Credit by Examination (AP, IB & CLEP)
For each AP course taken at a participating high school, an AP Exam is administered. Each AP Exam is given an overall grade of 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, with 5 indicating a student who is extremely well qualified to receive college credit and/or advanced placement. Appalachian does not accept any scores lower than "3" and sometimes gives additional credit for scores of "4" or "5."
AP Grade Reports are automatically sent in July to you, your high school, and the college you designated on your answer sheet when you took the exam. Each report is cumulative and includes grades for all the AP Exams you have ever taken. If you did not have your scores sent to Appalachian, you can order them from College Board at the address and phone numbers listed below. If you have questions concerning your AP scores, contact the Office of Admissions or visit the College Board's AP Central.International Baccalaureate Credit Policy (IB)
The International Baccalaureate Organization's Diploma Program is a demanding two year, pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. It is designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. Similar to Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program earn credit hours or advanced placement in college courses.
IB grade reports are automatically sent in July to you, your participating high school, and the colleges you designated when you took the exam. Appalachian receives these scores via email and posts them to your student records. If you did not designate Appalachian as a score recipient, you can order your scores from the International Baccalaureate Organization.CLEP Credit by Exam Policy
The CLEP is a series of examinations in 35 introductory college subjects that allow individuals to earn college credit for what they already know regardless of how that knowledge was acquired-through advanced course work, independent study, work experience, professional development, or extracurricular activities. CLEP exams make it possible for you to save time and money in your college career and to advance to higher level classes.
The 90 minute exams are administered via computer at the Testing Center. Contact the Testing Center (828-262-6801) to make an appointment for an examination. Each exam costs $80.00 (payable to CLEP) with an additional administrative fee of $25.00 payable to Appalachian. Students receive instant score reports following completion of the exam.
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