Advanced Placement (AP)
Students may receive credit in courses covered by the Advanced Placement Program, sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) if the score received is 3 or higher. Credit is granted by a faculty committee on the basis of recommendations by the CEEB.
Students should request that their scores be reported to Lincoln College–Normal’s Office of the Registrar. The code for Lincoln College is 1406.
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives students the opportunity to receive college-level credit for what they already know by earning qualifying scores on any one of the CLEP exams. Students that desire to take the CLEP examinations should do so before enrolling for classes at the College. Credit earned through the CLEP examination shall count toward general education and graduation requirements only. CLEP credit is transfer credit, and therefore cannot duplicate credit already earned from another source. Lincoln College-Normal will accept up to 30 credit hours of CLEP credit. A minimum score of 50 (equivalent to a grade of “C”) is considered a passing score. Repeating an exam for a passing score can be done after six months of the initial testing date.
Students should get an official copy of test scores sent from the CLEP Office, by request of the student, directly to Lincoln College-Normal. Testing sites close to either Lincoln College campuses include Illinois Central College, Illinois State University, Illinois Valley Community College, and Lincoln Land Community College. The code for Lincoln College is 1406.
Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
Lincoln College-Normal generally accepts Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) credit through the recommendation of the American Council on Education (ACE) for accreditation of military service training and experience insofar as the credit is for coursework comparable with that offered at Lincoln College-Normal.