Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

College Credit Examinations

The College will grant matriculated students a maximum of 30 credits on the basis of, among others, the following: Advanced Placement Courses (AP), Regents College Examinations, American College Testing Proficiency (ACT-PEP), and College Level Examination Programs (CLEP).

Academic departments or programs may authorize the assignment of specific course equivalents for credit-by-examination through outside agencies. Otherwise, such credits will be acceptable only as elective credits. Credits granted by examination through outside agencies will appear on student records appropriately identified by type of exam, subject, number of credits, and P (passing) grade. No credit will be awarded for a subject area examination in which the student has already taken an equivalent college course or completed a higher-level, more advanced college course. Based on faculty review and recommendations, the Office of Recruitment and Admissions monitors and coordinates the awarding of credit by examinations taken through outside agencies and the implementation of uniform College policy on credit-by-examination.

Advanced Placement Examinations

As of Fall 2018, the College will grant course credit for advanced placement courses offered in secondary school when students score 3 or higher on the advanced placement test. A maximum of 30 credits will be awarded on the basis of special examinations taken prior to admission. These include approved high school advanced placement examinations, Regents Examinations, Educational Testing Service examinations, Departmental Challenge examinations, New York State College Proficiency examinations, and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Further information is available from the Office of the Registrar and at http://www.csi.cuny.edu/transferguide/.

EXAM

CSI COURSE

 CREDITS

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT AREA*

Art-General

ART 100

 3

 CE

Art-History

ART 103/104

 3  -

Studio Drawing

ART 120

 2  -

Art Studio General

ART 275

 3  -

Biology

BIO 170/171

 4

 LP

Calculus AB

MTH 231

3

 MQ

Calculus BC

MTH 232

3 (If MTH 231 awarded)

6 (If MTH 231 not awarded)

 MQ

Chemistry (SCORE OF 3)

CHM 100/101

4  -

Chemistry (SCORE OF 4 or 5)

CHM 141/121 & CHM 142/127

8

 LP & SW

Computer Science A (Score of 3)

CSC 199

3  -

Computer Science A (Score of 4 or 5)

CSC 126

4

 SW

Computer Science Principles

CSC 119

3

 SW

Computer Science AB

CSC 199

4  -

Economics Macro

ECO 101

4

 IS

Economics Micro

ECO 199

4  -

English Language Comp

ENG 111

3

EC

English Literature Comp

ENG 151

4

EC

Environmental Science

GEO 105

4  -

History American (SCORE of 3)

HST 199

3

US

History American (SCORE OF 4 or 5)

HST 245

4  -

History European (SCORE OF 3)

HST 199

3  -

History European (SCORE OF 4 or 5)

HST 202

4  -

History World (SCORE OF 3)

HST 199

3  -

History (World (SCORE OF 4 and 5)

HST 100

4

IS

Human Geography

GEG 100

3

WG

Government & Politics US

POL 100

3

US

Government & Politics Comparative

POL 103

3

WG

Music Theory

MUS 120

2  -

Physics B

PHY 116 & PHY 156

8

LP & SW

Physics B Mech

PHY 116 & PHY 156

4

LP & SW

Physics B E and M

PHY 156

4

SW

Physics C

PHY 120/121 & PHY 160/161

8

LP & SW

Physics C Mech

PHY 120/121 & PHY 160/161

4

LP & SW

Physics C E and M

PHY 160/161

4

SW

Physics 1

PHY 116

4

LP

Physics 2

PHY 156

4

SW

Psychology

PSY 100

3

IS

Chinese, French, Italian or Spanish (SCORE OF 3)

CHN114, FRN 114, ITL 114 OR SPN 114

4  -

Chinese, French, Italian or Spanish

(SCORE of 4)

CHN 213, FRN 213, ITL 213, OR SPN 213

4  -

Chinese, French, Italian or Spanish (SCORE OF 5)

CHN 213, FRN 213, ITL 213, OR SPN 213

4  -

Spanish Literature

SPN 340

4  -

Research

Elective

3  -

Seminar

Elective 3  -

College Level Examination Programs (CLEP)

The College will grant matriculated students who earn the minimum score on the approved CLEP exams as determined by the College, will be awarded a maximum of 30 credits toward their degree based on articulation included in the table below.  For CLEP introductory subject exams with separate essay test, the College requires that students take both the multiple-choice objective test and the separate essay test. Award of credit is based on performance on both parts of the subject exam. In order to receive credit, students must pass the subject examinations with a scaled score in at least the 50th percentile and minimally equivalent to a passing grade of C.

Department CLEP Exam CSI Course  Equivalent Minimum Score Credits General Education Requirement Area*
History History of the United States I HST 244 50 4 CO
History History of the United States II HST 245 50 4 CO
Management Principles of Management MGT 110 50 3  - 
Marketing Principles of Marketing MKT 111 50 3  -
Political Science & Global Affairs American Government POL 100 50 3 US
Psychology Introduction to Psychology PSY 100 50 3 IS
Psychology Human Growth & Development PSY 242 50 4 CO
Engineering & Environmental Sciences Natural Sciences SCI 106 50 4  -
Sociology/Anthropology Introductory Sociology SOC 100 50 3 IS

How to Submit CLEP Scores

To have your test scores sent directly to CSI, enter the CSI College code number, 2778, when prompted for your "Score Report Recipient" at the time of your examination. 

If necessary, you may arrange to have your scores sent directly to the College at the following address: 
  College of Staten Island
  Office of the Registrar - Transfer Evaluation Unit
  2800 Victory Boulevard, Bldg. 2A, Room 110
  Staten Island, NY 10314

CLEP exams are administered at CSI two times each month: the second Saturday (beginning at 9 a.m.) and the last Wednesday (beginning at 5:30 p.m.).  Applications and information about CLEP examinations are available from the CSI College Testing Office (718.982.2380) and at http://www.collegeboard.org/.

International Baccalaureate

The college will award 30 credits to students who have completed an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma with a score of 30 or higher. Specific course credit will be awarded for exams with scores of 5 or higher, general credit will be awarded up to 30 credits after individual exams with 5 have been accounted for. Students who receive a score of 29 or less can be awarded credit for higher-level IB exams with scores of 5 or better. The credits awarded apply toward the overall number of credits required for graduation.

*Approved exams award credit for a specific course or a General Education requirement. If an exam meets a General Education requirement, please refer to the legend below.

CE Creative Expression
CO College Option
EC English Composition
IS Individual & Society
LP Life & Physical Sciences
MQ Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning
SW Scientific World
US US Experience in its Diversity
WG World Cultures & Global Issues