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  • “Business Degrees”
  • “Brandman Resources”
  • “Social Work”

Test for Credit

Everything we do is designed to serve the adult learner, and we know you don’t want to waste time in a class studying things you already know. At Brandman, you can earn alternative credits by testing out of classes. If you can pass specific exams, such as AP, CLEP and DANTES General and Subject exams, we will grant you the credits.

Test Credits

Brandman grants credit based on the ACE recommended minimum score or higher for selected College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) General Examinations and Subject Examinations. Credit is awarded for scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination (AP Exam).

AP, CLEP and DANTES Exam Credit

Brandman grants credit based on the ACE recommended minimum score or higher for selected College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) General Examinations and Subject Examinations. Credit is awarded for scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination (AP Exam).

  • CLEP Exam: College-Level Examination Program Exams
    CLEP exams are credit-by-examination tests administered by College Board, available to anyone who is seeking college credit outside the traditional classroom. Only designated institution score reports are accepted. Please review the policy regarding limitations of credit prior to taking any exam. The listing of exams does not guarantee acceptance of credit. Students are subject to the Regulations Governing Credit by Examination outlined in the catalog. Credit is awarded for the ACE recommended minimum score or higher.
  • DSST Exam: (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)
    DSST exams are credit-by-examination tests administered by Prometic, available to anyone who is seeking college credit outside the traditional classroom. Only designated institution score reports are accepted. Please review the policy regarding limitations of credit prior to taking any exam. The listing of exams does not guarantee acceptance of credit. Students are subject to the Regulations Governing Credit by Examination outlined in the catalog. Credit is awarded for the ACE recommended minimum score or higher.
  • AP Exam: Only designated institution score reports are accepted. Please review the policy regarding limitations of credit prior to taking any exam. This listing of exams does not guarantee acceptance of credit. Students are subject to the Regulations Governing Credit by Examination outlined in the catalog. Credit is awarded for scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination (AP Exam).

Only designated institution score reports are accepted. Please review the policy regarding limitations of credit prior to taking any exam. This listing of exams does not guarantee acceptance of credit. Students are subject to the Regulations Governing Credit by Examination outlined in the catalog.

Credit is awarded for scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination (AP Exam).

EXAMS BY CATEGORY MINIMUM SCORE BRANDMAN EQUIVALENT CREDITS  GE
ART  
Art History 3 ARTU 261 3 HU
Studio Art: 2-D Design 3 ARTU 10000 3 HU
Studio Art: 3-D Design 3 ARTU 10000 3

HU

Studio Art: Drawing 3 ARTU 10000 3

HU

BIOLOGY        
Biology 3 BIOU 10000 3 NS
CHEMISTRY        
Chemistry 3 CHMU 10000  3

NS

CHINESE        
Chinese Language & Culture 3 FLUU 10000 3 HU
COMPUTER SCIENCE        
Computer Science A  3 CSCU 230 3  
Computer Science AB  3 CSCU 230, CSCU 10000 3, 3  
ECONOMICS        
Macroeconomics  3 ECNU 201 3 SS
Microeconomics 3 ECNU 202 3 SS
ENGLISH         
English Language & Comp 3 ENGU 103 3 BS
English Literature & Comp  3 ENGU 104 3 BS
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE         
Environmental Science  3 ESCU 101 3 NS
FRENCH         
French Language 3 FRNU 10000 3 HU
GERMAN         
German Language  3 FLUU 10000 3 HU
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS         
Comparative Government & Politics  3 POSU 10000 3 SS
United States Government & Politics  3 POSU 110 3 SS
 HISTORY        
European History  3, 4 HISU 110 3 SS
European History 5 HISU 110, HISU 112 3, 3

SS

United States History 3, 4 HISU 101 3, 3 SS
United States History 5 HISU 101, HISU 103 3, 3 SS
 World History 3, 4 HISU 105 3 SS
 World History 5 HISU 105, HISU 106 3, 3 SS
 ITALIAN

   
Italian Language and Culture  3 FLUU 10000 3 HU
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY         
 Human Geography 3 SSCU 10000 3 SS
 JAPANESE        
Japanese Language & Culture  3 FLUU 10000 3 HU
 LATIN        
 Latin Literature 3 FLUU 10000 3 HU
 Latin: Vergil  3 FLUU 10000 3 HU
MATH        
Calculus AB 3 MATU 104 3 BS
Calculus AB 4 MATU 110 3 BS
Calculus BC 3  MATU 110 3 BS
Calculus BC 4 MATU 110, MATU 111 3, 3 BS
Statistics 3 MATU 203 3 BS
MUSIC THERAPY        
Music Therapy 3 MUSU 10000 3  
PHYSICS        
Physics B 3 PHYU 10000 3 NS
Physics C: Electric & Magnetism 3 PHYU 10000 3 NS
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHYU 10000 3 NS
PSYCHOLOGY        
Psychology 3 PSYU 101 3 SS
RUSSIAN        
Russian Language & Culture 3 FLUU 10000 3 HU
SPANISH        
Spanish Language 3 SPNU 101 3 HU
Spanish Language 4 SPNU 101, SPNU 102 3, 3 HU

 

Approved College-Level Examination Program Exams

Please use Brandman University Code – 4179

Only designated institution score reports are accepted. Please review the policy regarding limitations of credit prior to taking any exam. This listing of exams does not guarantee acceptance of credit. Students are subject to the Regulations Governing Credit by Examination outlined in the catalog.

Credit is awarded for the ACE recommended minimum score or higher.

EXAMS BY CATEGORY BRANDMAN EQUIVALENCY CREDITS
BASIC SUBJECTS    
College Composition (Essay Required) ENGU - 103 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Lit ENGU - 104 3
Precalculus (New Exam 2007) MATU -104 3
Calculus MATU - 104 3
HUMANITIES - LITERATURE    
American Literature ENGU - 1000L 3
English Literature ENGU - 1000L 3
HUMANITIES - LANGUAGE    
French Language (Min Score = 50) FRNU - 101 only 3
French Language (Min Score = 59) FRNU - 101, FRNU - 102 3, 3
German Language (Min Score = 50) GERU - 101 only 3
German Language (Min Score = 60) GERU - 101, GERU 102 3, 3
Spanish Language (Min Score = 50)  SPNU - 101 only 3
Spanish Language (Min Score = 63) SPNU - 101, SPNU - 102

3, 3

HUMANITIES - GENERAL    
Humanities (General) HUMU - 10000 3
NATURAL SCIENCE    
Biology BIOU - 103 3
Chemistry CHMU - 10000 3
Natural Sciences (General) PSCU - 10000 6
SOCIAL SCIENCE - GENERAL EXAM    
Social Sciences and History (General)  HISU - 10000, SSCU - 10000 3, 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE - ECONOMICS    
Principles of Macroeconomics ECNU - 201 3
Principles of Microeconomics ECNU - 202 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE - HISTORY     
U.S. History I HISU - 101 3
U.S. History II HISU - 103 3
Western Civilization I HISU - 110 3
Western Civilization II HISU - 112 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE - POLITICAL SCIENCE    
American Government POSU - 110 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE - PSYCHOLOGY    
Intro to Psychology PSYU - 101 3
Human Growth and Development PSYU - 320 3
Intro to Educational Psychology PSYU - 10000 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE - SOCIOLOGY    
Intro to Sociology SOCU - 101 3
BUSINESS AND OCLU/ORGU    
Financial Accounting ACCU - 201 3
Introductory Business Law MGTU - 310 3
Principles of Management MGTU - 301  3
Principles of Marketing MKTU - 301 3
GENERAL ELECTIVE    
Information Systems and Computer Applications CSCU - 200 3
NOT APPROVED EXAMS    
College Algebra TRNU - 00000 N/A
College Composition Modular TRNU - 00000 N/A
College Math TRNU - 00000 N/A
Freshman Composition TRNU - 00000 N/A

 Approved Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Exams

Please use Brandman University code - 8712

Only official score reports are accepted.  Brandman accepts ACE minimum requirements on selected DSST exams.  Any exam submitted for credit must meet the minimum score requirements regardless of student's catalog year and when the exam was taken. 

Credit will not be awarded when a student has previously been awarded credit for the equivalent course.  Credits earned may be counted towards fulfilling general education, major or elective requirements.

EXAMS BY CATEGORY BRANDMAN EQUIVALENCY CREDITS
BASIC SUBJECTS
Principles of Public Speaking COMU - 101 3
Principles of Statistics MATU - 203 3
HUMANITIES
Art of the Western World ARTU - 10000 3
Ethics in America (optional essay not required) PHLU - 30000 3
Intro to World Religions RELU - 30000 3
Technical Writing (optional essay not required) ENGU - 303 3
 NATURAL SCIENCE    
Astronomy ESCU - 10000 3
Environment and Humanity ESCU - 101 3
Principles of Physical Science I CHMU - 10000, PHYU - 10000 1.5, 1.5
Physical Geology  ESCU - 111 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE - HISTORY    
The Civil War and Reconstruction HISU - 30000 3
A History of the Vietnam War HISU - 355 3
Intro to Modern Middle East HISU - 10000 3
History of the Soviet Union HISU - 30000 3
 Western Europe since 1945 HISU - 310 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE - PSYCHOLOGY    
Fundamentals of Counseling PSYU - 450 3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology PSYU - 320 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE - SSCU    
Intro to Law Enforcement CJCU - 250 3
Criminal Justice CJCU - 250 3
Human / Cultural Geography SSCU - 10000 3
General Anthropology SSCU - 10000 3
OLCU, ORGU, AND RELATED SUBJECTS    
Business Law II ORGU - 30000 3
Human Resource Management  HRCU - 445 3
Intro to Business BUSU - 10 INT 3
Organizational Behavior OLCU - 300 3
Principles of Finance FINU - 305 3
Principles of Financial Accounting ACCU - 201 3
Principles of Supervision OLCU - 301 3
GENERAL ELECTIVE    
Business Ethics & Society BUSU - 30000 3
Business Math TRNU - 10000 3
Substance Abuse TRNU - 30000 3
Foundations of Education EDUU - 10000 3
Health & Human Development ATPU - 10000H 3
Introduction to Computing CSCU - 200 3
Computing and Information Technology CSCU - 200 3
 Cybersecurity CSCU - 270 3
Management Information Systems CSCU - 30000 3
Money and Banking BUSU - 30000 3
Personal Finance BUSU - 10000 3
NOT APPROVED EXAMS    
Fundamentals of College Algebra MATU - 099 N/A

 

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam:

Only designated institution score reports are accepted. Please review the policy regarding limitations of credit prior to taking any exam. This listing of exams does not guarantee acceptance of credit. Students are subject to the Regulations Governing Credit by Examination outlined in the catalog. Other exams not listed may be added upon further review.

EXAMS BY CATEGORY MINIMUM SCORE  BRANDMAN EQUIVALENCY CREDITS
BASIC SUBJECTS  
English HL 5  ENGU 103, ENGU 1000L 3, 3
Math 104 5  MATU 104 3
HUMANITIES  
Spanish Language 1 HL 5  SPNU 101, SPNU 102  3, 3
 NATURAL SCIENCE      
Biology HL 4 BIOU 10000  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE       
History HL 5  HISU 10000 3

 

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