AP, CLEP, and IB Equivalency

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

WVU encourages you to work to your full capacity and to earn your degree at your own speed. You can take college-level courses at your school in conjunction with the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). The Advanced Placement Service administers three-hour examinations to verify competence equal to that received by taking the actual college course.

The Advanced Placement Program (AP) Chart shows the subject areas, the necessary test scores, and the WVU equivalent courses.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you apply for admission to WVU and have gained a significant level of maturity through your life experiences, you may gain college credit for these educationally related experiences through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the CEEB. West Virginia Board of Trustees allows University credit to be awarded for successful completion of CLEP subject examinations, except English composition and freshman English.

Up to 34 hours of general education credit may be earned for successful performance on the CLEP General Examinations. Although this program was designed primarily for non-traditional students, exceptionally qualified high school seniors may use the CLEP Program. The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Chart indicates the areas in which WVU grants credit based on the minimum score required.

It should be noted that no one is eligible for CLEP credits after he/she has enrolled at WVU. Veterans may receive advanced placement for specific military experience and should contact the Office of Admissions for specific information.

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

WVU welcomes applications from students who have attended high schools that offer the International Baccalaureate Program. Credit given varies with level (Standard or Higher) and with score. The International Baccalaureate Program Credit table shows scores needed and WVU equivalents for common subjects.