Adults returning to school after an interval of work or military experience have a number of opportunities to demonstrate competence beyond high school graduation.
If you have successfully passed one or more of the Advanced Placement Tests administered
by the College Entrance Examination Board, you may be eligible for academic credit
or advanced placement. Academic credit is added toward the hours required for graduation;
advanced placement allows you to attend courses at a more advanced level. Click here to view Advanced Placement examination scores.
Wilkes University awards academic credit on the basis of satisfactory performance
on the Subject Examinations, not the General Examinations, of the College-Level Examination
Program (CLEP) administered by the College Entrance Examination Board. Although the
program is designed primarily for adults, exceptionally well qualified high school
seniors may find it advantageous to seek academic credit through CLEP. Inquiries about
CLEP should be addressed to the Admissions Office. Official scores on CLEP Subject
Examinations should be forwarded directly to the Admissions Office.
If you have completed special education programs offered by branches of the American
armed services, you may be granted academic credit for this course-work.
After admission to Wilkes, you may wish to take an examination demonstrating competence
in a particular course, or explore the processes for earning credit for learning derived
from life experience. If you wish to demonstrate competence, contact the department
chairperson to take a challenge examination. To petition for experiential learning,
contact your advisor.
Registered nurse students and students eligible to sit for NCLEXRN may validate prior learning by successfully completing the Mosby Assess Test (Secured Version). Upon successful completion of this examination and Nursing 299, you will receive 24 credits for Nursing 202, 203, and 204. For more information, contact the Department of Nursing at 570-408-4071.