Exam Equivalencies
(Advance Placement - CLEP, AP and IB Examinations)


For more information, see NMU's Advance Placement Policy

Exam Equivalencies Sections


CLEP Exam Equivalencies

Freshman Exams
Passing Score
NMU Course
Credits
 
English Composition with Essay
50
4
 
Humanities
50
Humanities Liberal Studies Credit
3
 
Humanities
50
Visual and Performing Arts Liberal Studies Credit
3
 
Natural Sciences
50
Natural Sciences Liberal Studies Credit
6
 
Social Sciences and History
50
Social Science Liberal Studies Credit
6
 
Subject Examination
Passing Score*
NMU Course
Credits
 
Accounting, Financial
65
4
 
 
4
 
Accounting Principles
53
4
 
 
4
 
American Government
63
4
 
Biology
57
4
 
 
4
 
Chemistry
63
5
 
 
5
 
College Algebra
63
4
 
French Language, 2 Semester
64
4
 
 
4
 
German Language, 2 Semester
55
4
 
 
4
 
Macroeconomic Principles
62
4
 
Microeconomic Principles
64
4
 
Psychology, Introductory
59
4
 
Sociology, Introductory
59
4
 
Spanish Language, 2 Semester
55
4
 
 
4
 
*Northern Michigan University awards credit for subject examinations at the equivalent of a grade of B.

Note: Students may not recieve advanced placement credit for their native language. The Modern Languages and Literatures Department determines the definition of a native language. 

APP-CEEB Exam Equivalencies

APP-CEEB Examinations
Passing Score
NMU Course
Credits
 
Art History
3
4
 
Biology
3
4
 
 
4
 
Calculus AB
3
5
 
Calculus BC
3
5
 
 
4
 
Calculus BC, subscore section
3
5
 
General Chemistry
3
5
 
 
5
 
Comparative Government
3
4
 
Computer Science A
3
4
 
Economics, Macro or Micro
3
4
 
Computer Science AB
4
4
 
 
4
 
English Literature and Composition, or English, Language Composition
3
4
 
Environmental Science
3
4
 
European History
3
4
 
 
4
 
French Language
3
4
 
French Literature
3
FR (300 Level) French Literature
4
 
German Language
3
4
 
Physics B
4
5
 
 
5
 
Physics C
4
5
 
Physics C-Mechanics Section
4
5
 
Psychology, Introductory
4
4
 
Spanish Language
3
4
 
Spanish Literature
3
SN (300) Spanish Literature
4
 
Statistics
3
4
 
U.S. Government and Politics
3
4
 
U.S. History
3
4
 
 
4
 
World History
3
4
 

International Baccalaureate Equivalencies

Higher Level Examinations
Passing Score
NMU Course
Credits
 
Biology
5
4
 
 
4
 
Chemistry
5
5
 
 
5
 
Computer Science
5
4
 
English
5
4
 
Film-Textual Analysis
5
4
 
Film Theory and History
5
4
 
History
5
4
 
History of the Americas
5
4
 
Mathematics
5
5
 
Music
5
MU Elective
4
 
Psychology
5
4
 
Physics I
5
5
 
Physics II
5
5
 
Spanish
5
Credit based on ind. review of dept. head.
4
 
Visual Arts
5
Visual and Performing Arts Credit
4
 
Other examinations will be reviewed as IB transcripts are received.