Undergraduate Admissions

AP Credit and Credit by Examination

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Wright State recognizes five nationally recognized external examinations. Awarding of credit is based on an appropriate test score outlined in the equivalency chart for each test. The results of the test must be sent to the Wright State admissions office. Each testing site has a fee for taking the test.

Advanced Placement (AP)

The AP tests are taken in high school. AP scores of 3 or better are considered passing, and you will receive college credit. An AP score of 4 or better in certain areas is recommended for students pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Please review Wright State’s course equivalency chart for AP (PDF). Request your official scores be sent to Wright State’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions through the College Board website.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Wright State accepts the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams based on the scores outlined in the equivalency chart. Please review Wright State's CLEP Equivalencies (PDF).

To find a testing site, visit the College Board CLEP website. Request your official scores be sent to Wright State’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions with the College Board transcript request form.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Wright State awards credit for higher-level International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. Students with IB courses in Spanish, French, or German are encouraged to complete departmental examinations for credit and placement. Please review Wright State's course equivalency chart for IB (PDF).

Note: Wright State will not award credit in a foreign language to a student based only on IB examination scores.

Note: Credit will not be awarded for IB World History exam. The history department has concluded that Wright State does not have a comparable course.

DANTES Standardized Subject Test (DSST)

If you're in the military, you can earn college credit with the DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) program. There are 37 DSST exams available to you. Academic departments at Wright State determine how credit will be awarded for DSST exams. Please review Wright State’s course equivalency chart for DSST (PDF) for details.

For information about testing sites and examinations, visit the DSST website. Request your official scores be sent to Wright State’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions through the DSST website.

Excelsior College Credit by Examination (ECE)

Wright State recognizes Excelsior College’s credit by exams. There are 50 subject tests available. Academic departments at Wright State determine how credit will be awarded for Excelsior College Credit by Examinations (ECE). Please review the course equivalency chart for Excelsior College Credit-by-Examinations (PDF). Request your official scores be sent to Wright State’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions through the Excelsior College Credit-by-Exams website. Simply follow the instructions in the ECE Registration Guide.