As you plan your courses, take into account any college-level credits that you may have earned through special examinations. These credits may be applied toward major requirements, as appropriate.
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
You may earn up to 16 credits toward the Wheaton degree from College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. If you have taken AP tests and earned scores of 4 or 5, please ask the College Board to forward your scores to Wheaton. Following evaluation of your AP scores, you will be granted equivalent Wheaton course credits.
At Wheaton, the Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services reviews AP credit and notifies eligible students of their credit awards.Once AP credits are awarded, you may not receive additional credit for Wheaton courses equivalent to the AP credits.
To send your AP scores to Wheaton, please call the College Board at: 877.274.6474. Wheaton’s CEEB code is 3963.
Evaluation of advanced placement credits should ideally take place before the end of your first year at Wheaton.
Learn more about Advanced Placement Credits.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit
The Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services reviews International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas and notifies the Office of the Registrar of credit to be awarded. Typically, a score of 5, 6, or 7 on higher-level exams earns one credit. You may earn up to eight credits for IB exams.
Students must arrange for the electronic release of their lB transcripts to Academic Advising.
Other International Credits
Students completing the General Certificate of Education (British University A-Levels) or other thirteenth-year diploma programs may earn advanced placement credits through departmental evaluation and the approval of Academic Advising.
College Courses Completed Prior to Matriculation
Credit may be accepted for any non-repeated, liberal arts course completed at another accredited institution before matriculation, pending formal review by the college. In all cases, the earned grade must be C or higher. Please note that the Wheaton credit is equivalent to a four-semester-hour course; therefore, a three-semester-hour transfer course is equivalent to 0.8 credits at Wheaton.