Students can accelerate their studies by earning college credit by examination. Florida Poly accepts several credit-by-exam programs that can be applicable towards current degree programs of study. Not all examinations are applicable to Florida Poly courses and degree program requirements, it is pertinent to refer to the applicable credit-by-exam table to verify eligible examinations.
The following guidelines are applicable for credit awarding through AICE, AP, ALEKS, CLEP, or IB programs at Florida Poly.
Students beginning in the fall or spring terms must have examination(s) completed and official score reports sent to Florida Poly prior to enrolling. Credit received late may not be applied after the student’s first term of enrollment begins.
The AICE program is an international, advanced secondary curriculum and assessment program equivalent to the British system of “A-Levels.” Students completing approved examinations with passing grades of: A, B, C, D, and E (not based on the American grading system), will be awarded credit-by-exam as applicable to Florida Poly degree program requirements.
Florida Poly requires an ALEKS PPL Assessment to determine readiness for mathematics courses. Each undergraduate degree program requires MAC2311-Analytic Geometry and Calculus I. Based on the final score received, students will either place into MAC1147-Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry or MAC2311-Analytic Geometry and Calculus I in their first term of enrollment at Florida Poly.
Students who already have exam or college credit for MAC2311 or higher will not need to take the ALEKS exam. They will be enrolled in the next appropriate mathematics sequence course for their program.
Students who have participated in the International Baccalaureate program in high school and completed the required examination with a score of four or higher in the subsidiary and higher-level program areas, will be awarded credit-by-exam as applicable to Florida Poly degree program requirements.
Test scores will be evaluated on a case by case basis. AICE, AP, ALEKS, CLEP, and IB information regarding courses/areas for which Florida Poly credit may be awarded is subject to change. Students should revisit this page regularly for the most up-to-date information.