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Advanced Standing by College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

Wentworth recognizes certain subject examinations of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), as well as testing for advanced placement as administered by the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program. Applicants for admission to Wentworth may obtain credit and/or advanced standing based on the achievement of satisfactory scores on designated CLEP (subject) and AP examinations noted below.

CLEP (Humanities and Social Sciences)
The following is a list of acceptable examinations. The student must achieve a “C” grade or better as a “Mean Scaled Score.”

Wentworth Course

ECON110 Economics

ENGL115 English II

HIST125 Ancient World Civilization
HIST126 Modern World Civilization
HIST130 U.S. History to 1877
HIST140 Modern U.S. History
POLS150 Intro to American Government
PSYC110 Psychology
SOCL105 Sociology

CLEP Subject Exam

Introductory Macroeconomics (or)
Introductory Microeconomics
English Literature (or)
Analysis and Interpretation of Literature (or)
American Literature
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
American History I
American History II
American Government
Introductory Psychology
Introductory Sociology

Scores of 3, 4, and 5 are acceptable for credit. AP Biology credit will be allowed as a general or science elective. In addition to the list of courses below, the Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) program will also accept AP credit for Engineering Physics I and II (PHYS310 and 320) and Computer Science I using (COMP120). The following is the list of Wentworth courses for which AP credit will be accepted

Biology (general or science elective)
CHEM100 Chemistry I (or)
CHEM110 Chemistry A
CHEM360 Chemistry I

COMP120 Computer Science I using C
COMP200 Computer Science II using C

ECON110 Economics

ENGL100 English I (or)
ENGL105 English Composition
ENGL115 English II

HIST125 Ancient World Civilizations
HIST126 Modern World Civilizations
HIST130 U.S. History to 1877
HIST140 Modern U.S. History
MATH130 Statistics
MATH205 College Mathematics I
MATH250 Precalculus
MATH265 Engineering Mathematics
MATH280 Calculus I
MATH290 Calculus II

PHYS210 College Physics I
PHYS220 College Physics II

PSYC110 Psychology

POLS150 Intro to American Government

AP credit in the following subject areas will be allowed as a general elective:

  • Art (History of Art, Studio Drawing, 2-D Design, 3-D Design)
  • Human Geography
  • Language (French, German, or Spanish)
  • Latin - Vergil
  • Literature (French, Latin, or Spanish)
  • Music Theory

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