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Earn your degree and reach your career goals faster. At ECC, you can earn up to 50 percent of the credit hours for your degree or certificate by demonstrating prior knowledge through proficiency.
Advanced Placement Tests
If you took AP tests at your high school, you may be able to fulfill ECC course requirements and earn credit. Check our AP credit charts for details.
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a group of nationally standardized tests offered by appointment at the ECC Testing Center during regular hours. These computerized tests are usually best suited for those with considerable academic and life experiences. Students may take as many CLEP tests as they wish, most tests requiring 90 minutes to complete. Download college level examination program (CLEP) information to learn more.
Students who wish to receive proficiency credit for English Composition I (ENG 101) must complete a two-step CLEP testing process. The first step is to pass the College Composition Modular exam with a score of 50 or higher. This exam includes approximately 90 multiple-choice items that measures knowledge of the fundamental principles of rhetoric and composition and ability to apply the principles of standard written English. Once the exam is passed, the students complete two essays within 90 minutes. The essays may be written on a computer. In one of the two essays, the student must develop a position by building an argument by synthesizing information from two provided sources, with citations. Each essay is read and scored independently by three ECC English department faculty. Each essay is evaluated against the student learning outcomes for ENG 101 English Composition I. Students will be contacted with the final essay score results approximately 3 to 10 business days after the essay is completed. For more information CLEP, visit clep.collegeboard.org.
Useful Links & Literature
- CLEP study guide (found in the library or bookstore)
ECC Proficiency Program
If you’ve earned proficiency credit at another accredited institution, ECC may accept those credits if:
- The credit applies to the degree or certificate you intend to complete at ECC, and
- The institution recorded the proficiency credit on your official transcript.
Modern Language Proficiency
If you are a heritage speaker and/or you have previous knowledge of the language, you are encouraged to consider seeking proficiency credit. Talk to an academic advisor about which language courses you need. If you are not sure which courses to seek proficiency credit for, you should take the WebCAPE first for an initial placement assessment.
Download proficiency request form to learn more.
IB Diploma Programme (DP)
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme subject tests may be used to fulfill ECC course requirements in a variety of areas. Download a guide to assessment to learn more.
|IB Diploma Programme Test||Score||ECC Course Alignment||Additional ECC Course Alignment|
|Language A: Literature SL||4||LIT 201||-|
|Language A: Literature HL||4||LIT 201||-|
|Language A: Language and Literature SL||4||LIT 223||-|
|Language A: Language and Literature HL||4||LIT 223||-|
|Literature and Performance SL||4||LIT 202||-|
|Geography SL||4||GEO 116||-|
|Geography HL||4||GEO 116||-|
|Psychology SL||4||PSY 100||-|
|Psychology HL||4||PSY 100||-|
|Social and Cultural Antropology SL||4||ATR 120||-|
|Social and Cultural Antropology HL||4||ATR 120||-|
|Sports, Exercise and Health Science SL||4||BIO 234 - 1 credit||BIO 234 - Special Topics in Biology - 1 credit|
|Classical Languages SL||4||INS 280 Non-Traditional Language I||-|
|Classical Languages HL||4||INS 281 Non-Traditional Language II||-|
|Language B SL||4||4-5 CHN, FRN, GRM, ITN, JPN OR SPN 101 & 102||*6-7 CHN, FRN, GRM, ITN, JPN OR SPN 201|
|Language B HL||4||4-6 CHN, FRN, GRM, ITN, JPN OR SPN 102 & 201||*7 CHN, FRN, GRM, ITN, JPN OR SPN 202|
|Language abinititio SL||4||4-5 CHN, FRN, GRM, ITN, JPN OR SPN 101 & 102||*6-7 CHN, FRN, GRM, ITN, JPN OR SPN 201|
|Global Politics SL||4||4-7 POS 141||-|
|Global Politics HL||4||4-7 POS 251||-|
|History SL||4||4-7 HIS 100||-|
|History HL||4||4-7 HIS 152||-|
|Philosophy SL||4||4-7 HUM 118||-|
|Philosophy HL||4||4-7 HUM 118||-|
|World Religions SL||4||4-7 HUM 204||-|
|Dance SL||4||THE 150||-|
|Dance HL||4||THE 150||-|
|Film SL||4||ART 130||-|
|Film HL||4||ART 130||-|
|Music SL||3||MUS 205||-|
|Music HL||3||MUS 205||-|
|Theatre SL||4||4-7 THE 100||-|
|Theatre HL||4||4-7 THE 100||-|
|Visual Arts SL||4||4-7 ART 290: Topics in Art||-|
|Visual Arts HL||4||4-7 ART 290: Topics in Art||-|
|Biology SL||4 to 7||BIO 110||-|
|Biology HL||4 to 7||BIO 110||-|
|Chemistry SL||4||CHM 101||-|
|Chemistry HL||4||CHM 112||6-7 CHM 142|
|Design Technology SL||4 to 7||IMT 203||-|
|Design Technology HL||4 to 7||IMT 203||-|
|Environmental Systems and Socieites SL||4||APS 290||-|
|Physics SL||5 and up||5: PHY 101||-|
|Physics HL||5 and up||5: PHY 101 and PHY 102||-|
|Further Mathematics HL||4-7||MTH102 and MTH114||-|
|Further Mathematics HL||6-7||MTH190||-|
|Mathematical Studies SL||4-7||MTH 102||-|
|Mathematics SL||4-7||MTH102 and MTH112||-|
|Mathematics HL||4-7||MTH102 and MTH112||-|
|Mathematics HL||6-7||MTH 114||-|
|Business Management SL||4 to 7||BUS 100||-|
|Business Management HL||4 to 7||BUS 100||-|
|Economics SL||4 to 7||ECN 101||-|
|Economics HL||4 to 7||ECN 201 and ECN 202||-|
|Information Technology in a global society SL||4||CIS 229 (2 credits)||-|
|Information Technology in a global society HL||4||CIS 229 (2 credits)||-|
|Computer Science SL||4 to 7||CIS 110||-|
|Computer Science HL||4 to 7||CIS 121 and CIS 223||-|
State Seal of Biliteracy
A State Seal of Biliteracy designated on a high school transcript may be used to earn proficiency credit in a language other than English. The State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes completion of two years of high school language coursework. The courses for which a student can receive college credit based on the Seal of Biliteracy is denoted with a proficiency code in the catalog.