Exam Equivalencies

AP Examination Equivalencies

AP Examinations Passing Score NMU Course Credits
African American Studies 3 Social Responsibility in a Diverse World/General Education Credit 4
Art History 3 AD 110 Ideas in Art and Design History 4
Art Studio 2-D 4 AD 295 Special Topics in Art and Design (AD elective) 4
Art Studio 3-D 4 AD 295 Special Topics in Art and Design (AD elective) 4
Art Studio-Drawing 4 AD 102 Foundational Drawing 4
Biology 3 BI 112 Introductory Biology: Diversity 4
Biology 3 BI 111 Introductory Biology: Principles 4
Calculus AB 3 MA 161 Calculus I 4
Calculus AB Subscore Section 3 MA 161 Calculus I 4
Calculus BC 3 MA 163 Calculus II 4
Calculus BC 3 MA 161 Calculus I 4
Calculus BC, Subscore Section 3 MA 161 Calculus I 4
Capstone Research n/a Required Individual Review for Assessment
Capstone Seminar n/a Required Individual Review for Assessment
Chinese Language and Culture 3 CHN 101 Elementary Chinese I 4
Comparative Government and Politics 3 PS 203 Comparative Government and Politics 4
Computer Science A 3 CS 120 Computer Science I 4
Computer Science AB 4 CS 120 Computer Science I 4
Computer Science AB 4 CS 122 Computer Science II 4
Computer Science Principles 3 CS 295 Special Topics in Computer Science 4
English Language Composition 3 EN 111 College Composition I 4
English Literature and Composition 3 EN 111 College Composition I or EN 247 Introduction to Literary Studies 4
Environmental Science 3 GC 101 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
European History 3 Perspectives on Society/General Education Credit 4
French Language 3 FR 202 Intermediate French II 4
French Literature 3 FR (300 Level) French Literature 4
General Chemistry 3 CH 112 General Chemistry II 5
General Chemistry 3 CH 111 General Chemistry I 5
German Language 3 GR 202 Intermediate German II 4
Human Geography 3 GC 164 Human Geography 4
Macroeconomics 3 EC 202 Macroeconomic Principles 4
Microeconomics 3 EC 201 Microeconomic Principles 4
Music Theory (Aural Component Subscore) 4 MU 102 Aural Skills 1 2
Music Theory (Nonaural Component Subscore) 4 MU 101 Theory 1 2
Physics 1 3 PH 201 College Physics I 5
Physics 2 3 PH 202 College Physics II 5
Physics B 4 PH 202 College Physics II 5
Physics B 4 PH 201 College Physics I 5
Physics C 4 PH 220 Introductory Physics I 5
Physics C-Mechanics Section 4 PH 220 Introductory Physics I 5
Pre-Calculus 3 MA 115 Precalculus 4
Psychology, Introductory 4 PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Spanish Language 3 SN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 4
Spanish Literature 3 SN (300 Level) Spanish Literature 4
Statistics 3 DATA 109 Introduction to Statistics 4
U.S. Government and Politics 3 PS 105 American Government 4
U.S. History 3 HS 222 The United States Since 1865 4
U.S. History 3 HS 221 The United States to 1865 4
World History 3 HS 202 World History since 1400 4
World History 3 HS 201 World History to 1520 4

CLEP Exam Equivalencies

Freshman Exams Passing Score NMU Course Credits
College Composition (modular not accepted) 50 EN 111 College Composition I 4
Humanities 50 Human Expression/General Education Credit 3
Natural Sciences 50 Scientific Inquiry/General Education Credit 6
Social Sciences and History 50 Perspectives on Society/General Education Credit 6
Subject Examination Passing Score NMU Course Credits
American Government 63 PS 105 American Government 4
American Literature 50 EN 295 Special Topics 4
Analysing and Interpreting Literature 50 Human Expression/General Education Credit 4
Biology 50 BI 112 Introductory Biology: Diversity 4
Biology 50 BI 111 Introductory Biology: Principles 4
British Literature 50 EN 295 Special Topics 4
Chemistry 50 CH 111 General Chemistry I 5
College Algebra 63 MA 111 College Algebra 4
Educational Psychology 50 PSY 295 Special Topics in Psychology 3
Financial Accounting 50 ACT 230 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 4
French Language, 2 Semester 59 FR 101 Elementary French I 3
French Language, 2 Semester 50 FR 101 Elementary French I 3
French Language, 2 Semester 59 FR 102 Elementary French II 4
German Language, 2 Semester 60 GR 102 Elementary German II 4
German Language, 2 Semester 60 GR 101 Elementary German I 4
German Language, 2 Semester 50 GR 101 Elementary German I 4
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 HS 221 The United States to 1865 4
History of the United States II: 1865 to Present 50 HS 222 The United States Since 1865 4
Information Systems 50 CIS 222 Quantitative Business Problem Solving 4
Introduction to Business Law 50 MGT 221 Legal Environment of Business 4
Macroeconomic Principles 50 EC 202 Macroeconomic Principles 4
Microeconomic Principles 50 EC 201 Microeconomic Principles 4
Principles of Management 50 MGT 240 Organizational Behavior and Management 4
Principles of Marketing 50 MKT 230 Introduction to Marketing 4
Psychology, Introductory 50 PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Sociology, Introductory 50 SO 101 Introductory Sociology 4
Spanish Language, 2 Semester 63 SN 101 Elementary Spanish I 4
Spanish Language, 2 Semester 50 SN 101 Elementary Spanish I 4
Spanish Language, 2 Semester 63 SN 102 Elementary Spanish II 4
Western Civilization I 50 Perspectives on Society/General Education Credit 4
Western Civilization II 50 Perspectives on Society/General Education Credit 4

International Baccalaureate Equivalencies

Higher Level Examinations Passing Score NMU Course Credits
Biology 5 BI 111 Introductory Biology: Principles 4
Biology 5 BI 112 Introductory Biology: Diversity 4
Business Administration 5 MGT 240 Organizational Behavior and Management 4
Chemistry 5 CH 111 General Chemistry I 5
Chemistry 5 CH 112 General Chemistry II 5
Computer Science 5 CS 120 Computer Science I 4
Economics 5 EC 101 Introduction to Economics 4
English 5 EN 111 College Composition I 4
English Extended Essay B EN 211 College Composition II 4
Film Theory and History 5 EN 225 History of World Cinema 4
Film-Textual Analysis 5 EN 125 Introduction to Film 4
French A 5 Credit based on individual review by dept. head
French B 5 FR 202 Intermediate French II 4
French B 5 FR 201 Intermediate French I 4
Geography 5 GC 164 Human Geography 4
German A 5 Credit based on individual review by dept. head
German B 5 GR 201 Intermediate German I 4
German B 5 GR 202 Intermediate German II 4
Global Politics 5 PS 206 International Relations 4
History 5 HS 201 World History to 1520 4
History of Africa 5 Social Responsibility in a Diverse World or World Cultures/General Education Credit 4
History of Asia/Oceana 5 Social Responsibility in a Diverse World or World Cultures/General Education Credit 4
History of Europe/Middle East 5 Social Responsibility in a Diverse World or World Cultures/General Education Credit 4
History of the Americas 5 HS 295 Special Topics in History 4
Information Technology in a Global Society 5 Perspectives in Society/General Education Credit 4
Latin 5
Mathematics 5 MA 161 Calculus I 4
Music 5 Music Elective 4
Philosophy 5 PL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 4
Physics 5 PH 201 College Physics I 5
Psychology 5 PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Spanish A 5 Credit based on individual review by dept. head 4
Spanish B 5 SN 201 Intermediate Spanish I 4
Spanish B 5 SN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 4
Theatre 5 TH 130 The Theatre Experience 4
Visual Arts 5 Human Expression/General Education Credit 4

Michigan Seal of Biliteracy

Currently, there are no direct equivalencies for the Seal of Biliteracy. Students should work directly with the Department of Languages, Literatures, and International Studies to determine if NMU credits may be available. For more information, please visit the website: Placement Information | Languages, Literatures and International Studies.