Transfer Credit to SAU
Learn how college courses, Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), or other testing credit can be transferred to St. Ambrose University.
The colleges/universities listed are those for which St. Ambrose University has established an equivalency table. These tables should be used for students transferring courses TO St. Ambrose. If you're transferring out, it's recommended that you contact the other institution.
This feature will allow you to obtain an unofficial transfer credit evaluation to assist you in your course planning for St. Ambrose University. If you don't see an equivalency, contact the Registrar's Office.
- Courses taken at two-year institutions/Community Colleges may NOT be counted toward the 300-level requirement.
- Equivalencies are subject to change.
- Scott, Muscatine, and Clinton Community Colleges are all listed under Eastern Iowa Community College District.
- Credit for college-level work is granted in all areas that correspond to courses offered at St. Ambrose University with a grade of a "C" or better.
- Courses from accredited two- or four-year institutions designated writing intensive on transcript or in catalog description will transfer to St. Ambrose. However, two-year college courses cannot be used to meet the WI requirement for a 300- or 400-level course.
1. Select your current school.
2. Click on Equivalency Search to the right of the school name to see a complete list of all evaluated courses.
3. Click on the Notes icon (when available) to the right of each course to view detailed info.
4. Click on the View icon next to the course name to view equivalency information.
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 score of 3 unless otherwise noted.
|Area||Test Name||SAU Equivalency|
|Art||Art History||AH 120, 3 credits|
|Biology||Biology||BIOL 101, 4 credits|
|Biology||Environmental Science||BIOL 109, 3 credits|
|Computer Science||Computer Science A||CSCI 195, 3 credits|
|Chemistry||Chemistry||CHEM 105, 106, 8 credits|
|Economics||Macroeconomics||ECON 201, 3 credits|
|Economics||Microeconomics||ECON 202, 3 credits|
|English||English Language and Composition||ENGL 101*, 3 credits *AP score of 4 or higher is required.|
|English||English Literature and Composition||ENGL 120, 3 credits|
|French||French Language and Culture||FLAN EGEN 1-2, + 6 add. elective credits, 12 credits|
|German||German Language and Culture||FLAN EGEN 1-2, + 6 add. elective credits, 12 credits|
|History||European History||HIST 216, 217, 6 credits|
|History||US History||HIST 201, 202, 6 credits|
|History||World History||HIST 250, 3 credits|
|Mathematics||Calculus AB||MATH 191, 4 credits|
|Mathematics||Calculus BC||MATH 191, 192, 8 credits|
|Music||Music Theory||MUS 201, 207*, 4 credits *AP score of 4 or higher is required.|
|Physics||Physics 1||PHYS 203, 4 credits|
|Physics||Physics 2||PHYS 204, 4 credits|
|Physics||Physics C: Mechanics||PHYS 251, 4 credits|
|Physics||Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism||PHYS 253, 4 credits|
|Political Science||Comparative Government and Politics||PSCI 199, 3 credits|
|Political Science||US Government and Politics||PSCI 101, 3 credits|
|Psychology||Psychology||PSYC 105, 3 credits|
|Research||Research||IL-101*, 1 credit *AP score of 4 or higher is required.|
|Seminar||Seminar||IL-101*, 1 credit *AP score of 4 or higher is required.|
|Spanish||Spanish Language and Culture||SPAN 101-102, 201-202, 12 credits|
|Spanish||Spanish Literature and Culture||SPAN 314, 3 credits|
|Statistics||Statistics||STAT 213, 3 credits|
CLEP provides a reliable and effective means for SAU to grant credit by examination to registered students. The fee is $20 per credit awarded.
In order to receive credits, students must score at least 50 on the CLEP exam.
|Area||Test Name||SAU Equivalency|
|Accounting||Financial Accounting||ACCT 201, 3 credits|
|Biology||General Biology||BIOL 101, 4 credits|
|Business||Introductory Business Law||BUS 201, 3 credits|
|Business||Principles of Management||MGMT 210, 3 credits|
|Business||Principles of Marketing||MRKT 209, 3 credits|
|Computer Science||Inform. Systems & Computer Appl.||CSCI 120, 3 credits|
|Chemistry||General Chemistry||CHEM 103 or 105, 4 credits|
|Economics||Principles of Macroeconomics||ECON 201, credits|
|Economics||Principles of Microeconomics||ECON 202, 3 credits|
|Education||Human Growth & Development||EDUC 284, 3 credits|
|English||College Composition||ENGL 101, 3 credits|
|English||American Literature||ENGL 210, 211, 6 credits|
|English||Analyzing & Interpreting Literature||ENGL 120, 3 credits|
|English||English Literature||ENGL 201, 202 | 6 credits|
|French||French Language||FLAN EGEN 1-2, + 6 add. elective credits | 12 credits1|
|German||German Language||FLAN EGEN 1-2, + 6 add. elective credits | 12 credits2|
|History||History of the United States I||HIST 201 | 3 credits|
|History||History of the United States II||HIST 202 | 3 credits|
|History||Western Civilization I||HIST 216 | 3 credits|
|History||Western Civilization II||HIST 217 | 3 credits|
|Humanities||Humanities||HUM Gen Ed | 3 credits|
|Mathematics||College Mathematics||MATH 131 | 3 credits|
|Mathematics||Precalculus||MATH 171 | 3 credits|
|Mathematics||Calculus||MATH 191 | 4 credits|
|Natural Science||Natural Sciences||NS Gen Ed | 4 credits|
|Political Science||American Government||PSCI 101 | 3 credits|
|Psychology||Introductory Psychology||PSYC 105 | 3 credits|
|Social Science||Social Sciences & History||SS Gen Ed | 3 credits|
|Sociology||Introductory Sociology||SOC 101 | 3 credits|
|Spanish||Spanish Language||SPAN 101-102, 201-2023|
1 If total score is 50, credit is awarded for Level I (6 hrs. 1, 2). If total score is 62 or better, credit is awarded for Level II (12 hrs. 1, 2 + 6 add. elective credits).
2 If total score is 50, credit is awarded for Level I (6 hrs. 1, 2). If total score is 63 or better, credit is awarded for Level II (12 hrs. 1, 2 + 6 add. elective credits).
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).
St. Ambrose University recognizes the Seal of Biliteracy from approved states – currently Iowa and Illinois – as demonstration of a level of language learning that is consistent with college level language study.
In order to receive credit, students must provide their final high school transcript indicating a Seal of Biliteracy to the Office of the Registrar.
|Spanish||SPAN 101-102, SPAN 201-202, 12 credits|
|Other||FLAN EGEN 1-2, 6 credits|
|Other||An additional 3-6 credits considered on an individual basis|