Students may receive credit that will contribute to the award of the bachelor’s degree at Piedmont through the transfer of equivalent courses from other accredited institutions or by establishing proficiency in subject areas through several university-approved programs.
- For students who have been accepted to Piedmont University, a transfer credit evaluation will be completed within 10–14 days of receiving an official college transcript
- Our Transfer Equivalency Tool can be used to see what courses will transfer
- Piedmont University will award credit for most courses taken at accredited institutions
TRANSFER EQUIVALENCY TOOL
The link below is a guide provided for your convenience. Please understand that if a course/institution is not listed, it does not mean that we will not accept the credit. We evaluate transfer credit on an individual basis, and this site is constantly being updated. Piedmont University reserves the right to make changes at any time. Transfer evaluations are not official until reviewed by the Registrar’s Office.
Credit by Exam Equivalency or Experience
Students can establish proficiency in subject areas through several university-approved programs. Students may be awarded a maximum of 30 semester hours in any one or any combination of these sources. In the event a student has earned more than 30 hours by examination or experience, the student may appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for review to determine if additional credit may be awarded.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Entering students may receive Advanced Placement (AP) credit based on examination scores.
Piedmont University accepts the following AP Credits:
|AP Examination Title||Min. Grade For Credit||Piedmont Equivalent||Semester Hours|
|AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES||3||GEN ELECTIVE||3|
|ART HISTORY||3||ART 2301 & 2302||6|
|BIOLOGY||3||BIOL 1101 & 1102||8|
|CALCULUS AB||3||MATH 2450||4|
|CALCULUS BC||3||MATH 2460||4|
|CHEMISTRY||3||CHEM 1101 & 1102||8|
|COMP SCIENCE A||3||CSCI 1301||3|
|COMP SCIENCE PRINCIPLES||3||CSCI ELECTIVE||3|
|ECONOMICS: MACRO||3||BUSA 2210||3|
|ECONOMICS: MICRO||3||BUSA 1210||3|
|ENGLISH LANG & COMP||3||ENGL 1101||3|
|ENGLISH LIT & COMP||3||ENGL 1101*||3|
|ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE||3||ENVS 2070||3|
|EUROPEAN HISTORY||3||HIST ELECTIVE^||3|
|FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE||3||FREN 1101 & 1102||6|
|GERMAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE||3||GRMN 1101 & 1102||6|
|GOVT & POLITICS: COMP||3||POSC ELECTIVE||3|
|GOVT & POLITICS: U.S.||3||POSC 1101||3|
|HUMAN GEOGRAPHY||3||SOC SCIENCE ELEC||3|
|LATIN||3||FOREIGN LANG ELEC||6|
|MUSIC THEORY||3||MUSC THEORY ELEC||3|
|PHYSICS 1||3||PHYS 1110||3|
|PHYSICS 2||3||PHYS 1120||3|
|PHYSICS C: MECHANICS||3||PHYS 2110||4|
|PHYSICS C: ELEC & MAG||3||PHYS 2120||4|
|SPANISH LANGUAGE||3||SPAN 2201 & 2202||6|
|SPANISH LITERATURE||3||SPAN 3340 & 3341||6|
|STUDIO ART: DRAWING||3||ART 1120||3|
|STUDIO ART: 2D DESIGN||3||ART 1130||3|
|STUDIO ART: 3D DESIGN||3||ART 1140||3|
|U.S. HISTORY||3||HIST 2212 & 3301||6|
|WORLD HISTORY||3||HIST 1111 & 1112||6|
*Credit also given for ENGL 1102 if student passes both English exams
%Credit given for Capstone when receive credit for both Research & Seminar
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
CLEP is designed to measure knowledge acquired through non-traditional means such as the workplace, as well as through formal study. Credit is awarded for satisfactory scores earned on certain subjects and selected general examinations. Credit for CLEP exams must be earned prior to a student’s final semester of enrollment.
Piedmont University will no longer offer test administration. Students interested in taking a CLEP exam should visit http://clep.collegeboard.org for a list of test centers.
CLEP exams for credit must be taken prior to a student's final semester of enrollment at Piedmont.
|Subject Examinations||Min. Score For Credit||Piedmont Equivalent||Credit Hours|
|American Government||50||POSC 1101||3|
|American Literature||50||ENGL 2210 & 2211||6|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||50||ENGL 1102||3|
|College Algebra||50||MATH 1100||3|
|College Composition Modular||50||ENGL 1101||3|
|French Language||50 (59)||FREN 1101 & 1102 (2201)||6 (9)|
|German Language||50 (60)||GRMN 1101 & 1102 (2201)||6 (9)|
|Spanish Language||50 (63)||SPAN 1101 & 1102 (2201)||6 (9)|
|English Literature||50||ENGL 2203 or 2204||3|
|General Biology||50||BIOL 1101 & 1102||8|
|General Chemistry||50||CHEM 1101 & 1102||8|
|General Psychology||50||PSYC 1101||3|
|History of the U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877||50||HIST 3301||3|
|History of the U.S. II: 1865 to Present||50||HIST 2212 or 3302||3|
|Human Growth & Development||50||PSYC 2290||3|
|Financial Accounting||50||ACCT 2010||3|
|Introduction to Macroeconomics||50||BUSA 1210||3|
|Introduction to Microeconomics||50||BUSA 1210||3|
|Introduction to Sociology||50||SOCI 1101||3|
|Western Civilization I||50||HIST 1111||3|
|Western Civilization II||50||HIST 1112||3|
Learning acquired outside of classroom participation can be a valuable contribution to a liberal arts education, and Piedmont provides an opportunity for enrolled students to receive academic credit for such learning.
The portfolio is the method used whereby students can demonstrate learning prior to and during their time at the University. Because portfolio assessment is competency-based, students need to demonstrate mastery of transferable skills acquired through professional work experience and/or community service. An experiential credit information packet may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office. The charge for experiential credit is $50 per credit hour. No experiential credit will be granted during a student’s final semester.
International Baccalaureate Program® (IB)
Piedmont University recognizes the quality of the International Baccalaureate® (IB), and credit towards the undergraduate degree will be awarded on a course-by-course basis. Course credit will be awarded for satisfactory scores earned on certain subjects as shown below. Students should request a copy of the official score report be sent to the Registrar at Piedmont University. IB credits do not fulfill residency requirements.
Veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and members of the military reserve may receive academic credit for military training based on recommendations of the American Council of Education (ACE). Please submit an official Joint Services Transcript (JST) to the Registrar at Piedmont University.
If students complete POST-Certification Training completion credit and send their official transcript as proof, Piedmont will award them credit for CRJU 1290, CRJU 3330, CRJU 2335, and POSC 4415.