Admissions with Advanced Standing

SUNY Adirondack recognizes the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) exams and awards credit for successful completion of AP exams in the same manner transfer credits are awarded. Successful completion of AP exams is indicated by grades of 3, 4 or 5. Credits awarded from AP exams must meet degree requirements in an appropriate academic area. They can also be used for elective credit. A maximum of 34 credits may be awarded. These credits will not automatically transfer to another college.

AP exam Score required SUNY Adirondack equivalency Credits earned
Art History 3 ARH 111, ARH 112 6
Biology 3 BIO 111, BIO 112 8
Calculus AB, Calculus AB Subscore 3 MAT 121, MAT 131 7
Calculus BC 3 MAT 131, MAT 132 8
Chemistry 3 CHM 111, CHM 112 8
Chinese Language and Culture 3 CHN 117, CHN 206 6
Computer Science A 3 CIS 143  3
Computer Science Principles 3 CIS 1XX 3
English Language and Composition 3 ENG 101 3
English Literature and Composition 4 ENG 101 3
BOTH English Lang/ Lit and Composition

 

Combined score of 7, Minimum score of 3 ENG 101, ENG 1XX (liberal arts and sciences elective) 6
Environmental Science 4 SCIXXX, non-lab, non LAMS core 3
European History 3 HIS 101, HIS 102 6
French Language and Culture 3 FRN 201, FRN 202 6
German Language and Culture 3 GRM 101
and GRM  XXX
6
Government
and Politics: Comparative
3 PSC XXX 3
Government and Politics: United States 3 PSC 103 3
Human Geography 3 GEG 110 3
Italian Language
and Culture
3 HUM XXX 6
Japanese Language and Culture 3 HUM XXX 6
Latin 3 LAT 101, LAT 102 6
Macroeconomics 3 ECO 201 3
Microeconomics 3 ECO 202 3
Music Theory 3 MUS 103 3
Physics 1 3 PHY 111 4
Physics 2     3 PHY 112 4
Physics B 3 PHY 111, PHY 112 8
Physics C:  Electricity and Magnetism 3 EGR 106 4
Physics C : Mechanics 3 EGR 105 4
Psychology 3 PSY 101 3
Spanish Language 3 SPA 201, SPA 202 6
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 SPA 213 3
Statistics 3 MAT 127 4
Studio Art — 2D Design 3 ART 102 3
Studio Art – 3D Design 3 ART 121 3
Studio Art Drawing 3 ART 106 3
United States History 3 HIS 103, HIS 104 6
World History 3 HIS XXX and HIS 106 6

 

SUNY Adirondack recognizes credit earned through testing by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). SUNY Adirondack awards credit for successful completion of CLEP tests in the same manner transfer credits are awarded. No grade is assigned to these credits recognized to be the equivalent of a “C” level score or higher. Credit can be granted for these exams, except where noted, but it is always recommended you speak to an advisor before registering to take a CLEP test. These credits will not automatically transfer to another college.

CLEP Examination Score required SUNY Adirondack equivalency Credits earned
American Government 50 PSC 103 3
American Literature 50 ENG 205, ENG 206 6
Analyzing  and Interpreting of Literature 50 ENG 108 3
Biology 50 BIO XXX (non-lab) 3
Business Law, Introductory 50 BUS 201 3
Calculus 50 MAT 131 4
Chemistry 50 CHM 1XX (non-lab) 3
College Algebra 50 MAT 108 3
College Composition (w/wo Modular) 50 ENG 101 3
College Mathematics 50 MAT 109 3
Education Psychology,  Introduction to 50 PSY XXX 3
English Literature 50 ENG 203, ENG 204 6
Financial Accounting 50 BUS 146 4
French Language 50-58
59+
FRN 101, FRN 102
FRN 101-102, FRN 201-202
6
12
German Language 50-59 
60+
GRM 101, GRM 102
GRM 101-102; GRM XXX
6
12
History of the US I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 HIS 103 3
History of the US II: 1865 to the Present 50 HIS 104 3
Human Growth
and Development
50 PSY 222 3
Humanities 50 HUM 180 3
Info. Systems
& Computer Applications
50 CIS 111 3
Macroeconomics, Principles of 50 ECO 201 3
Management, Principles of 50 BUS 102 3
Marketing, Principles of 50 BUS 103 3
Microeconomics, Principles of 50 ECO 202 3
Natural Sciences 50 SCI XXX (non-lab) 3
Precalculus 50 MAT 121  3
Psychology, Introductory  50 PSY 101 3
Social Sciences
and History
50 LBA XXX 3
Sociology, Introductory  50 SOC 101 3
Spanish Language 50-62
63+
SPA 101, SPA 102
SPA 101-102, SPA 201-202
6
12
Western Civilization I: Ancient near East to 1648 50 HIS 100 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 HIS 101, HIS 102 6

 

 

SUNY Adirondack will award credit for certain courses under the Cambridge International Advanced (A) Level program. A maximum of 34 credits may be awarded. These credits will not automatically transfer to another college.

 





A Level examination

Score required

SUNY Adirondack equivalent

Credits earned

Accounting

C or 5

BUS 146

4

Art & Design

C or 5

ART 102

3

Biology 

C or 5

BIO 111

4

Business

C or 5

BUS 102

3

Chemistry

C or 5

CHM 111

4

Computer Science (9608)

C or 5

CIS 111

3

Computer Science (9618)

C or 5

CIS 111

3

Digital Media & Design

C or 5

ART 104

3

Drama

C or 5

THR 102

3

Economics

C or 5

ECO 201

3

English Language

C or 5

ENG 101

3

English Literature

C or 5

ENG 108

3

French

C or 5

FRN 102

3

Geography

C or 5

GEG 110

3

German

C or 5

GRM 102

3

Information Technology

C or 5

CIS 131

CIS 133

CIS 135

3

4

3

Mathematics 7357

C or 5

MAT 131 and MAT 132

8

Music

C or 5

MUS 124

3

Physical Education

C or 5

PED 105

3

Spanish

C or 5

SPA 102

3

Travel & Tourism

C or 5

HOS 181

3

SUNY Adirondack will award credit for certain courses under the Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level program. A maximum of 34 credits may be awarded. These credits will not automatically transfer to another college.

AS Level examination Score required SUNY Adirondack equivalency Credits earned
Biology  C or 5 BIO 103 4
Chemistry C or 5 CHM 103 4
Mathematics 7356 C or 5 MAT 121 and MAT 125 6

The College recognizes many DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) subject standardized exams and awards credit for successful completion as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). The following DSST exams may be used to earn course credit. While credit can be granted for these exams, it is always recommended to speak to an advisor before registering to take a DSST test.  These credits will not automatically transfer to another college.

 





DSST Examination

Score required

SUNY Adirondack equivalency

Credits earned

Art of the Western World

400

ARH 112

3

Business Mathematics

400

MAT 110

3

Computing and Information Technology

400

CIS 111

3

Fundamentals of College Algebra

400

MAT 108

3

Health and Human Development

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3

Human Resource Management

400

BUS 261

3

Introduction to Business

400

ECO 101

3

Introduction to World Religions

400

ENG 245

3

Math for Liberal Arts

400

MAT 109

Money and Banking

400

ECO 201

3

Organizational Behavior

400

BUS 262

3

Personal Finance

400

ECO 101

3

Principles of Advanced English Composition

400

ENG 102

3

Principles of Public Speaking

400

SPH 111

3

Principles of Statistics

400

MAT 127

3

Principles of Supervision

400

BUS 102

3

Technical Writing

400

ENG 110 (+ essay for ADK review)

3

SUNY Adirondack accepts some credits for successful completion of Excelsior College External Degree Examinations in the same manner transfer credits are awarded. The following UEXCEL exams may be used to earn course credit. While credit can be granted for these exams, it is always recommended you speak to an advisor before registering to take a UEXCEL test. These credits will not automatically transfer to another college.

UEXCEL Examination

Score required

SUNY Adirondack equivalency

Credits earned

Business Law

C

BUS 201

3

Calculus

C

MAT 131

4

College Writing

C

ENG 101

3

Contemporary Mathematics

C

MAT 109

3

English Composition

C

ENG 102

3

Financial Accounting

C

BUS 146

4

Human Resource Management

C

BUS 261

3

Introduction to Macroeconomics

C

ECO 201

3

Introduction to Microeconomics

C

ECO 202

3

Managerial Accounting

C

BUS 147

4

Operations Management

C

BUS 212

3

Organizational Behavior

C

BUS 262

3

Precalculus Algebra

C

MAT 121

3

Principles of Management

C

BUS 102

3

Principles of Marketing

C

BUS 103

3

Statistics

C

MAT 127

4

 

SUNY Adirondack will award credit for certain industry certifications, licensures or BOCES program completions. A maximum of 34 credits may be awarded. These credits will not automatically transfer to another college.  
NOTES:
1.    Certification must be valid and from the stated exam. Student with expired or older certification may be eligible for credit by exam.
2.    Original copies will be submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Registrar will make a copy and return original to the student.
3.    The college reserves the right to withdraw the transfer credit if student demonstrated knowledge is not consistent with expected knowledge from the earned certification.
4.    Students with scores less than the stated minimum may be eligible for a credit by exam. Effective for 2020-2021 credit by exam fees are waived. 





Industry and/or BOCES certification

Requirement

SUNY Adirondack equivalency

Credits
earned

Accounting – Business Division

     

Intuit QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2017 or QuickBooks Online

Certification

BUS 156

3

Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB)

Certification

BUS 231

3

American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers Certified Bookkeeper (CB)

Certification 

BUS 231

3

Agribusiness – Business Division

     

Greenwich High School BUS 118 articulation agreement

>= 80 high school course grade

BUS 118

1

NYS BOCES Broome-Tioga Plant Science program completion

> =90 BOCES Program average, graduated within 3 years

AGR 102

AGR 112

6

NYS BOCES Broome – Tioga Plant Science program completion

> =80 and < 90 BOCES Program average, successful credit by exam completion

AGR 102

AGR 112

6

Salem Central High School Agriculture Science program completion
 
> =90 program average, graduated within 3 years AGR 101
AGR 102
5

Salem Central High School Agriculture Science program completion

> =80 and < 90 program average, successful CBE completion AGR 101
AGR 102
5

Allied Health – Health Sciences Division

     

Licensed Practical Nurse

License; successful completion of LPN Transition course

NUR 100

6

Cosmetology – Business Division

     

NYS BOCES Cosmetology Program Completion

Program completion and License

BUS 1XX

3

Criminal Justice – Social Science Division

     

NYS BOCES Criminal Justice 2 year Program Completion

> =90 BOCES Program average, graduated within 3 years

CRJ 101

3

International Foundation of Protection Officers (IFPO)

Certificate 

CRJ 1XX

3

NYS Corrections and Community Supervisor

Certificate/documentation

CRJ 1XX (1),

CRJ 178 (2),

PED 1XX (2)

5

Culinary Arts – Arts, Media & Culture Division

     

ProStart COA (Certificate of Completion)

Certificate, >=80 HS average and

successful credit by exam completion

CUL 127

4

ProStart COA (Certificate of Completion) Certificate, >=90 HS average CUL 127 4

NYS BOCES Culinary Arts program completion and National Occupational Competency Test Institute (NOCTI) Culinary Arts Level II Cook

75 or higher score, with Certification

CUL 127

4

NYS BOCES Culinary Arts program completion

>=80 and <90 HS average and successful credit by exam completion 

CUL 127

4

NYS BOCES Culinary Arts program completion

>=90 Program average, graduated within 3 years

CUL 127

4

ServSafe Food Manager

Certification

CUL 125

1

ServSafe Food Handler

Certification achieved while enrolled in CTE program

CUL 125

1

Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS)

Certification

CUL 143

2

Early Childhood/Childhood – Social Science

     

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

Certification

ECS 1XX

3

Electrical Technology — TECS

     

NYS BOCES Architecture, Engineering & 3D Design Program Completion

>= 90 BOCES Program Average, graduated within 3 years

TEC 107

3

NYS BOCES Electrical Wiring Technology Program Completion

>= 90 BOCES Program Average, graduated within 3 years

TEC 101, TEC 103

6

NYS BOCES Mechatronics Program Completion

>= 90 BOCES Program Average, graduated within 3 years

TEC 101, TEC 103

6

Foreign Language — Arts, Media & Culture Division

     
ACTFL Testing ACTFL score indicating level of proficiency and completion of credit by exam (oral proficiency) 3 credits of foreign language (discipline specific) 3

FLATS Testing

FLATS score indicating level of proficiency and completion of credit by exam (oral proficiency)

3 credits of foreign language (discipline specific)

3

Health and Wellness – Science Division

     

First Aid

CPR/AED for Adult and Infant

2 Certifications

HED 104

2

First Aid 

CPR/AED for Adult and Infant

Community Water safety

ARC Swimming Levels 5-7

4 Certifications

PED 107

2

First Aid

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer

ARC Advance Lifeguard

Lifeguard for Waterfront

4 Certifications

PED 108

2

Hospitality – Business Division

     

HootSuite 

Certification and successful credit by exam completion

BUS 203

3

Information Technology — TECS Division

     

A+ Certification:  220-901

Certificate and successful completion of credit by exam

CIS 120

3

A+ Certification:  220-902

Certificate and successful completion of credit by exam

CIS 123

3

Information Technology – TECS Division

     

CompTIA Network+

Certification

CIS 131

3

CompTIA Security+

Certification

CIS 136

3

Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) – Expires Feb 2023

Certification

CIS 133

4

Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA R & S))

Certification

CIS 133, CIS 134

8

Cisco Certified Network Professional Enterprise

Certification and successful completion of credit by exam

CIS 233

4

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Certification

CIS 130, CIS 245

4

Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 or higher

Certification

CIS elective credit 

3

NYS BOCES or High School Cisco Networking Academy – CCNA 1  

(typically part of year 1 program, possibly titled Cisco 1,  CISCO Networking – Introduction)

NetAcad certificate of completion, >=80 course grade and successful credit by exam completion

CIS 133

4

NYS BOCES or High School Cisco Networking Academy–  CCNA 2   

( typically part of year 1 program, possibly titled Cisco 2, CISCO Networking – Intermediate )

NetAcad certificate of completion, >=80 course grade and

successful credit by exam completion

CIS 134

4

NYS BOCES or High School Cisco Networking Academy - CCNA 3  

(typically part of year 2 program, possibly titled Cisco 3, CISCO Networking – Advanced)

NetAcad certificate of completion, >=80 course grade and

Successful credit by exam completion

CIS 139

4

Journeyworker – Business Division

     

Federal or State DOL approved Advanced Manufacturing or Building Construction Journeyworker, 4 years minimum; programs less than 4 years will have credits prorated

DOL certification

ELE XXX

30

Mechatronics – Technology Division

     

NYS BOCES Architecture, Engineering & 3D Design Program Completion

>= 90 BOCES Program Average, graduated within 3 years

TEC 107

3

NYS BOCES Electrical Wiring Technology Program Completion

>= 90 BOCES Program Average, graduated within 3 years

TEC 101, TEC 103

6

NYS BOCES Mechatronics Program Completion

>= 90 BOCES Program Average, graduated within 3 years

TEC 101, TEC 103

6

Outdoor Education – Science Division

     

Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) Level II

Certification PED 152 1

Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) Practitioner

Certification PED 152, PED 162, AVS 231 5

American Canoe Association (ACA)

Swift water Rescue

Certification

PED 139, PED 149

AVS 222

5

American Canoe Association (ACA)Flatwater Instructor

Certification AVS 102 2

American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) Level I

Certification

PED 144

PED 154

2

American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructor

Certification

PED 165, PED 166

AVS 265

5

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)    
      

Wilderness First Responder Certification HED 108 3

North Carolina Outward Bound School – NNGL 181 – Blue Ridge Mountains to Ten Thousand Islands Leadership Semester  

Successful Course Completion AVS 102, AVS 227, PED 165, PED 166 7

Professional Climbing Instructor Association (PCIA) Single Pitch Instructor

Certification

PED 165, PED 166
AVS 265

5

Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Level I

Certification PED 124
​PED 174
2

Media Arts – Arts, Media & Culture Division

     

Graphic design & illustration using Adobe Illustrator

Certification Score 875 or higher

ART 222

3

Graphic design & illustration using Adobe Illustrator and Visual design using Photoshop

Certification Scores  875 or higher

ART 252

3

Graphic design & illustration using Adobe Illustrator and Print & digital media publication using Adobe InDesign

Certification Scores 875 or higher

ART 253

3

Radiologic Technology – Health Sciences 

     

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification

Certification

ELE XXX

29

SUNY Adirondack will award credit for IB Diploma courses on either the Standard Level (SL) or High Level (HL). Certificate students taking the following exams will also receive credit. Minimum scores vary. Please request an official transcript be sent to the Office of the Registrar at the College. A maximum of 34 credits may be awarded. IB certificate students taking the following exams will also receive credit.  These credits will not automatically transfer to another college.

IB Examination

Score required SUNY Adirondack equivalency Credits earned

Athropology, Social & Cultural  

4 or better ANT 101 & ANT XXX 3, 3

Biology

4 or better BIO 111 & BIO 112 4, 4

Business and Management

4 or better BUS 101 & BUS 103 3, 3

Business Management 

4 or better BUS 101 & BUS 103 3, 3

Chemistry 

4 or better CHM 111 & CHM 112 4, 4

Computer Science

4 or better CIS 143 & CIS XXX 3, 3

Dance, SL

4 or better PED XXX & ELE XXX 2, 4

Design Technology 

4 or better ELE XXX 3, 3

Economics 

4 or better ECO 201 & ECO 202 3, 3

English A (Language and Literature)

4 or better ENG 101 & ENG 102 3, 3

English A (Literature)

4 or better ENG 101 & ENG 108 3, 3

Environmental Systems and Societies

4 or better CHM 105 & CHM XXX 4, 4

Film 

4 or better ENG 252 & LBA XXX 3, 3

French B

4 or better FRN 101 & FRN 102 4, 4

Geography 

4 or better GEG 110 & GEG XXX 3, 3

German B 

4 or better GRM 101 & GRM 102 3, 3

Global Politics

4 or better (2) PSC XXX 3, 3

History, 20th Century World History

4 or better (2) HIS Electives 3, 3

History of Africa 

4 or better (2) HIS Electives 3, 3

History of Asia/Oceania 

4 or better (2) HIS Electives 3, 3

History of Europe and the Islamic World

4 or better HIS 100 & HIS 101 3, 3

History of the Americas 

4 or better (2) HIS Electives 3, 3

Information Tech
in Global Society

4 or better CIS 111 & CIS XXX 3, 3

Islamic History 

4 or better (2) HIS Electives 3, 3

Italian B 

4 or better (2) Foreign Lang Electives 3, 3

Japanese B 

4 or better (2) Foreign Lang Electives 3, 3

Literature and Performance

4 or better ENG 101 & ENG 106 3, 3

Mathematics
(HL only)

5 or better MAT 121 & MAT 125 3, 3

Math, Further Mathematics (HL only)

5 or better MAT 121 & MAT 125 3, 3

Music 

4 or better MUS 101 & MUS XXX 3, 3

Philosophy 

4 or better PHI 201 & PHI XXX 3, 3

Physics 

4 or better PHY 111 & PHY 112 4, 4

Psychology 

4 or better PSY 101 & PSY XXX 3, 3

Sports, Exercise and Health Science 

4 or better SCI XXX, Health/Wellness 3, 2

Spanish B 

4 or better SPA 101 & SPA 102 3, 3

Theatre Arts, SL
Theatre Arts, HL

4 or better
4 or better
THR 101 & THR 102
THR 101 & THR 102
3, 2
3, 3

Visual Arts 

4 or better ART 101 & ART XXX 3, 3
World Religions 4 or better PHI 204 & PHI XXX 3, 3