Office of the Registrar
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).
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.
No Classes. Offices Open Mon & Tues
- Change Name or Address
- Confirm Enrollment for Upcoming Semester (Enrollment Confirmation)
- Consent to Release Education Records Information (pdf)
- Use to release educational information for reference letters or to outside parties
- Petition to Board of Studies for Academic Exception
- Readmission Application
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.
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.
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.
|Area||Test Name||SAU Equivalency||AP Grade||Credit|
|Art||Art History||Art History 120||3||3|
|Environmental Science||Biology 109||3||4|
|Computer Science||Computer Science A||Computer Science 195||3||3|
|Chemistry||Chemistry||Chemistry 105, 106||3||8|
|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|
|Spanish||Spanish Language and Culture||Spanish 101-102, 201-202||3||12|
|Spanish Literature and Culture||Spanish 314||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.
|Area||Test Name||SAU Equivalency||ACE Score||Credit|
|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|
|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 Code||Course Title||University Equivalency||Credit Hours||Upper/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|
|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|
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.
|Area||Test Name||SAU Equivalency||IB Grade||Credit|
|Economics||Economics||Economics 201, 202||5||6|
|English||English (A1)||English 120||5||3|
|French||French Language (A1)||French 101, 102||5||6|
|Mathematics||Mathematics (HL)||Math 171, 191||5||7|
|Physics||Physics B||Physics 203, 204||5||8|
|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