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Appendix C


Advanced Placement Test

Polk State College (PSC) grants college credit to students who present satisfactory scores on one or more of the Advanced Placement Program examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board as defined in the chart below. The examination must be taken after the completion of the Advanced Placement course in high school and prior to enrolling in college.

Advanced Placement
Test

Score for
Credit

Course Credit
Earned

# Credit
Hours


Art Appreciation 3-5 ARH 1000 3
Art History 3 ARH 1050 3
  4-5 ARH 1050 & ARH 1051 6
Calculus AB 3-5 MAC 2311 5
Calculus BC 3-5 MAC 2311 5
  4-5 MAC 2312 5
Computer Science A 3-5 CGS 1075 3
Computer Science AB 3-5 CGS 1076 3
Environmental Science 3-5 ISC 2051 3
European History 3 EUH 2009 3
  4-5 EUH 1000 & EUH 1001 6
French Language 3-5 FRE 1130 5
  4-5 FRE 1131 5
General Biology 3-4 BSC 1005C 4
  4 BSC 1010C 4
  5 BSC 1010C & BSC 1011C 8
General Chemistry 3 CHM 1025C 4
  4-5 CHM 1045C 4
  5 CHM 1046C 4
German Language 3-5 GER 1130 5
  4-5 GER 1131 5
Gov’t & Politics: Comparative 3-5 CPO 1002 3
Gov’t. & Politics: U.S. 3-5 POS 2041 3
Human Geography 3-5 GEO 1400 3
International English Language* 4-5 ENC 1101 3
Language & Composition 3-5 ENC 1101 3
  4-5 ENC 1102 3
Literature & Composition 3-5 ENC 1101 3
  4-5 LIT 1000 3
Macroeconomics 3-5 ECO 2013 3
Microeconomics 3-5 ECO 2023 3
Music Theory 3-5 MUT 1111 3
Physics B 3-5 PHY 2053C 4
  4-5 PHY 2054C 4
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHY 2053C 4
  4-5 PHY 2048C 5
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetics 3 PHY 2054C 4
  4-5 PHY 2049C 5
Psychology 3-5 PSY 2012 3
Spanish Language 3-5 SPN 1130 5
  4-5 SPN 1131 5
Statistics 3-5 STA 2023 3
Studio Art: Drawing** 3-5 ART 1300C 3
Studio Art: 2-D Design** 3-5 ART 1201C 3
Studio Art: 3-D Design** 3-5 ART 1202C 3
U.S. History 3 AMH 1010 3
  4-5 AMH 1010 & AMH 1020 6
World History 4-5 WOH 1022 3

*An international student may use the International English Language Exam with a score of 4 or higher as a means of proving English proficiency as required for admission.

**A review of the student’s AP project/portfolio is necessary before granting credit. Contact Gary Baker or Vilas Tonape in the Art Department at 863-297-1020 for your portfolio review.

Polk State College (PSC) requires official Advanced Placement scores to be sent to the Registrar’s Office before credit will be posted to your record. PSC’s score recipient code is 5548. To request official AP scores, please send your request in writing with the required fees to:

Advanced Placement Program - ETS, P.O. Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
You may call 609-771-7300 for more information and any related fees.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP exams, unlike Advanced Placement, are not built around curriculum, but rather are designed to test students’ knowledge on a variety of college-level subjects, regardless of where they might have learned the material. Committees of appropriate college faculty developed the exams. Polk State College (PSC) awards credit for the examinations in the College-Level Examination Program for scores that meet the minimum score for credit as defined in the chart on the following page. Examinations must have been taken in the national administration program of CLEP. An institutional administration that used the CLEP Microcomputer Scoring System and transmitted the student’s data to Educational Testing Services will also be accepted.

Course credit cannot be earned from CLEP for any course that the student has “attempted.”A course attempt is defined as a course registration still in effect at the end of the Drop/Add period and which is listed on the student’s transcript. If a CLEP exam awards credit for multiple courses and the student has attempted one of the courses but not the other, passing scores on the CLEP exam will award credit for the course not previously attempted.

Administration and Fees

PSC charges a test administration fee, and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) charges an exam fee. Refer to the PSC website at www.polk.edu. For testing sites, exam fees, test administration fee, registration, and score reporting procedures, please refer to the Winter Haven TLCC staff, Coordinators of Testing, or to the College Board website at www.collegeboard.com/clep.

Complete the registration form, purchase a $35.00 testing voucher to cover the administrative fee from the Winter Haven cashier’s office, and make an appointment.

To make an appointment, stop by the Winter Haven TLCC between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Friday. The TLCC is located on the second floor of the Learning Resources Building. You may also contact them by phone to make an appointment at 863-297-1033 during the same hours listed above. There will be no walk-in testing for CLEP exams. The appointment must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

On the day of your appointment, please arrive fifteen minutes before your scheduled appointment for check-in. You must bring your completed registration form, testing voucher, a picture ID (must also bear your signature), and means for paying for the exam. Credit card is the preferred method of payment for the exam. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards are accepted. Check or money order will also be accepted. Cash will not be accepted.

Scores

An examinee score report is provided to the student by the testing administrator after completion of the exam. It takes two to three weeks for an official score report to be mailed to the institution you choose as your score recipient. Polk State College’s (PSC) score recipient code is 5548.

Score reports must be official and sent directly to PSC’s Registrar’s Office from Educational Testing Services (ETS). Scores are maintained by ETS for twenty years. If scores are more than twenty years old and cannot be obtained from ETS, credit will not be awarded. Official score reports may be obtained by requesting them in writing from ETS. CLEP Program - ETS, PO Box 6600 Mail Stop 18Q, Princeton NJ 08541-6600. You may call 609-771-7865 for more information and cost per transcript.

CLEP Test

Score for
Credit

Course Credit
Earned

# Credit
Hours

       
American Government 50-80 POS 2041 3
American Literature 50-64 AML 2010 3

(Requires Optional Essay*)

65-80 AML 2010 & AML 2021* 6
Analyzing/Interpreting Literature 62-80 LIT 1000* 3

(Requires Optional Essay*)

     
Business Law 50-80 BUL 2241 3
Calculus with Elementary Functions 50-80 MAC 2233 3
College Algebra 50-80 MAC 1105 3
College Mathematics 50-80 MGF 1107 3
College Mathematics* 62-80 MGF 1106* 3
Educational Psychology 50-80 EDP 2002 3
English Composition with Essay 50-80 ENC 1101 3
  65-80 ENC 1102* 3
English Literature 50-64 ENL 2000 3

(Requires Optional Essay*)

     
  65-80 ENL 2000 & ENL 2022* 6
French Language 50-80 FRE 1130 & FRE 1131 10
  59-80 FRE 2230 5
Freshman College Composition 50-80 ENC 1101* 3

(Requires Optional Essay*)

65-80 ENC 1102* 3
General Biology 50-80 BSC 1005C* 4
General Chemistry 50-80 CHM 1025C* 4
German Language 50-80 GER 1130 & GER 1131 10
  63-80 GER 2230 5
History of U.S. I 50-80 AMH 1010 3
History of U.S. II 50-80 AMH 1020 3
Human Growth and Development 50-80 DEP 2004 3
Humanities* 50-80 HUM 2250* 3
Information Systems & Computer 50-80 CGS 1077 3

Applications

     
Introduction to Psychology 50-80 PSY 2012 3
Introduction to Sociology 50-80 SYG 2000 3
Macroeconomics 50-80 ECO 2013 3
Microeconomics 50-80 ECO 2023 3
Natural Sciences* 50-80 BSC 1005C* 4
  50-80 PSC 1121* 3
Precalculus 50-80 MAC 1140 3
Principles of Accounting 50-80 ACG 2001 3
  62-80 ACG 2011 3
Principles of Management 50-80 MAN 2021 3
Principles of Marketing 50-80 MAR 2011 3
Spanish Language 50-80 SPN 1130 & SPN 1131 10
  66-80 SPN 2230 5
Western Civilization I 50-80 EUH 1000 3
Western Civilization II 50-80 EUH 1001 3

*These credits are acceptable only at PSC. CLEP credits are not guaranteed to transfer unless you have earned an Associate of Art degree. If the exam has an optional essay, the minimum exam score and a passing grade on the essay are both required to earn credit.

Dantes Testing Programs (DSSTS)

The DANTES subject standardized tests (DSSTs), unlike Advanced Placement, are not built around curriculum, but rather are designed to test students’ knowledge on a variety of college-level subjects, regardless of where they might have learned the material. Exams are developed by committees of appropriate college faculty. For more information about the DANTES testing program, including test sites, cost of exams, and sample exam questions, please visit: www.getcollegecredit.com/materials or call 609-720-6740. Polk State College’s (PSC) score recipient codes are 7772 for Winter Haven and 7806 for Lakeland.

Additional exams not listed may be accepted. Submit your official transcript to Admissions for evaluation toward your selected degree.

DANTES Examination
Name

Score for
Credit

Course Credit
Earned

# Credit
Hours

       
Business Mathematics  50 QMB 1001 3
College Algebra  50 MAC 1105 3
Criminal Justice  50 CCJ 1100 3
Cultural Geography  50 GEO 1400 3
Developmental Psychology  50 DEP 2004 3
Financial Accounting  50 ACG 2001 3
Foundation of Education  50 EDF 1005 3
Human Resources  50 MAN 2300 3
Introduction to Business  50 GEB 1011 3
Law Enforcement  50 CCJ 1000 3
Physical Science  50 PSC 1121* 3
Principles of Statistics  50 STA 2023 3

Excelsior Exam Program (Formerly Regents, ACT PEP)

Excelsior College Examinations are developed by Excelsior College using national committees of faculty consultants and national studies to assess how well the tests measure the performance of students in actual college courses. The American Council on Education approves Excelsior College Examinations for credit. Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS). More detailed information about Excelsior College Examinations, including detailed test descriptions, registration forms, testing locations, and exam fees, can be found at www.excelsior.edu.

Excelsior College Examinations not listed may be accepted as electives or substitutes for General Education courses. No Nursing courses will be accepted toward the Nursing program without approval of the Nursing Program Director.

Excelsior Examination
Name

Min. Grade for
Credit

Course Credits
Earned

# Credit
Hours

       
Abnormal Psychology C CLP 1140 3
Anatomy & Physiology C BSC 1084 (no lab credit) 3
Earth Science C ESC 1000 3
Life Span Dev Psychology C DEP 2004 3
English Composition B ENC 1101 & ENC 1102 6
English Composition C ENC 1101 3
Ethics: Theory and Practice C PHI 2600 3
Introduction to Music C MUL 1010 3
Introduction to Philosophy C PHI 2630 3
Human Resources C MAN 2300 3
Microbiology C MCB 2000* (no lab credit) 3
Psychology of Adulthood C DEP 2402 3
Religions of the World C REL 2300 3
Social Psychology C SYG 2300 3
World Population C GEO 1420 3

*Sciences that have a PSC equivalent course with a lab are not accepted in lieu of a science with a lab requirement in any program.

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a challenging curriculum offered in high schools around the world that is designed to prepare students for advanced work in many countries’ postsecondary educational systems.

Polk State College (PSC) awards credit to International Baccalaureate students using the guidelines established in SBE Rule 6A-10.024 (8). Scores achieved in IB diploma examinations and the awarding of credits is mandatory under the provisions of the rule in the following manner:

  • Students who have been awarded the IB diploma are awarded up to thirty (30) semester credits in the subject areas (standard and higher level exams) in which they scored four (4) or above on IB diploma program examinations. The credits are awarded as follows:
    1. Six (6) semester credits for each IB examination in which students score a five (5) or above.
    2. Three (3) semester credits for each IB examination in which students score a four (4).
  • Students who have not been awarded the IB diploma are awarded six (6) semester credits in the subject areas of each IB higher level exam on which they score a five (5) or above.

An official score report is required and must be received directly from the International Baccalaureate office in New York. Send requests in writing to International Baccalaureate, 200 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 or call 212-696-4464 for more information. More information about the IB program is available at: www.ibo.org.

Evaluation of IB examinations will be made after the student has been admitted to the college. Courses for which credit is to be awarded are determined by the college and posted to the student’s transcript. No grades or grade points are assigned. No credit is awarded by testing that duplicates other credit already awarded or accepted in transfer.

*Scores of four (4) are awarded to IB diploma holders only. Scores of five (5), six (6), or seven (7) are awarded to non-diploma holders if they pass the higher level exam and for diploma holders who pass the standard or higher level exam.

The specific examination’s required scores and credits to be awarded are included in the table below.

Int’l Baccalaureate
Exam Name

Score for
Credit*

Course Credit
Earned

# Credits
Earned

       
Advanced Math 4-7 MGF 1106 3
  5-7 MGF 1107 3
Biology 4-7 BSC 1005C 4
  5-7 BSC 1010C 4
Chemistry 4-7 CHM 1025C 4
  5-7 CHM 1045C 4
Computer Science 4-7 CGS 1078 3
  5-7 CGS 1061C 3
Design Engineering 4-7 ETI 2410 3
  5-7 EGS 1110C 3
Economics 4 ECO 1000 3
  5-7 ECO 2013, 2023 6
English A2 4-7 ENC 1102 3
  5-7 LIT 1000 3
English B 4-7 ENC 1101 3
  5-7 ENC 1102 3
Environmental Systems 4-7 ISO 1050 3
  5-7 BSC 1050C 4
French A2 4-7 FRE 2230 5
  5-7 FRE 2231 5
French B 4-7 FRE 1130 5
  5-7 FRE 1131 5
Geography 4-7 GEO 1000 3
  5-7 GEO 1200  
  5-8 & GEO 1400 6
German A2 4-7 GER 2230 5
  5-7 GER 2231 5
German B 4-7 GER 1130 5
  5-7 GER 1131 5
History/America 4-7 AMH 1020 3
  5-7 AMH 1010 3
History/World 4-7 WOH 1022 3
  5-7 WOH 1012 3
Math Methods 4-6 MAC 1105 3
  6-7 MAC 1140 3
  7 MAC 2233 3
Math Studies 4-7 MAT 1033 3
  5-7 MGF 1106 3
Mathematics High Level 4-5 MAC 1114 & MAC 1140 6
  5-7 MAC 2233 3
  7 MAC 2311 5
Music 4-7 MUL 1010 3
  5-7 MUT 1121 3
Physics 4-5 PHY 2020C 4
  5 PHY 2009 4
  6-7 PHY 2053C & PHY 2054C 8
Psychology 4-7 PSY 2012 3
  5-7 DEP 2004 3
Social Anthropology 4-7 ANT 2410 3
  5-7 ANT 1000 3
Spanish A2 4-7 SPN 2230 5
  5-7 SPN 2231 5
Spanish B 4-7 SPN 1130 5
  5-7 SPN 1131 5
Theater Arts 4-7 THE 1000 3
  5-7 THE 1030 3

*Only those students who have been awarded the IB diploma are awarded credit for exams with a score of four (4). Non-diploma students must have a five (5) or higher on the higher level exam in order to receive credit.