TAMU Departmental Credit By Exam

Students come to Texas A&M University at Galveston with a variety of educational experiences and backgrounds. In order to build upon this diversity, Texas A&M University encourages the use of Departmental Credit by Examination (CBE) opportunities to place students in the most advanced course for which they are prepared.

TAMU Credit By Examination is Currently Offered For the Following Courses:

Chemistry: 101/111, 102/112

Physics: 201, 202, 208, 218

Political Science: 206, 207

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, & Russian
*For other languages, please see BYU FLATS information below

These examinations have been developed by TAMU Faculty to ensure that all material covered during a normal semester is thoroughly incorporated into the test questions. We recommend students utilize CBE's instead of taking a course only if they feel fully prepared and knowledgeable about all of the course content. Students are advised to thoroughly study and prepare in advance before taking an exam.

Students that earn a passing score will have course credit automatically applied to their transcripts. A non-refundable, non-transferable, testing placement fee is charged for attempting a TAMU CBE at the rate of $50.00 for all students. The fee is automatically applied to your student bill and payable to the TAMUG cashier in Financial Management Services (FMS) by cash, check, money order.

Please read all CBE Eligibility Requirements before applying.

Please fill out and submit the online application below. Once eligibility is determined, Academic Enhancement will contact you to schedule the exam time. Please consult the University Catalog and your Academic Advisor to select courses required for your degree program.

Online Credit By Exam Application

If you have any questions regarding Credit By Examination, please contact the Office of Academic Enhancement at (409) 741-4343 or ACEN@tamug.edu.

*Tests for other languages not available at Texas A&M are available through the Brigham Young University Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service. These online correspondence exams must be proctored by the Office of Academic Enhancement. Please contact us for Proctor information and then sign up for the exam and pay online. Once Academic Enhancement receives testing instructions, you will be contacted to schedule an exam date, time, and location. 

BYU Language Tests Available by Correspondence.