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Credit by Exam Policies

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Blinn College will accept hours for credit by examination.  Blinn College Admissions and Records Office evaluates AP, CLEP, and IB credit as transfer credit.

Credit by examination may be earned through the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject Examination, and International Baccalaureate Program (IB).

Credit by examination may not be used to satisfy the minimum residence requirements for the degrees or certificates awarded at graduation.  Credit by examination assumes the student has had no formal classroom instruction, as an enrolled student or as an auditor.

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP)
  • International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) – Subject Examinations

Students may be awarded up to 12 semester hours based on credit-by-examination test results. Students must take the College Level Examination Programs test (subject matter tests only) or the Advanced Placement examination. To receive credit for English 1301, English 2322 and English 2328 using the CLEP test, the student must qualify on both the objective and essay parts of the exam. A grade of “CR” will be posted to the transcript when the student has successfully completed 6 semester hours at Blinn College and also earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at Blinn College. The application for credit by examination may be made at any time while the student attends Blinn College as long as he or she has not attempted the course for which credit is being sought. There is no charge for this service.

CLEP Examination

Minimum
Score
Required
For Credit

Equivalent
Blinn Course

Credit
Hours

General Chemistry 

45

CHEM 1411 

4

General Chemistry 

50

CHEM 1411 & 1412       

8

College Composition Modular* 

50

ENGL 1301 

3

English Literature w/Essay* 

53

ENGL 2322 

3

American Literature w/Essay* 

52

ENGL 2328 

3

French Language 

50

FREN 1411 

4

German Language 

50

GERM 1411 

4

American Government 

50

GOVT 2305 

3

History of the United States I 

65

HIST 1301 

3

History of the United States II 

65

HIST 1302 

3

Western Civilization I 

65

HIST 2311 

3

Western Civilization II 

65

HIST 2312 

3

College Algebra 

50

MATH 1314 

3

Trigonometry 

50

MATH 1316 

3

Calculus w/Elementary Functions 

50

MATH 2413 

4

Introductory Psychology 

50

PSYC 2301 

3

Introductory Sociology 

50

SOCI 1301 

3

Spanish Language 

50

SPAN 1411 

4

Conditions for CLEP Subject Examinations

  1. Credit will be granted only if the student completes 6 semester credit hours at Blinn College and earns a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

  2. Credit earned by examination while enrolled at Blinn College may not be used to meet the minimum residence requirement for that degree or certificate awarded at graduation.

  3. Credit will not be granted if the student has already attempted the course for which credit is being sought.

  4. Credit by CLEP examination assumes the student has had no formal classroom instruction, as an enrolled student or as an auditor.

  5. Students must qualify on both the objective and essay parts of the CLEP test.

College Board Advanced Placement Program

High school students with superior academic achievements in any of the following areas may earn college credit in these fields through the College Board Advanced Placement Program.

AP Examinatioin

Minimum
Score
Required
For Credit

Equivalent
Blinn Course

Credit
Hours

Calculus (AB) 

4 or 5 

MATH 2413 

4

Calculus (BC) 

3

MATH 2413 

4

Calculus (BC) 

4 or 5 

MATH 2413 & 2414 

8

English Language & Composition    

3

ENGL 1301  

3

English Language & Composition    

4

ENGL 1301 & 1302  

6

English Literature & Composition  

3

ENGL 1301  

6

English Literature & Composition  

4

ENGL 1301 & 1302 

3

French Language 

3

FREN 1411 & 1412 

8

French Language 

5

FREN 1411, 1412, & 2311 

11

German Language 

3

GERM 1411 & 1412 

8

German Language 

5

GERM 1411, 1412, & 2311 

11

Spanish Language 

3

SPAN 1411 & 1412 

8

Spanish Language 

5

SPAN 1411, 1412, & 2311 

11

Biology 

4

BIOL 1406 & 1407 

8

Chemistry 

3

CHEM 1411 

4

Chemistry 

4

CHEM 1411 & 1412 

8

Physics (B) 

3

PHYS 1401 & 1402 

8

Physics (C) Mechanics 

3

PHYS 1401 

4

Physics (C) Electricity & Magnetism 

3

PHYS 1402 

4

Psychology 

3

PSYC 2301 

3

U. S. Government & Politics 

3

GOVT 2305 

3

U. S. History 

4

HIST 1301 & 1302 

6

CREDIT FOR INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is an international program of courses and exams offered at the high school level.  In keeping with Senate Bill 111 passed in 2005, Blinn College will grant (CR) credit for I exams with certain required scores.

Texas institutions of higher education must award 24 hours of course specific college credit in subject appropriate areas of all IB exam scores of 4 or above as long as the incoming freshmen have earned an IB diploma.  However, course credit does not have to be awarded on any IB exams where the score received is a 3 or less.  This may mean that such students will not receive 24 hours of college credit, even if they have an IB diploma.

Students must send an IB transcript to Blinn College.  All IB students must show proof of meeting the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements prior to their enrollment at Blinn.

IB Examination

Minimum
Score
Required
For Credit

Equivalent
Blinn Course

Credit
Hours

Biology (SL) 

4, 5,6 or 7 

BIOL 1406 

4

Biology (HL) 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

BIOL 1406 & 1406 

8

Business and Management 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

BUSI 1301 

3

Chemistry (SL) 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

CHEM 1411 

4

Chemistry (HL) 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

CHEM 1411 &1412 

8

Computer Science 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

COSC 1301 

3

Economics (SL) 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

ECON 2301 & 2302 

6

Economics (HL) 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

ECON 2301 & 2302 

6

English (SL) 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

ENGL 1301 & 1302 

6

Language A1 or A2 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

ENGL 1301 & 1302 

6

English (HL) 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

ENGL 1301 & 1302 

6

Language A1 or A2 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

ENGL 1301 & 1302 

6

Geography 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

HIST 1301 & 1302 

6

History of the Americas (HL) 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

GEOG 2312 

6

Mathematics (HL) 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

MATH 1314 & 1316 

6

Mathematics with Further Mathematics 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

MATH 1314, 1316, & 2342 

9

Modern Languages 

 

 

 

Language A1 or A2 (SL) 

 

 

 

French 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

FREN 1411 & 1412 

8

German 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

GERM 1411 & 1412 

8

Spanish 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

SPAN 1411 & 1412 

8

Language A1 or A2 (HL) 

 

 

 

French 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

FREN 1411, 1412, 2311,& 2312 

14

German 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

GERM 1411, 1412, 2311, & 2312 

14

Spanish 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, & 2312

14

Language B (SL) 

 

 

 

French 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

FREN 1411 & 1412 

8

German 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

GERM 1411 & 1412 

8

Spanish 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

SPAN 1411 & 1412 

8

 

 

 

 

Language B (HL) 

 

 

 

French 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

FREN 1411, 1412, 2311, & 2312 

14

German 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

GERM 1411, 1412, 2311, & 2312 

14

Spanish 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, & 2312 

14

Language AB Initio 

 

 

 

French 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

FREN 1411 

4

German 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

GERM 1411 

4

Spanish 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

SPAN 1411 

4

Music 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

MUSI 1306 

3

Philosophy 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

PHIL 1301 

3

Physics (SL) 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

PHYS 1401 

4

Physics (HL) 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

PHYS 1401 & 1402 

8

Psychology 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

PSYC 2301 

3

Social and Cultural Anthropology 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

ANTH 2351 

3

Theatre Arts 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

DRAM 1310 

3

Visual Arts 

4, 5, 6 or 7 

ARTS 1301 

3