College Credit by Examination

Credit by examination may be established through one or more of the three currently approved testing programs: the Advanced Placement Program (AP), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB). Guidelines for credit by CLEP, AP, and IB examinations eligible for award by UT Tyler are published on the Office of the Registrar website, Exceptions will be considered for other testing programs.

CLEP, AP, and IB credit received from a prior college/university will transfer as credit was awarded based on students’ official transcripts; in cases where exact credit awards are unclear on the transcript students may submit a supplemental letter of clarification, which must be printed on the official letterhead of the office responsible for producing official transcripts at the prior institution, to assist in credit transfer.

In accordance with the Texas Education Code (51.968) UT Tyler offers a minimum of 24 semester credit hours to any entering freshman student for successful completion of the IB Diploma Program. The awarded credit hours will be in the form of specific UT Tyler courses or general elective credit in relevant subject areas, as published on the Office of the Registrar website. 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 academic advisor.

Students may decline the awarding of credits earned by examination if they wish to complete coursework through traditional enrollment. Requests to decline credit earned by examination must be submitted in writing to the student’s academic advisor, who will forward this to the Office of the Registrar.