Transfer Credit Equivalencies

NC Community College Transfers

NC 4-Year Transfers

Out of State

AP (Advanced Placement) Credit

AP Examinations with UNC Asheville Equivalencies

AP Exam

Grade

Credit Hours

Course Waiver(s)

Art - Art History 5 4 ARTH 201 or 202
Art - Studio Art, Drawing 5 4 ART 144
Biology 4, 5 4 BIOL 125 and 126
Chemistry 4, 5 4 CHEM 111 and 132
Computer Science A 3, 4, 5 3 CSCI 181
Computer Science AB

3
4, 5

3
6

CSCI 181
CSCI 181 and 202
Economics - Macro 3, 4, 5 3 ECON 101
Economics - Micro 3, 4, 5 3 ECON 102
English - Lang & Comp 4, 5 4 LANG 120 (A)
English - Lit & Comp 4, 5 4 LANG 120 (A)
Environmental Science 3, 4, 5 3 ENVR 130
French - Language 3, 4, 5 4 FREN 230 (B)
French - Literature 3, 4, 5 4 FREN 230 (B)
Government and Politics - Comparative 3, 4, 5 3 Individually evaluated
Government and Politics - U.S. 3, 4, 5 3 Individually evaluated
History - European 3, 4, 5 4 HIST 151, 152 (C)
History - U.S. 4, 5 4 HIST 101, 102
History - World 3, 4, 5 4 HIST 151, 152 (C)
Latin - Literature 3
4, 5
4
3
CLAS 102
CLAS 212
Latin - Virgil 3
4, 5
4
3
CLAS 102
CLAS 212
Math - Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 4 MATH 191
Math - Calculus BC 3
4, 5
4
8
MATH 191
MATH 191 and 192
Math - Statistics 3, 4, 5 4 STAT 185
Music Theory 3 3 Individually evaluated
Physics - B

3
4, 5

3
6
PHYS 131
PHYS 131 and 231
Physics - C (Mechanics) 3, 4, 5 3 PHYS 221
Physics - C (Electricity & Magnetism) 3
4, 5
3
6
PHYS 231
PHYS 221 and 222
Psychology 3, 4, 5 3 PSYC 100
Spanish - Language 3, 4, 5 4 SPAN 230 (B)
Spanish - Literature 3, 4, 5 4 SPAN 230 (B)

Notes

A. To receive credit for LANG 120, students must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • Students with a score of 5 on one or both of the exams will receive 4 hours of credit for LANG 120.
  • Students with a score of 4 on both the Lang and Comp exam and the Lit & Comp exam will receive 4 hours of credit for LANG 120.
  • Students with a score of 4 on only one of the exams will receive 4 hours of credit for LANG 120 if they also have a score of 690 or higher on the SAT I Writing exam or a score of 32 or higher on the ACT Writing exam.

B. Students who score 5 on either exam should contact the department chair for placement.
C. Students will not receive credit for both European and World History AP tests.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

IB Examinations with UNC Asheville Equivalencies

UNC Asheville academic credit and course waivers will be granted to enrolled students who have obtained the required scores on the Higher-Level IB exams listed below. No academic credit will be awarded for Subsidiary-Level IB exams, and only those Higher-Level IB exams listed below are eligible for academic credit and/or course waiver. Official IB transcripts will be evaluated by the Office of the Registrar in consultation with department chairs. IB credit accepted at other post-secondary institutions is not automatically transferred to UNC Asheville but is reviewed in accordance with the schedule that follows.

IB Exam

Grade

Credit Hours

Course Waiver(s)

Biology 6, 7 4 BIOL 125 and 126
Chemistry 5
6, 7
3
4
CHEM 132
CHEM 233
Computing Studies 5, 6, 7 6 CSCI 181 and 202
Economics 5, 6, 7 3 ECON 101
English 6, 7 4 LANG 120
French A/B 4
5, 6, 7
4
4
FREN 110
FREN 120
Geography 5, 6, 7 3 EDUC 130
German 4
5, 6, 7
4
4
GERM 110
GERM 120
History Americas 5, 6, 7 4 HIST 101, 102
History Europe 5, 6, 7 4 HIST 151, 152
Latin 4, 5
6, 7
4
8
CLAS 101
CLAS 101, 102
Math 5, 6, 7 4 MATH 191
Music 5, 6, 7 3 Individually evaluated
Philosophy 5, 6, 7 4 PHIL 100
Physics 5
6, 7
6
6
PHYS 131 and 231
PHYS 221 and 222
Psychology 4, 5, 6, 7 3 PSYC 100
Social Anthopology 5, 6, 7 4 ANTH 100
Spanish A/B 4
5, 6, 7
4
4
SPAN 110
SPAN 120

British A Level Exams

The awarding of transfer credit for coursework or exams from overseas universities and schools, such as British A Level Exams, is determined by the appropriate department chair.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP Examinations with UNC Asheville Equivalencies

Passage of CLEP exams is defined as scoring at the 50th percentile or above, which requires a score of 500 or better.  A total of 3 semester hours of credit is awarded for each of the exams below with the required score. A combined total of no more than 30 semester hours of credit for CLEP and PEP exams may be accepted by UNC Asheville. 

Note: Current students wishing to take one or more CLEP exams must obtain prior approval from the Office of the Registrar by submitting a Visiting Permission form. Students who have earned 90 or more semester hours, or if the hours earned from the CLEP exam(s) will cause the student to exceed 90 hours, must consult with the Office of the Registrar to request special permission.

CLEP Examinations UNCA Equivalency (w/required score)
Note: Equivalencies are subject to change without notice.
Accounting, Financial ACCT 215
American Government Individually evaluated by department
American Literature LIT 324
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature LIT 240
Biology BIOL 125
Business Law, Introductory MGMT Elective
Calculus MATH 191
Chemistry CHEM Elective
Composition, College LANG 120
Composition Modular, College LANG 120
Educational Psychology, Intro to PSYC 319
English Literature LIT Elective
French Language (Levels 1 and 2) Second Language Requirement
German Language (Levels 1 and 2) Second Language Requirement
History of the U.S. I:Early Colonization to 1877 HIST 101
History of the U.S. II:1865 to Present HIST 102
Human Growth and Development PSYC 214
Information Systems and Computer Applications MGMT Elective
Macroeconomics, Principles of ECON 101
Management, Principles of MGMT Elective
Marketing, Principles of MGMT 250
Microeconomics, Principles of ECON 102
Natural Sciences General Elective
Precalculus MATH 167
Psychology, Introductory PSYC 100
Social Sciences and History General Elective
Sociology, Introductory SOC 100
Spanish Language (Levels 1 and 2) Second Language Requirement
Western Civilization I:Ancient Near East to 1648 HUM 124 or HIST Elective
Western Civilization II:1648 to present HUM 214 or HIST Elective