Testing Services

Credit by Exam program

Many academic departments offer students an opportunity to earn credit without a grade in specific courses through our Credit by Examination Program. This Page summarizes important notes and types of credit examination programs available.

Important Notes

  • 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 student’s degree requirement can be applied towards the graduation pledge.
  • All credit by examination policies are subject to change.
  • Below is a list of UH Credit by Exam Programs for which University of Houston offers test course credit

Requesting Credit

  • Make sure that you have sent your official test scores to the University of Houston.
  • AP test credit will be posted electronically upon receipt of post-2016 test scores. Please log into myUH and view AP test credit posted and consult with your academic advisor
  • IB Credit - Please Email Patrick Daniel pdaniel@uh.edu, Director, Testing Services to schedule an appointment for an individual review
  • Complete the Test Course Credit Request form (only for AP test scores prior to Fall 2016), CLEP and other test course credit available at the University Testing Services, Room 204 Student Service Center 1.

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.

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.

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 CLEP’s website for test registration and testing location.

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 UH (Use UH Instituion Code 01409) and please Email Patrick Daniel pdaniel@uh.edu, Director, Testing Services to schedule an appointment for an individual review.

Defense Activity For Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

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.

UH Departmental Examinations

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