examination Program) will be evaluated for credit according to the recommendation of the American Council on Education and according to the policies of Central Lakes College. Students wishing to apply for credit should have results mailed from CLEP directly to the Records and Registration office. Approved credits will be transcripted as “CLEP” credits. Information about CLEP is available in the Counseling Center.

IdentifierCLEP Exam Title CLC Course Equivalent CLC Course Title EquivalentMNTC Goal(s) Credit Hours Accepted Score
C13American Government POLS 1435 American Gov’t & Politics 5, 9 350
C01American Literature ENGL 2467 American Lit I, Pre-1861 6, 7 350
C02Analyzing & Interpreting Literature ENGL 1463 Introduction to Literature 6, 7 350
C27Biology 350
C28Calculus MATH 1477 Calculus I 4550
C31Chemistry Non-Lab Chemistry course3B No Lab350
C25College Algebra MATH 1470 College Algebra 4350
C41College Composition ENGL 1410 Composition I 1A 450
C42College Composition ModularENGL 1410Composition I1A 450
C29College Mathematics MATH 1441 Concepts of Math 4350
C05English Literature ENGL 2457 British Literature I Pre-1800 6350
C40Financial Accounting ACCT 2011 Accounting Principles I 450
C07French Language, Level 1 650
C08French Language, Level 2 959
C09German Language, Level 1 650
C10German Language, Level 2 960
C15History of the US I: to 1877 HIST 1472 U. S. History, Precontact to 1877 5, 7 350
C16History of the US II: 1865-Present HIST 1473 U. S. History 1877 to Present 5, 7 350
C17Human Growth & Development PSYC 2431 Human Development 5350
C06Humanities ENGL 1450 Introduction to Humanities 6, 8 350
C35Info Sys and Computer Apps 350
C14Intro to Educational Psych350
C34Introductory Business Law BUSN 2541 Legal Environment of Business 350
C20Introductory Psychology PSYC 2421 General Psychology 2, 5 450
C22Introductory SociologySOCL 1401 Introduction to Sociology 2, 5 350
C30Natural Sciences350
C39Precalculus MATH 1472 Precalculus 4550
C18Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2401 Principles of Economics-Macro 5350
C36Principles of Management MGMT1011 Management Principles 350
C37Principles of Marketing MKTG 1011 Marketing Principles 350
C19Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2402 Principles of Economics-Micro5350
C21Social Sciences and History 350
C11Spanish Language Level 1 SPAN 1401, SPAN 1402 Beginning Spanish I & II 8850
C12Spanish Language Level 2 SPAN 2401, SPAN 2404Intermediate Spanish I, & II6, 8 863
C23Western Civilization I 350
C24Western Civilization II 350 

DANTES
The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) program is an extensive series of examinations in college subjects that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate courses. ACE recommends three semester hours of credit per test. DANTES funds DSST testing for eligible service members and personnel at DANTES military test centers. The DSSTs are now also available for use by civilians at universities and colleges throughout the country.

DSST Exam # DSST Exam Title CLC Course Equivalent CLC Course Title EquivalentMNTC Goal(s) Credit Hours Accepted Score  
8A History of the Vietnam War3400
3Art of the Western WorldARTS2487Art History/ModernGoal 63400
29Astronomy3400
38Business Ethics and Society3400
28Business MathematicsBUSN1131Business Math3400
23Computing and Information Technology3400
15Criminal Justice3400
31Environmental Science3400
35Ethics in America3400
10Foundations of Education3400
1Fundamentals of College AlgebraMATH1520Intro to College Algebra3400
16Fundamentals of Counseling3400
40Fundamentals of Cybersecurity3400
12General Anthropology3400
30Health & Human DevelopmentHLTH1501Personal Health & Wellness3400
7History of the Soviet Union3400
19Human Resource ManagementMGMT1114Human Resource Management3400
24Introduction to Business3400
6Introduction to GeographyGoal 53400
14Introduction to Law Enforcement3400
36Introduction to World Religions3400
11Lifespan Developmental Psychology3400
27Management Information Systems3400
41Math for Liberal ArtsMATH1441Concepts in MathematicsGoal 43400
25Money and Banking3400
20Organizational Behavior3400
26Personal Finance3400
33Physical Geology3400
42Principles of Advanced English CompositionENGL1411Goal 1AII3400
17Principles of Finance3400
37Principles of Public Speaking3400
2Principles of StatisticsMATH1460Intro to StatisticsGoal 43400
21Principles of Supervision3400
13Substance AbuseHLTH1507Drug Awareness3400
34Technical WritingENGL1422Practical WritingGoal 1B3400
9The Civil War and Reconstruction3400
32The Principles of Physical Science I3400

International Baccalaureate 
Central Lakes College awards credit for prior learning to high school students who participated in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. The International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program is an educational program taught in one of three languages – English, French, or Spanish and is intended for students in their final two years of secondary school, often before entering university. The program, administered by the International Baccalaureate Organization, is one of the most widely recognized pre-university educational programs in the world. A student may present a full IB diploma or a certificate recognizing specific higher level or standard level examination scores for evaluation. Central Lakes College awards credit for scores of four (4) or higher on individual IB examinations or successful completion of the IB diploma. Students who attain an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma shall be granted six (6) lower division course credits for scores of four (4) or higher on each Higher Level IB examinations and two (2) lower division course credits for scores of four (4) or higher on each Standard Level IB examination. Students who do not complete an IP diploma may have their individual examinations evaluated. A student shall receive three (3) or more course credits for scores of four (4) or higher on individual Higher Level IB examinations and two (2) or more credits for scores of four (4) or higher on individual Standard Level IB examinations.

IB Exam TitleElective Credits AwardedAccepted Score
Biology (HL)34 or higher
Biology (SL)24 or higher
Business (HL) 34 or higher
Business Management (SL)24 or higher
Chemistry (HL)34 or higher
Chemistry (SL)24 or higher
Computer Science (HL)34 or higher
Computer Science (SL)24 or higher
Dance (HL)34 or higher
Dance(SL)24 or higher
Design Tech (HL)34 or higher
Design Tech (SL)24 or higher
Economics (HL)34 or higher
Economics (SL)24 or higher
Enviornmental Systems & Societies (HL)34 or higher
Enviornmental Systems & Societies (SL)24 or higher
Extended Essay 34 or higher
Film (HL) 34 or higher
Film (SL)24 or higher
Further Mathematics (HL)34 or higher
Further Mathematics (SL)24 or higher
Geography (HL)34 or higher
Global Politics (HL)34 or higher
Global Politics(SL)24 or higher
History (HL)34 or higher
History (SL) 24 or higher
History of East & Asia, Oceania (HL) 34 or higher
History of Europe (HL)34 or higher
History of America (HL)34 or higher
History of Asia/Middle East (HL)34 or higher
History of Africa (HL)34 or higher
Info Tech Global Society (HL)34 or higher
Info Tech Global Society (SL)24 or higher
Islamic History (HL)34 or higher
Islamic History (SL)24 or higher
Literature & Performance (HL)34 or higher
Literature & Performance (SL)24 or higher
Mathmatic Studies (SL)24 or higher
Mathmatic Methods (SL)24 or higher
Mathmatics (HL)34 or higher
Mathmatics (SL)24 or higher
Music (HL)34 or higher
Music (SL) (group)24 or higher
Music (SL) (Composition)24 or higher
Music (SL) (Solo)24 or higher
Philosophy (HL)34 or higher
Philosophy (SL)24 or higher
Physics (HL) 34 or higher
Physics (SL)24 or higher
Psychology (HL)34 or higher
Psychology (SL)24 or higher
Sociology Cultural Anthropology (HL)34 or higher
Sociology Cultural Anthropology (SL)24 or higher
Sports, Exercise, & Health24 or higher
Theatre Arts (HL)34 or higher
Theatre Arts (SL)24 or higher
Theory of Knowledge34 or higher
Visual Arts (HL)34 or higher
Visual Arts (SL)24 or higher
World Cultures (HL) 34 or higher
World Cultures (SL) 24 or higher
World Religions (SL) 24 or higher
World Studies Extended Essay34 or higher
Languages (all HL)34 or higher
Languages (all SL)24 or higher
*HL- Higher Level
*SL-Standard Level

CREDIT FOR ADVANCED STANDING
Central Lakes College has number of course equivalency agreements with high schools. These articulation agreements allow students to experience advanced learning that can be used in their college career. Students are subject to the current articulation agreement that is in effect at the time of their enrollment at Central Lakes College. Advanced Standing credits are transcribed showing total credits and identified as “Advanced Standing” credits.
Students who are interested in further information should contact their high school counselor or the Records and Registration office of Central Lakes College. For more information visit Advanced Standing

Credit for Life/Work Experience
Competency-based education allows students to present nontraditional learning as competencies to be evaluated for credit by qualified faculty members toward their educational program. These competencies must be the equivalent of what would have been learned through college coursework.  If a student is confident that he/she has the competencies needed to meet the objectives for a diploma program course, he/she may make a request for Credit by Evaluation by following these steps:

1. Check the list of courses that allows this method.  The list is available from the Vice President of Academic Affairs office.

2. If the student decides to proceed, he/she should complete the Credit by Evaluation form available from the Vice President of Academic Affairs office.

3. After the student completes the form, the VP of Academic Affairs or designee will assign the appropriate instructor to administer the evaluation.  The evaluation may be oral, written, demonstration, or a combination of these.

4. The student will go to the cashier to pay the appropriate non-refundable fee. Students are reminded that financial aid does not cover any of the Credit by Evaluation fees.

5. The student will then meet with the assigned instructor to set up the test time and finalize criteria for the evaluation.

6. The examination will be administered to the student.

7. The instructor will return the Credit by Evaluation form to the VP of Academic Affairs who will ensure the credits are appropriately transcribed.

8. Only the grade of “S” will be allowed for Credit by Evaluation courses.

The process allowing Credit by Evaluation must be completed by the end of the drop-add period to allow the student to withdraw from a course without penalty. If the student has not registered for the course and wishes to attempt Credit by Evaluation, the student may complete the process at any time.  A student cannot receive Credit by Evaluation for a course she/he previously registered for and failed.

CREDIT FOR MILITARY EXPERIENCE 
An enrolled student may request an evaluation of military experience and education for college credit from an official military transcript, form DD214, or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE). This is evaluated and awarded by the Registrar according to the standards of the American Council on Education (ACE), the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and the policies of Central Lakes College. Contact the Records and Registration office for information. For more information on Military credit transfer for veterans and service members, please visit http://www.minnstate.edu/military/transfer.html

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