International Students

Advanced Standing

College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations: The University will grant first-year students up to two credits for a score of 4 or 5 received on an AP examination, provided that they then take at least one upper-level course in the appropriate department at Wesleyan. (See the Registrar’s website for details.)

International Baccalaureate (IB): Students with superior results on their IB Higher Level may be awarded up to two credits by the appropriate department of the University. Some departments award credit for scores of 5 or better, others require a score of at least 6. Most departments will award this credit only after students take an upper-level course in that subject at Wesleyan. All students with IB diplomas are admitted as first-year students. (See the Registrar’s website for details.)

British ‘A’ Levels: Students with superior ‘A’ Level results may petition the appropriate department of the University for up to two credits (the equivalent of two semester courses) for an ‘A’ Level so passed. Wesleyan will apply towards graduation a maximum of two credits of any kind earned before matriculation by entering first-year students. While a maximum of two credits will be counted toward the Wesleyan degree, all such credits that have been duly approved by Wesleyan departments will be listed on the student’s transcript. This limit applies to Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and A-Level exams as well as any college courses taken elsewhere. More information about graduation requirements can be found on the internet: Grad Requirements.

Students who have spent a year or more studying at a university should apply as transfer candidates.