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You can demonstrate proficiency in the learning outcomes of specific Kaplan University courses by passing a comprehensive assessment. Kaplan University course assessments, also known as "challenge exams" can be used to waive prerequisites, determine class placement, and earn college credit.
Undergraduate students can test out of a course and still earn credit by attaining a predetermined score on a Kaplan University course assessment. In addition, students enrolled in the following graduate programs may apply course assessment credit toward select courses:
Not all courses provide this option, and course assessments or their equivalent from other colleges or universities will not be accepted. A fee is charged for taking a course assessment. Official results of course assessments must be received by the Office of the Registrar prior to your final term.
AB 102X: Principles of Retailing
AB 104X: Personal Financial Management
AB 114X: Accounting I
AB 116X: Accounting II
AB 140X: Introduction to Management
AB 202X: Building Customer Sales and Loyalty
AB 256X: Federal Tax
AC 114X: Accounting I
AC 116X: Accounting II
AC 239X: Managerial Accounting
AC 256X: Federal Tax
AC 300X: Intermediate Accounting I
AC 420X: Cost Accounting
CE 100X: Preparing for a Career in Early Childhood Development
CE 101X: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
CE 114X: Early Childhood Development
CJ 100X: Preparing for a Career in Public Safety
CJ 101X: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
CJ 150X: Juvenile Delinquency
CJ 526X: Academic and Professional Communications in Public Safety
CM 107X: College Composition I
CM 206X: Interpersonal Communications
CM 214X: Public Speaking for the Professional
CM 220X: College Composition II
CM 241X: Foundations of Technical Communication
CS 113X: Academic Strategies for the Business Professional
CS 204X: Professional Presence
GB 512X: Business Communication
GB 513X: Business Analytics
HA 255X: Human Resources in Health Care Administration
HA 405X: Leadership and Ethics in Health Care
HA 415X: Health Care Policy and Economics
HA 510X: Organizational Development for Health Care
HE 547X: Effective Online Instruction Design and Practice
HI 150X: Automation of Health Information
HI 230X: Quality Assurance and Statistics in Health Information
HI 253X: Medical Coding I
HI 300X: Information Technology and Systems for Health Care
HI 305X: Management of Health Information
HI 410X: Advanced Reimbursement Methodology
HN 115X: Human Services Program and Profession
HN 200X: Survey of Social Problems
HN 220X: Prevention and Crisis Intervention
HS 100X: Challenge Exam for Introduction to Health Science
HS 101X: Challenge Exam for Medical Law and Bioethics
HS 111X: Challenge Exam for Medical Terminology
HS 140X: Pharmacology
HS 200X: Challenge Exam for Diseases of the Human Body
HS 220X: Medical Coding and Insurance
HS 230X: Health Care Administration
HS 240X: Medical Office Accounting
HS 305X: Research Methods in Health Science
HS 311X: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
HS 312X: Epidemiology and Biostatistics II
HS 315X: Public Health
HS 410X: Organization and Management for Health Care
HS 415X: Environmental Health
HS 420X: Advanced Health Informatics
HS 440X: Finance for Health Care
HU 245X: Ethics
HU 250X: Humanities and Culture
IT 111X: Programming Fundamentals for Beginners
IT 117X: Introduction to Web Design
IT 133X: Microsoft Office Applications on Demand
IT 153X: Spreadsheet Applications
IT 163X: Database Management
IT 190X: Foundations in Information Technology
IT 213X: Software Development Concepts
IT 214X: Foundations of Web Design
IT 234X: Database Foundations
IT 247X: Interactive Web Graphics
IT 273X: Network Concepts
IT 275X: Linux System Administration
IT 278X: Network Administration
IT 286X: Introduction to Network Security
IT 301X: Project Management I
IT 302X: Human Computer Interaction
IT 390X: Intrusion Detection and Incidence Response
IT 391X: Advanced Software Development including Web and Mobility
IT 402X: IT Consulting Skills
IT 411X: Digital Forensics
IT 412X: Information Security Systems
IT 503X: Principles of Information Technology
IT 504X: Critical Concepts and Competencies for the IT Professional
IT 513X: Writing and Critical Thinking for the IT Professional
IT 535X: Advanced Networking Systems
IT 540X: Management of Information Security
LS 100X: Introduction to the Law and the Legal Profession
MM 150X: Survey of Mathematics
MM 207X: Statistics
MM 212X: College Algebra
MM 255X: Business Math
MO 260X: Medical Office Applications
MT 140X: Introduction to Management
MT 450X: Marketing Management
PA 110X: Civil Litigation
PA 130X: Contracts
PA 201X: Introduction to Legal Research
PS 115X: Psychology Program and Profession
PS 124X: Introduction to Psychology
PS 210X: History of Psychology
PU 120X: Introduction to Public Health
SC 115X: Principles of Nutrition
SC 121X: Anatomy and Physiology I
SC 131X: Anatomy and Physiology II
SC 235X: General Biology I
SS 144X: Introduction to Sociology
SS 211X: The 1960’s Reshaping the American Dream
SS 236X: People, Power, and Politics: An Introduction to American Government
Externally administered examinations may also be considered for credit. Kaplan University students may qualify to receive credit by examination through the following:
Credit may be awarded for each test in which the recommended minimum score is earned and based on program guidelines and course outcomes. Official results of standardized tests must be received by the Office of the Registrar prior to your final term.
The DSST program is a nationally recognized credit by examination program developed by the Chauncey Group International, a subsidiary of the Educational Testing Service. Over 35 DSSTs are available to military and nonmilitary students in the areas of business, physical sciences, humanities, social sciences, and applied technology.
Learn more about DSST requirements and testing procedures at the DSST website. You also may call DSST at 877.471.9860 (Toll Free).
CLEP exams are liberal arts and business subject tests offered by the College Board and proctored at sites across the nation. Visit the College Board website or call 800.257.9558 (Toll Free) for testing information.Review the CLEP Scores and Transcripts page to learn more about CLEP exams and obtain transcripts of your scores. Kaplan University’s CLEP code is 8633.
Review the full External Exam Equivalency Charts to see which external exams and scores earn credit for Kaplan University courses.
The AP program is a series of college-level examinations administered to high school juniors and seniors. For more information about AP exams, visit the College Board website or call 800.257.9558 (Toll Free).Read the Grade Reporting Services page to find out how to send your AP score report to Kaplan University.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an advanced curriculum program for students age 16 to 19, completed at participating high schools worldwide. Students who have graduated from an IB Diploma Programme may receive transfer credit for the completion of higher-level exams with a grade of a “5” or higher according to the International Baccalaureate Equivalency Chart.
For more information on how to submit an IB Diploma Programme transcript to Kaplan University, please review the IB transcript request procedure.
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