College Credit Programs

Advanced Placement (AP)

You can earn college credit on the basis of your scores on the College Board Advanced Placement Exams, held every spring. Many students take AP classes to prepare for the exams, but classes are not required. Information about Advanced Placement (AP) credit.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 34 examinations. You can earn credit for knowledge acquired through independent study, prior coursework, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits or internships. Examinations and credit awarded.

Running Start (RS)

Students in grades 11 and 12 can earn high school and college credit at the same time by taking courses at certain institutions of higher education during high school.

To earn college credit for your Running Start coursework, please have your official college transcript sent to WSU Vancouver Office of Admissions.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Widely recognized by the world’s leading universities, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily for students aged 16 to 19. The program encourages students to:

  • Ask challenging questions
  • Learn how to learn
  • Develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
  • Develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures

IB exams and credits awarded.

Cambridge credit

WSU awards credit for each Cambridge A-level exam. See a list of Cambridge exam credits awarded by WSU.