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Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination Program (CAPE)

The information below indicates how CAPE credit will be utilized at MDC. In accordance with the Articulation Agreement (March 1, 1971) between State universities and public community colleges of Florida, students transferring to a public senior institution within the State are assured that CAPE credit will transfer when earned as a part of a completed Associate in Arts degree. However, it is the student's responsibility to contact the senior institution if any question exists concerning the acceptance of CAPE scores.

All interested students are encouraged to see an Academic Advisor before registering for the examinations. You may earn up to 45 semester credits at MDC through the CAPE examinations. More information about CAPE, including descriptions of courses and sample examination questions, is available at

  • A unit is the term used by CAPE to identify a specific course or subject (e.g., one CAPE unit is equivalent to three MDC credits).

  • Only examination grades of 1 through 5 will be considered for transfer purposes (grades of 6 and 7 are not acceptable).

  • Each examination subject unit on pages 1 and 2 will be awarded 3 credits.

  • Examination subjects listed on page 2 may only be substituted for courses in their assigned degree audit area box section.

 Effective October 14, 2008

CAPE Equivalency
CAPE Subject Equivalent Course Semester Credit
Applied Mathematics (1 unit) MTHA1* 3 credits
Pure Mathematics (2 units) MTHA1* & MTHA2* 6 credits
Statistical Analysis (1 unit) STA2023 3 credits
* MTHA1 and MTHA2 are CLAST alternative eligible courses at MDC.


Degree Audit Area Substitution Chart
CAPE Subject Degree Audit Area Box

Accounting (2 Units)
Art & Design (2 Units)
Biology (2 Units)
Caribbean Studies (1 Unit)
Communications Studies (1 Unit)
Computer Science (2 Units)**
Electrical & Electronic Technology (1 Unit)
Economics (2 Units)
Environmental Science (2 Units)
Food and Nutrition (2 Units)
French (2 Units)
Functional French (1 Unit)
Functional Spanish (1 Unit)
Geography (2 Units)
Geometrical & Mechanical Engineering Drawing (1 Unit)
History (2 Units)
Home Economics & Management (1 Unit)
Information Technology (1 Unit)
Law (2 Units)
Literatures in English (2 Units)
Management of Business (2 Units)
Sociology (2 Units)
Spanish (2 Units)

Electives (24 Credits)*

*CAPE Examinations in this section are equated to the MDC course value ELECT (elective). They must not be substituted for ANY General Education course. They can only be used as an elective course.

*The accounting and economics units may not substitute for any course. They can be used only as general elective courses.

Chemistry (2 Units)
Physics (2 Units)
Natural Science (Group B)
** Computer Science does not satisfy the MDC computer competency requirement.


Miami Dade College uses the minimum scores, credits, and guidelines for awarding credit for exams established by the State of Florida's Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC). For additional information please review State Rule 6A-10.024 (8) and visit the Florida Department of Education - Articulation web page and click on the ACC Credit-by-Exam List link located in the Credit-by-Examination section.

All Credit-by-Exams are processed as transcripts. Below is the College's contact information for processing and evaluating transcripts.

Miami Dade College
Transcript Processing Services   
11011 S.W. 104 Street, Room R301 
Miami, Florida 33176-3393
Phone: (305) 237-2701
Fax: (305) 237-2796

Evaluation Services Office
Phone: (305) 237-0440



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