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, 2017. 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 Capstone AP Seminar and AP Research 3 AIS 1203 2
AP Seminar and AP Research 3 WRC 1013 3
Art History of Art 3 AHC elective, 3 hours (lower division)
Studio Art: 2D Design 3 ART 1003
Studio Art: 3D Design 3 ART 1013
Studio Art: Drawing 3 ART 1213
Biology Biology 3 or 4 BIO 1233, BIO 1243
Biology 5 BIO 1404, BIO 1414
Chemistry Chemistry 3 CHE 1004, CHE 1073
Chemistry 4 CHE 1103, CHE 1121 (lab), CHE 1143
Chemistry 5 CHE 1113, CHE 1131 (lab), CHE 1153
Chinese Chinese Language and Culture 2 CHN 1014, CHN 1024
3 CHN 1014, CHN 1024, CHN 2013, CHN 2023
Computer Science Computer Science A 3 CS 1083
Economics Macroeconomics 3 ECO 2013
Microeconomics 3 ECO 2023
English English Language and Composition 3 WRC 1013
English Literature & Composition 3 ENG 2013
Environmental Science Environmental Science 3 ES 2013, ES 2023
French French Language and Culture 2 FRN 1014, FRN 1024
3 FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013, FRN 2023, FRN 3023
Geography Human Geography 3 GES elective, 3 hours (lower division)
German German Language and Culture 2 GER 1014, GER 1024
3 GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023
4 GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023, GER 3023
5 GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023, GER 3023, and GER electives, 6 hours (upper division)
History United States History 3 HIS 1043, HIS 1053
European History 3 HIS 2563
World History 3 HIS 2123 or HIS 2133 4
Italian Italian Language and Culture 2 ITL 1014, ITL 1024
3 ITL 1014, ITL 1024, ITL 2013, ITL 2023
Japanese Japanese Language and Culture 2 JPN 1014, JPN 1024
3 JPN 1014, JPN 1024, JPN 2013, JPN 2023
Latin Latin 3 LAT 1114
Mathematics Calculus AB 3 MAT 1214 or MAT 1193 5
Calculus BC 3 MAT 1214 or MAT 1193 5
Statistics 3 STA 1053
Physics Physics 1: Algebra Based 3 PHY 1603
Physics 2: Algebra Based 3 PHY 1623
Physics C
a. Mechanics 3 PHY 1943
b. Electricity & Magnetism 3 PHY 1963
Political Science Comparative Government & Politics US 3 GLA 2633 or POL 2633
Government & Politics US 3 POL 1013 6
Psychology Psychology 3 PSY 1013
Spanish Spanish Language and Culture 2 SPN 1014, SPN 1024
3 SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 2023
4 SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 2023, and SPN elective, 3 hours (upper division)
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 SPN Literature elective, 3 hours (upper division)

College Level Examination Program (CLEP®)

Subject Test Used Minimum Score Required for UTSA Credit UTSA Credit Awarded1
Biology Biology 65 BIO 1233, BIO 1243
Natural Sciences 65 BIO elective, 3 hours (lower division)
Business Financial Accounting 50 ACC 2013
Introductory Business Law 50 BLW 3013
Principles of Management 50 MGT 3013
Principles of Marketing 50 MKT 3013
Chemistry Chemistry 58 CHE 1103, CHE 1121 (lab)
68 CHE 1103, CHE 1121 (lab), CHE 1113, CHE 1131 (lab)
Computer Science 2 Information Systems 60 CS 1033
50 IS 3003
Economics Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECO 2013
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECO 2023
English College Composition Modular with Essay 50 3 WRC 1013
63 3 WRC 1013, WRC 1023
American Literature 63 ENG 2263, ENG 2293
English Literature 63 ENG 2223, ENG 2233
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 63 ENG 2013
with Essay 63 3 ENG 2213
French College Level French Language 43 FRN 1014
50 FRN 1014, FRN 1024
56 FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013
62 FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013, FRN 2023
German College Level German Language 43 GER 1014
50 GER 1014, GER 1024
56 GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013
63 GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023
History History of the United States I 50 HIS 1043
History of the United States II 50 HIS 1053
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 HIS 2563 4
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 HIS 2563 4
Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition Human Growth and Development 50 HTH 3543
Mathematics College Mathematics 50 MAT elective, 3 hours (lower division)
College Algebra 50 MAT 1073
Precalculus 50 MAT 1093
Calculus 50 MAT 1214
Philosophy & Classics Humanities 50 HUM 2023
Political Science American Government 50 POL 1013 5
Psychology Introductory Psychology 50 PSY 1013
Sociology Introductory Sociology 50 SOC 1013
Spanish College Level Spanish Language 43 SPN 1014
50 SPN 1014, SPN 1024
58 SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013
66 SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 2023

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 Science Departmental Exam Credit/No Credit CS 3343
Credit/No Credit CS 3723
Credit/No Credit CS 3853
English Writing Portfolio 2 Credit/No Credit WRC 1013
Credit/No Credit WRC 1023
Information Systems IS 1403 Test Out Series 70% Cumulative over 4 Exam Modules IS 1403
Mathematics College Algebra with Applications 70% MAT 1023
College Algebra for Scientists & Engineers 70% MAT 1073
Political Science Texas Politics & Society 3 10 with AP - 5 POL 1133
12 with AP - 4 POL 1133
15 with AP - 3 POL 1133

Dantes Subject Standardized Test (DSST)

Subject Test Used Minimum Score Required for UTSA Credit UTSA Credit Awarded1
Anthropology General Anthropology 400 ANT 1013
Astronomy Astronomy 400 AST 1013
Biology Substance Abuse 400 BIO 1033
Business Business Ethics & Society 425 GBA 2013
Business Mathematics 400 MAT elective, 3 hours (lower division)
Human Resource Management 425 MGT 3613
Introduction to Business 425 MGT 3013
Money and Banking 400 FIN 3313
Organizational Behavior 425 MGT 3023
Principles of Finance 400 FIN 3013
Principles of Supervision 425 MGT 3023, MGT 4923
Criminal Justice Criminal Justice 400 CRJ 1113
Introduction to Law Enforcement 400 CRJ 2213
English Technical Writing 400 ENG 2413
Environmental Science Environment & Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet 400 ES 2013
Geography Human Cultural Geography 400 GES 2623
History The Civil War & Reconstruction 400 HIS 3553
History of the Soviet Union 400 HIS 3753
Humanities Introduction to World Religions 410 HUM 2093
Mathematics Fundamentals of College Algebra 400 MAT 1023
Philosophy Ethics in America 434 PHI 3213
Psychology Lifespan Developmental Psychology 400 PSY 2503

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 HL ACC 2003 4
MGT 3013 4
MKT 3013 4
Economics HL ECO 2013, ECO 2023 4
College of Education & Human Development
Sports, Exercise & Health Science SL KIN 2303 4
College of Liberal & Fine Arts
Social & Cultural Anthropology HL ANT 2053 4
Arabic Language B HL ARA 1014, ARA 1024 4
ARA 1014, ARA 1024, ARA 2013, ARA 2023 5
Arabic Language AB or B SL ARA 1014, ARA 1024 4
Chinese Language B HL CHN 1014, CHN 1024 4
CHN 1014, CHN 1024, CHN 2013. CHN 2023 5
English A Literature SL/HL ENG 2013 4
English A Language & Literature SL/HL ENG 2013 4
French Language B HL FRN 1014, FRN 1024 2
FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013 3
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 Language B SL FRN 1014, FRN 1024 4
Geography SL/HL GES 1023, GES 3123, GES 3133, GES 3213, GES 3633, & POL 3463 4
Global Politics SL/HL GLA 2603 or POL 2603 4
German Language B HL GER 1014, GER 1024 2
GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013 3
GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023, & 9 hours (upper division) 6
GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023, & 6 hours (upper division) 4
German Language AB SL GER 1014 4
German Language B SL GER 1014, GER 1024 4
History HL HIS 2133 6
Italian Language B HL ITL 1014, ITL 1024 2
ITL 1014, ITL 1024, ITL 2013 3
ITL 1014, ITL 1024, ITL 2013, ITL 2023, & 6 hours (upper division) 4
Italian Language B SL ITL 1014, ITL 1024 4
Japanese Language B HL JPN 1014, JPN 1024 4
JPN 1014, JPN 1024, JPN 2013, JPN 2023 5
Japanese Language AB or B SL JPN 1014, JPN 1024 4
Music HL MUS 2623 4
Philosophy HL PHI 2013 4
Classical Languages HL GRK 1114 or LAT 11141 4
Psychology SL/HL PSY 1013 4
Russian Language B HL RUS 1014, RUS 1024, RUS 2013, RUS 2023, & 6 hours (upper division) 4
Russian Language AB or B SL RUS 1014, RUS 1024 4
Spanish Language B HL SPN 1014, SPN 1024 2
SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013 3
SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 2023 4
Spanish Language AB or B SL SPN 1014, SPN 1024 4
Theater SL/HL THR 1013 4
College of Science
Biology SL/HL BIO 1404, BIO 1414 4
Chemistry HL CHE 1103, CHE 1113 4
Chemistry SL CHE 1103, CHE 1113 4
Computer Science SL CS 1083 4
Computer Science HL CS 1083, CS 1713, CS 1711 4
Environmental Science SL ES 2013, ES 2023, ES 2021, ES 2031 4
Mathematics HL MAT 1093, MAT 1214 4
Physics HL PHY 1603, PHY 1623 4

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 HL MKT 3013 4
MGT 3013 4
Economics HL ECO 2013, ECO 2023 4
College of Liberal & Fine Arts
Social and Cultural Anthropology HL ANT 2053 6
Arabic Language B HL ARA 1014, ARA 1024, ARA 2013, ARA 2023 5
Chinese Language B HL CHN 1014, CHN 1024 4
CHN 1014, CHN 1024, CHN 2013, CHN 2023 5
English Language A - Literature HL ENG 2013 4
English Language A - Language & Literature HL ENG 2013 4
French Language B HL FRN 1014, FRN 1024 2
FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013 3
FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013, FRN 2023 4
FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013, FRN 2023 & 6 hours upper division 5
FRN 1014, FRN 1024, FRN 2013, FRN 2023 & 9 hours upper division 6
Geography HL GES 1023, GES 3213, GES 3633, POL 3463 5
German Language B HL GER 1014, GER 1024 2
GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013 3
GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023 4
GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023 & 6 hours upper division 5
GER 1014, GER 1024, GER 2013, GER 2023 & 9 hours upper division 6
History HL HIS 2133 6
Global Politics HL GLA 2603 or POL 2603 4
Italian Language B HL ITL 1014, ITL 1024 2
ITL 1014, ITL 1024, ITL 2013 3
ITL 1014, ITL 1024, ITL 2013, ITL 2023 4
ITL 1014, ITL 1024, ITL 2013, ITL 2023 & 6 hours upper division 5
ITL 1014, ITL 1024, ITL 2013, ITL 2023 & 9 hours upper division 6
Japanese Language B HL JPN 1014, JPN 1024 2
JPN 1014, JPN 1024, JPN 2013 3
JPN 1014, JPN 1024, JPN 2013, JPN 2023 4
JPN 1014, JPN 1024, JPN 2013, JPN 2023 & 6 hours upper division 5
JPN 1014, JPN 1024, JPN 2013, JPN 2023 & 9 hours upper division 6
Music HL MUS 2623 4
Philosophy HL PHI 2013 5
Classical Languages HL LAT 1114 5
Psychology HL PSY 1013 5
Russian Language B HL RUS 1014, RUS 1024 2
RUS 1014, RUS 1024, RUS 2013 3
RUS 1014, RUS 1024, RUS 2013, RUS 2023 4
RUS 1014, RUS 1024, RUS 2013, RUS 2023 & 6 hours upper division 5
RUS 1014, RUS 1024, RUS 2013, RUS 2023 & 9 hours upper division 6
Spanish Language B HL SPN 1014, SPN 1024 2
SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013 3
SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 2023 4
SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 2023 & 6 hours upper division 5
SPN 1014, SPN 1024, SPN 2013, SPN 2023 & 9 hours upper division 6
Theatre HL THR 1013 4
College of Sciences
Biology HL BIO 1404, BIO 1414 4
Chemistry HL CHE 1103, CHE 1113 5
Computer Science HL CS 1083, CS 1713, CS 1711 4
Mathematics HL MAT 1093, MAT 1214 4
Physics HL PHY 1603, PHY 1623 4

SAT® Subject Tests

Subject Test Used Minimum Score Required for UTSA Credit UTSA Credit Awarded1
Biology Biology - Molecular 700 BIO 1404
Biology - Ecological 700 BIO 1414
Chemistry Chemistry 750 CHE 1103, CHE 1113
Philosophy & Classics Latin 700 LAT 1114