Credit by Examination

  • A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit from all sources of credit by examination may be applied toward a degree from Weatherford College
  • Credit earned by examination does not reduce the residency requirement of a minimum of 25% of the hours of a degree for graduation completed at Weatherford College
  • Credit by examination is awarded on a pass-fail basis; scores are not included in a student’s grade-point average

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Qualifying CLEP scores:

CLEP Exam Required Score Hours of Credit
American Government 50 3 GOVT 2305
Analyze & Interpret Literature (essay required) 50 3 ENGL 2341
Biology 50 4 BIOL 1406
Calculus 50/60 4/8 MATH 2413/2414
Chemistry 50/60 4/8 CHEM 1411/1412
College Algebra 50 3 MATH 1314
College Composition 50 3 ENGL 1301
English Literature 50 3 ENGL 2321
Financial Accounting 50 4 ACCT 2301
History of the US I to 1877 50 3 HIST 1301
History of the US II 1877 – Present 50 3 HIST 1302
Human Growth and Development 50 3 PSYC 2314
Information Systems 50 3 COSC 1301
Introduction to Business Law 50 3 BUSI 2301
Introduction to Psychology 50 3 PSYC 2301
Introduction to Sociology 50 3 SOCI 1301
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 ECON 2301
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 ECON 2302
Spanish Language 57/67 8/14 SPAN 1411, 1414, 2311, 2312

* Weatherford College does not award CLEP credit for ENGL1302

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Students who have received college-level training in secondary school and who present applicable scores on the appropriate Advanced Placement Examination will be granted, upon request, placement and credit for comparable courses at WC. All score reports must be submitted to the office of the Registrar. There are no grade points for this type of credit. A grade of “CR” will appear on the student’s transcript for this course following registration at WC. A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit from all sources of credit by examination may be applied toward a degree from WC.

Requests for credit in other subject matters should be directed to the Registrar.

AP Exam Required Score/Hours Awarded Course Equivalents
Art Appreciation 3/3 ARTS 1301
Art History I 3/3 ARTS 1303
Biology for Science Majors I 3/4 BIOL 1406
Business Computer Applications 3/3 BCIS 1305
Environmental Science 3/4 BIOL 2406
General Chemistry I 3/4 CHEM 1411
Introduction to Computing 3/3 COSC 1301
Principles of Macroeconomics 3/3 ECON 2301
Principles of Microeconomics 3/3 ECON 2302
English Language and Composition 3,5/3,6 ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302
English Literature and Composition 3/3 ENGL 2341
French 2,3,4/8,11,14 FREN 1411/1412, 2311, 2312
World Regional Geography 3/3 GEOG 1303
United States Govt. & Policies 3/3 GOVT 2305
United States History I 3/6 HIST 1301, 1302
European History 3/5 HIST 2311/2312
World History 3/5 HIST 2321/2322
Calculus I 3/4 MATH 2413
Calculus II 4/4 MATH 2414
Music Theory I 3/3 MUSI 1311
College Physics I 3/4 PHYS 1401
College Physics II 3/4 PHYS 1402
Physics C (Mechanics) 3 PHYS 2425
General Psychology 3/3 PSYC 2301
Spanish 2,3,4/8,11,14 SPAN 1411/1412, 2311, 2312

 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD) Program Credit

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is an international program of courses and exams offered at the high school level. Additional information about
the International Baccalaureate Diploma program can be found at www.ibo.org. In keeping with Senate Bill 111 passed in 2005, Weatherford College will grant up to 24 hours of course specific college credit (CR) for IB exams scores of 4 or above as long as the incoming freshmen have earned an IB diploma. However, course credit does not have to be awarded on any IB exams where the score received is a 3 or less. This may mean that such students will not receive 24 hours of college credit, even if they have an IB diploma.

International Baccalaureate scores must be sent directly to the Registrar’s Office at Weatherford College from International Baccalaureate. This transcript must be received at least two weeks prior to the first day of classes for transcript evaluation and advising. In addition, students must show proof of meeting the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements prior to their initial enrollment at the college. IBD course credit will be transcripted with a designation of CR after the applicant successfully completes the first semester of attendance at WC.

Weatherford College will not award a degree based solely upon the number of IBD credits transferred toward degree requirements. The college and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) policies require students to take 25% of credit hours through instruction at WC for graduation purposes.

Students submitting an IB transcript for credit evaluation should consider the total number of qualifying credits to be awarded. Additional hours above the required amount to graduate may have an adverse impact on students’ financial aid or other grant programs.

The following chart provides the courses accepted at WC from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program:

IB Examination Min Score Required WC Course Credit Hrs Granted
American Literature 2A (Essay) = 4 ENGL 2326 3
American Literature I 2A (Essay) = 4 ENGL 2327 3
American Literature II 2A (Essay) = 6 ENGL 2328 3
Art Appreciation (SL) 6 ARTS 1301 3
Art Appreciation (HL) 4 ARTS 1301 3
Beginning French II 1 or 2B = 6 FREN 1412 4
Beginning Spanish I 1 or 2B = 4  SPAN 1411 4
Beginning Spanish II 1 or 2B = 6 SPAN 1412 4
Biology for Science I (SL) 4 BIOL 1406 4
Biology for Science II (HL) 4 BIOL 1407 4
Biology for Science (HL) 6 BIOL 1406 & 1407 8
British Literature (1 semester) 2A (Essay) = 4 ENGL 2321 3
British Literature I (1st sem; 2nd sem seq) 2A (Essay) = 4 ENGL 2322 3
British Literature II (1st sem; 2nd sem seq) 2A (Essay) = 6 ENGL 2323 3
Business Principles (SL) 4 BUSI 1301 3
College Physics I 4 PHYS 1401 4
College Physics II 6 PHYS 1402 4
Contemporary Mathematics I 6 MATH 1332 3
Cultural Anthropology 4 ANTH 2351 3
Environmental Biology 4 BIOL 2306 3
Fine Arts Appreciation (HL) 4 HUMA 1315 3
Forms of Literature (1 sem) 2A Essay = 4 ENGL 2341 3
General Anthropology 4 ANTH 2346 3
General Chemistry I 4 CHEM 1411 4
General Chemistry II 4 CHEM 1412 4
General Psychology 4 PSYC 2301 3
Intermediate French I 2A Essay = 4 FREN 2311 3
Intermediate French II 2A Essay = 6 FREN 2312 3
Intermediate Spanish I 2A Essay = 4 SPAN 2311 3
Intermediate Spanish II 2A Essay = 6 SPAN 2312 3
Intro to Computing 5 COSC 1301 3
Intro to Philosophy 4 PHIL 1301 3
Intro to Theater 6 DRAM 1310 3
Intro to Sociology 4 SOCI 1301 3
Microcomputer Applications 5 BCIS 1305 4
Music Appreciation 6 MUSI 1306 3
Physical Science I 4 PHYS 1415 4
Physical Science II 6 PHYS 1417 4
Principles of Macroeconomics 4 ECON 2301 3
Principles of Microeconomics 6 ECON 2302 3
Western Civilization I 4 HIST 2311 3
Western Civilization II 6 HIST 2312 3
World Literature (1 sem) 2A Essay = 4 ENGL 2331 3
World Literature I (2 sem seq) 2A Essay = 4 ENGL 2332 3
World Literature II (2 sem seq) 2A Essay = 6 ENGL 2333 3
World Regional Geography 4 GEOG 1303 3