Applicants come to Creighton with high quality academic backgrounds and experiences. Many arrive with possible college credit to be applied to their Creighton degree through one of the following methods:
CEEB Advanced Placement
Further advanced placement credit may be awarded for successful completion of the CEEB Advanced Placement Examination in Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Science, History, Physics, Political Science, and Psychology. However, such awards are not automatic and may involve further departmental testing or evaluation. Credit may or may not be eligible for fulfilling the Core Curriculum requirements. Students who have completed one or more CEEB Examinations and have had the scores sent to Creighton should receive an awarded credit evaluation a few weeks after Creighton receives the score report. If the outcome of these examinations determines the course(s) for which the students are currently registering, they should contact their dean’s office for further information.
Applicants may have earned college credit through Creighton or another regionally-accredited college or university while enrolled in high school. Credit earned in this way through Creighton will already be on the student’s Creighton transcript and considered institutional credit. Dual credit earned through another institution will be reviewed and evaluated by the College after formal acceptance to Creighton. As with other transfer credit, grades of “C-“ or better are required and will not count toward the student’s grade point average (GPA).
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Students accepted into a degree program may earn college credit through successful completion of CLEP Subject Examinations. CLEP examinations are administered at testing centers (Creighton University is NOT a testing center) on a regular schedule. Details concerning the award of credit for CLEP examinations are available in the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.
Creighton University acknowledges the quality of the IB Diploma Program and welcomes applications for admission from students who have excelled in IB courses. Scores of 5 and higher on the higher level examinations will result in the granting of college credit equivalent to lower-division courses at Creighton University (no standard level tests are accepted). Depending upon grades, Diploma recipients may receive up to 30 hours of college course credit. A score of 4 may allow the student consideration for advanced placement in a given subject, but will not necessarily warrant the granting of college credit. This can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Request to Decline Credit
An undergraduate student may not repeat a course for which a final grade of “C” or better (including “P” and “SA”) has been earned. This includes credit awarded through AP Exams, International Baccalaureate, and transfer credit. However, University Undergraduate Policy allows a student to decline credit previously awarded by Creighton for Advanced Placement Examinations, International Baccalaureate, and transfer credit. This credit must have been earned prior to attending Creighton. Students may repeat courses for which credit has been declined. Under no circumstance may credit earned at Creighton be declined. Dual credit courses offered by Creighton cannot be declined but may be repeated regardless of the original grade received. Only the repeated grade will be included in the grade point average. However, both grades will remain permanently on the student record.