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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Nov 20-24

Thanksgiving Break

No Classes. Offices Open Mon & Tues

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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

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.

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


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.

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

AreaTest NameSAU EquivalencyACE ScoreCredit
Accounting  Financial Accounting  Accounting 201 50 3
Biology General Biology Biology 101  50 4
Business  Introductory Business Law  Business 201  50 3
Principles of Management Management 210 50 3
Principles of Marketing Marketing 209 50 3
Computer Science Inform. Systems & Computer Appl. Computer Science 120  50 3
Chemistry  General Chemistry  Chemistry 103 or 105 50 4
Economics  Principles of Macroeconomics Economics 201  50 3
Principles of Microeconomics Economics 202 50 3
Education  Human Growth & Development Education 284 50 3
English  College Composition English 101 50 3
American Literature English 210, 211 50 6
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature  English 120 50 3
English Literature English 201, 202 50 6
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 50 3
History of the United States II History 202 50 3
Western Civilization I   History 216 50 3
Western Civilization II History 217 50 3
Humanities  Humanities Humanities Gen Ed  50 3
Mathematics  College Mathematics  Math 131 50 3
Precalculus Math 171  50 3
Calculus  Math 191 50 4
Natural Science  Natural Sciences  Natural Science Gen Ed  50 4
Political Science  American Government Political Science 101  50 3
Psychology  Introductory Psychology Psychology 105 50 3
Social Science Social Sciences & History Social Science Gen Ed 50 3
Sociology Introductory Sociology Sociology 101  50 3
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.

Reference CodeCourse TitleUniversity EquivalencyCredit HoursUpper/Lower Division
LOMA356 Investment Principles and Institutional Investing         Business Elective 3 Upper
LOMA305 Personal Financial Planning         Business Elective 3 Upper
LOMA361 Accounting and Financial Reporting in Life Insurance Companies         Business Elective 3 Upper
LOMA351 Financial Services Environment         Business Elective 3 Upper
LOMA301 Insurance Administration         Elective 3 Lower
LOMA290 Insurance Company Operations         Elective 3 Lower
LOMA320 Life and Health Insurance Marketing         MKTG-209 3 Lower
LOMA326 Financial Services Marketing         MKTG-209 3 Lower
LOMA330 Management Principles and Practices         MGMT-210 3 Upper
LOMA371 Managing for Solvency and Profitability in Life Insurance Companies 3 Upper
LOMA280/286 Principles of Insurance: Life, Health and Annuities 2 Lower
LOMA310/311 Business Law for Financial Service Professionals         BUS-201 3 Lower
ACS100 Foundations of Customer Service         Elective 3 Lower

IB Program

International Baccalaureate 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 by contacting the SAU Office of the Registrar.

AreaTest NameSAU EquivalencyIB GradeCredit
Biology Biology Biology 101 5 4
Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry 105 5 4
Economics Economics Economics 201, 202 5 6
English English (A1) English 120 5 3
French French Language (A1) French 101, 102 5 6
History History History 217 5 3
Mathematics Mathematics (HL) Math 171, 191 5 7
Phillosophy Philosophy Philosophy 101 5 8
Physics Physics B Physics 203, 204 5 8
Psychology Psychology Psychology 105 5 3
Spanish Spanish Language (A1) Spanish 101, 102 5 6


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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