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AP/IB/CLEP

AP, CLEP and IB Credits by Examination

Credit by Examination

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP), COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP), INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)

Students may earn college credit for acceptable scores from International Baccalaureate (IB), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the Advanced Placement Examinations (AP) of the College Entrance Examination Board. Credit-by-examination earns credit toward graduation to meet program requirements but carries no grade or quality points and is not used in the factoring the GPA.  Such credit will be granted in an area only if no college work in that area has been taken previously, either attempted or completed, except with special approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Students seeking to obtain college credit from these examinations must submit official score reports to the Office of the Registrar. Enrolled students are eligible to take CLEP tests but must obtain advance approval from the College. The CLEP Approval form is available from the Office of the Registrar. Test results are evaluated and recorded on a student’s transcript if credit is awarded

To register for AP or CLEP exams, students can go to:  www.collegeboard.com/testing/

CLEP Exam Credit – Accepted students may submit scores for the following:

CLEP course/credit Min. Score Watkins Course Watkins Credit
Freshman College Composition 50 ENG 101 3 hr
Western Civilization I 50 HIS 101 3 hours
Western Civilization II 50 HIS 102 3 hours
College Algebra 50 MAT 101 3 hours
Natural Sciences 50 SCI 310 3 hours

 

AP Exam Credit – Accepted students may submit scores from the following:

 

AP Exam Min. Score Watkins Course Watkins Credit
AP Drawing*  4 or 5 See Below 3 hours
AP 2-D*  4 or 5 See Below 3 hours
AP 3-D*  4 or 5 See Below 3 hours
Art History 4 or 5 Art 101 & 102 6 hours
Art History 3 Art 101 3 hours
English Language & Composition  5 ENG 101 & 102 6 hours
English Language (Lit) & Composition  3 or 4 ENG 101 3 hours
European History 4 or 5 His 101 & 102 6 hours
European History 3 His 101 3 hours
World History 3 His 101 3 hours
Calculus 3 MAT 101 3 hours
Sciences 3 SCI 3XX 3 hours
Social Science 3 ANT 101 3 hours
Other General Education equivalents 3 or higher Gen. Ed Elective 3 hours

*Watkins offers a Core Studies program which consists of two courses over the first year of study that are 6 credits each. Below is how those credits will be applied at Watkins:

  • Three AP credits (Drawing, 2D and 3D) with a score of 4 or higher earn credit for COR 101 & 102 and students then enroll in  Digital Literacy.

  • Two AP credits (3D and 2D or Drawing) with score of 4 or higher earn credit for COR 101 and student begins COR 102.

  • Single AP Studio Art courses (Drawing, 2D, or 3D) or the combination of Drawing and 2D with score of 4 or higher each transfer as visual art electives for three credit hours each.

IB Credit – Accepted students may submit scores from the following:

IB Course Min. Score Watkins Course Watkins Credit
Anthropology 5 ANT 101 3 hours
Chemistry/ Biology 7/ 5 SCI 310 3 hours
English A 5 ENG 101 3 hours
History: All Regions 6 HIS 101 & 102 6 hours
Mathematics 5 MAT 101 3 hours
Other General Education equivalents 5 Gen. Ed. Elective 3 hours

 

Transfer students who were awarded IB, AP or CLEP credit by a previous institution must provide official score reports from the College Entrance Examination Board. A listing of earned credits recorded on transcripts submitted from previous institutions does not constitute automatic acceptance without official score documentation

TESTING OUT OF A COURSE
Students will no longer be able to test out of General Education courses outside of those offered through IB, AP and CLEP.