Course Equivalency Tables


The Academic Policies section of the current Temple Undergraduate Bulletin describes a number of policies that relate to Credit for Prior Learning.  Official transcripts for courses from other institutions and official score reports should be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The Undergraduate Admissions office determines which credits will transfer to the University (See the Admissions: Transfer Credit section of the Undergraduate Bulletin), whereas the academic unit to which the student has been admitted determines how credits will be used to fulfill degree requirements in a student's program of study.


Temple awards college credits to students who in high school participated in the Advanced Placement program sponsored by the College Examination Board as follows:

AP Course Title

Temple Equivalent

Credits

Min. Score

Gen Ed Area*

Notes*

Art History

Art History 1155 & 1156

6

4

GA

 

Biology**

Biology 1001 & 1002

8

3

GS & GS
(or GS + Major Requirement)

 

Biology**

Biology 1011 & Biology 1012

8

4

GS & GS

 

Biology**

Biology 1111 &Biology 2112

8

5

GS & GS  

Calculus AB**

Math 1031

4

3

GQ

 
Calculus AB** Math 1041 4 5 GQ  

Calculus BC**

Math 1031 ***

4

3

GQ

 

Calculus BC**

Math 1041 & Math 1042

8

4

GQ

 

Chemistry

Chemistry 1031/1033 & Chemistry 1032/1034

8

4

GS & GS

 
Chinese Language & Culture Chinese 1001 & Chinese 1002

8

3

LL Elective prior to Spring 2019
Chinese Language & Culture Chinese 2001 & Chinese 2002 6 4   LL Elective prior to Spring 2019
Computer Science A Computer & Information Science 1068 4 4   CIS 1073 prior to Spring 2012

Computer Science AB

CIS 1068 & CIS 2168

8

3

 

Computer Science Principles

CIS L***

3

4

 
Comparative Government & Policies Political Science 1201 3 4 GG  
English Language & Composition ENG 0802 & English LL elective 6 4 GW English LL elective (6 credits) prior to Spring 2017

English Literature & Composition

English LL elective

6

4

   

Environmental Science

Environmental Studies 2002

4

3

ENST 1051 prior to Fall 2014

European History

History 1301

3

4

GG

 

French Language & Culture

French UL Elective

6

4

 

 

German Language & Culture

German LL Elective & German UL Elective

6

3

 

Human Geography

Geography & Urban Studies 2002

3

3

LL Elective prior to Fall 2014

Italian Language & Culture

Italian 2001 & Italian UL Elective

6

4

Effective Spring 2019
Italian Language & Culture Italian LL Elective 3 3    
Japanese Language & Culture Japanese 1001 & Japanese 1002 8 3   LL Elective prior to Spring 2019
Japanese Language & Culture Japanese 2001 & Japanese 2002 6 4   LL Elective prior to Spring 2019
Latin Latin 1001 & Latin 1002 8 5   Effective Spring 2016
Latin: Catullus-Horace Latin LL Elective 3 4 Ended Spring 2016

Latin: Vergil**

Latin LL Elective

3

4

Ended Spring 2016

Latin: Vergil**

Latin UL Elective

3

5

Ended Spring 2016

Latin: Literature**

Latin LL Elective

3

4

Ended Spring 2016

Latin: Literature**

Latin UL Elective

3

5

Ended Spring 2016

Macroeconomics

Economics 1101

3

3

GB

 

Microeconomics

Economics 1102

3

3

GB

 

Music Theory

Music Studies 1711

3 4 GA  

Physics B

Physics 1021 & Physics 1022

8

4

GS & GS

 
Physics 1: Algebra-Based Physics 1021 4 4 GS  
Physics 2: Algebra-Based Physics 1022 4

4

GS  

Physics C- Electricity and Magnetism

Physics 1062

4

4

GS

 

Physics C- Mechanics

Physics 1061

4

4

GS

 

Psychology

Psychology 1001

3

3

GB removed effective Spring 2017

PSYCH 1061 prior to Fall 2013
Spanish Language & Culture** Spanish 1002 & Spanish 1003 7 3   Effective Spring 2016
Spanish Language & Culture** Spanish 1003 & Spanish UL Elective 6 4  

Effective Spring 2018

Sp 2016 - Fa 2017: Spanish 1003 & Spanish 2001

Spanish Literature & Culture** Spanish 2002 3 3   Effective Spring 2016
Spanish Literature & Culture** Spanish 2002 & Spanish UL Elective 6 4   Effective Spring 2016

Spanish Language**

Spanish UL Elective

3

3

Ended Spring 2016

Spanish Language**

Spanish UL Elective

6

4

Ended Spring 2016

Spanish Literature**

Spanish UL Elective

3

3

Ended Spring 2016

Spanish Literature**

Spanish UL Elective

6

4

Ended Spring 2016

Statistics

Statistics 2101

3

3

GQ

 

Studio Art: 2-D Design

Art Elective

3

3

 
Studio Art: 3-D Design Art Elective 3 3  
Studio Art: Drawing Art Elective 3 3  

U.S. History

History 1101 & History 1102

6

4

GU

 

U.S. Government & Politics

Political Science 1101

3

4

GU

 

World History

History 1702

3

4

GG

 

AP Exam FAQ

Sending Your Scores
All students must request that their Advanced Placement Exam official test scores be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Temple University College Board Code: 2906.

Temple University may not receive AP Test scores in time for your orientation. Therefore, we cannot guarantee these scores will be posted to your academic history in time for your registration advising appointment, which takes place during orientation.

Students should discuss all AP exams scores (completed & pending) with Temple academic advisor during their orientation academic advising appointment.

Academic advisors will review individual student's cases during orientation and recommend Temple courses based on anticipated transfer credit, placement scores and degree requirements.

AP credit will not be awarded until official score report card is received from College Board.

Dual Enrollment Credit & AP Coursework
When students submit dual enrollment credit for an AP course on a university or college transcript and also submit scores for the corresponding AP exam, Temple will only award credit based on the evaluation of the dual enrollment credit presented on the university or college transcript.
Duplicate credit will not be awarded for both the university/college credit and the AP score(s), since according to Temple University policy, students cannot receive credit for the same course twice.

Placement Assessments
Since AP scores may not be posted in time for orientation, all incoming first-year students must take placement assessments prior to their first semester - including English, Mathematics, and possibly Foreign Language. Even though students may receive transfer credit for completed and pending AP Exams, successful completion of AP exams does not waive students from taking Placement Assessments.

  • If a student's Math AP scores shows a higher level of math than the math placement results, the AP score will be used to determine the math placement. Please bring a copy of your unofficial AP score with you to orientation.
  • Beginning Spring 2017, students who earn a score of 4 or higher on the AP English Language and Composition exam will be automatically waived from taking English 802: Analytic Reading and Writing at Temple and do not need to complete the English placement assessment.
  • Students who earn credit for the AP English Literature & Composition exam are not waived from taking English 802: Analytic Reading And Writing at Temple and therefore, must complete the English placement assessment.
  • Students can log in to the Online Placement Assessment system to view the list of tests. A red ‘REQUIRED' will be listed next to the tests you are required to complete.

To learn more about placement assessments, please visit Institution Research and assessment Website: http://atlas.ocis.temple.edu/MarcPlmts/Splash.asp

AP Credit for Gen ED Requirements:
Although the AP credits do not transfer as direct equivalents to Temple Gen Ed courses, Temple University will allow students to satisfy the designated Gen Ed area with the AP Credits. Once scores and corresponding transfer credit is posted, students should refer to their Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) for additional information regarding options for completing remaining GenEd requirements.

Current students should refer to their DARS for additional information regarding options for completing remaining GenEd requirements.

Notes:

* Effective date refers to the semester a student sat for the AP exam. For example, if a note says "Elective prior to Spring 2010", then all students who sat for the AP exam before the Spring 2010 testing date would receive an elective and those who took the exam Spring 2010 or later would receive the new equivalency noted in the 'Temple Equivalent' column.

** The same exam is evaluated differently for different exam scores.
*** Colleges and Schools may have limitations on the type and number of AP credits that can be applied to a degree. For an excel table of School and College specific policies click here or for a pdf version click here.

Students who are confident that they are prepared for Math 1042 (0086) but scored below a 4 on the Calculus BC exam should contact Dr. Boris A. Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Mathematics at bdats@temple.edu to discuss their options.

Last Updated: January 2019

IB Exam

Temple Equivalent 

Credits

Min. Score

Gen Ed Area*

Notes

AMERICAN HISTORY

HISTORY 1101 & HISTORY 1102

6

5

GU

 

ARABIC B SL

ARABIC 2001

3

5

 

 

ARABIC B HL

ARABIC 2001 &

UL ELECTIVE

6

5

 

 

BIOLOGY HL**

BIOLOGY 1111 & BIOLOGY 2112

8

6

GS & GS  
BIOLOGY HL** BIOLOGY 1011 & BIOLOGY 1012 8 4 GS & GS  
BIOLOGY SL BIOLOGY LL ELECTIVE 3 5 GS  

BUS & MGMT HL

BUSINESS LL ELECTIVE

3

5

 

CHEMISTRY HL**

CHEMISTRY 1031/1033 & CHEMISTRY 1032/1034

8

6

GS & GS

 
CHEMISTRY HL** CHEMISTRY 1021/1023 & CHEMISTRY 1022/1024 8 4 GS & GS  
CHEMISTRY SL CHEMISTRY LL ELECTIVE 3 5 GS  

CHINESE B HL

CHINESE 2001 &

UL ELECTIVE

6

5

 

 

DESIGN

ART 1501 &

LL ELECTIVE

6

5

GA

 

ECONOMICS HL

ECONOMICS 1101 & 1102

6

5

GB

 
ENGLISH A: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE (SL & HL) ENGLISH 1141 3 5 GA EFFECTIVE SPRING 2016
ENGLISH A: LITERATURE (SL & HL) ENGLISH 1141 3 5 GA EFFECTIVE SPRING 2016
ENGLISH LANGUAGE A ENGLISH 802 3 5 GW ENDED SPRING 2016

ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS AND SOCIETIES

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES LL ELECTIVE

3

5

 

EUROPE AND THE ISLAMIC WORLD

HISTORY 1301 &

LL ELECTIVE

6

5

GG

 

FRENCH B HL

FRENCH 1003 & 

UL ELECTIVE

6

5

 

 

GEOGRAPHY HL

GUS 2002

3

5

GB REMOVED EFFECTIVE SPRING 2017

GEOGRAPHY & URBAN STUDIES 1051

GERMAN B SL

GERMAN 1003

3

5

 

 

GERMAN B HL

GERMAN 1003 &

UL ELECTIVE

6

5

 

 

HEBREW B SL

HEBREW 2001

3

5

 

 

HEBREW B HL

HEBREW 2001 &

UL ELECTIVE

6

5

 

 

HINDI B HL

HINDI 2001 &

UL ELECTIVE

6

5

 

 
HISTORY OF AFRICA HISTORY UL ELECTIVE 3 5    
HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS HISTORY LL ELECTIVE 3 5  
HISTORY OF ASIA AND OCEANIA HISTORY 2501 & HISTORY 2502 6 5    
HISTORY: 20th CENTURY WORLD HISTORY LL ELECTIVE 6 5 GG  

ISLAMIC HISTORY

HISTORY UL ELECTIVE

3

5

 

ITALIAN B HL

ITALIAN 1003 &

UL ELECTIVE

6

5

 

 

JAPANESE B HL

JAPANESE 2001 & UL ELECTIVE

6

5

 

MATHEMATICS HL

MATH 1041

4

5

GQ

SEE NOTE V. BELOW

MATHEMATICS SL

MATH LL ELECTIVE

4

5

GQ

SEE NOTE V. BELOW

STUDIES MATH SL

MATH LL ELECTIVE

4

5

GQ SEE NOTE V. BELOW

MODERN GREEK B HL

GREEK ANCIENT 2001 & UL ELECTIVE

6

5

 

 

MUSIC

MUSIC STUDIES 1761

3

5

GA

 

PHILOSOPHY

PHILOSOPHY 1101

3

5

 

PHYSICS HL**

PHYSICS 1061 &
PHYSICS 1062

8

6

GS & GS

 
PHYSICS HL** PHYSICS 1021 &
PHYSICS 1022
8 4 GS & GS  
PHYSICS SL PHYSICS LL ELECTIVE 3 5 GS  

PORTUGUESE B SL

PORTUGUESE 1003

3

5

 

PORTUGUESE B HL

PORTUGUESE 1003 & UL ELECTIVE

6

5

 

PSYCHOLOGY

PSYCHOLOGY 1001

3

5

GB REMOVED EFFECTIVE SPRING 2017

PSYCH 1061 PRIOR TO FALL 2014

RUSSIAN B HL

RUSSIAN 2001 &

UL ELECTIVE

6

5

 

 

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTHROPOLOGY LL ELECTIVE

3

5

ANTH 2396 PRIOR TO FALL 2019

 

SPANISH B HL

SPANISH 1003 &

UL ELECTIVE

6

5

 

 

THEATRE ARTS

THEATER 1002

3

5

GA

 
TURKISH B HL

CRITICAL LANGUAGES

UL ELECTIVE

6 5  

VISUAL ARTS HL

ARTU Elective &

LL ELECTIVE

6

5

GA REMOVED EFFECTIVE FALL 2018 ART 1501 & LL ELECTIVE PRIOR TO FALL 2018

WORLD RELIGIONS

RELIGION 1101

3

5

GG

 

Notes:
I. Although the IB credits do not transfer as direct equivalents to Temple Gen Ed courses, we will allow students to satisfy the designated Gen Ed area with the IB Credits. Current students should refer to their DARS for additional information regarding options for completing remaining GenEd requirements.

II. The same exam is evaluated differently for different exam scores.

III. Colleges and Schools may have limitations on the type and number of IB credits that can be applied to a degree. For an excel table of School and College specific policies click here or for a pdf version click here.

IV. Temple does not award college credit for Language AB (ex. Spanish AB, French AB) as these are language acquisition courses for student with little or no experience of the langauge.

V. Beginning in 2021, Temple University will accept for admission the Higher and Standard Levels of either Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation for any major at the university. However, applicants applying into Math, Engineering, or Business programs are encouraged to take either the higher or standard level of Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Higher Level Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation.

Last Updated: August 2019

CLEP Exam

Temple Equivalent

Credits

Min. Score

Core RCI

Gen Ed Area*

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature English 2001 3 50    

American Government

Political Science 1101

3

50

AC

GU

American Literature

English 2301

3

50

   

Biology

Biology 1011

4

50

SA

GS

Chemistry

Chemistry 1031 & Chemistry 1032

6

50

   

English Literature

English 2201 or
2202

3

50

   

Financial Accounting

Accounting 2101

3

50

   

History of the United States I

History 1101

3

50

AC

GU

History of the United States II

History 1102

3

50

AC

GU

Introductory Psychology

Psychology 1061

3

50

IN

GB

Introductory Business Law

Legal Studies 1101

3

50

 

 

Introductory Sociology

Sociology 1176

3

50

IN

GB

Principles of Management

HRM 1101

3

50

   

Principles of Macroeconomics

Economics 1101

3

50

IN

GB

Principles of Microeconomics

Economics 1102

3

50

IN

GB

Principles of Marketing

Marketing 2101

3

50

   

Western Civilization I

History L001

3

50

   

Western Civilization II

History L002

3

50

   

Notes:

CLEP exams completed prior to matriculation at Temple:

  • Temple will only award credit as indicated on the chart provided here. Exams that are not listed are not accepted for credit at Temple University, even if the student received credit for the exam at a previous institution.
  • Credit for CLEP examinations posted on transcripts from other institutions will not be used to update a student's academic record at Temple.  It is the responsibility of the student to request a copy of the scores be sent directly to the Admissions Office (Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Temple University, 1801 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.)
  • Currently, all literature, history, and political science CLEP exams require an additional Temple essay in order to receive credit for these tests at Temple.  For the CLEP credits to be posted to the student's academic record, the student must have both the minimum score on the CLEP test and a pass on the essay.
  • Individual schools and colleges may have limitations on the type and number of CLEP credits that can be applied to a degree.    Table of School and College specific policies
  • CLEP credits completed prior to matriculation at Temple will count towards the 45+ GenEd designation and will apply to the General Education program according to the required course indicator (RCI).
  • There is no transcript processing fee to post CLEP credits completed prior to matriculation; these credits are considered part of the student's initial admissions credentials.

 

CLEP Exams completed after matriculation at Temple:

  • Temple will only award credit as indicated on the chart provided here   Exams that are not listed are not accepted for credit at Temple University.  Equivalencies may change up to the day before the exam.
  • Individual schools and colleges may have limitations on the type and number of CLEP credits that can be applied to a degree.    Table of School and College specific policies
  • Students must obtain permission through the completion of the Request to Take CLEP Exam for Credit form from their academic advisor prior to taking a CLEP exam.
    • Students admitted with 60 or more credits in transfer will not be approved to use CLEP credits earned after matriculation to fulfill degree requirements. (See Policy 02.10.18)
    • Students admitted with less than 60 credits in transfer are allowed to transfer credit for two summer or special session courses (up to a maximum of 8 credits) taken elsewhere toward their Temple baccalaureate or associates degree.  CLEP credits count toward the two courses taken elsewhere limit. (See Policy 02.10.18)
  • Currently, all literature, history, and political science CLEP examinations require an additional Temple essay exam in order to receive credit for these tests at Temple.   For the CLEP credits to be posted to the student's academic record, the student must have both the minimum score on the CLEP test and a pass on the essay.
  • Credit will not be given:
    • If a student has previously earned a letter grade in the same course at Temple or has previously completed more advanced courses in the same field.
    • For CLEP tests which are repeated.
  • CLEP credits completed while matriculated at Temple will not count towards General Education or towards the 45+ GenEd designation.
  • Students planning to take CLEP exams after matriculation are urged to do so no later than the semester before they expect to graduate.  Information about test dates, fees, and the application process may be obtained from the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (IRA), 12th Floor, Carnell Hall, Main Campus, 215-204-8611
  • There is a transcript processing fee to post CLEP credits after matriculation.  See Request to Take CLEP Exam form for details.

Last Updated: (November 2015)

Temple awards college credits to students who in high school participated in Advanced Level Examinations as follows:

Cambridge Exam Temple Equivalency Credits Min.
Score
GenEd
Area
Notes
Accounting A ACCT L*** 6
C
   
Biology A BIOL 1111 & BIOL 2112 8
C
   
Chemistry A CHEM 1031 & 1033 AND CHEM 1032 & 1034 8
C
GS  
Economics A ECON 1101 & ECON 1102 6
C
GB  
English A ENGL 1141 & ENGL L*** 6
C
GA  
Geography A GUS L*** & ENST 2002 6
C
   
Mathematics A MATH L*** 6
C
   
Physics A PHYS 1021 & PHYS 1022 8
C
GS  
Sociology A SOC 1176 & SOC U*** 6
C
GB  

Sending Your Scores

All students must request that their G.C.E A-Level Exam official test scores and certificates be sent to the Temple University Office of International Admissions. 1803 North Broad Street, 714 Carnell Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Temple University may not receive G.C.E. A-Level scores and certificates in time for your orientation. Therefore, we cannot guarantee these scores will be posted to your academic history in time for your registration advising appointment, which takes place during orientation.

Students should discuss all G.C.E A-Level scores (completed & pending) with Temple academic advisor during their orientation academic advising appointment.

G.C.E Advanced Level (A-Level) results are reported on a 6-point scale of grades: A*(a*), B*(b*), C(c), D(d), or E(e), grade A*(a*) beign the highest and grade E(e) the lowest. UNGRADED indicaed a standard below that required for grade E(e) for GCE A Level.

***NOTE: Beginning Summer 2019, all G.C.E. A-Level course equivalencies and minimum score requirements are under review and subject to change. Please contact the Office of International Admissions with any questions.


 

Last Updated: July 2019