Credit By Exam


Parkland College offers several options to earn credits beyond previous college work.

Advanced Placement Scores (AP) In some cases you can earn course credit by taking tests both from high school and at the college level.
 AP Test  Score of 3  Score of 4      Score of 5     
 Art History  ART 165  ART 161  ART 161
 Biology    BIO 100  BIO 141  BIO 141
 Calculus AB  MAT 143  MAT 128  MAT 128
 Calculus BC  MAT 128  MAT 128/129  MAT 128/129
 Chemistry  CHE 100  CHE 101  CHE 101
 Chinese  None  None  None
 Computer Science A  CSC 105  CIS 122  CIS 122
 Computer Science Principles  CIS 112  CIS 112  CIS 112
 Economics, Macro  ECO 101
ECO 101
ECO 101
 Economics, Micro  ECO 102
ECO 102
ECO 102
 English Language/Composition  ENG 115  ENG 101  ENG 101
 English Literature/Composition  ENG 115
 ENG 101 &
 LIT 127
ENG 101 &
  LIT 127
 Environmental Science  BIO 100  BIO 104  BIO 104
 French Language and Culture   FRE 100  FRE 101  FRE 101
 German Language and Culture  GER 100  GER 101  GER 101
 Government, Comparative  
 None     
 None  None
 Government, United States    POS 110  POS 122  POS 122
 History, European  HIS 289  HIS 102  HIS 102
 History, United States  HIS 289  HIS 105  HIS 105
 History, World  HIS 289  HIS 108  HIS 108
 Human Geography  GEO 140  GEO 140  GEO 140
 Italian Language/Culture  ITA 110  ITA 101  ITA 101
 Japanese Language/Culture  JPN 100  JPN 101  JPN 101
 Latin    None  None  None
 Music Theory  MUS 100  MUS 100  MUS 101
 Physics 1  PHY 120  PHY 121  PHY 121
 Physics 2  PHY 120  PHY 122  PHY 122
 Physics C, Electricity, Magnetism  PHY 120  PHY 141  PHY 142
 Physics C, Mechanics    PHY 120  PHY 141  PHY 141/142
 Psychology  PSY 289  PSY 101  PSY 101
 Spanish Language  SPA 100  SPA 101  SPA 101
 Spanish Literature  SPA 100  SPA 101  SPA 101
 Statistics  MAT 160  MAT 160  MAT 160
 Studio Art, 2D Design  ART 165  ART 121  ART 121
 Studio Art, 3D Design  ART 165  ART 124  ART 124
 Studio Art, Drawing  ART 165  ART 122  ART 122


AP Seminar--course to be determined after review by Dean and Chair 

Note: Parkland College does not give academic credit for AP scores below 3.

Effective as of July 1, 2017

International Baccalaureate Credit (IB)
IB Test
One-Three Four Five Six Seven
Language and Literature
         
Language A HL
None     
ENG 101
ENG 101
ENG 101
ENG 101
Language A SL 
None
ENG 115
ENG 115
ENG 115
ENG 115
Literature B HL
None
ENG 101
ENG 101
ENG 101
ENG 101
Literature B SL
None
ENG 115
ENG 115
ENG 115
ENG 115
Literature and Performance
None  
LIT 120
LIT 120
LIT 120
LIT 120






Language Acquisition





Classical HL
None
None
None
None
None
Classical SL
None None None None None
Language B (advanced) HL
None
Third Semester
Third Semester
Fourth Semester
Fourth Semester
Language B (advanced) SL
None Second Semester
Second Semester
Second Semester
Third Semester
Language ab (beg) HL
None  
First Semester
First Semester
First Semester
First Semester
Language ab (beg) SL
None First Semester
First Semester
First Semester
First Semester
           
Individuals and Societies





Anthropology HL
None
ANT 101
ANT 101
ANT 101
ANT 101
Anthropology SL
None  
ANT 289
ANT 289
ANT 289
ANT 289
Business Management HL
None
BUS 101
BUS 101
BUS 101
BUS 101
Business Management SL
None
BUS 101
BUS 101
BUS 101
BUS 101
Economics HL
None
ECO 101
ECO 101
ECO 101
ECO 101
Economics SL
None  
ECO 101
ECO 101
ECO 101
ECO 101
Geography HL
None
GEO 140
GEO 140
GEO 140
GEO 140
Geography SL
None  
GEO 140
GEO 140
GEO 140
GEO 140
Global Politics HL  
None  
POS 202
POS 202
POS 202
POS 202
Global Politics SL
None
POS 202
POS 202
POS 202
POS 202
History HL  
None
HIS 108
HIS 108
HIS 108
HIS 108
History SL
None
HIS 289
HIS 289
HIS 289
HIS 108
Info Tech HL
None
CIS 112
CIS 112
CIS 112
CIS 112
Info Tech SL
None  
CIS 112
CIS 112
CIS 112
CIS 112
Philosophy HL
None  
PHI 103
PHI 103
PHI 103
PHI 103
Philosophy SL
None
PHI 100
PHI 100
PHI 100
PHI 100
Psychology HL
None
PSY 101
PSY 101
PSY 101
PSY 101
Psychology SL  
None
PSY 289
PSY 289
PSY 289
PSY 101
World Religions HL
None
REL 102
REL 102
REL 102
REL 102
World Religions SL
None
REL 100
REL 100
REL 100
REL 100






Sciences





Biology HL
None
BIO 101
BIO 101
BIO 141
BIO 141
Biology SL
None
BIO 100
BIO 100
BIO 100
BIO 101
Chemistry HL
None
CHE 100
CHE 100
CHE 101
CHE 101
Chemistry SL
None
CHE 100
CHE 100
CHE 100
CHE 100
Environmental Systems HL  
None  
BIO 104
BIO 104
BIO 104
BIO 104
Environmental Systems SL
None BIO 100
BIO 100
BIO 100
BIO 100
Physics HL
None PHY 120
PHY 120
PHY 121
PHY 122
Physics SL
None PHY 120
PHY 120
PHY 120
PHY 120
           
Arts          
Dance None None None None None
Film None THE 124
THE 124
THE 124
THE 124
Music None MUS 100
MUS 100
MUS 100
MUS 100
Theater
None
THE 100
THE 100
THE 100
THE 100
Visual Arts
None
ART 165
ART 165
ART 165
ART 165
 
           
Mathematics          
Mathematical Studies SL
None  MAT 107
 MAT 107
 MAT 107
 MAT 107
Mathematics HL
None  
 MAT 107
 MAT 107
 MAT 107
MAT 107
Mathematics SL
None  MAT 107
 MAT 107
 MAT 107
 MAT 107
Further Mathematics HL
None  MAT 107
 MAT 107
 MAT 107
 MAT 107
           
State Seal of Bi-Literacy The State Seal of Bi-literacy recognizes public high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English.

 House Bill 4330 requires that public universities in the State of Illinois accept the State Seal of Bi-literacy as equivalent to two years of foreign language coursework taken in high school and establish criteria for awarding equivalent course credit. 

In accordance with HB 4330, students are required to be enrolled at the public university or community college and be the ones to initiate the request for foreign language course credit. Credit is not processed automatically upon receipt of a high school transcript. The student must submit his or her request within 3 academic years of graduating from high school by bringing the actual document bearing the State Seal of Bi-literacy (whether the diploma or the transcript) to Admissions and Records (U214).

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) CLEP is a national credit-by-examination program that offers an individual the opportunity to obtain recognition for college level achievement.

Through CLEP, a person can demonstrate knowledge that merits academic credit. On-the-job experience, military training, personal reading, correspondence courses, or telecourses are some of the sources that can prepare an individual to earn college credit. 

Each educational institution determines its own policy regarding which CLEP tests it accepts, the minimum scores required to earn credit, and the amount of credit awarded. Individuals interested in participating in CLEP should find out about the acceptability of credits earned through CLEP at a particular college or university before taking a CLEP test. Parkland College accepts selected CLEP exams for proficiency credit.  

Please see  Professional Testing for further information.

Proficiency Exams Students may also earn credit in a number of disciplines through institutionally prepared proficiency examinations.

To apply, the student submits the Petition for Credit by Examination form to the appropriate department chair. A separate petition must be filed for each course for which the student seeks to earn credit by proficiency. The department decides whether a proficiency test is appropriate for any particular subject area, discipline, or course. Proficiency credit is counted toward graduation and is recorded on transcripts as P. The maximum amount of proficiency credit allowed toward a degree or certificate is 25 percent. The credit is not included in the calculation of the grade point average and may not be used to establish full-time eligible status. The department chair recommends that a student is eligible for proficiency credit testing; the division dean approves the granting of credit upon the student’s successful completion of the examination. Proficiency examinations are administered at times set by the department. For more information about credit by proficiency test, contact the appropriate division dean or department chair.