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Credit by Examination

University Testing Services


204 Student Service Center 1, Houston, TX. 77204-3025 Tel: (713) 743-5444 Fax: (713) 743-5429 www.las.uh.edu/uts

Many academic departments offer students an opportunity to earn credit without a grade in specific courses through the credit
by examination program. Below is a list of credit by examination programs for which the University of Houston offers test
course credit.

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION PROGRAMS ACCEPTED AT UH


Advanced Placement Examinations (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations are offered to students currently enrolled in high school. Test registration
information is available from high school counselors. www.collegeboard.com/apstudents. UH Institution Code: 6870
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already
know. Visit CLEPs website for test registration and testing location. http://clep.collegeboard.org/
UH Institution Code: 6870
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Subject Test

Applications for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) II Subject Tests are available at the University Testing Services or your local area
high schools. www.collegeboard.com. UH Institution Code: 6870
Defense Activity For Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES/DSST)

The DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) program, originally designed and administered only for military personnel, is
available to all interested persons. Test registration information is available from University Testing Services.
www.las.uh.edu/uts. UH Institution Code: 9799
International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate is an international program of courses and examinations offered at the high school level. In
accordance with Section 51.968 of the Texas Education Code, UH will grant at least 24 credit hours in appropriate subject areas
to an entering freshman student for successful completion of the IB Diploma Program. The institution may grant fewer than
24 credit hours if the student received a score of less than four on an examination administered as part of the diploma program.
Students who submit scores of 4 or higher on IB Standard Level (SL) Examination will receive credit if they have also earned
the IB diploma. UH also offers credit for scores of 4, 5, 6, or 7 on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher-Level (HL)
Examinations. To request credit, you should send your scores to the Executive Director of Learning & Assessment Services for
evaluation. www.ibo.org. To order your Official IB Transcripts, visit www.ibo.org/graduates/transcripts/.
UH Institution Code: 01409.
UH Departmental Examinations

Departmental examinations for credit are offered on scheduled test dates during Fall, Spring, and Summer semester. The
minimum scores for receiving credit are determined by the individual departments. Test registration information is available
from University Testing Services. www.las.uh.edu/uts.

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION POLICIES

You must be officially enrolled at the University of Houston to have credit awarded and posted to your transcript.
Official test scores must be sent to University Testing Services. Credit cannot be processed until official scores have been
received.
You must not be enrolled for the course for which credit is being attempted.
Course credit is posted without a grade and is not included in the calculation of your GPA.
Credit awarded through the credit by examination program applies toward a students degree requirement and can be applied
towards the graduation pledge.
All credit by examination policies are subject to change.

REQUESTING CREDIT
1. Make sure that you have sent your official test scores to University of Houston.
2. Complete the Test Course Credit Request form available at the University Testing Services, Room 204 Student Service Center 1.

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Course

ACCT 2331

2332
ARAB

MinimumScore

Credit
Hours

CORE
*EffFall14

Notes

55
35

3
3

ArabicLanguage
ArabicLanguage
ArabicLanguage
ArabicLanguage
ArabicLanguage
ArabicLanguage
ArabicLanguage
ArabicLanguage
ArabicLanguage
ArabicLanguage
ArabicLanguage

2.5
4SL
3.5
4HL;5SL
4
4.5
5HL;6SL
5
5.5
6HL;7SL
7

5
5
10
10
13
13
13
13
13
13
13

15

ArabicLanguage

13

AP
AP

ArtHistory
ArtHistory

5
4

CourseNumber

TestProgram

CLEP
DEPT

1501
DEPT

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
1501,1502
DEPT

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
1501,1502,2301
AP

DEPT

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
1501,1502,2301,2302 AP

DEPT

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
1501,1502,2301,2302,DEPT
3301
1501,1502,2301,2302,DEPT
3301,3302

ARTH 1380

1381

TestSubject

FinancialAccounting
DepartmentalExam

BIOL

1161

1162

1361

1362

AP
CLEP
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
AP
CLEP
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
AP
CLEP
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
AP
CLEP
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma

Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology

CHEM

1101

1102
1111

1112

1117
1301

1302
1331

1332

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
SATII
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
AP
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
AP
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
AP
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
SATII
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
AP
DEPT
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
AP

Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry

1372

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma Chemistry
AP
Chemistry
DEPT
Chemistry

CHNS

2301
2301,2302
1501
1501,2302
1501/1502,2301,2302
1501,2302,3301
3302

AP
AP
DEPT
DEPT
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
DEPT
DEPT

Chinese
Chinese
DepartmentalExam
DepartmentalExam
Chinese
DepartmentalExam
DepartmentalExam

AP
AP

ComputerScienceA
ComputerScienceAB

COSC 1410

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3
50
4
3
55
4
3
50
4
3
55
4

4
630
4
Pass
5
Pass
5
Pass
4
630
4
4
75%
5
5 and passing
UH test (75%)

5
4
75%

4
5
65
105
4
116
Pass

4
3

(13credits
capped*)

3
3

(040)
(050)

(030)
(030)
(030)
(030)
(030)
(030)

1
1
1
1
1
1
3
3
3
3
3
3

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

(030)
(030)

(030)
(030)
(030)
(030)

12

12

12

2,3
13

13

3
3
3

(030)
(030)
(030)

2,3
13

3
6
5
8
510
11
3

4
4

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Course

CourseNumber

TestProgram

TestSubject

ECON

1410,2320

2304

2305

2304,2305

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
AP
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma

AP
CLEP
AP
CLEP
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma

ComputerScience
ComputerScienceAB
ComputerScience

Microeconomics
PrinciplesofMicroeconomics
Macroeconomics
PrinciplesofMacroeconomics
Economics

ENGL

1303

1303,1304

2301

AP
CLEP
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
SATII
AP
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
SATII
AP

EnglishLanguage&Composition

FREN

23012302

1501/1502,2301,2302
23012302;3313

AP
AP
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
AP
AP

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma Geography

GERM

2331
CLEP
2332
AP
23312332
CLEP
23323333
AP
1501/1502,2331,2332 IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
2331,2332,3333,3334 DEPT

CollegeGerman
GermanLanguage
CollegeGerman
GermanLanguage
German
GermanLanguage

GREK 1301/1302,2301,2302 IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma LatinorClassicalGreek

1305/1306,2305,2306 IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma ModernGreek

HIND

1501
DEPT

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
1501,1502
DEPT

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
1501,1502,2301
DEPT

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma

AP
1501,1502,2301,2302 DEPT

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma

AP

Hindi
Hindi
Hindi
Hindi
Hindi
Hindi
Hindi
Hindi
Hindi
Hindi

HIST

1377
1378
1377
13771378
2353

CLEP
CLEP
AP
AP
AP
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma

HistoryoftheUnitedStatesI
HistoryoftheUnitedStatesII
AmericanHistory
AmericanHistory
EuropeanHistory
History(Europe)

ITAL

23012302
DEPT
1501
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
1501,1502or
AP
1601
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
1501,1502,2301or
AP
1601,2301
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
1501,1502,2301,2302 AP
or1601,2301,2302
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma

Italian
Italian
Italian
Italian
Italian
Italian
Italian
Italian

JPNS 1501/1502,2501,2502 IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma Japanese

LATN 1301/1302,2301,2302 IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma LatinorClassicalGreek


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CORE
*EffFall14

Notes

4
4
5

3
48
3
48
4

4
7
7

3
3
3
3
6

(080)
(080)
(080)
(080)
(080)

FrenchLanguage
FrenchLiterature
French
FrenchLanguage
FrenchLiterature

Credit
Hours

3
CollegeCompositionModularwith Essay 50&4(Essay)
English
4
Writing
620
EnglishLanguage&Composition
4
English
4
Writing
660
EnglishLiterature&Composition
3

GEOG 2340

MinimumScore

3
3
3
3
6
6
6
3
6
6
510
9
9

36

60
4
70
5
4
Pass

4
4

2.5
4
3.5
4HL;5SL
4.5
5HL;6SL
4
5.5
6HL;7SL
5

50
50
3
4
3
4

Pass
4
3
4HL;5SL
4
5HL;6SL
5
6HL;7SL

3
3
4
4
4

(10)
(10)
(10)
(10)
(10)
(10)
(10)

3
3
6
6
510
312

510
510

5
5
10
10
13
13
13
13
13
13

3
3
3
6
3
36

36
5
10or6
10or6
13or9
13or9
13or12
13or12

510

510

15
(13credits
capped*)

(060)
(060)
(060)
(060)
(040)
(040)

15(13credits
capped*)

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Course

CourseNumber

MATH

MATH

1310

1310or1311
1312
1313
1314

TestProgram

TestSubject

CLEP
DEPT
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
CLEP
DEPT
DEPT
13121314or13131314 IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
1312,1314,2311or
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
1313,1314,2311
1330
CLEP

DEPT
1431
AP

AP

CLEP

DEPT

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
1432
AP

DEPT

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
2311
AP

DEPT

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma

PHIL

1301
Elective

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma Philosophy
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma Philosophy

PHYS

1101
1102
1301

1302

1321

1322

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
AP
AP
DEPT
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
AP
AP
DEPT
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
AP
DEPT
AP
DEPT

AP
CLEP
AP

CLEP

3311

AP

3
3
3
3
3
3
6
9

PreCalculus
DepartmentalExam
CalculusAB
CalculusBC
Calculus
DepartmentalExam
Mathematics
CalculusBC
DepartmentalExam
Mathematics
Statistics
DepartmentalExam
FurtherMathematics

50
20
4
4
50
3
4
4
3
4
3
Pass
5

3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
3
3
3

Physics
Physics
PhysicsB
PhysicsC(mechanics)
DepartmentalExam
Physics
PhysicsB
PhysicsC(electricity&magnetism)
DepartmentalExam
Physics
PhysicsC(mechanics)
DepartmentalExam
PhysicsC(electricity&magnetism)
DepartmentalExam

3
3
6

(070)
(070)
(070)

(070)

(080)

3
50

PSYC

1300

Elective

AP
CLEP
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma

Psychology
IntroductoryPsychology
Psychology
Psychology

3
50
4
4

RUSS

1301
DEPT
1301,1302
DEPT
1301,1302,2301
DEPT
1301,1302,2301,2302 DEPT
1501/1502,2301,2302 IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma

Russian
Russian
Russian
Russian
Russian

250
425
500
600
4

IntroductorySociology

AP
DEPT

SpanishLanguage
DepartmentalExam

(030)
(030)
(030)
(030)
(030)
(030)
(030)
(030)
(030)
(030)
(030)
(030)

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma Portuguese

CLEP

16
16

16

1
1
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

(09090)
(09090)
(020)
(020)
(020)
(020)
(020)
(09090)
(09090)
(09090)
(09090)
(09090)
(09090)

(020),(090)
(020),(090)

4
4
5
4
Pass
4
5
4
Pass
4
5
Pass
5
Pass

1300

17
17

SOC

(020)
(020)
(020)

(040)

4andpassing
UHtest
AmericanGovernment
60andpassing
UHtest
ComparativeGovernment&Politics
5

Notes

3
3

U.S.Government&Politics
AmericanGovernment
U.S.Government&Politics

CORE
*EffFall14

4
4

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50
35
4
50
17
37
4
5

PORT 1505,2505

SPAN 1505

Credit
Hours

CollegeAlgebra
DepartmentalExam
MathematicsStudies
CollegeMathematics
DepartmentalExam
DepartmentalExam
FurtherMathematics
FurtherMathematics

POLS 1337

13361337

MinimumScore

51

3
356

510

3
3
3
3

(080)
(080)
(080)

3
6
9
12
510

5
5

(080)

7
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Course

CourseNumber

TestProgram

TestSubject

SPAN

1505,2301
AP

DEPT

1505,2301,2302
AP

DEPT

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma
2307,2308,3307,3308 DEPT

SpanishLanguage
DepartmentalExam

SpanishLanguage
DepartmentalExam
Spanish
DepartmentalExam

TELS

2371
3345
3363

DANTES
DANTES
DANTES

Prin.ofFinancialAccounting(525)
HumanResourceManagement(530)
TechnicalWriting(820)

THEA 1331

IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma TheaterArts

VIET

1501
DEPT
1501,1502
DEPT
1501,1502,2301
DEPT
1501,1502,2301,2302 DEPT
1501/1502,2301,2302 IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma

Credit
Hours

CORE
*EffFall14

Notes

4
440

5
641
4
Pass

8
8

11
11
510
12

10

47
48
46

TURK 1501/1502,2301,2302 IB(HL)orIB(SL)withDiploma Turkish

MinimumScore

VietnameseLanguage
VietnameseLanguage
VietnameseLanguage
VietnameseLanguage
Vietnamese

2.5
3.5
4.5
5.5
4

3
3
3

36

(09081)

(050)

510

5
10
13
1116
510

CORE (Effective Fall 2014):

(10) CoreCommunicationeffectiveFall2014
(020) CoreMathematicseffectiveFall2014
(030) CoreLifeandPhysicalScienceseffectiveFall2014
(040) CoreLanguage,PhilosophyandCultureeffectiveFall2014
(050) CoreCreativeArtseffectiveFall2014
(060) CoreAmericanHistoryeffectiveFall2014
(070) CoreGovernment/PoliticalScienceeffectiveFall2014
(080) CoreSocialandBehavioralSciences effectiveFall2014
(09090) CoreComponentAreaOptionA:Math/ReasoningeffectiveFall2014
(09081) CoreComponentAreaOptionB:WritingintheDisciplineseffectiveFall2014

Notes:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

ForCoreCurriculumrequirementNotforScience,Math,Engineering,orComputerSciencemajors.
IntroductorylevelforComputerScience,Engineering,Math,andSciencemajors.
MustnothavetakeneitherCHEM1331or1372,orequivalentatanothercollegelevelinstitution.
PlusagradeofBorbetterinGERM3333.
PlusagradeofBorbetterinGERM3334.
OtherthanPhysics,Math,andEngineeringmajors.
PlusagradeofBorbetterinSPAN2301.
PlusagradeofBorbetterinSPAN2302.
PlusagradeofBorbetterinSPAN3301or3302.
Studentsmaynotreceivecreditforboth23012302and23072308norforboth3302and3308.
Fornonsciencemajorsonly.
LabDepartmentalAssessmentinvolvesareviewofthestudentsAdvancedPlacementLabBook.PleasecontactDr.SimonBottattheDepartmentofChemistryatSBott@uh.edu.
PleasecontactDr.SimonBottattheDepartmentofChemistryatSBott@uh.edufortheDepartmentalAssessment.
CLEPFreshmanCollegeCompositionwithEssayTakenpriorto7/1/2010
Maximum13credithourscapped.
EffectiveFall2013
EndofacademicyearFall2014,pendingUHCoreapprovalcycleforFall2015

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ELECTIVE CREDITS (SEE YOUR ADVISOR MAY NOT BE USEFUL IN ALL ACADEMIC PLANS)
Course

Course Number

Test Program

Test Subject

1000levelelectivecredit

IB(HL)or
IB(SL)withDiploma
DANTES

ArtsoftheWesternWorld

VisualArts

Art1000levelnoncoreelectivecreditAP
(maximumofsix1000levelnoncore AP
electivecredithoursforascoreof5forAP
nomorethantwooftheAPArt
Portfoliotests)

ArtPortfolio:Drawing
ArtPortfolio:2DDesign
ArtPortfolio:3DDesign

BiologicalScience

CLEP
CLEP
CLEP

NaturalSciences
NaturalSciences
NaturalSciences

FineArts

CLEP
CLEP

Humanities
Humanities

Management

IB(HL)or
IB(SL)withDiploma

BusinessandManagement

ForeignLanguages

IB(HL)or
Otherlanguages
IB(SL)withDiploma

IB(HL)or
IB(SL)withDiploma

History(TheAmericas)

History

PhysicalScience

CLEP
CLEP
CLEP

NaturalSciences
NaturalSciences
NaturalSciences

SocialScience

CLEP
CLEP
CLEP

SocialScienceHistory
SocialScienceHistory
SocialScienceHistory

CLEP
CLEP
CLEP

SocialScienceHistory
SocialScienceHistory
SocialScienceHistory

WorldHistory

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Minimum
Score

Credit
Hours

4
5
60

3
6
3

5
5
5

53(BioSci)
520(paper)
52(CBT)

520(paper)
52(CBT)

52(PhySci)
500(paper)
50(CBT)

52(SocSci)
530(paper)
53(CBT)

52(Hist)
530(paper)
53(CBT)

Notes

3
3
3

3
3
3

11
11
11

3
3

36

510

36

3
3
3

3
3
3

3
3
3

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