2023-2024 Edition

Academic Catalog

Advanced Placement Credit, International Baccalaureate Credit, and Other Prematriculation Credit

A student who has completed an Advanced Placement (AP) course or its equivalent while in secondary school and has achieved a score of 4 or 5 in the corresponding AP examination may be granted one or two credits toward the Wesleyan bachelor's degree with the appropriate department approval.

Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) course of study and have received a score of 5, 6, or 7 on the corresponding IB examinations may be granted one or two credits for the higher level examination and .75 credits for the subsidiary-level examination toward a Wesleyan bachelor's degree with the appropriate department approval.

Students wanting to post any prematriculation credit (e.g., for advanced exams, including but not limited to Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and A-level) must consult their class dean. The awarding of prematriculation credit is determined at the discretion of the relevant department. The department may stipulate additional conditions for the award of such credit, such as successful completion of a specific University course or courses. Detailed information about prematriculation credit may be obtained from the Registrar's website or the Deans' Office.

Other prematriculation credits that the University will post on the Wesleyan transcript are courses taken with college students and taught by a college teacher on a college campus, provided the courses meet Wesleyan's transfer credit criteria. Please see Transfer of Credit for further details.

Any credits earned at Wesleyan prior to matriculation may apply toward Wesleyan degree requirements, but a maximum of two credits earned elsewhere may apply. This includes Advanced Placement credit, International Baccalaureate credit, and college transfer courses posted to the Wesleyan transcript. While a maximum of two credits will be counted toward the Wesleyan degree, all such credits that have been duly approved by Wesleyan departments will be listed on the student’s transcript. These credits may contribute to oversubscription in any one department.

Students may use up to two prematriculation credits awarded for the purpose of class promotion. However, students are not permitted to use this credit to reduce the course load, to clear up failures or unsatisfactory work, or to count toward fulfillment of the general education expectations.