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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Livingston College Academic Policies and Procedures Academic Credit  

Academic Credit

Students may receive up to a maximum of 30 out-of-class academic credits through Advanced Placement Examinations, the College Level Examination Program, and proficiency examinations.

Advanced Placement.Students entering Livingston College from secondary school are awarded advanced placement college credit for scores of 4 or 5on the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP).Students who have taken the College Level Examination Program tests receive 3 credits for each exam, when scores are at or above the 75th national percentile.

Livingston college will accept no more than 18 CLEP credits. Requests for credit must be submitted to the appropriate department for evaluation. Livingston College does not award CLEP credit in math, psychology, or English. All other scores will be referred to the academic department for review. Livingston College awards degree credit for international baccalaureate, higher level scores of 7,6, and 5. Credit is not given for grades of 4 or lower, or for subsidiary/standard level exams.

Proficiency Examinations.With the approval of the academic dean and the department, students may pay a fee and take a proficiency examination in a course offered by the faculty. Credit or advanced placement is awarded for satisfactory performance in examinations as determined by the appropriate department. Proficiency examinations are not allowed after failures in a course or in a case where the primary value of the course lies in active student participation. Course credit by equivalence examinations is not given for required writing courses or for 01:640:025 Elementary Algebra, 01:640:026 Intermediate Algebra, or 01:620:027 Elements of Algebra.

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