Credit by Examination opportunities are available to all IW Students

Earn Credit through Examinations

The following exams are available to all applicants for admission and current IW students. A maximum of 30 credits of advanced placement credit can be transferred toward your degree completion.

Advanced Placement (AP)

College Entrance Examination Board Special Advanced Placement (AP) tests are administered through local high schools. A student of superior ability and academic background may secure university credit on the basis of a rating of 3 on the CEEB Special Advanced Placement Test.

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Iowa Wesleyan AP examination equivalency table can be found here. AP Examination Download

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject matter tests are given at periodic intervals at various test centers throughout the country. CLEP is designed to provide opportunities for university-level credit to persons of varied backgrounds. The amount of credit for a particular test will be determined by the number of credit hours awarded by the IW course(s) most analogous to the test(s) undertaken and on which the score is at the level to award credit as recommended by the Council on University-Level Examinations.

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Iowa Wesleyan CLEP examination equivalency table can be found here. CLEP Examination Download

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) Program

DSST Get College Credit exams are college subject exams that you can take to earn college credit for knowledge you acquired outside of a traditional classroom. There are 38 subject exams from which to select in disciplines such as Business, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Science, and more. Colleges, universities, and corporations throughout the United States and in some other countries administer tests year-round.

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DSST Brochure for students

Iowa Wesleyan DSST examination equivalency table can be found here. DSST Examination Download

Excelsior College Examination Program

Excelsior College Examination Program offers proficiency exams in select subject areas through the UExcel Excelsior College Examination Program. These credit by examination programs are offered in a computer-based format at thousands of test centers globally. International Baccalaureate are high-school-based programs that are known internationally that can offer college credit.

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Iowa Wesleyan Excelsior examination equivalency table can be found here. Excelsior Examination Download