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Credit by Examination

Institutional Credit by Examination

Credit for some courses may be earned through institutional examinations. This procedure is limited to regular catalog courses and may not apply to such courses as special topics, independent study, practicums, or internships.

The student should apply to the appropriate department chair, who may assign a faculty member to administer the exam. The chair will assure that the reason(s) for the examination is legitimate, and, if the course is an advanced one, that the student has the necessary prerequisites.

A student may not take a special exam for a course that he has already taken in the regular fashion, regardless of the grade earned previously unless it was an audit grade. Additionally, a student may not take a special exam for a course for which he/she is currently registered.

The fee for credit by examination is listed in the current year Tuition and Fee schedule and must be paid before the exam is given. A proctoring fee may also be assessed.

External Credit by Examination

College credit is also awarded for exceptional performance on tests administered by the following external testing agencies. To qualify for college credit based on test performance, the test must be completed prior to taking any collegiate coursework at Fort Lewis College in the same area.

Advanced Placement

Fort Lewis College participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Under this program, outstanding secondary school students may take certain college-level courses in their own high schools. Satisfactory scores on an examination administered and graded by the College Board are forwarded to Fort Lewis College and may serve as a basis for credit and/or advanced placement. For additional information, students should consult their high school counselor or write to the College Entrance Examination Board, Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08550.

Advanced Placement TestMinimum 
Score 
Required 
for Credit
 
Fort Lewis College Equivalency
Course TitleCredits
Art-2D Design 4ART 190 - 2D Design3
Art-3D Design 4ART 190 - 3D Design3
Art-Drawing 4ART 190 - Drawing4
Art-History 3

Art 190 - Art History

4
Biology3

BIO 112 - Introduction to Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (SC2)
BIO 190 - Biology

4

2

Chemistry3CHEM 150 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I: Atoms/Molecules (SC1)
CHEM 151 - Fundamentals of Chemistry II: Chemical Reaction (SC1) 
4
4
Economics (Microeconomics)3ECON 262 - Principles of Microeconomics (SS1)
 
3
 
Economics (Macroeconomics)3ECON 272 - Principles of Macroeconomics (SS1)
 
3
 
English (Lang and Comp)3

ENGL 190 - Language and Composition
ENGL 191 - Language and Composition

3

3

English (Lang and Comp)4COMP 150 - Rhetoric and Research (CO1)
ENGL 190 - Language and Composition

4

3

English (Lang and Comp)3

ENGL 190 - Language and Composition
ENGL 191 - Language and Composition

3

3

English (Literature/Comp)4

COMP 150 - Rhetoric and Research (CO1)
ENGL 190 - Language and Composition

4
2
Environmental Science3BIO 190 - Environmental Science6
French3ML 147 - Elementary French I 
ML 148 - Elementary French II   
4
4
Government and Politics (Comp)3PS 190 - Goverment and Politics (Comp)6
Government and Politics
(United States)
3

PS 110 - U.S. National Government (SS1)
PS 190 - Goverment and Politics

4

2

History (European)4HIST 160 - Survey of Western Civilization I (HI1)
HIST 261 - Western Civilization II: 1350 to Present (HI1)
4
4
History (United States)4HIST 280 - Survey of US History: 1600-1877 (HI1)
HIST 281 - Survey of US History: 1877-Present (HI1)
4
4
History (World)4HIST 150 - World Civilization I (HI1)
HIST 151 - World Civilization II (HI1)
4
4
Human Geography3GEOG 190 - Human Geography 6
Italian3

ML 190 - Elementary Italian I
ML 190 - Elementary Italian II

4
4

Latin3ML 109 - Introductory Latin I 
ML 110 - Introductory Latin II   
4
4
Mathematics (Calculus AB)3MATH 121 - Pre-Calculus (MA1)
MATH 190 - Calculus 
4
2
Mathematics (Calculus AB)4MATH 221 - Calculus I  (MA1)
MATH 190 - Calculus  
4
2
Mathematics (Calculus BC)3MATH 221 - Calculus I (MA1)
MATH 190 - Calculus 
4
2
Mathematics (Calculus BC)4MATH 221 - Calculus I (MA1)
MATH 222 - Calculus II (MA1)
4
4
Music Theory3MU 128 - Theory and Musicianship I 
MU 190 - Music Theory
5
1
Physics B3PHYS 201 - Physics - Non-Calculus I 
PHYS 202 - Physics - Non-Calculus II  
4
4
Physics C3PHYS 217 - Physics - Science and Engineering I (SC1)
PHYS 218 - Physics - Science and Engineering II  
4
4
Psychology3PSYC 157 - Introduction to Psychology (SS3)
PSYC 190 - Psychology
3
3
Spanish Language3ML 115 - Elementary Spanish I 
ML 116 - Elementary Spanish II
4
4
Spanish Literature3

ML 215 - Intermediate Spanish I (AH4)
ML 216 - Intermediate Spanish II (AH4)

4
4

Statistics3MATH 201 - Elementary Statistics (MA1)
MATH 190 - Statistics
4
2

 

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Fort Lewis College has adopted a policy whereby up to a maximum of 24 credits may be granted on the basis of appropriate scores on the general examinations of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Here is a complete listing of Fort Lewis College’s CLEP policies.

CLEP TestMinimum 
Score 
Required 
for Credit
 
Fort Lewis College Equivalency
Course TitleCredits
American Government50PS 110 - U.S. National Government (SS1)
 
4
American Literature50ENGL 240 - Survey of American Literature (AH2) 4
Biology50

BIO 112 - Introduction to Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (SC2)
BIO 190 - Special Topics

4

2

Calculus50MATH 221 - Calculus I (MA1)4
Chemistry50CHEM 150 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I: Atoms/Molecules (SC1) 4
College Algebra50MATH 110 - College Algebra (MA1)4
College Composition50COMP 150 - Rhetoric and Research (CO1)4
College Math50MATH 105 - College Mathematics (MA1)3
English Literature50ENGL 230 - Survey of British Literature (AH2)4
French Language45-49ML 147 - Elementary French I 4
French Language50-54ML 147 - Elementary French I 
ML 148 - Elementary French II   
4
4
French Language55-58ML 147 - Elementary French I 
ML 148 - Elementary French II  
ML 247 - Intermediate French I (AH4)

4
4
4

French Language59ML 147 - Elementary French I 
ML 148 - Elementary French II  
ML 247 - Intermediate French I (AH4)
ML 248 - Intermediate French II (AH4) 
4
4
4
4
Human Growth and Development50PSYC 254 - Life Span Human Development 4
Humanities50GS 190 - Special Topics6
Intro. to Educational Psychology50PSYC 190 - Special Topics4
Introductory Business Law50BA 260 - Business Law and Ethics  4
Introductory Psychology50PSYC 157 - Introduction to Psychology  (SS3) 4
Introductory Sociology50SOC 190 - Special Topics3
Natural Sciences50BIO 112 - Introduction to Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (SC2)4
Pre-Calculus50MATH 121 - Pre-Calculus  (MA1)4
Principles of Microeconomics50ECON 262 - Principles of Microeconomics (SS1)3
Principles of Macroeconomics50ECON 272 - Principles of Macroeconomics (SS1)3
Spanish Language45-49ML 115 - Elementary Spanish I 4
Spanish Language50-56ML 115 - Elementary Spanish I 
ML 116 - Elementary Spanish II
4
4
Spanish Language57-62

ML 115 - Elementary Spanish I 
ML 116 - Elementary Spanish II

ML 215 - Intermediate Spanish I (AH4)

4
4
4

Spanish Language63

ML 115 - Elementary Spanish I 
ML 116 - Elementary Spanish II 
ML 215 - Intermediate Spanish I (AH4)
ML 216 - Intermediate Spanish II (AH4)

4
4
4
4

U.S. History I: Early Colonizations to 187750HIST 280 - Survey of US History: 1600-1877 (HI1) 4
U.S. History II: 1865 to the Present50HIST 281 - Survey of US History: 1877-Present (HI1)4
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 164850HIST 160 - Survey of Western Civilization I (HI1)4
Western Civilization II; 1648 to the Present50HIST 261 - Western Civilization II: 1350 to Present(HI1)4

 

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate is a comprehensive course of study for academically talented high school students in select high schools throughout the world. The number of credits awarded for successful completion of an IB diploma program will be a minimum of 24 semester credits. Questions about the IB program should be directed toInternational Baccalaureate North America, 475 Riverside Dr, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10115, (212) 696-4464.

IB Subject Exam TitleLevel of EvaluationExam ScoreFort Lewis College Course TitleSemester Hours
AnthropologyHigher
Standard
4
4
ANTH 210 - Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (SS3) (4), ANTH 190 (2)
No Credit
6
ArtHigher
Standard
4
4
ART 190 (6)
ART 101 - Drawing I (4)
6
4
BiologyHigher
Standard
4
4
BIO 112 - Introduction to Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (SC2) (4),BIO 113 - Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
BIO 190 (3)
8
3
ChemistryHigher
Higher
Standard
5
4
4
CHEM 150 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I: Atoms/Molecules (SC1)(4),CHEM 151 - Fundamentals of Chemistry II: Chemical Reaction (SC1) (4)
CHEM 150 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I: Atoms/Molecules (SC1)(4), CHEM 190 (2)
CHEM 190 (3)
8
6
3
Computer ScienceHigher
Standard
4
4
CSIS 190 (4)
No Credit
8
Design TechnologyHigher
Standard
4
4
No Credit
No Credit
 
EconomicsHigher
Standard
4
4
ECON 190 (6)
ECON 190 (3)
6
3
English (A-1)Higher
Standard
4
4
COMP 150 - Rhetoric and Research (CO1) (4), ENGL 190 (2)
No Credit
6
French (A-1)Higher
Standard
4
4
ML 390 (6)
ML 147 - Elementary French I (4), ML 148 - Elementary French II (4)
6
8
French (B)

Higher
Higher
Standard

7,6
5,4
4

ML 247 - Intermediate French I (AH4) (4), ML 248 - Intermediate French II  (AH4) (4), ML 390 (3)
ML 247 - Intermediate French I (AH4) (4), ML 248 - Intermediate French II(AH4) (4)
  (4),   (4)

11
8
8

GeographyHigher
Standard
4
4
GEOG 110 - World Regional Geography (SS2) (4), GEOG 190 (2)
GEOG 110 - World Regional Geography (SS2) (4)
6
4
History of EuropeHigher
Standard
4
4
HIST 160 - Survey of Western Civilization I (HI1) (4), HIST 261 - Western Civilization II: 1350 to Present  (HI1) (4)
HIST 190 (3)
8
3
History of the AmericasHigher
Standard
4
4
HIST 281 - Survey of US History: 1877-Present (HI1) (4), HIST 190 (3)
HIST 190 (3)
7
3
World HistoryHigher
Standard
4
4

HIST 150 - World Civilization I (HI1) (4), HIST 151 - World Civilization II(HI1) (4) HIST 190

8
3
LatinHigher
Standard
4
4
ML 109 (4), ML 110 - Introductory Latin II  (4)
ML 109 (4)
8
4
MathematicsHigher and
Further
Higher
Higher
Standard
5
5
4
4
MATH 221 - Calculus I (MA1) (4), MATH 222 (MA1) (4)
MATH 221 - Calculus I (MA1) (4), MATH 190 (2)
MATH 110 - College Algebra  (MA1) (4), MATH 190 (2)
No Credit
8
6
6
MusicHigher
Standard
4
4
MU 190 (6)
No Credit
6
PhilosophyHigher
Standard
4
4
PHIL 141 - Introduction to Philosophy  (AH3) (4), PHIL 190 (2)
PHIL 190 (3)
6
3
PhysicsHigher
Standard
4
4
PHYS 217 - Physics - Science and Engineering I  (SC1) (5), PHYS 218 - Physics - Science and Engineering II  (5)
PHYS 190 (3)
10
3
PsychologyHigher
Standard
4
4
PSYC 157 - Introduction to Psychology  SS3) (3), PSYC 190 (3)
PSYC 157 - Introduction to Psychology (SS3) (3)
6
3
Russian (B)Higher
Standard
4
5
ML 190 (6)
ML 190 (6)
6
6
Spanish (A-1)Higher
Standard
4
4
ML 319 - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition I (4), ML 390 (2)
ML 319 - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition I (4)
6
4
Spanish B

Higher
Higher
Standard

7,6
5,4
4

ML 215 - Intermediate Spanish I (AH4) (4), ML 216 - Intermediate Spanish II (AH4) (4), ML 319 (4)
ML 215 - Intermediate Spanish I (AH4) (4), ML 216 - Intermediate Spanish II (AH4)(4)
ML 115 - Elementary Spanish I (4), ML 116 - Elementary Spanish II (4)

12
8
8
 

TheatreHigher
Standard
4
4
THEA 190 (6)
THEA 190 (3)
6
3

 

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

The DSST exams were developed to enable schools to award credit to students for knowledge equivalent to that which is learned by students taking the course.  The exams have been approved by the American Council on Education (ACE). The ACE provides both a recommended passing score and a recommended number of credits that could be awarded to successful students. With these recommendations in mind, Fort Lewis College awards the following credit for selected DSST exams.

DANTES Subject Standardized TestMinimum 
Score 
Required 
for Credit
 
Fort Lewis College Equivalency
Course TitleCredits
Art 48ART 190 - Art3
Criminal Justice49

PS 241 - Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems (SS1)

3
General Anthropology47

ANTH 151 - Introduction to Anthropology (SS3)

4
Introduction to Business46BA 190 - Introduction to Business4
Physical Geology

45

GEOL 190 - Physical Geology

4