Western Kentucky University

Honors College at WKU

AP Credit and Credit by Exam

 

Credit may be earned at WKU through the examination programs listed below.  The credit hours earned through these examinations will count toward graduation but will not be used to compute grade point averages since a letter grade will not be given.  Students cannot receive Honors credit through any of these examination programs.


Advanced Placement Program (AP)

The average incoming Honors freshman starts at WKU with 12-15 hours of AP credit, allowing them more flexibility in course selection, the ability to double major or minor, and study abroad multiple times, all within a four-year plan.

As you plan your high school schedules, remember that the WKU Office of Financial Assistance makes scholarship awards based an unweighted high school GPA scale.

To send your AP scores to WKU, use the code AP-1901.  The Office of Admission notifies students of their eligibility for credit upon receiving an application for admission and the official AP score report.  Students will receive credit during the first semester of enrollment.

 

American College Testing Program (ACT)

A student scoring 29 or above on the English section of the ACT may be awarded three credit hours for English 100.  A student who earns credit for English 100 on the ACT may not receive additional credit for English 100 through other examination programs. 

To send your ACT scores to WKU, use the code ACT-1562.  The Office of Admission will notify applicants who qualify for academic credit on the basis of the ACT scores. 

 

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)

A student scoring 650 or above on the verbal section of the SAT may be awarded three credit hours for English 100.  A student who earns credit for English 100 on the SAT may not receive additional credit for English 100 through other examination programs.

To send your SAT scores to WKU, use the code SAT-1901.  The Office of Admission will notify applicants who qualify for academic credit on the basis of the SAT scores.


College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Students may register for CLEP examinations at WKU by contacting the Counseling and Testing Center.  It is recommended that you speak with the Honors Academic Advisor before registering for CLEP exams.

 

Departmental examinations developed by WKU departmental faculty committees

Departments may offer departmental exams in courses at their discretion.  It is recommended that you speak with the Honors Academic Advisor before registering for Departmental exams.

 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

WKU recognizes the IB program completed in high school.  Credit will be awarded by earning the required score in a specific subject.  To receive credit the student must furnish an official IB transcript to the Office of Admissions issued directly from the New York office of the International Baccalaureate Organization.  Specific information about required scores may be obtained from the Office of Admission.

 

 

Download the AP/CLEP credit course equivalency brochure

 Last Modified 7/25/13