Credit and Placement Policies
Evaluation of transfer, CLEP, and advanced placement credits is coordinated through the Office of the Registrar. The university will accept or transfer appropriate undergraduate credits earned through credit by examination, advanced placement, CLEP, correspondence courses, extension courses, armed forces service schools, and college-level courses completed prior to graduation from high school. With the approval of the appropriate academic departments, the amount of such credit that may be applied toward a degree is subject to limitation only by the university’s general residence requirement and the prescribed courses in the major field of study and degree program. Credit toward a degree is not awarded for Continuing Education Units or for General Education Development tests (GED).
The Office of the Registrar evaluates all credit from transfer institutions for admitted and currently enrolled students based upon departmental recommendations. This process has been automated so that the transfer evaluation can be completed and sent to the student as soon as possible after he or she is admitted to the university. Since the process is automated, most of the courses that are transferred in have previously been evaluated and are tracked on the system. Courses that have not been previously evaluated are sent to the appropriate department for credit determination and then added to the system. The university has an historic record of courses taken at other schools that have been certified by each of the university departments as equivalent to WCU courses.