Self-Service and External Credit

Self-Service and External Credit

Once again—welcome to W&L. This is the second in a series of messages to help you get ready for fall term. See all summer correspondence at

Self-Service is the secure W&L website for accessing your record and taking care of various online tasks. Log in with your W&L network username (lower-case) and password (case-sensitive) and explore this resource.

In Self-Service, you can already see any credit awarded for your AP or IB scores that have been received by our office. If you have additional external credit in the form of college work completed while in high school or taken this summer, you should already be applying for W&L credit. See the instructions below so you have this credit in time for fall registration.

Transfer Credit (including dual enrollment)

Start now, if you have not done so, by sending your transcript and submitting your documents to the online application for university-level U.S. transfer credit using the online at The application requires lots of information — a college transcript, syllabus, teacher details, etc. — which during the summer, can be more difficult to obtain. Follow the steps under the "My Application" and "My Courses" tabs at the top. If we receive the information by August 1, we will have time to get it evaluated before fall registration (during Orientation Week).

Self-Service Test Summary

Results of your AP or IB test results that have earned you W&L credit or prerequisites courses are posted here. Later this summer, W&L placement test results will also be posted here, along with standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, TOEFL) when released by the Admissions Office.

AP and IB work in Self-Service

In Self-Service, you can see any credit awarded for College Board AP and International Baccalaureate (IB) based on the faculty policies at and All credit received by W&L has been posted in the Timeline (scroll to the left) and your My Progress screens. The scores posted are those resulting in credit or in non-credit prerequisites. If you do not see credits, but you believe you have scores high enough, send official results. Contact the appropriate testing authority to request official scores be sent to us. See information on the AP and IB pages for respective contact information. International students can see details about submitting A-Level examination results at Sorry, your score reports are not sufficient.

Self-Service Academic Course History

A PDF of all W&L credit, with grades and external credit awarded, along with your cumulative GPA and total credits completed is available. At this time, you can see AP, IB, and transfer credit; eventually your complete academic record including grades and GPA will appear.

Self-Service My Progress

You will use this tool at W&L to see how and where your courses count towards FDRs, majors, and minors. Keep an eye on it each term as you get registered to make sure things fall into place. Use it to track your progress towards graduation and when you meet with your adviser.

External Credit Deadlines

August 1, 2020: Your external credit official paperwork must be submitted to the University Registrar's office by this initial date or earlier in order for us to have time to evaluate it and get it on your record prior to your class registration.

November 13, 2020: This is the last day to receive credit for coursework completed before entering W&L. All paperwork including official transcripts, related to AP, IB, transfer credit, and other work for new students must be in the University Registrar's office no later than the last day of fall-term classes.

Related Policies

Upon entry to W&L, no more than 30 credits may be awarded to First-Years from all non-W&L sources. (Transfers can submit more.) And you can't count more than 60 credits toward degree requirements which were earned outside of W&L. See the Curricular Advice for New Students.

Cookies Required!

Self-Service requires session cookies, so enable cookies in your browser for the domain. For technical help, if you're unable to access or view your Self-Service account, call the Leyburn Library Information Help Desk at 1.540.458.4357 (HELP), or email

Jamie Kipfer, Kim Robinson, Debbie Alden, Brian Yurochko, Karen Hite, Joanna Smith

University Registrar's Office
Washington and Lee University
em: web:
tel: 540.458.8455          fax: 540.458.8045

Follow us on: