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Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Credit by Examination and CLEP

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) exam credit may be granted for the following subjects and scores. If courses are not listed,
WTAMU does not accept scores for those courses.

*Lecture and lab credits are awarded.

Subject Credit Minimum
Studio Art/Drawing ARTS 1316 3
Art History ARTS 1303 3
General Biology BIOL 1406* 3
General Biology BIOL 1406*, 1407* 4
Calculus AB MATH 2412, 2413 3
Calculus BC MATH 2413, 2414 4
Chemistry CHEM 1411* 3
Chemistry CHEM 1411*, 1412* 4
Computer Science A CIDM 1315 3
Computer Science A CS 1315, 2315 4
Computer Science Principles CS 1301 3
Economics (Macro) ECON 2301 3
Economics (Micro) ECON 2302 3
English Language/Literature ENGL 1301 3
English Language/Literature ENGL 1301, 1302 4
Environmental Science ENVR 1000 3
French FREN 1411* 3
French FREN 1411*, 1412* 4
Human Geography GEOG 1302 3
German GERM 1411* 3
German GERM 1411*, 1412* 4
Comparative Government & Politics POSC 2000 3
Government POSC 2305 [GOVT] 3
European History HIST 2311 3
U.S. History HIST 1301, 1302 3
World History HIST 2321 or 2322 3
Japanese Language & Culture JAPN 1411 3
Japanese Language & Culture JAPN 1411, JAPN 1412 4
Music MUSI 1311 3
Music MUSI 1311, MUSI 1312 5
Physics 1 PHYS 1401*, 1402* 3
Physics 2 PHYS 2425*, 2426* 3
Physics B PHYS 1401*, 1402* 3
Physics C PHYS 2425*, 2426* 3
Psychology PSYC 2301 3
Spanish Language SPAN 1411*, 1412* 3
Spanish Language SPAN 1411*, 1412*, 2311 4
Spanish Language SPAN 1411*, 1412*, 2311, 2312 5
Spanish Literature/Culture SPAN 1411*, 1412* 3
Spanish Literature/Culture SPAN 1411*, 1412*, 2311 4
Spanish Literature/Culture SPAN 1411*, 1412*, 2311, 2312 5
Statistics CIDM 2342 3

Last updated 5/8/2020

Instructions for submitting AP Scores

International Baccalaureate

West Texas A&M University recognizes credit for international baccalaureate scores. With a minimum exam score of four in each
subject area, WTAMU will grant 24-semester hours of college credit to entering freshmen who have successfully completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Non-IB diploma holders with appropriate higher-level scores will have their courses evaluated for credit eligibility. Credit determinations are made on an individual basis. Contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

IB Examination Score WTAMU Course Credit Hours
Biology SL 4+ BIOL 1406 4
Biology HL 4+ BIOL 1406, 1407 8
Chemistry SL 4+ CHEM 1411 4
Chemistry HL 4+ CHEM 1411, 1412 8
Economics SL 4+ ECON 2301 3
Economics HL 4+ ECON 2301,2302 6
English SL or HL 4+ ENGL 1301, 1302 6
French SL or HL 4+ FREN 1411, 1412 8
German SL or HL 4+ GERM 1411, 1412 8
History SL or HL 4+ HIST 1000, 2000 6
Music SL or HL 4+ MUSI 1306 3
Mathematical Studies SL 4+ MATH 1332 3
Mathematics SL 4+ MATH 1314 3
Mathematics HL 4+ MATH 2413 4
Philosophy 4+ PHIL 1301 3
Physics SL 4+ PHYS 1401 4
Physics HL 4+ PHYS 1401, 1402 8
Psychology SL or HL 4+ PSYC 2301 3
Social and Cultural Anthropology 4+ ANTH 2351 3
Spanish SL or HL 4+ SPAN 1411, 1412 8
Theater Arts SL or HL 4+ THRE 1310 3

Credit by Examination

Students may earn credit by examination for satisfactory scores on the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), College Board Advanced Placement Examinations (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and subject tests and challenge examinations. Credit is placed on the transcript the first semester the student enrolls at WTAMU.

Credit by examination is exactly the same as successfully passing the equivalent WTAMU course. A letter grade of "S" is assigned if the student achieves the required scores; this grade does not figure into grade point averages. ACT or SAT credit may be obtained for the following courses and scores.

Course ACT SAT
ENGL 1301 28 620
MATH 1314 24 560

CLEP

CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the nation. With CLEP, a student can earn college credit for what he or she already knows by passing a 90-minute, multiple-choice CLEP subject exam.

Get more information about CLEP here.