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Advanced Placement

The College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement Program allows high school students to earn college credit for high school work. Students usually take a high school honors course to prepare for the national AP exams each May. Advanced placement exams are offered in a number of academic disciplines. Credit for these exams is granted under the following conditions:

  • WVC is not a testing site for AP and official scores must be submitted for evaluation.
  • Students must have 15 WVC transcribed credits with a 2.0 or better GPA to be eligible for academic credit for prior learning (ACPL) consideration.
  • Credits awarded are based on the type of test taken and the score received. For English Composition tests, WVC only accepts scores of a 4 or 5.
  • Click on WVC AP Exam Scores for a complete breakdown on how credit is awarded.
  • A maximum of 10 AP credits can be earned in a distribution area (maximum of 5 credits in world languages). No more than 5 AP credits can be used to meet the writing skills requirement for a degree. AP credit will not fulfill the writing requirement for advanced English composition.
  • For an AP test that does not appear on the AP Exam Score chart, WVC will grant a maximum of 5 credits within subject area for a score of 3 or higher.
  • ACPL credit is limited to a maximum of 30 credits required for WVC degrees or certificates. Workforce programs, specifically, are limited to 25% of total credits for degree.
  • AP credit receives a “P” grade, will not affect the GPA and will not apply to WVC residency requirements.
  • There is no fee for this evaluation.