Below are several ways current Whatcom Community College students can earn WCC credit for prior learning experiences. Students who apply for CLEP, AP, IB, military or transfer credit must submit official transcripts/scores to Whatcom's Registration & Student Records Office. Credit granted is considered transferred-in credit and is posted on the student's academic transcript at the time of graduation.

 

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Credits from nationally standardized CLEP General and Subject exams with a score of 50 or higher may be accepted as electives in the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate in Liberal Studies non-transfer degrees. A maximum of 15 credits for approved Subject exams with a score of 50 or higher may be applied to the unlisted elective category of the Associate in Arts and Sciences (AAS-DTA) or Associate in Science (AS-T) transfer degrees.

 

Advanced Placement (AP)

The Advanced Placement program consists of college-level courses and exams for high school students. The college awards credit for higher level AP exams that meet subject and score criteria agreed upon by the college departments that oversee each appropriate discipline. AP Scores & WCC Equivalencies


International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate program consists of college-level courses and exams for high school students. The college awards credit for higher level IB examinations that meet subject and score criteria agreed upon by the college departments and oversee each appropriate discipline. IB Scores & WCC Equivalencies


Military credit

Documented military training will be evaluated by the college upon entrance to a degree, certificate or diploma program.

 

Transfer credit

Transfer-in credits are evaluated by the College upon entrance to a degree, certificate or diploma program.