Academic Credit from College/University Sponsored Instruction
You should apply in advance of the date of the term you plan to begin your studies. This will enable you to receive a timely evaluation of your transfer credits, appropriate academic advisement and program planning.
An applicant who has attempted 12 or more semester hours at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution is considered a transfer applicant.
- You are required to complete your last thirty semester hours at University of Bridgeport and meet course requirements as described in each program to be eligible for a degree. A maximum of 66 credits may be awarded from two-year colleges and 90 credits from accredited four-year institutions.
- All courses taken at the previously institution must be 100 level or higher to transfer over.
- Your acceptance is contingent upon the receipt of all final official transcripts.
University of Bridgeport currently maintains articulation (transfer) agreements, which outline the courses students should take in order to complete an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree, with the following institutions:
- Gateway Community College
- Housatonic Community College
- Norwalk Community College
- Middlesex Community College
- Quinebaug Community College
- Capital Community College
Academic Credit from Non-University Sponsored Instruction
The following are four categories of assessment from which University of Bridgeport (UB) academic credit is awarded for prior learning earned in non-university sponsored instruction.
UB accepts up to thirty (30) credit hours from the credit recommendations of the College Board’s College Level Equivalent Proficiency (CLEP) exam program. Undergraduate students may earn up to 30 semester hours of credit (one year’s studies) by demonstrating subject area competence through standardized testing. CLEP credit may not be used to satisfy the minimum University 30-hour residency requirement. CLEP credit is not included in the student’s credit hours earned at University of Bridgeport and is not computed in the student’s quality point ratio at the University. CLEP credit is not considered in the total number of UB hours used to determine eligibility for graduation honors. Information on subject matter and testing procedure is available at the School of Continuing & Professional Studies or at the College Board.
UB accepts evaluations of non-university sponsored instruction as part of a student applicant’s transfer evaluation. UB accepts evaluations of non-university sponsored instruction from the following nationally recognized institutions:
- American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service: ACE CREDIT recommends academic credit for formal courses or examinations offered by various organizations, from businesses and unions to the government and military.
- ACE CREDIT includes evaluations on military credits, DSST exams, ALEKS Exams (McGraw-Hill) and many more non-university organizations.
- The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), the ACTFL Writing Proficiency (WPT), the ACTFL Reading Proficiency Test (RPT), the ACTFL Listening Proficiency Test (LTP) and the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Computer Test (OPIc) are recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE).
- National College Credit Recommendation Service (formerly National PONSI), under the auspices of the State University of New York, Board of Regents, evaluates training and education programs offered outside of the traditional college classroom setting and recommends them for college credit equivalencies. National CCRS coordinates teams of college faculty evaluators and subject matter experts to conduct extensive reviews of education and training programs offered by corporations, unions, religious organizations and proprietary schools.
Students applying for admission to the University should include these evaluations with their application and follow the same procedures as a transfer student. The equivalent credit will be assessed in conjunction with the academic program and other earned transfer credits. [See Transfer Student Requirements]
On rare occasions, UB provides course credit for successful completion of a final exam (ENGL 101) and for demonstrated oral language skills in a foreign language. These individualized exams are arranged through the relevant academic department.
Some students acquire mastery over course subject matter through prior work or training experience. UB values the university-level knowledge that student’s may have acquired outside the traditional university classroom.
In the CLWEP portfolio assessment, students demonstrate that what they already know is equivalent to what they would have learned in an equivalent college course. A student may have acquired this knowledge through past work, independent reading and study, training programs or in-service courses, volunteer service, cultural or artistic pursuits, hobbies and recreational pastimes, community or religious activities, organizational memberships, adult education, non-credit courses, study abroad, military training not evaluated for credit by ACE, or other experiences. A portfolio enables the student to identify and articulate this knowledge, and potentially earn credit for it.
Students learn the process of identifying areas of course-equivalent learning and portfolio development skills through the CLWEP guidelines and assessment plan that can be acquired through the School of Continuing & Professional Studies.
CLWEP credit may not be used to satisfy the minimum University 30-hour residency requirement. CLWEP credit is included in the student’s semester hours earned at the University and also in the total number of UB hours used to determine eligibility for graduation honors. However, such credit is not computed in the student’s quality point ratio at the University.
AP, IB & CLEP Credit
Advanced Placement (AP)
Credit may be granted for AP exam scores of 3 or better. Below is a list of University of Bridgeport course equivalencies and number of credits awarded by the University to incoming students.
|AP Exam with a score of 3 or better||University of Bridgeport Course Equivalent||Credits Awarded|
|Art History||ADSN 117 SURVEY OF ART HISTORY I||3|
|Biology||BIOL 101 GENERAL ORGANISM BIOLOGY||4|
|Calculus AB||MATH 110 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I||4|
|Calculus BC||MATH 110 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I||4|
|Chemistry||CHEM 103 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I||4|
|Chinese Language and Culture||CHIN 101 ELEMENTARY CHINESE I||3|
|Computer Science A||CPSCI 101 INTRO TO COMPUTING I||3|
|English Language and Composition (score of 4+)||ENGL 101 COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC||3|
|English Literature and Composition (score of 4+)||ENGL 102 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE||3|
|Environmental Science||BIOL 107 INTRO TO CONSV BIOL||3|
|European History||HIST ELECT||3|
|French Language and Culture||FREN 101 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I||3|
|German Language and Culture||ELECTIVE CREDITS||3|
|Government and Politics: Comparative||PSCI 103 INTRO POLITICAL SCIENCE||3|
|Government and Politics: United States||PSCI 101 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT||3|
|Human Geography||SOSC 207 WORLD REG GEOGRAPHY||3|
|Italian Language and Culture||ELECTIVE CREDITS||3|
|Japanese Language and Culture||JAPN 101 ELEMENTARY JAPANESE I||3|
|Macroeconomics||ECON 201 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I-MACRO||3|
|Microeconomics||ECON 202 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II-MICRO||3|
|Music Theory||MUSC 109 MUSIC THEORY I||3|
|Physics B||PHYS 111, 112 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS||8|
|Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism||PHYS 202 GENERAL PHYSICS II||4|
|Physics C: Mechanics||PHYS 201 GENERAL PHYSICS I||4|
|Psychology||PSYC 103 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|Spanish Language and Culture||SPAN 101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I||3|
|Statistics||MATH 203 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS||3|
|Studio Art: 2-D Design||ADSN 103 2D DESIGN||3|
|Studio Art: 3-D Design||ADSN 108 3-D DESIGN||3|
|Studio Art: Drawing||ADSN 105 DRAWING I||3|
|United States History||HIST 207 AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877||3|
|World History||HIST 101 WORLD CIVILIZATION I TO THE 17TH CENTURY||3|
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Students pursuing an IB Diploma at their high school may be granted college credit with an IB exam score of 4-7. Below is a list of University of Bridgeport course equivalencies and IB credit awarded by the University to incoming students.
|IB Exam||IB Score||University of Bridgeport Course Equivalent||Credits Awarded|
|Anthropology||4||SOC 231 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY||3|
|Biology||5||BIOL 101, SCI C101, OR SCI 102||TOTAL 8|
|Business & Management||4||BUAD 101 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS||3|
|Chemistry||4||CHEM 103 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I||4|
|Chemistry||5 - 6||CHEM 103 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II||4|
|Computer Science (SL)||4||CPSCI 101 INTRO TO COMPUTING I||3|
|Computer Science (HL)||4||CPSCI 101 INTRO TO COMPUTING I||3|
|Economics||4||ECON 201 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I-MACRO||3|
|Environmental Systems and Society||4||BIOL 107 INTRO TO CONSV BIOL||4|
|European History||4||HIST 101 WORLD CIVILIZATION I TO THE 17TH CENTURY||3|
|Film||5||CIHT 181 INTRO TO FILM||3|
|Film||5||CIHT 262 FILM HISTORY||3|
|French||4||FREN 101 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I||3|
|French||5 - 6||FREN 102 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II||3|
|French||7||FREN 103 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I||3|
|German||5 - 6||ELECTIVE CREDITS||3|
|History of the Americas||4||HIST 207 U.S. HISTORY TO 1877||3|
|Islamic History||4||WREL 209 INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM||3|
|LangA: Literature||4||ENGL 101 COMPOSITION & RHETORIC||3|
|LangA: Lang & Literature||4||ENGL 102 INTRO TO LITERATURE||3|
|Latin||5 - 7||ELECTIVE CREDITS||3|
|Mathematics - SL||4||MATH ELECTIVE||3|
|Mathematics - HL||5||MATH 103 INTRO TO COLLEGE ALGEBRA||3|
|Mathematics - HL||7||MATH 106 COLLEGE ALGEBRA||3|
|Music Theory||4||MUSC 109 MUSIC THEORY I||3|
|Music Theory||7||MUSC 110 MUSIC THEORY II||3|
|Philosophy||4||PHIL 101 GENERAL PHILOSOPHY||3|
|Physics||4||PHYS 201 GENERAL PHYSICS I||4|
|Physics||5||PHYS 202 GENERAL PHYSICS II||4|
|Psychology||4||PSYC 103 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|Social Anthropology||4||SOC 231 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY||3|
|Spanish||4||SPAN 101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I||3|
|Spanish||5 - 6||SPAN 102 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II||3|
|Spanish||7||SPAN 103 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I||3|
|Theater||5||THA 103 INTRO TO THEATRE ARTS||3|
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Credit may be granted for CLEP exams with passing percentile scores of 50 or better. Below is a list of University of Bridgeport course equivalencies and CLEP credit awarded by the University to incoming students.
|CLEP Exam||CLEP Score||University of Bridgeport Course Equivalent||Credits Awarded|
|American Government||50 or Better||PSCI 101 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT||3|
|American Literature||50 or Better||ENGL 207||3|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||50 or Better||ENGL ELECTIVE||3|
|Biology||50 or Better||BIOL 101 GENERAL ORGANISM BIOLOGY||4|
|Business||50 or Better||BUAD 101 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS||3|
|Calculus||50 or Better||MATH 110 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I||4|
|Chemistry||50 or Better||CHEM 103 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I||4|
|College Algebra||50 or Better||MATH 106 COLLEGE ALGEBRA||3|
|College Composition||50 or Better||ENGL 101 COMPOSITION & RHETORIC I||3|
|College Composition Modular||50 or Better||ENGL ELECTIVE||3|
|College Mathematics||50 or Better||MATH 106 COLLEGE ALGEBRA||3|
|Composition and Literature||50 or Better||ENGL 102 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE||3|
|English Literature||50 or Better||ENGL ELECTIVE||3|
|Financial Accounting||50 or Better||ACCT 101 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I||3|
|Foreign Languages||50 or Better||ELECTIVE CREDITS||3|
|French Language Level I||50 or Better||ELEMENTARY FRENCH I||3|
|French Language Level II||50 or Better||ELEMENTARY FRENCH II||3|
|German Language Level I||50 or Better||ELECTIVE CREDITS||3|
|German Language Level II||50 or Better||ELECTIVE CREDITS||3|
|History and Social Sciences||50 or Better||SOSC ELECTIVE||3|
|History of the United States I||50 or Better||HIST 207 U.S. HISTORY TO 1877||3|
|History of the United States II||50 or Better||HIST 208 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1877||3|
|Human Growth and Development||50 or Better||PSYC 205 LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|Humanities||50 or Better||HUM C 201 HUMANITIES||3|
|Information Systems||50 or Better||CAIS 191 COMPUTER CONCEPTS||3|
|Introduction to Educational Psychology||50 or Better||PSYC 314 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|Introductory Business Law||50 or Better||BLAW 251 BUSINESS LAW I||3|
|Introductory Psychology||50 or Better||PSYC 103 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|Introductory Sociology||50 or Better||SOC 101 PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY||3|
|Natural Sciences||50 or Better||SCI C 101 OUR ENVIRONMENT THE EARTH||3|
|Precalculus||50 or Better||MATH 109 PRE CALCULUS||4|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50 or Better||ECON 201 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I-MACRO||3|
|Principles of Management||50 or Better||MGMT 200 WORKFORCE DYNAMICS||3|
|Principles of Marketing||50 or Better||MKTG 205 MARKETING PRINCIPLES||3|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50 or Better||ECON 202 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II-MICRO||3|
|Science and Mathematics||50 or Better||MATH ELECTIVE||3|
|Social Sciences and History||50 or Better||ELECTIVE CREDITS||3|
|Spanish Language Level I||50 or Better||SPAN 101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I||3|
|Spanish Language Level II||50 or Better||SPAN 102 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II||3|
|Western Civilization I||50 or Better||HIST 101 WORLD CIVILIZATION I||3|
|Western Civilization II||50 or Better||HIST 102 WORLD CIVILIZATION II||3|