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Make your hard work count toward your degree! We participate in both the AP and CLEP programs, and we also offer the opportunity for you to take a few of your "basics" online while you're still in high school!

Honors Scholars Academy

The Honors Scholars Academy provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit by taking DBU classes online. Honors Scholars Academy students receive the same exceptional, Christ-centered education that every student at DBU receives. Plus, Honors Scholars Academy students are given preferred consideration for admissions and scholarship opportunities at DBU.

Honors Scholars Academy classes give high school students an edge when applying to colleges. Not only will students have college courses after graduating, but they also get to experience a college atmosphere. At only $450 per class, students have the chance to start their college careers now.

25+ courses offered, including:

HIST 1301 -  U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

POLS 2301 - American National Government

ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

Advanced Placement (AP)

Dallas Baptist University participates in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program of The College Board. Credit will be awarded for the AP tests listed in the following chart. No credit will be awarded for AP tests that are not listed. Letter grades are not given in any course for which credit is granted. These credits may be used to satisfy degree requirements, but do not apply to the 25-percent-credit-hour residency requirement.

Subject Exam Title AP Score DBU Course Equivalent Sem. Cr. Hrs. Area Type of Exam
BIOLOGY Biology 4 BIOL 1401 & 14L1 4  
CHEMISTRY Chemistry 4 CHEM 1401 & 14L1 4  
CHEMISTRY Chemistry 5 CHEM 1401, 14L1, 1402, & 14L2 8  
ECONOMICS Economics: Macro 4 ECON 2301 3  
ECONOMICS Economics: Micro 4 ECON 2302 3  
ENGLISH English Language & Composition 3 ENGL 1301 3  
ENGLISH English Literature & Composition 4 ENGL 1302 3  
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Environmental Science 4 ENSC 1401 & 14L1 4  
FRENCH LANGUAGE I French Language and Culture 3 Elementary French I and II 8  
GERMAN LANGUAGE I German Language and Culture 3 Elementary German I and II 8  
HISTORY History - Europe 4 HIST REQU 6  
HISTORY History - World 4 HIST REQU 6  
HISTORY History - United States 4 HIST 1301 & 1302 6 4
MATHEMATICS Calculus AB 4 MATH 1405 4 AP – AB
MATHEMATICS Calculus BC 3 MATH 1405 & 1406 8 AP – BC
MUSIC THEORY Music Theory - Aural 5 MUSI 1111 1  
MUSIC THEORY Music Theory - Nonaural 5 MUSI 1311 3  
POLITICAL SCIENCE Government & Politics: United States 4 POLS 2301 3 4
PHYSICS Physics I 4 PHYS 1401 & 14L1 4  
PHYSICS Physics II 4 PHYS 1402 & 14L2 4  
PHYSICS Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHYS 1401 & 14L1 4  
PSYCHOLOGY Psychology 4 PSYC 1301 3  
SPANISH Spanish Language and Culture 3 SPAN 1401, 1402 8  
SPANISH Spanish Language and Culture 4 SPAN 1401, 1402, 2301 11  
SPANISH Spanish Literature and Culture 3 SPAN 2302 3  

College Level Examinations Program (CLEP)

Students may seek college credit by satisfactorily completing the College Level Examinations Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board for the subject area in which credit is sought, and/or by making satisfactory scores on tests administered by the individual discipline offering the course. Letter grades are not given in any course for which credit is granted by examination. General examinations of CLEP, USAFI, etc., are not acceptable for credit. Students may receive credit for a maximum of 15 hours through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

CLEP credits may be used to satisfy degree requirements, but do not apply to the 25-percent-credit-hour residency requirement. In addition, these credits may be used to meet prerequisites for advanced courses. Students who have failed a class are not eligible to take a CLEP exam for that same course. A student may not receive credit for a CLEP exam for a course in which a grade has already been earned at Dallas Baptist University.

Graduating seniors are not allowed to take CLEP exams during their final (graduating) semester.

Credit by examination secured by students transferring to Dallas Baptist University will be accepted only if the examinations and resulting scores meet specified requirements.

Course No. Course Title CLEP Exam Scaled Score*
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting Financial Accounting 55
COSC 1301 Intro. to Computers Info. Systems 55
ECON 2301 Principles of
Macroeconomics
Principles of
Macroeconomics
55
ECON 2302 Principles of
Microeconomics
Principles of
Microeconomics
55
ENGL 1301 Composition
& Rhetoric I
College Composition
Modular**
55
  Fulfills foreign language requirement College French Level I 55
  Fulfills foreign language requirement College French Level II 66
  Fulfills foreign language requirement College German Level I 55
  Fulfills foreign language requirement College German Level II 66
HIST 1301 U.S. History
to 1865
History of the United States I 55
HIST 1302 U.S. History
since 1865
History of the United States II 55
HIST 2301 World Civilization I Western Civilization I 55
HIST 2302 World Civilization II Western Civilization II 55
MANA 3301 Principles of Management Principles of Management 55
MANA 3308 Business & Public Law Introductory Business Law 55
MATH 1301 Math for the Liberal Arts College Mathematics 55
MATH 1303 College Algebra College Algebra 55
MATH 1405 Calculus and
Analytic Geometry I
Calculus 55
MRKT 3301 Principles of Marketing Principles of Marketing 55
POLS 2301 American National
Government
American Government 55
PSYC 1301 General Psychology Introductory Psychology 55
PSYC 4316 Human Growth
& Development
Human Growth
& Development
55
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Sociology 55
SOCI 4316 Human Growth
& Development
Human Growth
& Development
55
SPAN 1401
& 1402
Elementary Spanish Spanish Language Level I 55
SPAN 2301
& 2302
Intermediate Spanish Spanish Language Level II 66

*Scores are computed by tallying the number of correct answers. There is no deduction for unanswered questions. The results are converted into scaled scores within a range of 20-80.

**DBU essay is required in addition to objective CLEP exam. A student must pass both the CLEP exam and the essay (with a score of C or higher) to receive credit for English 1301.

Note: The number of hours accepted from any combination of College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) is limited to thirty hours.

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