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College Level Examination Program/Advanced Placement Credits
Rowan University recognizes the need to serve both traditional and non-traditional students in new ways. Rowan accepts assessments by external assessment agencies, e.g., CLEP, AP, American Council on Education's "National Guide to Educational Credit for Non-Collegiate Programs", etc. Further, credit assessments made by Thomas Edison College are also accepted as transfer credits.
Transfer Limit of All Non-Traditional Credit
No more than 30 credit hours for life experience, as determined by external assessment, other than from an accredited college or university, may count towards the total credit requirement for graduation from Rowan University. This includes CLEP, AP, PONSI, Military training, and other non-collegiate instruction.
NOTE: Your General Education LABORATORY/science requirement is not satisfied by the CLEP credit. However, students may receive lab credit in addition to that earned through in-class experience.
CLEP and AP Credit
Advanced placement, CLEP, or other tests are evaluated on the basis of Rowan University standards. Provided that there is no duplication of course work, students may accumulate credit toward a degree by demonstrating knowledge gained independently, starting studies at a higher level, and saving time and money.
As each college at RU has its own criteria and policies for accepting credit, acceptance, application, and final approval of credits may vary by major. Rowan awards credit to students through the College Board's College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Some credit awards, for non-general examinations, begin at the 50th percentile. Rowan does not accept all general examination for our College Composition Sequence.
Rowan also awards credit to students through the Advanced Placement Program. Some awards begin at score level three (3) for the Advanced Placement (AP) program.
Credit by Examination (Internal Rowan Credit Award Process)