AP, IB, CLEP, and PSEO Information

Students can earn credit for prior learning through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam scores. Post-Secondary Educational Option (PSEO) courses also transfer to Augustana.


Students who receive a score of 4 or 5 on the College Entrance Examination Board’s Advanced Placement Examinations (AP) may be awarded placement and credit. A complete list of course equivalencies is available for review.


Academic credit is granted on a course-by-course basis for International Baccalaureate Higher Level examinations in which the student has received a score of 4 or higher.


Credit will be awarded for the successful completion of most College Level Examination Program Subject Matter Examinations. Augustana uses the recommended score for awarding credit as contained in the CLEP Subject Examination Policy. Students who achieve the minimum passing score or higher will have the equivalent Augustana course noted on their transcript, with credit granted towards graduation and when appropriate, they will be excused from the corresponding general education equivalent.


Credit is generally awarded for courses taken through the Postsecondary Enrollment Options program. Students must present an official transcript from the college or university from which the credit has been earned and must have achieved a grade of C- or higher.