AP, CLEP©, DSST, IB, & SAT II Credit Acceptance

Accept any eligible Credit by Examination hours online in HOWDY

Incoming Students will not be able to see their credit until after they register for their first classes at TAMUG.

First view your Unofficial Transcript under the My Record Tab in HOWDY to see if credit has already been applied. If the corresponding course credit does not show up on your unofficial transcript then it has not been applied and you need to follow the steps below:

In order to accept AP, CLEP©, DSST, IB, & SAT II credit from high school and have the credit hours applied to your unofficial transcript:

  1. Make sure that your scores have been sent to TAMUG!

    If we do not have them, we cannot award credit.

  2. Consult your Academic Department Advisor prior to accepting any credit to determine the course credit needed for  your specific degree plan. Please make an appointment through your major Academic Department to do so.
    Scores accepted by Texas A&M University for course credit

  3. Enter the HOWDY Portal and select the My Record Tab.

  4. Then click on the “Credit by Examination” link in the Grades and Transcripts channel on the My Record tab.  You will be taken to a screen that lists the exams awaiting a course credit decision.

    If no exams are listed, contact Admissions & Records to make sure TAMUG has received your scores. If they have received and entered your scores onto your student record, but they still are not appearing for acceptance in Howdy, contact the Office of Academic Enhancement.

  5. Once an eligible exam is selected, you will see which courses can be awarded credit. 

  6. Select a course for credit to accept it or reject it. Please read carefully to accept or reject the correct course credit!

The decision to accept or reject credit cannot be reversed, per TAMU Student Rule 8.4.3.


Credit Acceptance Frequently Asked Questions