Applying As A
Freshman

College Credit by Exam

There are several credit-by-examination programs that earn credit toward a UF degree.


Award of Incoming Credits

  • Credit will be awarded only once for the same course, whether from credit by examination, dual enrollment, transfer credit or UF course credit.
  • UF course credit takes precedence over all other forms of credit for the same course.
  • Credit awarded for acceptable dual-enrollment or transfer courses takes precedence over credit by examination.
  • If duplicate credit exists among AICE, AP, CLEP or IB, the exam yielding the most credit will be awarded.

Guidelines for Credit Awarded by AICE, AP, CLEP, DLPT, DSST, IB or UEXCEL Examinations

  • A maximum of 45 semester hours may be granted by combining AICE, AP, IB and CLEP credit.
  • Students beginning in the fall or spring term must have taken the exams (AICE, AP, IB, CLEP) and have their scores reported before the end of the first term of enrollment at UF.
  • Students who begin in the Summer A term must have taken the exam(s) and had the scores reported before the end of their first Summer B/C term.
  • Students who begin in the Summer B term must have taken the exam(s) and had their scores reported to the university before the end of their first fall term.
  • If a student submits appropriate scores, UF will grant credit and post the UF course equivalencies to a student’s transcript for the UF course(s) that most closely match the content of the exam as determined by the state of Florida. The transcript will reflect the course(s) with grades of P (for Pass). “P” grades will not be calculated into a student’s GPA
  • Equivalent courses earned by examination generally fulfill the same requirements that the UF course fulfills.

For more information on each exam, refer to the UF academic catalog.


Types of Credit Accepted:

Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)

Credit will be awarded if the scores submitted meet minimum requirements.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Scores of 3 or higher on AP foreign language exams fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Journalism and B.A. programs in the College of the Arts.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Scores of 4 or higher on both higher-level and standard-level examinations may receive UF credit. Scores of 4 or higher on IB foreign language exams fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Journalism and B.A. programs in the College of the Arts, regardless of whether the student has earned the IB diploma.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

These exams cover material taught in introductory-level courses at many colleges and universities.

Placement Tests

These tests assess a student’s level of preparation in a subject and help students enroll in courses appropriate for their level.


Using Transferology to Check Credits

Learn which courses will transfer to UF by following the Transferology link and instructions on our transfer page.