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 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.
The Registrar's Office offers exam proctoring for George Fox University students only. Currently, we are approved to proctor exams from Brigham Young University.