Academic Bulletin Credit by Examination - 2009-10

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Credit by Examination

The College grants credit for College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement (AP) results according to the following systems:

One to two course credits will be granted for an Advanced Placement exam score of 4 or 5 upon the completion of a second course in the department with a grade of B- or better. The exception being for Mathematics, and Modern and Ancient languages, where the department may grant or deny Advanced Placement credit based on proficiency exam performance and may waive the additional course requirement.

One course credit in language studies will be granted for Advanced Placement English Language/Composition exam with a score of 4 or 5, upon successful completion of an English language studies course with a B- or better. One course credit in literature will be granted for Advanced Placement English Literature/Composition exam with a score of 4 or 5, upon the successful completion of an English literature course with a B- or better. If a student takes both placement exams and receives a 4 or 5 on both, he will receive a maximum of two additional credits, as explained above.

Credit for an Advanced Placement exam will not be granted when the student takes a comparable course that covers the same material. College placement examination results will take precedence over Advanced Placement credit. (For example: Advanced Placement credit will be forfeited, if by College placement examination the student is required to take a beginning course.) In all cases the amount of credit awarded will be determined by the appropriate department.

Advanced Placement credits earned in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics will NOT fulfill the college laboratory science distribution requirement.

This policy also applies to the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit.

Credit may also be granted for Wabash designed and administered examinations. Faculty members administering Wabash designed examinations have the option to authorize credit with or without a grade.