Equivalencies Effective as of June 2017
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. Below is the CLEP Course Equivalency chart, effective as of Fall 2017.
|CLEP Exam||CLEP Score||UMW Course||UMW Credit||Gen. Ed Intensive|
|American Government||50||PSCI-201||3||Human Experience & Society|
|Analyzing and Intrepreting Literature||50||ENGL-NOTMJ||6|
|Chemistry||50||CHEM-111 or CHEM-105A & 107A||7 or 4||Natural Science (105A & 107A Complete)|
|College Algebra||N/A||No Credit Awarded||N/A||N/A|
|College Composition||50||ENGL-101 & NOTMJ||6||Writing Intensive|
|College Composition Modular||50||ENGL-101 & NOTMJ||6||Writing Intensive|
|College Mathematics||50||MATH-110 & NOTMJ||6||Quantitative Reasoning|
|Financial Accounting||50||ACCT-101 & 102||6|
|French Language I||50||FREN-101 & 102||6|
|French Language II||62||FREN-101,102,201A,202A||12||Completes Language Requirement|
|German Language I||50||GERM-101 & 102||6|
|German Language II||63||GERM-101,102, 201,202||12||Completes Language Requirement|
|History of the US I||50||HIST-131||3||Human Experience & Society|
|History of the US II||50||HIST-132||3||Human Experience & Society|
|Humanities||50||HUMA-NOTMJ or ELEC-NOTMJ||6|
|Human Growth & Development||50||SOCG-NOTMJ||3|
|Introduction Business Law||50||BLAW-201||3|
|Introduction to Educational Psychology||50||PSYC-NOTMJ||3|
|Introduction Psychology||50||PSYC-100||3||Human Experience & Society|
|Introduction to Sociology||50||SOCG-105||3||Human Experience & Society|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50||ECON-201B||3||Human Experience & Society|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50||ECON-202B||3||Human Experience & Society|
|Principles of Management||50||MGMT-NOTMJ||3|
|Principles of Marketing||50||MKTG-NOTMJ||3|
|Social Sciences and History||50||HIST-NOTMJ||3|
|Spanish Language I||50||SPAN-101 & 102||6|
|Spanish Language II||66||SPAN-101,102, 201A,202A||12||Completes Language Requirement|
|Western Civilization I||50||HIST-121||3||Human Experience & Society|
|Western Civilization II||50||HIST-122||3||Human Experience & Society OR Global Inquiry|
*NOTMJ means: not major, general elective credit that will apply to the overall credits needed to graduate (120). These credits are not found equivalent to an one-to-one UMW course. These credits do not satisfy any requirements for the major unless a re-evaluation is submitted by the student. The NOTMJ course(s) also do not apply to the Gen-Ed requirements unless a re-evaluation is submitted by the Student to be re-evaluated by the Gen-Ed Committee. Although Modern Foreign Language courses transfer as general elective credit, they will satisfy the foreign language requirement.
**Guidelines Covering the Application and/or Deletion of Transfer Credits. The following provisions apply to transfer courses taken at other institutions.78
1. Transfer credits will be forfeited and removed from the record if the equivalent course or courses are completed at UMW or another institution (and transferred into UMW for credit).
2. Transfer credits are counted as completed credits toward graduation, and thus affect all decisions regarding probation, suspension, and dismissal.
3. A student may request the permanent deletion of transfer credits from his or her record at any time except when he or she is on disciplinary or honor suspension or after academic dismissal.