Receiving Alternate College Credit by Exam
Many students across the country have discovered the many ways to receive college credit while they are still enrolled at the high school level. The strategies include AP, IB, AICE, CLEP and others. These opportunities provide great access to accelerated coursework and jump start their college careers.
UWF recognizes the national exams through which undergraduate students can receive academic credit. A combined total of 60 semester hours, of which not more than 20 semester hours may be upper-division credit, may be accepted into a UWF academic record in transfer per student. While a student can achieve a total of 60 semester hours, no more than 30 credits can be accumulated through any one source. Credits applied toward major requirements must be approved by the student’s major department.
Acceptability of credit from all sources is determined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Check out the list of opportunities for alternative credit policies.
Dual Enrollment @ UWF
One kind of acceleration is different from the others. Dual Enrollment occurs when high school students take actual college courses and accumulate the credit for them. While the rewards are high for Dual Enrollment, the risks are high as well. Failure to complete the Dual Enrollment with strong academic commitment can result in lower grades than desired, and the Dual Enrollment strategy requires that these course grades be added to the high school transcript as well. Students pursuing Dual Enrollment should be real sure they can successfully complete the content if they register. Otherwise, one of the other college credit solutions may be a better alternative.