Credit By Exam

Students may earn course credit by demonstrated achievement on standardized tests such as the Advanced Placement Program (AP) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). 

Students should submit official Advanced Placement (AP) and CLEP scores to A&M-Texarkana for review and to award credit for those subject areas in which the minimum score required has been achieved. 

Students may not enroll off campus during the semester they expect to graduate. The Office of the Registrar must record final grades from all courses the student has taken at another university on a student’s A&M-Texarkana transcript prior to the last semester of enrollment before graduation.

The university accepts credit by exam scores for academic credit.  A student must enroll at the university and have official scores sent to the Office of Admissions for officials to add academic credit to his or her university transcript. In addition, the following stipulations apply:

  1. The university will accept no more than 30 SCH total from exam credit (AP, CLEP, and/or DSST).  Note: Students in the BAAS program may apply a maximum of 18 SCH of exam credit or correspondence course work to their degree program.
  2. Each exam credit assessment must be no more than three (3) years old from the date the student took the exam to the time officials first recorded the score on a college or university transcript.
  3. A&M-Texarkana will accept exam credit that a previous college or university has accepted. The student can apply no more than 30 SCH toward a student’s degree plan.
  4. The university must apply all exam credit prior to the last semester of enrollment before graduation.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Subject Score Equivalent Course Credit Hours
Art/History of Art 3 ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304 6
Art/Studio Art 3 ARTS 1316 and ARTS 1317 6
Biology 3 BIOL 1306, BIOL 1106 and BIOL 1307, BIOL 1107 8
Calculus AB 3 MATH 2413 4
Calculus BC 3 MATH 2413 and MATH 2414 8
Chemistry 3 CHEM 1311, CHEM 1111 and CHEM 1312, CHEM 1112 8
Chinese Language/Culture 3 CHIN 1311 and CHIN 1312 6
Computer Science A 3 COSC 1336 3
Computer Science A/B 3 COSC 1336 and COSC 1337 6
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 2301 3
Microeconomics 3 ECON 2302 3
English/Language and Comp 3 ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 6
English/Literature and Comp 3 ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 6
Environmental Science 3 ENVR 1301, ENVR 1101 4
French Language 3 FREN 1311, FREN 1111 and FREN 1312, FREN 1112 8
French Literature 3 FREN 2303 and FREN 2304 6
German Language 3 GERM 1311 and GERM 1312 6
Government and Politics US 3 GOVT 2302 3
History/European 3 HIST 2311 and HISt 2312 6
History/US 3 HIST 1301 and HIST 1302 6
Human Geography 3 GEOG 1302 3
Italian Language/Culture 3 ITAL 1311 and ITAL 1312 6
Japanese Language/Cutlure 3 JAPN 1311 and JAPN 1312 6
Latin/Literature 3 LATI 1311 and LATI 1312 6
Music Theory 3 MUSI 1311 and MUSI 1312 6
Physics B 3 PHYS 1301, PHYS 1101 and PHYS 1302, PHYS 1102 8
Physics C Mechanics 3 PHYS 2325 and PHYS 2125 4
Physics C Elec and Magnet 3 PHYS 2326 and PHYS 2126 4
Psychology 3 PSYC 2301 3
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 1411 and SPAN 1412 8
Spanish Literature 3 SPAN 2311 and SPAN 2312 6
Statistics 3 MATH 1342 3
World History 3 HIST 2321 and HIST 2322 6

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Subject Score Equivalent Course Credit Hours
Financial Accounting 50 ACCT 2301 3
Info Sys and Comp Apps 50 BCIS 1305 3
Intro to Business Law 50 BUSI 2301 3
Principles of Management 50 MGT 395 3
Principles of Marketin 50 MKT 363 3
American Literature 50 ENGL 2327 and ENGL 2328 6
College Composition 50 ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 6
English Literature 50 ENGL 2322 and ENGL 2323 6
Humanities 50 HUMA 1301 and HUMA 1302 6
French Language Level 1 50 FREN 1311 and FREN 1312 6
French Language Level 2 59 FREN 1311, FREN 1312, FREN 2311 and FREN 2312 12
German Level 1 50 GERM 1311 and GERM 1312 6
German Level 2 59 GERM 1311, GERM 1312, GERM 2311 and GERM 2312 12
Spanish Level 1 50 SPAN 1311 and SPAN 1312 6
Spanish Level 2 63 SPAN 1311, SPAN 1312, SPAN 2311 and SPAN 2312 12
American Government 50 GOVT 2305 3
History of the US I 50 HIST 1301 3
History of the US II 50 HIST 1302 3
Human Growth/Dev 50 PSYC 2314 3
Introduction to Psychology 50 PSYC 2301 3
Introduction to Sociology 50 SOCI 1301 3
Macroeconomics 50 ECON 2301 3
Microeconomics 50 ECON 2302 3
Western Civilization I 50 HIST 2321 3
Western Civilization II 50 HIST 2322 3
Biology 50 BIOL 1306 and BIOL 1307 6
Calculus 50 MATH 2313 3
College Math 50 MATH 1332 and MATH 1333 6
Pre-calculus 50 MATH 2312 3

DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST)

Subject Score Equivalent Course Credit Hours
Astronomy 48 PHYS 1311 3
Civil War/Reconstruction 47 HIST 434 3
Criminal Justice 49 CRIJ 1301 3
Ethics in America 46 PHIL 2306 3
College Algebra 47 MATH 1314 3
General Anthropology 47 ANTH 2346 3
Human/Cultural Geography 48 GEOG 1300 3
Introduction to Business 46 BUSI 1301 3
Introduction to Computing 45 COSC 1300 3
Intro to Law Enforcement 45 CRIJ 2328 3
Intro to World Religions 48 PHIL 1304 3
Lifespan Dev Psychology 46 PSYC 2314 3
Management Info Systems 46 MIS 360 3
Money and Banking 48 FIN 325 3
Physical Geology 46 GEOL 1303 3
Financial Accounting 49 ACCT 2301 3
Physical Science I 47 PHYS 1315 3
Public Speaking 47 SPCH 1315 3
Technical Writing 46 ENGL 2311 3