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, transfer credit evaluation, degree audit, 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)

Current Students: Click here to schedule a meeting with Dan Zeimet, Registrar.

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Credit By Exam/Prior Learning

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 non-traditional 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 life experience to their studies.

Students demonstrating college-level learning through experience may be able to obtain equivalency credits applicable to a degree. The process involves the evaluation and assessment of an individual's work and life experiences to determine if the learning outcomes match an SAU University course(s). Methods of demonstrating prior experiential learning typically include portfolio development or special examination by department. These credits may or may not be transferable to other colleges.

Prior Experiential Learning Assessment Process

The first step for students who wish to earn college credit from their prior experience is to contact the Associate Dean of the College of Business at with a completed application form supported by their documented prior experience. In this application, students should provide details of the length of the experience, their role description, job title(s) held if applicable, who the applicant reported to if applicable and specific significant projects that the applicant completed. The application must accompany the applicant's resume.

Upon receiving the application, the Associate Dean of the College of Business will consult faculty members or the associate deans of the other colleges and the registrar to determine the appropriate assessment method for evaluating the applicant's prior experience for potential credit. Such methods may be portfolio evaluation, special examination, or other means. The applicant will be informed of the method of assessment and the applicable fees for the assessment. The maximum number of credits that an applicant can earn through experiential learning assessment is 25% of the total degree (typically 30 out of 120 credits). There is an assessment fee ($180 per 3 credit course) for assessment of prior experiential learning and an additional $30 per credit transcripting fee.

Once the student pays the assessment fee, the application will be assessed. The student will be informed of the number of approved credits and the courses towards which credit will be given. Upon payment of the transcripting fee, the registrar will post the grade for these courses.

PEL Application Form

Point of Contact

Questions regarding prior learning assessment should be directed to the Associate Dean, College of Business at


The Office of the Registrar will assess a transcripting fee and a non-refundable assessment fee for conducting the assessment of the student's prior experiential learning.

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 score of 3 unless otherwise noted.

AreaTest NameSAU 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.

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

AreaTest NameSAU 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).

Seal of Biliteracy

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.

LanguageSAU Equivalency
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

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 BUS Elective
LOMA305 Personal Financial Planning BUS Elective
LOMA361 Accounting and Financial Reporting in Life Insurance Companies BUS Elective
LOMA351 Financial Services Environment BUS 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 work with their high school IB coordinator to submit a request for the IB exam scores to be sent to the SAU Office of the Registrar.

AreaTest NameSAU Equivalency
Biology Biology BIOL 101, 4 credits
Chemistry Chemistry CHEM 105, 4 credits
Economics Economics ECON 201, 202, 6 credits
English English (A1) ENGL 120, 3 credits
French French Language (A1) FLAN EGEN 1-2, 6 credits
History History HIST 217, 3 credits
Mathematics Mathematics (HL) MATH 171, 191, 7 credits
Phillosophy Philosophy PHIL 101, 8 credits
Physics Physics B PHYS 203, 204, 8 credits
Psychology Psychology PSYC 105, 3 credits
Spanish Spanish Language (A1) SPAN 101, 102, 6 credits

Office of the Registrar


Dan Zeimet, Registrar

Isabella Foral, Assistant Registrar

Lisa Harrington, Records Support Analyst

Jonathan Weeks, Evaluation Coordinator

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