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Exam-Based Dual Credit

Test Fee Waiver Program

The test fee waiver program covers the exam and course fees for students who qualify for FRPL. iGrants form packages 848 (for IB exams) and 849 (for CI exams) will likely be merged and released in early-spring 2023.There is not an  iGrant for the AP test as costs for eligible students are billed directly to OSPI. However, OSPI must be copied on local invoices submitted to the College Board.

Contact Information

Dual Credit

Dual Credit Program Supervisor
201-341-2955

Exam based dual credit allows a student to take an exam (AP, IB or CI) and apply to receive college credit with a score of 3 or better (for AP), a score of 4 or better (IB), and E or better (CI).

Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement (AP) program allows students to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. Students may earn college credit and/or advanced placement into upper-level college courses by taking AP exams. Many colleges and universities recognize AP courses when making admissions decisions.

Advanced Placement Brochure
Find an overview of the program, course list, who to contact and more.

Dual Credit Programs in Washington State
This WSAC resource contains information about specific dual credit programs in Washington State, including exam-based dual credit equivalencies at public four-year and community and technical colleges. More information about the dual credit policies at Washington colleges can be found at WSAC’s College Credit in High School website.

College Board

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Advanced Placement FAQ

AP/IB/CI FAQ

Qualifying low-income students pay no fees on AP exams. Students must be eligible for AP testing offered through the College BoardInternational Baccalaureate Organization and Cambridge International Examinations.

Student Eligibility

The Washington program recognizes five methods for determining student eligibility. AP/IB/Cambridge coordinators are required to document student eligibility. Coordinator procedures are outlined by program.

Five Methods for Determining Student Eligibility

Eligible students qualify for the Test Fee Program through one of the following methods:

  • Free Lunch Program: The parent or guardian has filled out an application, and they are approved for the free lunch program. (Their income is 130% or less of the poverty level figures on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Level Tables.) These are the lowest income families at or below the poverty level.
     
  • Reduced Lunch Program: The parent or guardian has filled out an application and they are approved for the reduced lunch program. (Their income is 131% to 185% of the poverty level figures on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Level Tables.) These are low-income families at or below the poverty level.
     
  • Social Security Program: The student’s family receives assistance under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act.
     
  • Medicaid Program: The student is eligible to receive medical assistance under the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act.
     
  • Declaration of Income: If a student would like to be considered for the AP Test Fee Program, but he or she is not a participant in the Free and/or Reduced Price Lunch Program, Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act, or the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, he or she may still qualify by having the parent/guardian certify that the student’s family taxable income does not exceed the 2020-21 Annual Low-Income Levels. If this method is used, the parent/guardian must sign the Low-Income Student Verification Form 1616.

Documenting Student Eligibility

The AP/IB coordinator verifies the eligibility of each individual student using any of the approved methods listed above. A hard copy of student eligibility and supporting documentation is to be kept in a confidential file at the local level. Documentation of student eligibility records are subject to audit.

Data and Reports

College Board Exams

Summary by High School
SAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP , PSAT/NMSQT 

Summary by District
SAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP, PSAT/NMSQT

International Baccalaureate

The 35 IB World Schools in Washington state offer programming that develops the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills young people need to live, learn, and work in a connected, highly diverse world. These are challenging, rigorous courses of study, open to students aged 3 to 19 years. OSPI has created a International Baccalaureate Brochure

Many colleges and universities recognize IB courses as they make admissions decisions. Students who take IB exams have the chance to earn college credit or advanced placement, or both, within upper-level college courses

International Baccalaureate website
Find an overview of the program, course list, who to contact and more.

Dual Credit Programs in Washington State
This WSAC resource contains information about specific dual credit programs in Washington State, including exam-based dual credit equivalencies at public four-year and community and technical colleges. More information about the dual credit policies at Washington colleges can be found at WSAC’s College Credit in High School website.

Start an IB Program

Become and IB School
Learn what it takes to offer IB programs at your school.

Professional Development
Prepare your teachers for the rigors of delivering an IB course.

IB FAQ

AP/IB/CI FAQ

Qualifying low-income students pay no fees on exams. Students must be eligible for testing offered through the College BoardInternational Baccalaureate Organization and Cambridge International Examinations.

Student Eligibility

The Washington program recognizes five methods for determining student eligibility. AP/IB/Cambridge coordinators are required to document student eligibility. Coordinator procedures are outlined by program.

Five Methods for Determining Student Eligibility

Eligible students qualify for the Test Fee Program through one of the following methods:

  • Free Lunch Program: The parent or guardian has filled out an application, and they are approved for the free lunch program. (Their income is 130% or less of the poverty level figures on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Level Tables.) These are the lowest income families at or below the poverty level.
     
  • Reduced Lunch Program: The parent or guardian has filled out an application and they are approved for the reduced lunch program. (Their income is 131% to 185% of the poverty level figures on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Level Tables.) These are low-income families at or below the poverty level.
     
  • Social Security Program: The student’s family receives assistance under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act.
     
  • Medicaid Program: The student is eligible to receive medical assistance under the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act.
     
  • Declaration of Income: If a student would like to be considered for the AP Test Fee Program, but he or she is not a participant in the Free and/or Reduced Price Lunch Program, Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act, or the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, he or she may still qualify by having the parent/guardian certify that the student’s family taxable income does not exceed the 2020-21 Annual Low-Income Levels. If this method is used, the parent/guardian must sign the Low-Income Student Verification Form 1616.

Documenting Student Eligibility

The AP/IB coordinator verifies the eligibility of each individual student using any of the approved methods listed above. A hard copy of student eligibility and supporting documentation is to be kept in a confidential file at the local level. Documentation of student eligibility records are subject to audit.

Cambridge International

The Cambridge International (CI) program allows students to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. Students may earn college credit and/or advanced placement into upper-level college courses by taking CI exams. Many colleges and universities recognize CI courses when making admissions decisions.

Cambridge International Website
Find an overview of the program, course list, who to contact and more. 

Dual Credit Programs in Washington State​​​​​​​
This WSAC resource contains information about specific dual credit programs in Washington State, including exam-based dual credit equivalencies at public four-year and community and technical colleges. More information about the dual credit policies at Washington colleges can be found at WSAC’s College Credit in High School website.

Start a CI Program

Program Essentials for School
Learn the different CI levels based on grade and age.

Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications
Prepare your teachers for the rigors of delivering a CI course.

CI FAQ

AP/IB/CI FAQ

Qualifying low-income students pay no fees on exams. Students must be eligible for testing offered through the College BoardInternational Baccalaureate Organization and Cambridge International Examinations.

Student Eligibility

The Washington program recognizes five methods for determining student eligibility. AP/IB/Cambridge coordinators are required to document student eligibility. Coordinator procedures are outlined by program.

Five Methods for Determining Student Eligibility

Eligible students qualify for the Test Fee Program through one of the following methods:

  • Free Lunch Program: The parent or guardian has filled out an application, and they are approved for the free lunch program. (Their income is 130% or less of the poverty level figures on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Level Tables.) These are the lowest income families at or below the poverty level.
     
  • Reduced Lunch Program: The parent or guardian has filled out an application and they are approved for the reduced lunch program. (Their income is 131% to 185% of the poverty level figures on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Level Tables.) These are low-income families at or below the poverty level.
     
  • Social Security Program: The student’s family receives assistance under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act.
     
  • Medicaid Program: The student is eligible to receive medical assistance under the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act.
     
  • Declaration of Income: If a student would like to be considered for the AP Test Fee Program, but he or she is not a participant in the Free and/or Reduced Price Lunch Program, Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act, or the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, he or she may still qualify by having the parent/guardian certify that the student’s family taxable income does not exceed the 2020-21 Annual Low-Income Levels. If this method is used, the parent/guardian must sign the Low-Income Student Verification Form 1616.

Documenting Student Eligibility

The AP/IB coordinator verifies the eligibility of each individual student using any of the approved methods listed above. A hard copy of student eligibility and supporting documentation is to be kept in a confidential file at the local level. Documentation of student eligibility records are subject to audit.