Undergraduate Admissions: Credit by Examination/Placement

 

Office of Admissions
5414 Brittany Drive (mailing address)
7525 Picardy Avenue (physical location)
Baton Rouge, LA  70808
(225) 768-1700
Fax (225) 768-1762
Email
admissions@franu.edu
Website • www.franu.edu

 

ACT - American College Test
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University will award credit for Math 1315 with a current (within the past 5 years) Math subscore of a 27 on the ACT or the equivalent subscore of a 640 on the SAT.

AP—The Advanced-Placement Program of the College Board 
About one-fourth of American secondary schools currently participate in the Advanced-Placement Program of the College Board. Each May, AP examinations are administered (by the College Board) to students who have participated in the program. Advanced-Placement credit will be granted in appropriate subjects to freshmen who earn a grade of 3, 4, or 5 on Advanced- Placement subject examinations, as specified in the chart provided. Departmental recommendations are subject to change. Contact the Office of Admissions for current recommendations.

The University accepts a maximum of 15 AP/CLEP credits toward an Associate degree and a maximum of 30 AP/CLEP credits toward a Bachelor’s degree.  A list of CLEP and AP examinations with course and credit equivalencies accepted by Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is provided below. 

For information about general program data and policies, contact The College Board, collegeboard.com; or the Office of Admissions, ololcollege.edu.

ADVANCED-PLACEMENT PROGRAM FOR ENTERING FRESHMEN

Examination

Minimum Score

OLOL Course Equivalent

Credit hours

Art History

3

ART 1310

3

English Language & Composition

4

WRIT 1310

3

English Literature & Composition

4

ENGL 2310

3

United States History
 

3
4

HIST 1315
HIST 1315, 1316

3
6

World History
 

3
4

HIST 1311
HIST 1311, 1316

3
6

Music Theory

3

MUSI 1310

3

Psychology

3

PSYC 1310

3

Spanish Language & Culture

3
4

SPAN 1310
SPAN 1310, 1311

3
6

Biology

4

BIOL 1315 BIOL 1315L, BIOL 1316 BIOL 1316L


8

Calculus AB

3

MATH 2310

3

Calculus BC

3

MATH 2310

3

Chemistry

3
4

CHEM 1315, 1316
CHEM 1315, 1316, 1315L, 1316L

6

8

Physics 1: Algebra Based

3
4

PHYS 1415
PHYS 1415

3
4

Physics C
Mechanics

3

PHYS 1415

4
 

Physics C
Electricity &Magnetism

3

PHYS 1416

4

Statistics

3

MATH 2315

3

 

CLEP – Subject examinations of the College Level Examination Program
Policies governing minimum required scores and the acceptance of credit are established by academic departments. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University allows credit on CLEP subject examinations in nine subject areas. (Credit is not allowed for CLEP general examinations.) Departmental course credit recommendations for satisfactory scores on CLEP subject examinations are included in the table below. Departmental recommendations are subject to change. Contact the Office of Admissions for current recommendations and information on general program data and policies.

CLEP SUBJECT EXAMINATIONS

CLEP Subject Examination

Minimum Score

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Equivalent

Sem. Hrs.

History of the United States I

50

HIST 1315

3

History of the United States II

50

HIST 1316

3

Calculus 

56

MATH 2520

5

Chemistry 50 CHEM 1315 3
Chemistry 70 CHEM 1315, 1316 6

College Algebra

50

MATH 1315

3

College Composition

50

WRIT 1310

3

College Composition 58 WRIT 1310 & WRIT 1311 6

Human Growth and Development

52

PSYC 2330

3

Introductory Psychology

55

PSYC 1310

3

Introductory Sociology

46

SOCI 1310

3

Biology

50

BIOL 1315 & 1316

8

Spanish Language

50

SPAN 1310, 1311, 2310 & 2311

12

 

Exception: If a student takes a CLEP exam in a course for which the College does not accept credit, a prerequisite waiver may be granted with approval from a faculty member and the dean.

Transfer Applicants

Students with previous college or university work from regionally-accredited institutions may be considered for admission if they have an overall 2.0 grade point average or better on all college work attempted.  Transfer applicants who have earned less than 30 semester hours, or less than 46 quarter hours of college-level academic course work attempted at one or more regionally- accredited institutions must meet the requirements for freshman admission.

A prospective transfer student should submit an admission application and a complete official transcript from each college or university attended, whether or not credit was earned or is desired. A student enrolled in college at the time she/he submits an application should have transcripts sent when she/he applies for admission, to be followed by supplementary records at the close of the semester. 

“Official transcript" is defined as an official record prepared by the issuing institution and sealed in the institution's official envelope.

All of the following minimum requirements must be met in order for an applicant to be considered for admission: a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on all college-level courses attempted (excluding developmental/remedial courses) from all accredited institutions attended; receipt of official transcripts from all institutions attended; and eligibility to re-enroll at the last institution attended.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into your major or clinical program.

All students will be considered for admission based on an evaluation of their likelihood of success at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University will consider college grade point average, pattern and quality of courses taken, grade trends, educational objectives, significant life and career experiences, membership in groups under-represented in the student body, or special circumstances.

Provisional admission, pending receipt of supplementary records, is approved by the Office of Admissions only under special circumstances. An applicant who meets the criteria for admission based on unofficial transcripts or who is currently enrolled at another institution at the time that admission is determined may be admitted provisionally on the basis of unofficial or incomplete transcripts. Official and complete transcripts must be received within 30 days of the first day of class of the semester in which the applicant enrolls, in order for the student to continue enrollment and to be removed from provisional acceptance. The applicant who does not submit complete official college transcripts will be placed on hold and will not be allowed to re-enroll until these transcripts have been received by Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

Transfer applicants who are on academic probation and who have not been dismissed from another college or university will be placed on academic probation at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. Applicants who are in good standing at their previous institutions, but who do not meet Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University's standards of academic progress will be placed on academic probation. Applicants admitted on academic probation must perform under the academic policies of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. (See “Progression Status" and “Academic Probation" sections in this catalog.)

Transfer applicants who are on academic suspension or "not in good standing" at another college or university will be denied admission to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University until they qualify for re-admission to the school from which they were suspended or last attended.