Test and Transfer Credit

The Registrar's Office administers the awarding of Transfer and Test credit. In general, the Government Department will grant course equivalency to transfer students for political science, international relations and public policy courses taken elsewhere, but not law courses.

Requirements that can be covered by AP credit

  • A score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement test in American Government confers credit for GOVT 201 (Introduction to American Government & Politics), satisfying this major requirement.
  • A score of 4 or 5 on the AP test for Comparative Government earns credit for GOVT 203 (Introduction to Comparative Politics), satisfying this major requirement.
  • A score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement test in Human Geography confers credit for GOVT 381 (Human Geography)

Students who receive a 4 or 5 on the American Government AP test or the Comparative Government AP test may not take GOVT 201 or 203, respectively, for credit.