Undergraduate Catalog 2005- 2006

Alternative Methods for Earning University Credit

After enrollment at UB, students may be awarded credit toward their university degree through proficiency examinations, military training, and non-collegiate based professional training. In some instances, this credit may shorten the time required to complete a degree. This credit is not calculated for purposed of admission to UB and is apart from any transferred credit awarded by the UB Office of Admission, for courses from other institutions.

To request a credit award, students must present official documentation of an approved minimum score. Official scores should be sent to: Office of Admissions, University at Buffalo, 15 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1660. All university-level exams, passed with the minimum score required by UB or better, are guaranteed elective credit with a pass grade. (Pass grades do not impact UB GPAs.) Exams and scores may also apply toward specific degree requirements if articulated - that is, matched - to a specific UB course or requirement. UB course articulation for most accepted alternative credit exam types is available at the Transfer and Articulation Services web site.

Alternative credit will not be awarded for exams that duplicate the content of a college course for which a student has already received credit. Evaluation of alternative credit is based on the articulation in effect at the time the credit is requested. General guidelines for alternative credit types accepted by the university are described below.