Standardized Testing Information
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. The College Board Code for Texas A&M University at Galveston is 6835. Credit will be awarded for qualifying scores on the following CLEP examinations:
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. The College Board Code for Texas A&M University at Galveston is 6835. Credit will be awarded for qualifying scores on the following Subject Achievement Tests:
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
The IB tests are offered world-wide to students enrolled in courses that are affiliated with the IB program. Entering freshman students should submit their International Baccalaureate test scores to Texas A&M University, score recipient code: 002210, for review. Credit will be awarded for qualifying scores on the following IB Higher Level Tests:
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: 002210, 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.