Alternative College Credit

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Alternative credit offers you a variety of ways to accumulate credit during your time at George Fox. It includes AP testing, CLEP exams, IB scores, and foreign language equivalencies.

A maximum of 30 semester credits may be earned at George Fox 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 if you complete a college-level course in high school and receive a qualifying score under the AP program, sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board.

You will receive college credit based on George Fox University AP policy. Your 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.

More information about CLEP is available on the College Board website.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

University credit may be granted in several subject areas if you complete university-level work through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. A minimum score of 4 is required for credit consideration.

You must provide a copy of your IB transcript to receive consideration. Credits awarded as a result of IB documentation may be accepted as transfer credit based on the minimum score requirements.

Foreign Language Equivalencies

Academic credit for proficiency in a foreign language may be granted through an oral proficiency interview and writing proficiency test. The procedure is standardized in order to assess global speaking ability, measuring language production holistically by determining patterns of strengths and weaknesses. The proficiency levels are established by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Language.