The College participates in this the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) , which is administered by College Board. Students in the BA/BS program may earn college credit through CLEP, provided the CLEP examinations have been taken before the student had gained degree-seeking status at UMW. BLS students are eligible for CLEP credit any time before earning 30 credits in alternative credit testing and before earning 90 transfer credits toward the degree.
CLEP is designed for the student who has gained knowledge in a subject area through means other than formal academic course work. The College grants credit for selected Subject Examinations if a score above the fiftieth (50%) percentile is achieved. Credit is not granted for any of the General examinations. Credits earned through CLEP can count toward the Major, General Education Program, or elective credit requirements. CLEP credits do not fulfill any Across-the-Curriculum requirements.
With proper verification, two credits may be awarded from course work related to military service.