The University of West Florida recognizes the following programs (national exams) for which undergraduate students may receive academic credit. A combined total of 60 semester hours, of which not more than 20 semester hours may be upper-division credit, may be accepted for transfer. Credit toward major requirement must be approved by the student’s major department.
Acceptability of University credit from all sources will be determined by the Office of Admissions.
Categories and maximum acceptable limits are as follows:
International Baccalaureate program (IB) 30 sh
Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
|UWF Course Credit By Proficiency|
UWF also offers credit for specific courses through a proficiency examination (or assessment) as determined by the academic department. No fees will be assessed. Students should contact the academic department to make arrangements for an examination (or assessment) of proficiency to be given. The grade for the credit by proficiency will be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Grades will be recorded and UWF’s grading system and policies will be applied.
A student who previously attempted a course or is currently enrolled in a course may not use the credit by proficiency option for that course. Students may attempt to earn credit by proficiency in a specific course only once, regardless of whether the examination (assessment) is passed or failed.
Undergraduate degree-seeking students may request permission to take an examination for undergraduate course credit. A total of thirty (30) semester hours of credit by examination may be applied to an undergraduate degree. Proficiency exams may be taken on the pass/fail basis. Credits earned by examination when taken pass/fail become part of the maximum six semester hours or two courses (whichever is greater in credit) allowed on the pass/fail basis. All other pass/fail regulations apply.
Graduate degree-seeking students may be permitted to take six (6) semester hours or two (2) courses (whichever is greater in credit) of graduate-level credit by proficiency, at the request of a department and with the approval of the college dean and Graduate School Dean.
Non-degree graduate students who possess a bachelor’s degree or higher, who are participating in an approved teacher education program, and who demonstrate significant teaching experience, may take one or two courses amounting to no more than nine (9) semester hours of their course work through the credit-by-proficiency option.
Students must be enrolled in UWF at the time the proficiency is assessed (exam is given) and credit is awarded.
For further information, please review the Grades and Academic Policies section of the Academic Catalog.