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Excelsior College ExamsAbbreviation Key

The exam credit recommendations listed in the table below are based on the University’s catalog years 2018 to present, and are subject to change. For more information, please contact creditaward@apus.edu. If you are following one of the University’s catalogs prior to 2018, please reference the CBE tables for catalog years 2017 and prior for specifics on how the credit recommendations will apply to your program.

Name of ExamTransfer Credit
Recommendation
APUS Course
Equivalent
ACE Passing
Score
Abnormal Psychology (459)3 SH UG ELPSYC406C or higher
Adult Nursing (554)8 SH UG EL C or higher
American Dream (460)6 SH UG OMNIOMNI399C or higher
Anatomy & Physiology (506)6 SH UG NASC*
(see below)
SCIN132 (no lab)C or higher
Anatomy & Physiology I (104)3 SH UG NASC*
(see below)
SC (no lab)C or higher
Anatomy & Physiology II (106)3 SH UG NASC*
(see below)
SC (no lab)C or higher
Bioethics: Philosophical Issues (413)3 SH UG OMNIOMNI399C or higher
Business Ethics (323)3 SH UG OMNIOMNI399C or higher
Business Information Systems (221)3 SH UG EL C or higher
Business Law (255)3 SH UG EL C or higher
Calculus (UEXCEL)4 SH UG MAARMATH225C or higher
College Writing (410)3 SH UG COMMENGL110C or higher
College Writing (UEXCEL)3 SH UG COMMENGL110C or higher
Community-Focused Nursing (546)4 SH UG EL C or higher
Contemporary Mathematics (100)3 SH UG MAAR C or higher
Cultural Diversity (545)3 SH UG OMNIOMNI399C or higher
Earth Science (415)3 SH UG NASC*
(see below)
SC (no lab)C or higher
English Composition (434)6 SH UG COMMENGL110**/102C or higher
Essentials of Nursing Care (488)3 SH UG EL C or higher
Essentials Of Nursing Care: Chronicity (490)3 SH UG EL C or higher
Essentials Of Nursing Care: Health Differences (489)3 SH UG EL C or higher
Essentials Of Nursing Care: Health Safety (488)3 SH UG EL C or higher
Essentials Of Nursing Care: Reproductive Health (491)3 SH UG EL C or higher
Ethics (BUSX 923)No Transfer Credit N/A
Ethics: Theory & Practice (484)3 SH UG ELPHIL301C or higher
Financial Accounting3 SH UG MAARACCT100C or higher
Finance (BUSX 905)No Transfer Credit N/A
Foundations in Nursing Practice (490)3 SH UG EL C or higher
Foundations Of Gerontology (407)3 SH UG OMNIOMNI399C or higher
Fundamentals Of Nursing (403)8 SH UG EL C or higher
General Chemistry (107)3 SH UG NASC*
(see below)
SCIN131 (no lab)C or higher
Health Differences Across The Life Span 1 (492)3 SH UG EL C or higher
Health Differences Across The Life Span 2 (493)3 SH UG EL C or higher
Health Differences Across The Life Span 3 (494)3 SH UG EL C or higher
History of Nazi Germany3 SH UG ELHIST290C or higher
Human Resource Management (351)3 SH UG ELHRMT407C or higher
Human Resource Management (486)3 SH UG ELHRMT407C or higher
International Conflicts in the Twentieth Century3 SH UG OMNIOMNI399C or higher
Interpersonal Communication (417)3 SH UG ELCOMM285C or higher
Introduction to Computer Programming Using Java (190)3 SH UG MAARENTD200C or higher
Introduction to Cybersecurity (817)1 SH UG EL C or higher
Introduction to Microeconomics (257)3 SH UG SSPSECON101 or
ECON201 ***
C or higher
Introduction To Music (414)3 SH UG ARHUMUSI200C or higher
Introduction to Philosophy (416)3 SH UG ARHUPHIL101C or higher
Introduction to Psychology (UEXCEL)3 SH UG SSPSPSYC101C or higher
Introduction to Sociology (105)3 SH UG SSPSSOCI111C or higher
Introductory Accounting6 SH UG MAARACCT100/101C or higher
Juvenile Delinquency (364)3 SH UG ELCMRJ206C or higher
Juvenile Delinquency (411)3 SH UG ELCMRJ206C or higher
Labor Relations (352)3 SH UG ELHRMT413C or higher
Labor Relations (538)3 SH UG ELHRMT413C or higher
Life Span Developmental Psychology (583)3 SH UG SSPS C or higher
Literacy Instruction In The Elementary School (565)6 SH UG EL C or higher
Management In Nursing (543)4 SH UG EL C or higher
Managerial Accounting3 SH UG ELACCT101C or higher
Marketing (BUSX 906)No Transfer Credit N/A
Maternal & Child Nursing (Associate) (453)6 SH UG EL C or higher
Maternal & Child Nursing (Baccalaureate) (457)8 SH UG EL C or higher
Maternity Nursing (559)3 SH UG EL C or higher
Microbiology (558)3 SH UG ELSCIN202C or higher
Nursing Concepts 1 (461)4 SH UG EL C or higher
Nursing Concepts 2 (462)4 SH UG EL C or higher
Nursing Concepts 3 (463)4 SH UG EL C or higher
Nursing Concepts 4 (464)4 SH UG EL C or higher
Nursing Concepts 5 (465)4 SH UG EL C or higher
Nursing Concepts 6 (466)4 SH UG EL C or higher
Nursing Concepts: Foundations Of Professional Practice (467)4 SH UG EL C or higher
Operations Management (420)3 SH UG OMNIOMNI399C or higher
Organizational Behavior (353)3 SH UG ELMGMT311C or higher
Organizational Behavior (435)3 SH UG ELMGMT311C or higher
Organizational Behavior (BUSX 953)No Transfer Credit N/A
Pathophysiology (354)3 SH UG OMNIOMNI399C or higher
Pathophysiology (584)3 SH UG OMNIOMNI399C or higher
Physics (UEXCEL)3 SH UG NASC*
(see below)
SCIN133 (no lab)C or higher
Physics I (140)6 SH UG NASC*
(see below)
SCIN133 (no lab)C or higher
Political Science (UEXCEL)3 SH UG SSPS C or higher
Precalculus Algebra (116)3 SH UG MAARMATH110C or higher
Principles of Finance (350)3 SH UG ELFINC400C or higher
Principles of Management (251)3 SH UG ELMGMT201C or higher
Principles of Marketing (252)3 SH UG ELMKTG201C or higher
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (503)8 SH UG EL C or higher
Psychology Of Adulthood & Aging (355)3 SH UG ELPSYC343C or higher
Psychology Of Adulthood & Aging (485)3 SH UG ELPSYC343C or higher
Quantitative Analysis (437)3 SH UG ELBUSN350C or higher
Quantitative Analysis (BUSX 903)No Transfer Credit N/A
Religions Of The World (509)3 SH UG ARHURELS201C or higher
Reproduction Health (491)3 SH UG EL C or higher
Research In Nursing (537)3 SH UG EL C or higher
Research Methods In Psychology (436)3 SH UG ELPSYC300C or higher
Science of Nutrition (259)3 SH UG ELSPHE295C or higher
Social Psychology (357)3 SH UG ELPSYC201C or higher
Social Psychology (412)3 SH UG ELPSYC201C or higher
Spanish Language (102)6 SH UG ARHUSPAN100/101C or higher
Statistics (408)3 SH UG MAARMATH120C or higher
Statistics (UEXCEL)3 SH UG MAARMATH120C or higher
Transition To The Registered Professional Nurse Role (495)3 SH UG EL C or higher
Values & Responsibility: The Individual & Society6 SH GRAD OMNIOMNI599B or higher
War in Vietnam (1945-1975): A Global Perspective3 SH UG ELMILH371C or higher
Weather and Climate (171)3 SH UG ELERSC206C or higher
Workplace Communication with Computers (256)3 SH UG EL C or higher
World Conflicts Since 1900 (512)3 SH UG OMNIOMNI399C or higher
World Population (358)3 SH UG OMNIOMNI399C or higher
World Population (487)3 SH UG OMNIOMNI399C or higher

 
* The General Education Natural Sciences with Lab section of any APUS degree program must include a lab component. As Excelsior exams do not contain labs, the General Education Natural Sciences with Lab section cannot be fulfilled by completing an Excelsior exam alone. Without a corresponding lab completed, this credit would be applied to the Electives area of a student’s degree program, if available. Please contact creditaward@apus.edu with any questions prior to completing a science Excelsior exam.

** Students cannot receive credit for both ENGL101 and ENGL110.
 
** If a student already has credit for ECON201, they will not be awarded transfer credit for ECON101. Likewise, if a student already has credit for ECON202, they will not be awarded transfer credit for ECON102.