External Exams Credit

Southwestern College grants credit toward its associate degrees for successfully passing external examinations including Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Such exams may also be used to certify areas of CSU GE-Breadth and the IGETC. In order to receive credit, students must have official scores (transcripts) submitted directly to the Admissions Office.  If AP, IB, CLEP or DANTES exam credit is needed for graduation, the official test score must be on file before petitioning for graduation.  

The following charts show the exams, the equivalent course(s), if any, at Southwestern College and the specific area of Southwestern College, CSU GE-Breadth and the IGETC general education requirements that may be cleared.

Please be aware that each college or university sets its own criteria for the awarding of external exam credit and students are encouraged to speak with a counselor or to check with the four-year university to which they plan to transfer to confirm how these credits will be received, since awards can vary from school to school.