Office of the Registrar

Maintaining integrity in academic record-keeping, registration, grade reporting, courses, and commencement.

The Registrar's academic record-keeping functions include: producing transcripts of a student's academic history, verifying a student's enrollment status, ensuring the collection and proper maintenance of undergraduate/graduate grades, ensuring that a student's academic record is accurate, athletic eligibility, loan deferment, withdrawing from school, and petitioning for academic exception.

This academic record information may exist in electronic, hard-copy, or microfilm form and is maintained following guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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Final Exams

Dec 8-14

Finals Week

Exams are held in the same room in which the class regularly meets, unless other arrangements are made. All final exam periods are 1 hour and 50 minutes in length.

Exam Schedule

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Dec. 18 - Jan. 15

Winter Break

Residence Halls Open Jan. 14

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Registrar Forms

Note: Authorization for Release of Educational Information forms (for parents or guardians) are ONLY available to students and is available in the Office of the Registrar.

Forms for Current Students

Credit By Exam

How does it work?

You 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 (see below).

Credits earned through nontraditional sources are transcripted as credits earned and not computed in the grade point average (GPA). Nontraditional courses do not replace grades for traditional courses in computing GPA.

St. Ambrose University permits a maximum of 60 equivalency credits for non-classroom learning to be applied to a degree or the equivalent of 90 semester credits for a combination of classroom and non-classroom learning done elsewhere.

Military Experience/Training School

Veterans may receive credit for a physical education credit upon receipt of their DD Form 214.

Additional credit may be granted from military training based on departmental review and following recommendation guidelines established by the American Council on Education. A military transcript should be sent to the Office of the Registrar to determine the academic credit.

For more information, contact Natalie Woodhurst, Coordinator of Veterans Recruitment and Services.

Prior Experiential Learning

St. Ambrose has an established system for assessing and crediting prior experiential learning for students bringing practical knowledge and experience to their studies.

Students demonstrating college-level learning through experience may be able to obtain equivalency credits applicable to a degree. These credits may or may not be transferable to other colleges.

Methods of demonstrating prior experiential learning include portfolio development or special examination by department.

Advanced Placement

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 Office of the Registrar.

In order to receive credit, students must achieve an AP grade of 3 unless otherwise noted.

AreaTest NameSAU Equivalency
Art Art History Art History 120 | 3 credits
Biology Biology Biology 101 | 3 credits
Environmental Science Biology 109 | 4 credits
Computer Science Computer Science A Computer Science 195 | 3 credits
Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry 105, 106 | 8 credits
Economics Macroeconomics Economics 201 | 3 credits
Microeconomics Economics 202 | 3 credits
English English Language and Composition English 101* | 3 credits
English Literature and Composition English 120 | 3 credits
French French Language and Culture French 101-102, 201-202
12 credits
Geography Human Geography Geography 205 | 3 credits
German German Language and Culture German Studies 101-102, 201-202
12 credits
History European History History 216, 217 | 6 credits
US History History 201, 202 | 6 credits
World History History 250 | 3 credits
Mathematics Calculus AB Math 191 | 4 credits
Calculus BC Math 191, 192 | 8 credits
Music Music Theory Music 201, 207* | 4 credits
Physics Physics 1 Physics 203 | 4 credits
Physics 2 Physics 204 | 4 credits
Physics C: Mechanics Physics 251 | 4 credits
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Physics 253 | 4 credits
Political Science Comparative Government and Politics Political Science 199 | 3 credits
US Government and Politics Political Science 101 | 3 credits
Psychology Psychology Psychology 105 | 3 credits
Spanish Spanish Language and Culture Spanish 101-102, 201-202
12 credits
Spanish Literature and Culture Spanish 314 | 3 credits
Statistics Statistics Statistics 213 | 3 credits

*AP Grade 4


CLEP provides a reliable and effective means for colleges and universities to grant credit, placement, and exemption by examination to traditional 18-to-22-year-old students, working students, recent high school graduates, and part time or non-traditional adult students.

In order to receive credits, students must score at least 50 on the CLEP exam.

Preparation materials are available online. Additional information can be found on the CLEP website.

AreaTest NameSAU Equivalency
Accounting  Financial Accounting  Accounting 201 | 3 credits
Biology General Biology Biology 101 | 4 credits
Business  Introductory Business Law  Business 201 | 3 credits
Principles of Management Management 210 | 3 credits
Principles of Marketing Marketing 209 | 3 credits
Computer Science Inform. Systems & Computer Appl. Computer Science 120 | 3 credits
Chemistry  General Chemistry  Chemistry 103 or 105 | 4 credits
Economics  Principles of Macroeconomics Economics 201 | 3 credits
Principles of Microeconomics Economics 202 | 3 credits
Education  Human Growth & Development Education 284 | 3 credits
English  College Composition English 101 | 3 credits
American Literature English 210, 211 | 6 credits
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature  English 120 | 3 credits
English Literature English 201, 202 | 6 credits
French  French Language French 101-102, 201-2021
German  German Language German Studies 101-102, 201-2022
History  History of the United States I History 201 | 3 credits
History of the United States II History 202 | 3 credits
Western Civilization I   History 216 | 3 credits
Western Civilization II History 217 | 3 credits
Humanities  Humanities Humanities Gen Ed | 3 credits
Mathematics  College Mathematics  Math 131 | 3 credits
Precalculus Math 171 | 3 credits
Calculus  Math 191 | 4 credits
Natural Science  Natural Sciences  Natural Science Gen Ed | 4 credits
Political Science  American Government Political Science 101 | 3 credits
Psychology  Introductory Psychology Psychology 105 | 3 credits
Social Science Social Sciences & History Social Science Gen Ed | 3 credits
Sociology Introductory Sociology Sociology 101 | 3 credits
Spanish  Spanish Language Spanish 101-102, 201-2023

1 If total score is 50, credit is awarded for Level I (6 hrs. 101,102). If total score is 62 or better, credit is awarded for Level II (12 hrs. 101, 102, 201, 202).
2 If total score is 50, credit is awarded for Level I (6 hrs. 101,102). If total score is 63 or better, credit is awarded for Level II (12 hrs. 101, 102, 201, 202).
3 If total score is 50, credit is awarded for Level 1 (6 hrs. 101,102). If total score is 66 or better, credit is awarded for Level II (12 hrs. 101, 102, 201, 202).


LOMA is an international association committed to partnership with its members in the insurance and financial services industry to improve their management and operations through quality employee development, research, and information sharing.

One of the primary activities of the association is to conduct research on various company operations, including financial planning and control, human resources administration, and insurance operations and systems.

The association also sponsors forums, seminars and correspondence/independent study courses in areas such as management development, financial planning and control, systems, human resources and communications. Through its Education Division, LOMA administers the world's largest university-level insurance education program, the Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI) Insurance Education Program.

Some of these courses equate to credits at St. Ambrose. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

Reference CodeCourse TitleUniversity Equivalency
LOMA356 Investment Principles and Institutional Investing Business Elective
LOMA305 Personal Financial Planning Business Elective
LOMA361 Accounting and Financial Reporting in Life Insurance Companies Business Elective
LOMA351 Financial Services Environment Business Elective
LOMA330 Management Principles and Practices MGMT-210
LOMA371 Managing for Solvency and Profitability in Life Insurance Companies
LOMA301 Insurance Administration Elective
LOMA290 Insurance Company Operations Elective
LOMA320 Life and Health Insurance Marketing MKTG-209
LOMA326 Financial Services Marketing MKTG-209
LOMA280/286 Principles of Insurance: Life, Health and Annuities, 2 credits
LOMA310/311 Business Law for Financial Service Professionals BUS-201
ACS100 Foundations of Customer Service Elective
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 must score a 5 on IB tests to receive credit.

Students should request a transcript from the International Baccaluareate program by contacting the SAU Office of the Registrar.

AreaTest NameSAU Equivalency
Biology Biology Biology 101 | 4 credits
Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry 105 | 4 credits
Economics Economics Economics 201, 202 | 6 credits
English English (A1) English 120 | 3 credits
French French Language (A1) French 101, 102 | 6 credits
History History History 217 | 3 credits
Mathematics Mathematics (HL) Math 171, 191 | 7 credits
Phillosophy Philosophy Philosophy 101 | 8 credits
Physics Physics B Physics 203, 204 | 8 credits
Psychology Psychology Psychology 105 | 3 credits
Spanish Spanish Language (A1) Spanish 101, 102 | 6 credits


Dan Zeimet, Registrar

Office of the Registrar
Ambrose Hall, 1st floor
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
Fax 563-333-6206

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