2015-2016 Academic Catalog: Transfer Credit

Recognizing that students can acquire some of the prerequisite learning and competency skills outside of Wentworth’s learning environment, applicants and matriculated students may petition the Institute to approve the substitution of equivalent and documented collegiate or professional experiences for specific courses in the published curriculum.

Advanced Placement Testing Credit

Advanced Placement (AP) test 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 (PHYS1250 and 1750) and Computer Science I using C (COMP1099). The following is the list of Wentworth courses for which AP credit will be accepted:

AP Exam: WIT Course(s)
Art History: HUMN4003, Art and Theory
Biology: Science Elective
Calculus AB or Calculus BC: AB Subscore*: MATH1700, Calculus I or MATH1750, Engineering Calculus I
Calculus BC*: MATH1700, Calculus I and MATH290, Calculus II or MATH1750, Engineering Calculus Iand MATH1850, Engineering Calculus II
Chemistry I with Lab: CHEM1100, Engineering Chemistry I (4 or 5 on AP exam)
Computer Science A: COMP1000, Computer Science I
Computer Science AB: COMP1099, Computer Science I Using C or COMP1000, Computer Science I
Economics: Macroeconomics: ECON4152, Macroeconomics
Economics: Microeconomics: ECON4154, Microeconomics
English Language and Composition: ENGL1000, English I
English Literature and Composition: ENGL1000, English I and ENGL1500, English II
Environmental Science: Science Elective
European History: HIST4033, Modern World Civilization
Foreign Language or Literature Exams (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish): General Elective
Government and Politics: Comparative: POLS1201, Political Science
Government and Politics: US: POLS4102, Introduction to US Government
Human Geography: General Elective
Music Theory: General Elective
Physics B: PHYS1000, College Physics I
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism: PHYS1750, Engineering Physics II
Physics C: Mechanics: PHYS1250, Engineering Physics I
Precalculus: MATH1000, College Math I and MATH1500, Precalculus
Psychology: PSYC4100, Psychology
Statistics MATH1030, Statistics and Applications
Studio Art: 2D Design: General Elective
Studio Art: 3D Design: General Elective
Studio Art: Drawing: General Elective
US History: HIST4025, US History to 1877
World History: HIST1001, Ancient World Civilization and HIST1051, Modern World Civilization

*Students may also receive proficiency credit for MATH1000, College Math I and/or MATH1500, Precalculus, depending on the requirements of their degree program.

College Level Examination Program

The following is a list of acceptable examinations. The student must achieve a “C” grade or better as a “Mean Scaled Score.”

CLEP Subject Exam: Wentworth Course
Introductory Macroeconomics or Introductory Microeconomics: ECON1102, Economics
English Literature or Analysis and Interpretation of Literature or American Literature: ENGL1500, English II
Western Civilization I: HIST1001, Ancient World Civilization
Western Civilization II: HIST1051, Modern World Civilization
American History I: HIST1101, U.S. History to 1877
American History II: HIST1151, Modern U.S. History
American Government: POLS4102, Intro to American Government
Introductory Psychology: PSYC4100, Psychology
Introductory Sociology: SOCL1051, Sociology

Course Credit

Wentworth Institute of Technology allows the transfer of credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges and universities in the United States and Canada provided the student achieved a “C” or better and the courses correspond in time and content to courses offered at WIT. Coursework from an accredited institution may fulfill WIT degree requirements but there is no guarantee. In some cases, the course will transfer as elective credit and those credits will count towards the overall hours required for graduation.

Students wishing to transfer credits in to WIT must submit official transcripts to the Office of the Registrar before the Institute can evaluate and award credit. Course descriptions and in most cases, syllabi, for each course should also be submitted. Grades do not transfer in and are not calculated into the WIT grade point average (GPA). Coursework completed at colleges and universities outside of the United States and Canada will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. As always, we recommend students consult with their academic advisor before taking courses off-campus to ensure the transferability and applicability toward their degree program.

International Baccalaureate Exams

The following is a list of acceptable examinations and Wentworth courses for which advanced placement credit may be obtained. Scores of 5, 6, and 7 are acceptable for credit.

International Baccalaureate Exam: WIT Course
Language A2: General Elective
Language B: General Elective
Philosophy: General Elective
Economics: ECON1102, Economics
Geography: Lower Level Social Science
History SL (Standard Level): Lower Level Social Science
History HL (High Level): Lower Level Social Science
Psychology: PSYC4100, Psychology
Social Anthropology: Lower Level Social Science
Advanced Mathematics: MATH1000 and MATH1500
Mathematics Higher Level: MATH1000, MATH1500 & MATH1700
Mathematical Methods (with Calculus Option): MATH1000, MATH1500 & MATH1700

Military Service

To qualify for advanced standing credit, students must provide their DD214, and any other official documentation of military service.

Professional or Industrial Work Experience

To qualify for advanced standing credit or a course waiver based on professional or industrial work experience, a student must be admitted into the Institute for a specific program of study and submit the following in the form of a portfolio:

  • a written narrative detailing how the work experience has met course objectives
  • documentation detailing the years, type, location, and skills and competencies gained from that experience
  • a letter of verification from the applicant’s immediate supervisor or another person qualified by training and experience to comment on the applicant’s acquired skills and competencies for which they have petitioned to receive a course waiver or advanced standing credit
  • other supporting documents as necessary

Copies of professional licenses may also be submitted. The student may also be required to take an examination. Students should present all documentation to their academic department chair.

Transfer Credit 2015 - 2016 Course Catalog, Wentworth Institute of Technology

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