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AP, CLEP, IB, Cambridge International and Military Service Credit

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

WVU encourages students to work to their full capacity and to earn their degree at their own learning speed. As a high school junior or senior, students can take college-level courses at their school through Advanced Placement courses. Administered by the College Board, Advanced Placement examinations verify if a student has earned competency equal to that of a college course.

The below Advanced Placement Program Credit Charts show the subject areas, the necessary test scores and the WVU equivalent courses:

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If an incoming student has gained a significant level of maturity through life experiences, he or she may receive college credit for those educationally-related experiences through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Board. With the exception of English composition, up to 35 hours of general education or elective credit may be earned for successful performance on the CLEP general examinations. Although this program was designed primarily for adults, exceptionally well-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.

Students must be enrolled at WVU in order to receive credit from the institution. Students who have taken CLEP examinations prior to enrollment must submit an official CLEP transcript. 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.

A and AS Levels from Cambridge International

WVU welcomes applications from students with Cambridge International A and AS Level Certificates for advanced placement credit.

A maximum of 6 to 8 credits per subject can be awarded for Cambridge International A Level grades ranging from E or above, with the submission of an official Cambridge Examination Certificate. Cambridge International AS Levels with grades of E or above will receive a maximum of 3 to 4 credits, with the submission of an official Cambridge Examination Certificate.

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Active Military Service Credit

A student with at least one year of active military service may receive college-level credit by submitting a copy of their DD214 or a Sailor/Marine/ACE Registry Transcript (SMART) or Army/ACE Registry Transcript System (AARTS) transcript. 

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