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The University recognizes academic achievement of students gained by means other than through performance in organized classes. Students will be given the opportunity to receive credit by special examination in certain courses where proficiency may be practicably determined by examination.

Course credit earned by examination is recorded by the Registrar on the student’s transcript, but no grade or grade points are awarded. The student is responsible for having test scores sent to the Admissions Office.

The School of Business offers credit by examination in specific business courses. Refer to the School of Business section on page 254 of the Undergraduate Catalog.

There are three separate programs by which a student may earn course credit by examination. These are:

1)  CEEB Advanced Placement Examinations which are a part of the Advanced Placement Programs available in a limited number of secondary schools. 

2)  Specified subject examinations of the CEEB College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The student is responsible for taking the tests early enough to allow sufficient time for scores to be reported to the University and processed by the Admissions Office. The deadline for registering to take CLEP examinations at a national testing center is four to six weeks before the scheduled test. Information concerning each of the testing programs follows.

3) The University of Texas of the Permian Basin awards course credit, as listed below, for the successful completion during high school of the International Baccalaureate Diploma program (IB) and passing the appropriate Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) exams with a score of 4 or better.