Credit-by-Exam

Broward College awards college credit for standardized examinations that document the required knowledge and competencies for one or more subject areas. Broward College uses the minimum scores, credits, and guidelines for awarding credit for exams established by the State of Florida's Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC). For additional information, please review Broward College Policy 6Hx2-4.11 and Broward College Procedure A6Hx2-4.11

Research shows that adult students who utilize acceleration mechanisms like credit-by-exam outperform their peers, graduate at higher rates, and save money and time towards their degree. 

Benefits   Local Test Options   Equivalency Tables   AP, AICE, and IB Credit Recovery

Students who earn credits through Credit-by-Exam:

CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning) References:

Save Money

On average, students save between $1,222.00 and $3,048.00 while attaining their degree!

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On average, students save an average of 2.5 to 13.9 months of time while attaining their degree!

Persist Longer

On average, students take an additional 19 more credit hours!

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Graduation rates are nearly 22% higher!

Local Testing Options

Credit-by-Exam Equivalency Tables

AP, AICE, and IB Credit Recovery Options

If you took AP, IB, and/or AICE course work in one of the subjects below but didn't score high enough to earn college credits, you have an opportunity to take a Local Credit-by-Exam Test Option to recover credits.

Exam Vendor Exam Title  Score Local Credit-by-Exam Exam Option(s)
IB

Biology and

Biology (HL)

1 to 3 CLEP Biology (no lab credit)
IB Chemistry 1 to 3 CLEP Chemistry (no lab credit)
IB Economics 1 to 3 CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics and CLEP Principles of Microeconomics
IB

English A1 and 

English Language A: Language and Literature

1 to 3 CLEP College Composition
IB English Language A: Literature 1 to 3 CLEP English Literature
IB French: Language B 1 to 3 CLEP French
IB German: Language B 1 to 3 CLEP German
IB Math Analysis and Approaches (HL) 1 to 3 CLEP College Algebra
IB Math Analysis and Approaches (SL) 1 to 3 CLEP College Mathematics
IB Math Applications and Interpretations (HL) 1 to 3 CLEP Precalculus
IB Math Applications and Interpretations (SL) 1 to 3 CLEP College Algebra and CLEP College Mathematics
IB

Math Methods

1 to 3 CLEP College Algebra or CLEP Precalculus or CLEP Calculus
IB Mathematical Studies 1 to 3 CLEP College Mathematics (MGF1106 Only)
IB

Mathematical Studies (SL)

1 to 3 CLEP College Algebra
IB Psychology 1 to 3 CLEP Introductory Psychology
IB Spanish: Language B 1 to 3 CLEP Spanish Language
IB Business and Management 1 to 3 DSST Introduction to Business (GEB1011 Only)
IB Ecosystems and Societies 1 to 3 DSST Environment and Humanity (EVR1017 Only)
IB Music 1 to 3 UExcel Introduction to Music (MUL2010 Only)
IB Philosophy 1 to 3 UExcel Introduction to Philosophy (PHI2010 Only)
IB Physics 1 to 3 UExcel Physics (no lab credit)
IB

Physics (SL)

1 to 3 UExcel Physics (no lab credit)
IB World Religions (SL) 1 to 3 DSST Introduction to World Religions
AP

Art History

1 to 2 DSST Art of the Western World
AP Biology  1 to 2 CLEP Biology
AP

Calculus AB and

Calculus BC

1 to 2 UExcel Calculus (MAC2311 Only)
AP Chemistry  1 to 2 CLEP General Chemistry (no lab credit)
AP

Computer Science A and

Computer Science AB

1 to 2 DSST Computing and Information Technology
AP English Language and Composition  1 to 2 CLEP College Composition
AP English Literature and Composition  1 to 2 CLEP College Composition and CLEP English Literature
AP European History  1 to 2 CLEP Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 and CLEP Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 and CLEP Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present
AP French Language and Culture  1 to 2 CLEP French Language
AP German Language and Culture  1 to 2 CLEP German Language
AP Macroeconomics 1 to 2 CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics 1 to 2 CLEP Principles of Microeconomics
AP Psychology  1 to 2 CLEP Introductory Psychology
AP Spanish Language and Culture  1 to 2 CLEP Spanish Language or CLEP Spanish with Writing
AP Statistics  1 to 2 DSST Principles of Statistics
AP United States Government and Politics 1 to 2 CLEP American Government
AP United States History  1 to 2 CLEP History of the United States I and CLEP History of the United States II
AP World History: Modern  1 to 2 UExcel World Conflicts Since 1900
AICE Accounting (A-Level) U CLEP Financial Accounting (ACG2001 Only)
AICE Accounting (AS-Level) U CLEP Financial Accounting 
AICE Applied ICT- Information, Communication Technology (A- Level) and (AS-Level) U CLEP Information Systems (CGS1060C Only)
AICE Biology (AS-Level) U CLEP Biology (no lab credit)
AICE Business Studies (A-Level) U DSST Introduction to Business (GEB1011 Only)
AICE Business Studies (AS-Level) U DSST Introduction to Business
AICE Chemistry (A-Level) U CLEP General Chemistry (no lab credit) (CHM1020 Only)
AICE Chemistry (AS-Level) U CLEP General Chemistry (no lab credit)
AICE Computing (A-Level) and (AS-Level) U CLEP Information Systems (CGS1060C Only)
AICE Economics (A-Level) U CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics and CLEP Principles of Microeconomics
AICE English (A Level) U CLEP College Composition
AICE English (A-Level) – Literature in English U CLEP College Composition
AICE English (AS-Level) – English Language or Language & Literature in English U CLEP College Composition
AICE English (AS-Level) – Literature in English U CLEP College Composition
AICE French (A-Level) U CLEP French Language
AICE French Language (AS-Level) U CLEP French Language
AICE History, European History, c.1789-1941 (A-Level)  U CLEP Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 (EUH1000 Only)
AICE History, International Relations/History, c.1871-1945 (AS-Level)  U UExcel World Conflicts Since 1900
AICE History, International Relations/History, c.1871-1991 (A-Level)   U UExcel World Conflicts Since 1900 (WOH2040 Only)
AICE Mathematics (A-Level) U UExcel Statistics and UExcel Calculus
AICE Physics (AS-Level) U UExcel Physics (no lab credit)
AICE Psychology (A-Level) and (AS-Level) U CLEP Introductory Psychology
AICE Sociology (A-Level) and (AS-Level) U CLEP Introductory Sociology

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