Credit by Examination

You may earn credit for prior learning through credit-by-examination.

The University of Indianapolis participates in five national and two international credit-by-examination programs.

  • College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP)
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support Examination Program (DANTES)
  • Educational Testing Service College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • National League for Nursing Examination Program (NLN)
  • Excelsior College Examination Program (ECE)
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE)
  • A Level Exams International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

General guidelines for the granting of credit through these programs:

  1. Credit that has been awarded by examination appears on a student’s academic record, and the hours awarded are included in the student’s earned hours.
  2. No letter grade is assigned for credit awarded by examination; therefore, this credit is not used in calculating a student’s grade point average.
  3. Credit is awarded only for those examinations specifically approved by the appropriate dean or department chair. (Information about approved examinations and passing scores is available in the Office of the Registrar and the School for Adult Learning.)
  4. The scores recommended by the American Council on Education (or other appropriate agency) may be used in awarding credit for examinations approved by the appropriate dean or chair. The dean or chair determines the amount of credit.
  5. The registrar awards credit based on the guidelines established for the individual testing program by the deans and chairs.

In addition to the national and international examinations that are used for the granting of credit, the University offers school or departmental examinations for the purpose of granting credit. Additional information on Credit by Examination can be found here.

All inquiries about transfer credit, correspondence credit, military credit, or credit-by-examination should be directed to the registrar.