Credit By Exam
Xavier University of Louisiana offers credit in certain subject areas through the Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination Board, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject Examinations, and the International Baccalaureate Program. A maximum of thirty (30) semester hours of credit by examination may be accepted towards the degree. Some graduate/ medical/professional schools may not accept credits by examination.
Xavier University uses the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) in developing its policies for credit-granting scores. However, Xavier’s policy may not be identical to that recommended by the ACE.
Applicants for admission to Xavier should have their test scores sent to the Office of Admissions, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, LA 70125. Continuing students who wish to report scores should send them to the Registrar’s Office.
Credit by Examination - AP
Students must earn a minimum score of three (3) on a five-point scale in each subject for college credit. For information on the AP program, visit the College Board website at www.collegeboard.org/ap.
Credit by Examination - IB
Credit may be awarded to students who have earned the minimum scores on standard and higher level courses in the International Baccalaureate Program.
Note: students can request IB transcripts through their high school International Baccalaureate coordinator for the first year after high school graduation. Thereafter, transcripts can be requested from the International Baccalaureate Programs, North American Regional Office, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016. The recognition policies of Xavier University of Louisiana for the IB program examinations can be found electronically at www.ibo.org
Credit by Examination - CLEP
CLEP credit may be awarded based only on scores from the Subject Examinations. Credit will not be awarded based on CLEP General Examinations. CLEP exams are administered by computer only. The minimum credit-granting score for all CLEP examinations is fifty (50).
In New Orleans, the CLEP Test Centers are:
Delgado Community College
615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
CLEP Testing Center 6176
UNO Testing Services
Milneburg Hall 216
2000 Lakeshore Drive
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70148
CLEP Testing Center 6379
*Exam must include essay component (sent to Xavier by CLEP for scoring) for credit consideration.
For information on CLEP Examinations, including specific information on knowledge and skills required and study resources, visit the College Board web site at www.collegeboard.com/testing