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You can earn college credit by taking a national standard exam such as Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB). You will be awarded NWTC credit, at no cost to you, if you receive a successful score on your exam.

Advanced Placement (AP Credit)

Who: High school students typically take the AP Exam. Many students prepare by taking an AP-approved high school course. (If you’re not a high school student, please contact a local high school to see if the school could accommodate you.) 

When: AP Exam is only offered in May. See the full list of exam dates. 

Where: If you’re a high school student, contact your guidance counselor or contact AP Services for Students (apstudents@info.collegeboard.orgto get the names and contact information of local AP coordinators. (If you’re not a high school student, please contact a local high school to see if the school could accommodate you.) 

Cost:See current exam fees.  

NWTC Course Equivalencies

AP Exam (Score Required)
NWTC Course Name (Catalog Number)
Credits

Biology (3,4,5)

General Biology (10806114)

4

Chemistry (3,4,5)

General Chemistry 1 (10806134)

4

Chemistry (3,4,5)

College Chemistry 1 (10806135)

5

Chemistry (3,4,5)

College Chemistry 2 (10506136)

5

Computer Science A (3,4,5)

IT: Program Part 3 (Java) (10152141)

3

Computer Science Principles (3,4,5)

IT: Program Logic Intro (10152140)

1

English: Language & Comp (3,4,5)

English Comp 1 (10801136)

3

English: Literature & Comp (3,4,5)

English Composition 1 (10801136)

3

Environmental Science (3,4,5)

Principles of Sustainability (10806112)

3

Environmental Science (3,4,5)

Environmental Science (10506146)

3

Gov't & Politics (Comparative) (3,4,5)

Intro to American Government (10809122)

3

Gov't & Politics (U.S.) (3,4,5)

Intro to American Government (10809122)

3

Human Geography (3,4,5)

Intro to Diversity Studies (10809172)

3

Macroeconomics (3,4,5)

Economics (10809195)

3

Math: Calculus AB (3,4,5)

Calculus 1 (10804198)

4

Math: Calculus BC (3,4,5)

Calculus 1 (10804198)

4

Math: Calculus BC (3,4,5)

Calculus 2 (10804181)

4

Microeconomics (3,4,5)

Economics (10809195)

3

Physics: 1 (4,5)

General Physics 1 (10806154)

4

Physics: 2 (4,5)

General Physics 2 (10806164)

4

Psychology (3,4,5)

Intro to Psychology (10809198)

3

Seminar (3,4,5)

English Composition 1 (10801136)

3

Statistics (3,4,5)

Introductory Statistics (10804189)

3

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Who: Anyone can take CLEP Exam in a variety of subjects.

When: CLEP Exam is available throughout the year.

Where: Find a test center.

Cost: See current exam fees.

NWTC Course Equivalencies

CLEP Exam (Score Required)

NWTC Course Name (Catalog Number)

Credits

American Government (50)

Intro to American Government (10809122)

3

Biology (50)

General Biology (10806114)

4

Calculus (50)

Calculus 1 (10804198)

4

Chemistry (50)

General Chemistry (10806134)

4

Chemistry (50)

College Chemistry 1 (10806135)

5

Chemistry (50)

College Chemistry 2 (10506136)

5

College Algebra (50)

College Algebra w/Apps (10804195)

3

College Composition (50)

English Composition 1 (10801136)

3

College Mathematics (50)

Math Reasoning (10804134)

3

College Mathematics (75)

Intermediate Algebra w/Apps (10804118)

4

Financial Accounting (50)

Accounting 1 (10101110)

4

Human Growth and Development (50)

Developmental Psychology (10809188)

3

Information Systems (50)

Intro to IT (10107107)

1

Introductory Business Law (50)

Business Law & Ethics (10102150)

3

Introductory Psychology (50)

Intro to Psychology (10809198)

3

Introductory Sociology (50)

Intro to Sociology (10809196)

3

Precalculus (50)

College Algebra & Trig w/Apps (10804197)

5

Principles of Macroeconomics (50)

Economics (10809195)

3

Principles of Management (50)

Business Principles (10102158)

3

Principles of Marketing (50)

Marketing Principles (10104110)

3

Principles of Microeconomics (50)

Economics (10809195)

3

Spanish w/ Writing: Levels 1 & 2 (50)

Spanish 101 (10802104)

3

International Baccalaureate (IB Exam)

Who: Students who attend a high school that is approved to offer International Baccalaureate (IB) programming and take an IB-approved high school course.

When: See exam dates.

Where: Contact your high school guidance counselor to find a test center.

Cost: Contact your high school guidance counselor for more information.  

NWTC Course Equivalencies

IB Exam (Exam Level) (Score Required)
NWTC Course Name (Catalog Number)
Credits

Biology (HL) (4,5,6,7)

General Biology (10806114)

4

Business & Mgmt (HL) (4,5,6,7)

Business Principles (10102158)

3

Chemistry (HL) (4,5,6,7)

General Chemistry (10806134)

4

Chemistry (HL) (4,5,6,7)

College Chemistry 1 (10806135)

5

Chemistry (HL) (4,5,6,7)

College Chemistry 2 (10506136)

5

Economics (HL) (4,5,6,7)

Economics (10809195)

3

English A: Language & Literature (HL/SL) (4,5,6,7)

English Composition 1 (10801136)

3

Environmental Systems & Societies (SL) (4,5,6,7)

Principles of Sustainability (10806112)

3

Environmental Systems & Societies (SL) (4,5,6,7)

Intro to Environmental Science (10506146)

3

Mathematical Studies (SL) (4,5,6,7)

College Algebra & Trig w/Apps (10804197)

5

Mathematics (HL) (4,5)

Calculus 1 (10804198)

4

Mathematics (HL) (6,7)

Calculus 2 (10804181)

4

Mathematics (HL) (6,7)

Applied Stats (10506157)

4

Mathematics (HL) (6,7)

Intro to Stats (10804189)

3

Mathematics (SL) (4,5,6,7)

College Algebra & Trig w/Apps (10804197)

5

Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches (SL) (4,5,6,7)

College Algebra  (10804195)

3

Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches (HL) (4,5,6,7)

Calculus 1 (10804198)

4

Mathematics: Application & Interpretation (HL) (4,5)

College Algebra & Trig w/Apps (10804197)

5

Mathematics: Application & Interpretation (HL) (6.7)

Calculus 1 (10804198)

4

Mathematics: Application & Interpretation (HL) (6,7)

Introductory Statistics (10804189)

3

Philosophy (HL) (4,5,6,7)

Intro to Ethics (10809166)

3

Physics (HL) (5,6,7)

General Physics 1 (10806154)

4

Psychology (HL/SL) (4,5,67)

Psychology (10809198)

3

Social & Cultural Anthropology (HL) (4,5,6,7)

Intro to Diversity Studies (10809172)

3

Spanish AB (HL) (4,5,6,7)

Spanish 1 (10802104)

4

Sport, Exercise & Health Science (HL/SL) (4,5,6,7)

Basic Anatomy (10806189)

3

NWTC also accepts scores from national standardized exams including Cambridge, DSST, GED 2014, & UExcel. For more information please contact us

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