Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination

The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination indicates a level of achievement that may qualify a student for advanced standing. Credit is awarded for CAPE if certain requirements are met. Credit awarded by another college or university for CAPE is not transferable without proper documentation. Official CAPE scores must be submitted to the office of admission. Credit is awarded on a selective basis. A maximum of 45 quarter hours of CAPE credit may be awarded. Transfer credit from all sources (including CAPE) may not exceed 90 quarter hours.

Course subject

Minimum grade

Quarter hours

SCAD equivalent

Art and design
Art & Design Unit 1 4 5 Studio elective or free elective
Art & Design Unit 2 4 5 Studio elective or free elective
Geometrical and Mechanical Engineering Drawing Unit 1 4 5 Studio elective or free elective
Digital Media Unit 1 4 5 Studio elective or free elective
Digital Media Unit 2 4 5 Studio elective or free elective
General education
Accounting Unit 1 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Accounting Unit 2 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Applied Mathematics Unit 1 4 5 MATH 100 - Basic Math
Applied Mathematics Unit 2 4 5 MATH 100 - Basic Math, or general education elective or free elective
Biology Unit 1 4 5 Accepted as general education elective or free elective unless student transfers in a math course for the mathematics requirement or has an SAT math score of at least 560 or ACT math score of at least 24. In that case, may use as a natural sciences requirement.
Biology Unit 2 4 5 Accepted as general education elective or free elective unless student transfers in a math course for the mathematics requirement or has an SAT math score of at least 560 or ACT math score of at least 24. In that case, may use as a natural sciences requirement.
Caribbean Studies 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Chemistry Unit 1 4 5 Accepted as general education elective or free elective unless student transfers in a math course for the mathematics requirement or has an SAT math score of at least 560 or ACT math score of at least 24. In that case, may use as a natural sciences requirement.
Chemistry Unit 2 4 5 Accepted as general education elective or free elective unless student transfers in a math course for the mathematics requirement or has an SAT math score of at least 560 or ACT math score of at least 24. In that case, may use as a natural sciences requirement.
Communication Studies 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Computer Science Unit 1 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Computer Science Unit 2 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Economics Unit 1 4 5 Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement, or general education elective or free elective
Economics Unit 2 4 5 Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement, or general education elective or free elective
Electrical and Electronic Technology Unit 1     None
Electrical and Electronic Technology Unit 2     None
Environmental Science Unit 1 4 5 Accepted as general education elective or free elective unless student transfers in a math course for the mathematics requirement or has an SAT math score of at least 560 or ACT math score of at least 24. In that case, may use as a natural sciences requirement.
Environmental Science Unit 2 4 5 Accepted as general education elective or free elective unless student transfers in a math course for the mathematics requirement or has an SAT math score of at least 560 or ACT math score of at least 24. In that case, may use as a natural sciences requirement.
Food and Nutrition 4   None
French Unit 1 4 5 FREN 101, or general education elective or free elective
French Unit 2 4 5 FREN 102, or general education elective or free elective
Geography Unit 1 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Geography Unit 2 4 5 General education elective or free elective
History Unit 1 4 5 General education elective or free elective
History Unit 2 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Information Technology Unit 1 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Information Technology Unit 2 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Law Unit 1 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Law Unit 2 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Literatures in English Unit 1 4 5 English elective, or general education elective or free elective
Literatures in English Unit 2 4 5 English elective, or general education elective or free elective
Management of Business Unit 1 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Management of Business Unit 2 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Physics Unit 1 4 5 PHYS 201, general education elective or free elective
Physics Unit 2 4 5 General education elective or free elective
Pure Mathematics Unit 1 4 5 MATH 201, or general education elective or free elective
Pure Mathematics Unit 2 4 5 MATH 201, or general education elective or free elective
Sociology Unit 1 4 5 Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement, or general education elective or free elective
Sociology Unit 2 4 5 Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement, or general education elective or free elective
Spanish Unit 1 4 5 SPAN 101, or general education elective or free elective
Spanish Unit 1 4 5 SPAN 102, general education elective or free elective