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Transfer Credit - AP, IB & Other Exams

Edmonds College, alongside other Washington state community and technical colleges, will award credit for students who achieve certain scores on the Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or Cambridge (CI) exams. Check out the information below to learn how!

Note: This page is not a substitute for speaking with an Advisor. If you have a question or concern, please reach out to them.

How to Officially Apply Your Exam Credits

Applying the Best Option for Your Program

Edmonds College seeks to honor the most current course equivalency crosswalk and related information provided by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC). Please refer to the crosswalks on their website if our information does not reflect the most current information.

If you find crosswalk information posted on other websites, including exam company pages, our website and the SBCTC pages take precedence. We are not responsible for non-Edmonds College sites sharing outdated information.

Advanced Placement (AP)

College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams allow you to earn college credit while in high school. Edmonds College will award unrestricted elective credit for an AP exam score of three (3) or higher. Credit will be awarded based on official AP score reports, not transcript notation (high school, undergraduate, or otherwise).

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International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is a demanding two-year curriculum offered in the secondary arena and is recognized by the world’s leading universities. Upon completion of courses and examinations in six subject areas, you will forward an IB transcript to the Credentials Evaluations Department. Credit is awarded for International Baccalaureate (IB) standard and higher-level examinations with a score of 4 or higher. The following chart denotes how each department has determined appropriate placement.

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Cambridge Assessment (CI) 

The Cambridge Assessment (CI) is an exam that certifies candidates’ proficiencies in subjects that a department at the University of Cambridge reviews. Edmonds College will grant a minimum elective credit for each CI Examination for A- and AS-level exams with a passing grade or above for approved examinations.

You will be awarded credit based on official CI Examination results, not transcript notations. You will not receive duplicate credit for taking different exams on the same subjects. No grades are posted for these exams.

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Credit by Other Exams (CLEP and DANTES)

The following rules apply if you wish to receive credits through CLEP and DANTES exams: 

  • You must be currently enrolled to receive these credits. No credits are awarded for an examination if you have already earned credit in a duplicate course.
  • CLEP and DANTES exams will be evaluated by guidelines set by the American Council on Education (ACE). Examination performances are graded as pass or fail and are not computed into your grade point average. Since some two- and four-year colleges and universities do not accept CLEP credit, you should contact the college to which you are transferring for more information.
  • No credits from the CLEP General Examination are applied to your Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Sciences degree, or Associate in Applied Science-T degree.
  • Credits earned in the Freshman English Subject Examination are accepted at the discretion of individual academic divisions. You should contact the appropriate dean before taking the examination.
  • Subject to approval by the chief academic officer, up to 30 credits from the CLEP exam may be applied to any area of your Associate of General Studies Degree.
  • Certain areas of the CLEP exam may be used as elective credit to fulfill requirements for the Associate of Technical Arts degree, including five credits of English Composition, Mathematics, Humanities, and Social Science.

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