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Advanced Placement Credit Programs (AP)
What is Advanced Placement?
The Advanced Placement Program is a nationally accredited testing program composed of college-level courses and exams for secondary school students. Lake Superior State University does offer credit to students whose Advanced Placement examination grades are considered acceptable.
Where can I find out about taking Advanced Placement courses and exams?
Your principal, department chair, teacher, counselor, or Advanced Placement coordinator can inform you about Advanced Placement course offerings at your school. You don’t have to take an Advanced Placement course to take an Advanced Placement exam, but to prepare you should be sure your study fits the appropriate Advanced Placement course description. Exams are offered in May, but earlier registration is necessary. Further information about Advanced Placement can be received by writing to:
Advanced Placement Program
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
What grades do I need to have on my Advanced Placement exams to receive credit at LSSU?
The College Board grade of 3 or higher on an individual exam is required for a student to receive LSSU credit in accordance with the chart below:
Advanced Placement Exam
LSSU Course Equivalent
LSSU Credit Hours
|American Govern & Politics||POLI 110||4|
|Art – History of Art||ARTS 250,251||8|
|Art – Studio Art-Drawing or General||ARTS 110,111||6|
|Calculus AB||MATH 112 or 151||4|
|Calculus BC||MATH 151,152||8|
|Chemistry – Score of 3||CHEM 115||5|
|Chemistry – Score of 4 or 5||CHEM 115,116||10|
|Comparative Govern & Politics||POLI 331||3|
|Computer Science A||CSCI 319||3|
|Computer Science AB||CSCI 121, 201||6|
|English – Language & Composition||ENGL110,111||6|
|English – Literature & Composition||ENGL110,111||6|
|Environmental Science (no lab)||NSCI103||3|
|Environmental Science (with lab)||NSCI103,104||4|
|European History||HIST 102||4|
|French Literature||FREN 355,356||6|
|French Language||FREN 351,352||6|
|German Language||GRMN 241,242||8|
|Human Geography||GEOG 201||4|
|Latin||No credit given||0|
|Music – Listening & Literature||MUSC 220||4|
|Music – Theory||No credit given||0|
|Physics B||PHYS 221,222||8|
|Physics C: Mechanics||PHYS231||4|
|Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism||PHYS232||4|
|Physics C||PHYS 231,232||8|
|Spanish Language||SPAN 261,262||6|
|Spanish Literature||SPAN 380,381||6|
|United States Govern & Politics||POLI 110||4|
|United States History||HIST 131,132||8|
|World History||HIST 101,102||8|
What exams receive credit at LSSU?
If a score of 3-5 is achieved on any Advanced Placement exam listed on the chart, the student will receive the number of semester hours of credit specified on the chart after being granted unconditional admission to Lake Superior State University .
How do I get my Advanced Placement scores to LSSU?
You may be able to have your Advanced Placement exam scores sent to LSSU when you register to take an Advanced Placement exam, when you receive your score, or by writing to Advanced Placement Program.
May I transfer my Advanced Placement credits once they have been received at LSSU?
Advanced Placement scores are always kept on file by the College Board. Therefore, you can request them sent to another school if you decide to transfer. Granting credits for Advanced Placement exams is always the prerogative of the institution to which you transfer.
Where do I inquire at LSSU to determine if my Advanced Placement credits have been granted?
LSSU’s Admissions Office will help you determine if your test reports have been received at LSSU, and whether your scores were acceptable for credit. The Registrar’s Office will help you determine if the credit has been posted on your official record at LSSU, and exactly how much credit you will receive.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
You may take CLEP exams at LSSU’s Testing Services, as well as any recognized testing center. Lake Superior State University offers CLEP exams every month except December. To schedule a time, call Testing Services at (906) 635-2027, you will then need to register for the exam of your choice here. Credit for CLEP is granted as shown here.
A separate administrative fee of $20 is collected at the time of the test upon check-in. This cannot be paid online.
You may receive credit toward specific courses that meet general education requirements.
CLEP general and subject examination credit may not be used to repeat courses previously taken unless permission is granted from the academic department offering the course.
Grades for general examinations are recorded as credit without grade points.
Credit my be earned for individual courses by passing CLEP subject examinations
Please visit: www.collegeboard.com/clep for additional information on subject exams and to download a Study Guide.
A listing of approved CLEP general and subject examinations and acceptable minimum scores is shown on the chart provided here (pdf).
Departments may provide their own examinations for certain courses. Students must have the written approval of the appropriate department chair to take the examination. An application form for credit by exam can be found here (pdf).
The current charge is $50 per credit hour. An examination grade of 2.00 or better is required for credit to be earned.
Credit earned by exam is recorded as transfer credit on the student’s transcript. Some universities may not accept transfer credit earned by departmental exam.
For additional information please contact the Registrar or Director of Testing Services
ALEKS PPL Math Placement
ALEKS PPL (Placement, Preparation, and Learning) is a math placement test that will confirm which math course you are most prepared for. It consists of up to 30 questions and usually takes 60-90 minutes to complete. Once registered for ALEKS PPL, you receive access to five versions of the placement test. The first few may be used for at home practice. ALEKS PPL will give feedback so that you know what concepts you should spend more time practicing. Once you feel confident in your practice score, your remaining test should be taken at a testing center. Only tests taken at a testing center with an authorized proctor can count for official placement. ALEKS PPL can be administered at LSSU and numerous other campuses throughout the state.
For more information and to receive an ALEKS course access code, please contact the ALEKS Coordinator at email@example.com or (906) 635-2366.
TEAS Testing for Nursing Admission
Each semester, Testing Services will set up and publish dates for Nursing Admission testing.
Testing Services will provide the following dates for the TEAS exam. Testing will be done on computer. The fee is $75. You may pay by personal check made payable to: LSSU or cash. You may pay in advance to the Testing Services Coordinator or pay the day of testing.
TEAS dates will be:
Due to the length of the TEAS exam, testing will take place ONLY on the dates listed above. Please allow four (4) hours for the testing.
To make a testing appointment, please e-mail Eric Cairns at: firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a testing date and time. You will receive an e-mail confirming your testing appointment.
Students may take the TEAS test more than once during an application period. Please plan accordingly.
A picture ID is required to test. Testing will take place in a location TBA soon.
Before you come to test, you will need to create a username and password on the www.atitesting.com website. McGraw-Hill study materials are available for TEAS testing through our Barnes and Noble Bookstore. For TEAS testing, we will be using Version ATI TEAS.