AP and IB College Credit

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

Students who have completed an Advanced Placement course in high school and who have taken the corresponding AP exam may receive college credit at Widener. Widener University offers college credit for completed coursework based on the final AP exam score.  Please refer to the list of AP exam scores required to obtain credit, and their corresponding Widener University Courses.

To receive the Widener University college credits, students must forward their official Advanced Placement scores from the College Board to the following address:

    Widener University
    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    One University Place
    Chester, Pennsylvania 19013

International Baccalaureate (IB) Courses

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a comprehensive and challenging two year pre-university course of study for students ages 16-19. Students take written exams at the end of their coursework which are graded by external moderators. Scores are given on a scale of one through seven for each course. A score of four or higher is considered proficient.

Please refer to the list of Science IB exam scores required to obtain credit, and their corresponding Widener University Courses.

Coming Soon: For students who have taken courses in an IB curriculum, Widener University is in the process of reviewing and determining corresponding credits for these programs.  An official list of required scores and corresponding Widener credit will be available soon.

Dual Enrollment Courses

Dual enrollment allows high school students to take Widener University courses during their junior and senior years. Students who take these courses and earn a passing grade have the opportunity to earn both Widener University (college) credits and credits toward high school graduation.

Students whose high school participates in a Dual Enrollment program with another college or university, may still receive credit at Widener for their completed course work.  In order for credit to be given for other Dual Enrollment courses, students must submit an official transript through the college or university that administered their Dual Enrollment course.  These credits will be evaluated and added to the student's Widener record by a transfer counselor.

Please submit all official college transcripts to the following address:   

     Widener University
    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    One University Place
    Chester, Pennsylvania 19013