Roanoke College grants advanced placement and unit credit on the basis of the Advanced Placement Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examination for courses which normally would be introductory for new students at the College. Generally, on the Advanced Placement Test the candidate who scores 3 will be granted competency. Unit credit will be granted if a candidate scores a 4 or 5. For the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examinations, the candidate who scores a 4 will be granted competency, and unit credit will be granted if a candidate scores 5, 6, or 7. Students scoring the equivalent of a “C-” or higher on the College Level Examination Program test will receive unit credit. However, no student may accrue more than eight units of credit through Advanced Placement tests, College Level Examination Program tests, International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examinations, and/or Credit by Examination.
Military service school credit, as evaluated by the American Council on Education Guide to the evaluation of educational experiences in the armed services, may also be considered for credit, provided the coursework is appropriate to the academic curriculum of Roanoke College. Specific information can be obtained from the Associate Dean/Registrar.