Credit by Exam

CLEP - (College Level Exam Program):

The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. By receiving a satisfactory score, students can earn from 3 to 12 college credits toward a college degree for each CLEP exam taken, depending on the exam subject and the policy of the college or university.

TAMU-C Local Credit-by-Exam:

Credit-by-Exam is granted through exams designed by departments at Texas A&M-Commerce. By receiving a satisfactory score, students can earn 3 college credits toward a college degree for each exam taken.

DSST - (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests):

The DSST program is a nationally recognized testing program that gives the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside a traditional college classroom.  TAMU-Commerce only offers 3 hours of credit for human resources DANTES exam, but students from other universities can take any DANTES exam at TAMU-C and have their scores sent to their institutions.

AP - (Advanced Placement Program)®:

The College Board's® Advanced Placement Program® (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.  AP enables students to enroll in challenging college-level studies while they are still in high school and to obtain college placement, credit, or both, on the basis of their performance on rigorous AP examinations.  Thirty-four courses in 19 subject areas are offered. 

IB - (International Baccalaureate Program):

The International Baccalaureate (IB)* program is a rigorous pre-university program, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19, available worldwide through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The IB Diploma Program is a challenging two-year curriculum leading to assessment in six subject areas (Best Language, Second Language, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, and the Arts).  The curriculum encourages critical thinking, community service, individual research, and inquiry into the nature of knowledge.  At the end of the two-year program, students are assessed both internally by teachers, who mark individual pieces of work produced as part of a course of study and externally in ways that measure individual performance against stated objectives for each subject. The grading system is criterion based (results are determined by performance against set standards, not by each student’s position in the overall rank order). The grades awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). The subject exams are scored on a 1-7 scale by a panel of international examiners.  A minimum score of 4 is required to be considered for credit.  The diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance across the whole diploma and to satisfactory participation in creativity, action, and service (CAS).