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Credit by Examination

There are several credit-by-examination programs that earn credit toward a UF degree. The following guidelines apply:

  • A maximum of 45 semester hours may be granted by combining AICE, AP, IB and CLEP credit.
  • Students beginning in the fall or spring term must have taken the exams (AICE, AP, IB, CLEP) and have their scores reported to the university before enrolling or, at the latest, before the end of the first term of enrollment at UF.
  • Students who begin in the summer must have taken the exam(s) and had the scores reported before the end of their first fall term.

If you submit appropriate scores, UF will grant credit and post the course equivalencies to your UF transcript. Equivalent courses earned by examination generally fulfill the same requirements that the UF course fulfills.

Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject, whether the credit is earned by examination, dual enrollment, transfer credit or UF course credit. UF course credit takes precedence over all other forms of credit. Credit awarded for dual enrollment or transfer courses takes precedence over credit by examination. If duplicate credit exists among AICE, AP, IB or CLEP, the exam yielding the most credit will be awarded.

Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)

Once scores are submitted, they will be evaluated to see if they meet minimum requirements. If so, the student will receive credit for UF course equivalencies that will appear on the student's UF transcript.
UF Course Equivalents (AICE)

Advanced Placement (AP)

Scores of 3 or higher on AP foreign language exams fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Journalism and B.A. programs in the College of Fine Arts.
UF Course Equivalents for AP

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Effective for students entering UF Summer B 2006 and later: Students receiving IB examination scores of 4 or higher on both higher-level and standard-level examinations may receive UF credit.

Students entering UF prior to Summer B 2006: Students who received the IB diploma received credit for examination scores of 4 or higher on both higher-level and standard-level examinations. Students who did not receive the IB diploma received credit only for scores of 5 or higher on higher-level examinations only.

Scores of 4 or higher on IB foreign language exams fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Journalism and B.A. programs in the College of Fine Arts, regardless of whether the student has earned the IB diploma.
UF Course Equivalents for IB

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP examinations cover material that is taught in introductory-level courses at many colleges and universities. CLEP can provide information on the examinations offered.
UF Course Equivalents for CLEP