Credit by National Exams

Demonstrate your mastery of college-level material and earn WCTC credits by completing national exams from the following entities:

  • AP – CollegeBoard Advanced Placement
  • IB – International Baccalaureate
  • CLEP – College Level Examination Program
  • DSST – formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests

Steps to get started:

  1. Review the list of national exams approved for WCTC course credit and their required scores.
  2. Visit WCTC's Testing Center for CLEP/DSST preparation resources, fee information and to schedule your exams.
  3. Submit your official scores to WCTC Admissions for evaluation.

Critical Information

  • You must complete at least 25 percent of your major subject area credits and 25 percent of the total credits required for your program in residence at WCTC.
  • Credits earned from national exams are not calculated in your grade point average.
  • If you receive credit by completing a national exam, then you are exempt from taking the associated course.
  • Credits earned from national exams may affect veteran benefits and financial aid. Review the 150 percent maximum credit policy and consult with the Financial Aid Office for more information.
  • Review credit awarded through your MyWCTC account in the “Academic Profile” box click “View Transcript."