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Additional Credit Options

Excelsior College

The Excelsior College Examination program was formerly Regents College. The Testing Center does not administer the Excelsior College Examination; however, a student may receive credit for the following Excelsior college selected courses if they achieve an acceptable score on the Excelsior College exams.

Exam: Foundations of Gerontology
Course: Human Development III: Adulthood (HDFS 247)
Required Score: 46 (Grade C or higher)

Exam: Abnormal Psychology
Course: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior (Psyc 451)
Required Score: 45 (Grade C or higher)

Exam: Anatomy & Mammalian Physiology
Course: Human Anatomy (Biol 221, 4 cr) & Physiology (Biol 325, 4 cr)
Required score: 45 (Grade C or higher)

Excelsior College examinations may be retaken after 60 days have passed between exams in the same subject.

Once a passing score is achieved, the student must complete an Application for Placement Credit form and pay a fee to have the credits placed on their transcript. Contact the Testing Center for details.

International Baccalaureate

SDSU recognizes the International Baccalaureate program. Credit may be received in certain subjects through the IB program, if an acceptable score is earned.

International Baccalaureate Courses Accepted for Credit

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Students successfully completing PLTW courses may apply for college credit.  Three semester credits can be awarded in the topic area of General Engineering and are subject to the following conditions:

  1. The student's high school must be certified by PLTW.
  2. The student must have earned a grade of 85% or higher on any PLTW courses.
  3. The college credit exam must be taken and passed with a grade of at least 70%.
  4. The student successfully completed all three courses in the sequence.

When these four conditions are met, the student must complete an Application for Placement Credit form and pay a fee to have the credits placed on their transcript.

For more questions concerning PLTW, contact the Engineering Department at 605-688-6417 or by e-mail.