Learning Equivalencies

Purdue University Northwest accepts credit by exam for Advanced Placement, CLEP, DANTES, ECE and International Baccalaureate exams.  Use the following tables to determine your equivalencies.

Art History3,4,5A&D 255003
Biology*3SCI 103003
Biology*4, 5BIOL 10100, 102008
Calculus AB*3MA 16019
MA 16031
MA 22300
Calculus AB4, 5MA 163005
Calculus BC*3MA 16019 & MA 16021


MA 22300 & MA 22400
Calculus BC4,5MA 16300 & MA 1640010
Calculus BC-AB sub score*3MA 16019


MA 16031


MA 22300
Calculus BC-AB sub score*4,5MA 163005
Chemistry3CHM 111003
Chemistry4,5CHM 11500 & CHM116008
Chinese Language and Culture3CHNS 101003
Chinese Language and Culture4,5CHNS 10100, 102006
Comparative Government and Politics*3POL 1XXXX3
Comparative Government and Politics4,5POL 141003
Computer Science A*3,4,5
ITS 24000
English Language and Composition3ENGL 10100 OR

ENGL 10400ENGL 10100 &

ENGL 10200

ENGL 10400
English Language and Composition4,5ENGL 105006
English Literature and Composition*3ENGL 1XXXX (UND)3
English Language and Composition4,5ENGLS 231003
Environmental Science*3,4,5EAS 113003
European History*3HIST 1XXXX3
European History*4,5HIST 104003
French Language3FR 10100, 102006
French Language4FR 10100, 10200, 201009
French Language5FR 10100, 10200, 20100, 2020012
German Language3GER 10100, 102006
German Language4GER 10100, 10200, 201009
German Language5GER 10100, 10200, 20100, 2020012
Human Geography*3,4,5EAS 1XXXX3
Italian Language and Culture*
Italian Language and Culture*
Italian Language and Culture*
Japanese Language and Culture
3JPNS 10100, JPNS 102006
Japanese Language and Culture
4JPNS 10100, JPNS 10200, JPNS 201009
Japanese Language and Culture
5JPNS 10100, JPNS 10200, JPNS 20100, JPNS 2020012
Latin Vergil*3, 4, 5LATN 1XXXX3
Macroeconomics3,4,5ECON 101003
Microeconomics3,4,5ECON 101003
Music Theory*3,4,5MUS 1XXXX3
Physics 13PHYS 1XXXX3
Physics 14,5PHYS 220004
Physics 23PHYS 1XXXX3
Physics 24,5PHYS221004
Physics B3PHYS 1XXXX3
Physics B4,5PHYS 22000 &

PHYS 22100
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism*3PHYS 1XXXX3
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism*4,5PHYS 251005
Physics C: Mechanics3PHYS 1XXXX4
Physics C: Mechanics4,5PHYS 152004
Psychology3,4,5PSY 120003
Spanish Language
3SPAN 10100, 102006
Spanish Language
4SPAN 10100, 10200, 201009
Spanish Language
5SPAN 10100, 10200, 20100, 2020012
Spanish Literature*3,4,5SPAN 1XXXX3
Statistics**3STAT 113003
Statistics**4,5STAT 301003
Studio Art Drawing3,4,5A&D 113003
Studio Art: 2-D3,4,5A&D 105003
Studio Art 3-D3,4,5A&D 106003
U.S. Government and Politics3,4,5POL 101003
U.S. History3,4,5HIST 15100, 152006
World History3,4,5HIST 105003
American GovernmentPOL 1010050+3
American LiteratureENGL 35000 and ENGL 3510050+6
Analyzing and Interpreting LiteratureENGL 2310050+3
Biology, GeneralBIOL 11000 & BIOL 1110048+8
College AlgebraMA 15200


MA 15300

CalculusMA 1591050+3
CalculusMA 1601955+4
CalculusMA 1630060+5
Chemistry, GeneralCHM 1110055+3
Chemistry, GeneralCHM 1150055+4
Chemistry, GeneralCHM 11500


CHM 11500 &

CHM 11600




College Composition With EssayENGL 10100 OR ENGL 1040049+3
English LiteratureENGL 1XXXX (UND)50+3
Financial AccountingACC 2000050+3
History of the United States IHIST 1510050+3
History of the United States IIHIST 1520050+3
Human Growth and DevelopmentHDFS 2100045+3
Introductory PsychologyPSY 1200047+3
Introductory SociologySOC 1000045+3
Pre-calculusMA 1590050+3
Principles of ManagementOBHR 2210050+3
College CompositionENGL 1040049+3
Western Civilization IHIST 1030050+3
Western Civilization IIHIST 1040050+3
Educational PsychologyEDPS 2200045+3
French LanguageFR 1010050+3
German LanguageGER 1010050+3
Spanish LanguageSPAN 1010050+3
Spanish with WritingSPAN 2010050+3
Principles of MacroeconomicsECON 2520050+3
Principles of MicroeconomicsECON 2510050+3
Principles of MarketingMKG 2240050+3
Information systems and Computer ApplicationsCIS 2040050+3
Business LawBUSM 3540050+3
Abnormal PsychologyPSY 35000C3
Business LawBUSM 35400C+3
CalculusMA 16019

MA 16031

MA 15910

MA 16300





College WritingENGL 10100


10400(can only get credit for this exam if they do not also take English Composition below)
English CompositionENGL 10100


 ENGL 1XXXX* (UND) (cannot get credit for ENGL 10200 or ENGL 10500
Financial AccountingACC 20000C+3
Foundations of GerontologySOC 43000C3
Interpersonal CommunicationCOM 21400C+3
Introduction to MacroeconomicsECON 25200C+3
Introduction to MicroeconomicsECON 25100C+3
Introduction to MusicMUS 25000C3
Introduction to PsychologyPSY 12000C3
Introduction to SociologySOC 10000C+3
Labor RelationsOBHR 43000C+3
Life Span Developmental PsychologyPSY 36000C3
Managerial AccountingACC 20100C+3
Operations ManagementBUSM 36000C+3
Organizational BehaviorOBHR 33000C+3
Physics ExamPHYS 22000 &

PHYS 22100

Pre-Calculus AlgebraMA 15300C+3
Principles of MarketingMKG 22400C+3
Psychology of Adulthood & AgingPSY 36700C3
Research Methods in PsychologyPSY 20300C3
Science of NutritionFN 30300C+3
Social PsychologyPSY 24000C3
Spanish LanguageSPAN 101000C3
StatisticsSTAT 30100C+3
Weather and ClimateEAS 22000C+3
AstronomyASTR 26300 & ASTR 264004006
Business Ethics and SocietyBUSM 344004003
Business Law

Business Law II*

BISM 354004003
Civil War and ReconstructionHIST 465004503
Criminal JusticeSOC328004503
Environment & Humanity: The Race to Save the PlanetEAS 11300


SCI 10400
Ethics in AmericaPHIL 111004003
Foundations of EducationEDFA 1XXXX4003
Fundamentals of College AlgebraMA 15200


MA 15300
Fundamentals of CybersecurityITS 250004003
General AnthropologyANTH 100004003
Here’s to your HealthHST 313004003
Human Resource ManagementOBHR 431004003
Human/Cultural GeographySCI 104004003
Introduction to BusinessBUSM 101004003
Lifespan Developmental PsychologyPSY 360004003
Management Information SystemsISM 211004003
Organizational BehaviorOBHR 330004003
Physical GeologyEAS 110004003
Principles of FinanceFIN 310004003
Principles of Financial AccountingACC 200004003
Principles of Physical ScienceSCI 11200 & SCI 113004006
Principles of Public SpeakingCOM 114004003
Principles of StatisticsSTAT 1XXXX

STAT 30100





Principles of SupervisionOBHR 221004003
Substance AbusePSY 428004003
International Baccalaureate (IB) CourseRequired ScoreStandard Level exam (SL)Higher Level exam (HL)
Arabic5-7NoneFLL 1XXXX (3), 1XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3)
Biology5-7BIOL 10100 (4)BIOL 10100 (4) and BIOL 10200 (4)
Business Management5-7BUSM 1XXXX (3)BUSM 1XXXX (3) and BUSM 1XXXX (3)
Chemistry5-7CHM 11100 (3) and CHM 11200 (3)CHM 11500 (4) and CHM 11600 (4)
Chinese5-7NoneFLL 1XXXX (3), 1XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3)
Computer Science5-7NoneNone
Design Technology5-7NoneNone
Economics5-7NoneECON 1XXXX (3) and ECON 21000 (3)
English5-7ENGL 23100 (3)ENGL 23100 (3)
Environmental Systems and Societies5-7EAS 11300 (3)None
French5-7NoneFR 10100 (3), 10200 (3), 20100 (3), 20200 (3)
Further Mathematics5-7NoneMATH 16300 (5) and MA 16400 (5)
Geography5-7NoneEAS 12000 (3)
German5-7NoneGER 10100 (3), 10200 (3), 20100 (3), 20200 (3)
Global Politics5-7NonePOL 1XXXX (3), and POL 14100 (3)
Greek5-7NoneFLL 1XXXX (3), 1XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3)
Hebrew5-7NoneFLL 1XXXX (3), 1XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3)
History5-7HIST 1XXXX (3)HIST 1XXXX (3) and HIST 10500 (3)
Info Tech in a Global Society5-7NoneNone
Italian5-7NoneFLL 1XXXX (3), 1XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3)
Japanese5-7NoneJPNS 10100 (3), 10200 (3), 20100 (3), 20200 (3)
LatinNoneFLL 1XXXX (3), 1XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3)
Literature and Performance5-7ENGL 1XXXX (3)None
Mathematical Studies5-7NoneNone
Mathematics5-7NoneMA 16300 (5) and MA 16400 (5)
Philosophy5-7PHIL 1XXXX (3)PHIL 1XXXX (3) and PHIL 11000 (3)
Physics5-7PHYS 1XXXX (4)PHYS 15200 (4)
Portuguese5-7NoneFLL 1XXXX (3), 1XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3)
Psychology5-7NonePSY 1XXXX (3) and PSY 12000 (3)
Russian5-7NoneFLL 1XXXX (3), 1XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3), 2XXXX (3)
Social Anthropology5-7ANTH 10500 (3)ANTH 10500 (3) and ANTH 1XXXX (3)
Spanish5-7NoneSPAN 10100 (3), 10200 (3), 20100 (3), 20200 (3)
Sports Exercise and Health Science5-7HST 1XXXX (3)HST 1XXXX (6)
Theory of Knowledge5-7UND 1XXXX (6)None
Work Religions5-7REL 1XXXX (3)None

Prior Learning Policy

This policy applies to the following:

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
United States Department of Defense’s Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support Program (DANTES)
Excelsior College Examination

The policy below is in compliance with SEA 331 requiring the adoption of a policy to award educational credit to prior-service personnel who complete College-level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, the Department of Defense’s Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support Program (DANTES) exams, or Excelsior College Examinations that meet our educational institution’s role, scope, and mission.

Prior Learning Credit may be established by taking the subject matter examinations (CLEP/DANTES/Excelsior) and having an official score report sent with the qualifying exam and score to the Office of Admissions. Please note that not all exams offered through CLEP, DANTES or Excelsior College Examinations have equivalencies or are accepted at Purdue University Hammond. Required scores and equivalent credit are published in the University Catalog and on the website. Pursuant to the Indiana Code, all credit awarded based upon the Equivalent Credit matrix applies to the individual’s undergraduate degree requirements if the student enrolls and their prior learning credit is comparable and applicable.

Deans and department heads are responsible for maintaining quality and assuring that tests are articulated to courses by properly documenting and evaluating that it is appropriate for the level of degree awarded, and substantially equivalent on a regular basis. Each department head is responsible for determining the maximum number of credit hours that are able to be applied to the degree based upon residency requirements and pre-requisite course work required for the individual’s desired degree program.

In addition to examinations, Purdue University Hammond accepts credit from regionally accredited institutions for college level classes in which the student has received a grade of C- or better. Transfer courses are evaluated by an Academic Advisor on an individual basis by program of study to determine how credits will apply towards the plan of study and graduation requirements. Purdue University Hammond accepts a maximum of 90 credits toward a baccalaureate degree from other regionally accredited colleges and universities.

Students and faculty are able to view established transfer course credits through our Online Transfer Equivalency System. This system compares Purdue University Hammond course credits with that of other colleges and universities. If a course(s) is not listed in the report, this does not necessarily mean that the course is not accepted, it simply means that this course may not have been articulated. Transfer credit is subject to departmental acceptance and distribution and equivalencies can be changed at any time. The distribution and applicability of equivalencies and UND credit toward degree requirements are determined by the academic department responsible for the individual’s desired major.

Military Education Statute Defined

IC 21-42-7

Chapter 7. Military Education

IC 21-42-7-1

“Military service”

Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, “military service” means service performed while an active member of any of the following:

(1) The armed forces of the United States.

(2) A reserve component of the armed forces of the United States.

(3) The National Guard.

As added by P.L.57-2012, SEC.1.

IC 21-42-7-2

Credit for military service courses

Sec. 2. Each state educational institution shall adopt a policy to award educational credit to an individual who:

(1) is enrolled in a state educational institution; and

(2) successfully completes courses that:

(A) are part of the individual’s military service;

(B) meet the standards of the American Council on Education, or the council’s successor organization, for awarding academic credit; and

(C) meet the state educational institution’s role, scope, and mission.

As added by P.L.57-2012, SEC.1.

IC 21-42-7-3


Sec. 3. The commission for higher education shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 that establish uniform guidelines for state educational institutions to follow when implementing the requirements under section 2 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.57-2012, SEC.1.

Any questions regarding acceptance of Advanced Placement, CLEP, ECE or DANTES credits, or for more information regarding these exams, please contact the Testing Services Center at 219-989-2504 or testingcenter@pnw.edu.