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AP and IB Policy

In most cases, college credits earned prior to secondary school graduation, including those earned in concurrent (or dual) enrollment programs will receive full transfer credit.

Willamette University encourages student participation in the Advanced Placement (AP) program sponsored by the College Board, the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and concurrent (or dual) enrollment programs. No college credit is granted for College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Many AP scores of "4" and "5" will be granted a minimum of 4 semester hours. Willamette will grant 4 semester hours for many IB Higher Level examinations passed with a score of "5" and up to 8 semester hours for many Higher Level exams passed with a score of "6" or "7." Willamette will also grant 4 additional semester hours to students who earn the full IB Diploma with a score of 30 or above. A current listing of AP and IB course equivalencies is available on the Registrar's Office website.

For students admitted as first year students, no more than 32 semester hours (the equivalent of 48 quarter hours) will be awarded for courses taken prior to matriculation. This includes college, AP, IB, and concurrent (or dual) enrollment credits.

Students should consult the Office of the Registrar with any questions regarding the transferability of credits.

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