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Credit by Advanced Placement and CLEP Examinations

Linfield College awards credit for International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations when official score reports are received by the Registrar’s Office. Credits are awarded on a course-by-course basis in academic areas taught at Linfield. For IB, higher-level exams with scores of 5, 6, or 7 will receive credit. For AP, scores of 4 or 5 will receive credit. For CLEP, scores vary by subject; please consult the Registrar’s Office.

The maximum amount of credit awarded by a combination of IB, AP, and CLEP may not exceed thirty semester hours. A student may not receive IB, AP, CLEP and college credit for the same content. Credits from IB, AP, and CLEP may not be used to satisfy Linfield Curriculum Requirements.

Paracurricular Credit for Non-Linfield Activities

Paracurricular credit is intended to encourage students to participate in college-sponsored skill and activities courses. In this sense, the granting of paracurricular credit for non-college experiences is contrary to the intended purpose of the paracurriculum. However, in special cases when it seems to meet an appropriate educational need, paracurricular credit may be granted upon petition to the Curriculum Committee prior to engaging in the activity.