Credits through Alternative Providers

In our continuing effort in making higher education affordable and attainable, Wilmington University recognizes credits earned through alternative providers and exams.

CREDITS THROUGH examination

UNDERGRADUATE GENERAL EDUCATION ALTERNATIVE PROVIDERS

We have partnered with Sophia Pathways to provide students more alternatives for earning credit from prior learning. Sophia Pathways offers courses that meet some general education requirements at Wilmington University, in a flexible, self-paced format. Sophia Pathways courses are ACE Credit-recommended and have been evaluated by Wilmington University faculty for transfer acceptance. If you are interested in learning more, contact your advisor or COEL@wilmu.edu.

Please note that due to Delaware requirements for teacher licensure eligibility, credits earned through an alternative credit provider will not apply to any College of Education course or degree program that contributes to eligibility for licensure/certification as a Delaware educator.

Sophia Pathways

STANDARDIZED EXAMS

Standardized exams are a convenient and affordable option for students to earn academic credit for some courses in their degree program. Standardized exams can result in the award of academic credit when a student achieves the minimum passing score for that exam. Many students can earn credit through this pathway for courses in subjects like English, math, business and many more.

Next Steps

Step 1. View video and review information above.

Step 2. If you have already completed any standardized exams or courses through Sophia Pathways, contact your academic advisor or the College of Online and Experiential Learning to find out if the credits will apply toward your degree.

Step 3. If you are interested in earning credit through one of the methods described on this page, contact the College of Online and Experiential Learning (COEL) at coel@wilmu.edu.

FAQs:

What standardized exam options are available?

Wilmington University recognizes the following exam providers: Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College-Level Examinations Program (CLEP), Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), and UExcel Exams.

To view current exam equivalencies, visit the Credit Transfer Tool and type in AP, CLEP, DSST, Excelsior, or UExcel as the Institution.

How much do standardized exams and credits through alternative providers cost?

Please visit the provider's website for cost information.

How do I earn credit for passing an exam?

Contact your academic advisor or COEL@wilmu.edu to verify that the exam is applicable to your degree. Once verified, we will require an official transcript sent directly from the institution to Wilmington University.

Do exams affect my GPA?

No. Whether you pass or fail an exam, the exam will not positively or negatively impact your GPA.

Can I transfer my PLA credit to another college or university?

Students who have received PLA credit at Wilmington University should be aware that PLA credit may not be accepted by other institutions. Students are encouraged to check with the receiving institution prior to transfer.