Credit By Examination

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Credit by Examination Options

UT Tyler currently awards credit hours only for Advanced Placement (AP), Cambridge International AS & A Levels (CI), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. Students are not eligible to receive credit from other examination-based programs through UT Tyler.

 

Advanced Placement Examinations (AP)

UT Tyler currently assesses AP examination scores for only those exams listed in the chart below. In compliance with H.B. 1992, UT Tyler awards credit for scores of 3 for all listed examinations. Please note that some examinations earn additional credit hours for higher scores.

 

AP Exam

Minimum Score

Credit Hours

UT Tyler Course Equivalent(s)

ART HISTORY

3

3

ART. 2303

4

6

ART. 2303, 2304

STUDIO ART - DRAWING

3

3

ART. 1311*

 BIOLOGY 

3

4

BIOL 1306/1106

5

8

BIOL 1306/1106, 1307/1107

CHEMISTRY 

3

4

CHEM 1311/1111

5

8

CHEM 1311/1111, 1312/1112

  CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE

3

12

CHIN 1611*, 2611*

COMPUTER SCIENCE A

3

3

COSC 1336*

MACROECONOMICS

3

3

ECON 2301

MICROECONOMICS

3

3

ECON 2302

ENGLISH - LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION

3

3

ENGL 1301

ENGLISH - LITERATURE & COMPOSITION

3

3

ENGL 2322 **

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

3

3

BIOL 1360

FRENCH - LANGUAGE OR LITERATURE

3

12

FREN 1611*, 2611*

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

3

3

GEOG 1313

GERMAN - LANGUAGE 

3

8

GERM 1401*, 1402*

4

11

GERM 1401*, 1402*, 230*

5

14

GERM 1401*, 1402*, 2301*, 2302*

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

3

3

POLS 2305

HISTORY - UNITED STATES

3

6

HIST 1301, 1302

HISTORY - WORLD

3

6

HIST 2321, 2322

JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE

3

12

JAPN 1611*, 2611*

LATIN

3

12

LATN 1301*, 1302*, 2301*, 2302*

MATHEMATICS - CALCULUS AB ***

3

4

MATH 2413

MATHEMATICS - CALCULUS BC ***

3

4

MATH 2413

4

8

MATH 2413, 2414

MUSIC THEORY

3

3

MUSI 1311*

5

6

MUSI 1311*, 1312*

PHYSICS C - MECHANICS

3

4

PHYS 1301/1101

4

4

PHYS 2325/2125

PHYSICS C - ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM

3

4

PHYS 1302/1102

4

4

PHYS 2326/2126

PSYCHOLOGY

3

3

PSYC 1301

SPANISH - LANGUAGE & CULTURE, OR

SPANISH - LITERATURE & CULTURE

3

12

SPAN 1611*, 2611*

STATISTICS

3

3

MATH 1342

* Course is not applicable to the UT Tyler Core Curriculum 

** Students who have ENGL 2322 credit from another source may receive alternative credit in the form of ENGL 2323, 2350, 2362, or 2363.

*** Credit may be awarded for only one of the MATHEMATICS - CALCULUS AB and BC exams.

 

 

Cambridge International AS & A Levels (CI)

UT Tyler currently assesses credit for only those AS and A Levels listed in the chart below for students who have completed them prior to transfer. UT Tyler will consider other examination areas as requests are made. UT Tyler also reserves the right to change the awarding of credits as the examinations from Cambridge International change.

Cambridge Exam Exam Level
Minimum Grade Credit Hours UT Tyler Course Equivalent(s)
Biology AS
C 4 BIOL 1306/1106
Biology
A
C
8
BIOL 1306/1106 and 1307/1107
Chemistry
AS
C
4
CHEM 1311/1111
Chemistry
A
C
8
CHEM 1311/1111 and 1312/1112
Mathematics AS
C 4 MATH 2413
Mathematics
A
C
8
MATH 2413 and 2414
Physics AS
C 4 PHYS 1301/1101
Physics
A
C
8
PHYS 1301/1101 and 1302/1102
Data effective Summer 2021

 

 

 

 

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

UT Tyler currently assesses CLEP examination scores for only those exams listed in the chart below. The UT Tyler Testing Center offers students the opportunity to complete certain CLEP examinations on the UT Tyler campus. Students who have taken a CLEP exam elsewhere that has not been assessed and posted for credit must provide official score reports to UT Tyler to have their examination scores assessed for credit.

Senior-level students who plan to complete CLEP examinations toward their degree during their semester of graduation should be aware that receipt of CLEP results are subject to the same deadlines as outstanding transcripts for credits complete at other institutions. Failure to meet these deadlines will result in denial of graduation, so please review the graduation website thoroughly.

Clep Exam

Minimum Score

 Credit Hours

UT Tyler Course Equivalent

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

50

3

POLS 2305

AMERICAN LITERATURE

50

3

 ENGL 2350

BIOLOGY **

50

3

BIOL 1301

70

3 or 6

BIOL 1301 and 1302 OR
either BIOL 1306 or 1307 **

CHEMISTRY

50

3

CHEM 1311

COLLEGE ALGEBRA

50

3

 MATH 1314

CALCULUS WITH ELEMENTARY 

FUNCTIONS

50

4

 MATH 2413

COLLEGE FRENCH, LEVEL 1

50

6

 FREN 1611*

COLLEGE FRENCH LEVEL 2

59

12

 FREN 1611*, 2611*

COLLEGE GERMAN, Level 1

50

8

 GERM 1401*, 1402*

COLLEGE GERMAN, Level 2

60

14

 GERM 1401*, 1402*, 2301*, 2302*

COLLEGE SPANISH, Level 1

50

6

 SPAN 1611*

COLLEGE SPANISH, Level 2

63

12

 SPAN 1611*, 2611*

ENGLISH LITERATURE

50

6

 ENGL 2322, 2323

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

50

3

 ACCT 2301*

FRESHMEN COLLEGE COMPOSITION

50

3

 ENGL 1301

HISTORY OF THE US I: 

EARLY COLONIZATION TO 1877

50

3

 HIST 1301

HISTORY OF THE US II: 

1865 TO PRESENT

50

3

 HIST 1302

HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

50

3

 PSYC 2320*

INFORMATION SYSTEMS & 

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

50

3

 COSC 1301*

INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY

50

3

 PSYC 1301

INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY

50

3

 SOCI 1301

PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

50

3

 ECON 2301

PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

50

3

ECON 2302

PRECALCULUS

50

3

 MATH 1316

Course is not applicable to the UT Tyler Core Curriculum 
** For students with a score of 70+ on the Biology CLEP exam, the default award will be 6 credit hours of BIOL 1301 and 1302. However, students may instead request to substitute 3 credit hours of either BIOL 1306 or 1307, if those courses better fit their degree plan; this option requires approval of the student's Academic Advisor.

 

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program will receive at least 24 semester credit hours of lower division credit based on Standard-Level and Higher-Level examinations in which they have earned scores of four (4) or higher, in accordance with the Texas Education Code (51.968). Fewer than 24 semester credit hours may be granted if a student received a score of less than 4 on an examination administered as part of the diploma program. In such cases the determination of credit awarded for examinations with scores of 3 or lower will be at the discretion of the relevant college advisor in the college or department offering the student's major.  

Students who took IB coursework, but have not earned an IB Diploma, will receive credit only for Higher-Level examinations in which they have earned scores of four (4) or higher.  



IB Exam

 Credit Hours

UT Tyler Course Equivalents

CHINESE A1, A2,OR B (SL)

6

CHIN 1611*

CHINESE A1, A2,OR B (HL

12

CHIN 1611*, 2611*

CHINESE AB

4

CHIN 1411*

FRENCH A1, A2,OR B (SL)

6

FREN 1611*

FRENCH A1, A2,OR B (HL)

12

FREN 1611*, 2611*

FRENCH AB

4

FREN 1401*

SPANISH A1, A2,OR B (SL)

6

SPAN 1611*

SPANISH A1, A2,OR B (HL)

12

SPAN 1611*, 2611*

SPANISH AB

4

SPAN 1413*

 LATIN (SL)

3

 LATN 1301*

 LATIN (HL)

 6

 LATN 1301*, 1302*

ARABIC / GERMAN / PORTUGUESE / RUSSIAN / 

OTHER LANGUAGES A1, A2, OR B (SL)

6

FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE CREDIT*

ARABIC / GERMAN / PORTUGUESE / RUSSIAN / 

OTHER LANGUAGES A1, A2, OR B (HL)

12

FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE CREDIT*

ARABIC / GERMAN / PORTUGUESE / RUSSIAN / OTHER LANGUAGES AB

4

FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE CREDIT*

BIOLOGY (SL)

4

BIOL 1306/1106

BIOLOGY (HL)

8

BIOL 1306/1106, 1307/1107

 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

3

MANA 1300*

 CHEMISTRY (SL)

4

 CHEM 1311/1111

 CHEMISTRY (HL)

8

 CHEM 1311/1111, 1312, 1112

 COMPUTER SCIENCE

3

COSC 1310*

DANCE

N/A

N/A

ECONOMICS (SL/HL)

3

ECON 1301

ENGLISH A LITERATURE

3

ENGL 2362

ENGLISH LANGUAGE A1 OR A2 (SL/HL)

3

ENGL 1301

ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXTENDED ESSAY**

6

ENGL 1301, 1302

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS

3

BIOL 1360

 FILM

3

THTR 1356

 GEOGRAPHY

3

GEOG 1313

 GLOBAL POLITICS (SL/HL)

3

POLITICAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE CREDIT *

 GREEK, CLASSICAL

3

GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDIT *

 HISTORY - AFRICA / EAST & SOUTHEAST ASIAN & OCEANIA / 

EUROPE / ISLAMIC / SOUTH ASIA & MIDDLE EAST

3

 HISTORY ELECTIVE CREDIT *

 HISTORY - AMERICAS

3

HIST 2322

 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY

3

COSC 1307 OR1310 ***

 MATHEMATICS STUDIES (SL)

3

MATH 1332

 MATHEMATICS (SL)

3

MATH 1314*

 MATHEMATICS (HL)

3

MATH 2312

MATHEMATICS WITH FURTHER MATHEMATICS

4

MATH 2413

 MUSIC

3

MUSI 1301

PHILOSOPHY

3

PHIL 1301

PHYSICS (SL)

4

PHYS 1301/1101

 PHYSICS (HL)

8

 PHYS 1301/1101, 1302/1102

PSYCHOLOGY

3

PSYC 1301

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

3

ANTH 2346

SPORTS, EXERCISE AND HEALTH SCIENCE

6

ALHS 1300*, 1315

 THEATRE ARTS

3

THTR 1301

VISUAL ARTS

3

ART. 1301

 WORLD RELIGIONS

3

RELI 1301*

* Course is not applicable to the UT Tyler Core Curriculum

** The English Language Extended Essay requires a letter grade of C or higher to earn credit.

Note: The English Language topic is the only essay that is assessed for credit by UT Tyler.

*** COSC 1310 credit is awarded only in cases where a student is already credited with COSC 1307 prior to admission to UT Tyler.