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Aims offers credit for achievement and knowledge gained outside the traditional classroom through standardized tests outlined below. For consideration of transfer credit, have an official transcript from the testing authority sent to Aims.

AP Exams Accepted at Aims

Last Updated: June 19, 2019
AP Exam Name Score Equivalent Aims Course
Biology 3 BIO 111 (5 credits)
Biology 4-5 BIO 111 & BIO 112 (10 credits)
Calculus AB 3-5 MAT 201 (5 credits)
Calculus BC 3 MAT 201 (5 credits)
Calculus BC 4-5 MAT 201 & MAT 202 (10 credits)
Chemistry 3-4 CHE 111 (5 credits)
Chemistry 5 CHE 111 & CHE 112 (10 credits)
Comparative Government & Politics 3-5 POS 225 (3 credits)
English Language & Composition 3-5 ENG 121 (3 credits)
English Language & Composition 3-5 LIT 115 (3 credits)
Environmental Science 3-5 ENV 101 (4 credits)
European History 3 HIS 101 (3 credits)
European History 4-5 HIS 101 & 102 (6 credits)
Human Geography 3-5 GEO 106 (3 credits)
Macroeconomics 3-5 ECO 201 (3 credits)
Macroeconomics 3-5 ECO 202 (3 credits)
Physics 1 3-5 PHY 111 (5 credits)
Physics 2 3-5 PHY 112 (5 credits)
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3-5 PHY 212 (5 credits)
Psychology 3-5 PSY 101 & PSY 102 (6 credits)
Spanish Language & Culture 3-5 SPA 211 (3 credits)
Statistics 3-5 MAT 135 (3 credits)
United States Government & Politics 3-5 POS 111 (3 credits)
United States History 3 HIS 121 (3 credits)
United States History 4-5 HIS 121 & HIS 122 (6 credits)
World History 3-5 HIS 111 & HIS 112 (6 credits)

CLEP Exams Accepted at Aims

Last Updated: June 19, 2019
CLEP Exam Name GT-Pathways Category Minimum Score Aims Course Equivalent(s)
American Government GT-SS1 50 POS 111 (3 credits)
American Literature GT-AH2 50 LIT 211 (3 credits)
Biology GT-SC2 50 GTP 992 (GT-SC2 Science, no lab) (6 credits)
Calculus GT-MA1 50 MAT 201 (5 credits)
Chemistry GT-SC2 50 GTP 992 (GT-SC2 Science, no lab) (6 credits)
College Algebra GT-MA1 50 MAT 121 (4 credits)
College Composition GT-CO1 & GT-CO2 50 ENG 121 and ENG 122 (6 credits)
College Composition Modular GT-CO1 50 ENG 121 (3 credits)
College Mathematics GT-MA1 50 MAT 120 (4 credits)
English Literature GT-AH2 50 LIT 221 (3 credits)
Financial Accounting n/a 50 ACC 101 (3 credits)
French Language: Level 2 GT-AH4 50 FRE 111 (5 credits)
French Language: Level 2 GT-AH4 59 FRE 111, FRE 112, and FRE 211 (13 credits)
German Language: Level 2 GT-AH4 50 GER 111 (5 credits)
German Language: Level 2 GT-AH4 60 GER 111, GER 112, and GER 211 (13 credits)
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 GT-HI1 50 HIS 121 (3 credits)
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present GT-HI1 50 HIS 122 (3 credits)
Human Growth & Development GT-SS3 50 PSY 235 (3 credits)
Humanities n/a 50 HUM 121 (3 credits) OR GTP 983 (GT-AH1 ART, MUS, THE) (3 credits)
Information Systems & Computer Applications n/a 50 CIS 115 (3 credits)
Introduction to Educational Psychology GT-SS3 50 GTP 989 (GT-SS3 ANT, PSY, SOC, CRJ, ETH) (3 credits)
Introductory Psychology GT-SS3 50 PSY 101 and PSY 102 (6 credits)
Introductory Sociology GT-SS3 50 SOC 101 (3 credits)
Natural Sciences GT-SC2 50 GTP 992 (GT-SC2 Science, no lab) (6 credits)
Pre-Calculus GT-MA1 50 GT-MA1: GTP 982 (5 credits) (MAT 166, Aims doesn't offer)
Principles of Macroeconomics GT-SS1 50 ECO 201 (3 credits)
Principles of Management n/a 50 MAN 226 (3 credits)
Principles of Microeconomics GT-SS1 50 ECO 202 (3 credits)
Social Sciences and History GT-HI1 or GT-SS1 (at the institution's discretion) 50 GTP 986 (GT-HI1 History) (3 credits) OR GTP 987 (GT-SS1 ECO or POS) (3 credits)
Spanish Language: Level 2 GT-AH4 50 SPA 111 (5 credits)
Spanish Language: Level 2 GT-AH4 63 SPA 111, SPA 112, & SPA 211 (13 credits)
Spanish Language: Level 2 & Writing GT-AH4 65 SPA 111, SPA 112, SPA 211 & 212 (16 credits)
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 GT-HI1 50 HIS 101 (3 credits)
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present GT-HI1 50 HIS 102 (3 credits)

DSST Exams Accepted at Aims

Last Updated: June 19, 2019
DSST Exam Name GT-Pathways Category Minimum Score Equivalent Aims Course
A History of the Vietnam War GT-HI1 400 GTP 986 (GT-HI1 History) (3 credits)
Art of the Western World GT-AH1 400 GTP 983 (GT-AH1 ART, MUS, THE) (3 credits)
Astronomy GT-SC2 400 GTP 992 (GT-SC2 Science, no lab) (3 credits)
Business Ethics and Society n/a 400 MAN 102 (1 credit)
Criminal Justice n/a 50/400 CRJ 110 (3 credits)
Environmental Science GT-SC2 400 GTP 992 (GT-SC2 Science, no lab) (3 credits)
Ethics in America GT-AH3 400 PHI 112 (3 credits)
Foundations of Education n/a 60 EDU 221 (3 credits)
Fundamentals of College Algebra GT-MA1 400 MAT 121 (4 credits)
General Anthropology GT-SS3 400 ANT 101 (3 credits)
Health & Human Development GT-SS3 400 GTP 989 (GT-SS3 ANT, PSY, SOC, CRJ, ETH) (3 credits)
History of the Soviet Union GT-HI1 400 GTP 986 (GT-HI1 History) (3 credits)
Human/Cultural Geography GT-SS2 400 GEO 105 (3 credits)
Introduction to Computing n/a 50/400 CIS 115 (3 credits)
Introduction to Law Enforcement n/a 50 CRJ 125 (3 credits)
Introduction to World Religions GT-AH3 400 GT-AH3: GTP 985 (3 credits) (PHI 115, Aims doesn't offer)
Lifespan Development Psychology GT-SS3 400 PSY 235 (3 credits)
Management Information Systems n/a 50/400 CIS 267 (3 credits)
Math for Liberal Arts GT-MA1 400 MAT 120 (4 credits)
Organizational Behavior GT-SS3 400 GTP 989 (GT-SS3 ANT, PSY, SOC, CRJ, ETH) (3 credits)
Principles of Advanced English Composition GT-CO1 400 ENG 121 (3 credits)
Principles of Finance n/a 65 ACC 121 (4 credits)
Principles of Physical Science GT-SC2 400 SCI 155 (4 credits)
Principles of Statistics GT-MA1 400 MAT 135 (3 credits)
Substance Abuse (formerly Drug and Alcohol Abuse) GT-SS3 400 GTP 989 (GT-SS3 ANT, PSY, SOC, CRJ, ETH) (3 credits)
Technical Writing w/Essay n/a 50 ENG 131 (3 credits)
The Civil War & Reconstruction GT-HI1 400 GT-HI1: GTP 986 (3 credits) (HIS 203, Aims doesn't offer)

GED Testing Service Exams Accepted at Aims

These credit equivalencies are for the GED Testing Service's tests taken 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2020. Last Updated: September 4, 2018
GED Testing Service Exam Name Minimum Score Equivalent Aims Course
2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning Test 175 MAT 121 (4 credits)
2014 GED Reasoning Through Language Arts Test 175 HUM 1xx (1 credit Gen Ed elective)
2014 GED Science Test 175 SCI 105 (3 credit science, no lab, category GT-SC2)
2014 GED Social Studies Test 175 ECO 101 (3 credits)

IB Exams Accepted at Aims

Last Updated: June 19, 2019
IB Exam Name Score Equivalent Aims Course
Biology SL 4-7 BIO 111 (5 credits)
Biology HL 4 BIO 111 (5 credits)
Biology HL 5-7 BIO 111 and BIO 112 (10 credits)
Chemistry SL 4-7 CHE 111 (5 credits)
Chemistry HL 4 CHE 111 (5 credits)
Chemistry HL 5-7 CHE 111 and CHE 112 (10 credits)
Economics SL 4-7 ECO 201 (3 credits)
Economics HL 4-7 ECO 201 and ECO 202 (6 credits)
English A Language & Literature HL 4 ENG 121 (3 credits)
English A Language & Literature HL 5-7 ENG 121 and ENG 122 (6 credits)
English A Language & Literature SL 4-7 ENG 121 (3 credits)
English A Literature SL 4-7 LIT 115 (3 credits)
English A Literature HL 4 LIT 115 (3 credits)
English A Literature HL 5-7 ENG 121 and LIT 115 (6 credits)
French Language B HL 4 FRE 111, FRE 112, and FRE 211 (13 credits)
French Language B HL 5-7 FRE 111, FRE 112, and FRE 212 (13 credits)
French Language B SL 4 FRE 111 (5 Credits)
French Language B SL 5-6 FRE 111 and FRE 112 (10 credits)
French Language B SL 7 FRE 111, FRE 112, and FRE 211 (13 credits)
Geography HL 4-7 GEO 105 and GEO 106 (6 credits)
Geography SL 4-7 GEO 105 (3 credits)
Mathematics SL 4-7 MAT 121 (4 credits)
Mathematics SL 4-7 MAT 121 (4 credits)
Mathematics HL 4-7 MAT 121 (4 credits)
Mathematics Studies SL 4-7 MAT 121 (4 credits)
Music HL 4-7 MUS 110, MUS 120, and MUS 141 (7 credits)
Philosophy HL 4-7 PHI 111 (3 credits)
Philosophy SL 4-7 PHI 111 (3 credits)
Physics HL 4-7 PHY 111 and PHY 112 (10 credits)
Physics SL 4-7 PHY 111 (5 credits)
Psychology HL 4-7 PSY 101 & PSY 102 (6 credits)
Psychology HL 4-7 PSY 101 (3 credits)
Social & Cultural Anthropology HL 4-7 ANT 101 (3 credits)
Social & Cultural Anthropology SL 4-7 ANT 101 (3 credits)
Spanish B HL 4 SPA 211 (3 credits)
Spanish B HL 5-7 SPA 211 and SPA 212 (6 credits)
Spanish B SL 4 SPA 111 (5 credits)
Spanish B SL 5-7 SPA 111 and SPA 112 (10 credits)
Theater HL 4-7 THE 105 (3 credits)
Visual Arts HL 4-7 ART 110 (3 credits)
Visual Arts SL 4-7 ART 110 (3 credits)
20th Century World History-The Americas HL 4-7 HIS 121 and HIS 122 (6 credits)
20th Century World History-European HL 4-7 HIS 101 and HIS 102 (6 credits)
20th Century World History SL 4-7 HIS 111 (3 credits)

UExcel Exams Accepted at Aims

Last Updated: November 14, 2017
UExcel Exam Name Minimum Score Equivalent Aims Course
Abnormal Psychology 45 PSY 249 (3 credits)
Anatomy & Physiology 46 BIO 201 & BIO 202 (8 credits)
English Composition I 40 ENG 121 (3 credits)
Ethics: Theory & Practice 46 PHI 112 (3 credits)
Life Span Developmental Psychology 45 PSY 235 (3 credits)
Social Psychology 37 PSY 226 (3 credits)