Transfer Students | 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.
- Read more about the Advanced Placement program on the College Board website.
- Find out which Advanced Placement tests Houghton accepts by reading our AP Guidelines.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Houghton will grant credit for higher-level IB subjects passed with a 5 or higher.
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
|Subject Test||Exam Grade||# of Credits||Houghton Equivalent|
|American Government||62||3||Elective credit|
|American Literature||52||3||American Lit|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||58||3||Elective credit|
|Business Law (Introductory)||59||3||Business Law|
|Chemistry||64||6||Chemistry with lab (non-major)|
|College Algebra||62||3||Elective credit/math competency|
|College Mathematics||56||6||Elective credit/math competency|
|Educational Psychology (Introduction to )||61||3||Educational Psychology|
|English Literature||61||6||English Lit I & II|
|Financial Accounting||64||3||Financial Accounting|
|French||55||4||Beginning French I|
|French||64||8||Beginning French II|
|German||54||4||Beginning German I|
|German||62||8||Beginning German II|
|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|
|Humanities||54||3||Fine arts or literature requirement|
|Macroeconomics (Principles of)||61||3||Macroeconomics|
|Management (Principles of)||62||3||elective|
|Marketing (Principles of)||64||3||Principles of Marketing|
|Microeconomics (Principles of)||63||3||Microeconomics|
|Precalculus||60||3||Math competency and Creation part B|
|Psychology (Introductory)||58||3||Introduction to Psychology|
|Sociology (Introductory)||55||3||Principles of Sociology|
|Spanish||51||4||Beginning Spanish I|
|Spanish||59||8||Beginning Spanish II|
|Western Civilization I||54||3||Western Civ I|
|Western Civilization II||53||3||Western Civ II|
|as of 2016 Sept 29|
Houghton awards credit for the following College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exams. More information about CLEP can be found onthe College Board website.