Advanced Standing & Transferable 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 (866) 630-9305. A maximum of 38 hours may be awarded.
CLEP is a national program that offers students credit by computer-based examination. This allows students to have the opportunity to obtain recognition for achievement in specific college courses. Students should request their official CLEP exam results directly from the College Board. Virginia Tech’s CLEP school code is 5859. CLEP credit can be viewed on Hokie SPA under the grades menu. A maximum of 12 credit hours may be awarded.
DSST exams are a form of assessing prior learning through credit-by-exam. Students may have scores sent to Virginia Tech by contacting DSST at 1-877-471-9860.
Holders of the German Abitur must have completed 13 years of high school and earned the Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife in order for Virginia Tech to consider an award of credit.
The University Registrar requires an official, translated transcript. Credit is awarded based on the results of the Abitur exams. Subject electives are awarded up to an overall maximum limit of 30 credits.
Virginia Tech recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program and awards IB credits based on earning a Certificate or a Diploma. Virginia Tech will accept these scores electronically from the testing agency. Please contact the agency to request that scores be sent directly to Virginia Tech (school code 5859) at www.ibo.org. Student score report copies will not be accepted.
Transcripts for May exams are received at the end of July. Thereafter, transcripts are received monthly. IB credit is viewable on Hokie Spa under the grades menu.
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 5 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.
- IB Equivalents Accepted for Students Entering Summer or Fall 2021 (PDF):
- IB Equivalents Accepted for Students Entering Summer or Fall 2020 (PDF):
- IB Equivalents Accepted for Students Entering Summer or Fall 2019 (PDF):
- IB Equivalents Accepted for Students Entering Summer or Fall 2018 (PDF):
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- IB Equivalents Accepted for Students Entering Summer or Fall 2016 (PDF):
Cambridge International exams, commonly known as A levels or AS levels, are administered by the University of Cambridge. Virginia Tech recognizes and gives credit for University of Cambridge International Exams based upon the receipt of an official certifying transcript. Students must request an official transcript directly from Cambridge International Examinations or other designated testing agency (Edexcel, etc.) and have this sent to the Office of the University Registrar. Credit will not be considered based on a high school transcript. Credit can be viewed on Hokie SPA under the grades menu. A maximum of 38 credit hours may be awarded.
- 2021-2022 Cambridge International Examination Equivalencies
- 2020-2021 Cambridge International Examination Equivalencies
- 2019-2020 Cambridge International Examination Equivalencies
- 2018-2019 Cambridge International Examination Equivalencies
- 2017-2018 Cambridge International Examination Equivalencies
- 2016-2017 Cambridge International Examination Equivalencies
Transfer credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities will be considered for transfer credit when comparable courses are offered at Virginia Tech. Grades of C or better are required for transfer. Additional information about transfer credit from other colleges may be found at https://apps.es.vt.edu/ssb/hzsktgid.P_DispTranGuide.
The American Council on Education (ACE) recognizes the educational value of military training and experience. Military credit will be awarded at Virginia Tech based on Joint Services Transcripts (JST) and Air University/Community College of the Air Force transcripts.
An official transcript must be submitted to Admissions for new students, or to the Office of the University Registrar for students returning to Virginia Tech.
The Office of the University Registrar and the academic dean of the student’s College will determine the credits required for degree completion.
For questions pertaining to transfer credit for military education and training, please contact the Office of the University Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about your transfer credit?
To inquire about other college credit you may send an email to email@example.com. Please include your first initial, last initial, student ID number, the credit source you are seeking (name of the other college, if pertinent). Do not include your full name and student ID number so as to protect your data.