College Level Examination Program


College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Advanced Placement (AP)

Academic credit or waiver of requirements may be granted based upon performance on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement (AP) tests. Generally, students must attain a CLEP score at least equivalent to the 75th percentile of national norms established by the College Board, or an AP examination score of at least 3; however, specific standards and whether credit or waiver is granted are determined by each academic department. Therefore, students should consult the appropriate academic department or the CLEP administrator in the Division of Continuing Education office, Administration Building "333" concerning the relevant standards and policies. CLEP tests are offered in areas fulfilling core requirements and in other subject areas as well. Students with questions regarding AP scores should consult the Director of Admissions.

Credit or waiver of requirements will not be granted unless the examination is taken prior to enrollment in a course, which is equivalent to the examination. A maximum of 60 credits may be earned through CLEP examination.

Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield (CCGS)

The Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield (CCGS) consortium offers students the opportunity to take a day course at one of the participating area colleges at no additional cost. Colleges participating in this program are: Springfield College, American International College, Western New England College, Bay Path College, College of Our Lady of the Elms, Springfield Technical Community College, and Holyoke Community College. This program is open to all Day Division students and matriculated Continuing Education students enrolled in at least 6 semester hours at Westfield. Students may take no more than one course each semester under this program and must register for the CCGS course prior to taking it.

All students are strongly urged to consult their academic advisor concerning credit taken through this program to be sure the course work fits with their degree program. For additional details, or to pick up the necessary registration form, Day students may see the Registrar; Continuing Education students may see the Coordinator of Academic Advising.

College Academic Program Sharing (CAPS)

The College Academic Program Sharing program is designed to offer students the opportunity for an educational experience at another state college in Massachusetts. It is available to full-time day division students in good academic standing and does not necessitate transferring. Students may participate in this program for one or two semesters, completing up to thirty credits. The filing deadline is December 15 for the Spring semester and May 15 for the Fall semester. Freshmen are ineligible. The state colleges participating in this program are: Bridgewater State College, Fitchburg State College, Framingham State College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts State College, Salem State College, Westfield State College, Worcester State College, Massachusetts College of Art, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy.