Registrar's Office

Earning College Credit before Starting

Advanced Placement

Applicants who have taken the AP exam(s) in high school may receive credit on their Alvernia University transcript and be able to use these credit to fulfill their program requirements.  Scores of 3 or higher on most AP test will be accepted for credit.  Applicants must have the College Board forward their test scores to the Admissions Office for evaluation.

College Level Equivalency Program (CLEP)

Credit may be granted to students who have taken a CLEP exam through the College Board to prove competency in a particular subject.  CLEP exams are available in Communication, Literature, Math, Science, History, Psychology, Sociology and more which can be used to fulfill program requirements.  Applicants must have the College Board forward their test scores to the Admissions Office for evaluation.

Dual Credit

Some high schools and colleges partner together to offer college-level courses to students while they are in high school.  These courses may earn credit and fulfill program requirements. Applicants who have participated in such programs should have the college forward official transcripts of those courses and final grades to the Admissions Office for evaluation.  Note that students who participated in Dual Credit through Alvernia University do not need to have their transcripts forwarded.

Transferring Credit to College during the Summer

Applicants may attend college during the summer after high school graduation and, depending on the course and the grade, receive transfer credit that may fulfill program requirements.   Applicants should request an official transcript be forward to the Admissions Office for evaluation.  Note that students who take summer courses at Alvernia University do not need to have their transcripts forwarded.




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