College Credit Earned in High School
CCS recognizes the achievements of students who have successfully completed tests such as the Advanced Placement, Cambridge A-levels, or International Baccalaureate and those who have earned College Credit while in High School (i.e. Dual Enrollment). Students may be awarded up to 30 credits (10 courses) through a combination of Credit by Examination (CBE) and Dual Enrollment (DE) coursework.
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit
The College for Creative Studies will award advanced placement credit for AP subject exams:
- The student requests their Advanced Placement program exam results from the College Board.
- The exam results are sent to the Office of Academic Advising at CCS.
- The results are posted to the student’s academic evaluation and notification is sent to the student’s Academic Advisor.
- A grade of 4.0 or higher is required in all subjects to receive credit. See the corresponding AP grid to find out exactly what CCS credit is awarded.
- To request a copy of their AP score report, students should request their test score be sent to CCS electronically (our school code is 1035) or contact AP/College Board at 888.225.5427.
|Advanced Placement (AP) Test Name||Minimum Required Score||CCS Course Equivalent||Credit Hours Awarded|
|Art, History of||4||DAH 200||3|
|Art, Studio – Drawing||4||DFN 101 with portfolio review||3|
|Art, Studio – 2D Design||4||DFN 117 with portfolio review||3|
|Art, Studio – 3D Design||4||DFN 118 with portfolio review||3|
|Calculus AB||4||DNS 300||3|
|Calculus BC||4||DNS 300||3|
|Chinese Language & Culture||4||General Elective||3|
|Computer Science A||4||General Elective||3|
|Computer Science AB||4||General Elective||3|
|Economics – Macroeconomics||4||Liberal Arts Elective||3|
|Economics - Microeconomics||4||Liberal Arts Elective||3|
|English Language & Composition||4||DEN 101||3|
|English Literature & Composition||4||DEN 101||3|
|Environmental Science||4||DNS 300||3|
|French Language & Culture||4||General Elective||3|
|French Literature||4||Liberal Arts Elective||3|
|German Language & Culture||4||General Elective||3|
|Government & Politics, U.S.||4||Liberal Arts Elective||3|
|Government & Politics, Comparative||4||Liberal Arts Elective||3|
|History, European||4||Liberal Arts Elective||3|
|History, U.S.||4||Liberal Arts Elective||3|
|History, World||4||Liberal Arts Elective||3|
|Italian Language & Culture||4||General Elective||3|
|Japanese Language & Culture||4||General Elective||3|
|Music Theory||4||General Elective||3|
|Human Geography||4||Liberal Arts Elective||3|
|Physics 1||4||DNS 300||3|
|Physics 2||4||DNS 300||3|
|Physics C- Mechanics||4||DNS 300||3|
|Physics C- Electricity & Magnetism||4||DNS 300||3|
|Psychology||4||Liberal Arts Elective||3|
|Spanish Language & Culture||4||General Elective||3|
|Spanish Language & Culture||4||Liberal Arts Elective||3|
Dual Enrollment Credit & Early/Middle College Credit
College level courses completed while attending high school as part of, or an addition to, high school graduation requirements are considered ‘Dual Enrollment’. Students who have completed dual enrollment coursework will need to submit a copy of their transcript from the credit-granting institution for a review of potential transfer credit.
Students who have earned their High School diploma in a Middle College or Early College program (completing college level courses to fulfill 2-4 years of their high school graduation requirements), will apply as first time freshman. However, their college history will be evaluated for all potential transfer credit and is not subject to the 30 credit hour cap noted above for Credit by Examination and Dual Enrollment.
International Baccalaureate Credit
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Examinations
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for what they already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 33 examinations. CCS uses the credit-granting scores recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE).
CCS may grant a maximum of 3 credits per CLEP exam with a minimum score of 50.
If you have not yet taken a CLEP exam, please consult with an admissions counselor or (if a current student) your academic advisor prior to testing to make sure any test[s] you are planning to take will meet our requirements.
World Language CLEP tests are not applicable for credit.
If you are an incoming student and have questions regarding CLEP tests and our general education requirements, please contact the Office of Admissions at 313.664.7425, current student should contact the Academic Advising and Registration Office 313.664.7672.
Cambridge International A-Levels and Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma
CCS welcomes students with Cambridge International A-Levels and AICE qualifications. Credit will be considered for A-level courses on a case-by-case basis for new students. Incoming students are encouraged to contact their admissions counselor for answers to questions.