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    University of Louisiana Lafayette
   
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Credit by Other Means


  1. Credit Examinations
  2. Military Service
  3. College Entrance Examination Board "Advanced Placement Program"
  1. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Advance Credit Examination Program
  2. Other Advanced Placement Programs
  3. Correspondence Courses

If credit in a course is to be awarded by more than one of the sources indicated below and/or subsequent re-enrollment in the course itself, the credit for that course will only be awarded once. The source of credit and grade will be posted, but no hours earned will be recorded.

A. Credit Examinations

A student may apply to the appropriate academic dean to take a credit examination for skills-based and knowledge-based courses at the 100-200 level in which no term paper is required and class participation in discussion is not a central component for the course. In addition, certain 300 or 400-level courses may be appropriate for credit by examination. Academic departments will determine courses appropriate for individual credit examinations. The academic dean of each college should maintain a list of courses in the college that have been determined by academic departments to be appropriate for credit by examination. The university permits only regularly enrolled students to take credit examinations. See IX.F  for additional limitations as to the applicability of these credits to degree requirements.

  1. The University permits only regularly enrolled students to take credit examinations.
  2. Only students who claim special competence gained through practical experience, extensive training, or completion of courses in non-accredited institutions may apply for a credit examination.
  3. A student must initiate the application for credit examinations in the office of his or her academic dean. Credit examinations may not be administered without the approval of the student's academic dean and the dean and department head having jurisdiction over the specific course for which credit is sought.
  4. Credit is awarded only for examination performance of "C" quality or better. Such credit must be certified by the examining instructor. In the case of successful completion of the credit examination the grade of S and the appropriate credit are recorded by the Registrar upon the student's permanent record. Unsuccessful attempts are also reported to the Registrar but are not recorded.
  5. Credit by examination may not be used to reduce the University's residence requirements.
  6. Credits earned by examination are not included in the number of credit hours required for the maintenance of scholarships and financial aid.
  7. A student transferring from an unaccredited institution may apply to the appropriate academic dean for permission to take a credit examination for any course taken at an unaccredited institution.
  8. With the exception noted in item 7 above, students may not schedule examinations on work completed in regular high school courses or in university courses in which they have registered or which they have audited or failed.
  9. Credit examinations once failed may not be repeated.
  10. No student may take a credit examination in a course which is a prerequisite for an advanced course in the same subject for which s/he has already earned credit.
  11. International students with native proficiency in a language taught in the Department of Modern Languages may, upon approval of the Department Head, be permitted to take credit examinations in 300-400 level courses in that language.
  12. Credit earned through correspondence study and other non-traditional credit, earned in any way other than residence study, is awarded according to University policy as stated in Section VIII (Credit by Other Means) regardless of the policy of the sending institution. Credit earned by departmental or institutional examinations at other regionally accredited colleges and universities and listed on an official transcript is accepted in the same way that residence credit earned in those institutions is accepted.
  13. The maximum credit which may be obtained by examination in any one field is determined by the academic department concerned.
  14. See IX.F  for additional limitations as to the applicability of these credits to degree requirements.
  15. A non-refundable fee of $10.00 per credit hour is assessed each student requesting a credit examination.

B. Military Service

  1. The University recognizes the validity of the recommendation in the current edition of "A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services" and will grant credit for certain military schools subject to the approval of the Director of Admissions and the student's academic dean.
  2. See IX.F  for additional limitations.

C. College Entrance Examination Board "Advanced Placement Program"

  1. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers advanced placement credit to highly qualified high school students who take college level courses in high school simultaneously with their other high school courses. Each year in May, the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Advanced Placement Examinations are administered to participants in this program. The following is a list of credits the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will award for the various scores for each of these examinations.
  Examination Score Courses Credits  
Art History 3
4,5
VIAR 121 
VIAR 121  and VIAR 122 
3 hours
6 hours
Biology 3,4,5 BIOL 110 , BIOL 111 , BIOL 113 , BIOL 112  8 hours
Chemistry 3,4,5 CHEM 107 , CHEM 108  6 hours
Computer Science 3,4,5 CMPS 300  3 hours
English Language and Composition 3 ENGL 101  3 hours
  4
5
ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 
ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 , ENGL 352 
6 hours
9 hours
English Literature and Composition   Same as above  
  Examination Score Courses Credits  
French Language 3 FREN 101 , FREN 102 , FREN 112 , FREN 201 , FREN 211  12 hours
  4
5
FREN 101 , FREN 102 , FREN 112 , FREN 201 , FREN 211 , FREN 202 /203
FREN 101 , FREN 102 , FREN 112 , FREN 201 , FREN 211 , FREN 202 /203, FREN 361 

15 hours
18 hours

German Language 3,4,5 GERM 101 , GERM 102 , GERM 112 , GERM 201 , GERM 211  12 hours
Government-Politics 3,4,5 POLS 110  3 hours
History, American 3 HIST 221  or HIST 222  3 hours
  4,5 HIST 221 , HIST 222  6 hours
History, European 3 HIST 101  or HIST 102  3 hours
  4,5 HIST 101 , HIST 102  6 hours
Human Geography 3,4,5 GEOG 201  3 hours
  Latin 3,4,5 LATN 101 , LATN 102 , LATN 201  9 hours  
Mathematics:      
  Calculus AB 3 MATH 143 , MATH 250  6 hours
    4,5 MATH 143 , MATH 270  7 hours
  Calculus BC 3 MATH 143 , MATH 270  7 hours
    4,5 MATH 143 , MATH 270 , MATH 301  11 hours
  Statistics 3,4,5 STAT 214 3 hou
Music 3 MUS 130 , 139 6 hours
    4 MUS 120 , MUS 130  9 hours
    5 MUS 120 , MUS 130  12 hours
Physics B 3,4,5 PHYS 207 , PHYS 208  6 hours
Physics C      
  Mechanics 3,4,5 PHYS 201  4 hours
  Elect-Mag 3,4,5 PHYS 202  4 hours
Psychology 3,4,5 PSYC 110  3 hours
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 101 , SPAN 102 , SPAN 112  SPAN 201 , SPAN 211  12 hours
    4 SPAN 101 ,SPAN 102 , SPAN 112 , SPAN 201 , SPAN 211 , SPAN 202 /203 15 hours
    5 SPAN 101 , SPAN 102 , SPAN 112 , SPAN 201 , SPAN 211 , 203, SPAN 310  18 hours
         
  1. The grade of "S" is awarded and credits earned in this program are counted as hours earned and may be applicable toward a degree. These credits do not affect either the student's semester average or his or her cumulative average.
  2. Students who plan to enter the University under this program should arrange to have their Advanced Placement Examination records sent to the Director of Admissions.
  3. See IX.F  for additional limitations.

D. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Advance Credit Examination Program

  1. First-time freshmen who have special competence in biology, business administration, chemistry, communication, computer science, English, human resources, mathematics, modern languages, music, physics or visual arts may participate in the University's Advance Credit Examination Program and may qualify for advanced placement and course credit as indicated below. ACT scores serve as a guide to determine which students are eligible to take advance credit exams.
  2. Advance credit exam policy applies to first-time freshmen and to transfer students who have not enrolled in any college level English and/or Math course. Examinations are administered only at specific periods.
  3. The grade of "S" is awarded for any course in which advance credit is earned. Credits earned in this program are counted as hours earned and may be applicable toward a degree. These credits do not affect either the student's semester or cumulative average.
  4. See IX.F  for additional limitations.
  5. Credits earned by advance credit examination are not included in the number of credit hours required for the maintenance of scholarships and financial aid.
  Subject Requirements Credit Possible Course

BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND TECHNOLOGY Departmental test: microcomputer applications (operating systems, word processing, spread sheets, and databases) used to solve business problems 3 BSAT 205 - Microcomputer Applications in Business 
CHEMISTRY Math ACT of 26; departmental test 6 CHEM 101  or CHEM 107 , CHEM 108 : Introductory Chemistry; or General Chemistry I, II
COMMUNICATION Theories of effective communication for students with high levels of competence in forensics, debate, etc. If successful on written exam, oral presentation required at later date 3 CMCN 200: Principles of Human Communication
COMPUTER SCIENCE Math ACT of 26; departmental test. Must have Competence in C++ 3 CMPS 150 - Introduction to Computer Science 
ENGLISH* English ACT of 32 and Composite of 28; a written essay and departmental test 6 ENGL 101  & ENGL 102 : Intro to Academic Writing, Writing & Research about Culture
*English ACT of 28: 3 credits automatically awarded for ENGL 101, Rhetoric and Composition, and students placed in ENGL 115, Freshman Honors
HUMAN RESOURCES Three exams for students with: 1) culinary experience; 2) basic nutrition experience; 3) and/or clothing construction experience. If successful on written exam in clothing construction, presentation of a garment required at a later date 10 HUMR 111: Food Selection; HUMR 300 Nutrition; HUMR 207: Apparel Design Studio I
MATH** Math ACT of 26; departmental test 5 MATH 105 - Applied College Algebra  OR MATH 143 - Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry 
**Math ACT of 25-29: 3 credits automatically awarded for MATH 105 - Applied College Algebra .
**Math ACT of 30+: 3 credits automatically awarded for MATH 143 - Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry .
MODERN LANGUAGES Competence in French, Spanish, German or Latin as demonstrated on departmental test 6 Language 101, 102, 201, and 202/203 & 310, 311
MUSIC Knowledge of theory/ Composition; departmental test 3 MUS 120 - Music Theory I ; MUS 121: Aural Skills I
PHYSICS Science ACT of 28; departmental test 6 PHYS 207  and PHYS 208  208; Introduction to Physics I & II
VISUAL ARTS Portfolio review by Visual Arts Department 6 VIAR 101 - Design I ; VIAR 111 - Drawing I 

E. Other Advanced Placement Programs

  1. Students who have participated in the College Entrance Examinations Board's "College Level Examination Program" (CLEP), the College Level GED program, the American College Test's Proficiency Examination Program (PEP) or some other recognized advanced placement program are invited to submit transcripts of these examinations to the Office of Admissions for evaluation and possible credit.
  2. Credits will be granted in accordance with current University policy which considers both the recommendations of the testing agencies and the educational levels and achievement of each applicant.
  3. Approval of each request for credit must be obtained from the academic dean and department head having jurisdiction over the specific course for which credit is sought.
  4. Students may not obtain credit under this program for courses in which they have been registered or which they have audited or failed.
  5. Students may not obtain credit under this program for a course which is a prerequisite stated or implied, for an advanced course in the same subject for which they have already received credit. See IX.D.1  for additional limitations.
  CLEP Examination Course Equivalency Credits  

American Hist I: Early Colonizations to 1877 HIST 221  3
American Hist II: 1865 to the Present HIST 222  3
Introductory Psychology PSYC 110  3
College French - Levels 1 and 2 FREN 101 , FREN 102 , FREN 201  10
College German - Levels 1 and 2 GERM 101 , GERM 102 , GERM 201  10
College Spanish - Levels 1 and 2 SPAN 101 , SPAN 102 , SPAN 201  10
American Literature ENGL 216  3
Analysis and Interpretation of Literature ENGL 102  (with acceptable essay) 3
College Composition ENGL 101  (with acceptable essay) 3
English Literature ENGL 215  3
Freshman English ENGL 101  (with acceptable essay) 3
Calculus with Elementary Functions MATH 270  4
College Algebra and Trigonometry MATH 143  3
General Biology BIOL 121  - BIOL 122  6
General Chemistry CHEM 101  or CHEM 107  3

F. Correspondence Courses

Correspondence courses will be subject to the regular transfer credit policies of the University as indicated in Section I.A.3  above.