Credit By Examination


Wayland recognizes the validity of accepting credit for specified levels of achievement on institutionally approved, standardized examinations. Such credit will be assessed and treated as transfer credit. Official score reports must be received by Wayland prior to issuing credit. Scores posted on other institutions’ transcripts will not be viewed as official nor will be granted with the exception of ACT/SAT scores which appear on official high school transcripts. Duplicate credit will not be awarded – for example, three hours of credit in English for both ACT and CLEP credits. Students pursuing the B.A., B.B.A., B.M., B.S, B.S.N., and B.S.I.S. degrees may transfer a maximum of 30 semester hours earned as Credit by Examination; students pursuing the B.C.M. and B.A.S. degrees may transfer a maximum of 42 semester hours. A grade of CR will be assigned for all credit earned by examination except that credit earned through advanced standing examinations. No fee is charged for granting credit for ACT, AP, SAT I, CEEB, or CLEP/DANTES scores. Students may not challenge a course in any field in which credit has been given for a more advanced course. For example, credit for SPAN 1301 will not be issued from test credit when credit for SPAN 1302 has been earned previously. Students may not challenge a course in which a grade of F has been received. Test scores will not be accepted as upper-level (3000-4000 level) academic hours. Students who fail to meet minimum standards on credit by examination will be required to take the course as applicable
to the degree program being sought.

 

ACT and SAT Examinations - Credit may be allowed for satisfactory scores on the English and mathematics sections of the ACT and SAT examinations. Students scoring 29 or above on the ACT English section or 620 or above on the SAT Writing section will be given credit for ENGL 1301. Students scoring 26 or above on the ACT mathematics section or 550 or above on the SAT Mathematics section will be given credit for MATH 1304. If the student takes the exam more than once, the highest available ACT or SAT subscores in math and English will be used for credit decisions.

CLEP/DANTES Examinations - Credit may be accepted for both the general and subject College Level Examination Placement (CLEP) tests. No credit will be accepted on the CLEP exam without the original score report. The minimum level acceptable for receiving credit for a CLEP exam is the B level. In some instances the ACE recommended score will be accepted. CLEP/DANTES credit will not be accepted as upper-level credit unless specified by CLEP/DANTES.

As of July 1, 2010, students who wish to receive CLEP credit in English must take the subject exam titled College Composition Modular. The exam title College Composition will not be accepted for English credit. The essay for the College Composition Modular will be graded by a full-time Wayland English faculty member on the Plainview campus. The English CLEP exams are taken to receive college credits and are also used by Wayland for diagnostic purposes in advising students. After a student’s first term of enrollment at Wayland, the CLEP exam (College Composition Modular) may be taken only once. This applies to both the objective and essay parts of the English CLEP exam. Successful completion of both portions of the examination is required for credit in ENGL 1301 and/or ENGL 1302.


Students who wish to receive CLEP credit in history must take the subject exams titled History of the United States I and History of the United States II (for six hours credit in U.S.) or Western Civilization I and Western Civilization II (for six hours credit for Western/World Civilization). The general exam titled Social Sciences and History will not be accepted for history credit.


Students who wish to receive CLEP credit in Biology or Chemistry may take the Biology or Chemistry CLEP Subject Exam. The General Examination titled Natural Sciences will not be accepted for science credit.

CEEB Tests - Three semester hours of credit may be awarded for each area of the College Entrance Examination Board Test (CEEB) on which the student scores 3 or better.

Advanced Placement Examinations

Advanced Placement Examinations - Wayland participates with the College Board by granting Advanced Placement (AP) credit when the AP courses and examinations compare favorably with the standards of Wayland and its individual departments. The following chart indicates the number of credit hours and courses that correspond with each minimum AP examination score. The following AP examinations will not be accepted for credit: Computer Science, Environmental Science, International English Language, Latin, Music Theory, and Physics C.

Exam Title
Min. Grade
Credit
Courses
History of Art
3
3
ART. 1301
Studio Art
3
3
ART. 1302
Biology
3
8
BIOL 1401-1402
Chemistry
3
4
CHEM 1401
Chemistry
4
8
CHEM 1401-1402
Economics - Macro
3
3
ECON 2307
Economics - Micro
3
3
ECON 2308
English - Composition/Language
3
3
ENGL 1301
Composition/Literature
4
3
ENGL 1302
French - Language
3
8
FREN 1401 - 1402
French - Literature
3
6
FREN 2301 - 2302
German Language
3
8
GERM 1401-1402
Government and Politics - U.S.
3
3
POLS 2301
History - U.S.
3
3
HIST 2301 or 2302
Mathematics - Calculus AB
3
3
MATH 2306
Calculus AB
4
6
MATH 2306, 2307
Mathematics - Calculus BC
3
6
MATH 2306, 2307
Music Theory
3
8
MUSI 1401-1402
Physics B
3
8
PHYS 1401-1402
Psychology
3
3
PSYC 1301
Spanish - Language
3
8
SPAN 1401-1402
Spanish - Literature
3
6
SPAN 2301-2302
Statistics
3
3
MATH 1306 or 1308

 

Advanced Standing Examinations

Advanced Standing Examinations - Credit for a limited number of courses is available by advanced standing examinations. Although grade points and semester-hour credits earned through advanced standing examinations count toward the fulfillment of graduation requirements, they may not be counted toward the 30 hours of residency that must be taken at Wayland. Scholarships are not affected by student performance on these examinations. The following procedures must be followed to ensure proper awarding of credit. Students on external campuses will coordinate these steps with the external campus executive director/dean.
1. Advanced Standing Examination form may be obtained at the office of the registrar.
2. Fill out the form obtaining information from the dean of the academic school.
3. Pay the 1/3 tuition for the course in the business office.
4. Return the form with receipt showing payment to the office of the registrar.
5. Schedule an appointment for test administration with the dean of the academic
school.
6. After completion of the examination, the dean will report a grade to the office of the
registrar. Credit is granted only if the student scores 80 or above on the examination.
The student will receive as a course grade the letter equivalency of the test grade.

If the student fails the examination, he/she must enroll in the course and pay regular tuition and fees. Advanced standing examinations are not available for a course in which the student has previously received a GPA grade of F. Work completed at universities or colleges that are designated as testing schools will be evaluated using the standards of the advanced standing examination