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Credit by Examination Opportunities: AP / IB


Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diplomas


Walden University recognizes examinations taken in high school as part of an Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

  • AP Exams test the ability to perform at a college level in many different disciplines. AP Exams are administered once per year in the secondary-school setting.
  • Advanced Placement exam grades of 3 or higher are accepted.
  • Walden will award one course per AP exam passed.
  • No more than 6 courses will be awarded.
  • Additional information can be found on the AP website.
  • IB Diploma courses consists of exams and essays that are assessed on a 7-point scale. This program is available to students aged 16–19.
  • Additional information can be found on the IB website
  • International Baccalaureate exam grades of 4 or higher are accepted.


Walden Course Exam Topic Advanced Placement International Baccalaureate
BIOL 1001: Introduction to Biology Biology X X
CHEM 1001: Introduction to Chemistry Chemistry X X

ECON 1001: Macroeconomics

Economics X X

ENGL 1010: Writing With Confidence and Purpose 

English Language X X
NASC 1001: Environmental Science Environmental Science X
GEOG 1001: World Regional Geography Geography X
MATH 1030: College Math Mathematics X
PHIL 1001: Introduction to Philosophy Philosophy X
PSYC 1001: Introduction to Psychology Psychology X X

STAT 2001: Statistics or 

PSYC 3002: Data Analysis and Presentation 

Statistics X