Students may be able to reduce the amount of time ordinarily required to earn a bachelor's degree by achieving high scores on the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement Program (AP) and/or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.
St. Ambrose University can award a student up to 60 credit hours total of college credit total from these exams.
St. Ambrose University recognizes most of the subject examinations of the AP Examination Program of the College Board. Students who have participated in an Advanced Placement program while in high school may be eligible to receive credit based on performance in the AP exams.
St. Ambrose will not grant AP credit for coursework without the AP exam. Students should request the College Board to send their AP score to the SAU Records and Registration office.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
St. Ambrose University recognizes several of the subject examinations of the IB Examination Program. St. Ambrose offers credit for the Higher Level examinations.
Students should request a transcript from the International Baccaluareate program to the SAU Records and Registration office.
To learn more about the International Baccalaureate Program, visit: www.ibo.org.
CLEP examinations are administered by appointment only. Examinees must be registered St. Ambrose students. Contact Megan Irmen, 563-333-6126, to schedule a time to take a test. Information about preparation materials is available from the CLEP website.