Dec 12, 2018  
2015-2016 Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Credit


 

Credit by Examination

General Policy

Each academic department may identify courses for which a student may earn credit by taking an examination. The examination may be a departmental examination or CEEB-AP or CLEP examination. Students must be registered degree seeking during the semester in which the credit by examination is to be awarded.

Students may not earn credit by examination in a subject area in which they have previously earned credit in a higher-level course. Students cannot use credit by examination to replace a failed grade or to raise a passing grade in the same course.

Students may only select credit by examination once, even for the same course. However, credit by examination is a way to obtain credit for courses previously taken at other institutions that did not transfer.

Visit the student success center in the Walter H. Nolte Gateway Center, Rooms 342 or 346 for more information.

Departmental Examination

Department exams adhere to the following four statements:

  1. The student submits an “Intent to Challenge a Course” form that identifies the specific course for which credit by examination is sought to the registrar and the appropriate department head. The student pays any required fee.
  2. Courses may only be challenged during a semester in which they are being taught and must be taken prior to midterms.
  3. The student must arrange for the departmental examination with the appropriate department head.
  4. The instructor assigned to the course will report the grade for the challenge exam, S or U, to the registrar and the appropriate department head.

Advanced Placement Program Policy

Students showing proficiency by passing the CEEB Advanced Placement Examination will receive Casper College credit and a grade of S. Casper College awards credit for CEEB Advanced Placement Program Examinations as follows:

Advanced Placement Information
Subject Acceptable Score Course #’s, Course Titles, Credits
Art History 4+ ART 2020  (3CR)
Biology 4 or 5 BIOL 1010  (4CR)
Calculus AB 3, 4, or 5 MATH 2200   (5CR)
Calculus BC 3, 4, or 5 MATH 2200 , MATH 2205  (10CR)
Chemistry 4 or 5 CHEM 1025  and CHEM 1035   (8CR)
Computer Science A 4 COSC 1010  (4CR)
Computer Science A 5 COSC 1010 , COSC 1030  (8CR)
Computer Science AB 4-5 COSC 1010  and COSC 1030  (8CR)
Economics 3, 4, or 5 ECON 1010  (3CR)
European History 3, 4, or 5 HIST 1120  (3CR)
French Language 3 FREN 1010  (4CR)
French Language 4 FREN 1010 , FREN 1020  (8CR)
French Language 5 FREN 1010 , FREN 1020  and FREN 2030  (12CR)
German Language 3 GERM 1010  (4CR)
German Language 4 GERM 1010 , GERM 1020  (8CR)
German Language 5 GERM 1010 , GERM 1020 , GERM 2030  (12CR)
Language & Composition 4 or 5 ENGL 1010  (3CR)
Macroeconomics 4 or 5 ECON 1010  (3CR)
Microeconomics 4 or 5 ECON 1020  (3CR)
Music Theory 4 or 5 MUSC 1030  (3CR)
Physics 1 4 or 5 PHYS 1310  (4CR)
Physics 2 4 or 5 PHYS 1310  and PHYS 1320  (8CR)
Psychology 3, 4, or 5 PSYC 1000  (3CR)
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 1010  (4CR)
Spanish Language 4 SPAN 1010 , SPAN 1020  (8CR)
Spanish Language 5 SPAN 1010 , SPAN 1020 , SPAN 2030  (12CR)
Statistics 3+ STAT 2050  (5CR)
U.S. History* 4 HIST 1211  and HIST 1221  
 * This credit will not meet the requirements for Wyoming Constitution.

College Level Examination Program

Casper College is a College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing center. All available tests are administered via computer in the campus Academic Testing Center.

The fee to take a general or subject matter exam or a combination of the two, must be paid online before the testing appointment. The $15 administrative fee must be paid to accounting and financial management in the Walter H. Nolte Gateway Center prior to testing. Students may select the institution where they would like the exam results sent. After talking with the student success center (307-268-2231 or 307-268-3315), students will need to call the Academic Testing Center (BU 120) at 307-268-3850 to schedule a testing appointment.

Although the college allows credit for both general and subject examinations, the transferability of general examinations is uncertain. Students in transfer programs should only take subject examinations to increase the likelihood of transfer. The general examinations with a scaled score of at least 50 are only acceptable toward requirements for the associate of applied science degree.

Subject Examination Acceptable Scaled Score Minimum Equivalent Course Semester Credit Hours Awarded
Business  
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 CMAP 1510   3
Principles of Management 50 MGT 2100   3
Financial Accounting See Accounting  Department
Business Law 50 BADM 2010   3
Principles of Marketing 50 MKT 2100   3
Composition and Literature  
American Literature 50 ENGL 2310   3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature See English  Department
English Literature 50 ENGL 2210   3
*College Composition Modular 55 ENGL 1010   3
World Languages  
French – Level 1 41-49 FREN 1010    4
French – Level 2 50-56 FREN 1020   8
French – Level 3 57 & above FREN 2030   12
German – Level 1 40-47 GERM 1010    4
German – Level 2 48-53 GERM 1020   8
German – Level 3 54 & above GERM 2030   12
Spanish – Level 1 41-49 SPAN 1010    4
Spanish – Level 2 50-53 SPAN 1020   8
Spanish – Level 3 54 & above SPAN 2030   12
History and Social Sciences  
#American Government 50 POLS 1000    3
Human Growth and Development      
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 EDFD 2100    
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECON 1010   3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECON 1020   3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSYC 1000   3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOC 1000   3
#US History I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 HIST 1211   3
#US History II: 1865 to Present 50 HIST 1221   3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 HIST 1110   3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 50 HIST 1120   3
Science and Mathematics  
Calculus 50 MATH 2200   5
College Algebra 50 MATH 1400   4
Precalculus See Math  Department
Biology 50 BIOL 1010   4
Chemistry 50 CHEM 1025 
CHEM 1028 
CHEM 1035 
CHEM 1038  
8
General Exam - General exams provide credit for applied degrees ONLY  
Humanities 50   6
College Math 50   6
Natural Sciences 50   6

* – The essay portion of the test is required and will be scored by Casper College English faculty.

# – This credit will not meet the requirement for Wyoming Constitution. If credit is to be awarded the individual must pass the CLEP exam and the one credit Wyoming Constitution course. This still may not meet the requirements for the University of Wyoming.

International Baccalaureate

Subject Min. Score Casper College Course Number(s) Credit Hours Course Title
Adv. Math Subsid. Level 4+ MATH 2200 
MATH 2205  
8 Calculus I
Calculus II
Social Anthropology SL 4+ ANTH 1200   3 Intro. Cultural Anthropology
Biology HL 4+ BIOL 1010   4 General Biology I
Biology SL 4+ BIOL 1000   4 Intro. Biology I
Chemistry HL 4 CHEM 1005     Basic Chemistry I
Chemistry HL 5+ CHEM 1025  and CHEM 1035   8 Chemistry I, Chemistry II
Chemistry SL 5+ CHEM 1005   4 Basic Chemistry I
Computer Science HL 4+ COSC 1010 
COSC 1030  
8 Intro. to Computer Science I and II
Computer Science SL 4+ COSC 1010   4 Intro. to Computer Science I
Economics HL 5+ ECON 1010 
ECON 1020  
6 Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
English HL 4+ ENGL 1010   3 English Comp I
Environmental Systems 4+ BIOL 2400   3 General Ecology
French Language 4 FREN 1010   4 1st Yr French
French Language 5 FREN 1010 
FREN 1020  
8 1st Yr French I
1st Yr French II
French Language 6/7 FREN 1010 
FREN 1020 
FREN 2030  
12 1st Yr French I
1st Yr French II
2nd Yr French I
German Language 4 GERM 1010   4 1st Yr German I
German Language 5 GERM 1010 
GERM 1020  
8 1st Yr German I
1st Yr German II
German Language 6/7 GERM 1010 
GERM 1020 
GERM 2030  
12 1st Yr German I
1st Yr German II
2nd Yr German I
*History – American HL 4 HIST 1211  and HIST 1221   3-4 US to 1865 and US from 1865
Macroeconomics, Principles of 6/7 ECON 1010   3 Principles of Macroeconomics
Math Methods 4 MATH 1450   5 Algebra & Trigonometry
Math HL 4 MATH 2200 
MATH 2205  
8 Calculus I
Calculus II
Microeconomics, Principles of 6/7 ECON 1020   3 Principles of Microeconomics
Music HL 4 MUSC 1000    3 Introduction to Music
Music Theory SL 4+ MUSC 1000   3 Introduction to Music
Performance/Theatre Production HL 4+ THEA 2050   3 Theatre Practice
Philosophy HL 4+ PHIL 1000   3 Intro to Philosophy 1000
Physics HL
 
4
 
PHYS 1110 
PHYS 1120  
3
3
General Physics I
General Physics II
Psychology SL 4+ PSYC 1000   3 General Psychology
Russian Language 4 RUSS 1010   4 1st Yr Russian I
Russian Language
 
5 RUSS 1010 
RUSS 1020  
8
 
1st Yr Russian I
1st Yr Russian II
Spanish Language 4 SPAN 1010   4 1st Yr Spanish I
Spanish Language 5 SPAN 1010 
SPAN 1020  
8 1st Yr Spanish I
1st Yr Spanish II
Spanish Language 6/7 SPAN 1010  
SPAN 1020 
SPAN 2030  
12 1st Yr Spanish I
1st Yr Spanish II
2nd Yr Spanish I

 *Does not fulfill Wyoming Constitution requirements.

*Must have official transcript from International Baccalaureate Program

Military Service Credit

Casper College uses the American Council of Education’s (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, to determine credit for military training and experience. ACE’s National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training is used to determine credit in exceptional cases. The college reserves the right to make an independent determination of equivalency of courses or to require departmental examinations and evaluations.

The college will grant one semester credit for physical education to students who present a Report of Discharge (DD Form 214) to the registrar establishing active duty of 181 days or more. Students who present such evidence for more than one year of active duty will be granted two semester credits.