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Credit For Prior Learning

 

 Advanced placement  Advanced placement

Students who receive qualifying scores in College Board Advanced Placement exams may, upon admission to WOU, be granted credit and/or advanced placement in courses counting toward a bachelor’s degree. The amount of credit allowed will be determined by the program entered and the score received in the exam. A minimum score of a three is required and in some instances a four is the minimum score.

 

Examinations are arranged through high school counseling offices. Copies of the test scores should be sent to the Office of the Registrar at WOU. Upon WOU’s receipt of the scores and enrollment of the student, the appropriate units will be credited toward the total hours required for graduation.

 

WOU advanced placement test credit table
Course Score Credits awarded WOU equivalent(s)
English Language & Composition 3+ 4 WR 135
English Literature & Composition 3+ 4 ENG 104, 105, or 106
Environmental Science 3+ 4 ES 106
French Language 3+ 12 FR 103, 201, 202
French Literature 3+ 4 FR 202
German Language 3+ 12 GL 103, 201, 202
Latin Vergil 3+ 12 ML 299, HUM 406
Latin Literature 3+ 4 ML 299
Spanish Language 3+ 12 SPAN 103, 201, 202
Spanish Literature 3+ 4 SPAN 202
Government – U.S. 4 3 PS 101
History – European 3+ 8 HST 1XX, 1XX
History – U.S. 3+ 8 HST 201, 202
Human Geography 3+ 4 GEOG 199
Macro Economics 3+ 4 EC 202
Micro Economics 3+ 4 EC 201
Psychology 3+ 4 PSY 201
Biology 4+ 12 BI 101, 102, 103
Calculus AB 3
4+
4+
10
MTH 251
MTH 251, 252
Calculus BC 3
4
10
MTH 251, 252
MTH 251, 252, 253
Chemistry 4
5
12
15
CH 104, 105, 106
CH 221, 222, 223
Computer Science A 4+ 4 CS 161
Computer Science AB 3
4+
4
8
CS 161
CS 161, 162
Physics B 4+ 12 PH 201, 202, 203
Physics C- Electricity & Magnetism 4+ 4 PH 213
Physics C - Mechanics 4+ 4 PH 211
Statistics 4+ 4 MTH 243MTH 243
History - World 3+ 8 HST 104, 105
Art – History 4+ 8 A 204, 206
Art – Studio 4+ 5 A 199, 130
Music Theory 4+ 8 MUS 211, 212
 

 

 International Baccalaureate (IB) credit guidelines  International Baccalaureate (IB) credit guidelines

 

IB Exam WOU Course # Course Description  Credits
Anthropology 216 Cultural Anthropology 4
Art 204 Art history Prehist thru Romanesque 4
205 Art history Gothic thru Rococo 4
206 Art history Neoclassicism thru contemp. 4
Biology 211 Principles of Biology 4
212 Principles of Biology 4
213 Principles of Biology 4
Chemistry 221 General Chemistry 4
222 General Chemistry 4
223 General Chemistry 4
Computer Science 122 Intro to Computer Science for non-majors 3
161 Survey of Computer Science 4
Economics 201 Intro to Microeconomics 4
202 Intro to Macroeconomics 4
Geography 107 Introduction to Cultural Geography  
211 Geography of US and Canada 4
History of Americas 201 U.S. History 4
202 U.S. History 4
203 U.S. History 4
History of East Asia 391 History of Easy Asia 4
392 History of Easy Asia 4
History of Europe 101 Western Civilization 4
102 Western Civilization 4
103 Western Civilization 4
Language A 115 Introduction to Expository Writing 4
135 Composition 4
104 Introduction to Literature: Fiction 4
Language A
not English
  Second Year Language 12
Language B  
Spanish 101 First Year Spanish 4
102 First Year Spanish 4
103 First Year Spanish 4
Math 112 Elementary Functions 4
241 Calculus for Social Science 4
242 Math for Social Science 4
112 Elementary Functions 4
251 Differential Calculus 5
252 Integrated Calculus 5
Music 111 Beginning Musicianship 3
201 Introduction to Music and its Literature 3
204 Music of the World 3
Philosophy 101 Intro to Philosophy:
Knowledge and Reality
3
102 Intro to Philosophy:
Personal Morality & Justice
3
253 Social and Political Philosophy 3
Physics 201 General Physics 4
202 General Physics 4
203 General Physics 4
Psychology 201 General Psychology 4
202 General Psychology 4
Visual Arts 100 Introduction to Visual Arts 3
115 Beginning Design: 2 dimensional 3
116 Beginning Design: 3 dimensional 3
 

 

 College Level Equivalency (CLEP)  College Level Equivalency (CLEP)

 

College Level Equivalency (CLEP) scoring table
Exam Score Credits Course
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 3 CS 101
American Literature (requires passing essay section) 52 8 ENG 253 and 254
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature*   50-65 4 ENG 104
66+ 8 ENG 104 and 106
English Literature (requires passing essay section) 55 12 ENG 204, 205, 206
English Composition with essay 50 4 WR 115
Freshmen College Composition 50 4 WR 115
Humanities* 50 4 ENG 104
French Language Level 1     50-54 4 FR 101
55-59 4 FR 102
60 4 FR 103
French Language Level 2     50-54 4 FR 201
55-59 4 FR 202
60 4 FR 203#
German Language Level 1     50-54 4 GL 103
55-59 4 GL 102
60 4 GL 103
German Language Level 2     50-54 4 GL 201
55-59 4 GL 202
60 4 GL 203#
Spanish Language Level 1     50-54 4 SPAN 101
55-59 4 SPAN 102
60 4 SPAN 103
Spanish Language Level 2     50-54 4 SPAN 201
55-59 4 SPAN 202
60 4 SPAN 203#
American Government 50 3 PS 201
Introduction to Psychology 50 4 PSY 201
Principles of Macroeconomics^ 60 4 EC 202
Principles of Microeconomics^ 60 4 EC 201
Biology 50 10 BI 101 and 102
Chemistry 50 10 CH 221 and 222
Natural Sciences 50 5 Science elective
College Algebra 50 4 MTH 111
College Mathematics 50 4 MTH 1xx
Precalculus 50 4 MTH 111, 112
Calculus 50 5 MTH 251
 

 

 Credit by Examination  Credit by Examination

When a student who is enrolled at least half-time presents evidence that his or her background provides proficiency in an academic course offered by WOU, the course may be challenged one time only by an appropriate examination. The student must interview with the appropriate department, division chair, or his/her designated representative, and provide convincing evidence of proficiency. If the interview proves favorable, the student should complete the appropriate form requesting the examination and have it signed by the department and division chair. The form may be found in the Registrar's Office or online on the Registrar's Office web page. An appropriate examination as determined by the department must be successfully completed (B or better if prescribed by the department). Undergraduates are limited to a maximum of 45 hours of challenged courses toward degree requirements, or a maximum of 15 credit hours toward initial licensure programs.

 

Credit by examination is not applicable to a master's degree or continuing licensure programs. Credit hours earned through the challenge process may not be included as a part of the residence requirement. All such credit is ungraded (pass/no credit). A fee of $25 per credit (subject to change without notice) is charged.

 

Credit by Examination form (Fillable form in MS Word)

PDF version

 

 

 Military Credit Policy  Military Credit Policy

Western Oregon University grants credit for armed service education and training according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education. Credit is awarded in accordance with WOU and Oregon University System policies regarding transfer credit. Students must submit an official transcript for evaluation by the Registrar's Office from one of the following:

  • AARTS (Army/ACE Registry Transcript Service)
  • SMART (Sailor/Marine/ACE Registry Transcript)
  • Community College of the Air Force transcript
Unless there is a clear WOU equivalent course, credit will be assigned as general elective credit (i.e., XFER credit). Students may request substitutions or rearticulation of transfer work by contacting the appropriate academic department. Defense Activity for NonTraditional Education Support (DANTES) credits may also be accepted for transfer credit if recommended by ACE.

 

Additional information on veterans' educational benefits may be found at: http://www.wou.edu/provost/registrar/veterans/index.php

 

 

 Graduate Entry  Graduate Entry

Candidates may request that the ESOL practicum and work sample be waived based on a minimum of one year of successful classroom teaching (at least half time) in an identified ESOL/Bilingual setting. This includes working in a classroom with at least 20% English Language Learners while the candidate is completing coursework leading to the ESOL endorsement. The “practicum waiver packet" (available at http://wou.edu/education/teacher_ed/esol_bilingual) explains the documentation necessary for the waiver application. Please note that this waiver can only be granted after the candidate completes all coursework towards the ESOL endorsement and obtains a passing score on the ESOL NES exam.

 
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