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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 (AP) examinations verify if a student has earned competency equal to that of a college course.

For summer and fall 2019 freshman classes and future freshman classes, the below AP Program Credit Charts show the subject areas, the necessary test scores and the WVU equivalent courses.

1AP, 1CL and 1IB indicate that exam scores do not have an approved equivalency. Credit may be awarded after review by the Transfer Credit Unit and/or the student’s academic adviser.

Arts AP Examinations
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
Art History 3 ARHS 101 3 F6

Music Theory 3 MUSC 110 3


Studio Art 2-D Design 3 ART 1AP 3
4 ART 121 3
Studio Art 3-D Design 3 ART 1AP 3
4 ART 122 3
Studio Art Drawing 3 ART 1AP 3
4 ART 111 3

English AP Examinations
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
English Language and Composition    ENGL 1AP 3 F1 ENGL 103

4 ENGL 101 3 F1


5 ENGL 103 3 F1
English Literature and Composition 3 ENGL 1AP 3 F6

4 ENGL 132 3 F6

History and Social Studies AP Examinations
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
Comparative Government and Policies   3 POLS 250 3 F4

European History 3 HIST 102 3 F5

Human Geography 3 GEOG 108 3 F7
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 202 3 F4
Microeconomics 3 ECON 201 3 F4
Psychology 3 PSYC 101 3 F4
U.S. Government and Politics 3 POLS 102 3 F4
U.S. History 3 HIST 153 3 F5

4 HIST 153
3 F5 HIST 152
World History 3 HIST 180 3 F7

4 HIST 180
3 F7 HIST 179

Mathematics and Computer Science AP Examinations
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
Calculus AB 3 MATH 1AP 3 F3 MATH 150 and 153

4 MATH 155 4 F3

Calculus BC 3 MATH 155 4 F3
4 MATH 156 4 F3
Computer Science A 3 CS 1AP 3 F2A
4 CS110 4 F2A
Computer Science Principles 3 CS 1AP 3 F2A
Statistics 3 STAT 211 3 F3

Science AP Examinations
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
Biology 3 BIOL 1AP 3 F2A


4 BIOL 101 3 F2A
BIOL 103
Chemistry 3 CHEM 1AP 4 F2B CHEM 115 and 111

4 CHEM 116 4 F2B CHEM 117 CHEM 115
Environmental Science 3 GEOG 110 and 111 4 F2B
Physics 1: Algebra based 3 PHYS 101 4 F2B
Physics 2: Algebra based 3 PHYS 102 4 F2B
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3 PHYS 112 4 F2B
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHYS 111 4 F2B

World Languages and Cultures AP Examinations
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
Chinese Language and Culture 3 CHIN 102 3 F7 CHIN 203 CHIN 101
French Language and Culture 3 FRCH 102 3 F7 FRCH 203 FRCH 101

4 FRCH 204 3 F7 FRCH 101, 102 and 203
German Language and Culture 3 GER 102 3 F7 GER 101

4 GER 204 3 F7 GER 101, 102 and 203
Italian Language and Culture 3 ITAL 102 3 F7 ITAL 101

4 ITAL 204 3 F7 ITAL 101, 102 and 203
Japanese Language and Culture 3 JAPN 102 3 F7 JAPN 101

4 JAPN 204 3 F7
JAPN 101, 102 and 203
Latin 3 CLAS 102 3 F7

4 CLAS 204 3 F7
Spanish Language and Culture 3 SPAN 102 3 F7 SPAN 101

4 SPAN 204 3 F7 SPAN 101, 102, 203
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 SPAN1AP 3 F7 SPAN 310 through 314 SPAN 204

AP Capstone
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
Seminar 3 HONR 297 1


Research 3 HONR 297 2


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.

Students who have taken CLEP examinations prior to enrollment must submit an official CLEP transcript. Current students may not earn college credit via CLEP, unless a department does not offer credit-by-examination and the student has secured prior approval. Veterans may receive advanced placement for specific military experience and should contact the Office of Admissions for specific information.

The following CLEP charts indicate the areas in which WVU grants credit based on the minimum score required.

CLEP Subject Tests

Business
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
Financial Accounting 55 ACCT 201 3
Information Systems 55 BCOR 1CL 3
Introductory Business Law 55 BCOR 1CL 3
Principles of Management 55 BCOR 1CL 3
Composition and Literature
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
American Literature 55 ENGL 1CL 3 F6
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 55 ENGL 1CL 3 F6
College Composition 55 ENGL 1CL 3 F1 ENGL 103
English Literature 55 ENGL 1CL 3 F6
Humanities 55 HUM 1CL 3 F6
World Languages
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
French Language 55 FRCH 102 3 or 6 F7 FRCH 101

65 FRCH 203 3, 6 or 9 F7 FRCH 101 and 102
German Language 55 GER 102 3 or 6 F7
GER 101

65 GER 203 3, 6 or 9 F7 GER 101 and 102
Spanish Language 55 SPAN 102 3 or 6 F7 SPAN 101

65 SPAN 203 3, 6 or 9 F7 SPAN 101 and 102
History and Social Sciences
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
American Government 55 POLS 102 3 F4
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 55 HIST 152 3 F5

History of the United States II: 1865 to Present 55 HIST 153 3 F5
Human Growth and Development 55 PSYC 241 3 F4
Introduction to Educational Psychology 55 EDP 101 3

Introductory Psychology 55 PSYC 101 3 F4
Introductory Sociology 55 SOCA 101 3 F4
Principles of Macroeconomics 55 ECON 202 3 F4
Principles of Microeconomics 55 ECON 201 3 F4

Social Sciences and History 55 NOEQ 1CL 3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 55 HIST 101 3 F5       

Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 55 HIST 102 3 F5       

Sciences and Mathematics
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
Biology 55 BIOL 101 3 F2A
Calculus 55 MATH 150 3 F3
Chemistry 55 CHEM 1CL 3 F2A

College Algebra 65 MATH 126 3 F3
College Mathematics 55 MATH 121 3 F3
Natural Sciences 55 NOEQ 1CL 3 F2A
Pre-Calculus 65 MATH 129 4 F3

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

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

Individual IB High Level Examinations

Language and Literature
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
Language A Literature 4 ENGL 1IB 3 F6

Language A Language and Literature 4 ENGL 1IB 3 F6

Language Acquisition
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
Classical Language 4 CLAS 102 3 F7
CLAS 101

6 CLAS 204 3 F7
CLAS 101, 102 and 203
Language B Literature 4 FLIT 1IB 3 F7

Individuals and Society
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
Business and Management 4 BUSA 101 3


Economics 4 ECON 201 3 F4

Geography 4 GEOG 102 3 F7
Global Politics 4 POLS 103 3 F7
History 5 HIST 102 3 F5
Information technology in a global society 4 NOEQ 1IB 3 F4
Philosophy 4 PHIL 100 3 F5
Psychology 4 PSYC 101 3 F4
Social Anthropology 4 SOCA 1IB 3 F7
Sciences
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
Biology 4 BIOL 101 and 103 4 F2B

Chemistry 4 CHEM 115 4 F2B

Design Technology 4 NOEQ 1IB 3 F2A
Physics 4 PHYS 105 4 F2B
Sports, exercise and health science 4 NOEQ 1IB 3
Mathematics
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
Mathematics 4 MATH 1IB 3 F3

Further Mathematics 4 MATH 1IB 3 F3
The Arts
Title Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours GEF Attribute Pre-requisite for Additional Credit Upon Request
Dance 4 DANC 101 3 F6

Film 4 FILM 101 3 F6

Music 4 MUSC 110 3 F6
Theater 4 THET 1IB 3 F6
Visual Arts 4 ART 1IB 3 F6

IB Diploma

Minimum Score Equivalency Granted Credit Hours Note
32/75 See Individual IB High Level Examination charts above See Individual IB High Level Examination charts above All General Education

Course Coding of Transferable Credit

In order to clearly identify and distinguish non-equivalent coursework, WVU utilizes unique numbering for the various types of credit brought to WVU. The following legend explains the codes utilized by WVU, and when they may be applied.

Code Description Example
1AP Awarded to Advanced Placement exam scores that do not have an approved equivalent. May satisfy General Education requirements. ENGL 1AP
1IB Awarded to International Baccalaureate exam scores that do not have an approved equivalent. May satisfy General Education requirements. BIOL 1IB
1CL Awarded to College Level Examination (CLEP) exam scores that do not have an approved equivalent. May satisfy General Education requirements. CHEM 1CL

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.

For more information, please contact internationaladmissions@mail.wvu.edu.

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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