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Credit by Examination

  • Texas Tech University offers online Credit by Exam

  • CREDIT BY EXAMINATION 19 TAC 74.24

    Students may use Credit by Examination (CBE)  to earn credit in any high school academic course with the prior approval of the appropriate administrator and counseling staff.

    Credit by Examination for acceleration (without prior instruction) is intended for students who have not received instruction in a course or grade level subject and wish to have an opportunity to graduate early or test out of a course. Students who choose to take a credit by examination without prior instruction will need to schedule a conference with the parents, counselor, and an administrator for approval. A student in Grades 9-12 must be given credit for an academic subject in which he/she has not received prior instruction if the student scores:

    • A three (3) or higher on a College Board AP examination
    • A scale score of 60 or higher on a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examination
    • 80% on a criterion-referenced test approved by the CISD Board of Trustees**

     A student may not attempt a CBE for the same course more than two (2) times.

    The registration for ordering a Credit by Examination without prior instruction is $35 per test in grades 9-12. 

    Credit by Examination for recovery (with prior instruction) is intended for students who received instruction in a course or grade level subject but did not pass/receive credit. In accordance with local district policy, a student in grades 9-12 may be given credit for an academic subject in which he/she had some prior instruction if the student scores 70% on a criterion-referenced test.

    The registration fee for ordering Credit by Examination with prior instruction is $70 per test in grades 9-12.

    Community offers credit by exam opportunities for specific dates and registration forms, please contact your school counselors.

    If you are interested in taking a CBE for a foreign language please contact your school counselors 

    Credit by Exam Window

    Registration Deadline

    March 21-25, 2022    

    February 21, 2022

    May 16-20, 2022   

       April 14, 2022

    August 22-26, 2022   

     July 22, 2022

    December 5-9, 2022  

       November 11, 2022