Alternative Credit offers students a variety of ways to accumulate credit during their time at George Fox University. It includes AP testing, CLEP exams, IB scores, and Foreign Language equivalencies. A maximum of 32 semester credits may be earned at George Fox University through examination or other non-classroom credit procedures. This includes all alternative credit opportunities.
Advanced Placement (AP)
University credit may be granted in several subject areas to the student who completes a college-level course in high school and receives a qualifying score under the AP Program, sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board. A student will receive college credit based on George Fox University AP policy. The student's transcript will show the name of the AP test, the corresponding college course, and the number of credit hours received with the grade of "P". Official transcripts from the College Entrance Examination Board are required to receive AP credit.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a nationally recognized standardized testing through which university credit may be earned or course proficiency verified.
- Testing through the CLEP general examinations is designed to verify competency in general education. These examinations are to be taken prior to the completion of the first semester of enrollment as a freshman at George Fox University.
- Testing through the CLEP subject examinations provides verification of competency in selected academic fields. These may be taken at any time (unless concurrently enrolled in an equivalent course) and assume competency has been gained in non-classroom settings.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
University credit may be granted in several subject areas to students who complete university-level work through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. A minimum score of five is required on High Level examinations for credit consideration. Students must provide a copy of their IB transcript to receive consideration. Credits awarded as a result of IB documentation will be accepted as transfer credit.
Foreign Language EquivilenciesFor languages for which a CLEP or AP test is not available, an Oral Proficiency Interview may provide the student opportunity to prove proficiency in the language and receive academic credit.
CCAF, AARTS, SMARTS, CGI (Coast Guard Institute), and DLI (Defense Language Institute) transcripts are treated as transcripts from accredited colleges. The ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experience in the Armed Services is used in determining the value of learning acquired in military service. Learning applicable to a service member’s program will be transferred as undergraduate elective credit at levels consistent with the ACE Guide recommendations and/or as transcripted by the Community College of the Air Force. Courses determined to be Technical/Vocational at the discretion of the transfer credit specialist would not receive credit in accordance with George Fox University’s undergraduate transfer credit policy. Military transcripts should be requested from Joint Services Transcripts (https://jst.doded.mil/smart/