AP, CLEP©, DSST, IB, & SAT II Credit
There are several ways to earn credit at Texas A&M by demonstrating superior achievement on tests offered through the following examination programs. Credit by Examination to include Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), SAT subject tests, DANTES Subject Standardized Tests, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
Texas A&M University at Galveston accepts scores on AP, CLEP©, DSST, IB, & SAT II examinations for credit in selected courses. Up to three semesters of credit in a subject may be awarded. Current students should refer to the current University catalog and speak to their Faculty Advisor to determine which courses apply to their degree programs.
To get credit applied towards a degree, students who take these examinations should have The College Board report their scores to Texas A&M University at Galveston. Scores from the Spring testing will not be received until late July.
Accept any eligible Credit by Examination hours (AP, CLEP©, DSST, IB, & SAT II) online in HOWDY
New Freshmen 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:
Consult your Faculty 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.
Enter the HOWDY Portal and select the My Record Tab.
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.
Once an eligible exam is selected, you will see which courses can be awarded credit.
Select a course for credit to accept it or reject it.
NOTICE that the decision cannot be reversed, per TAMU Student Rule 8.4.3.
If you know that credit has not been applied to your transcripts and the AP, CLEP©, DSST, IB, & SAT II Exams you took do not show up on the HOWDY Credit By Exam link, please visit the Office of Academic Enhancement in Atlantic Hall, suite 6110. Your credit scores will be identified and then you must sign off on the credit hours so that they can be applied to your transcript. You must show your TAMUG picture ID to accept the credit, then it will be applied immediately to your transcript.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Texas A&M University at Galveston accepts scores on certain College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program examinations for credit in selected courses. Up to three semesters of credit in a subject may be awarded. Interested students should contact their high school counselors for information on registration and test sites. Students should refer to the current University catalog to determine which courses apply to their degree programs. The AP examinations are administered annually in the late spring at high schools, usually those offering the College Board Advanced Placement courses. Students who take these examinations should have the College Board report their scores to Texas A&M University at Galveston. Scores from the Spring testing will not be received until late July. The College Board Code for Texas A&M University at Galveston is 6835. Credit will be awarded for qualifying scores on the following AP examinations:
College-Level Examination Program - CLEP©
The College-Level Examination Program - CLEP© gives students the opportunity to earn college credit for what the student already knows by earning qualifying scores on one or more CLEP© examinations. These exams test your knowledge of introductory college-level subjects.
SAT II Subject Achievement Tests
The College Board Achievement test are administered by various high schools and colleges on national testing dates from October through the first week in June. To register for a national test date, students should obtain the registration bulletin from their high school counselors.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
The IB tests are offered world-wide to students enrolled in courses that are affiliated with the IB program. Texas A&M University will grant credit on IB Higher Level tests for the courses listed below:
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Texas A&M University, in compliance with SB 111, will grant at least 24 semester credit hours of course-specific college credit in subject-appropriate areas on all International Baccalaureate (IB) exam scores of 4 or above as long as the incoming freshman has earned an IB Diploma. While some course credit will be awarded regardless of a student’s IB Diploma status, some course credit at Texas A&M University may be subject to the successful completion of the IB Diploma.
Entering freshman students should submit their International Baccalaureate transcript to Texas A&M University, score recipient code: 01355, for review. Students should contact Academic Enhancement (ACEN) regarding their eligibility for course credit. Students should work with their Faculty Advisor to determine the use of the IB credits in their individual degree plan and the impact accepting the credit may have upon tuition rebate eligibility, tuition charges for excessive total hours, and preparedness for sequential course work based on IB test scores.