A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

AP, IB and CLEP

A maximum of 32 hours total of approved Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, DSST and Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB) can be transferred to Houghton.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced course standing and/or college credit may be granted for students who earn an approved score on select Advanced Placement (AP) tests. 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Houghton will grant credit for higher-level IB subjects passed with a 5 or higher. 

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Houghton awards credit for the following College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exams.  More information about CLEP can be found on the College Board website.

Subject TestExam grade 
required for credit
Number of 
Credit Hours Awarded
Houghton
Equivalent

American Literature

57

6

American Lit I & II

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

59

3

Elective credit

English Literature

61

6

English Lit I & II

Humanities

55

6

Fine arts and literature requirements

College Algebra

62

3

Elective credit

College Algebra - Trigonometry

57

3

Elective credit

Biology

54

6

Biology with lab (non-major)

Chemistry

54

4

Chemistry with lab (non-major)

Precalculus

60

3

Math competency and upper-level math

Calculus

63

Calculus I

Trigonometry

57

3

Math competency

French

55

4

Beginning French I

64

8

Beginning French II

68

12

Intermediate French

German

54

4

Beginning German I

62

8

Beginning German II

66

12

Intermediate German

Spanish

51

4

Beginning Spanish I

59

8

Beginning Spanish II

67

12

Intermediate Spanish

American Government

62

3

Elective credit

Introduction to Educational Psychology

61

3

Educational Psychology

History of the United States I

55

3

Elective credit

History of the United States II

56

3

Elective credit

Human Growth and Development

57

3

Elective credit

Principles of Macroeconomics

61

3

Macroeconomics

Principles of Microeconomics

63

3

Microeconomics

Introductory Psychology

58

3

Introduction to Psychology

Introductory Sociology

55

3

Principles of Sociology

Western Civilization I

56

3

Western Civ I

Western Civilization II

55

3

Western Civ II

Principles of Accounting

52

6

Financial and Managerial Accounting

Introductory Business Law

59

3

Business Law

Information Systems and Computer Applications

65

3

 

Principles of Management

62

3

 

Principles of Marketing

64

3

Principles of Marketing