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2012-2013 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 (PHYS310 and 320) and Computer Science I using C (COMP120). The following is the list of Wentworth courses for which AP credit will be accepted:

AP Exam

WIT Course(s)

Art History

HUMN150, Art and Theory


Science Elective

Calculus AB or Calculus BC: AB Subscore*

MATH280, Calculus I or

MATH285, Engineering Calculus I

Calculus BC*

MATH280, Calculus I and MATH290, Calculus II or

MATH285, Engineering Calculus I and

MATH295, Engineering Calculus II

Chemistry I with Lab

CHEM360, Chemistry I

Computer Science A

COMP128, Computer Science I or

COMP165, Introduction to Computing and Problem Solving

Computer Science AB

COMP120, Computer Science I Using C or

COMP128, Computer Science I and

COMP165, Introduction to Computing and Problem Solving

Economics: Macroeconomics

ECON115, Macroeconomics

Economics: Microeconomics

ECON215, Microeconomics

English Language and Composition

ENGL100, English I

English Literature and Composition

ENGL100, English I

Environmental Science

Science Elective

European History

HIST333, Modern World Civilization

Foreign Language or Literature Exams (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish)

General Elective

Government and Politics: Comparative

POLS120, Political Science

Government and Politics: US

POLS150, Introduction to US Government

Human Geography

General Elective

Music Theory

General Elective

Physics B

PHYS210, College Physics I

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

PHYS320, Engineering Physics II

Physics C: Mechanics

PHYS310, Engineering Physics I


MATH205, College Math I and

MATH250, Precalculus


PSYC110, Psychology


MATH130, Statistics and Applications

Studio Art: 2D Design

General Elective

Studio Art: 3D Design

General Elective

Studio Art: Drawing

General Elective

US History

HIST330, US History to 1877

World History

HIST125, World Civilization I and

HIST126, World Civilization II

*Students may also receive proficiency credit for MATH205, College Math I and/or MATH250, 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

ECON110, Economics

English Literature or Analysis and Interpretation of Literature or American Literature

ENGL115, English II

Western Civilization I

HIST125, Ancient World Civilization

Western Civilization II

HIST126, Modern World Civilization

American History I

HIST130, U.S. History to 1877

American History II

HIST140, Modern U.S. History

American Government

POLS150, Intro to American Government

Introductory Psychology

PSYC110, Psychology

Introductory Sociology

SOCL105, 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


General Elective


ECON110, Economics


Lower Level Social Science

History SL (Standard Level)

Lower Level Social Science

History HL (High Level)

Lower Level Social Science


PSYC110, Psychology

Social Anthropology

Lower Level Social Science

Advanced Mathematics

MATH205 and MATH250

Mathematics Higher Level

MATH205, MATH250 & MATH280

Mathematical Methods (with Calculus Option)

MATH205, MATH250 & MATH280

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.