Total credit hours earned toward a Findlay bachelor's degree by examination, advanced placement, experiential learning credits, International Baccalaureate Organization's Diploma Program, or transfer of extension or correspondence credit may not exceed 30 semester hours (15 hours for an Associate's degree). Any credit is subject to the approval of the College Dean, the Registrar, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
For additional information on all of the following advanced credit programs, please contact:
The Office of the Registrar
The University of Findlay
1000 North Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
Experiential Learning CreditsThose who have acquired academic knowledge or skills through direct experience, in-service training, or non-credit classes may seek validation for college credit. Students do this through a process known as portfolio assessment. Step one is to take ACAD 150, Portfolio Development, offered in an online format. The course helps students develop documentation of credit-worthy experiences (the portfolio). Step two is the submission of the portfolio to the University. Step three is to pay the administrative fee for hours to be assessed for the student’s official transcript. Upon payment, the Office of the Registrar will post the courses earned on the student’s official transcript. Note there are no grades associated with credit earned through portfolio assessment. All portfolios must be completed within one year of completing ACAD 150. Contact the Office of Academic Affairs for more information.
Advanced Placement (AP) Program
How do I receive college credit from the Advanced Placement (AP) Program?
Based on a student’s qualifying AP score(s), The University of Findlay will award college credit to a student’s academic record. Credit will be awarded based on the “College Grade Report” that the University receives from the AP Program’s national office. Credit and/or waiver may be given for grades of three or better upon evaluation by the appropriate college dean.
How does The University of Findlay get my AP Scores?
When you are taking the AP Exam, you request that your score report be sent to The University of Findlay, school code 1223.
What do I do if I did not designate The University of Findlay as a recipient of my AP Score Report?
If you did not designate The University of Findlay as a score recipient, request an additional score report by contacting:
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: (609) 771-7300 or (888) 225-5427 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada)
The AP Program requires an additional fee when you order an additional grade report. See more information on ordering AP Grade Reports at:
How do I know how my AP score will count at The University of Findlay?
Current Advanced Placement (AP) Policy
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Frequently Asked Questions
- Q. How do I receive college credit from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP)?
- A. Based on a student’s qualifying CLEP score(s), The University of Findlay will award college credit to a student’s academic record. Credit will be awarded based on the official “CLEP Transcript” that the University receives from the CLEP Program. Nationally normed CLEP examinations are given to validate knowledge of both general and specific subject areas. CLEP exams may not be taken in areas already successfully completed for course credit.
- Q. How does The University of Findlay get my CLEP scores?
- A. When you take a CLEP exam, you should request that your score report be sent to The University of Findlay, school code 1223.
- Q. What do I do if I did not designate The University of Findlay as a recipient of my CLEP Score Report?
- A. If you did not designate The University of Findlay as a score recipient, order an additional transcript using the CLEP Transcript Request form. There will be a fee due to CLEP when ordering additional transcripts.
- Q. I took CLEP tests through the Dantes Program. How do I order Dantes transcripts?
- Q. How do I know how my CLEP score will count at The University of Findlay?
Examinations to demonstrate subject matter proficiency may be taken for non-credit validation within the first week of a term. Proficiency examinations cannot be used to replace a course previously taken at The University of Findlay. A student who wishes to take a proficiency examination will pay an administrative fee. A student completing a proficiency examination with a grade of "C" or higher will receive a course waiver on his/her unofficial transcript. A student who receives a grade less than "C" will not have the course waived on his/her unofficial transcript.
Placement Examinations and Pretests
Examinations to determine placement within a subject matter area must be taken for non-credit validation before a student has registered for a course in that subject area. An appropriate score for a placement examination and/or pretest may be required as a prerequisite for a course. The completion of a placement examination and/or a pretest will not be reflected on a student’s University transcript.
International Baccalaureate Organization's Diploma Program (IBODP)
Students completing IBODP higher-level subjects may be eligible to receive advanced standing and/or college credit by submitting the results of the IBODP. Credit and/or waiver may be given for grades of five (5) or better upon evaluation by the appropriate college dean.
How do I know how my IB score will count at The University of Findlay?
Please contact the Office of the Registrar for the current IB policy.