Appendix B. National Standardized Tests: Minimum Scores Required for Credit at UTSA

Students are encouraged to maximize their experience at UTSA by accessing the credit that can be received through prior learning experiences such as, the Advanced Placement (AP) program, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Competency Based Exams (CBE), Dantes (DSST), International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD), International Baccalaureate Certificate (IBC), and SAT Subject Tests. The following tables ­provide information on minimum scores required in order to receive credit at UTSA. There are University policies that may affect whether or not credit can be received through these tests. The cutoff scores displayed on these pages are valid beginning August 1, 2016. These scores and course credits are subject to change without notice. For more information regarding credit by examination, please review the AP, CLEP, CBE, DSST, and IB ­information on the Testing Services Web site. Testing Services is located in MS 1.01.04 on the Main Campus, phone 210-458-4125, and in BV 1.302 on the Downtown Campus, phone 210-458-2941.

Advanced Placement (AP®)

Subject Test Used Minimum Score Required for UTSA Credit UTSA Credit Awarded1
AP CapstoneAP Seminar and AP Research3AIS 1203 2
AP Seminar and AP Research3WRC 1013 3
Art History of Art3AHC elective, 3 hours (lower division)
Studio Art: 2D Design3ART 1003
Studio Art: 3D Design3ART 1013
Studio Art: Drawing3ART 1213
BiologyBiology3 or 4BIO 1233, BIO 1243
Biology5BIO 1404, BIO 1414
ChemistryChemistry3CHE 1004, CHE 1073
Chemistry4CHE 1103, CHE 1121 (lab), CHE 1143
Chemistry5CHE 1113, CHE 1131 (lab), CHE 1153
ChineseChinese Language and Culture2CHN 1014, CHN 1024
3CHN 1014, CHN 1024, CHN 2013, CHN 2023
Computer ScienceComputer Science A3CS 1083
EconomicsMacroeconomics3ECO 2013
Microeconomics3 ECO 2023
EnglishEnglish Language and Composition3WRC 1013
English Literature & Composition3ENG 2013
Environmental ScienceEnvironmental Science3ES 2013, ES 2023
FrenchFrench Language and Culture2FRN 1014, FRN 1024
3FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013, FRN 2023, FRN 3023
GeographyHuman Geography3GRG elective, 3 hours (lower division)
GermanGerman Language and Culture2GER 1014, GER 1024
3GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023
4GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023, GER 3023
5GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023, GER 3023, and GER electives, 6 hours (upper division)
HistoryUnited States History3HIS 1043, HIS 1053
European History3HIS 2563
World History3HIS 2123 or HIS 2133 4
ItalianItalian Language and Culture2ITL 1014, ITL 1024
3ITL 1014, ITL 1024, ITL 2013, ITL 2023
JapaneseJapanese Language and Culture2JPN 1014, JPN 1024
3JPN 1014, JPN 1024, JPN 2013, JPN 2023
LatinLatin3LAT 1114
MathematicsCalculus AB3MAT 1214 or MAT 1193 5
Calculus BC3MAT 1214 or MAT 1193 5
Statistics3STA 1043 or STA 1053 6
PhysicsPhysics 1: Algebra Based3PHY 1603
Physics 2: Algebra Based3PHY 1623
Physics C
a. Mechanics3PHY 1943
b. Electricity & Magnetism3PHY 1963
Political ScienceComparative Government & Politics US3GLA 2633 or POL 2633
Government & Politics US3POL 1013 7
PsychologyPsychology3PSY 1013
SpanishSpanish Language2SPN 1014, SPN 1024
3SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 2023
4SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 2023, and SPN elective, 3 hours (upper division)
Spanish Literature and Culture3SPN Literature elective, 3 hours (upper division)
1

All credit shown in this table as elective credit is lower division unless otherwise indicated.

2

Student must earn at least the AP Seminar and Research Certificate to receive credit for Academic Inquiry & Scholarship (AIS 1203).

3

Student must earn at least the AP Seminar and Research Certificate, submit a portfolio, with a reflective self-analysis for possible credit for WRC 1013.

4

Credit will be given for either HIS 2123 or HIS 2133, but not for both.

5

Credit will be given for either MAT 1193 or MAT 1214, but not for both.

6

Credit will be given for either STA 1043 or STA 1053, but not for both.

7

This credit is earned after completion of POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society (available as a Competency Based Exam-see chart below for requirements). Any substitutions or equivalencies allowed by an advisor will not be the responsibility of Testing Services.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP®)

Subject Test Used Minimum Score Required for UTSA Credit UTSA Credit Awarded1
BiologyBiology65BIO 1233, BIO 1243
Natural Sciences65BIO elective, 3 hours (lower division)
BusinessFinancial Accounting50ACC 2013
Introductory Business Law50BLW 3013
Principles of Management50MGT 3013
Principles of Marketing50MKT 3013
ChemistryChemistry58CHE 1103, CHE 1121 (lab)
68CHE 1103, CHE 1121 (lab), CHE 1113, CHE 1131 (lab)
Computer Science 2Information Systems 60CS 1033
50IS 3003
EconomicsPrinciples of Macroeconomics50ECO 2013
Principles of Microeconomics50ECO 2023
EnglishCollege Composition Modular with Essay50 3WRC 1013
63 3WRC 1013, WRC 1023
American Literature63ENG 2263, ENG 2293
English Literature63ENG 2223, ENG 2233
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature63ENG 2013
with Essay63 3ENG 2213
FrenchCollege Level French Language43FRN 1014
50FRN 1014, FRN 1024
56 FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013
62FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013, FRN 2023
GermanCollege Level German Language43GER 1014
50GER 1014, GER 1024
56GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013
63GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023
HistoryHistory of the United States I50HIS 1043
History of the United States II50HIS 1053
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 164850HIS 2563 4
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present50HIS 2563 4
Kinesiology, Health and NutritionHuman Growth and Development50HTH 3543
MathematicsCollege Mathematics50MAT elective, 3 hours (lower division)
College Algebra50MAT 1073
Precalculus50MAT 1093
Calculus50MAT 1214
Philosophy & ClassicsHumanities50HUM 2023
Political ScienceAmerican Government50POL 1013 5
PsychologyIntroductory Psychology50PSY 1013
SociologyIntroductory Sociology50SOC 1013
SpanishCollege Level Spanish Language43SPN 1014
50SPN 1014, SPN 1024
58SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013
66SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 2023
1

All credit shown in this table as elective credit is lower division unless otherwise indicated.

2

This examination is the same for both credit granting areas. The score determines which credit is awarded. Credit cannot be used for both IS and CS. Students having earned course credit for IS 3003 cannot earn test credit for CS 1033.

3

With “pass” on essay scored by English Department faculty.

4

Credit will be awarded for Western Civilization I or Western Civilization II, but not for both.

5

This credit is earned after completion of POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society. Any substitutions or equivalencies allowed by an advisor will not be the responsibility of Testing Services.

Competency Based Exams (CBE)

Students who take and successfully pass a departmentally created Competency Based Exam will receive credit in the course for which the exam was taken. The grade of “CR” will not be included in the UTSA grade point average, but the hours for the course will contribute to overall hours taken and count toward the minimum UTSA residence requirements. 

Subject Test Used Minimum Score Required for UTSA Credit UTSA Credit Awarded1
Computer ScienceDepartmental ExamCredit/No CreditCS 3343
Credit/No CreditCS 3723
Credit/No CreditCS 3853
EnglishWriting Portfolio 2Credit/No CreditWRC 1013
Credit/No CreditWRC 1023
Information SystemsIS 1403 Test Out Series70% Cumulative over 4 Exam ModulesIS 1403
MathematicsCollege Algebra with Applications70%MAT 1023
College Algebra for Scientists & Engineers70%MAT 1073
Political ScienceTexas Politics & Society 35 with AP - 5POL 1133
8 with AP - 4POL 1133
11 with AP - 3POL 1133
1

All credit shown in this table as elective credit is lower division unless otherwise indicated.

2

Specific requirements must be met prior to attempting the Competency Portfolio Option including:  a) Student must be a Junior or Senior who has written papers for their major/degree requirements; and  b) Student has not been able to register for Freshman Composition I or II. Contact the Writing Program at 210-458-5363 for further details.

3

Students must also be eligible for AP credit for American Government prior to attempting the Competency Exam. Students who earn a score of 1 or 2 on the AP American Government exam are not eligible to take the Competency Exam.

Dantes Subject Standardized Test (DSST)

Subject Test Used Minimum Score Required for UTSA Credit UTSA Credit Awarded1
AnthropologyGeneral Anthropology400ANT 1013
AstronomyAstronomy400AST 1013
BiologySubstance Abuse400BIO 1033
BusinessBusiness Ethics & Society425GBA 2013
Business Law II50BLW 3023
Business Mathematics400MAT elective, 3 hours (lower division)
Human Resource Management425MGT 3613
Introduction to Business425MGT 3013
Money and Banking400FIN 3313
Organizational Behavior425MGT 3023
Principles of Finance400FIN 3014
Principles of Financial Accounting425ACC 2013
Principles of Supervision425MGT 3023, MGT 4923
Criminal JusticeCriminal Justice400CRJ 1113
Introduction to Law Enforcement400CRJ 2213
EnglishTechnical Writing400ENG 2413
Environmental ScienceEnvironment & Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet400ES 2013
GeographyHuman/Cultural Geography400GRG 2623
GeologyPhysical Geology350GEO 1103
HistoryCivil War & Reconstruction400HIS 3553
History of the Soviet Union400HIS 3753
HumanitiesIntroduction to World Religions410HUM 2093
MathematicsFundamentals of College Algebra400MAT 1023
PhilosophyEthics in America434PHI 3213
PsychologyLifespan Developmental Psychology400PSY 2503
1

All credit shown in this table as elective credit is lower division unless otherwise indicated.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Examination (IBD)

The University of Texas at San Antonio accepts credit by examination through several testing venues. In accordance with Section 51.968 of the Texas Education Code, students who receive an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma will be eligible for a minimum of 24 hours course credit if scores of “4” or better were achieved on all IB examinations attempted. The current articulation of how credit will be ­disseminated for standard level (SL) and higher level (HL) International Baccalaureate Diploma examinations is available below or on the Testing Services Website at www.utsa.edu/testing/.

Examination UTSA Course Minimum Score Required
College of Business
Business Management HLACC 20034
MGT 3013, MGT 3613, MGT 30234
MKT 30134
Economics HLECO 2013, ECO 20234
College of Education & Human Development
Sports, Exercise & Health Science SLKIN 23034
College of Liberal & Fine Arts
Social & Cultural Anthropology HLANT 20534
Arabic Language B HLARA 1014, ARA 10244
ARA 1014, ARA 1024, ARA 2013, ARA 20235
Arabic Language A1, A2, AB, or B SLARA 1014, ARA 10244
Chinese Language A1 or A2 HLCHN 1014, CHN 1024, CHN 2013. CHN 20234
Chinese Language B HLCHN 1014, CHN 10244
CHN 1014, CHN 1024, CHN 2013. CHN 20235
Chinese Language A1 or A2 SLCHN 1014, CHN 10244
English A Literature SL/HLENG 20134
English A Language & Literature SL/HLENG 20134
French Language A1 or A2 HLFRN 6 hours (upper division)4
FRN 9 hours (upper division)5
French Language B HLFRN 1014, FRN 10242
FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 20133
FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013, FRN 2023, & 6 hours (upper division)4
FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013, FRN 2023, & 9 hours (upper division)6
French SLFRN 1014, FRN 10244
Geography SL/HLGRG 1023, GRG 3123, GRG 3133, GRG 3213, GRG 3633, & POL 34634
Global Politics (Pilot) SL/HLGLA 2603 or POL 26034
German Language A1, A2, or B HLGER 1014, GER 10242
GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 20133
GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023, & 6 hours (upper division)4
GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023, & 9 hours (upper division)6
German Language A1, AB, & B SLGER 1014, GER 10244
German Language A2 SLGER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 20234
European History HLHIS 25634
Islamic History HLHIS 25434
Italian Language A1 or A2 HLITL 6 hours (upper division)4
ITL 9 hours (upper division)6
Italian Language B HLITL 1014, ITL 10242
ITL 1014, ITL 1024, ITL 20133
ITL 1014, ITL 1024, ITL 2013, ITL 2023, & 6 hours (upper division)4
Italian SLITL 1014, ITL 10244
Japanese Language A1, A2, or B HLJPN 1014, JPN 10244
JPN 1014, JPN 1024, JPN 2013, JPN 20235
Japanese Language A1, A2, AB, or B SLJPN 1014, JPN 10244
Music HLMUS 26234
Philosophy HLPHI 20134
Classical Languages HLGRK 1114 or LAT 111414
Psychology SL/HLPSY 10134
Russian Language A1, A2, or B HLRUS 1014, RUS 1024, RUS 2013, RUS 2023, & 6 hours (upper division)4
Russian Language A1, A2, AB, or B SLRUS 1014, RUS 10244
Spanish Language A1 or A2 HLSPN 1014, SPN 10242
SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 20133
SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 2023, & 6 hours (upper division)4
Spanish Language B HLSPN 1014, SPN 10242
SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 20133
SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 20234
Spanish Language A1, A2, AB, or B SLSPN 1014, SPN 10244
Theater SL/HLTHR 10134
College of Science
Biology SL/HLBIO 1404, BIO 14144
Chemistry HLCHE 1103, CHE 11134
Computer Science SLCS 10834
Computer Science HLCS 1083, CS 1713, CS 17114
Environmental Science SLES 2013, ES 2023, ES 2021, ES 20314
Mathematics HLMAT 1093, MAT 12144
Physics HLPHY 1013, PHY 1603, PHY 16234
1

Credit will be awarded for the Classical Language studied, either GRK 1114 or LAT 1114. Credit is not awarded for both.

International Baccalaureate Certificate Examination (IBC)

International Baccalaureate Certificate students can currently receive the following course credit for the higher level (HL) exams if they meet the score criteria listed on the table below, also available on the Testing Services Website at www.utsa.edu/testing/.

Examination UTSA Course Minimum Score Required
College of Business
Business/Management HLMKT 30134
MGT 3013, MGT 36134
Economics HLECO 2013, ECO 20234
College of Liberal & Fine Arts
Social and Cultural Anthropology HLANT 20536
Arabic Language B HLARA 1014, ARA 1024, ARA 2013, ARA 20235
Chinese Language A1 or A2 HLCHN 1014, CHN 1024, CHN 2013, CHN 20234
Chinese Language B HLCHN 1014, CHN 10244
CHN 1014, CHN 1024, CHN 2013, CHN 20235
English Language A - Literature HLENG 20134
English Language A - Language & Literature HLENG 20134
French A1, A2, or B HLFRN 1014, FRN 10242
FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 20133
FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013, FRN 20234
FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013, FRN 2023 & 6 hours upper division5
FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013, FRN 2023 & 9 hours upper division6
Geography HLGRG 1023, GRG 3213, GRG 3633, POL 34635
German Language A1, A2, or B HLGER 1014, GER 10242
GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 20133
GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 20234
GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023 & 6 hours upper division5
GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023 & 9 hours upper division6
European History HL HIS 25636
Islamic History HLHIS 25436
Global Politics (Pilot) HLGLA 2603 or POL 26034
Italian Language A1, A2, or B HLITL 1014, ITL 10242
ITL 1014, ITL 1024, ITL 20133
ITL 1014, ITL 1024, ITL 2013, ITL 20234
ITL 1014, ITL 1024, ITL 2013, ITL 2023 & 6 hours upper division5
ITL 1014, ITL 1024, ITL 2013, ITL 2023 & 9 hours upper division6
Japanese Language B HLJPN 1014, JPN 10242
JPN 1014, JPN 1024, JPN 20133
JPN 1014, JPN 1024, JPN 2013, JPN 20234
JPN 1014, JPN 1024, JPN 2013, JPN 2023 & 6 hours upper division5
JPN 1014, JPN 1024, JPN 2013, JPN 2023 & 9 hours upper division6
Music HLMUS 26234
Philosophy HLPHI 20135
Classical Languages HL1LAT 1114 or GRK 11145
Psychology HLPSY 10135
Russian Language A1, A2, or B HLRUS 1014, RUS 10242
RUS 1014, RUS 1024, RUS 20133
RUS 1014, RUS 1024, RUS 2013, RUS 20234
RUS 1014, RUS 1024, RUS 2013, RUS 2023 & 6 hours upper division5
RUS 1014, RUS 1024, RUS 2013, RUS 2023 & 9 hours upper division6
Spanish Language A1, A2, or B HL SPN 1014, SPN 10242
SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 20133
SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 20234
SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 2023 & 6 hours upper division5
SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 2023 & 9 hours upper division 6
Theatre HLTHR 10134
College of Sciences
Biology HLBIO 1404, BIO 14144
Chemistry HLCHE 1103, CHE 11135
Computer Science HLCS 1083, CS 1713, CS 17114
Environmental Science HLES 2013, ES 2023, ES 2021, ES 20314
Mathematics HLMAT 1093, MAT 12144
Physics HLPHY 10134
1

Credit will be awarded for the Classical Language studied, either LAT 1114 or GRK 1114.  Credit is not awarded for both.

SAT® Subject Tests

Subject Test Used Minimum Score Required for UTSA Credit UTSA Credit Awarded1
BiologyBiology - Molecular700BIO 1404
Biology - Ecological700BIO 1414
Philosophy & ClassicsLatin700LAT 1114
1

All credit shown in this table as elective credit is lower division unless otherwise indicated.