Freshmen

Transfer AP Or IB Credits

Washburn University knows that many individuals learn at a level comparable to what they would in college by taking advanced placement courses in high school. Therefore, Washburn awards college credit for advanced placement test scores, according to the table below.

To have credit awarded and posted to their transcripts, students must be either currently enrolled as a degree seeking student at Washburn University or former degree seeking students of Washburn University. Test scores must be submitted directly from national testing companies in order to be considered for credit.

College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB): Advanced Placement Examinations

The Advanced Placement exams are prepared, scored and reported by the College Entrance Examination Board. Students should seek information and obtain registration materials through high school counselors or other secondary school officials.


The advanced placement program is designed for high school seniors planning to enter college and administered in conjunction with Advanced Placement courses taught in the high schools. The scores are reported to the University by CEEB. Appropriate credit or advanced placement is awarded at the time of enrollment at Washburn. When credit is awarded, it may be applied to meet degree requirements. When advanced placement is awarded, a student is advanced to a higher level college course without being required to take a lower level prerequisite. Depending on departmental policy and the examination scores a student earns, an academic department may award either credit, advanced placement, or both to a student. No entry is made on the college transcript for scores which are lower than those determined to be satisfactory by the academic department.

AP Score Credit Conversion Chart

Students may have Advanced Placement test scores obtained in high school reported to Washburn for evaluation. Credit and/or advanced placement are awarded to students who have received a score of three (3), four (4), or five (5). Currently, a student maybe awarded college credit hours according to the following table:

Subject

AP Score

Credit Awarded

Art

4-5

Consult Chair (3 hours)^

Biology

3-4-5

BI 100 (3 hours)

Chemistry

5

CH 151 (5 hours)

English Lit

3-4-5

EN 135 (3 hours)

English Lang

4-5

EN 101 (3 hours)

Calculus AB

3

Consult Chair

Calculus AB

4-5

MA 151 (5 hours)

Calculus BC

3

MA 151 (5 hours)

Calculus BC

4-5

Consult Chair

Modern Foreign Language

4-5

GE 101/102 (4-8 hours) or

FR 101/102 (4-8 hours) or

SP 101/102 (4-8 hours)**

Music

3

MU 215 (4 hours)

Music

4-5

MU 215 and

MU 314 (8 hours)

Physics

3-4-5

PS 101 (3 hours)

Political Science

4-5

PO 106 (3 hours)

 Psychology

 3-4-5

 PY 100 (3 hours)

Statistics

3-4-5

MA 140 (3 hours)

US History

4

HI 111 or

HI 112 (3 hours) +

US History

5

HI 111 and

HI 112 (6 hours) ++

World History

4

HI 100 (3 hours)# or

HI 101 or

HI 102

World History 5

 2 of 3 Courses (6 hours) +++

 HI 100 OR

 HI 101 OR

 HI 102

^ The 3 hours of Art are to be selected by Art Department Chair and student based on content of test orportfolio.
** 8 hours of credit will be granted after completion of FR 201, GE 201, or SP 201 with a C or better.
^ May count for humanities general education credit except for Bachelor of Arts degree.
+ After completion of HI 111 or HI 112 with C or better.
++ After completion of Upper Division American History course with C or better.
+++ After completion of Upper Division World History Course with C or better
# After completion of HI 100, or HI 101, or HI 102 with C or better.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program

Washburn University recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. Students should seek information and obtain registration materials through appropriate high school counselors or other secondary school officials. This program is designed for high school juniors and seniors planning to enter college and is administered in conjunction with International Baccalaureate courses taught in high schools.  At the time of enrollment in the University, official transcripts should be forwarded to the University Registrar in order to receive appropriate credit. Credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis by academic departments depending on departmental policy and the examination scores which are achieved. No entry is made on the college transcript for scores which are lower than those determined to be satisfactory by the Washburn academic departments.

IB Subject

Score

Award

Hours

Ged Ed

Biology 5-6(SL)

BI100 AND BI101

5

GENS
Biology 7(SL) BI102

5

GENS

Biology

4-5(HL)

BI100 AND BI101

5 GENS
Biology 6(HL) BI102 5 GENS
Biology 7(HL) BI102 AND (BI105 OR BI110) 9** GENS
Chemistry 5-7(SL) CH101 3 GENS
Chemistry 3(HL) CH101

3

GENS
Chemistry 4(HL) CH121

5

GENS
Chemistry 5-7(HL) CH151 5 GENS
Computer Science 4-7(HL) CM111 3
EnglishA1 5-6(HL) EN101 3
EnglishA1 7(HL) EN101 AND EN135

6

GEHU
Foreign Lang B5-7 (SL) FL102 4^ GEHU
Foreign Lang 5-7(HL) FL201 3 GEHU
Geography 5-7(HL) GG101

3

GESS
History 6-7(SL) HI102

3

GESS
History 4-7(HL) HI102

3

GESS
ITGS 4-7(SL) CM299

3*

ITGS 4-7(HL) CM299

3*

Mathematics 5-7(SL) MA116

3

Mathematics 5-6(HL) MA 151

5

GENS
Mathematics 7(HL) MA151 AND MA 152

10

GENS
Music 5-7

MU100

3

GEHU/GECPA
Philosophy 6-7(HL) PH100

3

GEHU
Physics 5-7(SL) PS101

3

GENS

Physics

5-7(HL)

PS261

5

GENS
Psychology 5-7(HL)

PY100

3

GESS
Theatre 4-7(SL)

TH102

3

GEHU/CPA
Theatre 4-7(HL) TH102

3

GEHU/CPA
Visual Arts 5-7(HL)

AR103 OR Art Studio Elective

3~

GEHU/CPA
World Religion 6-7(HL) RG102

3

GEHU
^May count for humanities general education credit except for Bachelor of Arts degree.
*The 3 hours of CM 299 Special Topics will be Software Lifecycles.
**The 9 hours of Biology are to be selected by Biology Department Chair and Student.
~AR 103 will be awarded for nonmajors; Art Studio elective will be awarded for majors.