Credit by Examination

The following is the Illinois Wesleyan University policy for acceptance of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge International Examination credit.

  1. A maximum of 8 course units awarded for any or all programs such as AP, IB, and Cambridge will be recognized by Illinois Wesleyan University. A maximum of four course units can qualify for general education credit.

  2. Advanced Placement scores of 4 and 5 will receive one course unit of elective or general education credit. No laboratory credit will be awarded.

  3. Higher Level International Baccalaureate scores of 5, 6, and 7 only, will generally receive one course unit of elective or general education credit. No laboratory credit will be awarded. Credit is not awarded for subjects passed at the subsidiary level.

  4. Cambridge International Examinations at the A-Level with scores of A*, A, and B, will generally receive one course unit of elective or general education credit.  No laboratory credit will be awarded.  Credit is not awarded for AS-Level examinations.

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