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Students entering Miami with more than 30 credit hours through the following exams may be able to complete some of Miami's degree programs in three years through the Three-Year Pathways program.


Advanced Placement Program (AP)

Any student entering Miami can submit scores from the AP test, given by the College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement Program. Miami accepts AP scores in the areas listed below. More information is available from the One Stop for Student Success Services, Campus Avenue Building (513-529-0001).

Art History (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Credit for ART 188 (3 hours) for score of 3.
Credit for ART 187 and 188 (6 hours) for score of 4 or 5.

Biology (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Credit for BIO 116 (4 hours). Biology majors with a score of 3 are advised to take the course at the college level.

Calculus (acceptable score 3 to 5)
AB Exam: Credit for MTH 151 (5 hours). Students with a score of 3 who are planning to take Calculus II are advised to take the course at the college level.
BC Exam: Credit for MTH 151 and 251 (9 hours).

Chemistry (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Credit for CHM 111, 111L (4 hours) for score of 3.
Credit for CHM 141, 142, 144 (5 hours) for score of 4.
Credit for CHM 141, 142, 144, and 145 (10 hours) for score of 5.

Chinese (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Credit for CHI 101 and 102 (8 hours) for score of 3.
Credit for CHI 101, 102, and 201 (6 hours) for score of 4.
Credit for CHI 101, 102201 and 202 (6 hours) for score of 5.

Computer Science (acceptable score 3 to 5)
A Exam: Credit for CSE 174 (3 hours) for score of 3 or 4.
Credit for CSE 174271 (6 hours) for score of 5.

Economics (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Macro: Credit for ECO 202 (3 hours).
Micro: Credit for ECO 201 (3 hours).

English (acceptable score 3 to 5 in language or literature)
Taking Single Exam
Credit for ENG 111 (3 hours) for score of 3 or 4 on language. Students then take ENG 112.
Credit for ENG 111 and 112 (6 hours) for score of 5 on language.
Credit for ENG 111 (3 hours) for score of 3 or 4 on literature. Students then take ENG 112.
Credit for ENG 111 and 112 (6 hours) for score of 5 on literature.
Taking Both Exams
Credit for ENG 111 and 122 (6 hours) for score of 3 on language and on literature. Students then take ENG 112.
Credit for ENG 111 and 112 (6 hours) for score of 5 on language or literature with any other score.

Environmental Science (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Credit for BIO 121 (3 hours).

French (acceptable score 3 to 5 in language or literature)
Credit for FRE 101, 102 (8 hours) for score of 3 on language.
Credit for FRE 101, 102, 201 (11 hours) for score of 4 on language.
Credit for FRE 101, 102, 201 and 202 (14 hours) for score of 5 on language.
Credit for FRE 101, 102, and 201 (11 hours) for score of 3 on literature.
Credit for FRE 101, 102, 201, and 202 (14 hours) for score of 4 or 5 on literature.

German (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Credit for GER 101 and 102 (8 hours) for score of 3.
Credit for GER 101, 102, 201 (11 hours) for score of 4.
Credit for GER 101, 102, 201 and 202 (14 hours) for score of 5.

Government and Politics (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Comp:
Credit for POL 221 (4 hours)
U.S.
: Credit for POL 241 (4 hours)

Geography (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Credit for GEO 101 (3 hours)

History (acceptable score 3 to 5)
European: Credit for HST 122 (3 hours)
U.S.: Credit for HST 111, 112 (6 hours)
World: Credit for HST 197 and 198 (6 hours)

Italian (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Credit for ITL 101, 102 (8 hours) for score of 3.
Credit for ITL 101, 102,  201 (11 hours) for score of 4.
Credit for ITL 101, 102201, 202 (14 hours) for score of 5.

Japanese (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Credit for JPN 101 and 102 (8 hours) for score of 3.
Credit for JPN 101, 102, 201 (11 hours) for score of 4.
Credit for JPN 101, 102, 201 and 202 (14 hours) for score of 5.

Latin (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Credit for LAT 101, 102 (8 hours) for score of 3 on literature or Vergil.
Credit for LAT 1001, 102, 201 and 202 (14 hours) for score of 4 or 5 on literature or Vergil.

Music Theory (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Credit for MUS 101 (3 hours) for a score of 3.
Credit for MUS 101 and 151 (4 hours) for a score of 4 or 5.

Physics (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Test B: Credit for PHY 171, 172173, and 174 (8 hours).
Test C (electricity and magnetism): Credit for PHY 182 and 184 (5 hours).
Test C (mechanics): Credit for PHY 181 and 183 (5 hours).

Psychology (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Credit for PSY 111 (4 hours).

Spanish (acceptable score 3 to 5 in language or literature)
Credit for SPN 101, 102 (8 hours) for score of 3 on language.
Credit for SPN 101, 102, 201, 202, and 311 (17 hours) for score of 4 or 5 on language.
Credit for SPN 101, 102, and 201 (11 hours) for score of 3 on literature.
Credit for SPN 101, 102, 201, 202, and 311 (17 hours) for score of 4 or 5 on literature.

Statistics (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Credit for STA 261 (4 hours). Some major programs will require a higher level statistics course.

Studio Art (acceptable score 3 to 5)
Drawing: Credit for ART 121 (3 hours).
2-D Design: Credit for ART 111 (3 hours).
3-D Design: Credit for ART 171 (3 hours).


College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Contact the Division of Student Affairs (Warfield Hall, 513-529-4631) for information about CLEP testing.

Credit is given for satisfactory scores on some CLEP Subject Examinations. Tests are scored by the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey. Because there is a fee for each test (see the Fees and Expenses section), we encourage you to take them only if you have had the equivalent of a college course in the subject area.

Miami's Hamilton campus operates an open CLEP testing center, which means tests are offered to university students as well as to members of the community who are not enrolled at Miami University. Miami's Middletown and Oxford campuses do not currently offer CLEP testing.

Score requirements or course credit may change. The Division of Student Affairs has up-to-date information.  

American Government: credit for POL 101 (3 hours) for score of 55.

Calculus with Elementary Functions: credit for MTH 151 (5 hours) for score of 50.

College French, Levels I and II: credit for FRE 201 and 202 (6 hours) for score of 50.

College Level Spanish Language: credit for SPN 101,102 (8 hours) for a score of 50; credit for 201, 202 (6 hours) for score of 63; credit for SPN 311 (3 hours) for score of 75.

General Chemistry: credit for CHM 141, 142, 144, 145 (10 hours) for score of 55.

Human Growth and Development: credit for PSY 231 (3 hours) for a score of 63.

Information Systems & Computer Applications: credit for BTE 284 (3 hours) for score of 50.

Introduction to Business Law: credit for BTE 108 (3 hours) for score of 50.

Principles of Management: credit for BTE111 (3 hours) for score of 50.

Principles of Marketing: credit for BTE105 (3 hours) for score of 50.

Introductory Psychology: credit for PSY 111 (4 hours) for score of 54.

Introductory Sociology: credit for SOC 151 (4 hours) for score of 55.


International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

Miami awards credit to IB diploma graduates for higher level subjects passed at a satisfactory level (minimum scores vary 5 to 7 by subject area). Standard levels are not awarded credit. Departments make the final determinations on credit.

Anthropology (acceptable score 5 or better)
Credit determined by department.

Biology (acceptable score 5 or better)
Credit for BIO 116 (4 hours).

Chemistry (acceptable score 5 or better)
Credit for CHM 141, 142 (6 hours) and CHM 144, 145 (4 hours).

Economics (acceptable score 5 or better)
Credit for ECO 201 and 202  (6 hours).

English (acceptable score 6 to 7)
Credit for ENG 111 and 112 (6 hours).

French (acceptable score 5 or better)
Credit for FRE 101, 102 (8 hours).

Geography (acceptable score 5 or better)
Credit for GEO 121 and 201 (7 hours).

History
Credit for HST 296 (3 hours) for score of 5 or better.
Credit awarded on an individual basis for selected upper-level courses for score of
6 or 7.

Latin (acceptable score 6 to 7)
Credit determined by department.

Mathematics (acceptable score 6 or better)
Credit for MTH 151 (5 hours).

Philosophy (acceptable score 6 or better)
Credit determined by department.

Physics (acceptable score 6 to 7)
Credit for PHY 181, 182, (8 hours) and PHY 183, 184 (2 hours).

Psychology (acceptable score 5 or better)
Credit for PSY 111 (4 hours).

Spanish (acceptable score 6 to 7)
Credit for SPN 201 (3 hours).

Theatre Arts (acceptable score 5 or better)
Credit for THE 131, 191, and 200 (7 hours).

Visual Art (no credit awarded)