Guidelines for credit awarded by AP, CLEP, DANTES, IB and Military Service credits.

AP, CLEP, DANTES, and IB Credits

East Stroudsburg University permits students to earn credit toward the baccalaureate degree by successful completion of the AP, Clep, DANTES, IB, and Military Service credits.

Advanced Placement

Students currently enrolled in high school should contact their guidance counselor about the AP Exam. A grade of “3” or higher on any of these examinations will be counted for three credits by East Stroudsburg University. Please send your official AP scores to East Stroudsburg University showing the tests and scores earned. Below is a list of all AP exams that East Stroudsburg University accepts for credits.

College-Level Examination Program

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Board enables students to earn college credit by examination. The General Examinations of CLEP (English Composition, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences-History) may be taken to apply toward the General Education pattern of courses at East Stroudsburg University. Such examinations should be passed at the 50th percentile. Subject matter examinations may also be taken under the CLEP program. Students shall not be given credit for both General and Subject examinations in the same areas. Normally CLEP examinations may not be counted toward the student’s major field of study. Credit received from CLEP exams with a score at the 50th percentile will be considered for college credit at ESU. Below is a list of all CLEP exams that East Stroudsburg University accepts for credits.


The Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support (DANTES) has 37 different subject tests that allow students to receive college credit by taking any of these tests. Official ACE transcripts showing the tests and scores earned should be sent to the Transfer Center at East Stroudsburg University. Below is a list of all DANTES exams that East Stroudsburg University accepts for credits.

IB Credits

International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations may also count towards courses at ESU.

IB credits are given in nearly 150 countries throughout the world, and students send exam results to higher education institutions in nearly 90 countries annually.

This advanced, comprehensive program of study offers an integrated approach to learning across the disciplines with an emphasis on meeting the challenges of living and working in a global, technological society. Official International Baccalaureate transcripts should be mailed to the Transfer Center at East Stroudsburg University. Please refer to the transfer website for more information about getting credit for courses. Below is a list of all IB exams that East Stroudsburg University accepts for credits.

Military Service

East Stroudsburg University accepts ACE approved credits for military service through the Joint Service Transcript and the College of the Air Force. Transcripts should be sent electronically to the Admissions Office.

Contact Us

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Contact Information

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(570) 422-3542
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Office of Admissions
(877) 230-5547