Advanced Placement Credit

The Advanced Placement program allows high school students to master college subject matter and to document that mastery through success on Advanced Placement examinations.

Eastern's Advanced Placement Policy

Eastern WV Community and Technical College — in keeping with the policies of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) and the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (CCTCE) — is committed to initiatives such as the Advanced Placement program of the College Board which encourage prospective college students to aspire to higher intellectual achievements.

HEPC and CCTCE policies provide that students with successful scores on Advanced Placement exams shall receive academic credit at all public undergraduate institutions in West Virginia. The policies allow:

  1. high school students who score at least ‘3’ on a College Board Advanced Placement exam will receive credit at any institution in the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia;
  2. credit toward the major or core curriculum, when the examination is in the area of the student’s major;
  3. some circumstances where an academic department within any institution may require a score higher than 3 on an Advanced Placement exam, if:
    1. the credit is to be used toward meeting a course requirement for a major in that department; and
    2. the faculty at the institution approve of the higher score requirement.
  4. Advanced Placement exam credits awarded by regionally accredited institutions of higher education to be transferred to the other state colleges and universities in accordance with the Advanced Placement policy of the receiving institution.

HEPC’s official Advanced Placement Credit Guide states the official policy and lists Advanced Placement credit awards for each of West Virginia’s public colleges and universities. Those lists indicate:

  1. minimum exam scores required for Advanced Placement credit
  2. number of credits awarded
  3. available course equivalents (If the institution does not have an equivalent course, then no course is listed in the ‘course equivalent’ column. Credit is awarded, however, for successful completion of any College Board Advanced Placement exam.)

Credits are awarded once an official score report is received and the student is enrolled in the receiving institution.


Please direct any questions on Advanced Placement credits to Monica Wilson, Vice President of Academics & Student Services, Tiffany Sentman, Student Program Advisor, or to:

Academic Affairs Office
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Boulevard, E., Suite 700
Charleston, West Virginia 25301‐2827
Phone: (304)-558-0261