Advanced Placement & Transfer Credit

Below is information about advanced placement and transfer credit at KCAI.

Also included below are links to articulation agreements KCAI has with several other institutions, specifically allowing transfer of credits to KCAI.

Advanced Placement Program Examination (AP)

Students who earn AP credit during high school may apply the credits to KCAI degree requirements within the guidelines indicated below. KCAI must have the official AP transcript before transfer credit can be granted.
                  
Art History 

  1. Students must obtain a minimum score of a 4 to receive credit for this examination.
  2. Students will receive 3 semester credits, which will be applied to a liberal arts elective requirement or the open elective requirement.
  3. The credit hours cannot be applied to the art history pre-requisite courses, Western Art I and Western Art II.

Liberal Arts

1. Students must obtain a minimum score of 4 to receive credit for this examination.
2.  Students will receive three semester credits, which will be applied to a liberal arts elective
     requirement or the open elective requirement.
3.  The credit hours cannot be applied to the liberal arts pre-requisites courses, Writing
     Workshop, Western Thought I, or Western Thought II.
 

Studio Art Courses

  1. Students must receive a minimum score of 4 to receive credit for this examination.
  2. Students will receive three semester credits, which will be applied to the open elective requirement. The credit hours can be applied to a studio elective requirement only with permission from the student’s departmental chair and the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA).

Approved AP courses for credit

Art History
Art-Drawing
Art-General
Biology (non-lab)
Computer Science
English Language/Composition
English Literature/Composition
Environmental Science
European History
French, German, Spanish, or Latin (Language course)
History
U.S. Government and Political Science
Math
Music Theory
Psychology
Statistics

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Students who earn CLEP credit prior to attending KCAI may apply the credits to KCAI degree requirements following the guidelines indicated below. KCAI must have the official CLEP transcript before transfer credit can be granted.

1.  A maximum of 15 CLEP credit hours can be applied to KCAI degree requirements.

2.  Application of credit is based upon a minimum score of 50 on each subject exam with the exception of the following exams, French-2 (minimum score-62), German-2 (minimum score-63), and Spanish-2 (minimum score-66).  Students will earn 3 semester credit hours for each exam they received an acceptable score.

3.  KCAI accepts credit by examination awarded by other colleges to transfer students provided they meet the above standards.

Approved CLEP subject examinations (left column) and KCAI equivalents (right column)

  American Literature                                                                       Literature   
 
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature                                          Literature   
  
Freshman College Composition                                                Writing Workshop   
  
English Composition                                                                    Writing Workshop   
  
English Composition w/Essay                                                    Writing Workshop   
  
English Literature                                                                           Literature   
  
Humanities                                                                                      Liberal Arts Elective   
  
College Algebra                                                                              Liberal Arts Elective   
  
College Algebra – Trigonometry                                                  Liberal Arts Elective   
  
Biology                                                                                              Science   
  
Chemistry                                                                                         Science  
  Pre-Calculus                                                                                    Liberal Arts Elective   
  
Calculus                                                                                            Liberal Arts Elective   
  
College Mathematics                                                                      Liberal Arts Elective   
  
Natural Sciences                                                                             Science   
  
Trigonometry                                                                                     Liberal Arts Elective   
  
French – Level 1                                                                               Liberal Arts Elective   
  
French – Level 2                                                                               Liberal Arts Elective   
  
German – Level 1                                                                             Liberal Arts Elective   
  
German – Level 2                                                                             Liberal Arts Elective   
  
Spanish – Level 1                                                                             Liberal Arts Elective   
  
Spanish – Level 2                                                                             Liberal Arts Elective   
  
American Government                                                                    Social Science   
  
Intro to Ed. Psychology                                                                    Social Science   
  
History of the U.S. I                                                                           History   
  
History of the U.S. II                                                                          History   
  
Human Growth and Dev.                                                                 Social Science   
  
Principles of Macroeconomics                                                       Liberal Arts Elective   
  
Principles of Microeconomics                                                        Liberal Arts Elective   
  
Intro to Psychology                                                                           Social Science   
  
Social Science and History                                                            Social Science or History   
  
Intro to Sociology                                                                              Social Science   
  
History of the U.S. I                                                                           History  
  Intro to Sociology                                                                              Social Science   
  
W. Civilization I                                                                                  W. Thought I   
  
W. Civilization II                                                                                 W. Thought II   
  
Principles of Accounting                                                                 Open Elective   
  
Intro to Business Law                                                                     Open Elective   
  
Info Systems and Comp. App                                                        Open Elective   
  
Principles of Management                                                             Open Elective   
  
Principles of Marketing                                                                   Open Elective   
  
Intro to Sociology                                                                              Social Science   
  
W. Civilization I                                                                                  W. Thought I   
  
W. Civilization II                                                                                 W. Thought II   
  
Financial Accounting                                                                       Open Elective   
  
CLEP Financial Accounting                                                           Open Elective  

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB)


Students who earn IB credit during high school may apply the credits to KCAI degree requirements within the guidelines indicated below.  KCAI must have the official IB transcript before transfer credit can be granted. The first three IB credit hours will always be applied to the open elective requirement.
 
Liberal Arts 

  1. Students must obtain a minimum score of 4 to receive credit for this examination.
  2. Students will receive three semester credits, which will be applied to a liberal arts elective requirement or the open elective requirement.
Studio Art Courses
  1. Students must receive a minimum score of 4 to receive credit for this examination.
  2. Students will receive three semester credits, which will be applied to the open elective requirement. The credit hours can be applied to a studio elective requirement only with permission from the student’s departmental chair and the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA).

Approved IB courses for credit (other courses may be considered on a case-by-case basis)

Economics – Liberal Arts
Geography – Liberal Arts
History – Liberal Arts
Islamic History – Liberal Arts
Philosophy – Liberal Arts
Psychology – Liberal Arts
Social and Cultural Anthropology – Liberal Arts
Business and Management – Open Elective
Information Technology in a Global Society – Open Elective
Biology – Liberal Arts
Chemistry – Liberal Arts
Design Technology – Open Elective
Environmental Systems – Liberal Arts
Physics – Liberal Arts
Mathematics – Liberal Arts
Computer Science – Open Elective
Foreign Language – Liberal Arts
Greek – Liberal Arts
Latin – Liberal Arts
Music (Performance based) – Open Elective
Theatre Arts – Open Elective
Visual Arts – Studio

 Articulation agreements with other institutions

Brookhaven College (Farmers Branch, Texas)

College of the Mainland (Texas City, Texas)

Collin County Community College District

(Texas)

Diablo Valley College (California)

Metropolitan Community Colleges (Kansas City, Mo.)

North Harris Montgomery College (Texas)

San Jacinto College (Texas)

St. Louis Community College (Missouri)

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