In response to school closings due to the impact and ongoing threat of COVID-19, College Board has developed AP Exams that can be taken at home, online this year from May 11-22, 2020. Free online AP classes and review sessions are available at YouTube.com/advancedplacement to help students prepare for the 45-minute exam.
University of West Georgia (UWG) recognizes both the need for these changes and the effort that students have already made in these challenging courses. UWG remains committed to granting students academic credit for the successful completion of 2020 AP Exams. UWG will continue to honor all credit by exams reported from College Board and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB transcripts). Our current credit by exam policies for awarding UWG credit will remain in effect for students who test in 2020. We appreciate students' efforts to do their best under the difficult circumstances.
Departmental Credit by Exam
Several academic departments at the University of West Georgia offer the opportunity for credit by examination. The English Department, for example, allows students to write an essay evaluated by a departmental committee. Depending on the passing score, the student will be allowed to exempt English 1101 and/or 1102. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures also allows students to exempt certain introductory foreign language courses. The Math Department allows a student to receive credit for MATH 1111 (3 credit hours) & MATH 1113 (4 credit hours) by taking the ALEKS placement exam.
Additional Information on Department Credit by Exam (PDF 256K)
Additional Information on Mathematics Credit-by-Exam (SAT Score)
Additional Information on Mathematics Credit by ALEKS PPL
Additional Information for English Credit-By-Exam
Advanced Placement Program
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is available through many high schools and enables a high-school student to earn credit toward college in a variety of subjects. These courses are equivalent to college freshmen/sophomore level courses. High school students who earn AP exam scores of 3 or higher and who submit official score reports to West Georgia usually receive credit for coursework. Scores of 4 or higher are required to receive credit for history exams and may also count as Honors College credit.
College Level Examination Program
The College Level Examination Program or CLEP is a great way to earn college credit. Credit is granted upon the successful completion of a standardized test. Not only will a person save time by not having to take a course containing material he or she already knows, but the student will also save money by not having to pay for a college class. CLEP enables a student to move through his or her freshman and sophomore years at a faster pace. At West Georgia, a “K” grade is awarded after successful completion of a CLEP exam. The grade will appear on the student transcript and evaluation records.
International Baccalaureate (IB) scores are also reviewed for possible college credit. Students may receive academic credit for exams at each level depending on the score. Please review the current IB Policy (PDF 338K) to determine if you are eligible to receive credit.
For more information about these or other testing options please visit Academic Testing Services.