Credit by Examination
Tarleton State University students may earn course credit by demonstrated achievement on standardized tests. Students should check with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for subject areas in which Tarleton State University awards credit. Credit awarded for A/P and CLEP scores on transcripts from public universities or colleges in Texas will be accepted. Students may receive credit for courses and scores in effect at the time they enter Tarleton State University. A superior student may earn credit by examination in the following ways:
1. A minimum score of 3 on the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Advanced Placement Examination;
2. Depending on subject, scores ranging from a minimum 48 to 52 for the Subject Examination of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Credit is not available for the General Examinations;
3. If CLEP tests are not available in a desired testing area, local departmentally prepared examinations may be petitioned. To be eligible for local testing, a student must have (1) a minimum score of 1000 on the SAT or 21 on the ACT and (2) completed at least two units with no grade below a B in the area of testing during high school; or have special permission from the department head;
4. Depending on subject, scores ranging from a minimum 494 to 678 for the CEEB Achievement Test;
5. A score of 620 on the verbal section of the SAT or 28 on the English section of the ACT.