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American College Test (ACT) and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)

Students may earn credit for the following ASU courses based on ACT and/or SAT sub-scores, as reflected in the chart below.

Any student eligible to receive credit based on ACT or SAT scores must have these scores on file with the Office of Admissions prior to the last day of the first semester enrolled. The credit will be awarded to the student in the first semester of enrollment. Credit will not be awarded after the student’s first semester at ASU

The same policy guidelines apply to these examinations as to other tests in the credit by examination program. College-level credit will be awarded as appropriate and reflected in the chart below, but no grade is assigned. Credit thus awarded will not count as part of the student’s official grade point average.

Credit earned by examination may not be used to reduce the residence requirements in any degree program.

Test scores cannot be older than five years.

American College Test (ACT)
ASU Course Credit Awarded American College Test (ACT)  Minimum Score Semester Hours
English 1301 ACT English 29 - 31 3
English 1301 and 1302 ACT English 32 or above 6
Math 1314 ACT Math 28 or above 3
Physical Science CE/NA* ACT Science 29 or above 3
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
ASU Course Credit Awarded Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)  Minimum Score Semester Hours
English 1301 SAT Reading 34 -36 3
English 1301 and 1302 SAT Reading 37 or above 6
Math 1314 SAT Mathematics 650 or above 3

*Students who earn core equivalent, non-advanced credit in physical science on the basis of ACT scores cannot use this credit for fulfilling major, minor or certification requirements.