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AP, IB & CLEP Credit

Important Information Regarding AP and IB Credit for all NEW Students

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

AP scores are received electronically from the College Board.   May exam scores directed to Virginia Tech are received in July.  Thereafter, scores are received weekly through August, then every 3-4 weeks.  AP/IB Credit can be seen on Hokie SPA within three business days of Virginia Tech receiving the scores.  If scores were not directed to the Office of the University Registrar at Virginia Tech (school code 5859), you may contact the College Board at (888) 308-0013.   A maximum of 38 hours may be awarded.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

IB transcripts are received electronically from IBO.  May transcripts are received at the end of July.  Thereafter, transcripts are received monthly.   IB credit is viewable on Hokie Spa within five business days of Virginia Tech receiving the scores.  If scores were not directed to the Office of the University Registrar at Virginia Tech, please refer to the IBO website at http://www.ibo.org/ibna/graduates/.

Credit is awarded based on earning a certificate or a diploma.

With the IB Diploma, credit is awarded for Higher Level (HL) courses based on minimum scores shown in the HL Credit Table. Credit for only one Standard Level (SL) course is awarded provided a minimum score of 6 is earned. In addition, credit is awarded for Theory of Knowledge with a grade of C or higher and Extended Essay with a grade of C or higher. A maximum of 38 hours may be awarded.

With the IB Certificate, credit is awarded for Higher Level (HL) courses based on minimum scores shown in the HL Credit Table. No credit is awarded for Standard Level (SL) courses. In addition, no credit is awarded for Theory of Knowledge or Extended Essay. A maximum of 30 hours may be awarded.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP credit is awarded within three days after a transcript is received.

University of Cambridge International Examinations

Beginning Fall 2011, Virginia Tech will award transfer credit for certain Advanced Level examinations based upon receipt of an official Certifying Statement of Results.  At this time, course syllabi for each Cambridge Subject Area are under faculty review.  Once the review is complete and the appropriate Virginia Tech equivalent course has been determined, a chart detailing these equivalencies will be posted here.