Additional Earned College Credit Options

UM-Dearborn awards college credit for the following tests based on certain scores earned. Please review the following information and charts below to determine additional credit earning opportunities. 

Advanced Level (A, AS)

UM-Dearborn offers credit for some Advanced (A) Level and Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level examinations, dependent upon subject matter. Exams administered by Pearson Edexcel and Cambridge International Examinations are acceptable; exams taken through other testing administrations will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Advanced Placement (AP)

UM-Dearborn encourages high-achieving high school students to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and take the AP exams. Scores of 3 or better typically earn college credit at UM-Dearborn, with some exceptions. 

Armed Forces

Veterans who have served in the armed forces may receive 2-6 general credits toward degree for their recruitment training if an honorable or general discharge was granted. The hours granted vary according to the ACE recommendations for credit based on the military branch of service. Additional Specialist Training credit may be petitioned for credit via a written petition during the first semester on campus. Veterans should meet with their academic unit to discuss possible options, write a petition, and arrange to meet with a discipline representative or department chair to review the military course work and experience. Based on the discussion and ACE recommendations, specific credit would be granted in the first semester after admission by the discipline representative or department chair through the academic unit advising office.

UM-Dearborn has a cap of 62 transfer hours from an accredited community college. The same cap is applied for all ACE credits. This includes the general credit granted for recruitment training for veterans. If a veteran attended the Community College of the Air Force the cap of 62 hours toward degree includes the general credits, attendance at the Community College of the Air Force and all petitioned credit to degree.

College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

UM-Dearborn encourages students who took College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests to submit their scores electronically to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions prior to enrollment. To be eligible for credit, students must have enrolled in or after the Fall 2020 semester. Students cannot earn credit for tests that were taken after they enrolled at UM-Dearborn. Students who enroll at UM-Dearborn will work with an academic advisor to determine how these classes will apply to their degree program.

DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST)

UM-Dearborn encourages students who took DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) to submit their scores electronically to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions prior to enrollment. To be eligible for credit, students must have enrolled in or after the Fall 2020 semester. Students cannot earn credit for tests that were taken after they enrolled at UM-Dearborn. Students who enroll at UM-Dearborn will work with an academic advisor to determine how these classes will apply to their degree program.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

UM-Dearborn will award credit for exams offered through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which is available in participating IB high schools. Most subjects earn credit for equivalent UM-Dearborn courses. UM-Dearborn typically accepts IB higher-level (HL) exams as well as a few standard-level (SL) exams for credit.

 

Charts to Determine Credit

The credit charts below demonstrates each test and, when applicable, the credit awarded if the minimum score is earned. Students who enroll at UM-Dearborn will work with an academic advisor to determine how these classes will apply to their degree program.

For additional questions about the University's credit-granting practices, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at umd-admissions@umich.edu or 313-593-5100.

Request your scores be sent to UM-Dearborn Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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